Drugs and Weed in The Workplace

Tuesday, March 27 , 2018
7:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave.
Concord, CA

Come hear what’s happening in the workplace:

  • Employer policies on medical and recreational marijuana use and other drugs
  • Pre-employment testing and drug conviction inquiries
  • Reasonable suspicion testing during employment
  • Federal/State Drug Free Workplace Act requirements
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation leaves of absence
  • Weed in the Workplace
    • Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications
    • Zero Tolerance Policies

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Our Speakers

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Christy Kotowski
  • Christina Kotowski has provided practical and effective legal advice and representation to California employers of all sizes for nearly twenty years on a wide variety of topics. She is a member of the State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, a Board Member for the Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Law Section, and a Board Member of the NCHRA Contra Costa Chapter.
  • Christina M. Kotowski, Esq., Kotowski Law Firm – 2601 Blanding Ave. #C386, Alameda, CA 94501, christy@ kotowskilaw.com, www.kotowskilaw.com, (510) 748-0930 office,(510) 332-5349 mobile
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Christina Weed
  • Christina Weed, is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego, Christina offers a unique combined focus on Business Law and Tax Law and helps advise her clients with respect to their businesses. Christina has helped draft proposed legislation related to California Tax Laws and has been published in the California Tax Lawyer magazine with the State Bar, as well as a number of other publications, including the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. Christina assists individuals and businesses with their tax law matters, and has assisted businesses in the cannabis industry, including audits, tax controversy, and federal search and seizure, throughout the East Bay. Christina is a co-founder of Weed Law, PC, which focuses on the unique business law issues that arise in the cannabis industry.
  • Christina Weed, Attorney, LL.M. Law Office of Christina Weed, 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, cweed@cwlawoffices.comhttp://cwlawoffices.com/, (925) 953-2920 office, (925) 301-8667 fax
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Lisa Mendes
  • Lisa J. Mendes is a licensed attorney, and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Lisa provides family law, civil harassment, and civil litigation legal services to the community. Lisa is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Robert G. McGrath Inn of Court. Lisa has helped draft proposed legislation for submission to the California Legislature. She’s been published in the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine, as well as distributes a monthly blog and newsletter pertaining to legal issues surrounding her practice areas. Lisa assists individuals with their complex family law matters, and civil harassment issues, as well as, represents individuals and businesses with their civil litigation issues. Lisa also assists businesses in the growing cannabis industry with proposals and business formation.Lisa is a co-founder of Weed Law, PC, which focuses on the unique business law issues that arise in the rapidly growing cannabis industry.
  • Lisa J. Mendes, Esq., Mendes Law, PC, 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240 , Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 979-5568 Office, (925) 241-4171 Fax, lisa@mendeslawca.comwww.mendeslawca.com, Se habla español

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2018 Labor Law Updates

2018 Labor Law Updates

Learn about the new laws that may impact you as an employer and take away some best practices to keep your liability in check.

There are new laws and new liabilities in 2018. Learn about what you need to know to reduce potential liability and improve communications, morale, and productivity! This fast-paced and informative seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of handbooks in California. Mr. Jacuzzi will address what you need to know about the new California laws, state and federal regulations, how they affect your employee handbook, and the changes you need to make.

This seminar will provide a review of new California Family Rights Act (CFRA) laws, paid sick leave, new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines regarding pregnancy, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and social media.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave.
Concord, CA

About the speaker:
Marc L. Jacuzzi
Mr. Jacuzzi is a shareholder of Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C. He represents employers in civil rights actions in addition to a variety of employment-related claims in various state and federal courts.

Mr. Jacuzzi’s practice also involves employment law counseling. He regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including:

-Hiring and termination issues
-Wage and hour requirements
-Employee classification issues
-Civil rights/discrimination issues
-Commission plans
-Employment contracts
-Employee handbooks and policies
-Confidential information agreements
-Reduction in force
-Leaves of absence issues
-Employment audits
-Violence in the workplace issues
-International employment issues

Mr. Jacuzzi conducts in-house training programs on a number of employment law topics, and regularly addresses national professional organizations on employment and labor law.

2017 Midyear Labor and Employment Law Update – Seminar

Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:30AM to 10 AM

2017 midyear labor and employment law update:

What every employer must know for the remainder of 2017. Any company with employees in 2017 will be faced with new obligations and increased compliance challenges. This seminar will provide employers updates on:

-Wage & Hour
-Employment Contracts
-Leaves of Absence
-Workplace Investigation
-Benefits & Wellness
-Things to Watch for


Yen P. Chau
Ms. Chau represents and counsels employees and employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and disability accommodation issues. Her practice also includes appellate advocacy and the defense of contested claims in arbitration proceedings, mediation processes, and administrative hearings. She also regularly counsels employers regarding workplace practices. She is the 2017 president of the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Employment Section.

Christopher Mead
Mr. Mead has practiced law for more than 30 years in the area of employment counseling and litigation, exclusively on the management side. He chairs the Labor and Employment Practice1 Group at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP. He has represented employers in litigation in state and federal courts, and in individual and class action lawsuits. He has litigated race, gender, and national origin discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, access and accommodation, equal pay, trade secret and misappropriation, sexual harassment, and retaliation matters. His counseling experience includes wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, disability accommodation, discipline, leaves, termination, and pre-termination matters.