Spare the Rod, Spoil the Employee? Effective (and Legal!) Workplace Discipline

Sponsored by: LightGabler, the Best Western Posada Royale Hotel & Suites, and the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Time: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Location: Best Western Posada Royale
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Presenter: Karen L. Gabler, Employment Law Partner at LightGabler

Seminar Description

Despite the “at will” nature of California employment, effective employee discipline is the cornerstone of employee productivity, business success and risk management. Confronting a difficult employee can be tough for any supervisor or HR professional, but quietly wishing the problem would go away by itself never works out as hoped.

In this informative program, employment attorney Karen Gabler of LightGabler will discuss proactive counseling measures employers can implement to solve employee problems without increasing the risk of litigation. Topics covered will include:

  • The essential elements of a workplace conduct policy.
  • Why “progressive discipline” is actually backward.
  • The top buzzwords to use in a counseling memo.
  • When to use probation and suspension (and when to pay for it).
  • The three critical pieces often missing from a disciplinary memo.
  • How to improve employee morale through productive counseling.

Karen has represented business owners and management in all aspects of employment law advice and litigation for almost twenty years. She 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. A former board member of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council, Karen was an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law, and has served as an officer or director of numerous civic and community organizations. She is a sought-after speaker and presents numerous seminars each year to clients and community groups.

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested. A Continental breakfast will be served.

To register, call 805.248.7207 or send an email to .