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May
29
Tue
California Harassment Prevention Training – Sacramento
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

https://store.calchamber.com//10032188-masthpt/training/seminars

Meet in person with our qualified trainers and meet California’s two-hour harassment prevention training requirement for California supervisors in companies with 50 or more employees. (AB 1825, AB 2053, SB 396)

Ideal for California supervisors, HR managers and business owners

Seminar Description

What’s considered sexual harassment by law is not always obvious. There are gray areas to watch out for, and in-person training allows group discussion and further clarification.

This interactive, expert-led seminar:

  • Debunks common myths about harassment in the workplace—e.g., that most sexual harassment complaints involve unwelcomed touching; or that employees do not report sexual harassment because they fear retaliation.
  • Trains attendees on workplace behaviors that are considered harassing conduct or may create or contribute to unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Depicts real-life workplace scenarios through role-playing exercises.
  • Provides information to assist in preventing and effectively responding to sexual harassment complaints or other inappropriate conduct.
  • Satisfies California-mandated supervisor training for employers with 50 or more employees, providing practical examples of harassment in the workplace and ways employers can address and prevent future conduct and legal claims.

 

Jun
4
Mon
Startup Lebanon – Executive Innovation Retreat
Jun 4 – Jun 8 all-day

Additional Information  (PDF)

In 2015, the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce launched Startup Lebanon as a series of bridge-building events between Lebanon and the United States, with a focus on the knowledge economy. The first edition, Startup Lebanon – New York City, was set up to introduce Lebanon’s top entrepreneurs and investors, in a full day conference at the Plaza Hotel, featuring keynotes, panels, and an exhibition, followed by a spectacular gala dinner at the rooftop Rainbow room of the Rockefeller Center.

The second edition, Startup Lebanon – Silicon Valley Roadshow, took place in 2016. The roadshow format was adopted to showcase the best of Silicon Valley, the heart of the startup world, to Lebanon’s top changemakers.  Twenty-five executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from across all industries in Lebanon participated in the 5-day roadshow. They engaged over 30 startups, VCs, and industry leaders, including Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Stanford, GSMA, SAP, and Singularity University, in site visits, conferences, luncheons, dinners, talks, demos, and keynotes. The Roadshow wrapped up with a gala dinner with inspiring keynotes by leaders in the world of technology.

This third edition will be Lebanon’s first innovation retreat for senior executives from Lebanon’s leading firms and institutions. 30 executives will get the chance to witness the future of technology, current innovation trends that will transform their businesses, and take part in a 2 day Design Thinking Workshop by Frog Design Inc – the world’s leading design agency – which has worked with giants like Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Disney, and so many others… Followed by 3 days of roundtables with experts in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, blockchain, internet of things, augmented and virtual reality, the singularity, and more.

*Spaces are limited to 30 senior Lebanese executives.

Jun
5
Tue
HR Boot Camp – Santa Clara
Jun 5 all-day

http://store.calchamber.com/10032188-mastboot/training/seminars/hr_boot_camp

New to Human Resources or want a refresher? Build your HR muscle at this one-day, topic-packed seminar focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination.

CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals:

  • Hiring, including I-9 verification and criminal background checks
  • Discipline and termination
  • Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classifications
  • Meal and rest break requirements
  • Leaves of absence basics, including paid sick leave
  • Discrimination and harassment prevention
  • Policies and best practices

Learn what you need to know and take away best practices to avoid common HR mistakes. Join us at HR Boot Camp.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of the employment life cycle
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

Jun
13
Wed
TECHSPO LA 2018
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

https://techspola.com

TECHSPO LA brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Exhibitors showcase the next generation of technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, Adtech, Martech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for the better.

As part of TECHSPO LA are two limited attendance events, DigiMarCon WEST 2017 Digital Marketing Conference and Sales Summit West 2017. If the events are where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place. The TECHSPO floor is free to attend (for a limited time). Register today!

 

Jun
14
Thu
You Can’t Fight City Hall and Their Local Ordinances
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

https://store.calchamber.com//10032189-cfch/training/live-webinars

Webinar Description

Not only do you need to make sure you comply with all California and federal wage-and-hour laws and posting requirements, you must also now keep track at the local level.

From the Bay Area to San Diego, California cities and counties are enacting their own employment ordinances—regulating wages, paid sick leave and other employment matters.

But local and statewide requirements can vary significantly, and even between municipalities. All of which creates a greater compliance challenge if you have employees working in multiple cities with local ordinances..

Join our employment law experts for a local look at:

  • Minimum wage, paid sick leave, and criminal background checks
  • Other labor-related ordinances, including San Francisco’s new lactation accommodation and salary history ban ordinances
  • Interaction between state and local laws
  • Compliance issues
  • Posting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Enforcement
  • Best practices

Failure to comply, even if inadvertent and quickly corrected, can result in exorbitant penalties that far exceed what the employee is owed. Cities are enforcing their ordinances!

Jun
19
Tue
ExporTech Los Angeles
Jun 19 – Aug 21 all-day

Register (PDF)

Scholarship Information / Deadline Dates (PDF)

3-Session Program

Application for enrollment is now available. Deadline to submit application for enrollment is May 29th (3 weeks prior to Session 1 start date).

Date (Tuesdays)
Session 1:  June 19
Session 2:  July 17
Session 3:  Aug. 21

Jun
20
Wed
2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

https://www.selectusasummit.us

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each Summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.

As SelectUSA’s signature event, the Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations (EDOs) from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate business investment in the United States. Moreover, the Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating international investment into the United States by raising awareness of the wide range of opportunities and positive business climate and facilitating vital direct connections between investors and EDOs.

The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit saw record attendance: more than 3,000 participants from 64 international markets and 51 U.S. states and territories.

Jun
21
Thu
Leaves of Absence: Making Sense of It All – San Diego
Jun 21 all-day

http://store.calchamber.com//10032188-mastloa/training/seminars/leaves_of_absence

Managing leaves of absence isn’t easy. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap.

Then there are California’s unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused—and with good reason.

Join our employment law experts for this one-day intensive seminar as they address common and more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence:

  • What benefits apply whether the leave is paid or unpaid
  • Eligibility requirements for various leaves
  • Required notices from the employee and the employer
  • What leaves require employers to continue benefits such as health care
  • When employers must pay an employee on a leave of absence
  • How different leaves interact with each other

Our experts speak specifically to state and federal laws regarding:

  • California paid sick leave
  • California and federal family and medical leave
  • (New mandate) Parental leave for employers with 20 to 49 employees
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Other leaves such as PTO, kin care, jury duty and USERRA

To avoid penalties or costly litigation, it’s essential to understand all required and optional leaves of absence, plus the differing California and federal legal requirements that apply to them. Makes sense.

Aug
10
Fri
Leaves of Absence: Making Sense of It All – Oakland
Aug 10 all-day

http://store.calchamber.com//10032188-mastloa/training/seminars/leaves_of_absence

Managing leaves of absence isn’t easy. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap.

Then there are California’s unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused—and with good reason.

Join our employment law experts for this one-day intensive seminar as they address common and more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence:

  • What benefits apply whether the leave is paid or unpaid
  • Eligibility requirements for various leaves
  • Required notices from the employee and the employer
  • What leaves require employers to continue benefits such as health care
  • When employers must pay an employee on a leave of absence
  • How different leaves interact with each other

Our experts speak specifically to state and federal laws regarding:

  • California paid sick leave
  • California and federal family and medical leave
  • (New mandate) Parental leave for employers with 20 to 49 employees
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Other leaves such as PTO, kin care, jury duty and USERRA

To avoid penalties or costly litigation, it’s essential to understand all required and optional leaves of absence, plus the differing California and federal legal requirements that apply to them. Makes sense.

Aug
21
Tue
HR Boot Camp – Sacramento
Aug 21 all-day

http://store.calchamber.com/10032188-mastboot/training/seminars/hr_boot_camp

New to Human Resources or want a refresher? Build your HR muscle at this one-day, topic-packed seminar focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination.

CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals:

  • Hiring, including I-9 verification and criminal background checks
  • Discipline and termination
  • Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classifications
  • Meal and rest break requirements
  • Leaves of absence basics, including paid sick leave
  • Discrimination and harassment prevention
  • Policies and best practices

Learn what you need to know and take away best practices to avoid common HR mistakes. Join us at HR Boot Camp.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of the employment life cycle
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.