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Upcoming Employment Law Training Sessions

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    March 05, 2024

    Intensive Workshop: Effectively Managing Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations (The Basics)

    $999.00

    We hire employees to do their job, but what happens when they need protected time off or a reasonable accommodation?

    In this two-day intensive workshop for HR professionals who are new or need a refresher on the basics, we provide detailed information about all of the relevant laws and regulations (including legal updates for 2024) and practical guidance on the challenging issues that arise in these areas. We address each type of leave and accommodation one-by-one, and highlight the most challenging aspects of each of them. 

    Attendees work through hypotheticals to test their knowledge, all of which are based on real life scenarios and require thoughtful analysis and strategy.


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    March 28, 2024

    Workplace Insights with Shaw Law and the California Civil Rights Department – Fair Chance Hiring

    FREE
    This month, Melissa Whitehead and Rashida Harmon, Senior Counsel for CRD’s Outreach and Education Unit, will discuss California’s Fair Chance Act, a law designed to protect people with conviction histories from discrimination in the hiring process. This presentation will include updates on the new Fair Chance Act regulations, which went into effect in October 2023.
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    April 09, 2024

    Best Practices for Form I-9 Compliance

    $299.00

    All employers must properly and timely complete a Form I-9 for every new employee hired in the United States. But, that’s not as easy as it sound!  And employers can make costly mistakes without realizing it.  To avoid liability, employees who process Form I-9s should be trained on what to do, and how to do it.  We can help!

    In this session, we discuss how to properly complete Form I-9s, how to handle the I-9 process for remote employees, and the best practices for correcting Form-I-9 errors.  We also explain the penalties for non-compliance and how to conduct an internal audit before the government comes knocking at your door.


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    April 25, 2024

    Conducting Effective Internal Investigations

    $2,500.00

    Limited spots for our “Internal Investigation Intensive” are now available!

    As experienced employment lawyers and impartial workplace investigators, we conduct hundreds of public and private sector investigations every year. We bring that expertise, and our commitment to providing the best possible training experience, to this three-day workshop.


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    April 30, 2024

    One-Hour Sexual Harassment Prevention and Other EEO Issues (SB 1343 Compliance Training for Staff)

    $50.00

    Public and private sector employers throughout California have relied on us for over 20 years to deliver interactive and impactful EEO compliance training. We regularly update our materials to reflect current events and legal developments, and attendees rave about our delivery and content.

    In this one-hour session intended for non-supervisory employees only, we cover the required topics under SB 1343 and related laws, including:

    • The legal definitions of unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation
    • The definition of “bullying” and management’s responsibility for preventing it
    • How to encourage “upstanders” in supporting co-workers
    • The differences between EEO laws and EEO policies
    • The protections provided by employer policies and the law protects employees, including practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
    • How “out-of-work” conduct (including social media activities) may result in EEO liability
    • The internal complaint process, including the duty to report, investigate and respond, and how to encourage employees to respect the process

    This session is perfect for employers who want to provide staff with a safe place to learn about this important topic.


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Our People

Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw

 

Attorney Trish Higgins

Trish Higgins

 

 

Shaw Law Group Attorney Eric Glassman

Eric Glassman

 

Shaw Law Group Attorney Alayna Schroeder

Alayna Schroeder

 

Shaw Law Group Attorney Julia Melnicoe Insel

Julia Melnicoe Insel

Melissa Whitehead

Melissa Whitehead

Shaw Law Group Attorney Brooke Kozak

Brooke Kozak

Megan Donaghey

Megan Donaghey

Julienne Correa

Julienne Correa

Kristabel Sandoval

Kristabel Sandoval

Our Mission

We are committed to providing our clients with skillful and inspired advice, training and investigation services to encourage a positive work environment and prevent litigation.

Our Core Values

QUALITY

QUALITY

Excellence, expertise, and work reflective of the highest ethical standards

PRACTICALITY

PRACTICALITY

Approaching workplace challenges with common sense and a solution-oriented perspective

RESPECT

RESPECT

Valuing individual perspectives and working collaboratively

GROWTH

GROWTH

A culture of constant improvement, self-examination, and achievement of personal, firm, and client goals

INDIVIDUALITY

INDIVIDUALITY

Supporting employees’ families, communities and outside interests

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Julia Melnicoe Insel, Esq. of Shaw Law Group, PC provided an excellent training on diversity, equity, and inclusion HR for Solar Cookers International.  She was able to expertly bring together the values and goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion with the legal and practical guidelines and implications to set our organization up for success now and in the future.  She has been an excellent resource that I can ask questions to and explore situations, challenges, and opportunities related to these complex and important topics for our organization.  We greatly appreciate Julia’s time and efforts.

Caitlyn Hughes
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Year after year, Jennifer Shaw has shown that she truly cares about our needs and understands our company culture. We are continually impressed with her ability to provide the highest caliber consultation and legal advice in all aspects of employment law. We have confidence in knowing that Jennifer and her team will always do their best to respond quickly, thoroughly and accurately whenever we turn to them for help. We trust Jennifer and her team, and consider the firm a valued business partner!

Mary Muller, Nugget Market, Inc.

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San Diego County Credit Union employees find Jennifer Shaw thought provoking and engaging as she shares her experience in employee law. Shaw’s tangible, real-life scenarios are always a hit for group education and training for management.

Michelle Pagni, Executive Vice President
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What makes Jennifer Shaw and the Shaw Law Group stand above the rest is their advocacy for you. They take the time to listen and understand your needs and concerns, and then become your champion. Having Jennifer and the Shaw Law Group on our side allow me to focus on my organization knowing that we are in very good hands.

Kenn Altine, CEO, Sacramento SPCA
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We have worked with Jennifer and her team for several years. They are always responsive, knowledgeable, and practical. We appreciate their business sense and ability to solve problems.

The Golden 1 Credit Union
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Your passion for teaching is so admirable. It looks so fluid and seamless yet you convey volumes of valuable skills and knowledge. I loved that I learned so many new things. Thank you.

Attendee at recent training session
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Clear, interesting presentation – concise, and with a good sense of humor also. Appropriate use of real life every day examples – from actual cases, the media, etc. Thank you!

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