Employment/Labor Law Talk - "GIG Economy" SMBA MCLE First Friday Lunch: Eve Wagner and Steve Danz present!

  • Friday, August 04, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Inotheke, 606 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401


  • Buffet style lunch.
  • Buffet style lunch included.

Registration is closed


The "Gig Economy" right here in Silicon Beach and beyond:  The legal issues involved with part-time or temporary workers classified as independent contractors.

Please join our labor & employment law experts, employment attorney and mediator Eve Wagner and Plaintiff-side employment attorney Stephen Danz for a lively discussion about the "Gig Economy" and the laws affecting temporary and part-time workers classified as independent contractors and the companies that hire them.  

This program will review the recent history of the "Gig Economy," current trends in the labor market here in Santa Monica, throughout California and nationwide, the labor and tax laws that regulate the “Gig Economy," the risks facing employers who misclassify their employees as independent contractors and the laws that are being introduced and passed to address this growing trend.  This program will also discuss other issues intersecting the "Gig Economy," such as changing land use issues, alternative work schedules and locations and the other changes to the traditional career-based economy.

Eve Wagner is a founding partner of Sauer & Wagner LLP, a boutique civil trial practice firm, established in 1997. Prior to forming Sauer & Wagner LLP, Ms. Wagner was an equity partner of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP. Ms. Wagner also served as Law Clerk to the Hon. William P. Gray, U.S. District Court.  Ms. Wagner has extensive experience in federal and state courts and has handled numerous matters in alternative dispute resolution forums, including arbitrations and mediations. Ms. Wagner has been involved in numerous high profile cases, several of which have been the subject of extensive print and television media coverage. Ms. Wagner has also successfully handled a number of appellate matters. Ms. Wagner’s practice focuses on matters involving employment, entertainment, intellectual property, business and real estate litigation.
Over the past decade, Eve Wagner has also served as a mediator in hundreds of cases involving a wide range of matters, ranging from simple to multi-party, complex matters.

Steve Danz is senior partner of Stephen Danz & Associates, located in Brentwood, with 15 attorneys throughout the State representing employees only throughout California. Steve's low, five digit SBN is a daily reminder that he's been practicing consumer law for almost 40 years. He has written extensively on labor and employment law and has presented at various NELA, CELA and and CAOC seminars. Steve was one of three lead attorneys on the Citizens of Bhopal, India vs. Union Carbide case that ultimately settled for $500 million, and has partnered in numerous Federal False Claims Act cases in aerospace and health care.  Steve's passion is flying those needing medical care at a distance for Angel Flight West and recently completed two terms as Board Chair.

Member and early registration pricing available. 


Hosting: venue and food provided by:

SMBA Administration

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 529

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310-450-9289 Arb. (310) 581-5163


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