California’s recently passed SB973 requires certain employers to collect and report the number of employees by gender, race and ethnicity in specific job categories, and also broken down by pay bands established by the federal government. With a March 2021 deadline, California employers need to understand the requirements and implications of these reports, as well as other legal obligations that may be implicated.
In this program, a unique team featuring a certified public accountant and experienced employment attorney will define the law and reporting requirements, and present ideas and methods for leveraging the data as a tool employers can use to enhance corporate culture, recruiting and retention. Compliance with SB973 is a corporate asset, and this program will provide a process for employers to engage with the law and create strategic advantages.us for a discussion on special purpose acquisition companies.
Erin Hastings, CPA, CFE
Erin is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 18 years of experience providing audit and advisory services for privately-held companies, private foundations, and non-profit organizations. She holds expertise in the following disciplines:
Regulatory auditing requirements for broker-dealers, registered advisors, and investment funds
Governance matters for non-profits and private companies
Financial statement forecasting and analysis
Business strategy and planning
Internal control reviews and best practices recommendations
Temporary accounting and reporting oversight
Erin joined Seiler in 2011, and became a Partner in 2016. Previously, she was a Senior Manager at Scott B. Price & Company, CPAs. Erin started her career as an accountant at a big four firm.
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Holly Sutton guides businesses, compensation committees, and boards in managing the critical employment matters they face, with an eye toward both practical solutions and risk management. A theoretically flawless solution that is unworkable is of no value—Holly provides approaches that work in the real business world in which her clients operate. In this role, she frequently advises on policies or measures at the planning stage—proactive involvement in employment issues is almost always preferable to devising responses ex post facto. Holly is the chair of Farella's Employment Practice.
Holly counsels clients on the design and implementation of employment policies and practices to minimize the risk of employment litigation, and ensure compliance with applicable law. Specific areas in which Holly advises her clients include personnel policies, wage and hour laws, EEO compliance, hiring and termination practices, harassment and discrimination investigations, non-competition clauses, conflict of interest, and trade secret matters. She has worked with clients in a range of industries, including media, insurance, wine, agriculture, technology, retail, banking, construction, manufacturing, cannabis, and professional services.