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  •  May 17, 2023
     7:30 am - 9:00 am
Speaker: Lonnie Giamela
Fisher Phillips, LLP
Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
Program: In-Person Networking/Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Zoom Webinar: 7:55 am
Program 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: In Person: Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Webinar: This event will also be presented virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed before the event.

This presentation will educate attendees on the various leaves of absences under state and federal law, guidance on drafting of various leave of absence policies, specific updates required by caselaw and legislation recently passed and how to manage leaves of absence. Attendees will also learn best practices on how to handle difficult long-term and intermittent leaves of absences. The presentation will have practical lessons on content for letters used in the interactive process and in providing reasonable accommodations to employees.

Lonnie Giamela has spent almost two decades representing employers across the country in various labor and employment law matters. He has presented more than 350 presentations on various HR topics to employer groups and has represented clients in all state and federal courts in California including, but not limited to, the California Supreme Court. Lonnie brings a unique perspective to his presentations both through his professional experiences as a trial attorney, his two decades of providing preventative advice to employers and being a third-generation owner of family restaurants across Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

The East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) is composed of employer volunteers representing a cross-section of businesses and industries.  The EAC was developed to promote a stronger partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community. Its commitment is to assist employers in conducting their business more effectively and efficiently, to provide information on employment-related issues, and to enhance the communication between EDD and the private sector. This presentation is provided for educational and informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement of the curriculum or speakers by the State of California EDD or by the East Ventura County EAC. Aside from staff designated to represent EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the materials provided during this event.

EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event.  Special accommodation requests need to be made two weeks before the event by calling (805) 288-8231.



Venue Phone: 805.495.6421

Venue Website:

299 S. Moorpark Rd., West Ballroom, Thousand Oaks, California, 91360