8 Legal Trends

Managers Need to Know

A webinar for employers to help you stay in-the-know about changes in the law that will impact the way you hire and manage employees.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

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From salary history inquiry laws to minimum wage increases to sick pay, the legal landscape for employers is complex and always changing. Join Roth Staffing’s Senior VP & General Counsel, Jennifer Jech Simonson, for an overview of the important legal changes all employers need to be aware of in 2019, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Topics Will Include…

  • Salary History Inquiry & Equal Pay Laws – How will these impact your hiring process?
  • “Ban the Box” – What you need to know about running background checks on candidates.
  • Minimum Wage increases – Where are wages increasing?
  • Meal & Rest Break Laws – Avoid the minor technical mistakes can be very costly for employers.
  • Sick Pay – Which cities and states are requiring sick pay for employees
  • Marijuana Laws – How do constantly evolving changes in legislation impact employers?
  • Sexual Harassment – Are you compliant with new legislation?
  • City Laws – Companies that operate in multiple locations must keep up with local legislation.

Meet the Speaker

Jennifer Jech Simonson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Jen Simonson

Jennifer “Jen” Jech Simonson serves as Roth Staffing Companies’ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing the Legal and Human Resources functions. On the legal side, Jennifer manages the company’s litigation, contract processes, and employment law issues, ensuring compliance in all the states and jurisdiction where Roth Staffing does business. She ensures our processes and policies protect the rights of both the Ambassadors Roth Staffing places on assignment and the hundreds of internal coworkers the company employs. On the human resources front, Jennifer is responsible for the delivery of Roth Staffing’s innovative programs and strategic HR initiatives for both its full-time and temporary employees, including hands-on, centralized management of employee relations issues for the company’s temporary workforce.

Prior to joining Roth Staffing, Jennifer represented employers and management as an employment and business litigator for seven years. She represented clients in both federal and state courts in a variety of employment and labor relations matters, including defense of discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour claims. She also provided preventative counseling, advice, and aid in the preparation of workplace policies and handbooks. Jennifer also represented employers in union election matters and unfair labor practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board.

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Biology from UCLA and earned her juris doctor from UC Berkeley.

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