Farrell Law Group
400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1610
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-449-3933 - Office
916-449-3943 - Fax


E-Mail:

Mary Farrell: mary@farrelllawgroup.com


Speaking Engagements

Prior Speaking Engagements

2017:

  • National Association of Woman Business Owners – “The Evils of Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors,” March 26, 2017, Sacramento, CA
  • Farrell Law Group Seminar, in partnership with Bosley Till Neue & Talerico and Heisler & Associates,  “Legal Essentials Workshop for Early Stage Tech Companies”  March 7, 2017, Sacramento, CA
  • Farrell Law Group and Owen Dunn Insurance Services, “Employment Law Update 2017 – Challenges to Employers”  January 12, 2017, Sacramento, CA

2016:

  • Farrell Law Group Seminar, “Personnel File Update:  Which Documents Belong and Which Don’t!”  August 17, 2016, Sacramento, CA
  • Association of Defense Counsel, “Do The Math:  Calculating Exposure and Damages in Wage and Hour Cases,”  August 12, 2016, Sacramento, CA
  • Owen Dunn Insurance Services Educational Forum, “Seven Habits of Frequently Sued Employers,”  May 5, 2016, Sacramento, CA

2015:

  • Association of Defense Counsel, “2016 Employment Law & Legislative Update,” December 10, 2015, San Francisco, CA
  • National Association of Woman Business Owners: Propel Your Business Event, “Seven Habits of Frequently Sued Employers,” April 28, 2015, Sacramento, CA
  • Franchise Insurance Group, “The Complex Maze of Return to Work Issues,” April 21, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • Association of Defense Counsel, “California’s New Sick Leave Statute,” February 27, 2015, San Francisco, CA
  • Disability Management Employers Coalition, “2015 Update to CFRA Regulations: What Employers Need to Know!” November 4, 2015, Sacramento, CA

2014:

  • Disability Management Employers Coalition, “Return to Work Challenges: Understanding the Overlap of the FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA & WC,” May 7, 2014, Sacramento, CA
  • California Self-Insurers Association, “Return to Work Challenges: Understanding the Overlap of the FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA & WC,” April 21-22, 2014, Anaheim, CA
  • Farrell Law Group’s 2014 Handbook Workshop, April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA
  • River City Bank & Warren G. Bender Educational Forum, “Seven Habits of Frequently Sued Employers,” March 6, 2014, Roseville, CA
  • Farrell Law Group’s 2014 Wage & Hour Update, February 13, 2014, Sacramento, CA
  • Farrell Law Group’s 2014 Handbook Workshop, February 13, 2014, Sacramento, CA
  • Northern California Human Resources Association’s 2014 Legal & Legislative, January 15, 2014, Sacramento, CA

2013:

  • Disability Management Employers Coalition, “Advanced FMLA/CFRA: Challenges and Solutions,” November 13, 2013, Sacramento, CA
  • California Employer Resources 2013 Employment Law Update, “Advanced FMLA/CFRA: Challenges and Solutions,” October 23, 2013, Anaheim, CA
  • California Employer Resources 2013 Employment Law Update, “Advanced Workshop: Drafting ADA/FEHA Compliant Job Descriptions,” October 9, 2013, Oakland, CA
  • California Employer Resources 2013 Employment Law Update, “Advanced FMLA/CFRA: Challenges and Solutions,” October 9, 2013, Oakland, CA
  • California Workers Compensation & Risk Conference, “Interactive” Panel Discussion: Strategies to Implement a Solid Return-to-Work Program,” October 2, 2013, Dana Point, CA
  • Northern California HR Association, “Negotiating the Maze: FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, WC, PDL Overlap,” September 12, 2013, Sacramento, CA
  • Heffernan Insurance Brokers, “Employment Update: Legislative & Judicial Developments,” March 2013, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA
  • Sacramento Area High Tech Employers Association, “Employment Law Update: What’s Ahead … and Around the Corner in 2013,” February 2013, Roseville, CA
  • Heffernan Insurance Brokers, “Employment Update: Legislative & Judicial Developments,” January 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • DeWitt Stern, “Employment Law Update: What’s Ahead … and Around the Corner in 2013,” January 2013, Sacramento

2012:

  • Panelist, Conference Board, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp in a Turbulent Economic Climate: Protecting Your Organization from New Liability Risks – FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination and More!” Workers Comp Forum, August 6, 2012, San Diego, CA
  • Presenter, Conference Board, “Understanding an Employer’s Rights & Obligations Under the FEHA, ADA & Workers Comp,” Workers Comp Forum, August 7, 2012, San Diego, CA
  • Webinar, Farrell Law Group, “Administering Meal & Rest Breaks Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Brinker,” April 2012.

2011:

  • Panelist, Conference Board, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp in a Turbulent Economic Climate: Protecting Your Organization from New Liability Risks – FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination and More!” Workers Comp Forum, October 2011, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Presenter, Conference Board, “FEHA/ADA: Expanding Responsibilities and Vital Strategies for Proactive Accommodations Process,” Workers Comp Forum, October 2011, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Webinar Presentation with ESM Solutions, “Avoiding Disability Discrimination in Work Comp Cases, July 2011.
  • Webinar Presentation for Employers Resource Institute (ERI), “FMLA/CFRA Abuse: 10 Must-Have Tips for Preventing Misuse of Intermittent Leave Rights & Making Other Hard-to-Handle Leave-Related Situations More Manageable,” July 26, 2011
  • Panelist, Council on Education in Management, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp in a Challenging Economic Climate: Minimizing Your Liability Risks for Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Retaliation, and Violations of Leave and Disability Laws,” Northern California Workers Comp Forum, May 24, 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Webinar Presentation for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, “Wage & Hour Challenges Facing the Home Care Industry,” May 18, 2011
  • Presenter, Keenan & Associates, “Top Wage & Hour Challenges Facing Employers in 2011,” April 27, 2011, San Mateo, CA

2010:

  • Presenter, Heffernan Insurance Brokers, “Looking Ahead to 2011 – Challenges Facing California Empoyers,” October 14, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter, National Swim Association’s Annual Conference, “Top Ten Employment Law Challenges Facing Employers,” October 12, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Update on New ADA/FEHA and FMLA/CFRA Changes and Their Impact on Return to Work and Other Workers’ Comp Issues,” Northern California Workers Comp Forum, May 26, 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • Panelist, Council on Education in Management, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp in a Challenging Economic Climate: Minimizing Your Liability Risks for Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Retaliation, and Violations of Leave and Disability Laws,” Northern California Workers Comp Forum, May 25, 2010, San Francisco, CA

2009:

  • Panelist, Council on Education in Management, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp in a Turbulent Economic Climate: Protecting Your Organization from New Liability Risks – FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination and More!” Workers Comp Forum 2009, October 28, 2009, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Panelist, Council on Education in Management, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp in a Turbulent Economic Climate: Protecting Your Organization from New Liability Risks – FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination and More!” Workers Comp Forum 2009, October 28, 2009, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “New ADA Amendments Act: Expanding Responsibilities and Vital Strategies for Proactive Accommodations Process,” Workers Comp Forum 2009, October 29, 2009, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Presenter, Sacramento Association of Paralegals, ““New FMLA Regulations and Changes to the California Family Rights Act,” August 26, 2009, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Sacramento Association of Paralegals, ““New FMLA Regulations and Changes to the California Family Rights Act,” August 26, 2009, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California, “Employment Law Practice: 18th Annual Recent Developments,” March 7, 2009, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Murphy Austin Employment Law Seminar, “New FMLA Regulations Seminar,” February 10, 2009, Sacramento, CA

2008:

  • Panelist, Murphy Austin Annual Legislative Update, “2009 Employment Law Update Seminar,” December 9, 2008, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, ABD Insurance & Financial Services, “Returning Injured Employees to Work While Complying with the ADA/FEHA and FMLA/CFRA,” November 13, 2008, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, “Understanding the Interaction and Overlap Between the FMLA/CFRA/ADA/FEHA and Workers Compensation,” November 12, 2008
  • Panelist, Murphy Austin Employment and Construction Law Seminar, “California Employment Laws & the Construction Industry,” November 11, 2008, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Breakfast Series, “Recently-enacted Labor Laws and Recent Judicial Decisions,” October 28, 2008, Rocklin, CA
  • Presenter, Bragg & Associates, “Returning Injured Workers to Work Without Violating the ADA/FEH/FEHA,” October 23, 2008, Rocklin, CA
  • Presenter, Springfield Insurance Company & United Grocers, “Returning Injured Workers to Work Without Violating the ADA/FEH/FEHA,” October 4, 2008, West Covina, CA
  • Presenter, California Lumber Association, “Returning Injured Workers to Work Without Violating the ADA/FEH/FEHA,” October 2, 2008, Riverside, CA
  • Presenter, Springfield Insurance Company & United Grocers, “Returning Injured Workers to Work Without Violating the ADA/FEH/FEHA,” October 1, 2008, Oakland, CA
  • Presenter, California Lumber Association, “Returning Injured Workers to Work Without Violating the ADA/FEH/FEHA,” September 30, 2008, Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Co-Chair & Keynote, Council on Education in Management, “HR & the Law Conference,” September 11-12, 2008, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, Managing Your Most Problematic Workers’ Comp Claimants: Strategies for Reducing Liability Risks and Workers’ Comp Costs,” Workers Comp Nor-Cal Forum 2008, May 15, 2008, Monterey, CA
  • Panelist, Council on Education in Management, “Employment Law and Workers’ Comp: Avoiding Liability Traps For Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination & Violations of FMLA/CFRA and ADA/FEHA,” Workers Comp Nor-Cal Forum 2008, May 14, 2008, Monterey, CA
  • Presenter, California Medical Association’s Leadership Academy, “Risk Management: How to Avoid Financial Liability as a California Employer,” May 2-3, 2008, Anaheim, CA
  • Webinar Presentation for Career Partners International, “The Risks Inherent With Misclassification of Independent Contractors,” March 20, 2008, “virtual” national audience
  • Keynote, California’s Division of Workers Compensation 15th Annual Educational Conference, “Returning the Injured Employee to Work While Complying with the ADA & FEHA,” March 4, 2008, Oakland, CA
  • Keynote, California’s Division of Workers Compensation 15th Annual Educational Conference, “Returning the Injured Employee to Work While Complying with the ADA & FEHA,” February 29, 2008, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter, California Association of Specialty Contractors, “Labor Law Update 2008,” February 27, 2008, Sacramento, CA

2007:

  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Personnel Law Update – Recent Developments in Employment Law,” December 11-12, 2007, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Advanced FMLA/CFRA Administration,” November 1-2, 2007, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Safely Navigating the Complex Maze of CFRA/FMLA, FEHA/ADA, Kin Care, Paid Family Leave Act, Pregnancy Disability, and Workers’ Comp Laws,” Workers Comp Forum 2007, October 17, 2007, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Panelist, Council on Education in Management, “It Takes a Village — Learn How Legal and Industry Professionals Collaborate with Employers to Return Injured Employees to Work While Complying with the FEHA/ADA,” Workers Comp Forum 2007, October 16, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Advanced FMLA/CFRA Administration,” September 14, 2007, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Workplace,” August 8, 2007, Sacramento, CA
  • Panelist, “Preventing ADA/FEHA Violations in Workers’ Compensation Cases,” Disability Management Employer Coalition, June 13, 2007, Sacramento, CA.
  • Presenter, Warren G. Bender Insurance Agency, “The Overlap Between California’s Work Comp Systems & the ADA/FEHA,” March 22, 2007, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Two-Day Seminar and Workshop – Advanced FMLA/CFRA Administration,” March 5-6, 2007, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, California’s Division of Workers Compensation 14th Annual Educational Conference, “Returning the Injured Employee to Work While Complying with the ADA & FEHA,” March 5, 2007, Oakland, CA
  • Presenter, California’s Division of Workers Compensation 14th Annual Educational Conference, “Returning the Injured Employee to Work While Complying with the ADA & FEHA,” February 21, 2007, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter, Presido Risk Management Group, “Accommodating Disabled Applicants & Employees and Understand How & When to Use Post-Offer/Pre-Hire Testing,” Ontario, CA.

2006:

  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Advanced FMLA Challenges,” December 1, 2006, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, Workers’ Compensation Forum 2006, “Returning the Injured Employee to Work While Complying with the ADA and FEHA,” October 18, 2006, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “California Update on the FMLA/CFRA/PDL/PFLA and Related Leave Statutes,” September 25, 2006, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Update on Critical Legal Issues in Conducting Workplace Investigations to Minimize Your Liability Risks,” April 26, 2006, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Detecting the Legal Landmines: Ensuring that Your Investigation Complies with the Law,” March 29, 2006, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Avoiding FMLA Retaliation Claims by Analyzing What Went Wrong/What Went Right in Six Real-Life Case Scenarios”, March 7, 2006, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Untangling the FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Comp Overlap,” February 23, 2006, Sacramento, CA
  • Co-Moderator/Presenter, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, “2006 Legal Update,” January 12, 2006, Sacramento, CA

2005:

  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “How To Avoid The Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make Under The FMLA/CFRA/PDL WC & PFLA”, October 17-18, 2005, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management,” June 13, 2005, Monterey, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Employment Law Training,” June 1, 2005, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “2005 California Update on the FMLA/CFRA/PDL/PFLA and Related Leave Statutes,” February 24,2005, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Allen Lund Company, In-House Training for Supervisors, February 2, 2005, San Diego, CA

2004:

  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Workplace Harassment and Internal Investigations: Protecting Your Organization by Conducting Timely and Thorough Investigations,” December 14, 2004, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, “Legislative Update: What’s New in 2005,” December 8, 2004, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “California FMLA/CFRA Update 2004,” May 26, 2004, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Interplay Between FMLA/CFRA/PDL/ADA and California’s New Family Temporary Disability Leave Law,” March 19, 2004, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Warren G. Bender Company, “Eggs & Issues III, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Contractual Risk”, January 13, 2004, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, HR to Go, “Hot Legal Topics for 2004,” February 5, 2004, Sacramento, CA

2003:

  • Co-Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, FMLA/CFRA Update 2003, November 19 & 20, 2003, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, HR & The Law Conference and Expo, Council on Education in Management, Managing Leave and Controlling Absenteeism: Solutions to Your Toughest Challenges, March 26, 2003, Palm Springs, CA
  • Co-Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, Untangling the FMLA/DFRA, ADA/FEHA, & Worker’s Comp Overlap, March 11, 2003, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, HR to Go, Hot Legal Topics for 2003: 14 New Laws for California Employers, January 16, 2003, Sacramento

2002:

  • Presenter, Warren G. Bender Company Annual Legal/Legislative Update, December 10, 2002, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA”, FMLA Update, November 13, 2002, Sacramento, CA
  • Trainer, Lyon & Associates Realtors, Inc., “Sexual Harassment Training for Real Estate Agents,” October 28, 2002, Sacramento, CA
  • Co-Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, Personnel Law Update 2002, September 12 & 13, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management FMLA, CA/CFRA Update 2002, “Best Practices in FMLA/CFRA Administration”, February 19, 2002, Sacramento, CA
  • Trainer, Nor-Cal Beverage Co., “Supervisor and Managerial Training – Overview of State and Federal Employment Law”, January 9, 2002, Sacramento, CA
  • “What’s New in 2002 – A Legislative Update” published January 2002, in the Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Laboris Legis

2001:

  • Trainer, Lyon & Associates Realtors, Inc., “Sexual Harassment Training for Real Estate Agents”, November 5, 2001, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA”, FMLA Update, November 2, 2001
  • Moderator/Presenter for 2-Day Seminar, Council on Education in Management, “Personnel Law Update 2001: Critical Solutions for Your Toughest Employment Law Challenges 2001,” September 5-6, 2001, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, 1-Day Workshop, Council on Education in Management, “Liability-Free Discipline and Progressive Termination Workshop,” September 7, 2001, Sacramento, CA
  • Moderator/Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Untangling the FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Comp Overlap,” June 4, 2001, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, “Employment Law Issues Related to Volunteers,” presentation to Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, April 19, 2001, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA”, FMLA Update 2001, February 21, 2001, Sacramento, CA

2000:

  • Presenter, Lorman Education Services, “Americans with Disabilities Act Update” and “Drugs Alcohol and the ADA; an Employer’s Compliance Guide,” September 15, 2000, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “EEOC Update,” May 5, 2000, Sacramento, CA

1999:

  • Presenter, Council on Education in Management, “Progressive Discipline, Coaching and Termination,” and “Minimizing Your Personal Liability When Implementing Terminations,” December 1999, Sacramento, CA
  • Presenter, Personnel Law Update 1999 Seminar, “Hot Issues in Sexual Harassment: When Consensual Relationships in the Workplace Turn Sour,” Council on Education in Management, October 1999
  • Presenter, Public Sector Employment 1999 Seminar, “Termination Without Retaliation: Understanding Your Employees’ Constitutional Rights,” Council on Education in Management, July 1999
  • Presenter, Personnel Law Update 1999 Seminar, “Recent Developments in Sexual Harassment Claims,” Council on Education in Management, June 1999
  • Presenter, Personnel Law Update 1999 Seminar, “Privacy Rights of Employees,” Council on Education in Management, June 1999
  • Presenter, FMLA Update 1999 Seminar, “Comprehensive One-Day Workshop,” Council on Education in Management, May 1999
  • Presenter, Personnel Law Update 1999 Seminar, “Implementing Liability-Free Progressive Discipline Policies,” Council on Education in Management, February 1999

1998:

  • Presenter, “The Serious Problem Employee: Workplace Violence & Drug Testing,” Graham & James LLP Annual Seminar, November 1998
  • Presenter, “Sexual Harassment Claims,” “Guidelines For Drafting Employment Manuals” and “Recent Developments in Employment Law” — a two-day seminar for the Public Broadcasting Management Association’s Annual Retreat, Dana Point, CA, May 1998

1997:

  • Presenter, “Legislative Developments in Employment Law,” Graham & James LLP Annual Seminar, November 1997
  • Presenter, “Overview of Employment Law Seminar,” — a one-day seminar for the Public Broadcasting Management Association’s Annual Conference, Washington D.C., November 1997

1996:

  • Presenter, “Employment Discrimination Claims Under Title VII and the FEHA,” & “Developments in Sexual Harassment Claims,” Weintraub Genshlea & Sproul Annual Seminar, November 1996
  • Presenter, “Claims Under Title VII and the FEHA,” & “Developments in Sexual Harassment Claims,” Weintraub Genshlea & Sproul Annual Seminar, November 1996