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Seminar: Employment and HR Best Practices for the Recovery Industry
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When: March 2, 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
** Please note date change from February 23 to March 2 **

Where: Nelson Hardiman Conference Facilities, West Los Angeles

Pricing: $75 for Non-Members / $50 for BHAP Members


Register by phone at (888) 958-2282

There are nearly 30 new laws in California that affect the workplace in 2018. The addiction treatment industry isn't immune from these new regulations controlling the employment relationship. Are you compliant?

Employment law isn't a place where you can take chances, 'wing it', or 'learn on the fly'. One bad decision with the wrong employee and you're dealing with administrative headaches, costly litigation, and more. And when you fail to implement the right policies company-wide -- or implement the wrong ones -- the results can be disastrous.

This seminar will give you the basic 'nuts and bolts' background to employment practices to help you navigate this complicated world. You will learn some basic information on:

  • best practices for hiring: how to attract and retain good employees
  • the basics of the employee / employer relationship
  • wage and hour obligations
  • when it's time to outsource our HR and payroll services
  • harassment training, especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement
  • employee claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination
  • non-compete and non-solicitation agreements for when employees leave
  • protection of confidential patient information and trade secrets from unhappy or departing employees
We'll also highlight a few of the most recent changes in California labor law.

*NOTE: Members must be logged into the BHAP website for discount pricing.


Register by phone at (888) 958-2282


Zachery Rothenberg

Zachary Rothenberg

Zachary Rothenberg has a breadth of knowledge in the behavioral health space. He advises drug rehabilitation facilities on land use, advocating for clients where administrative actions challenge zoning laws, attempting to prevent facilities from operating in their existing location. He litigates out-of-network and in-network reimbursement cases on behalf of addiction treatment facilities and responds to special investigation audits. He has also advised on labor and employment defense matters including those related to racial discrimination, wrongful termination, wage & hour disputes, and retaliation. Clients have come to rely on his insight regarding employee handbooks and labor code issues.

Kristina Sherry

Kristina Sherry

Kristina R. Sherry is a transactional and regulatory attorney with Nelson Hardiman, LLP. She brings to her healthcare practice the equanimity of a litigator experienced in representing both employers and employees in various labor and employment disputes. She has built her current practice representing a diverse array of healthcare providers, including addiction treatment and behavioral care entities. Kristina’s experience includes drafting numerous employee handbooks and employment contracts for healthcare providers, including addiction treatment facilities. She has also assisted in multi-business formations, complex mergers and acquisitions, conducting nuanced regulatory research, and in drafting and reviewing concierge membership agreements for physicians.

Wendy Elgin Silva

Wendy Elgin Silva

Wendy Elgin Silva is a 20 year professional of outsourced human resource services & PEO services. She is the Business Relations Manager & Nonprofit Specialist for Modern HR, offering HR, payroll, labor compliance, employee benefits, and risk management services for employers in the rehabilitation & treatment industry. The co-founder and Board President of the Nonprofit Advisory Council of Southern California, Wendy was recognized and awarded as on the top 10 Women Professionals Who Make a Difference by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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Behavioral Health Association of Providers
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
(888) 958-2282

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Nelson Hardiman represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician organizations, long-term and behavioral care providers, and other healthcare-related organizations, in business litigation, transactions, and regulatory matters. Although we are based in California, our attorneys are routinely asked to advise business organizations that are national in scope. For more than 20 years, our lawyers have focused on regulatory compliance, litigation, and transactions specific to the healthcare industry. We combine specialized experience in a wide range of healthcare sectors with a proactive and attentive approach, making us the most effective choice for healthcare legal matters.

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Modern HR is known as a Modern HR company for Modern Times. MHR is a professional employer organization & outsourced human resources company that offers employers complete human resource services, payroll, large group benefits, health insurance, workers' compensation, and risk management services. They have a dedicated service team for large or small companies that handles the employment administrative functions at a competitive prices so that the clients can focus on managing day to day business. MHR offers both PEO and non PEO services.

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