Constangy partners Lara de Leon and Carolyn Sieve presented the fourth-annual California employment law update webinar on Nov. 1. SHRM and HRCI credits are pending for this webinar.

The webinar, “Buckle Up, California! 2024 is Just Around the Corner,” provided important information that California employers need to know as they head into the New Year. They discussed new laws and court decisions impacting drug testing and background checks, expansion of FEHA protection and paid sick leave, enforceability of restrictive covenant agreements, new workplace violence protection requirements, PAGA, arbitration agreements, and much more.

To access a recording of the webinar, click the link below.

Lara is an experienced trial lawyer and client advocate. Her extensive career has involved representing companies of all sizes, across many industries, in all aspects of employment law. Lara has successfully defended clients in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal. In addition to litigation, Lara has spent her two-plus decades of experience partnering with clients to counsel them through complex issues involving discrimination, retaliation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance. Lara has also developed a passion for guiding clients through high-stakes matters involving pay equity, harassment, leave of absence and accommodations.

Carolyn represents management in a wide range of matters including wage and hour disputes, class action litigation, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, and appellate matters. Carolyn also has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in contract disputes and trade secrets litigation. She has also defended corporate clients in litigation involving business torts, unfair business practices, and consumer class action claims. In addition to her litigation practice, Carolyn provides counseling and advice to employers regarding restrictive covenants and protection of trade secrets. Carolyn handles litigation in both federal and state courts.

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