Strategies to Manage Wage & Hour Risks in California



California is home to a unique set of labor laws that impact businesses small and large across retail, food service, technology, and other industries. If companies fall behind on these laws, they risk costly legal ramifications that are entirely avoidable with the proper education.

In this webinar, Emtrain Founder and CEO Janine Yancey joins Melinda Reichert, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP Partner and Silicon Valley wage and hour attorney, to help you better understand the top ten wage and hour risks in California and outline key strategies and tools to help you manage them.

Watch this webinar recording and learn about common pitfalls to avoid and the best strategies for handling:

  • Employee classification (employee vs independent contractor, exempt vs non exempt)
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Time tracking (including how to manage partial day absences, use of vacation time and PTO)
  • Commission plans
  • Paycheck and pay stub information

About Janine Yancey

Emtrain founder and CEO Janine Yancey is a passionate advocate for healthy workplace cultures. Prior to founding Emtrain, Janine was a partner at Employment Law Partners where she specialized in solving labor and employment problems for high tech firms including Google, Intuit and a variety of start-ups. Janine also served as Board Member of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) and authored The HR Handbook, designed to help young tech companies navigate workplace laws. Janine has been certified by both Federal and California courts as an expert in harassment training and investigations—she’s provided expert testimony on both topics. Janine also successfully defended the City of Roseville in a 5-week harassment jury trial and used the City’s harassment training efforts to help persuade the jury to return a verdict for the City.

About Melinda Riechert

Melinda has experience litigating and arbitrating both class actions and single-plaintiff cases. Leader of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s labor and employment practice in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, Melinda defends clients in wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, trade secret, and all other types of employment disputes.

Melinda has won numerous summary judgments, arbitration awards, and court and jury trials. She currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office. In addition to her litigation and arbitration practice, Melinda counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies and on California’s complex employment laws.

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