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NELSONtalks Santa Rosa

May 15, 2019 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Luther Burbank Center

50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Sessions include:

The Economy of Labor in the North Bay Region: Trends and Predictions for a Shared Future
Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University and President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Inc.

California employers face unique challenges in finding talent and growing their reach. Nelson recently published a report on workforce trends that provide data showing where some of these challenges lie.  For the North Bay, labor markets continue to expand, driven by the state and national economy trends and also rebuilding after the 2017 fires.

Dr. Robert Eyler will review key insights on today’s local and California labor markets, including the continued economic impacts of the 2017 wildfires on this region. He’ll then discuss what these insights mean for the North Bay’s economic future and for local businesses, detailing the interconnected relationships to the state, national and global economic picture as forecasts become gloomier toward 2020.  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 NELSONtalks attendees.

Learn more about Dr. Eyler

Recent Developments in California Employment Law
Melissa Clarke, employment attorney at Payne & Fears LLP

Melissa Clarke advises public and private companies based in California and elsewhere on all aspects of managing their human capital. She will be sharing recent developments in California employment law, including:

  • Cultural and legislative shifts resulting from the #MeToo movement, from defamation protections to mandatory harassment training.
  • Developments in pay equity, including clarifications about the state’s ban on asking job applicants about their salary history.
  • Wading through the morass of classifying workers as contractors versus employees.

Melissa will also discuss trends and upcoming changes in employment laws within our traditionally employee-friendly state.

Learn more about Melissa Clarke

Performance Management that WINs in Business
Lynne Wallace, CEO and President of VANTREO

Unleash the power of what could be…not a continuation of what has been. Give your team the power to manage performance to take your team – and your results – to new heights in 2019.

In this session, we’ll discuss how to:

  • Overcome the #1 obstacle in performance management.
  • Get people aligned and excited about achieving organizational goals.
  • Eliminate Drama.
  • Coach for individual advancement and personal growth.
  • And more!

Learn more about Lynne Wallace

Read more about our speakers

Dr. Robert Eyler

Dr. Robert Eyler, professor of economics at Sonoma State University and President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Inc., will review key insights on today’s local and California labor markets as well as what these insights mean for the North Bay’s economic future and for local businesses.

Melissa Clarke

Melissa Clarke, employment attorney at Payne & Fears LLP, will share recent developments in California employment law, including cultural and legislative shifts around the #metoo movement, developments in pay equity, and the tricky business of discerning whether to classify workers as employees vs. contractors. She will also discuss trends and upcoming changes in employment laws within our traditionally employee-friendly state

Lynne Wallace

Lynne Wallace,CEO and President of VANTREO Insurance Brokerage, will discuss how to manage performance to take your team – and your results – to new heights in 2019. This session will cover overcoming the #1 obstacle in performance management, getting people aligned and excited about achieving organizational goals, eliminating “drama,” and coach for individual advancement and personal growth

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