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BuildSmart Program: Construction Law Series

Session: Navigating SB 497: Essential Insights for Contractors, Agencies, and Subcontractors in California

Dive into the intricacies of Senate Bill 497 (SB 497) with AGC of California's expert-led webinar. Designed for contractors, agencies, and subcontractors, this session is your key to understanding how SB 497 reshapes the construction landscape in California. From compliance strategies to operational adjustments, learn how this legislation impacts your business.

SeriesSession 3 of 4
April 11, 2024 (Thu)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Training

Join us for an in-depth webinar on Senate Bill 497 (SB 497), a pivotal piece of legislation impacting the construction industry in California. This webinar, hosted by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California, is designed to provide contractors, government agencies, and subcontractors with crucial insights into how SB 497 shapes the landscape of construction law and business practices in California.

Ryan H. Crosner of Ogleetree Deakins will delve into the nuances of SB 497, discussing its implications for project management, compliance, and operational strategies. We’ll cover key topics such as legal requirements, risk mitigation, and best practices for adapting to this new legislative environment.

Why Register?

  • Stay Informed: Understand the comprehensive details of SB 497 and its impact on your projects.
  • Legal Compliance: Learn how to navigate the legal complexities of SB 497 to ensure full compliance.
  • Competitive Edge: Gain insights that will help you stay ahead in the competitive Californian construction market.

Who Should Attend? This webinar is a must-attend event for:

  • Contractors seeking to align their business practices with SB 497.
  • Government Agencies involved in construction, looking to understand contractor obligations under this new bill.
  • Subcontractors aiming to adapt to the changing legal landscape and maintain compliance.

Register now to secure your spot in this enlightening session, tailor-made for professionals in the California construction industry. Embrace the change and stay ahead with informed decisions!

About the Instructors

Ryan H. Crosner
Ryan H. Crosner, Shareholder (Ogleetree Deakins)

Ryan H. Crosner is a Shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Ryan has successfully represented employers in all aspects of employment law in state and federal courts, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH). Ryan has defended employers in class actions involving allegations of employee misclassification, meal and rest period violations, and off-the-clock claims. He also regularly represents employers against claims of retaliation, discrimination, and harassment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Furthermore, Ryan has extensive experience representing and advising prime contractors and subcontractors of all tiers on federal and California prevailing wage and public works issues. As the California Labor Commissioner has expanded public works enforcement, Ryan has navigated numerous contractors through investigations including production of certified payroll records and payroll audits and in administrative actions brought by the California Labor Commissioner alleging failure to comply with prevailing wage requirements. He also provides preventive counseling to prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance and to manage risk with respect to apprenticeship obligations, certified payroll record reporting requirements, and craft classification determinations. Ryan’s experience also includes litigating disputes in state court for purported prevailing wage violations.

Ryan routinely advises employers in all areas of employment law, including California and federal wage and hour matters, employee accommodations, employee benefits, alternative workweek elections, and avoiding discrimination and retaliation claims. Ryan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As a law student, he served as President of the Latin American Law Students Association as well as Symposium Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Jean P.Rosenbluth of the Central District of California.

Series Sessions

Session 1: In-Use Off-Road Regulation: 2022 Amendments
January 16, 2024 (Tue)
Session 2: AB 334 Overview: Managing Conflicts of Interest in Public Contracts
March 18, 2024 (Mon)
This Session
Session 3: Navigating SB 497: Essential Insights for Contractors, Agencies, and Subcontractors in California
April 11, 2024 (Thu)
Session 4: AB 594: Navigating Labor Code Complexities & Alternative Enforcement Strategies in Commercial Construction
February 22, 2024 (Thu)

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