Employee Development & Retention

Tue, February 27, 2018
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM PST
Concord Clarion
1050 Burnett Ave
Concord, CA 94520

Employee Development & Retention – in this engaging two hour seminar you will learn:

  • Trends in Career Development
  • Methodologies for building career development programs in your organization
  • Causes for low retention
  • Strategies for increasing engagement to retain top talent
  • Which pivotal role is often overlooked and most impactful to employee development and retention

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Our Speaker




Liz Ramos, CEO, ENGENIATE Certified Trainer & Coach

  • Liz Ramos, Founder and CEO of Engeniate, is an accomplished team-development and training professional with 15 years of experience building teams, creating and delivering training programs, and consulting clients on increasing team engagement. Beyond her subject matter expertise, her clients describe her as an engaging facilitator. She leverages her clear communication skills, interactive training & facilitation skills in guiding her clients to apply their training knowledge in tangible, results-oriented activities that can be applied immediately and sustained over the long-term. Liz is a driver for creating organizational change through action of learned concepts. She possesses a strong business background and experience applying these business concepts with her clients.
  • Her company, Engeniate, serves C-level business leaders who understand that a prosperous business starts with energized employees who find meaning in their work and take pride in common goals. Engeniate provides comprehensive team training, leadership development and a partnership approach to build engaging and accepting workplace cultures that unleash individual freedom and team success.
  • Ms. Ramos earned a B.S. in Business Administration: Human Resource Management and Minor in Political Science: Public Administration & Public Policy. She is a certified DiSC trainer, accredited facilitator of Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Additionally, she has extensive experience with team selection, performance management and leadership development. She conducts workshops, hosts meetups, and speaks on strengths-based work cultures throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and she is bilingual and bicultural in Spanish.
  • As an internal and external consultant, Ms. Ramos has performed a variety of consultative functions including team strengths analysis and developed training content in support of business compliance, employee engagement and peak employee performance. She worked closely with team leaders to identify organization goals, ensuring that the content delivery through training and individual consultation was in full support of the organizations’ priorities and desired outcomes; including reduced employee turnover, employee engagement and goal achievement.

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Drugs and Weed in The Workplace

Come hear what’s happening in the workplace:

  • Employer policies on medical and recreational marijuana use and other drugs
  • Pre-employment testing and drug conviction inquiries
  • Reasonable suspicion testing during employment
  • Federal/State Drug Free Workplace Act requirements
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation leaves of absence
  • Weed in the Workplace
    • Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications
    • Zero Tolerance Policies

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Our Speakers

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Christy Kotowski
  • Christina Kotowski has provided practical and effective legal advice and representation to California employers of all sizes for nearly twenty years on a wide variety of topics. She is a member of the State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, a Board Member for the Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Law Section, and a Board Member of the NCHRA Contra Costa Chapter.
  • Christina M. Kotowski, Esq., Kotowski Law Firm – 2601 Blanding Ave. #C386, Alameda, CA 94501, christy@ kotowskilaw.com, www.kotowskilaw.com, (510) 748-0930 office,(510) 332-5349 mobile
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Christina Weed
  • Christina Weed, is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego, Christina offers a unique combined focus on Business Law and Tax Law and helps advise her clients with respect to their businesses. Christina has helped draft proposed legislation related to California Tax Laws and has been published in the California Tax Lawyer magazine with the State Bar, as well as a number of other publications, including the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. Christina assists individuals and businesses with their tax law matters, and has assisted businesses in the cannabis industry, including audits, tax controversy, and federal search and seizure, throughout the East Bay. Christina is a co-founder of Weed Law, PC, which focuses on the unique business law issues that arise in the cannabis industry.
  • Christina Weed, Attorney, LL.M. Law Office of Christina Weed, 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, cweed@cwlawoffices.comhttp://cwlawoffices.com/, (925) 953-2920 office, (925) 301-8667 fax
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Lisa Mendes
  • Lisa J. Mendes is a licensed attorney, and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Lisa provides family law, civil harassment, and civil litigation legal services to the community. Lisa is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Robert G. McGrath Inn of Court. Lisa has helped draft proposed legislation for submission to the California Legislature. She’s been published in the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine, as well as distributes a monthly blog and newsletter pertaining to legal issues surrounding her practice areas. Lisa assists individuals with their complex family law matters, and civil harassment issues, as well as, represents individuals and businesses with their civil litigation issues. Lisa also assists businesses in the growing cannabis industry with proposals and business formation.Lisa is a co-founder of Weed Law, PC, which focuses on the unique business law issues that arise in the rapidly growing cannabis industry.
  • Lisa J. Mendes, Esq., Mendes Law, PC, 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240 , Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 979-5568 Office, (925) 241-4171 Fax, lisa@mendeslawca.comwww.mendeslawca.com, Se habla español

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2018 Labor Law Updates

2018 Labor Law Updates

Learn about the new laws that may impact you as an employer and take away some best practices to keep your liability in check.

There are new laws and new liabilities in 2018. Learn about what you need to know to reduce potential liability and improve communications, morale, and productivity! This fast-paced and informative seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of handbooks in California. Mr. Jacuzzi will address what you need to know about the new California laws, state and federal regulations, how they affect your employee handbook, and the changes you need to make.

This seminar will provide a review of new California Family Rights Act (CFRA) laws, paid sick leave, new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines regarding pregnancy, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and social media.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave.
Concord, CA

About the speaker:
Marc L. Jacuzzi
Mr. Jacuzzi is a shareholder of Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C. He represents employers in civil rights actions in addition to a variety of employment-related claims in various state and federal courts.

Mr. Jacuzzi’s practice also involves employment law counseling. He regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including:

-Hiring and termination issues
-Wage and hour requirements
-Employee classification issues
-Civil rights/discrimination issues
-Commission plans
-Employment contracts
-Employee handbooks and policies
-Confidential information agreements
-Reduction in force
-Leaves of absence issues
-Employment audits
-Violence in the workplace issues
-International employment issues

Mr. Jacuzzi conducts in-house training programs on a number of employment law topics, and regularly addresses national professional organizations on employment and labor law.