California Law for Texas Employers

Date: January 12, 2022 at 9am – 12pm
Via Zoom


This seminar will prepare Texas employers for the various requirements for having employees in California. A detailed overview of California employment laws will be provided, with an emphasis on how they differ from Texas laws, and strategies for compliance. Specifically covered will be new laws for 2022, including:

  • Significant revisions to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) for all employers with five or more employees, requiring most employers to provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave
  • COVID-19-related laws
  • Expanded restrictions on nondisclosure provisions in settlement and severance agreements
  • New law regarding employers’ posting obligations for California employees who work remotely
  • New OSHA laws regarding “enterprise-wide” violations and “egregious” violations

These laws, many others, and significant court decisions will be covered. Essential policies also will be discussed, and template forms and policies will be provided. The program includes Q&A as well.

AGENDA: California Law Overview

  • Protected categories
  • Required anti-harassment training
  • Leaves of absence
  • Wage and hour basics
  • Minimum wage and overtime
  • Exemptions and minimum salaries
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Out-of-state employees performing work in California
  • Paystub requirements
  • Personnel and payroll records requests
  • Mandatory paid sick leave
  • Vacation Rules
  • Covenants not to compete
  • NDAs/IP protections
  • Unique expense reimbursement rules
  • Background / credit checks
  • Written salesperson agreements
  • Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)
  • Employees vs. independent contractors
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Unemployment issues
  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) obligations
  • Required policies
  • Required postings
  • COVID-19!


Scott Brutocao is a licensed California attorney who has been practicing employment law in California for 25 years. 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.



To register or for questions, please click here. For information regarding claiming the client discount on Eventbrite, please email or call 512.328.1540.


This course has been approved for 2.75 hours of CLE credit by the Texas Bar, and we will provide documentation for credit for all other certifications, including SHRM and HRCI.