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May 19, 2016 | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Earn Credits:
Up to 1 MCLE credit, 3 HRCI credits, 3 CPE credits, and 3 SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credits

Thursday, May 19, 2016
8:00 am–8:30 am: Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am–12:00 pm: Event

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

In an economic climate where talent is a scarce and essential resource for every company’s success, HR leaders play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining the human capital that fuels growth. Industry experts will provide insights and resources to help you lead the evolution of your company’s HR and employment strategies. Sessions include:

The Importance of Data-Driven HR Strategies
David Bernstein, Vice President of eQuest’s Big Data for HR/Predictive Analytics division

With data increasingly being used to inform every facet of business decision making, it’s imperative that HR professionals capitalize on the opportunities this data provides. In this interactive session, David will share the importance of a “data-first” mindset, the state of data-driven decision making in HR, and how you can translate results and findings into actions and programs. He’ll invite audience participation and review case studies examining how real companies could benefit from a data-centric approach to talent acquisition, workforce planning, and more.

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Managing Difficult Employees in a Pro-Employee Rights World: How to Comply With New California Obligations When Investigating Claims of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
William Hays Weissman, shareholder at Littler Mendelson

On April 1st, 2016, California employers were once again faced with new burdens regarding their obligations to address discrimination, including new requirements for harassment policies and investigations. Come learn about the latest legal developments in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and what steps you should take now to ensure compliance and reduce the risks of lawsuits.

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The State of the Economy
Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University and President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Inc.

The financial, retail, and labor markets are key indicators of economic health and trajectory. Dr. Robert Eyler discusses the state of these markets, how the California economy fits into the national and global picture, and what these updates mean for your business. Robert’s rare ability to break down highly detailed economic concepts and make them engaging for a general audience yet informative for other subject matter experts always receives an excellent rating from Nelson event attendees.

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David Bernstein

David Bernstein directs eQuest’s Big Data for HR/Predictive Analytics division, which enables organizations to make better-informed decisions about their recruiting and hiring strategy. He is responsible for developing consulting services and custom business solutions that leverage eQuest’s Big Data.

David’s focus is on yielding critical insights for HR departments to drive talent acquisition and workforce planning strategies. He is uniquely qualified to discuss these topics, with his long history of creating innovative HR technology strategies for Fortune 500 companies.

A renowned speaker and writer on the strategic capabilities big data brings to HR, David has been a featured speaker for SHRM, HCI, HRO, HRIQ, IHRIM, and IQPC conferences. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.


William Hays Weissman

William Hays Weissman is an employment attorney who specializes in employment taxes and OFCCP/Affirmative Action audits. As an attorney with both an MBA and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, he understands the business and legal perspectives employers need to consider when addressing any employment problem. William counsels employers of all sizes, from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, in a wide range of industries. He takes a proactive, practical approach that uses the law to advance business needs rather than hinder them.

William counsels clients dealing with a variety of employment tax issues. He also defends employers in disputes with current or former employees on a wide range of single-plaintiff related employment related issues. He is a frequent speaker and author on employment tax issues, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications including State Tax NotesState and Local Tax LawyerCPA Journal, and Journal of Taxation and Investments, among others.


Dr. Robert Eyler

Dr. Robert Eyler is the Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University and President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Inc., where he has been teaching since 1995. He is also Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis. Robert earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1998 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at CSU, Chico in 1992. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Redwood Credit Union, a $2.3 billion nonprofit financial cooperative.

In addition to being a respected speaker, Robert is also an accomplished author, penning two books and several academic articles concerning economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry, and monetary economics. He has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University and is a native of Sonoma County, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.