DWC Annual Educational Conference

The largest workers’ compensation educational event in the state is held in March in both Northern and Southern California. Speakers from the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the private sector will address the most current topics and issues confronting claims administrators, medical providers, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors and others involved in workers’ compensation.

Northern California

March 5-6, 2020
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Come visit us at Booth #34

Southern California

March 26-27, 2020
LAX Marriott
5866 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Come visit us at Booth #62

Register here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWC-Conference.html

The Executives in Workers’ Comp Conference (EWC)

March 19-20, 2020
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

The Executives in Workers’ Comp Conference is a thoughtfully designed symposium where you will experience outstanding education and networking opportunities. Over the course of this 1-1/2 day conference, you will hear powerful speakers and connect with over 450 workers’ comp and risk management executives, self-insured agencies and third-party administrators.


2020 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo (CASBO)

March 29th – April 1st, 2020
Palm Spring Convention Center

Welcome to the best place to participate in lifelong learning in school business!

  • 175 in-depth professional development sessions presented by state & national experts
  • 350 exhibitors showcasing their products and solutions at California’s largest school business expo
  • 2,500+ attendees, including the best and brightest in school leadership
  • Inspiring keynote speaker
    For more than 90 years, CASBO has been uniting school business leaders to help you hone your skills, advance your career and build your network.
    Learn alongside your colleagues, identify ways to inspire your team post-conference and lead your local education agency into a bright future!

Featuring on Monday, March 30 from 3 to 4 pm – Smoke Tree E Conference Room:

Managing Partner Eric De Wames & David Quintanar presenting Leaves of Absence: Workers’ Compensation vs. Medical Leave


Pihra Pasadena

April 14, 2020 – 7 – 9 AM
The University Club

Presentation: Managers Are Breaking The Law All the Time! Presented by Managing Partner Eric De Wames
Learn the many ways your managers are exposing your organization to employment law liability.

Key Takeaways:

  • ADA/FEHA laws are complex and often require skilled strategy. We will demonstrate how to train managers to stay out of the way of good decision-making.
  • Wage & Hour laws are the single most litigated issues in CA. Managers are most often the culprits violating these provisions, despite compliant policies in place. Learn how to mitigate this reality.
  • Harassment & Discrimination training is mandatory in CA – but managers are still getting it wrong. Learn how to supplement this training in meaningful ways to avoid liability.

For more information and to register go to https://www.mypihra.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1341722&group

2020 California State HR Advocacy & Legislative Conference (CalSHRM)

April 15-17, 2020
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento CA

The 2020 California State HR Advocacy and Legislative Conference is the premier employment law and legislative advocacy focused boutique conference in California. Almost 550 human resource and business professionals from across the world doing business in California, attend this unique conference in Sacramento. Our unique content attracts senior level human resource professionals including CHRO’s, EVP’s, VP’s, and more – to California’s only human resources conference dedicated to California Employment Law and Legislative Advocacy.

Featuring on Thursday, April 16 – 10:15 am to 11:15 am:

Managing Partner Eric De Wames & Lisa Aguiar (of Counsel) presenting Return to Work and Leaves of Absence


Dynamex & AB 5: Redefining Independent Contractor Classifications

YouTube Webinar

California businesses that either currently use independent contractors or are considering using them need a road map to navigate the minefield presented by recent California case and statutory law. The new employee classification test the California Supreme Court adopted last year in the Dynamex ruling affects nearly every sector of the California economy. Join Sullivan on Comp author Michael Sullivan and Employment Department Managing Partner Eric De Wames of Michael Sullivan & Associates as they discuss these new laws and the strategies for navigating them.