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California Law For Texas Employers 2018 - Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP

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California Law For Texas Employers 2018

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January 22, 2019 AT 9:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.
Norris Conference Center


Scott Brutocao
Partner, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP
Licensed in California, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


This seminar addresses California employment law specifically for the Texas employer with employees in California.  It is a unique half-day program that employers, HR officials, attorneys, CFOs, controllers, payroll professionals, accountants and supervisors attend each year.  Both new and existing California employment laws will be covered, what the new laws mean for Texas employers with employees in California, and strategies for compliance.  Specifically covered will be how California employment laws differ from Texas employment law.



  • Landmark ruling in employee vs. independent contractor laws that will fundamentally change the way employers use workers in California
  • Expanded sexual harassment training applicable to all employees, not just supervisors
  • Sweeping sexual harassment changes in multiples areas of the law
  • Prohibitions on certain confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements
  • Key ruling striking down an employee non-solicitation clause, affecting the drafting of all such clauses
  • Changes to lactation accommodation requirements
  • Paid family leave expansion
  • Much more



Written materials, including key forms and policies, will be provided.


“It was very informative and easy to follow.  I will be able to utilize what I learned here today.”

“CA law boiled down to highlight to essentials without providing more to overwhelm and confuse.”

“This is always an excellent program, incredibly substantive and I always leave with new ideas/actions.”


  • Human Resources personnel
  • Payroll professionals
  • Attorneys, both in-house and at law firms
  • Owners
  • Accounting personnel
  • Office managers
  • Benefits managers
  • Administrators
  • Supervisors



Scott Brutocao is a licensed California attorney who has been practicing employment law in California since 1994 and in Texas since 2000. He has litigated and advised employers in hundreds of matters under California law, and has been advising Texas employers under California law since he was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2000. He is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas board of Legal Specialization, and has authored articles and spoken at Continuing Legal Education seminars on both California and Texas employment law throughout his career. He has also frequently conducts California supervisor anti-harassment training that complies with the requirements of California law.


This seminar has been approved for 2.75 hours of CLE credit by the Texas Bar, and we will provide documentation for accreditation with the HR Certification Institute.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The program will commence at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m., with one 15-minute break.  Continental breakfast is included.  Clients of CSMBB receive a highly discounted rate, and “early bird” registration is available through December 31.


Click here to purchase your ticket through Eventbrite.


Questions?  Please call 512.328.1540 or email seminars@cornellsmith.com.

Click here to download the brochure.