California Focus: Essential HR Competencies - Part One, eProgram (5 Sessions)
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Gain a broad understanding of HR tailored to California’s specific and complex regulations.

When: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
From 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM
Where: Online
Contact: 415-291-1992

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eProgram Details

Registration (for entire series): NCHRA Members $195 / General $245


Qualifies for 7.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) / HRCI Recertification Credits, 7.5 California Credits



Gain a broad understanding of HR tailored to California’s specific and complex regulations. In five 90-minute online sessions, we’ll cover the essentials of employment law, hiring, compensation, benefits and occupational safety/workers compensation - all from the unique California perspective.

Note: Part 2 of the series will start December 2, 2015 (additional fees apply and separate registration required).

Session 1 – Introduction and Overview
Discuss the scope and focus of this program, including introduction to course material, webinar platform discussion, and participant introductions.

Session 2 – Essential Laws for California HR
Discover applicable California laws and regulations by employer size and industry and their impact on independent contractor or employee status. Plus, take an in-depth look at California’s new 2015 employment laws and tier implications.

Session 3 – Hiring Practices and Legally Compliant Job Classifications
Learn why job descriptions are critically important and examine legally compliant recruiting, testing, interviewing, and selection procedures. Also learn about EDD new hire notice requirements and learn how to make an accurate decision on exempt or non-exempt job classifications.

Session 4 – California Wage and Hour Laws
Examine California’s Wage Orders and regulatory requirements relative to wage payments, work hours, overtime, meal and rest breaks, special pay requirements, and enforcement and penalties.

Session 5 – California State Programs and Its Unique Peculiarities
Identify unemployment Insurance and EDD reporting requirements; State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) laws; and privacy laws related to social media. Also learn about California peculiarities.



About the Presenter

Bill Kelly, SPHR- CA, is a Principal and HR Consultant for Kelly HR. Bill's professional background includes 22 years of HR leadership roles in corporate management and 15 years of HR consulting experience. His extensive HR experience includes staffing, compliance, compensation & benefits, training, safety, and government contract management. As an adjunct faculty member, Bill taught HR courses for U.C. Berkeley and currently teaches certification preparation courses for NCHRA. His past and present professional leadership activities include serving on the Board of Directors for SHRM, HRCI, NCHRA, and Marin County Personnel Commission.


Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.