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Melita Learning Event - 2017 Annual Employment Law Update: The Year in Review and Preview


Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PST)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Melita Clients Jan 6, 2017 Free $0.00
Melita Non-Clients Jan 6, 2017 $65.00 $4.57
Hoge Fenton Clients Jan 6, 2017 Free $0.00

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Check-in*:  11:30am - Noon

Program:  Noon - 2:30pm

Attendees should arrive at 11:30am  in order to enjoy lunch which is provided.

As we begin the new year, there are several changes in the world of employment law that will have an impact on companies and their HR practices.   Hoge Fenton‘s trusted employment attorneys will provide an engaging and informative presentation on the state of the law, legislative changes, and developments in case law, as well as provide valuable insights in order to help employers stay in compliance in 2017.  Topics will include a variety of employment law related subjects such as:

  • Department of Labor’s new overtime rules for exempt employees
  • San Francisco’s paid parental leave ordinance
  • Municipal minimum wage and sick leave ordinance updates
  • Expansion of the Fair Pay Act to include race and ethnicity
  • Employment discrimination statutes

Overtime pay and meal and rest breaks for agricultural workers

  • This is an opportunity to look back at the prior year and become aware of what is needed for the new year – start your year off with increased compliance knowledge!


Sarju Naran is a zealous advocate for his clients, and approaches litigation with creativity and strategy. Chair of the Employment Law Group, Sarju’s experience spans from representing middle-market and family-owned closely held businesses to large multi-national companies. He regularly litigates and provides advice and counsel to companies on: wage and hour issues, trade secret misappropriation, employee mobility, wrongful termination, performance management, leaves of absence, and other high risk matters.

Jenn Protas helps employers navigate California’s numerous employment laws and defends employers with an eye toward successful, yet cost-effective resolution. Her practice focuses on matters related to wage and hour advice and litigation, employee leave issues, personnel management, HR investigations and trainings, and defense of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation litigation. In addition, Jenn has substantial experience drafting employer policies, handbooks, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, separation agreements, and settlement agreements. Her practice also includes housing discrimination matters, and general litigation, including business disputes.

Molly A. Sundstrom is an associate in the firm’s Employment Law Group and Litigation Group. Molly’s practice focuses on employment law compliance and employment litigation, as well as other forms of business litigation. Molly received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in English from the University of California, Davis. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. While attending Santa Clara University, Molly was awarded the pro bono recognition award for her volunteer work, and a certificate in High Technology Law Business Corporations from the High Tech Law Institute.

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Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PST)

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Melita is a leading HR and Benefits Services company, serving and building lasting relationships with Northern California employers across all industries and company sizes. We were founded on a simple principle: to help our clients succeed by innovating, serving, and supporting their Human Resources and Employee Benefits needs. As a results-driven organization, we hold ourselves accountable for our promises and we celebrate the successes of our clients. We live by a set of shared values that drive everything we do and are known for our high-integrity approach to building relationships with our clients, partners, and the community.

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