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THE SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL AWARDS LARRY KAZANJIAN OF PALMER KAZANJIAN WOHL HODSON LLP “BEST OF THE BAR” HONOR

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP is pleased to announce that Larry Kazanjian, managing partner, has been awarded the “Best of the Bar honor” by the Sacramento Business Journal.

Each year, the Sacramento Business Journal recognizes local attorneys who are nominated and vetted by their peers. Nominees are awarded points based on a formula that gives equal weight to two factors. The first factor is the number of nominations received, with nominations from attorneys in different firms counting for more points than those from attorneys within the same firm. The second factor considers the opinion of 20 well-known lawyers serving on a peer-review panel. Receipt of this award confirms that Larry is held in high-esteem by his peers as a labor and employment attorney.

Larry has practiced labor and employment law for more than 30 years. He has a wide-ranging litigation practice, and he has defended employers responding to claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. He also frequently defends wage and hour class and collective actions. His general employment practice involves providing practical advice to keep employers out of litigation and to comply with the full panoply of state and federal employment laws.

Larry also represents management in all aspects of labor relations, including proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board involving representation petitions, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, contract interpretation, employee discipline disputes and Section 301 claims. Larry’s clients include construction companies, professional organizations, hospitals, retail businesses, advertisers, beverage importers and distributors, wholesale distributors, farms and food processing businesses, and insurance companies.

Larry prides himself on vigorous advocacy but maintains cordial, professional relations with opposing counsel, which is conducive to resolving disputes.

SOURCES: Sacramento Business Journal, PKWH website

 

September 21, 2017 Seminar: Human Resources Policies and Updates on Heath Care Reform

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Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:
8:00 AM – Registration/Meet & Greet
8:30 AM – Catered Breakfast followed by Seminars
10:30 AM – Program concludes

Location: Whitney Oaks Golf Club clubhouse, 2305 Clubhouse Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing a seminar on Human Resources Policies and Updates on Health CareReform in partnership with Eureka Insurance Solutions. The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP and Ned Schaut, president of Eureka Insurance Solutions.

Human Resources Policies  

  • Wage and Hour Updates
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Marijuana In the Workplace
  • Disciplinary Action and Termination of Employment
  • Employment Classification: Independent Contractors / Exempt Employees
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

Updates on Health Care Reform

  • Understanding Single-Payer Health Care
  • Bi-partisan Reform On the Horizon After Failed Repeal of the ACA

RSVP

Admission is complimentary.  Seats are limited to 40 and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.  Reserve your spot today by emailing clientcare@eurekains.com.  

2017 SAHRA Annual Conference

Date: September 19, 2017 – September 20, 2017

Time: All-day event

Location: Sacramento Convention Center – 1400 J Street Sacramento CA, 95814 United States

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP is pleased to announce that it has been selected, together with Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, to present at the 2017 SAHRA Annual Conference.  Our segment will consist of a panel discussion on class action litigation issues.

Join over 250 of the region’s leading human resource professionals and service providers at the 2017 SAHRA Annual Conference. This two-day event will offer attendees the opportunity to network with peers, learn about important and innovative goods and services and stay current on industry topics through a full program of educational sessions.

For general information regarding event admission, please visit their homepage here.

2018 Generations Conference

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP is pleased to announce that two firm partners, Christopher Wohl and Treaver Hodson, have been selected to present in next year’s Generations Family Business Conference. They will be presenting alongside an impressive roster of local, national and international keynote speakers who will share important lessons and inspiring personal stories about their family businesses. Our segment will consist of a panel discussion on the impact of personal private conduct on the workplace, executive agreements, ownership interest, sexual harassment and trade secret protection, with an emphasis on the balance between business interests and privacy interests.

If you are a business owner and are interested in participating in our presentation, please contact us at aclark@pkwhlaw.com  or at (916) 422-3552.

For general information regarding event admission, please visit their homepage here.

 

What others are saying!

“My client families keep telling me how much they got out of attending this conference! I brought along members of three families who wanted to hear my presentation and attend some of the breakout sessions. All had a great time, loved learning and networking with the other families there, and reported back home on how valuable it was for them. I will enthusiastically recommend the Generations Conference in the future.”

ALLEN BETTIS, PRESIDENT, LEGACY ASSOCIATES FAMILY BUSINESS ADVISORS

 

“While every company is unique, the common themes and issues family businesses face came up again and again at the Generations conference. The conference gave me perspective on my family business that I can’t see from the inside.”

CHRIS HAVEN, SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER, FLYERS ENERGY, LLC

 

“The conference was very enjoyable. I would say that it was really valuable to me as a contributor to consider our family’s development in a structured way. This created some significant new learning, which is all you can ask of a conference of people that have never met each other before.”

PETER GORDON, DIRECTOR, WILLIAM GRANT & SONS DISTILLERS LTD, GLENFIDDICH WHISKY

 

“Being able to discuss the similar issues that all family business encounter with other family businesses has helped us address our challenges using real world examples, everybody is always willing to share their successes and failures.”

KEN MONROE, PRESIDENT, HOLT OF CALIFORNIA

 

“The Family Business Center allows you to interact with people struggling with the same issues, communication is open and all the forums always send you away with new ideas and means to use and implement.  The resources and examples from other businesses often validate what does work, that alone is worth membership.”

THOMAS DILLE, FIDDYMENT FARMS

 

Larry M. Kazanjian Honored as 2017 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s managing partner Larry M. Kazanjian will be honored as a 2017 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer. Each year, Sacramento Magazine works with the national firm Professional Research Services to poll attorneys in the Sacramento region asking them who they would recommend among 56 legal specialties. Larry was nominated as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in the Sacramento region.

Mr. Kazanjian has practiced employment law for more than 25 years and has represented employers in litigation of discrimination and wrongful termination matters. His litigation experience includes dozens of jury trials in the representation of defendants. Mr. Kazanjian’s general employment law practice involves the daily rendering of practical advice assisting clients of all sizes with employment issues including wage and hour law, harassment and discrimination, compliance with ADA/FMLA requirements, compliance with INS regulations governing I-9 forms, preparation of personnel manuals, drug/alcohol policies and other preventative measures.

Mr. Kazanjian also represents management clients in all aspects of labor relations, including proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board involving representation petitions, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice hearings, contract interpretation, employee discipline disputes and Section 301 breach of collective bargaining agreements. Representative clients include construction companies, professional organizations, hospitals, retail businesses, waste disposal companies, advertisers, beverage importers, wholesale distributors, agricultural employers and insurance companies.

Mr. Kazanjian frequently speaks on employment law compliance including harassment/discrimination, wage and hour compliance, alcohol/drug policies and practices, OSHA compliance, ergonomics, discrimination/ harassment and many other employment and labor law topics. Mr. Kazanjian is admitted to practice in all California Courts.

Thank you for attending our June 15, 2017 Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners seminar!

Seminar Presented by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Partnership with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC

Thank you for attending our Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners seminar, which was held on June 15, 2017, in partnership with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in employment and labor law compliance.

Immigration Law
  • How federal immigration laws apply to employment
  • Immigrant vs. non immigrant employees
  • Government entities involved- USCIS, DHS, ICE, CBP, EEOC, DOL, DOS, OSC, SSA, DFEH, FDNS
  • Visas in the workplace
  • PERM and prevailing wage
  • Wage and Hour Updates
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Disciplinary Action and Termination of Employment
  • Employment Classification: Independent Contractors/ Exempt Employees
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

The presentation slides are available below:

Part I Presentation Slides

Part II Presentation Slides

We will be providing various seminars throughout 2017 on a variety of employment and labor law topics.  If you would like to receive legal updates and invitations to participate in our upcoming  employment and labor law update seminars, please Join our mailing list.  For inquiries, e-mail aclark@pkwhlaw.com or contact us at 916-442-3552.  

KVIE Golf Classic

 

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson is pleased to support the 7th Annual KVIE Golf Classic. The event will take place on June 12, 2017 at the Serrano Country Club. If you are interested in participating in this event, the registration page can be found HERE.

 

 

Recent Sponsorships At-A-Glance

 

Boy Scouts of America

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson was pleased to support the Third Annual Push Dinner benefitting the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  The proceeds from this dinner help provide the Scouting program to young people all over Northern California.  The dinner was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at McClellan Conference Center in McClellan. If you are interested in supporting Boy Scouts of America, you can find more information about upcoming events HERE.

 

Local Parish School

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson was pleased to support Our Lady of the Assumption’s (OLA) Eighth Annual Cougar Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event directly benefited school programs including classroom technology upgrades, sports programs, financial assistance for the annual 8th grade Washington D.C. trip, tuition assistance, and education enhancements.  The tournament was held on April 28, 2017.  If you are interested in supporting OLA you can find information about upcoming events HERE.

 

Sacramento County Bar Association

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson was pleased to support the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Sacramento County Bar Association and enable the SCBA to continue providing resources to enhance the legal profession, and the community served by it. The tournament was held on Friday, May 19, 2017.  If you are interested in supporting the Sacramento County Bar Association, you can find information about upcoming events HERE.

Thank You for Attending Our May 16, 2017 Seminar!

Seminar Presented by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Partnership with Robert Sanders, Attorney at Law

Thank you for attending our Employment Law for Health Practice Owners seminar, which was held on May 16th, 2017, in partnership with Robert Sanders, Attorney at Law.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in employment and labor law compliance.

The following topics were covered:
  1. Employment Law Basics
  2. Practical Solutions for avoiding the hazards commonly associated with the employment relationship in health care practices
  3. Maintaining workable personnel policies and practices
  4. Valuing the independent contractor relationship
  5. Planning employee compensation, benefits, and incentives

The presentation slides are available below:

Part 1 Presentation Slides

Part 2 Presentation Slides

Part 3 Presentation Slides

We will be providing various seminars throughout 2017 on a variety of employment and labor law topics.  If you would like to receive legal updates and invitations to participate in our upcoming  employment and labor law update seminars, please Join our mailing list.  For inquiries, e-mail aclark@pkwhlaw.com or contact us at 916-442-3552.  

June 15, 2017 Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: Presentation: 8:30AM to 10:30AM

Location: 2277 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 455
Sacramento, CA 95825

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing a seminar on Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners seminar in partnership with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC.   The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP and Michael Wang, Managing Attorney at Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC.

The following topics will be covered:

Immigration Law
  • How federal immigration laws apply to employment
  • Immigrant vs. non immigrant employees
  • Government entities involved- USCIS, DHS, ICE, CBP, EEOC, DOL, DOS, OSC, SSA, DFEH, FDNS
  • Visas in the workplace
  • PERM and prevailing wage
General Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour Updates
  • Government Wage and Labor Audits
  • Employment Classification: Independent Contractors/ Exempt Employees
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Disciplinary Action and Termination of Employment
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

Admission is complimentary. Breakfast pastries and beverages will be provided. Seats are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Please register by June 12th to attend. Limit three attendees per company. REGISTER HERE.  Please direct any inquiries to aclark@pkwhlaw.com.

 

PKWH Sponsors Local Parish School

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson was pleased to support Our Lady of the Assumption’s (OLA) Eighth Annual Cougar Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event directly benefited school programs including classroom technology upgrades, sports programs, financial assistance for the annual 8th grade Washington D.C. trip, tuition assistance, and education enhancements.

The tournament was held on April 28, 2017, but if you are interested in supporting OLA you can find information about upcoming events HERE.

May 16, 2017-Seminar: Employment Law for Healthcare Practice Owners

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Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Time: Presentation: 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Location: El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing a seminar on Employment Law Issues for Healthcare Practice Owners in partnership with Robert Sanders, Attorney at Law, Inc.  The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Employment law basics
  • Practical solutions for avoiding the hazards commonly associated with the employment relationship in health care practices
  • Maintaining workable personnel policies and practices
  • Valuing the independent contractor relationship
  • Planning employee compensation, benefits and incentives

If you are interested in attending this seminar or our next complimentary Employment and Labor Law Update seminar, please contact us here or by phone at 916-442-3552.

PKWH Sponsors Local Historical Society

PKWH Sponsors Local Historical SocietyPalmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson is pleased to support the Folsom Historical Society’s Third Annual Historic Golf Tournament. Proceeds for the event benefit the Folsom Historical Society’s family of museums, including the Folsom History Museum, Pioneer Village, and the Museum of Wonder and Delight.

 
The tournament is Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom. If you’re interested in supporting the event you can find more information HERE. Please note the deadline to register is April 16th.

Thank you for attending our April 5, 2017 Employment and Labor Law Updates Seminar!

Seminar Presented by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Partnership with PWA Insurance Services

Thank you for attending our Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 seminar, which was held on April 5, 2017, in partnership with PWA Insurance Services.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in employment and labor law compliance.

The following topics were covered:

  • Wage and Hour Updates
  • Government Wage and Hour Audits
  • Employment Classification: Independent Contractors / Exempt Employees
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Disciplinary Action and Termination of Employment
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

The presentation slides are available below:

Part I Presentation Slides

Part II Presentation Slides

Part III Presentation Slides

We will be providing various seminars throughout 2017 on a variety of employment and labor law topics.  If you would like to receive legal updates and invitations to participate in our upcoming  employment and labor law update seminars, please Join our mailing list.  For inquiries, e-mail aclark@pkwhlaw.com or contact us at 916-442-3552.  

 

April 5, 2017-Seminar: Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017

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Date: Wednesday April 5, 2017

Time: Presentation: 8:30AM to 10:30AM;  Registration and Networking: 8:00AM-8:30AM

Location: PWA Insurance Services LLC – Main Conference Room
2377 Gold Meadow Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing its second Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 seminar in partnership with PWA Insurance Services LLC.  The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Wage and Hour Updates
  • Government Wage and Labor Audits
  • Employment Classification: Independent Contractors/ Exempt Employees
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Disciplinary Action and Termination of Employment
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

Please register to R.S.V.P.  Seating is limited. Direct any inquiries to jruggiero@pwadmin.com.  Register Here.

Thank you for attending our March 1, 2017 Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 Seminar!

Seminar Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP

Thank you for attending our Employment and Labor Law Updates For 2017 seminar, which was held on March 1, 2017, in partnership with the Cicotte Law Firm and Eureka Insurance Solutions.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in  employment and labor law compliance.

A copy of the presentation slides is available below:

Part I: ACA Outlook 2017

Part IIBenefits Update 2017

Part III:  Employment and Labor Law Updates 2017

We will be providing various seminars throughout 2017 on a variety of employment and labor law topics.  If you would like to receive legal updates and invitations to participate in our upcoming  employment and labor law update seminars, please Join our mailing list.  For inquiries, e-mail aclark@pkwhlaw.com or contact us at 916-442-3552.  

March 7, 2017-Seminar: Protecting Trade Secrets

March Legal Series Session 1: Protecting Trade Secrets

Date: Wed., March 7, 2017

Time: 8:30AM to 10:30AM

Location:  Sacramento, California

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing its Protecting Trade Secrets seminar in partnership with Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA).  The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP, and Lexee Asterlin, associate at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP.

The presentation will begin with an overview of trade secret laws, including a detailed discussion of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act, highlights of federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and applicable California Business and Professions Code torts.  The second portion will cover recommended workplace practices for California employers and the use of agreements to protect trade secrets and deter trade secret misappropriation.  We will conclude with a discussion of remedies available to an employer and an assessment of the balance between an employer’s need to monitor employees and an employee’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

If you are interested in attending our next Employment and Labor Law Update seminar, please let us know at aclark@pkwhlaw.com or  contact us at 916-442-3552.

March 1, 2017-Seminar: Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017

Cicotte and Eureka Insurance AnnouncementSeminar Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP

Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017

Time: 8:30AM to 10:30AM
Location: Our Office: 2277 Fair Oaks Blvd. Ste. 455, Sacramento, CA 95825

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing its Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 seminar in partnership with the Cicotte Law Firm and Eureka Insurance Solutions.  The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP, George Cicotte, founder of The Cicotte Law Firm PLLC and Ned Schaut, president of Eureka Insurance Solutions.

The following topics will be covered: 
  • Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017
  • ACA Under the Trump Administration
  • Benefits Law Update for 2017  
Admission is complimentary. Breakfast pastries and beverages will be provided.  Seats are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.  Limit two attendees per company. Please direct any inquiries to aclark@pkwhlaw.com or contact us 916-442-3552.  

Please register by February 20th, 2017 to attend.  Register Here

 

Larry Kazanjian Invited Guest Speaker at NBI Seminar

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish Seminar


Session Hosted by: National Business Institute ™  | Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Location: Courtyard Sacramento Midtown
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Larry Kazanjian has been invited to be a guest speaker at the National Business Institute’s upcoming Human Resource Law From Start to Finish Seminar November 18, 2015.

This program will get you up to speed on human recourse compliance so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between.

Seminar details and pricing information can be found on the NBI website.

Labor & Employment Law Seminar

Session Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 8:00AM to 9:30AM
Location: Our Office: 2277 Fair Oaks Blvd. Ste. 455, Sacramento, CA 95825
Free Admission

Topics covered:
  • Independent Contractor: The Increasing Risk Associated with Misclassification
  • Implications of an Activist National Labor Relations Board
  • Joint Employer Liability: Expansion and Consequences
  • Understanding California’s New Sick Leave Law
  • Continued Legal Uncertainty Under Private Attorney General’s Act (PAGA) Claims
  • The Impact Remote Access has on Employee Compensation and Hours Worked

 

RSVP Here

2015 Labor and Employment Law Updates Seminar

Session Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP
Seminar Hosted by Bowermaster and Associates

Date: February 12, 2015, Thursday
Time: 8AM to 1PM
Location: Courtyard by Marriott (1782 Tribute Rd., Sacramento, CA)
Free Admission

Palmer Kazanjian will be providing a 2015 Labor and Employment Law Updates workshop as a part of Bowermaster and Associates’ Annual Health Care Reform & HR Employment Law Seminar in Northern California.

This session will provide you important information on California’s new labor and employment laws that went into effect on January 1, 2015. Topics include the new sick leave law, mandated abusive conduct training, and minimum wage compliance.

Admission is complimentary. Please register by February 12, 2015 to attend. Send any inquiries to HR@bowermaster.com.