Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Last day to register is July 18.
Continental Breakfast & Registration - 8 a.m.
Program from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Presented by the San Fernando Valley Employer Advisory Council
Location: Canoga Park WorkSource Center
21010 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Cost: $25 - 2 people may attend for this price, from Member Company (no discount if only one person attends)
$10 for each additional person (from Member Company)
$50 for Non-Members
Parking is free
As of 2005, California law requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide their "supervisors" (defined to include employees responsible for directing or evaluating the work of another employee) with at least two hours of sex harassment prevention training every two years. New supervisors at the company and newly-promoted supervisory employees must be trained within 6 months of starting their supervisory position. The Department of Fair Employment & Housing requires that companies certify compliance with this law in connection with an agency complaint, and companies that do not comply with this law significantly increase their potential liability for damages and penalties when an employee complains of harassment. For smaller companies or non-supervisory staff, harassment training is an effective way to demonstrate your company's commitment to preventing harassment in the workplace.
This program will provide supervisory employees with the mandatory two-hour training required under California law, and will provide non-supervisory employees with detailed information about harassment issues in the workplace. Attendees will be provided with training materials and an acknowledgement form certifying their attendance at the training session.
Karen Gabler concentrates her practice in the representation of employers in all aspects of employment law advice and litigation. She has handled civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including class actions and complex litigation matters, as well as numerous administrative hearings, arbitrations, and mediations.
Ms. Gabler conducts seminars and training programs for managers and employees in all areas of employment practices and policies, including harassment, discrimination, management of employees, counseling and discipline, leaves of absence, disability and reasonable accommodation, and handling workplace conflict. She performs internal audits of clients' employment practices to ensure proactive compliance with current laws, and guides client investigations of employee allegations regarding harassment, discrimination, and employee theft or other misconduct.
Ms. Gabler is a frequent speaker on employment law topics and training for clients, community groups, and business professionals. She authors a bimonthly employment law column in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, and a monthly column on employment law issues for the Simi Valley Business Advocate.
Ms. Gabler is an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she has taught classes in Employment Law, Employment Law Advice & Counsel, and Employment Law Litigation.
Please visit the SFVEAC website for more information.