Webinar: New CA Laws and Regulations for 2018


A CAPPS Members-Only Webinar

When: February 21, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

This free webinar was held as a service to CAPPS Members. We looked back at what the California Governor and State Legislature did in 2017 and how this may affect California schools in 2018. We also looked at bills introduced in 2017 that died and the chances that they might be reintroduced in 2018.

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Keith Zakarin, Partner, Chair of the Education Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP
Keith Zakarin is the chair of Duane Morris’ Education Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Partners Board. Mr. Zakarin exclusively represents private postsecondary schools and colleges. His representation of these schools nationwide includes such diverse areas of law as student and employee litigation, regulatory and administrative counseling and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, accreditation counseling and advocacy, employment counseling and risk management.  He is the CAPPS General Counsel.  Mr. Zakarin is not just a lawyer representing colleges; he owned and operated an accredited private college for 13 years.

Jennifer Kearns, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Jennifer A. Kearns is a business and employment law attorney with thirty years of experience in advising and defending the interests of business owners. Ms. Kearns advises employers in all aspects of employment law, including but not limited to defense of wage and hour class actions, worker classification issues, disability accommodation, leave of absence obligations, prevention of unlawful harassment and discrimination, wage and hour compliance, investigations, use of independent contractors, and best practices for protection of intellectual property, trade secrets and other confidential information. Ms. Kearns works with companies to develop personnel policies, practices and handbooks, offers guidance in connection with individual employee terminations as well as mass layoffs, counsels employers in connection with their management of employee leaves of absence, and assist employers in recognizing disability accommodation situations and managing reasonable accommodations. Ms. Kearns is a skilled investigator and has assisted clients by conducting investigations or in guiding client personnel in the conduct of employment-related investigations.

Matt Back, President, Matt Back Government Relations
Matt Back has worked in California politics for nearly 20 years, with experience both in and out of State Government. During this time he has gained extensive knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process, while developing strong contacts throughout state government. This experience, coupled with a strong reputation and work ethic, has helped Matt and his firm achieve success for its clients in California’s complex legislative and regulatory arena.

Start Time

11:00 am

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Finish Time

12:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21, 2018