Speaker: Jonathan Judge advises employers in various labor and employment lawmatters, including drug testing, mass layoffs (WARN), disparate impact analysis, immigration compliance, trade secrets, privacy, technology in the workplace, piece rate compensation, municipal and state sick leave, local, state and federal minimum wage law, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Mr. Judge has closely tracked the PPACA since its inception in March 2010. Over that time, Mr. Judge has advised numerous clients, and insurance brokers and their clients, on ACA issues, including the following:
- In January 2018, reduced an IRS 226-J Affordable Care Act penalty
from over $258,000 to $0.
- Currently representing two clients before the IRS on 226-J letters
assessing over $1,500,000 in potential penalties.
- Advised employers on filing 1095-C and 1094-C forms for 2015 and 2016 tax years.
- Advised employers on large employer determination, waiting and orientation period compliance, and penalty A and penalty B exposure.
- Regularly advise clients on the PPACA’s impact on new hire documentation, COBRA documentation, and severance agreements.
- Advised employers on PPACA’s “trickle-down” impact on California law regulating provision of health insurance to employees, including AB 1083, and SB 1034, impacting waiting periods.
- Since 2010, have presented to dozens of audiences across California on the initial law and the 2014 Employer Shared Responsibility regulations.
Speaker: April Szabo focuses her practice on employment matters, with an emphasis on practical, cost-effective client counseling and litigation. She specializes in providing clients with Human Resources guidance, including wage/hour counseling, conducting workplace investigations, and drafting employer documents, including handbooks and training materials. Her backgroundalso includes many years of litigation, with an emphasis on wage/hour matters, particularly classification issues concerning independent contractors. Prior to completing law school, Ms. Szabo worked as an Employee Relations Consultant for a national bank, where she conducted workplace investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and assisted managers with a wide range of workplace issues, including performance documentation, terminations, and proper handling of meal and rest periods. This prior work has created a solid foundation for her current employment practice.