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Pushing to change burdensome labor laws in California.

 
  The State has allowed harmful and onerous labor policies including specious PAGA lawsuits and crushing workers compensation rates—to fester. We want to measure our success in minds changed. Our primary focus is Education and Advocating real reform to Labor Laws.  
         
 
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  meeting schedule - 2018  
 
 
  JOIN OUR SPECIAL GUESTS AS THEY SHARE VITAL INFORMATION. PROTECT CALIFORNIA BUSINESS.
           
   

LOCATION:

Pedros Restaurant & Cantina
3935 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara, CA 95054

DATE: Monday, September 24, 2018  
     

Pedros Restaurant and Cantina

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CABIA will change PAGA law.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

Discuss and Present Labor Code Section 558.1 and Wage and Hour Basics.

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel
ROBERT PEPPLE – Associate
Epstein Becker Green

 
     

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse CALA.

JULIE GRIFFITHS – Special Guest
Regional Director CALA

 
     

Ad Campaign Strategy.

MICHAEL SALTSMAN– Vice President Berman and Company

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

ROBERT PEPPLE

Associate of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

JULIE GRIFFITH

Julie has worked on numerous lawsuit abuse issues facing businesses around the state of California.

MICHAEL SALTSMAN

Award-winning communications firm in Washington, DC, where he serves as Managing Director of the nonprofit Employment Policies Institute. Works on labor-related topics, managing issue campaigns, testifying before state and local legislatures, and speaking frequently to national and local business organizations.

 
      MANY THANKS TO JAG KAPOOR FOR ARRANGING THE USE
OF THE PEDROS RESTAURANT & CANTINA AS THE LOCATION FOR OUR SEPTEMBER CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS
7725 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018  
     


TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

CABIA will change PAGA law.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

California is worth fighting for.

ROXANNE BECKFORD HOGE – Candidate for the office of State Assemblyman for District 46

 
     

Discussing the legal road on our bill.

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel
ROBERT PEPPLE – Associate
Epstein Becker Green

 
     

Discussing what the next step will be.

BRUCE WICK – Risk Management Director and Ex-Officio Member and Lead on our Bill Drafting Team

   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

ROXANNE BECKFORD HOGE

Experienced business owner (One Hot Mama - a maternity clothing website started in 1998) available through the internet and brick-and-mortar retail. Roxanne has lasted almost two decades, and learned many lessons about entrepreneurship and the practical effects of government regulation.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

ROBERT PEPPLE

Associate of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

BRUCE WICK

With over 25 years of risk management and insurance experience, Bruce Wick is an industry leader and educator on issues critical to the construction industry.

     
 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO "SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN" FOR SPONSORING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES. WWW.SITK.COM

MANY THANKS TO Richard LoGuercio OF TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS Showroom & Distribution Center as THE LOCATION for OUR FEBRUARY CABIA MEETING.

 
 
 
   

LOCATION:

Fresno Chamber of Commerce
2331 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

DATE: Thursday, May 31, 2018  
     

Fresno Chamber of Commerce

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

CABIA will change PAGA law.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

“Nightmares in the pipeline”

JULIE GRIFFITHS – Regional Director
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse CALA

 
     

Wage & hour class actions.

STEVEN M. CRASS – Attorney/Of Counsel
Wanger Jones Helsley PC

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

JULIE GRIFFITH

Julie has worked on numerous lawsuit abuse issues facing businesses around the state of California.

STEVEN M. CRASS

Steven represents employers in wage & hour class actions, race, gender, national origin & disability discrimination cases, sexual harassment cases, breach of contract & wrongful termination.

 
      MANY THANKS TO JULIE GRIFFITHS FOR ARRANGING THE USE
OF THE FRESNO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUILDING AS THE LOCATION FOR OUR MAY CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
     
  BREAKFAST FORUM EVENT  
           
   

SCHEDULE

 

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Briefing

DATE: FRIDAY, May 18, 2018  
           
     

FEATURING:

CARL DeMAIO
Chairman of Reform California

   
     

TOM MANZO
President, California Business & Industrial Alliance

   
   

 


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Gas Tax Repeal Campaign Update

   
     

PLUS: Special Briefing on Effort to Fight Frivolous Lawsuits

   
     

   
   

LOCATION:

Industrial Metal Supply Company
8300 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA 91352

   
 
 
           
  special guests share vital information.
           
   

LOCATION:

HODELS COUNTRY DINING
5917 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308

DATE: Tuesday, APRIL 24, 2018  
     

Hodels Country Dining

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

CABIA will change PAGA law.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

How To Avoid PAGA Lawsuits.

RYAN L. EDDINGS – Attorney
Littler Mendelson

 
     

PAGA law and Workers' Compensation reform.

SHANNON GROVE – Running for State Senate 2018.
Former Representative of the 34th District in the California State Assembly

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

RYAN L. EDDINGS

Ryan L. Eddings represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Ryan regularly appears in California federal and state courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

SHANNON GROVE

Shannon received one of the California Legislature's Small Business Awards in promoting Workers' Compensation reform legislation, SB 899. Shannon is very familiar with PAGA having introduced two bills on PAGA Reform.

 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

KIMCO STAFFING SERVICES
17872 Cowan Ave., Irvine, CA 92614

DATE: Thursday, APRIL 19, 2018  
     

Kimco Staffing Services

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
   

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Business and Labor issues.

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

 
     

Workers' Compensation Fraud.

LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director
Employers Fraud Task

 
     

How To Avoid PAGA LAWSUITS.

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel
ROBERT PEPPLE – Associate
Epstein Becker Green

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

ROBERT PEPPLE

Associate of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

 
     
  MANY THANKS TO Kim Megonigal OF KIMCO STAFFING SERVICES FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF THEIR COMPANY building as THE LOCATION for OUR APRIL CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

EDI MEDIA INC.
1773 W. San Bernardino Rd., Bldg. C 31-34, West Covina, CA 91790

DATE: Thursday, MARCH 01, 2018  
     


EDI Media Inc.

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

 

Business and Labor issues


Workers' Compensation Fraud


Avoid PAGA lawsuits


PAGA law and Workers' Compensation reform

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director
Employers Fraud Task

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel - Epstein Becker Green

SHANNON GROVE – Running for State Senate 2018.
Former Representative of the 34th District in the California State Assembly

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

SHANNON GROVE

Shannon received one of the California Legislature's Small Business Awards in promoting Workers' Compensation reform legislation, SB 899. Shannon is very familiar with PAGA having introduced two bills on PAGA Reform.

 
     
  A SPECIAL THANKS TO EDI Media Inc. FOR SUPPLYING LUNCH  |  www.edimediainc.com

MANY THANKS TO Jack Zhao OF EDI Media Inc. FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS COMPANY building as THE LOCATION for OUR mARCH CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LUNCH & LEARN

STEVEN'S STEAK HOUSE
5332 Steven’s Place, Commerce, CA 90040

DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2018  
     

Stevens Steak House

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


California Employers Plagued with Lawsuits

Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and Unintentional Consequences More than 8,000 PAGA lawsuits were filed in 2017 against employers in California for wage, hour, meal break and other valid or invalid violations. Our ability to be flexible with the needs of our employees and their families has left us vulnerable to PAGA lawsuits. These lawsuits are often settled for millions of dollars with a small fraction of the award going to the aggrieved employee. PAGA attorneys seek out mid-to-large employers. One large employer had as many as 17 PAGA suits filed against their company in a single one-year period and another multi-million dollar suit yielded only $1 to the employees – many never knew a PAGA suit had even been filed. Get the legislative update on the status of CABIA’s discussions with labor. CABIA’s goal is to forge a labor-management agreement that will benefit employers and employees.  

TOM MANZO – Founder
California Business & Industrial Alliance (CABIA)

 

 

 
       
   

11:00 a.m.

12:00 Noon

1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Registration, Networking

Lunch & Presentation

Q&A/Discussion

Adjourn

   

Register online at:

www.fraudtaskforce.org

   

or by mail:

$35.00 – Member in Advance
$45.00 – Non-Member in Advance
$55.00 – At the Door without pre-registration

Payable by check to:
Employers’ Fraud Task Force
5753-G E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd #168, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS
7725 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2018  
     


TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Business and Labor issues


Workers' Comp Fraud


Avoid PAGA LAWSUITS


New Labor laws in 2018 that could affect your business.

JOHN LOUDON – VP Public Affairs at
Engineered Tax Services

LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director
Employers Fraud Task

RICHARD FREY – Legal Counsel - Epstein Becker Green

MARIA DE LA CRUZ – Sr. Human Resources Consultant
BBSI | Business Management Solutions
for Small Business

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

JOHN LOUDON

Former State Senator,(R-MO), known for business and labor issues, Ran California’s premiere Free Market Contracting organization until it was defunded by Governor Brown.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President  of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

RICHARD FREY

Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green.

MARIA DE LA CRUZ

Offers a range of solutions to help you better navigate potential business pitfalls, and build a stronger foundation for your business.

     
  A SPECIAL THANKS TO "SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN" FOR SPONSORING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES. WWW.SITK.COM

MANY THANKS TO Richard LoGuercio OF TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS Showroom & Distribution Center as THE LOCATION for OUR FEBRUARY CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
     
   

LOCATION:

LITTLER MENDELSON
500 Capitol Mall #2000, Sacramento, CA 95814

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018  
     


Littler Mendelson - 500 Capitol Mall #2000, Sacramento, CA 95814

 
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 
 

 

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

 

Business and Labor issues

Avoid Costly PAGA Lawsuits

The current business enviornment in California, with a focus on small business and the path to reform

2018 Plans to reform PAGA

TOM MANZO – President
Timely

BRUCE J. SARCHET & CORINN JACKSON – Littler Mendelson - Law Firm Sacramento, CA

DAVID KERSTEN – Kersten Institute for Governance & Public Policy - FOUNDER/INSTITUTE PRESIDENT

 

 
   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

TOM MANZO

Tom has been with Timely for over 14 years. Tom got into sales working with a supplier to the Big Three Automotive Companies in Detroit offering repair services on components for all of their automation. Eventually, he opened his own company supplying repair services to most Tier one and Tier two suppliers related to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry. That company sold and Tom joined Timely.

BRUCE J. SARCHET

Bruce J. Sarchet has focused his entire legal career on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters.

CORRINN JACKSON

Corinn Jackson creates and manages legal and electronic resources to assist in counseling employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She helps develop and manage the firm's internal and external publications.

DAVID KERSTEN

The Kersten Institute is the product of David’s lifelong passion and vision for how to create high-performance government organizations that are effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of citizens.

 
     
  A SPECIAL THANKS TO LITTLER MENDELSON FOR ALLOWING US THE USE OF THEIR BUILDING
as THE LOCATION for OUR JANUARY, 2018 CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
  meeting schedule - 2017
 
   
   

LOCATION:

TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS
7725 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017  
 


  For those who came to our meeting on Thursday November 16th, Thank You. For those who had missed it, it truly was a great event.
  Tom and Anna Manzo thank Joann Roth-Oseary (pictured on left) from Someone’s In The Kitchen for providing the amazing food and drinks.
Dan Hoffer – Venable Attorney – How to prevent a PAGA lawsuit   Richard LoGuercio from Town & Country was such a hospitable host.

   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 

 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Protect California Business

Workers' Compensation 101

2018 Plans to reform PAGA

DAN HOFFER – Attorney From Venable

BILL COOK – Andreini and Co.

Also Speaking:
LAURA CLIFFORD – Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force

   

ABOUT SPEAKERS:

DAN HOFFER

Dan is the chair of the firm’s West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Group. He will provide us with information on wage and hour rules to avoid costly PAGA Lawsuits and will have an open questions and answers format.

BILL COOK

Workers' Compensation 101 - Bill will teach us how to fight the bogus claims.

LAURA CLIFFORD

Laura Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and past President  of the Southern California Council of Self-Insurers. For more than 20 years, Ms. Clifford has united industry leaders on task forces and advisory boards in the development of numerous products and services for Workers’ Compensation Professionals.

 
 
A SPECIAL THANKS TO "SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN" FOR SPONSORING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES. WWW.SITK.COM

MANY THANKS TO Richard LoGuercio OF TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS FOR ALLOWING US THE USE
OF HIS Showroom & Distribution Center as THE LOCATION for OUR NOVEMBER CABIA MEETING.
 
 
 
           
   

LOCATION:

INDUSTRIAL METAL SUPPLY COMPANY
8300 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA 91352

DATE: Thursday, August 24, 2017  
     


   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch

Introduction

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA)

GO-Biz offers a range of services to California business owners

Teaching California companies of the financial harm PAGA lawsuits can cause

Open discussion

 

TOM MANZO

KEN BARNES

JESSE TORRES

RICHARD FREY

         
   

SPECIAL GUESTS:

ADRIENNE LINDGREN

- Business Development Manager - Manufacturing, Fashion & Aerospace
  Office of MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI

 
   

 

GABRIELA MARQUEZ

- District Director -
  Office of CONGRESSMAN TONY CÁRDENAS

 
 


A SPECIAL THANKS TO DAVID HOSKINS OF ANDREINI AND COMPANY FOR SPONSORING LUNCH.

MANY THANKS TO NEIL SHERMAN OF INDUSTRAL METAL SUPPLY FOR ALLOWING US THE USE OF HIS BEAUTIFUL BUILDING as THE LOCATION for OUR August CABIA MEETING.

 
 
 
     
  paga issues in california

   

LOCATION:

ANGELES NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040

DATE: Tuesday, May 30, 2017  
   

SCHEDULE

TOPIC

SPEAKERS

 

 

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch

Introductions

P.A.G.A.

Going on 'Offense' and Engaging the Public

Worker's Compensation

Attendee Discussion of Thoughts and Visions


SHANNON GROVE -
former Representative; 34th District CA State Assembly
MICHAEL SALTSMAN - Vice President - Berman and Company
TOM SCOTT - NFIB/CA State Director
Group Discussion