The Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council presents its monthly luncheon


March 11, 2015


How to Employ Your Absent Employee:

An Overview of California’s Mandatory Leave of Absence Laws


Presented by:


 Karen L. Gabler, Esq.


California has more mandatory leaves of absence than any other state.  To avoid costly litigation, employers must be aware of when a leave is available to an employee, what rights must be provided to the employee, and what employee obligations can be enforced.  In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen Gabler will discuss California’s numerous leaves of absence and related benefits and obligations.   Topics will include:


·         Which leaves must be provided to employees

·         Eligibility standards for each leave

·         Documentation of absence

·         Reinstatement requirements

·         Insurance requirements

·         The interplay between PDL, PFL, FMLA, CFRA, ADA and SDI

·         Disability, pregnancy, baby bonding, family leave

·         Injured or ill family members and registered domestic partners

·         The relationship between workers' compensation, the FEHA and the ADA

·         Bereavement, jury/witness duty, school visits, domestic violence and time off to vote

·         Mandated and voluntary benefits during a leave of absence

  •     New insurance requirements


About the Speaker


Karen L. Gabler is an employment attorney in the law firm of LightGabler LLP in Camarillo.  She has represented business owners and management in all aspects of employment law advice and litigation for over twenty years.  Karen provides proactive strategies her clients can implement to foster workplace productivity and avoid employee disputes.  When litigation is unavoidable, she aggressively defends her clients in all administrative and judicial forums.  Karen has been named as a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” a ranking of the top 5% of attorneys in over 70 practice groups in California.   She has been named by the Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the Who’s Who in Professional Services and the Top 50 Women in Business for the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura.  She taught employment law at Pepperdine University School of Law, and has served as an officer or director of a variety of civic and community organizations. 




This event is held at the Courtyard Marriott 

600 Esplanade Drive in Oxnard




 11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking

 12:00 p.m. Program begins

1:30 p.m. Adjourn 


$25 for Lunch

Please indicate if you choose alternate dietary options on reservation form




 Mail your check and reservation form by March 6, 2015 to:

Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council

P.O. Box 52012

Oxnard CA 93031

For payment and registration options follow the link below:


If paying by company check please make sure your name is on the check

 No credit after 5:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015


After March 6, 2015 requires $35.00 payment for seminar



EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternative formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 805-382-8624 (voice). TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 711.


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 Employment Development Department (EDD) or by the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (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.



P.O. BOX 52012  OXNARD, CA 93031
TEL (805) 382-8627