Meeting Archive:
Your Business, Your Employees: Classifying Your Workforce and Workplace Benefits

Meeting Description:
Join Start Small Think Big!, Donahue Fitzgerald LLP and Small Business Majority for a presentation that covers the differences between independent contractors and employees and the state's new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. CalSavers is California's new retirement program for small business employees and the self-employed who currently do not have access to a retirement plan.

Topics Include:
How your employees are classified and what it means for your business
Employer and employee eligibility for CalSavers
How the program will work and employer responsibilities
Date: Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Yen Chau
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A seasoned employment law litigator, Yen handles claims involving alleged FEHA/Title VII violations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination. She also represents her clients in cases involving trade secret misappropriation and wage and hour violations. She litigates in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative boards and the appellate courts. She has significant experience advising clients on performance management, disability accommodation, non-competes, and other issues associated with the terms and conditions of employment. A guiding force and advocate for her employer clients, Yen provides advice and guidance to avoid potential pitfalls, drafts employment handbooks, and designs processes to ensure legal compliance while minimizing risk and expense.

Bianca Blomquist
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 Bianca Blomquist directs outreach operations for Small Business Majority in Northern California, including the Bay Area.  She develops relationships with mission-driven lenders, business assistance providers and business organizations like Chambers of Commerce, merchants associations, etc. to deliver relevant policy updates to small business owners.
Prior to joining SBM, Bianca worked for a member of the Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and on working families issues at the federal level for over 5 years.

Chris Gordon
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Chris joined Start Small Think Big after earning a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. As the son of two small business owners himself, Chris was excited to empower small businesses and entrepreneurs with whom we work. While in law school, he worked as a law clerk for several San Francisco-based organizations in addition to acting as a student attorney for the University of Michigan Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. Before attending law school, Chris volunteered as a teacher in Manila, Philippines, and worked as an educational consultant in Beijing, China. He is from San Francisco and earned his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.