June's seminar is brought to you LIVE for the first time in over two years! To celebrate this milestone, we are having a three-part "employer extravaganza"!
Start the morning off with breakfast and networking, followed by a "power hour" mid-year employment law legislative update, ending with presentations from our partner organizations on services that benefit YOU as an employer. These organizations include the Employment Development Department (EDD), Workforce Development Board (WDB), and Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
In addition to breakfast, every attendee will receive a signature CCCEAC "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss!" mug.
This event is co-sponsored by:
About Our Speakers:
Jason A. Geller
Jason Geller is the managing partner of the Fisher Phillip's San Francisco office. Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has defended employers against class and individual wage and hour claims, including claims for alleged misclassification of exempt and independent contractor status, and failure to pay overtime and provide meal periods and rest breaks. He also frequently defends employers in whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code. Jason has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state courts, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the DFEH, United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Jason frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Jason has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality, and trade secrets agreements.
His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including insurance, assisted living, independent living facilities, construction, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, education, hospitality, professional services, agriculture, technology, retail and restaurant industries.
Jason was included in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015 -2018.
Jenna Rogenski is an associate in Fisher Phillips’ San Francisco office who assists employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Jenna was a member of the firm’s 2020 Summer Associate class. Prior to joining the firm, Jenna worked as a law clerk for an education law firm in Sacramento, where she helped with various labor and employment matters.
During law school, Jenna served as Vice President of the King Hall Negotiations Team, a Certified Law Student in the UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic, and a First-Year Section Writer on the UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy.
Patience Ofodu was the Interim Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County (WDBCCC). In her current role, Patience manages the WDBCCC’s business services team, including overseeing the WDB’s business engagement/business development efforts, strategic partnerships, outreach, talent acquisition, job placement, and related services provided by the WDB, its affiliated America’s Job Centers in Contra Costa County. Ms. Ofodu serves as the staff liaison to the Workforce Development Board’s Business and Economic Development (BED) Committee. She is the lead staff member on business engagement initiatives involving partnerships across the East Bay and the broader region. Patience spent over 14 years working in workforce and economic development systems in several positions across the Bay Area.
Patience is very active in the community. She serves on numerous economic development committees and boards, including as Co-Chair of the Economic Development Directors Council of the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, member of the City of San Ramon Economic Development Advisory Committee, board member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and a past board member of Contra Costa Economic Partnership.
Patience represents the WDB on California Workforce Association Equity and Inclusion Committee and Contra Costa County – EHSD Equity and Inclusion Team.
She is a UC Berkeley School of Social Science Executive Development Program graduate. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a Master’s in Public Administration from CSU – East Bay.
Richard Johnson is the Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce Services Branch (WSB) Employment Program Manager II and oversees the operations of the Concord EDD WSB Field Office. Richard has been with the department for 23 years, and has served in various staff and leadership positions within the department. He will be bringing an overview of operations and services available to help employers with their hiring and tax breaks.