Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT
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Ruixin Mao, MBA

EAC San Mateo



2021 Labor Law Updates

This Webinar is the perfect way to start your year off strong. Together we will take a moment to review the big changes you should have implemented in 2020 and transition to what is new for 2021. Employers area faced with mounting COVID-19 obligations, from the federal, state, and local levels and together we can navigate some best practices and provide you some much needed clarification on tough points. Additionally, we will explore how to best navigate and support a remote workforce so that you can continue to practice safe but effective work practices. This webinar is filled from start to finish with important COVID-19 information, important general employment legal updates, and is set up in a fun interactive manner for your pleasure

Speaker: Krista L. Mitzel, Founder & Managing Partner, The Mitzel Group

As an employment attorney and human resources expert, Krista L. Mitzel brings extensive experience as she works with executives and human resource professionals to create preventative strategies in all areas of employment law and general business best practices. She partners with companies to create comprehensive strategies on all employment, human resources, business and risk management issues and directs and manages all litigation matters to a successful resolution. 

Prior to founding The Mitzel Group, Krista worked for various prestigious law firms where she represented Fortune 50 clients in high-stakes disputes. Her working experience with Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington DC and other local politicians in the Bay Area inspired her to pursue her law degree.

 Krista has been actively involved in organizations that support women in leadership.  She acts as the membership chairman for the San Francisco chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization and leading the Bay Area Womens’ Affinity Group for a professional business development group Provisors. She served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University Law School where she taught and mentored fledgling attorneys on Legal Writing and Research best practices. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and is a sought-after fixer for a company’s stickiest situations that other lawyers were unable to resolve. 

Speaker: Bill Metke, Senior Counsel,  The Mitzel Group

Bill Metke counsels our clients on a broad range of matters as they navigate the intricacies of California employment law. When workplace complications arise, our clients turn to Bill for advice and reassurance, no matter how thorny the problem is at hand.  Having been a civil litigator for nearly twenty years, Bill has represented countless clients before the California and Federal courts, state administrative bodies, and in private arbitration.  Bill’s comprehensive and strategic approach to dispute resolution helps our clients to better understand and manage the often-complicated and stressful world of litigation.   While specializing in employment law, Bill has also defended clients in trade secret and other commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and wrongful death matters.  In addition, Bill also maintained a successful solo litigation practice in San Francisco for eight years.

Speaker: Ernie D. Mejia , Associate Attorney, The Mitzel Group

Ernie Mejia brings fresh energy to our labor & employment law team. From onboarding new employees to supporting clients through employee separation when necessary, Ernie works with clients to assist them with the complex HR side of operating a business. In addition, he works on creating and updating employee handbooks to ensure compliance with the ever-changing local, state and federal employment laws. 
Ernie currently participates in USF’s Academic and Bar Exam Success Program (ABES) mentoring current students on preparing for the California state bar exam.



  • 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM  :  Introduction
  • 8:35 AM - 11:15 AM:  Program Begins
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM:Closing comments, questions and answers and evaluations.


Register Now! 
Registration closes on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Registration and payments can be made online only. Are you interested in our membership benefits and the seminar discounts? Go to our membership section at https://www.eacsanmateo.org
We look forward to seeing you at our event.

Ruixin Mao, MBA
 San Mateo EAC
Refund policy:
  • We refund cancellations which we receive through email by 7 AM on the Wednesday before the event