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       Fridays with Aspen

Aspen Risk Management Group is pleased to present four annual onsite workshops to improve your organization.  All proceeds are donated to the World Health Organization.   

Human Resources Regulatory Updates for 2010 

The new year will usher in many important changes to workplace laws. Join us to review new state and federal laws, regulations, and court developments that impact the workplace so that you’ll be ready for the changes and challenges ahead.  Topics include:

  • Immigration Updates:

    • Updated I-9 form

    • DHS rescinds “no match” rule

    • E-Verify – how does it work? When is it required

  • Employee Privacy and Social Networking:

    • Balancing employee privacy rights in the digital age with an employer’s right to operate its business (Hillside)

    • Using social networks to screen and monitor employees – is it worth the risk?

    • What companies can do to avoid the social networking pitfalls


  • Benefits Update

    • Healthcare Reform

    • Overview of primary components

    • Status of pending legislation

    • Analysis of effects on employers

    • New GINA rules and effects on wellness programs


  • Retirement plans

    • Health & welfare programs

    • Executive compensation plans


  • New Case Developments:

    • California Supreme Court set to determine employer obligations related to meal periods – (Perez, Brinker and Brinkley)

    • Legal standard for sexual harassment in the workplace clarified by the California Supreme Court (Hughes)

    • Administrative agencies and California courts narrow eligibility for independent contractor status (Cristler)

    • California appellate courts issue numerous rulings interpreting wage/hour laws relating to exempt status, tip-pooling and post-termination commissions (Lu, Chau, Nein, Schacther, Chindarah)


Brandy Cody, Esq. and Amie Scully, Esq.; Fisher & Phillips LLP



January 29, 2010 / Continental Breakfast and Registration: 8:15 – 8:30AM, Workshop Session: 8:30 – 10:00AM


Workshops are conducted at the Pacific Safety Council training facility:
9880 Via Pasar Suite F, San Diego California 92126


Cost: $25 (two convenient ways to pay - see below)




Mark these additional dates for future Fridays with Aspen workshops


March 26, 2010:  2010 Workers’ Compensation Updates 


Susan Wade, Workers' Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP), Strategic Partners

May 21, 2010:  Preventing Harassment (California compliant program for Supervisors & Managers)


Ann Marie Towle-Mason, SPHR; Managing Consultant Aspen Risk Management Group; and President, HR Source Consulting 

October 29, 2010:  What to do when Cal OSHA or OSHA knocks 


Robert Stricker, Esq., Partner Law Office of Robert P. Stricker 




 Two Ways to Register and Pay


1) Online Registration (pay by credit card)


Online registration receipts will be care of Aspen Risk Management Group.  For online technical assistance, contact Cathi Marx at 619.294.9863, or email at seminars@aspenrmg.com


HR Regulatory Updates


2) RSVP to seminars@aspenrmg.com, and mail checks made payable to Aspen Risk Management Group mailed to:  Cathi Marx, Aspen Risk Management Group, 2727 Camino del Rio South, Ste 1, San Diego, CA, 92108.  



Should you have questions:  Contact Cathi Marx at 619.294.9863, ext. 111, or email at seminars@aspenrmg.com