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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Breakfast + 4 Expanded Sessions + Keynote

Julie A. Su, Secretary of the California Labor and

Workforce Development Agency

Special Keynote

Secretary of the California Labor Workforce Development Agency

Julie A. Su


Huntington Beach Hotel


Unwind on the Oceanfront at our Huntington Beach Hotel

Relax amid Pacific Ocean views and Spanish-inspired architecture while enjoying full-service resort amenities including cabanas and beach activities. Our prime oceanfront location is walking distance to shopping and dining at Pacific City and just 30 minutes to Disneyland® in Anaheim.


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Symposium Agenda

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and HR Networking (Breakfast Buffet) 

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Erika Frank, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, CalChamber

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Emerging Workplace Issues in the Wake of #MeToo

The year 2018 was marked by highly publicized sexual harassment scandals that ignited the #MeToo movement. On the one hand, #MeToo heightened awareness about harassment and influenced positive changes in the workplace. On the other, it has created confusion and fear among employees about what is and is not appropriate conduct. Learn about the workplace issues emerging out of the #MeToo movement and how you can prevent them from happening.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Who, What and Wear of Dress Codes in the Workplace

Business attire has evolved over time. It extends beyond ties and high heels these days to include more relaxed looks. Visible tattoos and piercings, and hair colors that run the rainbow are now acceptable forms of self-expression. While appearances do matter, employers must be mindful of trends and legal protections that impact dress code policies in the workplace. Our experts will address the trends, court decisions and new laws impacting workplace dress and appearance.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Julie A. Su - Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Drugs in the Workplace—It's Not Just About Marijuana Anymore

"Mellow out" is not what employers want to hear following California's legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. Employers grapple with real concerns over pre-employment testing and how to handle employees who appear impaired. What about the impact on job safety and performance from misuse of opioids and prescription medications? Leave with helpful steps to maintain a drug-free workplace without encroaching on the rights of employees.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Effectuve Hiring Strategies in a Competitive Market

With a booming economy and unemployment at a record low, it's a job seekers' market. That's well and good unless you've been ghosted. It's a mystifying trend where engaged job candidates disappear during the hiring process without a word, not showing up for interviews or even their first day of work. Hear from our hiring and benefits experts as they share strategies for attracting top candidates in a very competitive market.

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Thank You/Closing Remarks

Erika Frank, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, CalChamber

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Preferred and Executive members receive their 20% member discount. 

This November's symposium will hone in on relevant workplace challenges.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's (HRCI) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This symposium is approved for 8 California recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR, APHR and PHR/CA through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

CalChamber is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This symposium is approved for 8 PDCs.

This symposium is also approved for 8 MCLE credits.


Would like to give special thanks to our sponsors of the 2019 HR Symposium.



Gold Sponsor

AAA Southern California

Silver Sponsor

Fresenius Medical Care North America

Gallagher Benefit Services



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This symposium offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.