Ask an Expert: HR Round Table Hot Topics - March 5 & 6, 2019

March 5, 2019

8:00am – 10:00am – SAN FRANCISCO

Morton's Steakhouse, 400 Post Street, San Francisco, CA


March 5, 2019

12:30pm – 2:30pm – EAST BAY

Round House Conference Center/Bishop Ranch, 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon


March 6, 2019  

8:00am – 10:00am – PENINSULA

Crowne Plaza Foster City, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA

Choose From These Hot Topics:

Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era- Presented by Fisher Phillips

Harassment complaints have steadily climbed, and in the #MeToo era, employees expect their employers to do more about them.  By January 1, 2020, an employer with five or more employees must provide at least one hour of training to all non-supervisory employees in California and two hours to all supervisors within six months of their assumption of a position. How will employers handle this additional burden?

 As if California Compliance Wasn’t Complex Enough … Presented by Fisher Phillips

 Bay Area cities, including San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose have enacted their own local ordinances applicable to employers. These ordinances sometimes overlap with – but often go well beyond – what California requires. Where the laws differ, employers are often required to comply with both. Do you know which laws apply to you and how to comply with them?

Workplace Issues Unique to Transgender Employees-Presented by Fisher Phillips

In recent years, California has enacted specific laws addressing workplace issues that are unique to transitioning and transgender employees. This session will address appropriate terminology, and what the process is like for an employee to legally transition. It will also cover legal and practical issues like restrooms, health insurance, harassment training, posting requirements and managing the reactions of other employees.

Managing Employees and Crafting Policies in the Wake of Legalized Marijuana-Presented by Fisher Phillips

Marijuana laws are constantly evolving and continue to be challenged in courts across the country. This makes it difficult to keep up with the requirements and limitations of legalized marijuana under both state and federal law.

 Many employers are now questioning whether their workplace marijuana policies and practices should be revised.  Before deciding what policy is best for your company, it is important to understand the law in California.  A company’s policies should also reflect the specific needs and challenges of the business and workforce.

 Joint Employment and Why It Matters-Presented by Fisher Phillips

Could you be on the hook for someone else’s employment law violations? Maybe, if you’re in a joint employment relationship. While the term, “joint employer” historically meant one who shared control and supervision over an employee’s activity, the NRLB, courts, and California Legislature have drastically changed the landscape. Learn about the traditional indicators of a joint employer relationship and how to mitigate the risk to your business.

Your Top 10 Implementation Strategies for Managing Medical Leaves & Accommodations including  ADA, FMLA, PDL & Workers CompensationPresented by Beth Brascugli De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP HR / Vocational Consultant, Specializing in Integrated Medical Leave and Accommodation Management 

Employee Benefits Security Administration-Hot Topics and Fiduciary Responsib
ilities U.S. Department of Labor-Presented by Melissa Ng, Benefits Advisor


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