California Law For Texas Employers 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.
Norris Conference Center


This seminar will highlight to Texas employers 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 2020, including:

• AB 5, which imposes a new strict test for independent contractors that will change the way employers can use independent contractors moving forward
• AB 51, which bans mandatory pre-employment arbitration agreements
• Updates on mandatory harassment prevention training for supervisors and non-supervisors
• Changes to California anti-discrimination law, lactation accommodations, and other laws

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.



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 and has provided employee and manager training on California and Texas employment laws throughout his career.


• Protected categories/manager training
• Wage and hour basics
• Minimum wage and overtime
• Exemptions and minimum salary requirements
• Paystub requirements
• Meal and rest breaks
• Private attorney General Act (PAGA)
• Vacation Rules
• Mandatory paid sick leave
• Leaves of absence, including California’s mini-FMLA (CFRA) and New Parent Leave Act (NPLA)
• Covenants not to compete and protections of IP
• Employee expense and reimbursement issues
• Background / credit checks
• Written salesperson agreements
• Employees vs. independent contractors and penalties for misclassification
• Arbitration agreements
• Unemployment issues


Early Bird Rate (prior to 12/21/19): $195
Regular Rate: $295
Clients of CSMB: $99


To register, click here.
Questions? Email or call 512.328.1540. Space is limited.

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.