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BuildSmart Program: Construction Law Series

Session: AB 594: Navigating Labor Code Complexities & Alternative Enforcement Strategies in Commercial Construction

Bob Roginson of Ogletree Deakins will join us on February 22 for an essential session on AB 594, focusing on the intricacies of the Labor Code as it applies to commercial construction.

SeriesSession 2 of 3
February 22, 2024 (Thu)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Training

Take a deep dive into AB 594, and gain insights into how it impacts your business operations and the broader construction sector in California.

Key topics include understanding the specific provisions of AB 594, how it alters existing labor laws, and its implications for project management and workforce regulations. We’ll also explore innovative enforcement strategies, ensuring compliance while maximizing efficiency and profitability. Whether you’re a seasoned contractor or new to the industry, this session is a must-attend to stay ahead in the evolving landscape of commercial construction law and labor regulations.

Who Should Attend:

  • Prime Contractors: Understand how AB 594 affects labor practices and project management in commercial construction.
  • Subcontractors: Learn about your responsibilities and rights under the updated labor laws and how to navigate them effectively.
  • Construction Project Managers: Acquire insights into labor code complexities to ensure smooth operations and compliance on construction sites.
  • HR Professionals in Construction: Stay informed about labor laws and workforce management strategies under AB 594 to maintain legal compliance.
  • Labor Law Attorneys: Gain in-depth knowledge about AB 594 to provide accurate legal advice to clients in the construction sector.
  • Safety Officers: Understand the implications of labor laws on workplace safety and compliance in commercial construction.
  • Emerging Construction Leaders: Equip yourself with essential knowledge of labor codes and enforcement strategies to lead effectively in the construction industry.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your understanding of AB 594 and its impact on the commercial construction sector. Reserve your spot now!

About the Instructors

Robert Roginson
Robert Roginson, Managing Shareholder (Ogletree Deakins)

Robert Roginson is the managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office and Chair of the firm’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of California and federal wage and hour and pay practice counseling and class action defense. Mr. Roginson represents employers in administrative agency investigations and state and federal class action litigation. Mr. Roginson has defended dozens of employers, motor carriers, and other companies in class actions and PAGA lawsuits involving a variety of allegations ,including worker misclassification, meal and rest period violations, reimbursement claims, off-the-clock claims, and record keeping violations. He also counsels employers and companies on California and federal wage and hour and pay practice laws, federal preemption matters, prevailing wage laws, project labor agreements (PLAs), labor relations and union matters.

Mr. Roginson is regarded by clients as a trusted strategic advisor focused on developing effective and practical solutions to complex legal employment challenges. He is adept at developing compliant policies and practices to avoid and minimize litigation. From November 2007 until March 2010, Mr. Roginson served as Chief Counsel for the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement(DLSE). Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr. Roginson represented and advised the California Labor Commissioner and her staff in all aspects of enforcement and interpretation of California’s labor and wage/hour laws, licensing requirements, and retaliation statutes. He also managed and directed the Division’s litigation and handled matters involving meal and rest period and wage and hour compliance and enforcement, public works and prevailing wage requirements, the Talent Agency Act, and the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). As Chief Counsel, Mr. Roginson authored the DLSE amicus brief in the landmark California Supreme Court Brinker case, and his brief set forth the standard adopted by the Court for what constitutes lawfully providing a meal period under California law. Mr. Roginson also authored several significant DLSE opinion letters clarifying and explaining California law. They include opinion letters affirming California’s on-duty meal period requirements, affirming an employer’s right to take deductions for vacation and sick time for partial-day absences for exempt employees, affirming an employer’s right to implement proportionate salary and work schedule reductions for exempt employees, authorizing the use of debit pay cards and convenience checks, and approving temporary alternative workweek schedules. Mr. Roginson has also served as an expert witness and consultant in several wage and hour and public works matters.

Mr. Roginson focuses a significant portion of his practice to counseling and representing contractors, developers, and companies regarding state and federal prevailing wage laws, including the Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act. Mr. Roginson counsels national employers on steps to achieve multi-state compliance with state prevailing wage laws. Mr. Roginson regularly defends contractors and subcontractors against DLSE Civil Wage and Penalty Assessments, seeks public works coverage determinations, and analyzes and counsels clients on complex public works coverage issues. While Chief Counsel of the DLSE, Mr. Roginson co-wrote and edited the DLSE’s Public Works Manual. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Roginson worked in the industrial relations department for a multi-employer construction trade where he represented construction contractors in labor grievance and arbitration matters in addition to the negotiation of the  Southern California building trades master labor agreements.

Series Sessions

1
Session 1: In-Use Off-Road Regulation: 2022 Amendments
January 16, 2024 (Tue)
2
This Session
Session 2: AB 594: Navigating Labor Code Complexities & Alternative Enforcement Strategies in Commercial Construction
February 22, 2024 (Thu)
3
Session 3: AB 334 Overview: Managing Conflicts of Interest in Public Contracts
March 18, 2024 (Mon)

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