Educational Seminars

As one of the benefits of Chamber membership, the seminars listed below are designed to help you and your business. Please RSVP and reference the seminar to Yianna Theodorou at or (925) 846-5858 ext. 200. If you are interested in hosting a seminar, please contact Dawn Wilson at

The Dirty Dozen
Presented by Hopkins Carley
Thursday, May 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
At the Pleasanton Chamber  

Hopkins & Carley

This seminar will identify some of the most common mistakes that prompt lawsuits by employees and former employees, and offer practical advice on how to minimize the risk of those mistakes.

Lawsuits filed by employees and former employees are much more common today than they were 10 or 20 years ago. The reasons for the increase in employment litigation are numerous and varied, but many suits result, at least in part, from mistakes made by the employer.  Some of the mistakes are fairly basic and easy to understand, while others require more experience or sophistication to recognize.  All are important, however, because they are common and frequently lead to litigation that may be expensive and difficult to defend successfully.


About the Presenter
Ernie Malaspina is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Employment & Labor Law Practice in the San Jose office. He previously served as Chair of Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation Department for more than 10 years. Ernie advises private and public sector employers on a wide range of employment issues involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employee embezzlement, breach of contract, as well as single plaintiff and class action wage and hour controversies, among other disputes.


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