Complimentary Wage and Hour Law Update Webinar

By Hoge Fenton | 11.15.2017 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Wage and hour laws have changed over time.  Join us for a webinar on the current state of the law, sticky issues, and best practices, and learn how to avoid one of the most dreaded, but common types of lawsuits for California employers.  Among other issues, we will cover:

-Exempt vs. non-exempt classifications
-Independent contractors vs. employees
-Meal and rest break challenges
-“Off the clock” work
-Class and PAGA (Private Attorney General Act) claims

This is a great webinar for business owners and managers, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, in-house legal counsel, HR professionals, trusted advisors, and others responsible for employment matters.

Countdown to the GDPR

By Hoge Fenton | 09.29.2017 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

JOIN US for a 3-part webinar series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in just a few more months on Monday, May 25, 2018.

WHO: All companies that have personal information of EU citizens or that conduct business in the EU, regardless of their home country, must comply with the GDPR.

WHY: Because the GDPR mandates Accountability and demonstrating Compliance, and large monetary fines of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of global annual revenues will be imposed on companies for non-compliance.


October 31, 2017: You will learn what the GDPR requires, specific changes under the new law, common deficiencies in companies today, and information you need to develop an action plan for your company.
Time: 7:00 p.m.  Central Eastern Europe  |  6:00 p.m. London Time  |  1:00  p.m. Eastern  |  10:00 a.m. Pacific

December 7, 2017: Compliance considerations for non-EU companies with EU-facing websites and mobile apps, EU personnel or business partners, EU e-discovery and other cross-border transfer issues.
Time: 7:00 p.m.  Central Eastern Europe  |  6:00 p.m. London Time  |  1:00  p.m. Eastern  |  10:00 a.m. Pacific

January 23, 2018: Notable individual Data Protection Authority (DPA) departures from the GDPR, and real alternatives to GDPR compliance, e.g. BCRs, MCCs, Privacy Shield.
Time: 7:00 p.m.  Central Eastern Europe  |  6:00 p.m. London Time  |  1:00  p.m. Eastern  |  10:00 a.m. Pacific

RSVP:  To RSVP for the GDPR webinars, email  Please specify which webinar topic you wish to attend.

Social Media, Marijuana, and Privacy: How Your Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct Can Affect Your Business

By Hoge Fenton | 04.26.2017 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Date September 27th, 2017 September 28th, 2017 Time 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Location Four Points Sheraton 5115 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton, CA 94588 Hoge Fenton San Jose Office 60 S. Market St 2nd Floor San Jose, CA 95113 Every employee has a life outside the office. While employers have little control over what employees do on their own time, changes in the law, politics, and social media are forcing employers to consider whether they should become involved, and if so, whether they are permitted to do so and how. What happens when an employer believes an employee’s off-duty activities affect, conflict with, or interfere with the employee’s performance or the company’s policies? While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, Hoge Fenton’s Employment Law Team can help you respond to your employees’ off-duty conduct in a consistent, fair, and legal manner. Join us for an interactive discussion about social media, the legalization of marijuana in California, the distinction between private and public activities, and employers’ rights and obligations with respect to these issues. School is back in session, so we will be conducting this seminar in classroom workshop style! So please bring your thinking caps and be prepared to share your insights and expertise with others. Who Should Attend Business owners and managers, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, in-house legal counsel, human resource professionals, trusted advisors, and others responsible for personnel matters.   Sarju A. Naran Chair – Employment Law 408.947.2456 Jennifer M. Protas Shareholder 408.947.2435 Clare Michaud Law […]

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