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2016 RSHS Presentations at the League of CA Cities Annual Conference

The 2016 League of CA Cities Annual Conference is this week! This year’s conference will be taking place in Long Beach and RSHS has two sessions, on Thursday October 6th. Make sure you stop by for these hot topic sessions.

 2016 Trends in Labor Relations
Thursday, Oct 6, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Receive an in-depth look at labor negotiations from the perspective of finance and human resources professionals. Learn about trends in labor relations for 2016 and offer insight into preparing for and presenting persuasive data during labor negotiations. Hear about tactics for protecting vital services in the face of rising personnel expenditures, and revisit strategies that control costs while investing in human resources.

Charles Sakai, Managing Partner, Renne Sloan, Holtzman, Sakai
Burke Dunphy, Senior Consultant, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP
Joseph Lopez, Deputy City Manager, City of Modesto

Crisis Management for Officer Involved Shootings
Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

City leaders and top law-enforcement officials will provide critical information necessary to respond and take appropriate action in the wake of officer-involved shootings and other high profile use of force incidents. Receive an overview of best practices, including handling media at the scene and in the aftermath; providing stress management to the officers on the scene and agency employees; pros and cons of outsourcing the investigation; what public comments may be made prior to, during and after the investigation; compliance with Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights (including scope of information that may be publicly disclosed); and building equity with community stakeholders.

Steven Shaw, Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP
Howard Jordan, Retired Police Chief, Renne Sloan Holtzman and Sakai LLP |
Johnna Watson, Officer, Oakland Police
Scott Whitney, Assistant City Manager, Oxnard

Learn about Pre-Trial Motions

Preparing & Opposing Pre-Trial Motions

Motions are an important aspect of every litigated case. When presenting a pre-trial motion, you must appear ready, organized, competent, and persuasive to opposing counsel and the Court. To prevail, you must have a thorough understanding of the rules of civil procedure, evidence, the facts of your case, and the substantive law upon which you are bringing your lawsuit.

Attend this class to gain vital tips on the nuances of the Court and techniques on how to best proceed with your client’s case.


Friday, September 30, 2016
2:00pm –  4:00pm


The Sacramento County Law Library
609 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



Click Here to register for this course.

Upcoming Presentation with Partner Tim Yeung

From FMLA/CFRA to the Labor Code: Understanding the Tangled Web of Leave Laws and How They Apply To You

Leaves of absence laws continue to be a “hot bed” of issues that employers face when employees need time off. Depending on the size of the employer and the locations of the employees, California employers face the unique situation of being subject to not only the federal and state family leave laws, (like FMLA, CFRA and PDL), but also a myriad of statutory leaves, including required time off to attend a child’s school functions, vote, attend certain criminal proceedings, serve as a witness or juror, donate organs or bone marrow, or serve in the civil air patrol, (just to name a few). Each of the federal and state leave laws carries with it certain rights and obligations regarding both time off and reinstatement rights. Making it even more complicated, several of these laws also carry obligations regarding continued compensation and/or benefits. Please join SEAC’s expert speakers for a robust discussion of the requirements under each of the various federal and state laws, and learn what obligations employers must be cognizant of, including reinstatement rights, continued compensation, use of accrued paid time off/vacation/sick, continued benefits, and coordination of any continued compensation with disability insurance payments and discretionary compensated leaves under an employer’s policies.


Tim Yeung, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai, Mary Horst, California Department of Justice, and Kelli M. Kennaday, Kennaday Leavitt PC.

Date / Time

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
7:30 am – 12:30 pm


Sacramento State Alumni Center
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819


Members – $90
Non-members – $125

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Presentation at Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum

Partners Dania Torres Wong and Arthur Hartinger will be participating in the 2016 League of California Cities Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum. Their session will be on Wednesday, June 22 from 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Their session Recommended Protocols for City Councils During Labor Negotiations will discuss City councils key role in Labor Negotiations and the “best practices” with the objective of reaching responsible agreements with labor efficiently and fairly.

Dania Torres Wong, Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP
Arthur Hartinger, Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP
Katherine M. Miller, District 2 Supervisor, San Joaquin County
Rockne A. Lucia, Jr., Principal, Rains Lucia Stern, P.C.