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We Solve Workplace Problems. ®

Upcoming Employment Law Training Sessions

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    May 23, 2024

    Understanding the Risks Created by Confidentiality, Separation and Other Workplace Agreements

    $199.00

    Workplace agreements are common in most industries. However, improperly drafted agreements can create significant liability for employers. In this session, Jen will explain the laws applicable to confidentiality, separation, and other workplace agreements, including those applicable to remote work, requiring employees to use their personal devices for business tasks, and trade secrets/inventions. This is the only webinar we’ve found that covers these important topics from a practical approach. Bring your questions!


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    June 04, 2024

    Why You Cannot Ignore the Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    $199.00

    Most California employers do not pay much attention to federal employment laws, because state law usually is more protective of employees. Taking that approach, however, can be a costly mistake. In addition to the Americans With Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which all California employers should follow, the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) cannot be ignored. The PWFA imposes obligations on employers that go far beyond those required under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Jen will explain the scope of the new law and regulations, and help you understand the best practices in this critical area. As always, this session will be interactive and full of practical information. Join us!


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    June 18, 2024

    Performance Management with a Modern Spin

    $199.00

    Some employers have stopped conducting performance reviews. Why? They think they take too much time, and are ineffective. But, that does not have to be the case. The “modern” approach to performance management focuses on collaboration and teamwork. The goal is to “save” the employee, and not prepare to get rid of them. 

    In this engaging and interactive webinar, we explain why traditional strategies do not deliver the results employers seek, and offers tools and best practices to drive positive performance and a healthy workplace culture.

    We only offer this session once year.  Don’t miss it!


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    June 27, 2024

    How to Make Criminal History Inquiries Without Getting Sued

    $199.00

    Employers understandably want to know if job applicants have been in trouble with the law. California, though, imposes significant limitations on an employers’ ability to consider criminal history, including the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and the Fair Chance Act. Join Jen for an interactive discussion of these laws and more. All attendees will receive a step-by-step checklist explaining employer obligations and best practices.


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    August 01, 2024

    The Million Dollar Violation: Wage-Hour Compliance 101

    $199.00

    California employers pay billions of dollars every year to resolve wage-hour claims. Overtime, the regular rate of pay, wage statement compliance, reporting time pay, and on-call shifts are just a few of the common areas that can trip up even the most well-intentioned HR professionals and leaders

    In this “you don’t want to miss this one” webinar, Melissa Whitehead summarizes the key wage-hour rules for most employers, and provides proactive, practical strategies to minimize your liability under the California Private Attorneys General Act and similar laws.


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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

Julienne Correa

Julienne Correa

Kristabel Sandoval

Kristabel Sandoval

Kristabel Sandoval

Kristopher J. Lopez

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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