Description Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Ready to sharpen your HR know-how and interact with your peers? CalChamber’s HR Symposium is a full day packed with hot HR compliance topics, top experts and key insiders. November's symposium will hone in on relevant workplace challenges during four expanded sessions. Over lunch, you'll hear from keynote Julie A. Su, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency—appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as his cabinet advisor on labor issues and employment programs for workers and businesses throughout California. (See Additional Information tab for bio.] The cost of admission is $499 ($399.20 for Preferred and Executive members) for this limited-seating event. Earn 8 HRCI California recertification credits, SHRM PDCs and MCLE credits. Want to stay overnight on November 7? Receive a discounted rate at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach while available rooms last. Symposium Agenda 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration and HR Networking (Breakfast Buffet) 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening RemarksErika Frank, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CalChamber 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Emerging Workplace Issues in the Wake of MeToo Jennifer Shaw, Founder, Shaw Law Group and Lisa Buehler, Counsel, Shaw Law Group The year 2018 was marked by highly publicized sexual harassment scandals that ignited the MeToo movement. On the one hand, MeToo heightened awareness about harassment and influenced positive changes in the workplace. On the other, it has created confusion and fear among employees about what is and is not appropriate conduct. Learn about the workplace issues emerging out of the MeToo movement and how you can prevent them from happening. 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Who, What and Wear of Dress Codes in the WorkplaceLisa V. Ryan, Partner, Cook Brown LLP and Erika Frank, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CalChamber Business attire has evolved over time. It extends beyond ties and high heels these days to include more relaxed looks. Visible tattoos and piercings, and hair colors that run the rainbow are now acceptable forms of self-expression. While appearances do matter, employers must be mindful of trends and legal protections that impact dress code policies in the workplace. Our experts will address the trends, court decisions and new laws impacting workplace dress and appearance. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote SpeakerJulie A. Su, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency The Labor and Workforce Agency is an executive branch agency that oversees seven major departments, boards, and panels that serve California businesses and workers. Their mission is to provide leadership to protect and improve the well-being of California’s current and future workforce. Secretary Su is a nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and leads California in fighting wage theft so employees receive their rightful wages. Her insights will be both illuminating and invaluable to symposium attendees. 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drugs in the Workplace—It’s Not Just About Marijuana AnymorePatricia A. Matias, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins “Mellow out” is not what employers want to hear following California’s legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. Employers grapple with real concerns over pre-employment testing and how to handle employees who appear impaired. What about the impact on job safety and performance from misuse of opioids and prescription medications? Leave with helpful steps to maintain a drug-free workplace without encroaching on the rights of employees. 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Effective Hiring Strategies in a Competitive MarketScott Dicke, Director of Permanent Services - VP, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Vinny Catalano, MBA, Area Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Gallagher With a booming economy and unemployment at a record low, it’s a job seekers’ market. That’s well and good unless you’ve been ghosted. It’s a mystifying trend where engaged job candidates disappear during the hiring process without a word, not showing up for interviews or even their first day of work. Hear from our hiring and benefits experts as they share strategies for attracting top candidates in a very competitive market. 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Thank You/Closing RemarksErika Frank, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CalChamber This symposium offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.