Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, October 11 | Pre-Conference Workshops

7:00am – 8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 11:30am California Recordkeeping Round-Up: Best Practices for Paper and E-Storage, Meeting Mandatory Notice, Posting, and Policy Drafting Requirements, and More
11:30am – 1:00pm Independent Lunch Break
1:00pm – 4:00pm Workplace Investigations in California: Your Action Plan for Probing Complaints, Interviewing Witnesses, Reaching Reasoned Conclusions, and Taking Effective, Legal Action

Thursday, October 12 | Main Conference – Day 1

7:00am – 8:00am Registration & Breakfast
8:00am – 8:05am
Welcome Remarks
8:05am – 9:15am Hot Topic Lightning Round Talks:

  • The Future of Work: Outlook for California Businesses – 8:05am-8:25am
  • California Benefits and Wellness in the Post-ACA World – 8:30am-8:50am
  • Predictive Scheduling: The Practical Impact of Newly Enacted Fair Scheduling Ordinances on ‘Clopenings’ and Other Scheduling Issues – 8:50am-9:10am
9:15am – 10:15am Labor and Employment 360: Inside Look at How the Latest California and Federal HR Laws, Court Rulings and Policy Updates Will Impact Your Workplace
10:15am – 10:30am Networking and Refreshments Break
10:30am –11:30am Drug Testing and Smoking Bans: Tips and Legal Limits for Controlling the Use of Marijuana, E-Cigarettes, and More
11:35am –12:35pm Annual Appraisal Apocalypse: How to Manage Employee Performance and Disciplinary Documentation When Yearly Reviews Are Falling by the Wayside
12:35pm – 1:40pm Lunch
1:40pm – 3:40pm Wage and Hour Alert: New Compliance Risks Under Equal Pay Legislation, 2-Tier Minimum Wage System, Court Rulings on Breaks and On-Call Time, and More
3:40pm – 4:00pm Networking & Refreshments Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm Self-Expression in the California Workplace: How to Strike a Legal Balance in Drafting and Enforcing Dress, Grooming, and Bathroom Use Policies

Friday, October 13 | Main Conference – Day 2

7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Unconscious Bias, Micro-Aggressions & Bullying: How to Establish a Proven Prevention Plan and Avoid Legal Consequences
9:05am – 10:30am CFRA, Paid Sick, Kin Care, and PDL Laws: Strategies to Overcome Tricky Leave Administration Management Challenges
10:30am – 10:50am Networking and Refreshments Break
10:50am – 12:00pm Invisible Disabilities: What’s Generally Protected, What Isn’t and How to Provide Accommodations in Compliance with ADA/FEHA
12:00pm Conference Closes