COSTA MESA, Calif., February 3, 2015 – The Employment and Labor Law Department of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, recently hosted its annual employment law seminar for more than 200 clients and friends of the firm at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. The seminar aims to help employers focus on relevant legal developments over the past year, as well as anticipated issues for the coming year.
Rutan partner Maria Stearns and associate Brandon Sylvia presented at the seminar, along with Jim Morris, Chair of the Employment and Labor Department, who served as program moderator. Ms. Stearns addressed wage and hour updates, including reimbursement for cell phone use, paid time off by exempt employees, and commission calculations. Mr. Sylvia reported on new legislation for 2015, including paid sick leave obligations and extended protections for immigrant workers and those with AB60 drivers licenses.
The speakers also addressed various recent developments in employment discrimination law and NLRB matters, among other issues. Mr. Morris moderated the “Top 10 FAQs” portion of the program, which focused on the most frequent counseling questions that Rutan employment attorneys receive from clients.
“We always look forward to hosting this update for our clients and friends,” commented Jim Morris. “Every year, the legal developments seem to create new risks and challenges for employers. This event allows us an opportunity to highlight these developments for many of the employers we have the privilege to represent.”
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Rutan & Tucker is the largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County. With offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Rutan’s primary practice areas include corporate and securities law; business, real estate and intellectual property litigation; labor and employment law; intellectual property; real estate; government and regulatory law; land use law; bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation; environmental law; and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.