Friday October 20th 2017

Cypress Holds Business Seminar

Mr. Richard J. Simmons
CYPRESS Calif. (FNP) – The city of Cypress held their Business Retention Attraction Creation & Expansion (BRACE) Program quarterly event Friday.

The city is known for their corporate awareness which has attracted numerous corporations including Yamaha, Daiwa, Shaw Carpet, Mitsubishi, and Fujifilm.

The BRACE program was created to help promote business and to help educate participants. The keynote speaker was Mr. Richard J. Simmons, a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullins, Richter & Hampton, which specializes in helping businesses comply with changes in the state and federal law.

Simmons, who specializes in labor relations involving state and federal wage and hour laws, educated the participants on wrongful discharge laws, employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representations proceedings and contract arbitration.

There are new changes in the state and federal laws. These topics included the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), changes to FEHA regulations, and hour and wage related issues.

Redevelopment Project Manager, Steve Clarke, said BRACE is an ongoing program. For more information call (714) 229-6728.

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