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[06/21/18] Webinar: Job Descriptions: An Employer’s Best Friend or Necessary Evil?
https://youtu.be/hoz034-v2nw [04/26/18] Webinar: Workplace Violence: Can You Recognize the Warning Signs?
youtu.be/tABt6hD8U [03/27/18] Webinar: IWC Orders: Whare Are They and How do they Apply to My Business?
https://youtu.be/fsv_el0og98 [02/08/18] Webinar: #Me Too! Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i12qr78xugi [01/23/18] OCBA Presentation – How to Close Your Law Practice
[12/17/17] Webinar: New HR Laws for 2018
https://youtu.be/xh0fdw9xa_s [04/20/17] Webinar: The Do’s and Dont’s of Conducting Workplace Investigations
https://youtu.be/wwg8xhgt0fy [03/23/17] Webinar: Recognition Basic Training from the US Submarine Force: How to Engage, Empower and Encourage
https://youtu.be/0dfi2g_fuso [01/26/17] Webinar: New HR Laws in the New Year: What you Need to Know in 2017
https://youtu.be/b4xou0uxzni [12/08/16] Webinar: Form I-9 Compliance for California Employers.
https://youtu.be/b-buc-567o0 [10/20/16] Webinar: What Can’t I Just Pay Everyone a Salary?
https://youtu.be/osskrjkomq4 [9/15/16] Webinar: Telecommuting Employees: What Are Your Compliance Requirements?
https://youtu.be/bnsoircrdoe [7/21/16] Webinar: FLSA Overtime Changes: What Do Employers Need to Know?
https://youtu.be/g0ikpeglap0 [6/23/16] Webinar: Avoiding a DOL Audit (Or At Least Being Prepared If It Happens to You!)
https://youtu.be/oqnexww5ncu [5/19/16] Webinar: Hiring Millennial Interns? How to Recruit, Engage and Comply.
https://youtu.be/qdrdc_slao0 [3/24/16] Webinar: The Complex Web of Leaves of Absences II
https://youtu.be/tj5nu6omsi0 [2/18/16] Webinar: Navigating the Complex Web of Medical Leave Laws
https://youtu.be/k75netxcflm [1/27/16] Webinar: New HR Laws for 2016.
https://youtu.be/6b1ni4ppy0c [7/29/15] Webinar: Interviewing Techniques to Make Exceptional Hires.
http://youtu.be/rg3bkuz2r5s [6/18/15] Webinar: California’s New Sick Leave Law: What you need to know for compliance on July 1.
http://youtu.be/kemuvwkbj08 [5/21/15] Webinar: Tricky Payroll Situations
https://youtu.be/aoyrcpowccy [5/6/15] Marla Robinson discusses what gets missed when building a firm on LawpreneurRadio
http://lawpreneurradio.com/marla-robinson/ [3/19/15] Webinar: Privacy Issues in the workplace with certified information privacy manager, Linda Zimmer of Marcom Interactive
http://youtu.be/pxhping6ifo [2/26/15] Webinar: CA Employers Control Your Workers’ Comp Costs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mfqbozfcyu [1/14/15] Webinar: New HR Laws for the New Year: How to Prepare for 2015 now available on YouTube at
http://youtu.be/gctfflrd00o [11/13/14] Webinar: Discharging in California: Disciplinary Action Leading up to Termination now available on YouTube at
http://youtu.be/sd-2t9rm78i [10/22/14] Webinar: Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace now available on YouTube at :
http://youtu.be/xmncg37fubk [9/2/14] Orange County Lawyer article, Premarital Agreements and Estate Planning: Twin Strategies for Protecting Children and Businesses from the Risks of Divorce
http://goo.gl/Z7DoR0 [September 2014] OC Metro Marla Merhab Robinson and Paula A. Clarkson Top Attorney Recognition by Avvo. See pages 47, 49 and 105
http://digital.ocmetro.com/gallery/view.asp?seq=261167&path=140819062553 [8/14/14] Webinar: Immigration Compliance and H-1B Visas: What you Need to Know now available on You tube at
http://youtu.be/x8dpfa5bou8 [7/16/14] Webinar, The Do’s and Don’ts’s of Hiring Independent Contractors now available on You Tube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptzbna70fm [6/26/14] Webinar Employee Classification and Overtime: Clarifying the Rules, Regulations and Risk now available on You Tube at,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veroqhrfv60 [6/24/14] 2014 Rubina L. Andonian named as one of “Southern California Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars” By Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Employment & Labor
[4/30/14] Webinar HR Recordkeeping Obligations in California: What to Create, Retain and Destroy available on You Tube at,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yemrl0mqcec [3/12/14] Webinar Pre-Employment Assessments: Legalities and Landmines to Avoid available on You Tube at,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze22zin8nes [2/26/14] Webinar Top HR Mistakes and How to Avoid them available on YouTube at,
http://youtu.be/eaeowndjve4 [1/23/14] Webinar, New Laws for a New Year, How to Stay Compliant in 2014 at,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cd5u2_pjia [10/18/13] If you missed it, listen to the radio interview of Marla Robinson by Jerry Slusiewicz of Pacific Financial Planners discussing the services we provide to businesses. Download
here. [10/17/13] How to Avoid Costly Payroll Mistakes Webinar available on You Tube at
http://youtu.be/kh6em6kijiu. [8/22/13] Webinar on the Performance Appraisal Process now available on You Tube at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xodhrttlpra. [8/1/13] Marla Merhab Robinson chosen by Avvo for the third year in a row as one of Orange County’s Top Attorneys practicing in the area of Corporate Law.
http://digital.ocmetro.com/gallery/view.asp?seq=223901&path=130726150429. [8/1/13] Paula Clarkson chosen by Avvo as one of Orange County’s Top Attorneys practicing in the area of Estate Planning.
[July 2013] Wealth Counsel Quarterly, Top 5 Mistakes When Naming Beneficiaries of Insurance Policies
http://goo.gl/Zn7zdQ [4/29/13] If you missed our webinar on, Making Good Hiring Decisions: What Employers Need to Know and Do Before Hiring, you can listen to it on the Ethos HCS YouTube channel at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwb8whyqfli. [8/1/12] Marla Merhab Robinson chosen by Avvo for the second year in a row as one of Orange County’s Top Attorneys practicing in the areas of Corporate Law and EmploymentManagement Law.
OC Metro August 2012. [August 2012] OC Metro Top Attorneys. Interview with Marla Merhab Robinson about the most common mistakes companies make that affect their personal liability protection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrt8nty-tae&list=pl1da2bfdbe88802c2&index=6 6/5/12 – 38th Consecutive M&A Source Conference in San Antonio, Texas: Marla Merhab Robinson panelist “Iron Sharpens Iron – Intermediaries and Attorneys Creating Winning Teams”
8/3/11 Marla Merhab Robinson chosen by Avvo to be listed as Orange County’s 2011 Top Attorneys in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.
OC Metro August 2011. [12/01/10] Marla Robinson is featured in Webvisible’s webisode on internet marketing.
Click here to review short video [11/08/10] MSN Business News – What Do New Employment Laws Mean to Your Business?
Click here to read [08/27/10] AVVO Legal Guide by Marla Merhab Robinson; Top 10 Don’ts During an Employee Termination.
Click here to read on AVVO. [07/13/10] Press Release; Platinum Incorporation and LLC Services (sm) for Businesses Who Want the Ultimate Incorporation Services.
Click here to read the press release, or, click here to view the pdf. [06/28/10] Article by Marla Merhab Robinson: Be A Value Shopper When Forming A Business Entity.
Click here to view the pdf. April 2010, Orange County Lawyer Magazine: Ten Reasons Every Employer Needs An Employee Handbook, by Jennifer McClain.
Click here to view the pdf. [04/21/10] Press Release; Santa Ana Business Attorney Holds Fund Raiser for Anaheim Deputy Chief Craig Hunter.
Click here to read the press release, or, click here to view the pdf. On April 17, 2010 Jennifer McClain competed in the Big Rock Triathlon in Lake Perris, CA to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
[03/2010] OC Register Article; Choosing The Right Business.
Click here to view the article pdf.  Marla Merhab Robinson voted Woman of The Year by the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters.
[11/05/2009] OC Register, Ask The Attorney;
click here for complete article on E-Register. [Article] Educating Saves Time and Money:
click here for the Q&A with Marla Merhab Robinson. [07/23/2009] OC Register Article; Friendly Advice from Experts: Employers Have Rights, Too.
Click here to view pdf article. [12/27/2008] Small-business goals have practical purpose for ’09:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/goal-20835-marketing-business.html# [09/19/08] Press Release; Saving Creditors From Penalties Associated With New Facta Regulation.
Click here to read the press release, or, click here to view the pdf. [11/19/2007] Businesses say thank you in the article: Gratitude a full-time job: