2014 CCCEAC Membership Application

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2014 will be an amazing year for CCCEAC Members and if you are not currently a CCCEAC Member, 2014 would be a great time to get on board!

Please complete the CCCEAC Membership Application!

 Membership Benefits include:

  • Access to our Management Hotline for answers to your labor and employment law questions
  • Discount on EAC seminars and training
  • 20% discount on compliance poster products
  • Scholarship awards program
  • Networking and marketing opportunities for your business products or services
  • Membership in California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC)www.ceac.org

For further information please contact the Membership Chair by email at membership@ccceac.com.

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The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

The California Employment Development Department

 Present

 Bullying in the Workplace

Andrea Kelly Smethurst, Esq.

 Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law, P.C.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520 

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

For membership information contact Lew.Gossage@edd.ca.gov 

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Bullying in the workplace is a common problem.  This interactive session is designed for human resource and management professionals to increase their understanding of bullying and to help them implement policies and practices that will prevent and respond to bullying in the workplace.  We will:

  • Define workplace bullying.
  • Examine examples of bullying behavior.
  • Explore the difference between bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
  • Analyze the impacts of bullying on employees and the cost to the organization.
  • Review employer responsibilities in responding to bullying complaints including how to investigate.
  • Review a sample bullying policy and discuss other proactive steps employers can take to prevent bullying..

Andrea SmethurstAndrea Kelly Smethurst is an attorney licensed to practice in California. Ms. Kelly Smethurst is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Before forming Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law, P.C., Ms. Kelly Smethurst was an employment attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and with Dillingham & Murphy. At these firms, she counseled employers on employment practices and policies. In addition, she represented employers in federal and state court and in administrative matters before the DFEH, the EEOC and the Labor Commissioner. Ms. Kelly Smethurst is fluent in Spanish and conducts training seminars and workplace investigations in English and Spanish. 

Ms. Kelly Smethurst is the past president and a current board member of the Employment Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. She is also a member of the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section, of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), and the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).

Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination

 

Please join us for our Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination Seminar

 

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The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 

The California Employment Development Department

 

Present

 

Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination

 

Natalja Fulton, Esq.

 

 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520 

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

In this program tools will be provided to assist you with several areas of employee relations to avoid wrongful termination claims. 

 

  • Hiring and Interviewing: Tools for best practices in hiring and interviewing and how the law has changed with respect to what information you can request from a candidate.
  • Performance Management: How to keep good employees on track, and how to consistently discipline within the law.  Trends in workplace policy-making will also be identified.
  • Identifying, Preventing and Responding to Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace: Tools to train your front-line supervisors and human resources team to protect your employees and your business. 
  • Terminations:  If you do need to terminate an employee, we’ll discuss the steps required before making that decision.  

Join us for real-life hypotheticals arising from recent case law.  Learn to read the warning signs to avoid discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims.

  

About the Speaker


Attorney Natalja Fulton is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and employment counseling, and she specifically has experience defending employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and labor related workers’ compensation matters.