Labor Law

The presenter, Richard Rybicki, is an employment attorney who advises management on labor and employment-law issues throughout Northern California. Mr. Rybicki also serves as Counsel Emeritus in the NCC’s Board of Directors Executive Committee.


Labor Law Seminar – Tuesday, June 25th


Employment Verification, I-9, and No-Match Letters:  Facts and Myth

Employers are confused and concerned about employment verification, especially whether I-9 forms or other rules have changed under the current federal administration.  These concerns grew with many employers’ receipt of new Social Security Number “no-match” letters – something that had not been seen in years.  With these issues, and recent state laws limiting employers’ ability to take action, businesses can feel caught between a rock and a hard place.

This presentation addresses current employment verification forms and requirements, weaknesses in the E-Verify system, competing expectations (and rules) in different state and federal agencies, and best practices for handling both onboarding paperwork and the dreaded new “no-match” letter.  We will also discuss issues faced by specific local industries and local employers.   There will be time to discuss these issues as well.

California has been identified as crafting one of the most progressive – and most onerous – set of new laws in the country. All employers will be affected by these developments and these informative seminars cover important federal, state and local changes such as:

  • California’s Parental Leave Act;
  • Restrictions on obtaining applicants’ salary history and requirements to disclose incoming salary ranges;
  • Harassment prevention training requirements;
  • Prohibitions on criminal conviction and background checks;
  • Human trafficking posting;
  • Protection of records from federal immigration investigations;
  • Minimum wage, salary and related minimum pay changes;
  • Military personnel protection;
  • Construction industry employer changes;
  • Expanded Labor Commissioner enforcement power;
  • Posting requirements;
  • Significant regulatory and judicial developments.

There will also be time for discussion of attendees’ experiences and questions.