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ZOOM Virtual Meeting - Jay Putnam, Attorney at Law Mar 31, 2020 7:00 AM
Employment Law
Employment Law

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Preventing Employment-Related Lawsuits and Related Claims is My Business!

With over 37 years of deeply-textured experience to draw on, my office is uniquely-qualified to advise employers about the measures they can take to prevent employment-related lawsuits and other workplace claims.

We can offer high-impact guidance on how a few simple measures can entirely prevent workplace labour law disputes from progressing to lawsuits. These include expertly-drafted employee handbooks, arbitration policies and related documents that are combined with immediate access to complimentary, expert legal advice when problems, questions or concerns arise.

Such “preventative medicine”, as opposed to after-the-fact defense of lawsuits, is where employers can expect the greatest return on their investment.

Work highlights

1987-present: Commenced private practice, presently located in Petaluma, California, representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation of employment disputes before California trial and appellate courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, in the following areas of specialty; among others:

  • California overtime law and compensation;
  • wrongful termination;
  • workplace harassment, including sexual harassment and workplace intimidation/violence;
  • employment discrimination (eeo and eeoc);
  • disability discrimination;
  • age discrimination;
  • religious discrimination;
  • sex discrimination;
  • leave of absence rights;
  • employee privacy rights (including social media);

1982-1987: General Counsel to Redwood Employers Association, representing hundreds of employers throughout northern California in a broad range of industries in collective bargaining, grievance-arbitration and unfair labor practice-related litigation, as well as before the NLRB, arbitrators, federal and state courts, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Cal/OSHA, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner) and other administrative agencies with workplace regulatory authority.

1980: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Moot Court Award, David
E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition, Outstanding Appellate Advocacy.

1976: University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor of Science, Journalism;

1972: Canada Junior College, center field, defending California State champion baseball team.

Here is the link to his website which has a wealth of information in his monthly newsletters.

http://www.jaygputnam.com/newsletter/  

ZOOM Virtual Meeting - Donna Pitman Apr 07, 2020 7:00 AM
West County Museum
West County Museum

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Donna Pittman is the director of the West County Museum in Sebastopol. 

Pittman was born in Sebastopol at the old Palm Drive Hospital in 1947, went to public school in town and was a history and literature double major at Sonoma State. She became a middle school history teacher — “a job I adored” — before moving into administration.

“I followed my heart with my love of history,” Pittman said. “You know, there’s always that one person in every family — the old soul that likes all that kind of stuff.”

Pittman went on to be vice principal at Brookhaven and a principal at Park Side, before finishing her career in education as assistant superintendent for programs at a school district in Marin County.
ZOOM Virtual Meeting Apr 14, 2020 7:00 AM
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At the direction of Sonoma County Public Health officials, and in an abundance of caution concerning your welfare over COVID-19, we have decided to suspend our in-person meetings for the short-term.  Until further notice, we'll be conducting our meetings via videoconference.

 
ZOOM Virtual Meeting Apr 21, 2020
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At the direction of Sonoma County Public Health officials, and in an abundance of caution concerning your welfare over COVID-19, we have decided to suspend our in-person meetings for the short-term.  Until further notice, we'll be conducting our meetings via videoconference.

ZOOM Virtual Meeting - Jacob Yarrow Apr 28, 2020 7:00 AM
Green Music Center
Green Music Center

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