FREE! Employment Issues for Startups: Managing Risks and Avoiding Pitfalls

Event has passed (Thu Oct 20, 2016 - Thu Oct 20, 2016)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
City, Educational Event


Join San Francisco labor and employment attorney Jason Brown for an interactive presentation and discussion about employment law and managing risks in the startup workforce.

It is never too soon to have this discussion. As your startup grows your risk will grow with the increasing number of hiring, firing, promoting, and disciplining decisions you need to make. Often, employment risks lie unaddressed in the context of rapid workforce growth, or equally so with rapid workforce reduction.

The startup world is unmatched in this volatility, and likewise in the level of risk a volatile workforce presents. And yet many startups focus so much on growth and culture that they miss evaluating the employment risks inherent in that growth, and of that culture. The resulting lawsuits are damaging, but often they are also avoidable, or at least mitigated.

What tools do you have to protect your startup against them? And more importantly, can you maintain both your culture, and a culture of compliance?

Come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A.

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Q & A, More Networking.

About the Speaker:

Jason P. Brown is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP and is a founding member of the firm’s Technology Practice Group. Mr. Brown has extensive experience in employment and labor law, counseling and litigation. Specifically, Mr. Brown has worked with many startup and emerging companies, guiding them not only in their early compliance initiatives, handbook adoptions and policy reviews, but also through early hiring and firing decisions, employment contract negotiations, and negotiating severance and larger scale reorganizations. Mr. Brown is also an active litigator, and brings with him the experience of seeing all forms of employment lawsuits.

Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training.

Artists / Speakers: Jason Brown, Esq.



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