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Wednesday, October 3

10:15am PDT

Avoiding Past Mistakes and Averting Future Pitfalls: The Importance of Disability and Medical Leave Basics
This workshop will cover disability and medical leave laws and how to ensure compliance with those laws by site administrators.   While HR practitioners should hold primary roles in addressing matters such as leave administration and reasonable accommodation, they also should ensure that site administrators have an understanding of basic disability and medical leave principles in relation to their own duties.  This session will provide an overview of recommended topics and issues for site administrator training, with examples drawn from recent cases  to illustrate the pitfalls that can result when employers navigate these issues without all key participants knowing the basics.

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Katy Suttorp

Partner, Burke Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Katy Suttorp, a partner in the Orange County office of Burke, Williams and Sorensen, LLP, represents and counsels a wide range of employers, including municipalities, special districts, school districts, community college districts, and private entities, in numerous labor and ... Read More →

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Quarter Deck

1:15pm PDT

Ten Team Building Tips That Will Help You Transform Your Department
Supervisors and administrators in every department/site often struggle with how to build an effective team that is capable of working together efficiently and effectively. Learn 10 (or more) tips (all starting with the letter “C”) for creating and maintaining work teams that trust each other, are empowered to perform high quality work with minimal supervision, and are focused on getting the business of the agency done.

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Barbara Ginsberg

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Barbara J. Ginsberg represents school and community college districts, and public agencies in all aspects of labor and employment matters and education law. She serves as chief negotiator for agencies in collective bargaining with certificated, classified, and police/safety units... Read More →

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Quarter Deck

3:00pm PDT

The Interactive Process and Complex Leave Issues
Laws addressing employee leaves of absence and the interactive process are complex and often overlapping or in conflict with one another. It is no surprise that some of the longest and most detailed policy provisions and collective bargaining agreement articles concern employee leaves. In this interactive session, we will use scenarios, role play exercises and detailed materials to breakdown the legal requirements and identify ways for your personnel department to consistently and effectively comply with state and federal leave laws.

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Chelsea R. Olson Murphy

Special Counsel, Dannis Woliver Kelley
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Roman Muñoz

Attorney, Dannis Woliver Kelley

Wednesday October 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Quarter Deck
Thursday, October 4

8:30am PDT

Sexual Harassment, the #MeToo Movement and Action Imperatives for Every District's HR Department
Districts are legally required to create and ensure compliance with sexual harassment prevention policies. Social media, traditional media and the public have focused unprecedented attention on these issues, and there is a tremendous opportunity for human resources professionals to step up to take a proactive leadership role. Presenters will identify leadership opportunities, best practices and a toolbox of practical advice for administrators to utilize in their districts.

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Tami Essis Culkar

Special Counsel, Dannis, Woliver, Kelley
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Sandra Woliver

Attorney at Law, Dannis Woliver Kelley

Thursday October 4, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Quarter Deck

10:15am PDT

The Art & Science of Hiring - The Interview Process That Guarantees Exceptional Results
While there are many parts to the hiring process, the selection of applicants and the interview process is critical in guaranteeing that you hire highly effective employees.  Beginning with the end in mind, the process starts with identifying both required and desired skills and traits that are used as the basis for application review, selection of  questions, focus for the interview team, and drives the final review.  Once established, this process ensures consistency throughout the district and also guarantees success in hiring.


Joan Zappettini

Director of Human Resources, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Quarter Deck

1:30pm PDT

Employee Absenteeism: Managing Attendance Issues
This session will explore the different types of employee absenteeism and provide practical guidelines to comply with applicable employment laws.

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Tina Kannarr

Senior Counsel, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Quarter Deck

3:15pm PDT

Cutting Through the Haze: How to Address the Growing Specter of Marijuana in the Workplace
With the passage of Prop 64, marijuana is more commonplace than ever. With this changing legal landscape, it is critical that public employers understand their rights in addressing employee marijuana use.
Our briefing will discuss:
· When and how can a public employer conduct drug testing?
· What is the scope of acceptable marijuana use in the workplace?
· What affirmative steps can a public employer take to address issues of marijuana use with its employees?
Join us for a discussion of these timely issues to ensure that your agency is not left high and dry.

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Brooke Jimenez

Partner, AALRR
Brooke Jimenez represents California public school and community college districts and county offices of education in the areas of education law, employee discipline, harassment and discrimination complaints, and contract administration. She also handles general litigation matters... Read More →

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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