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Pushing to change burdensome labor laws in California.

 
  Representation of Management in Labor and Employment Law Matters Representation of Management in Labor and Employment Law Matters Richard Frey  
         
 
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  meeting schedule - 2018  
 
 
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LOCATION:

HODELS COUNTRY DINING
5917 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308

DATE: Tuesday, APRIL 24, 2018  
     

Hodels Country Dining

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

CABIA will change PAGA law.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

How To Avoid PAGA Lawsuits.

RYAN L. EDDINGS – Attorney
Littler Mendelson

 
     

PAGA law and Workers' Compensation reform.

SHANNON GROVE – Running for State Senate 2018.
Former Representative of the 34th District in the California State Assembly

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

RYAN L. EDDINGS

Ryan L. Eddings represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Ryan regularly appears in California federal and state courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

SHANNON GROVE

Shannon received one of the California Legislature's Small Business Awards in promoting Workers' Compensation reform legislation, SB 899. Shannon is very familiar with PAGA having introduced two bills on PAGA Reform.

 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

KIMCO STAFFING SERVICES
17872 Cowan Ave., Irvine, CA 92614

DATE: Thursday, APRIL 19, 2018  
     

Kimco Staffing Services

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Business and Labor issues.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

Workers' Compensation Fraud.

LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director
Employers Fraud Task

 
     

2018 Plans to reform PAGA.

LORI KAMMERER – Kammerer & Company
Legislative Advocate CABIA

 
     

How To Avoid PAGA LAWSUITS.

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel
ROBERT PEBBLE – Associate
Epstein Becker Green

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

LORI KAMMERER

LORI KAMMERER is nationally recognized as a leading authority on policy issues affecting the California Workers' Compensation System.

 
     
  MANY THANKS TO Kim Megonigal OF KIMCO STAFFING SERVICES FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF THEIR COMPANY building as THE LOCATION for OUR APRIL CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

EDI MEDIA INC.
1773 W. San Bernardino Rd., Bldg. C 31-34, West Covina, CA 91790

DATE: Thursday, MARCH 01, 2018  
     


EDI Media Inc.

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

 

Business and Labor issues


Workers' Compensation Fraud


Avoid PAGA lawsuits


PAGA law and Workers' Compensation reform

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director
Employers Fraud Task

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel - Epstein Becker Green

SHANNON GROVE – Running for State Senate 2018.
Former Representative of the 34th District in the California State Assembly

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

SHANNON GROVE

Shannon received one of the California Legislature's Small Business Awards in promoting Workers' Compensation reform legislation, SB 899. Shannon is very familiar with PAGA having introduced two bills on PAGA Reform.

 
     
  A SPECIAL THANKS TO EDI Media Inc. FOR SUPPLYING LUNCH  |  www.edimediainc.com

MANY THANKS TO Jack Zhao OF EDI Media Inc. FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS COMPANY building as THE LOCATION for OUR mARCH CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LUNCH & LEARN

STEVEN'S STEAK HOUSE
5332 Steven’s Place, Commerce, CA 90040

DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2018  
     

Stevens Steak House

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


California Employers Plagued with Lawsuits

Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and Unintentional Consequences More than 8,000 PAGA lawsuits were filed in 2017 against employers in California for wage, hour, meal break and other valid or invalid violations. Our ability to be flexible with the needs of our employees and their families has left us vulnerable to PAGA lawsuits. These lawsuits are often settled for millions of dollars with a small fraction of the award going to the aggrieved employee. PAGA attorneys seek out mid-to-large employers. One large employer had as many as 17 PAGA suits filed against their company in a single one-year period and another multi-million dollar suit yielded only $1 to the employees – many never knew a PAGA suit had even been filed. Get the legislative update on the status of CABIA’s discussions with labor. CABIA’s goal is to forge a labor-management agreement that will benefit employers and employees.  

TOM MANZO – Founder
California Business & Industrial Alliance (CABIA)

LORI KAMMERER – Kammerer & Company
Legislative Advocate CABIA

 

 
       
   

11:00 a.m.

12:00 Noon

1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Registration, Networking

Lunch & Presentation

Q&A/Discussion

Adjourn

   

Register online at:

www.fraudtaskforce.org

   

or by mail:

$35.00 – Member in Advance
$45.00 – Non-Member in Advance
$55.00 – At the Door without pre-registration

Payable by check to:
Employers’ Fraud Task Force
5753-G E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd #168, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

LORI KAMMERER

LORI KAMMERER is nationally recognized as a leading authority on policy issues affecting the California Workers' Compensation System.

 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS
7725 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2018  
     


TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Business and Labor issues


Workers' Comp Fraud


Avoid PAGA LAWSUITS


New Labor laws in 2018 that could affect your business.

JOHN LOUDON – VP Public Affairs at
Engineered Tax Services

LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director
Employers Fraud Task

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel - Epstein Becker Green

MARIA DE LA CRUZ – Sr. Human Resources Consultant
BBSI | Business Management Solutions
for Small Business

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

JOHN LOUDON

Former State Senator,(R-MO), known for business and labor issues, Ran California’s premiere Free Market Contracting organization until it was defunded by Governor Brown.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President  of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

MARIA DE LA CRUZ

Offers a range of solutions to help you better navigate potential business pitfalls, and build a stronger foundation for your business.

     
  A SPECIAL THANKS TO "SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN" FOR SPONSORING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES. WWW.SITK.COM

MANY THANKS TO Richard LoGuercio OF TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS Showroom & Distribution Center as THE LOCATION for OUR FEBRUARY CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
     
   

LOCATION:

LITTLER MENDELSON
500 Capitol Mall #2000, Sacramento, CA 95814

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018  
     


Littler Mendelson - 500 Capitol Mall #2000, Sacramento, CA 95814

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

 

Business and Labor issues

Avoid Costly PAGA Lawsuits

The current business enviornment in California, with a focus on small business and the path to reform

2018 Plans to reform PAGA

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

BRUCE J. SARCHET & CORINN JACKSON – Littler Mendelson - Law Firm Sacramento, CA

DAVID KERSTEN – Kersten Institute for Governance & Public Policy - FOUNDER/INSTITUTE PRESIDENT

LORI KAMMERER – CABIA Lobbyist

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

BRUCE J. SARCHET

Bruce J. Sarchet has focused his entire legal career on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters.

CORRINN JACKSON

Corinn Jackson creates and manages legal and electronic resources to assist in counseling employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She helps develop and manage the firm's internal and external publications.

DAVID KERSTEN

The Kersten Institute is the product of David’s lifelong passion and vision for how to create high-performance government organizations that are effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of citizens.

LORI KAMMERER

LORI KAMMERER is nationally recognized as a leading authority on policy issues affecting the California Workers' Compensation System.

 
     
  A SPECIAL THANKS TO LITTLER MENDELSON FOR ALLOWING US THE USE OF THEIR BUILDING
as THE LOCATION for OUR JANUARY, 2018 CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
  meeting schedule - 2017
 
   
   

LOCATION:

TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS
7725 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017  
 


  For those who came to our meeting on Thursday November 16th, Thank You. For those who had missed it, it truly was a great event.
Lori Kammerer – CABIA Lobbyist – 2018 Strategy  Tom and Anna Manzo thank Joann Roth-Oseary (pictured on left) from Someone’s In The Kitchen for providing the amazing food and drinks.
Dan Hoffer – Venable Attorney – How to prevent a PAGA lawsuit   Richard LoGuercio from Town & Country was such a hospitable host.

   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 

 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Protect California Business

Workers' Compensation 101

2018 Plans to reform PAGA

DAN HOFFER – Attorney From Venable

BILL COOK – Andreini and Co.

LORI KAMMERER – CABIA Lobbyist

Also Speaking:
LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force

   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

DAN HOFFER

Dan is the chair of the firm’s West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Group. He will provide us with information on wage and hour rules to avoid costly PAGA Lawsuits and will have an open questions and answers format.

BILL COOK

Workers' Compensation 101 - Bill will teach us how to fight the bogus claims.

LORI KAMMERER

LORI KAMMERER is nationally recognized as a leading authority on policy issues affecting the California Workers' Compensation System.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President  of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

 
 
A SPECIAL THANKS TO "SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN" FOR SPONSORING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES. WWW.SITK.COM

MANY THANKS TO Richard LoGuercio OF TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS Showroom & Distribution Center as THE LOCATION for OUR NOVEMBER CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

INDUSTRIAL METAL SUPPLY COMPANY
8300 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA 91352

DATE: Thursday, August 24, 2017  
     


   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch

Introduction

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA)

GO-Biz offers a range of services to California business owners

Teaching California companies of the financial harm PAGA lawsuits can cause

Open discussion

 

TOM MANZO

KEN BARNES

JESSE TORRES

RICHARD FREY

         
   

SPECIAL GUESTS:

ADRIENNE LINDGREN

- Business Development Manager - Manufacturing, Fashion & Aerospace
  Office of MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI

 
   

 

GABRIELA MARQUEZ

- District Director -
  Office of CONGRESSMAN TONY CÁRDENAS

 
 


A SPECIAL THANKS TO DAVID HOSKINS OF ANDREINI AND COMPANY FOR SPONSORING LUNCH.

MANY THANKS TO NEIL SHERMAN OF INDUSTRAL METAL SUPPLY FOR ALLOWING US THE USE OF HIS BEAUTIFUL BUILDING as THE LOCATION for OUR August CABIA MEETING.

 
 
 
     
  paga issues in california

   

LOCATION:

ANGELES NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040

DATE: Tuesday, May 30, 2017  
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 

 

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch

Introductions

P.A.G.A.

Going on 'Offense' and Engaging the Public

Worker's Compensation

Attendee Discussion of Thoughts and Visions


SHANNON GROVE -
former Representative; 34th District CA State Assembly
MICHAEL SALTSMAN - Vice President - Berman and Company
TOM SCOTT - NFIB/CA State Director
Group Discussion