Employment Law

Kronick provides the full spectrum of employment legal services. The firm works closely with its labor relations and employment law clients to implement comprehensive policies and practices that help them avert potential employee relations problems along with the distractions and discontent that these problems often cause. We have developed highly effective tools for our clients such as employee handbooks, employee training sessions, and troubleshooting efforts that raise awareness, deter improprieties, and evidence employer preparedness. Should a specific issue arise, we defend our clients vigorously before public oversight agencies and, when necessary, in the courts. While we are highly proficient and cost-effective litigators, we know that it is in helping our clients avoid litigation in the first place that we render them the greatest service.

Kronick has prepared an Employer’s Guide to New Laws Impacting the Workplace in 2018 and Beyond as a number of new laws were enacted by the California Legislature in 2017. Download your copy for a complete description of these new laws.

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    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.

    12.05.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Case Studies In Employee Leaves, Reasonable Accommodation, And The Interactive Process

    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. Shareholder David Tyra and Associate Jennifer Weiner will discuss how to manage leaves in light of the numerous overlapping laws, how to determine appropriate and effective reasonable accommodations (including leaves) for employees who require them to perform the essential functions of their jobs, and how to conduct effective interactive process meetings with employees and their representatives … all these situations present significant challenges for employers. If you have basic knowledge of the various laws providing employees with leave rights – FMLA, CFRA, ADA, workers’ comp, etc. – then in this session you’ll learn about some of the more difficult, complex, and advanced issues arising from employee leaves and reasonable accommodation requests, with a particular emphasis on the overlapping nature of the various applicable laws, and techniques for handling those issues.

    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.

    09.18.2018

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    Speaking Engagement

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    Managing the Chronically Absent Employee

    DATE:

    September 18-19

    LOCATION:

    McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento

    ORGANIZED BY:

    Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA)

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    Kronick is pleased to again sponsor SAHRA’s Annual Conference on September 18-19, 2018 in Sacramento. Senior Counsels Rex Berry and Susana Solano 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.

    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.