Event Details

Who’s On First? An Update on Joint and Personal Liability Issues in Employment Litigation

Employment litigation, particularly wage litigation, is often not a covered claim by insurance. Employment claims are often fraught with financial disappointments for both plaintiffs and defendants, and their attorneys. This program will provide insight on current case law and statutes, and discuss developing trends in capturing and avoiding liability in employment claims.


All registrations are assumed to be remote unless otherwise stated. To reserve your seat for the in-person option, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to transfer your remote registration to in-person.  
For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation.
In-person will be at SCBA's new office location: 
3035 Cleveland Ave., Second Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
If you need assistance registering for this program, please email Reception@SonomaCountyBar.org and we will assist you as soon as possible. 


Valorie Bader photo 5-13-2021

Valorie Bader
Welty Weaver & Currie PC

Ms. Bader has practiced in the areas of employment and business counseling, training, and employment litigation since 1986. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked for Sonoma County Risk Management coordinating workers’ compensation and disability claims. Ms. Bader continues to represent businesses and individuals in courts and before administrative agencies such as the Labor Commissioner, the Employment Development Department, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Cal-OSHA, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CA Department of Licensing, CA Department of Insurance.  Ms. Bader has conducted numerous workshops in diverse topics related to employment and taught specific classes for the Santa Rosa Junior College as well as written extensively in the subjects of employment law, and appeared in the Sonoma Business Journal and the Press Democrat.  She was awarded Best Business Attorney in the Bohemian People’s Choice Awards in 2020 and is past chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section.

Michelle Neumann

Michelle Neumann
Neumann Law

Ms. Neumann has focused her career on representing employees since 1996. First admitted in Florida in 1995, Ms. Neumann has litigated and tried employment cases in both state and federal courts in California, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota. She has experience with a wide variety of employment cases, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, FMLA, California Family Rights Act claims and USERRA. She also consults hourly regarding employment contracts and severance negotiations. She has argued before numerous state and federal appellate courts and, successfully argued appeals before the Missouri Supreme Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court which substantially increased worker rights in those states. Ms. Neumann is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA). Ms. Neumann was certified as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Currently, she continues her dedication to employee representation as the owner of Neumann Law in Santa Rosa.

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