SHRM Northern California provides webcasts to SHRM members in the region. To register for upcoming webcast use the links below, you may also view previously recorded webcasts at their respective links. If you're not able to attend a webcast at the designated date and time, register now and watch the recorded webcast later!
Most SHRM Northern California webcasts provide one Professional Development Credit (PDC) per webcast.
Hot Legal Issues to Watch For Leading to 2020 with Jason Geller
As we approach the end of 2019, there are several issues that will remain topical going into 2020. One is the recent Dynamex decision relating to independent contractor/employee classification. This will have far reaching implications for California workplaces. Other hot issues are the continuing debate over the use of arbitration agreements in the employment context and an update on the training requirements under the Me Too era. The program will also cover some of the bills that will be on the Governor’s desk to sign or veto in October.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Webcast (FREE for Members)
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SPEAKER BIOJason Geller is the managing partner of Fisher Phillips' San Francisco office. Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has defended employers against class and individual wage and hour claims, including claims for alleged misclassification of exempt and independent contractor status, and failure to pay overtime and provide meal periods and rest breaks. He also frequently defends employers in whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.Jason has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state courts, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the DFEH, United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Jason frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Jason has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality, and trade secrets agreements.Jason is a member of the firm's EPLI committee.His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including insurance, assisted living, independent living facilities, construction, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, education, hospitality, professional services, agriculture, technology, retail and restaurant industries.
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Active Shooter Response and How to Prepare your Organization with Ryan Searles
We often associate active shooter incidents with schools, but most people aren’t aware that active shooter incidents happen at businesses twice as often. These events can dramatically impact operations, lives, and communities. While we may feel as though we have no control over this alarming trend, organizational leaders are obligated to prepare their organizations to respond if faced with such a situation. In this session, we’ll discuss how to gather, assess, and synthesize external environmental information related to active shooter incidents to ultimately guide your organization through strategic decisions that will improve the company’s competitive advantage to stay in business, should such a tragic event occur. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding best available risk management strategies regarding this topic, including avoidance, mitigation, and acceptance. PDC: 1
Recorded August 21, 2019
Ambidexterity: How Is It Tied To Effective Sourcing & Talent Pipeline Development with Nicole Jackson, PhD
Today's economy has placed increasing demand on companies to be both efficient and innovative. Yet, how can companies manage both successfully and especially in the talent and innovation driven economy? Moreover, how might companies retain investments in historical practices that may still work but require incremental refinement? In strategy, managing for this duality requires attention to two general paradigms to capture value - called "ambidexterity". On the one hand, companies need to look to their past competencies as a basis of stability and compliance. On the other hand, they need to build for innovative and resourceful employees and leaders to execute change and tap newer markets. This course will introduce what ambidexterity is, how to identify it in organizations, and most importantly how to evaluate and assess for ambidexterity in the talent and sourcing pipeline as part of HR and business strategy implementation. PDC: 1
Recorded on July 24, 2019
Getting Talent Back to Work: Second Chances for Those with Criminal Records with Jon Decote
Every single year, almost ¾ of a million men and women are released from prison and seek to enter the workforce. Yet despite the growing need among U.S. employers for workers, applicants with a criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment.
As the nation reaches nearly full employment, business leaders and human resources professionals are considering this previously overlooked population for the first time as a source for workers. In fact, job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations.
Hear from Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Divisional Director West, explains SHRM's Getting Talent Back To Work initiative and provides an overview of our Getting Talent Back To Work Toolkit which has the information, guidance, and tools needed for businesses to hire confidently from this untapped labor pool and make a real social impact. PDC: 1
Recorded on June 18, 2019
How to Win at Immigration in the Age of Trump with Sophie Alcorn
Businesses sponsoring immigrants face new challenges every day under the Trump administration. The implications affect your personnel of you are in technology, life sciences, or beyond. This program will cover the basics of immigration law and recent trends for H-1B visas, green cards, audits, and more. Learn what to ask every employee to make sure they have all of their immigration law needs met - and learn what red flags to spot if they haven’t with attorney Sophie Alcorn.
Recently the presidential administration has been focusing on targeting Silicon Valley employers with raids and audits. How can CEOs, General Counsel, and HR successfully recruit and retain the necessary talent while keeping up with legal changes? Join us for an overview of immigration processes, and updates on immigration in the news.. PDC: 1
Recorded on May 21, 2019
Making Difficult Conversations, Safe Conversations with Lorie Reichel-Howe
Strained working relationships result in lowered productivity, employee underperformance and negative workplace culture. When managers and teams engage in “safe conversations,” they can effectively address tough workplace issues quickly and confidently. Whether those issues be challenging team dynamics, mismanaged expectations or good old-fashioned bad behavior, this training will transform how you uncover and deal with hidden workplace issues.Foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration by safely dialoguing about behaviors that hinder success with speaker Lorie Reichel-Howe with Conversations In The Workplace. PDC: 1
Recorded on April 24, 2019
All You Need To Know About SHRM Certification
Learn all about becoming SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified, from how to complete the exam application to what’s covered on the exams and how to prepare. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. This webcast will cover the SHRM Certification—competency-based, relevant, universally applicable, focused on advancement, strategic, accredited and backed by SHRM. * No Professional Development Credit (PDC) for this webcast
Recorded on February 13, 2019