October is a busy month for presentations on new legal developments and you have a couple of opportunities to hear me speak.

If you work in the hospitality industry and are following the Los Angeles City Council’s recent vote to increase the minimum wage for hotel workers to a whopping $15.37 per hour next July, you can see me speak at the Los Angeles Hotel Human Resources Association (LAHHRA) meeting on October 29th. I will be speaking on a panel with the Executive Director of the Hotel Association of Los Angeles (HALA) and a union expert to explore this very hot topic for Los Angeles hotels (and hotels in surrounding areas also likely to be impacted).  This is an issue I recently blogged about and was quoted in Law360 about.  This LAHHRA event is by invitation only, but if you email me I am happy to connect you with the event organizers.

I am also speaking at the Employment Round Table of Southern California at their 31st Annual Employment Conference at the Biltmore Hotel on October 28th on a panel entitled “Labor Pains: Expanding Developments in Pregnancy, Lactation and Related Disability Accommodation Issues.” You will hear an awesome hypothetical with every twist and turn you can imagine. Then see how the facts are interpreted by me (on behalf of employers) versus a plaintiff’s lawyer (on behalf of employees). This is a reprise of a popular presentation we did for the Los Angeles County Bar Association earlier this year.  You can expect a few sparks!

Fourth quarter is always an interesting time for labor & employment new developments.  Please come hear me speak to learn about new legal issues that may impact your business in an entertaining way, and to do a little networking. I hope to see you!