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Selected Presentations and Seminars by Attorney Tyler Paetkau

  • CEB seminars on Trade Secrets, one in SF and one in LA
    Live Seminar
  • What Do Shrinks Have to Do with It?
    Live Seminar – July 20, 2011 Santa Clara, CA
  • California Hiring and Firing Update 2011: New Traps, New Laws
    Live Seminar – March 14, 2011 San Francisco, CA
    Webcast – March 14, 2011 Webcast
  • Labor Law and the Power Plant, Pacific Coast Operators Group, San Francisco, February 6, 1996
  • Purchasing Power General Facilities in California: Union Successorship Issues, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, San Francisco, August 9, 1996
  • The San Francisco, California Domestic Partner Benefits Ordinance: Issues and Answers, The Employers Group Human Resources Roundtable, San Francisco, April 24, 1997
  • Panelist, Regulatory Issues, The Employers Group and San Francisco, Business Times, First Annual Legal & Business Summit, San Francisco, June 18, 1997
  • Sponsor, AB 60 – The Eight-Hour Day Restoration and Workplace Flexibility Act of 1999, The Employers Group, San Francisco, October 21, 1999
  • How to Recognize and Protect Trade Secrets, Practising Law Institute (PLI), San Francisco, March 2000
  • Employment Law Update: Current Hiring and Firing Issues, State Bar of California Section Education Institute and Business Law Spring Program, Monterey, California, June 2-4, 2000
  • Managing Within the Law, Employment Law Training for Managers, presentation to various clients, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California, 2000-present
  • Convincing Management to Take the Human Resources Department Seriously, The Employers Group Human Resources Roundtable, San Francisco, July 27, 2000
  • Hiring Techniques to Minimize Potential Liability, Northern California Human Resources Association, San Francisco, September 2000
  • Wage-Hour Overtime Classifications, Half-Day Workshop for Client, Santa Clara, California, October 8, 2000
  • Overtime Exemptions Under California Law, Half-Day Seminar, presentation to client’s management team, Silicon Valley, California, January 31, 2001
  • Employment Law 101 – Employment Law Training for Managers and Supervisors, presentation to client’s management team, San Francisco, May 8 and 15, 2001
  • Time Off In California: State and Federal Laws on Employee Leave, Vacations and Holidays, Lorman Educational Services, Sacramento, California, May 23, 2001
  • Employment Law 101 – Employment Law Training for Managers and Supervisors Seminar, presentation to client, Fresno, California, August 27, 2001
  • Protecting Employer’s Assets Including Trade Secrets in California, Lorman Education Services, San Francisco, September 12, 2001
  • “Employee Classification Issues in M&A Transactions: Waddya Mean, They’re Not Exempt?,” McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, October 8, 2001
  • Overview of New California Labor and Employment Law for 2001, Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California, Carlsbad, California, October 19, 2001
  • Employment Law Boot Camp for Managers and Supervisors, presentation to client, Tracy, Calfornia, October 24, 2001
  • Labor and Employment Law Update, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, October 2001
  • Protecting Employers’ Assets Including Trade Secrets in California, Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, November 8, 2001
  • “Making ‘Reasonable Accommodations’ and Engaging in the ‘Interactive Process’ – What are California Employers’ Obligations to Disabled Workers?,” McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, December 5, 2001
  • Co-Presenter, Seminar regarding disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation and the mandatory interactive process under the ADA and the California FEHA, San Francisco, December 2001
  • Labor and Employment Law Issues and Trends, presentation to client, Redwood Shores, California, January 20, 2002
  • Year-End Review of Significant Developments in Labor, Employment & Benefits Law, Attorney Training, February 13, 2002
  • Co-Presenter, “Managing a Workforce In 2002 and Reasonable Accommodation,” M. Lee Smith Publishers, LLC, Palo Alto, California, February 5, 2002; Sacramento, California, February 6, 2002; Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2002
  • “What’s New in 2002?,” McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, February 25, 2002
  • “What’s New In 2002? Employment Law Update,” presentation to San Francisco Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association, Palo Alto, California, March 13, 2002; San Francisco, March 20, 2002
  • “Untangling the FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation Leaves: Current Issues and Trends, Recent and Pending Cases,” Council on Education in Management, San Jose, California, March 26, 2002
  • Co-Presenter, Everything You Need To Know About Leaves Of Absence In California, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Palo Alto, California, May 9, 2002
  • Co-Presenter, Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, presentation to client, Sunnyvale, California, May 16, 2002
  • Co-Sponsor (with Employers Group, Xoriant Corporation and Pivot Interiors), “Emerging Employment Law Issues in the Silicon Valley,” Silicon Valley Office, May 23, 2002
  • “Time Off In California: State and Federal Laws on Employee Leave, Vacations and Holidays,” Lorman Education Services, Sacramento, California, June 19, 2002
  • Emerging Trade Secrets and Privacy Issues in Employment Law, presentation to client’s legal department, Santa Clara, California, July 24, 2002
  • Co-Presenter, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Employment Law Considerations, Confidentiality,  presentation to client’s Legal Department, San Jose, California, August 20, 2002
  • Co-Presenter, Current Trade Secrets Developments for California Businesses, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, October 10, 2002
  • Wrongful Termination and Discrimination Update, State Bar of California 2002 Annual Meeting, Monterey, California October 11, 2002
  • Co-Presenter, “Weakened Update: Overview of New California Labor and Employment Law for 2002,” State Bar of California Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section, San Jose, California, November 15-16, 2002
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Update: Review of 2002 and Preview of 2003, Santa Clara, California, November 20, 2002
  • Overview of New California Labor and Employment Law for 2002, State Bar of California Section Education Institute, Berkeley, California, January 17-19, 2003
  • Co-Presenter, 2002 in Review: Labor and Employment Law Update, State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section Education Institute, Berkeley, California, January 17, 2003
  • Sponsor,  Managing Your California Workforce in 2003, M. Lee Smith Publishers, San Jose, California, January 20, 2003
  • Sponsor, Employment Law from A-Z, San Francisco, California, March 5, 2003; Palo Alto, California March 6, 2003
  • Co-Presenter, “Anatomy of a Trade Secrets Litigation Case – and the Effect of Two Recent Court Decisions: Advanced Bionics Corp. v. Medronic and Schlage Lock Co. v. Whyte,” Santa Clara County Bar Association,” Continuing Legal Education, Santa Clara, California, April 8, 2003
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention, presentation to client, Mountain View, California, April 29, 2003
  • “Time Off in California: State and Federal Laws on Employee Leave, Vacations and Holidays – Time Off Issues Under the California ‘Eight Hour Day Restoration and Workplace Flexibility Act of 1999’ and Using Telecommuting as an alternative to Time Off,” Lorman Education Services, Sacramento, California, June 18, 2003
  • Recent Trends and Development in Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Termination, 76th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of California, Anaheim, California, September 4, 2003
  • “Overview of New California Labor and Employment Law in 2003 (Still The Weakened Update),” Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California, San Diego, California, October 10, 2003
  • Advocacy Skills Workshop, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, January 2004
  • Overview of New California Labor and Employment Law for 2003, State Bar Section Education Institute, Santa Monica, California, January 25, 2004
  • HIPAA Privacy Compliance Guide for Employers, Employers Group, San Francisco, February 17, 2004
  • “What’s in Store for 2004: Employment Law Update,” Bingham McCutchen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, February 18, 2004
  • “How to Reduce HR Legal Expenses,” Tri-Valley Human Resources Group, March 2004
  • Co-Presenter, How to Reduce HR Legal Expenses: Alternatives to Dispute Resolution, Tri-Valley Human Resources Association, Pleasanton, California, March 16, 2004
  • “Hiring and Firing the CEO: The Board’s Most Important Role,” National Association of Corporate Directors, Palo Alto, California, March 2004
  • “Zen and the Art of Mediation (Or, How to Resolve Conflicts and Keep Your Friends),” Bayridge Group, March 2004
  • “Anatomy of a Trade Secrets Litigation Case (and the Effect of Two Recent court Decisions: Advanced Bionics Corp. v. Medtronic and Schlage Lock Co. v. Whyte),” Santa Clara County Bar Association High Tech Committee, Santa Clara, California, April 8, 2004
  • Co-presenter, “Don’t Let Your Intellectual Property Walk Out the Door!,” presentation to San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association, San Francisco, April 22, 2003; Palo Alto, California, April 23, 2004
  • Co-presenter, “Sanctions, SPAM and Scientology: Everyday Electronic Communication Risks,” Bingham McCutchen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, May 4, 2004
  • “Privacy Issues Affecting the Workplace,” Lorman Educational Services, Sacramento, California, May 2004
  • “Labor & Employment Law for the General Practitioner,” State Bar of California in association with the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, August 2004
  • “Recent Developments in California Trade Secret Law,” Bingham McCutchen LLP, Silicon Valley Office, September 9, 2004
  • Cross-Border Labor and Employment Law, Including Immigration Issues, Monterey 7th Annual Meeting, State Bar of California, October 7, 2004
  • “California Deals with ID Theft: The Promise and the Problems,” Practising Law Institute webinar, San Francisco, California, November 3, 2004
  • “Class Actions – Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask,” Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Conference, State Bar of California, Anaheim, California, November 5, 2004
  • “California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Law: How Will You Comply with AB 1825?,” Practising Law Institute webinar, April 2005
  • “Employment Law Class Actions: The Latest Developments And Trends,” Labor and Employment Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Clara, California, March 24, 2005
  • “Hot Labor and Employment Law Issues Affecting the Hospitality Industry,” presented to Golden Gate Restaurant Association, San Francisco, California, June 21, 2005
  • “Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training For All California Supervisors,” presented to client, San Francisco, California, July 2005
  • “Sexual Harassment without Sexual Advances: A New California Standard,” Practising Law Institute, national telephone briefing, August 2005
  • “Symposium on Forum for Academic & Institutional Rights v. Rumsfeld, involving constitutional challenge to Solomon Amendment,” University of California at Hastings Law School, San Francisco, California, September 2005
  • “The New California Sexual Harassment Law AB 1825 – Requirements, Penalties and Strategies for Compliance,” Practising Law Institute, national telephone briefing, October 2005
  • “Annual Update: New Labor & Employment Laws for 2005,” State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, October 2005
  • Labor & Employment Law Update, Moderator, State Bar of California 8th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, October 2005
  • “Overview of California Labor & Employment Law,” presented to ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security), Sacramento, California, November 2005
  • “Labor & Employment Law for the General Practitioner,” State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section, in association with the Butte County and Fresno County Bar Associations, Butte County, November 2005
  • “New Legislation/Legal Update,” Business and Industry Conference 2006 (California CPA Education Foundation), Long Beach and San Francisco, California, February 22-23, 2006
  • “Protecting Employer Assets: Non-Competes and Trade Secrets,” Winston & Strawn E-Lunch Webcast, March 2006
  • “Prevent your IP from Walking Out the Door: Recent Trade Secrets Developments,” Winston & Strawn 2006 Tech Seminar, March 2006
  • “Common Discovery Issues in Employment Litigation,” Labor and Employment Law Section of Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Clara, California, March 23, 2006
  • “The Effect of Employment Arbitration Clauses on Wage & Hour Claims Brought on a Class or Collective Basis,” The 3rd National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions, San Francisco, October 25, 2006
  • “Restrictive Covenants, Non-Competes and Trade Secrets: The In-House Technology Industry Perspective,” Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California – 24th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, October 27, 2006
  • “Drafting Employment-Related Agreements,” Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, October 30, 2006
  • “Ending Employment Relationships Outside the U.S.,” An International Employment Law Conference, Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, with The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, The World Affairs Counsel, and the California Minority Counsel Program,San Francisco, October 13, 2006
  • “Current Hot Issues in International Employment and Labor Law,” 79th Annual State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, October 2006
  • “Trade secrets and restrictive covenants,” The Seminar Group – Labor and Employment Law Conference, San Francisco, December 5, 2007
  • “FLSA Litigation and Class Action Trends in the Telecommunications Industry,” Telecommunications Labor and Employment Lawyers Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 19, 2007
  • “Wage and Hour Litigation and Investigations 2007: What Are the Hot Issues?,” Practising Law Institute (PLI), February 2007
  • “Determination and implication of exemptions after the 2004 FLSA amendments,” American Conference Institute – Wage and Hour Compliance Conference, Las Vegas, March 26-27, 2007
  • “Winning the Battle Before It Begins: Best Policies and Practices to Avoid Unfair Competition Litigation,” Littler Mendelson P.C. client breakfast briefing, San Francisco, June 2007
  • “Substance Abuse in the Legal Workplace and Beyond,” State Bar of California’s 25th Annual Meeting of Labor and Employment Law Section, October 19, 2007
  • “Drafting Employment-Related Agreements,Practising Law Institute’s 36th Annual Institute on Employment Law, October 25, 2007
  • “Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make in a Down Economy,” Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, December 4, 2008
  • “FMLA Intermittent Leave,” NCHRA (Northern California HR Association), September 16, 2008
  • “Hiring and Firing Law Basics For Nonprofits Workshop,” San Francisco, February 24, 2008
  • “Now Another Kind of ‘Union’ Question: How Do Employers Handle Same-Sex Marriages? (Employment Law Issues),” Bar Association of San Francisco Annual Conference, Yosemite, California, January 2009
  • “Out With the Old, In With the New Lawsuits: Current Developments in Age Discrimination Law,” Santa Clara County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, March 24, 2009
  • “International Labor and Employment Law – Current Developments,” HR West, NCHRA’s Annual Conference, South San Francisco, CA, April 28, 2009
  • “Financial Restructuring in Spain,” Mid-Year Annual Meeting of International Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2009
  • “Traditional and Emerging Termination of Employment Issues: RIF’s, Severance and Release Agreements, New COBRA Requirements and More,” Contra Costa County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, May 28, 2009
  • “When Does a Foreign Law Compel a U.S. Employer to Discriminate Against U.S.
    Expatriates?: A Modest Proposal for Reform,” Labor law Journal, Summer 2009
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