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Business Symposium Focuses on Change

 July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 The 2017 Andre, Morris & Buttery Central Coast Business Symposium featured three very different speakers with a common theme: managing change. AMB has been hosting the symposium since the firm’s 60th anniversary in 2008. This year a crowd of 400 heard from best-selling author and employee retention expert Sharon Jordan-Evans, entrepreneur and media pioneer Stanley Fields and former Cal Poly baseball sensation Matt Imhof. Jordan-Evans spoke about the challenge of retaining talent in an ever-changing workforce. Her primary message: Ask. Ask key employees who you do not want to lose what they need and want, and then …

AMB’s Elizabeth Culley Recognized as a “Super Lawyer”

 June 27, 2017

No more than five percent of attorneys statewide receive the peer-reviewed honor SAN LUIS OBISPO – Elizabeth Culley, a senior litigation associate at Andre, Morris & Buttery, has been selected to the 2017 California Super Lawyers List, a prestigious honor that is bestowed upon no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research …

AMB Hosting 9th Annual Business Symposium

 May 26, 2017

A best-selling author with advice for keeping good talent, a lifelong entrepreneur with a unique take on today’s journalism and a former Major League prospect who overcame adversity will all speak at this year’s Central Coast Business Symposium, hosted by Andre, Morris & Buttery, Thursday June 15. The 9th annual invitation-only event, taking place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande, allows local leaders to gather and explore new ideas for improving our businesses and the community. This year, Sharon Jordan Evans, an author and expert in employee retention and engagement, will discuss how to attract and …

AMB’s Kathy Eppright discusses new 2017 labor laws on KVEC News Talk.

 January 26, 2017

AMB’s Kathy Eppright recently sat down with Jim Seybert, a guest host of the Dave Congalton Show, to discuss some HR and employment laws that took effect Jan. 1 in California. Listen to the segment here.…

Dennis Law Transitioning to full-time mediation

 December 7, 2016

Longtime Andre, Morris & Buttery principal Dennis Law is transitioning to full-time mediation, offering expertise gained in 37 years’ of diverse trial work and supported by training through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He will remain with Andre, Morris & Buttery and is available to mediate most types of disputes. Read more.…

Recent Federal and California Employment Law Rulings

 September 26, 2016

Get up to date on the latest in employment law, including a recent federal ruling over ADA violations, a California Court of Appeal ruling on break requirements, and transgender rights and obligations for employers and employees. Click here for more.…

U.S. Dept of Labor Announces Federal Overtime Rule Changes

 July 12, 2016

In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the highly anticipated Federal overtime rule changes under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Many employers have asked whether there is anything they need to do to comply with the new Federal rules. Find out more here.…

2016 Central Coast Business Symposium Presentations

 June 26, 2016

Arroyo Grande — If you were not able to attend the 2016 Central Coast Business Symposium, the three presentations are available below as PDFs. The order of the speakers were: Jeffrey Munks Chairman & Managing Director, RTT Mobile Interpretation; (former) Deputy Executive Learning Officer, United States Navy Winning the Talent War: Attracting the Best and Inspiring the Rest Jeff Munks Introduction Paso Robles resident Jeffrey Munks, who has devoted his career to improving employee performance, offered insight on building – and keeping – a winning team. John Bates Leadership Communications Expert CEO, Executive Speaking Success Talk Is Cheap. Great Communication …

AMB Hosting 8th Annual Business Symposium

 June 1, 2016

Andre, Morris & Buttery will host the 8th Annual Central Coast Business Symposium Monday, June 20. The event will be held in the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This year’s speakers include a TED-talk pro, a billion dollar restaurant-chain exec, and a Navy leadership advisor who will offer insight on thought provoking, business relevant topics. Dan Sheehy is a Cal Poly alum and controller of Panda Express Restaurant group, Inc., whose revenues top $2.7 billion. Dan will discuss how his organization is managing huge minimum wage issues and changing employment laws, avoiding staggering penalties and …

AMB Attorney Scott Wall to Present at Estate Planning Seminar for SLO County Bar Association

 April 11, 2016

AMB attorney Scott Wall presents on Saturday April 23, 2016 at a seminar for the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association regarding estate planning updates and developments from 2015. A partner with Andre, Morris & Buttery, Wall is also chairman of the Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Practice Group and a member of the Business and Real Estate Transactions Practice Group. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law. Before starting his law practice, he was a Certified Public Accountant, and brings both income and estate tax expertise to …