CANCELLED This event has been postponed until further notice. 3/13/2020
2020 California Legislative & Lodging Industry Update Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:00 - 4:30 pm Hotel Californian, Fairbanks Room 36 State Street, Santa Barbara Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
New California legislation ranges from a ban on mandatory arbitration agreements, to a complete rewrite of the rules for the use of independent contractors, to a general prohibition on “no-rehire” clauses in settlement agreements. We will analyze significant new legislation that will impact California employers, review key lodging regulations and summarize the trends in various local ordinances that have a significant impact on hoteliers.
Important Topics to be Covered:
CHLA Advocacy Update – 2019 Efforts
Human Trafficking Awareness Training Requirements (Senate Bill 970)
Frivolous ADA Lawsuits
Wildfire Smoke Exposure Regulation
Cal/OSHA MIPP Required Training – Time to Update
AB 5 – Rewrite of Independent Contractor Rules
AB 51 – Prohibits Most Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
AB 749 – End to “No-Rehire” Provisions in Settlement Agreements.
AB 25 & AB 1355 – Amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
SB 778 – Extends Deadline to Provide Harassment Training to Managers and Employees
Resources Available to CHLA members
LYNN MOHRFELD, PRESIDENT & CEO, CALIFORNIA HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION Mr. Mohrfeld is the President & CEO of the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA). He has been with CHLA since 2002. Mr. Mohrfeld has been involved in the tourism industry for more than 35 years, currently leading the largest and most influential hotel association in the nation, which includes the CHLA Hospitality Foundation, the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Association (CABBI), and both candidate and issues political action committees. Additionally, CHLA manages both the Hotel Association of Los Angeles and the Long Beach Hospitality Alliance.
JEFF THURRELL, PARTNER, FISHER PHILLIPS Jeff Thurrell is a partner in the Fisher Phillips Irvine office. His practice is focused on defending employment related lawsuits and administrative complaints on a variety of issues, including harassment, retaliation, and discrimination. Jeff represents employers in both state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). He regularly represents employers in unlawful harassment and discrimination matters and also has extensive experience handling complex, multi-plaintiff wage & hour matters.
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