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Learn what Economic, Legislative and Technology Updates are Driving the Latest HR & Business Strategies at NELSONtalks Business: Southern California

Posted On09/09/2016

ContributorTracy Fischer

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Nelson invites Southern California business and HR professionals to attend this complimentary event on Wednesday, September 14. HRCI, CPE, MCLE, & SHRM-CP/SCP credits will be available.

In an economic climate where talent is a scarce and essential resource for every company’s success, Human Resources (HR) leaders play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining the human capital that fuels growth. NELSONtalks Business: Southern California offers these leaders the opportunity to learn from industry experts as they provide insights and resources for Southern California professionals to help lead the evolution of their companies’ HR and employment strategies. Attendees will network with local colleagues as they learn about the latest economic, HR and employment trends that help companies rapidly adjust to market conditions and drive innovation, playing an important role in strengthening the Southern California economy.

Sessions structured around timely updates crucial for today’s informed HR and business professionals will include:

Taking a Deeper Dive Behind the Headlines: What’s Next for the U.S. Economy?
Kimberly Ritter-Martinez, Economist, Kyser Center for Economic Research
To understand the economy of Orange County, you must examine the economies of California and the U.S. as a whole. Kimberly Ritter-Martinez will walk through key economic indicators, including labor markets and housing data, that provide context for a deeper dive into the economy of Orange County.

The Ever-Evolving Workplace: An Overview of Recent and Upcoming Changes in California Employment Law
Heather Vigil Peck, shareholder at Littler Mendelson
It is crucial for HR professionals to have a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of employment laws to protect the interests of their employers and employees. However, it can be nearly impossible to navigate the complexities of California Employment Law, as legislation, cases, and best practices are constantly changing and evolving. Heather Vigil Peck’s presentation will provide insight into and help you understand several recent and upcoming challenges for employers, including wage and hour laws, pay equity issues, leave rules and best practices, and the use of medical marijuana.

The Humans Are Coming! The Humans Are Coming!
China Gorman, Board Member at Motivis Learning
Some companies are reaping the benefits of relating to their employees as people with lives, interests, and needs outside the workplace rather than resources who arrive at 9:00 and leave at 5:00; is yours? In this session, China Gorman will share personal observations from her experience as CEO/President as well as current research on the ROI of creating a more human workplace culture, including evidence showing that companies embracing their humanity outperform competitors.

Event details:

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (breakfast included)
  • Location: Westin South Coast Plaza – 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Accreditation: Attendees have the opportunity to earn up up to 1 MCLE credit, 3 HRCI credits, 3 CPE credits, and 3 SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credits.
  • Contact: Julie Hormaechea, Marketing & Events Manager, Nelson | 707.939.4026,

“I always walk away with new ideas I can implement in my role immediately. It’s also incredibly useful that Nelson provides a variety of continuing education credits for learning about these extremely relevant topics. This year’s event covers a number of topics that are crucial to me, as an HR professional,” said Linda R. Fitzpatrick, Vice President, Human Resources for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from nationally recognized professionals right here in the North Bay. Join your colleagues in paving the way for 21st-century HR and business strategies that will help foster your company’s success by reserving your spot now!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: NELSONtalks Business/.