[Webinar] Tackling Key California Labor and Employment Law Issues in Acquisitions & Mergers – August 30th, 9:30 am – 11:00 am PT | CDF Labor Law LLP

August 30th, 2022

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PT

CDF Labor Law LLP presents an interactive panel discussion that will cover California transactional and employment law issues triggered by mergers and acquisitions. Richard Weintraub, of Weintraub Law Group, will share his 40 years of M&A experience, along with CDF employment law attorneys Mark S. Spring, John Giovannone, and Erin Owen, in this 90-minute deep dive into avoiding M&A traps.

There are significant pitfalls that could result from unknowingly acquiring or merging with a business whose house is not in order when it comes to California employment law compliance. Anticipating and managing complex employment issues that will arise in M&A events involving California businesses can lay the foundation for a successful transaction and potentially avoid substantial and unexpected liabilities.

Employment law concerns related to M&A events have become even more important than ever in light of the recently enacted Labor Code 200.3, which creates liability on the part of successor entities for wages, damages, and penalties owed to any of a judgment debtor’s former workforce. That means, that if you acquire or merge with a business, you will become automatically liable for certain judgments owed by that business unless you set up the transaction correctly. Moreover, California’s very protective labor and employment laws affect almost every aspect of a business, its viability, revenue, and stability. Understanding how the various California employment laws affect a transaction is critical to preparing one’s business to be sold, as well as assessing the value and risks of acquiring or merging with a business.

During this webinar, attendees will hear about:

  • The advantages of stock v. asset purchases as it relates to employees and employment law
  • The impact of labor unions and existing collective bargaining agreements can have on a transaction
  • Employee classification and potential consequences of misclassification
  • Wage and hour compliance assessment and troubleshooting and how to best spot potential problems
  • Potential Cal/WARN Act requirements pending the transaction
  • Managing vested vacation banks and vacation liability when acquiring or selling a business with California employees
  • Integration of new employment policies and practices

Who should attend?

Anyone who owns or represents a business that:

  • Hopes to one day sell their California business interests;
  • Is in the process of selling their business interests where those interests involve California employees; or
  • Plans to, is considering, or is actually in the process of buying or merging with another business that has employees in California.

CA MCLE, HRCI and SHRM credit pending.


Mark Spring
Mark S. Spring has over thirty years of experience handling labor and employment law matters throughout Northern California. Spring’s practice is focused on the representation of management in union-management relations and handling litigation…
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John R. Giovannone

John Giovannone
John R. Giovannone is a partner in the Los Angeles office where he represents employers in the full range of employment law matters, from single plaintiff to class-based wage/hour, contract, discrimination, harassment, and licensing litigation,…
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Erin A. Owen

Erin Owen
Whether representing clients in employment or business litigation matters, Erin A. Owen is focused on providing personalized service to her clients and working with them to develop strategies that are distinctly focused on achieving their goals.…
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CDF Webinar: Tackling Key California Labor and Employment Law Issues in Acquisitions & Mergers

Richard Weintraub, Founder and Managing Partner of Weintraub Law Group PC. Richard A. Weintraub is the Founder and Managing Partner of Weintraub Law Group PC. Practicing law for 40 years, Rick is an ‘AV’-rated attorney by Martindale Hubble. He has been Lead Counsel in more than 500 public and private offerings and more than 200 mergers and acquisitions. Rick has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of hundreds of business transactions. He specializes in the formation of business entities; venture capital transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public and private offerings, and debt financing.

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