Does your company or professional organization need overviews or updates on the legal issues that affect your industry or place of business?

Our attorneys are available to speak on several topics providing:

  • A briefing of the topic from the legal perspective
  • Recent updates to laws
  • Case examples that illustrate how laws have been applied in related situations
  • Tools to avoid possible litigation

If you are interested in any of the programs on the list, please contact Arif Virji, Managing Partner, at [email protected] or 415-397-2800. If you are interested in topics not mentioned, notify us and we will work with you to come up with a program.

Below are lists of seminar topics which the firm has presented; however, the list is non-exhaustive; so if you have a topic that is not listed or would like a detailed subset of one of the topics listed, we would be more than happy to accommodate your request.

Employment Litigation and Advice

  • The Top 10 Ways California Employers Get Sued
  • Employee Handbooks/Manuals
  • How to Handle Employee Hiring, Firing and Layoffs
  • Responding to Employee Harassment; Discrimination [and other] Complaints
  • How to Handle the Poorly Performing Employee
  • Overview of Discrimination Laws
  • Disability Discrimination: Hiring, Accommodating and Terminating Disabled Employees
  • HIPAA Privacy Rules & Procedures for Employers
  • Employee Requests for Leave: FMLA, ADA, CFRA, PDLL, Workers' Comp and FEHA*
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Drug Testing
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Wage and Hour Regulations
  • California's "Bounty Hunter" Law

Construction Law and Litigation

  • Admissibility of CAL OSHA Safety Orders
  • Mechanic's Liens/Stop Notices
  • Insurance indemnity issues
  • Toxic mold
  • New Indemnity Obligations with Title 7 (SB 800)
  • Lawsuit preparation
  • Documentation
  • Proving your claim
  • Preventing litigation
  • Instruction on documentation (change orders, videotaping, site inspection consultant recommendations, etc.) and other ways of proving your claim in the event of a lawsuit
  • Clarity of Prevailing Wage (and relation to collective bargaining)
  • Protecting yourself against unlicensed contractors

* FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act; ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act; CFRA: California Family Rights Act; PDLL: California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law; Workers' Comp: California Workers' Compensation Law; and FEHA: Fair Employment and Housing Act