Training & Events

HR Law Consultants offers an array of management and human resources training services and works with talented trainers to custom design programs tailored to your specific audience. We have provided customized training for public entities and private corporations in the non-profit, educational, biotechnology, semi-conductor, clean energy, mortgage banking, and legal industries (including CA judges, lawyers, human resources managers and ADA coordinators). The topics have ranged from legal issues of supervision, effective documentation practices, conducting workplace investigations, sexual harassment prevention, workplace disability accommodations and management employee leaves, wage and hour laws, promoting diversity and elimination of bias in the workplace. Click on each subject heading for more detailed information about these training programs and various speaking engagements:

Training Programs, Workshops and Events

The following are training programs and conferences that are designed specifically for Human Resources professionals, employment lawyers, workplace investigators, EEO and workplace diversity experts, labor relations managers, job developers and job coaches, workplace disability and leave of absence specialists. Please call our office at (415) 796-2785 or email us if you would like to attend these training programs or for more information about customized training programs developed for your workforce.

Recent Training Programs, Workshops & Events Presented by Jane Kow

June 7, 2017

  • “Managing Workplace Disability Accommodations, Leaves of Absences, and Misconduct Issues,” Annual TAPS Conference for Employers, San Jose, CA.

April 28, 2017

  • “Beware the Riptides: Surfing the Dangerous Cross-Currents of Employment Law and California Workers Compensation,” Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Panel Presentation, Walnut Creek, CA.

March 8, 2017

  • “Accommodating, Managing and Disciplining Employees with Disabilities,” 2017 HR West Conference, sponsored by Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA).

August 10, 2016

  • Special guest on “Your Call” 91.7 FM KALW's a live public affairs radio show (NPR affiliate station) on “Sexual harassment and the Consequences of Inaction” in work and academic settings (KALW).

March 8, 2016

  • “Avoiding Employment Law Pitfalls in the “Share,” “Gig” or “on Demand” Economy,” 2016 HR West Conference, Northern CA Human Resources Association (NCHRA), Oakland, CA.

October 29, 2015


September 14, 2015

  • “HR Templates: Documenting Employee Issues,” EEOC Annual TAPS Conference for Employers, San Jose, CA.

August 3, 2015

  • “Managing and Disciplining Employees With Disabilities” at the 2015 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual International Conference, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA.

July 18, 2015

  • “Employment Solutions at Your Fingertips: Social Media and the Workplace” with Denise Eaton-May, Live Radio Broadcast on 1220 AM from The MONEYSHOW, Marriot Marquis, San Francisco, CA.

March 26, 2015

  • “Managing Employees With Disabilities: Accommodating & Addressing Performance, Misconduct And Absenteeism Issues” at the ABD Insurance Seminar, Foster City, CA.

March 10, 2015

  • “Legal Issues of Supervision” for University of San Francisco Supervisors and Managers.

March 3, 2015


January 14, 2015


October 30, 2014

  1. Best Practices for Documenting Employee Performance and Misconduct Issues; and
  2. A Step by Step Guide to Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations, at the Alameda County Training and Education Center, Oakland, CA.

October 16, 2014


September 12, 2014

  • “Harassment & Social Media: The New Workplace Frontier” at the EEOC Annual TAPS Conference for Employers, Dolce Hayes Conference Center, San Jose, CA.

August 12, 2014

  • “Navigating The Interactive Process: Traps To Avoid And Best Practices Tips For Employers” at the 2014 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual International Conference, Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, NV.

April 29, 2014

  • “Stop The Abuse: Managing Employee Medical Leaves” at the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) 2014 HR West Conference, Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA.

April 16, 2014

  • “Accommodating and Disciplining Employees With Medical Conditions” at the Silicon Valley Women in HR meeting held at National University - San Jose Center, San Jose, CA.

October 3, 2013


September 26, 2013


September 20, 2013

  • “Managing Employee Disability Accommodations” at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) San Jose Chapter Meeting, Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, CA.

August 19, 2013

  • “Reasonable Workplace Accommodations: The Interactive Process In Six Easy Steps” at the 2013 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual International Conference, Omni at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA.

June 21, 2013

  • “Reasonable Accommodations: Documenting Essential Job Functions, The Interactive Process and Disciplinary Issues” at the EEOC Annual TAPS Conference for Employers, Dolce Hayes Conference Center, San Jose, CA.

May 10, 2013

  • “Preventing Disability Discrimination: Providing Reasonable Accommodations For Lawyers With Disabilities” at the League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Spring Conference, The Meritage Hotel, Napa, CA.

May 8, 2013

  • “Employee Disability Accommodations And Medical Leaves” at CompassPoint’s HR Network Meeting, Oakland, CA.

April 22, 2013

  • “Reasonable Accommodations: 6 Steps of Interactive Process” at the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) 2013 HR West Conference, Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA.

November 2, 2012

  • “Investigating Disability Discrimination & Failure to Accommodate Complaints" at the 2012 Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Annual Conference, Marriott City Center Hotel, Oakland, CA.

November 7, 2012

  • “Managing Employee Medical Leaves” at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Sacramento Chapter Meeting on "Improving Return to Work Outcomes Through Effective Disability Management Integration and Accommodations," Sutter Health Center for Health Professionals, Sacramento, CA.

October 19, 2012


October 11, 2012

  • “Workplace Issues & The Interactive Process” at the 9th Annual Alameda County Disability Employment Awareness Conference and Training for Supervisors and Managers: Celebrating The Dynasty Of Diversity, San Leandro Marina Community Center, San Leandro, CA.

September 27, 2012


September 21, 2012

  • “At The Intersection Of The ADA And The FMLA: Managing Employee Disability Accommodations And Medical Leaves," at the Disability Management Employers Coalition (DMEC) San Jose Chapter Meeting, Santa Clara, CA.

August 1, 2012

  • “Employee Background Checks: Resume Fraud, Arrest And Conviction Records Under The FCRA And The Newly Released EEOC Guidelines," Webinar Sponsored by Jungle Source, Inc.

June 14, 2012

  • “Top 10 Employer Mistakes When An Employee Requests An Accommodation: Tips For Workplace Investigators," at the EEOC Annual TAPS Conference for Employers, Dolce Hayes Conference Center, San Jose, CA.

June 4, 2012

  • “Best Practices For Interviewing, Handling Criminal Background Checks, And Providing Reasonable Accommodations For Employees With Disabilities," at the Department of Rehabilitation San Jose District Annual Awards and Training Meeting at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.

May 23, 2012

  • Jane Kow was a special guest on “Your Legal Rights,” radio program on KALW 91.7 FM local radio (part of of the NPR digital network) hosted by Chuck Finney. Topics covered: the huge spike in workplace disability discrimination claims outpacing any other EEO category in recent years, employers' duty to provide reasonable accommodations and engage in the interactive process with employees with disabilities, employers’ right to terminate employees for use of medicinal marijuana, employees’ rights to privacy of medical and genetic information, and the recently enacted Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). Click here to listen to a recording of the program.

May 8, 2012