Christopher Onstott, Shareholder

Chris focuses on employment litigation and commercial litigation. He has defended employers in employment litigation, including defending against race, sex, and disability discrimination and harassment claims, as well as wage and hour violations. He also has litigated numerous commercial cases, including cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, product liability, insurance bad faith, and breach of contract claims.

Prior to joining Kronick, Chris worked in the Sacramento office of a statewide labor and employment law firm representing California employers. Chris also completed a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit for Judge Walter K. Stapleton.

Chris previously lived in Argentina for two years and is fluent in Spanish.

Employment Litigation

  • Represented Safelite Group, Inc. in successful defense of discrimination claims brought against company by former employee.
  • Represented Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Department of Personnel Administration, the California Board of Unemployment Insurance Appeals, and the Employment Development Department in writ of mandate action.  Received total defense judgment on behalf of all respondents.
  • Obtained summary judgment and judgment on the pleadings in favor of client city in civil rights action brought by police officer alleging various constitutional violations.  The district court’s ruling was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment against an employee alleging disability discrimination, wrongful termination and constructive discharge against an employer.
  • Successfully mediated numerous employment and business disputes, including employment discrimination claims and wage-and-hour class actions.
  • Represented California employers on how to protect trade secrets and on compliance with California wage-and-hour laws, including meal and rest breaks, expense reimbursement, leaves of absence and other California employment laws.
  • Successful defense of class action alleging improper payment of wages and reimbursement of expenses.
  • Conducted numerous Spanish language witness interviews and investigations.

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented Arco Arena, Inc. and Maloof Sports & Entertainment, Inc. in defense of disability discrimination claims.
  • Represented Nor-Cal Beverage Co., in defense of trade dress claims brought against Go Girl Energy drink.
  • Represented California-based joint powers insurance authority in insurance bad faith action.
  • Successfully opposed an application for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in a “bet-the-company” action alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Represented municipalities in several lawsuits against bus manufacturers.
  • Part of trial team that litigated a five-week trial on behalf of a Sacramento business who alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of joint venture agreement, and interference with contract against two national corporations.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Chris is a frequent presenter on labor and employment law matters for various educational and professional organizations, including the National Business Institute (NBI), the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys and the California Creditors Bar Association. His other professional activities & affiliations include:

  • Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine (2016, 2017)
  • Northern California Super Lawyer (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Northern California Rising Star (2014, 2015)
  • Board of Directors, Roseville Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, NorCal World Trade Center
  • Board Member, Sacramento Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member, Roseville Economic Development Advisory Committee (2015-2017)
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Executive Committee, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (2014-2015)
  • Graduate, Roseville Leadership Program (2012)
  • Author, “Judicial Notice and the Law’s Scientific Search for Truth,” Akron Law Review (2007)

Admitted to Practice

  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Courts, Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third and Ninth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Academic Background

J.D. University of Texas, 2002 (High Honors)

B.A. Brigham Young University, 1999 (Magna Cum Laude)

    Speaking Engagements

    12.14.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit

    DATE:

    December 14

    LOCATION:

    Sacramento, CA

    ORGANIZED BY:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    Kronick Shareholder Christopher Onstott will present on the following topics: The “Big Six” Admissibility Questions, Understanding Hearsay and Keeping Evidence Out (Pre And Post Trial).

    REGISTRATION:

    Please visit the event website for more information.

    12.05.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Labor Relations In The Wake Of Janus v. AFSCME

    DATE:

    December 5 – 7

    LOCATION:

    Monterey, CA

    ORGANIZED BY:

    California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA)

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    Kronick is pleased to again sponsor CALPELRA’s Annual Conference on December 3-7, 2018 in Monterey. Shareholders David Tyra and Christopher Onstott will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME. If the Court overrules Abood v. Detroit Board of Education and holds that agency (or “fair share”) fees constitute an unconstitutional violation of First Amendment rights, the decision will portend a major change in California public labor relations. In this session you’ll learn about likely responses to the Janus decision, from further legislative responses of the type already seen (e.g., AB 119 [union access to new hires] and SB 285 [prohibiting public employers from deterring or discouraging union membership]), to the impact on collective bargaining, and to potential legal challenges to the elimination of agency fees. If you’re interested in the seismic shift in labor relations the Janus decision likely represents, you must attend this session.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please visit the event website for more information.

    11.07.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Employment Law: 2018 Comprehensive Guide

    DATE & LOCATION:

    November 7,  Sacramento, CA

    November 14,  Redding, CA

    ORGANIZED BY:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    Kronick Shareholder Christopher Onstott will present on the following topics: 4 Monitoring Employees: Privacy Issues and Employer Risks and 5 Dealing With the Troubled/Troubling Employee.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please visit the event website for more information.

    05.19.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Mistakes to Avoid in Background Investigations & Screening Trends

    DATE:

    May 16-19, 2018

    LOCATION:

    Austin, TX

     

    ORGANIZED BY:

    National Creditors Bar Association

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    Kronick is pleased to again sponsor the Spring Conference of the National Creditors Bar Association. Shareholder Christopher Onstott will participate in a panel discussion about what is really in a criminal record and the source of the information for employment screening. The panel will explore overlapping tools in screening to conduct the best search to avoid negligent screening, and will review cases of missed criminal records that could have
    provided a negative consequence. There are many trending resources to gather information about an applicant, which can sometimes cloud the basic screening tools.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please visit the event website for more information.

    05.17.2018

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    Employment Law: Disability Accommodation

    DATE:

    May 17, 2018

     

    LOCATION:

    Anaheim, CA

    Organized By:

    The Dentists Insurance Company

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Christopher Onstott will present at the 2018 Anaheim California Dental Association’s conference The Art and Science of Dentistry. His session will teach effective, legally permissible ways to communicate with employees who request accommodations.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    05.08.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Workplace Harassment Liability in a “Me Too” World; “The Way It’s Always Been” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

    DATE:

    May 8, 2018

     

    LOCATION:

    University of the Pacific
    McGeorge Law School
    3200 5th Ave, Sacramento

    Organized By:

    Sacramento Area Human Resources Association (SAHRA)

    Program Overview:

    Rex Berry and Chris Onstott will bring their 50 years of employment law experience to bear on the topic of harassment of all kinds in the workplace, and the steps employers must take to ensure their compliance both with the law and changing social mores. The presentation will discuss the effect of the “Me Too” movement on employer exposure. A particular focus will be placed on identifying harassment in its many forms, responding properly to employee complaints, and finding the right workplace remedy when inappropriate behavior must be addressed.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    04.20.2018

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    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    DATE:

    Friday, April 20

     

    LOCATION:

    Maidu Center
    1550 Maidu Dr.
    Roseville, CA  95661

    Organized By:

    Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce

    Program Overview:

    Christopher Onstott and Jennifer Weiner will discuss harassment in the workplace, and the steps employers must take to ensure their compliance both with the law and changing social mores. The presentation will include the effect of the “Me Too” movement on employer exposure.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    02.07.2018

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    Special Event

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    Legal Issues for Government Communicators

    DATE:

    Wednesday, February 7

    LOCATION:

    Webinar

    ORGANIZED BY:

    California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will present at the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Power Lunch Webinar on Wednesday, February 7th. He will lead this session and help PIOs unravel the mystery of ever changing Federal and State laws.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please visit the event website for more information.

    12.06.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Prop 64 – Legalized Marijuana Impact on Work Place Policies

    Date:

    December 6

    Location:

    JW Marriott at Union Square, San Francisco

    Sponsored By:

    California Industrial Hygiene Council (CIHC)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will present at the CIHC 27th Annual Professional Development Seminar on Wednesday, December 6th in San Francisco.

    Registration:

    Please visit CIHC’s website for more information and to register.

    11.06.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

    Date & Location:

    Monday, November 6 – Oakland

    Wednesday, November 8 – Sacramento

    Organized By:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Christopher Onstott will discuss current developments in workplace behavior and privacy as well as the necessary documentation for discipline and discharge.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    10.13.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Navigating the Muddy Hiring Waters

    Date:

    Friday, October 13

    Location:

    Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.

    Organized By:

    The National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will participate in a panel discussion at NARCA’s 2017 Fall Conference in Washington, D.C. The session will provide executives with the tools, technologies and trade secrets to defend against today’s business risks and ensure the hiring of desirable employees. They will explore the myths and pitfalls of best practice tools, including an insightful discovery of criminal record searches. As well as look at new automation technologies ensuring compliance throughout the employee life-cycle; what they are and what they are not. And lastly, they will discuss the latest changes that will impact the industry and what’s around the corner.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    09.20.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Managing the Chronically Absent Employee; An Employer’s Obligations Under the Myriad Federal and California Laws

    Date:

    Wednesday, September 20

    Location:

    Sacramento Convention Center

    Sponsored By:

    Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick attorneys Rex Berry and Chris Onstott will present at the SAHRA Annual conference on Wednesday, September 20 in Sacramento. They will discuss the employer’s rights and obligations when dealing with an employee requesting leaves or accommodation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Americans with Disabilities Act, Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Workers’ Compensation Act and other applicable laws. Attendees will receive instruction in the requirements of these various laws, and options for working with the impacted employees.

    Come by our booth in the exhibit hall and say hi!

    Registration:

    Please visit SAHRA's website for more information and to register.

    05.05.2017

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    Kronick Sponsorship

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    League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Spring Conference

    Date:

    May 3-5, 2017

    Location:

    San Francisco

     

     

    Organized By:

    League of California Cities (LOCC)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is pleased to sponsor the League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference in San Francisco. This conference provides training on cutting-edge issues in municipal law, including comprehensive updates on litigation affecting cities.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    03.14.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Drug Free Workplaces and the Impact of Proposition 64

    Date:

    Tuesday, March 14

    Location:

    University of Phoenix, Sacramento

     

    Organized By:

    Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick is pleased to sponsor SAHRA and to participate in its Annual March Legal Series on March 14 in Sacramento. Shareholder Christopher Onstott will participate in a discuss everything an HR professional needs to know about keeping a drug free workplace and the impacts of Proposition 64.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    03.01.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Don’t Fear the Reefer: Managing Employees In the Wake of Proposition 64

    Date:

    Wednesday, March 1

    Location:

    The Building and Trades Council 

    1231 I Street, Suite 303, Sacramento, CA

     

     

    Organized By:

    Sacramento Valley AIHA

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will present at the CIHC/Sacramento Valley AIHA Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene Summit on March 1 in Sacramento. He will discuss employee drug and alcohol testing and discipline in the wake of Proposition 64. This presentation will include a review of existing law on drug and alcohol free workplaces.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    02.03.2017

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Bobbing & Weaving Through the CA Employment Law Maze

    Date:

    Friday, February 3

    Location:

    Hyatt Place Roseville

     

    Organized By:

    Roseville Chamber of Commerce

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will present at the Roseville Chamber's February 3rd event. He will discuss common dilemmas CA employers face in their attempts to manage their workforce and use cases from real employers. Topics covered will include:

    • New cannabis regulations and how to discipline employees
    • Workers’ Compensation claims 
    • Pregnancy and disability leaves
    • Common mistakes in employee compensation

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    01.10.2017

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    Kronick Breakfast Seminar

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    Breakfast Briefing: An Employer’s Guide to New Laws Impacting the Workplace in 2017 and Beyond

    Date:

    Tuesday, January 10

    8:00 - 8:30 am Registration

    8:30 - 9:30 am Program

    Location:

    Kronick - Sacramento Office

    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor

    Sacramento, CA 95814

     

    Kronick's Labor & Employment group is pleased to host quarterly breakfast briefings that focus on key topics essential for employers, management, and HR professionals. Chris Onstott will provide an overview of new laws impacting the workplace that were enacted by the California Legislature in 2016 (see summary here). The areas covered include:

    • Minimum Wage Laws
    • Other Wage/Hour Legislation
    • Labor Relations
    • Immigration-Related Practices
    • Employment
    • Discrimination
    • Benefits
    • Workplace Safety
    • Facilities
    • Employee Leaves
    • Recordkeeping

    MCLE & HRCI Credit:  Kronick is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider and this program has been approved for one hour of MCLE credit. In addition, this program has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    Registration:

    Registration is full. Please contact Heather Ward (hward@kmtg.com) to be added to the waitlist. 

    11.01.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Human Resources Law From A to Z

    Date:

    Tuesday, November 1

    Location:

    Sacramento, CA

     

    Organized By:

    National Business Institute

    Program Overview:

    Kronick shareholder Chris Onstott will discuss workplace privacy and employee monitoring.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    09.15.2016

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    Kronick Workshop

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    Lunch & Learn: Wage and Hour Update

    Date:

    Thursday, September 15

    12:00 - 1:15 pm

    Location:

    Kronick - Sacramento Office

    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor

    Sacramento, CA 95814

     

    Kronick is pleased to provide a discussion about the nuts and bolts of wage and hour compliance. In addition, this program will help employers and HR professionals gain a more thorough understanding of the various exemptions available under California law and learn how to conduct a legally strong exemption analysis. Kronick shareholder Chris Onstott will provide attendees with key information about federal and state wage and hour laws, including:

    • Calculation of regular pay

    • Compensable activities

    • Alternative workweeks & other overtime avoidance mechanisms

    • Exempt vs. non-exempt classifications

    • Responding wage & hour litigation

    Registration:

    Registration is limited to 35 attendees, for more information and to register please click here

    09.14.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Creating a Diverse Workforce Without Violating the Law

    Date:

    Wednesday, September 14

    Location:

    Blue Goose Event Center
    3550 Taylor Rd, Loomis, CA 95650

     

    Organized By:

    Latino Leadership Council

    Program Overview:

    Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will present at the Latino Leadership Council's Forum on the Latino Community where they will discuss ways to better reflect changing demographics in communities and workplaces.

    Registration:

    Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

    05.06.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    How to Effectively Use Your Employees to Run Your Business, Without Letting Them Run You Out of Business

    Date:

    Friday, May 6

    Location:

    Sheraton Grand Chicago

     

    Sponsored By:

    The National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick shareholder Christopher Onstott will present at the NARCA Spring Conference on Friday, May 6 in Chicago. He will discuss effective (and legal) ways to hire, manage, and discipline employees. He will also address ways to investigate employee claims and limit liability for employers. Persons attending the presentation will be given tools for dealing with challenging employees as well as sample employment policies related to discipline and at-will employment. They will also be given helpful information on preserving information once a claim has been made.

    Registration:

    Please visit the NARCA's website for more information and to register.

    03.30.2016

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Wage and Hour Issues: The new, the old and the always ugly

    Date:

    Wednesday, March 30

    Time:

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Location:

    University of Phoenix
    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
    Bldg B, Ste. 100, Classrooms 113-114
    Sacramento, California  95833

     

    Sponsored By:

    Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA)

    Program Overview:

    Kronick shareholder Chris Onstott will provide attendees with key information about federal and state wage and hour laws, including:

    • Calculation of regular pay
    • Overtime liability
    • Compensable activities
    • Compensatory time-off
    • Alternative workweeks & other overtime avoidance mechanisms
    • Exempt vs. non-exempt classifications
    • Wage & hour litigation, including class action update

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Registration:

    Please visit the SAHRA's website for more information and to register.

    11.19.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    The ADA Interactive Process

    Date:

    Thursday, November 19

    Time:

    10:00 - 11:00 am 

    Location:

    Webinar

    Hosted By:

    Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    For more information and to register, please visit SAHRA's website

    11.18.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Workplace Behavior and Privacy

    Date:

    Wednesday, November 18

    Time:

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Courtyard Sacramento Midtown
    4422 Y Street
    Sacramento, CA 95817

    Sponsored By:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This program will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between. Kronick Shareholder Chris Onstott will focus on Workplace Behavior and Privacy. For more information and to register, please visit NBI's website

    11.13.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Navigating California’s Complex Employment Laws: What Every Business Should Know

    Date:

    Friday, November 13

    Time:

    7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Location:

    Brandman University
    400 Sunrise Ave., Ste. 200
    Roseville, CA 95661

    Hosted By:

    Roseville Chamber of Commerce

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    Compliance Workshop is a 3 part series of workshops designed to help HR, Operations Managers and Compliance Managers successfully manage the ever changing world of HR within business. Kronick is sponsoring Seminar 1: Keep Your Boat Afloat: Navigating California's Complex Employment Laws Without Letting Your Employees Run You Aground. For more information and to register, please visit Roseville Chamber's website

    10.29.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Help! My Employees are Scaring Me: How to Minimize Risk of Employee Claims and Litigation

    Date:

    Thursday, October 29

    Time:

    12:00  - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    NARCA Legal Learning Online

    Sponsored By

    National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)

    Presenters

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview

    This presentation focuses on effective strategies to minimize employment-related litigation exposure. In particular, the program will discuss important preventative steps that employers can take to minimize such risks, including effective job descriptions, discipline policies, essentials for employee handbooks, and investigations. This presentation will also discuss effective first steps an employer can take in the event that litigation is filed against it by an employee. For more information and to register, please visit NARCA's website

    10.28.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    NX Level Business Academy

    Date:

    Wednesday, October 28

    Time:

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    Sacramento County DHA Business Information Center

    Sponsored By:

    Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    NXLevel Business Academy is a high-impact, entrepreneurial business planning program for individuals who want to invest into their business' future and take it to the "Next Level." For more information and to register, please visit SACHCC's website

    03.18.2015

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    Speaking Engagement

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    New Laws Impacting Business Owners

    Date:

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Time:

    Noon

    Location:

    Rocklin Golf Club
    4201 Midas Avenue
    Rocklin, CA

     

    Sponsored By:

    Rotary Club of South Placer (Monthly Luncheon)

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    11.13.2014

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Work with Us! Confronting and Resolving Disability Claims and Accommodation Requests Through the Interactive Process

    Date:

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Time:

    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    Cattlemen's
    2000 Taylor Rd
    Roseville, CA 95678

    Sponsored By:

    International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) – Sacramento Mother Lode Chapter

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Overview:

    This is a on-hour training dealing with employee disability issues.  The presentation discusses effective approaches to evaluating and responding to employee accommodation requests.  It also discusses the more recent developments in disability laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, Department of Fair Employment & Housing regulations, as well as developments in case law.
     

    08.28.2013

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know

    Date:

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Time:

    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Location:

    Sheraton Grand
    Sacramento, CA

    MCLE:

    6.0 hours

    Sponsored By:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Mr. Onstott will be joined by a panel of other professionals, including: Michael S. Middleton; Charles L. Post; Robert L. Rediger; and Benjamin L. Webster

    Overview:

    Stay up to date on the latest legislative changes and court decisions impacting your human resource practices! This essential course focuses on day-to-day issue spotting – covering current hot button issues and highlighting practical pointers to avoid and handle common problem areas. Experienced faculty will take you through the critical legal issues you need to know from hiring to firing – including wages and benefits, workplace privacy and safety, discrimination, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn techniques from those with years in the field.  For more information, please visit the NBI website.

    Registration:

    For more information and to register, visit the NBI website.

    05.09.2013

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    Speaking Engagement

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    NARCA Spring Collection Conference: HELP! Rescuing Your Business from the Problem Employee

    Date:

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Time:

    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Location:

    Caesars Palace
    Las Vegas, CA

    Sponsored By:

    NARCA 2013 Spring Collection Conference (May 8-11, 2013)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Mr. Onstott will be joined by Nicole Strickler of Messer & Stilp, Ltd.

    Overview:

    This panel will provide an overview of helpful strategies for interacting with, disciplining and even terminating problem employees. Among the topics that will be discussed are: (1) establishing effective practices in the evaluation, discipline, and/or termination of problem employees; (2) dealing with employee-created obstacles to effective discipline for poor job performance, including unfounded claims of retaliation, discrimination, or improper payment of wages; and (3) establishing effective social media policies and practices to deal with employee online rants and other misconduct.

    05.08.2013

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    Speaking Engagement

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    CalCBA Spring Conference: Bias is Expensive – Ten Practical Ways to Eliminate Bias in Your Workplace Before it Eliminates Dollars from Your Bank Account

    Date:

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Location:

    Caesars Palace
    Las Vegas

    MCLE:

    2.0 hours, including 1.0 hour of Elimination of Bias

    Sponsored By:

    California Creditors Bar Association 2013 Spring Conference (May 8, 2013)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Mr. Onstott will be joined by Nicole Strickler of Messer & Stilp, Ltd.

    06.01.2011

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    Kronick Workshop

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    Advanced EEO: New Developments and Court Decisions You Can’t Afford to Miss

    Date:

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    Registration & Coffee

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Presentation:

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    (lunch provided)

    Location:

    ACWA JPIA
    2100 Professional Drive
    Roseville, CA 95661

    MCLE Credit:

    4 hours

    HRCI Credit:

    4 hours

    Seminar Overview:

    Join KMTG labor and employment law attorneys for a half-day seminar focusing on the latest legal developments and court decisions involving advanced topics in EEO laws and tips and strategies for preventing and correcting discrimination in the workplace.

    Timely topics include:

    • Disability Discrimination (…new ADAAA regulations)
    • Genetic Information (…new GINA regulations)
    • Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (…developments in the Wal-Mart class action)
    • Religious Discrimination (…developments in religious accommodations and grooming/dress standards)
    • Race and National Origin Discrimination (…recent changes to the I-9 Form and SSN verification)
    • Age Discrimination (…“mixed motive” cases after Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.)
    • Retaliation (…Supreme Court’s pending decision re third-party cases in Thompson v. North American Stainless)
    • The Impact of E-Workplace on EEO Issues

    Who Should Attend:

    Senior Management, Human Resources Professionals, and In-house Legal Staff

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Cost:

    $30 per person (includes lunch and all printed materials)
    You may pay at the door or in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz, et al
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Kristy Garza

    Registration:

    Please register on or before May 27, 2011
    Use our online registration form or notify Kristy Garza at 916.321.4547 or KGarza@kmtg.com

    02.02.2011

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    Kronick Workshop

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    Employment Law Update: Legislative Changes for 2011 (Roseville)

    Date:

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Registration:

    11:45 - 12:00 p.m.

    Presentation:

    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    (lunch provided)

    Location:

    Roseville Chamber of Commerce
    650 Douglas Blvd.
    Roseville, CA 95678

    MCLE Credit:

    1 hour

    PHR/SPHR Credit:

    1 hour

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Presentation Overview:

    Join KMTG Labor and Employment Law attorneys for an overview of legislative changes and how they will affect employers moving into 2011. Timely topics will include:

    • New 2010 Legislation, such as
      • SB 1304 – New leave law for organ and bone marrow donations
      • AB 1814 – Non-discrimination in retiree health benefits
      • Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
      • California Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (SB 900, AB 1602)
    • Impact of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and ADA Amendments Act of 2008
    • New case law, such as
      • Quon v. City of Ontario: employee privacy rights with respect to employer-provided electronic devices
      • Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: certification of nationwide class of 1.6 million women in gender discrimination class action
      • California Correctional Peace Officers Association v. State of California: public employer exemption from meal and rest period statutes and regulations
    • Legislative and case law developments on the horizon for 2011

    Who Should Attend:

    Executives and Senior Management, HR Professionals and In-house Legal Counsel

    Cost:

    $15 per person (includes lunch)
    Please pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz, et al.
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Kristy Garza

    Registration:

    Seating is limited, please register on or before January 26, 2011
    Use our online registration form or notify Kristy Garza at 916.321.4547 or KGarza@kmtg.com

    01.25.2011

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    Kronick Workshop

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    Employment Law Update: Legislative Changes for 2011 (Sacramento)

    Date:

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Registration:

    11:45 - 12:00 p.m.

    Presentation:

    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    (lunch provided)

    Location:

    KMTG's Sacramento Office
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Parking in the Wells Fargo Building will be validated

    MCLE Credit:

    1 hour

    PHR/SPHR Credit:

    1 hour

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Presentation Overview:

    Join KMTG Labor and Employment Law attorneys for an overview of legislative changes and how they will affect employers moving into 2011. Timely topics will include:

    • New 2010 Legislation, such as
      • SB 1304 – New leave law for organ and bone marrow donations
      • AB 1814 – Non-discrimination in retiree health benefits
      • Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
      • California Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (SB 900, AB 1602)
    • Impact of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and ADA Amendments Act of 2008
    • New case law, such as
      • Quon v. City of Ontario: employee privacy rights with respect to employer-provided electronic devices
      • Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: certification of nationwide class of 1.6 million women in gender discrimination class action
      • California Correctional Peace Officers Association v. State of California: public employer exemption from meal and rest period statutes and regulations
    • Legislative and case law developments on the horizon for 2011

    Who Should Attend:

    Executives and Senior Management, HR Professionals and In-house Legal Counsel

    Cost:

    $15 per person (includes lunch)
    Please pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz, et al.
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Kristy Garza

    Registration:

    Seating is limited, please register on or before January 18, 2011
    Use our online registration form or notify Kristy Garza at 916.321.4547 or KGarza@kmtg.com

    09.08.2010

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Drafting Contracts and Other Legal Documents from a Litigator’s Perspective

    Date:

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Time:

    12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

    Location:

    The Firehouse Restaurant
    1112 Second Street
    Sacramento CA 95814

    Sponsored By:

    Business Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Registration:

    Please email Dee Hutchinson at dee.hutchinson@bullivant.com

    09.16.2009

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    Kronick Workshop

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    Privacy and the E-Workplace: Practical advice for every employer on how to properly prepare for and respond to employee privacy issues

    Date:

    Wed., September 16, 2009

    Registration & Coffee

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Presentation:

    9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
    (lunch included)

    Location:

    The Radisson Hotel
    500 Leisure Lane
    Sacramento, CA 95815

    MCLE Credit:

    3 hours

    Co-Sponsored By:

    California Employers Assocation (CEA)

    CEA helps member companies maximize the performance of their employees and organizations through talent, tools and training. Founded in 1937, CEA is a not-for–profit employers association that today serves over 700 employers throughout the state of California. CEA’s HR and business professionals provide expertise in the areas of compliance, recruitment, retention, surveys, safety and training and organizational development.

    Seminar Overview:

    Timely topics include:

    • Federal and state laws governing employee background checks
    • Employee drug testing
    • Workplace searches
    • Safeguarding employee medical, personal and personnel information
    • Monitoring employee use of e-mail, internet and other electronic media
    • Document retention policies and preserving electronic communications

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Cost:

    $25 per person (includes lunch and all printed materials)
    You may pay at the door or in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz, et al
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Kristy Garza

    Registration:

    Please register on or before September 4, 2009
    Use our online registration form or notify Kristy Garza at 916.321.4547 or KGarza@kmtg.com

    04.29.2009

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    Kronick Workshop

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    2009 Wage and Hour Compliance Seminar

    Date:

    Wed., April 29, 2009

    Registration & Coffee

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Presentation:

    9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
    (lunch included)

    Location:

    The Radisson Hotel
    500 Leisure Lane
    Sacramento, CA 95815

    MCLE Credit:

    3 hours

    Seminar Overview:

    What every employer needs to know about federal and state wage and hour laws, including:

    • Calculation of regular pay
    • Overtime liability
    • Compensable activities
    • Compensatory time-off
    • Alternative workweeks & other overtime avoidance mechanisms
    • Exempt vs. non-exempt classifications
    • Wage & hour litigation, including class action update

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Cost:

    $25 per person (includes lunch and all printed materials)
    You may pay at the door or in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz, et al
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Elizabeth Hardin

    Registration:

    Please register on or before April 15, 2009
    Use our online registration form or notify Elizabeth Hardin at 916.321.4547 or EHardin@kmtg.com to reserve your spot.

    01.19.2009

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Advanced Employment Law: Working Through Common Problems

    Date:

    Monday, January 19, 2009

    Time:

    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Location:

    Piccadilly Inn University
    4961 North Cedar Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93726

    Continuing Education:

    CLE - 6.0
    HRCI - 6.0

    Sponsored By:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    Agenda:

    KMTG attorney, Christopher Onstott, is one of five program presenters

    • Wage and Hour Update
    • Unlawful Harassment in California
    • Deciphering FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation Issues
    • Beyond the Basics – Balancing Employee Privacy Rights vs. Employer’s Right to Know (Presented by Christopher Onstott)
    • Building a Successful Crisis Management Strategy – Workplace Violence, Health Emergencies and More (Presented by Christopher Onstott)

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Registration:

    For more information or to register call NBI at 1-800-930-6182 or visit them online at www.nbi-sems.com

    09.17.2008

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    Kronick Workshop

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    Managing Employee Leaves of Absence

    Date:

    Wed., Sept. 17, 2008

    Registration & Coffee

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Presentation:

    9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
    (lunch included)

    Location:

    The Vizcaya Pavilion
    2019 21st Street
    Sacramento, CA

    Complimentary valet parking is available for your convenience. Please pull up in front of the Vizcaya on 21st Street and an attendant will assist you.

    MCLE Credit:

    3 hours

    Seminar Overview:

    Learn how the U.S. Department of Labor’s new FMLA regulations affect you as an employer. This seminar will highlight the impact of the new DOL regulations and its significant changes, including:

    • New definition of "serious health condition"
    • New notification requirements for employers
    • New notification requirements for employees
    • Revised criteria for employee eligibility
    • Clarification of requirements for medical certification

    This seminar will also provide you with tips on how to navigate the complicated maze of FMLA, CFRA, PDL, ADA, PFl and workers’ compensation leave. You will also learn more about your legal rights and obligations regarding other kinds of leaves provided by state and federal law.

    KMTG Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Cost:

    $20 per person (includes lunch and all printed materials)
    You may pay at the door or in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz, et al
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Melissa Strand

    Registration:

    Deadline to register is Sept. 3, 2008
    Use our online registration form or notify Melissa Strand at 916.321.4222 or mstrand@kmtg.com to reserve your spot.

    07.25.2008

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Hour Calculation and Expense Reimbursement

    Date:

    Friday, July 25, 2008

    Live Teleconference:

    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Sponsored By:

    National Business Institute (NBI)

    KMTG Presenter:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Program Description:

    Are minutes of unpaid work today jeopardizing the survival of businesses tomorrow? How can proper calculation of wages protect a company? How can you be sure travel reimbursements are determined fairly and correctly? To knowledgeably argue whether a violation has occurred, you need intimate knowledge of how work and expense compensation is supposed to be calculated. This teleconference provides a guide to accurate work hour and reimbursement determination that will help protect businesses from liability. Explore common problems in wage and hour calculation and expense reimbursement and walk through the crucial steps of protecting a business from future mistakes. Register today!

    • Advise clients on key steps that a company must take to protect itself against wage calculation liability
    • Don’t get burned by unfair travel reimbursements: discover the ins and outs of the law
    • Understand which wage calculation mistakes are frequently made, and how to avoid them
    • Spot legal red flags in clients’ compensation and reimbursement policies with examples of common recordkeeping oversights

    12.07.2006

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    Kronick Breakfast Seminar

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    What’s New for 2007: Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law

    Date:

    Thursday, December 7, 2006

    Registration & Breakfast:

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

    Program:

    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    Location:

    Embassy Suites
    100 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA

    Cost:

    $60 per person
    Includes breakfast and printed materials

    Parking:

    Parking is available in the city lot directly across from the Embassy Suites. Four hours of complimentary parking available to all attendees. Parking coupons will be distributed at the seminar

    Seminar Agenda:

    • New Court Decisions Affecting Your Workplace
    • New Laws for Employers

    Presenters:

    [SPEAKERS]

    Who Should Attend:

    Private and public sector employers, including human resources managers, senior executives and other administrative personnel responsible for making personnel-related decisions should attend this seminar.

    Registration:

    Use our online registration form or call our KBK registration line at 916.321.4216. You may pay at the door or in advance by mailing a check payable to:

    Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
    400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814
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