LEGAL UPDATE: California HR Legislative Outlook - October 3 and 4 - (3) Locations

October 3, 2018
San Francisco
- 12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Morton's Steakhouse, 400 Post Street, San Francisco

October 4, 2018
East Bay
- 8:00am-10:00am 
Location: Alameda County Training Education Center, 125 Twelfth St., Suite 400, Oakland

October 4, 2018
South Bay
- 12:30pm-2:30pm 
Location: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority,  3331 North First St.  - Auditorium, San Jose

Donald Trump's election as the 45th U.S. President and the Republican Party's control of both houses of Congress are having a significant impact on issues of importance to California.  These and other more local issues have come into focus as the Democratic Party retains a majority in both the California State Senate and State Assembly, while Jerry Brown serves out his fourth term as Governor of California. Find out how these issues and potential legislation could affect California HR professionals and your organization, including sexual harassment training, workplace accommodations, and predictive scheduling.  You will also explore how SHRM members can become involved in your state legislative process.

Members - $40.00
Non-members - $60.00

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Jason Gabhart joined SHRM in March 2014 as the Director, State Affairs, California.Working closely with the California State Council of SHRM, Jason advocates for SHRM’s interests in the California State Legislature, the Governor’s office, and various state agencies and departments.

Prior to joining SHRM, Jason served as external relations manager at the California Optometric Association (COA), where he assisted optometrists with third party payer issues and with matters they confronted as small business owners. Jason’s previous career experience includes advocacy positions with the Association of California Life & Health Insurance Companies (ACLHIC) and Griffin & Associates, where he was a legislative and regulatory advocate with both entities. Jason began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Rich, Fuidge, Morris & Iverson. 

Jason received a Juris Doctorate degree from UC Davis Law School, and a Bachelor in Arts degree in political science from UC Berkeley.  He resides in Loomis, California with his wife and three children.

Michael Kalt is a partner in the Employment Law Practice Group of Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, where he has worked since 1996. His employment law practice emphasizes the litigation and trial of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination cases in state and federal court. Michael also provides advice and training to employers on employee discipline and investigations, employment policies and procedures, and fair employment practices. Michael represents businesses of all sizes and in most industry sectors. He is an accomplished writer and oral advocate and has prevailed through summary judgment in dozens and dozens of litigated matters and has also prevailed before the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal, resulting in several published decisions.

Michael is currently the Governmental Affairs Director for the California State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management (CalSHRM) and tracks and oversees the legislative advocacy efforts for its 18,000 members, including testifying before various legislative committees on employment matters. He formerly was Vice President-Legislation for the San Diego Chapter of SHRM where he monitored the federal and state employment-related developments for its 1,000 members.

Michael was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014-2018 for Litigation - Labor and Employment. Michael received both his B.A. magna cum laude and J.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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