NAWBO-LA Downtown Connects: How the New Laws Will Affect Employers in 2018 — What You Need to Know | NAWBO

NAWBO-LA Downtown Connects: How the New Laws Will Affect Employers in 2018 — What You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:30pm7:30pm
Registration Deadline: 
February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

Come meet, greet and eat with other business owners and leaders to connect at the next level!

This interactive panel presentation will impart deep knowledge from the speakers; attendees will learn how to best comply with the myriad of newly enacted legislation impacting California employers.

Learn about new laws and the impact they have on business. Also learn what these business women owners and leaders have done to grow.


Topics include:

  • The Fair Pay Act and use of salary history in hiring

  • Ban the Box and use of criminal history information

  • Changes in minimum wage and the minimum salary required for exempt employees

  • The new Parent Leave Act

  • New guidelines concerning transgender employees

  • Contractor liability for unpaid wages by subcontractors

  • The benefits of the new laws for small businesses and pass-through entities are complicated to decipher — you’ll be provided a brief overview of the key changes to the tax code that will affect your business depending on its size and structure


About the Panelists


Jennifer Raphael Komsky

Jennifer is an employment law specialist, representing employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts as well as administrative agencies. She serves as a reliable advisor to human resource professionals and business owners, providing ongoing counseling and guidance on company policies and personnel matters. She also conducts workplace investigations and provides training to individuals and large groups in areas of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee classification, disability accommodation, and wage and hour compliance. Jennifer’s experience in all aspects of employment law covers virtually every industry, including non-profits and businesses ranging from small, family-run companies to nationwide and global corporations.


Jacqueline Yu

Jacqueline Yu specializes in trusts and estates, tax, and business law, advising clients on domestic and international estate planning, estate administration, and income tax planning.

Education: University of California Los Angeles, Master of Law, Business Law (Tax Law Concentration); Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor; University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Political Science (International Relations Concentration) and Asian American Studies, Math and Science Scholars Program


Carmen Torres

Ms. Torres brings over 20 years of experience creating equitable, safe, and collaborative workplace environments. As a trusted adviser to many organizations, she has successfully helped businesses and nonprofits establish reliable, stable human resources departments. Her approach includes a 360° analysis of the HR function that results in building job descriptions, policies, conflict resolution, employee retention and terminations structures, compliance/audits standards, and employee communications. Ms. Torres brings a deep understanding of the complexities of managing human beings and meeting regulatory requirements while maintaining the organizational mission, achieving business goals and meeting quality standards.



Online ticket sales end February 27th at noon.



Event Location:

WeWork Fine Arts
811 West 7th St
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Parking Options:
Parking at 7th and Figueroa Mall
Parking at Athena Parking on Figueroa after 8th Street
Very limited street parking