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Upcoming events

    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    Pay Equity Legal Update - Breakfast Meeting

    In-Person Breakfast Meeting

    Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am (Pacific Time)

    Networking / Breakfast: 7:30 - 7:50 am

    Meeting: 7:50 - 9:30 am

    Parking is free. The meeting will be at the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Pay Equity continues to be a growing area of concern and development.  Our panel of two outstanding employment law attorneys will cover the following areas:

    • Pay Equity Laws and recent amendments
    • Litigation updates
    • Practical advice and implications for compensation and HR management
    • How insure pay equity during periods of more rapid turnover and the desire to address individual retention issues
    • Differences between small company and large company approaches to auditing pay practices
    • Is there any room for subjectivity and flexibility in pay practices or must every pay action be formula based?
    • Specific examples of employer pay policies intended to advance pay equity
    • Answer your questions about pay equity


    Speakers:

    Ames Karanjia LLP

    Jeff Ames - Partner with Ames Karanjia LLP

    Jeff represents employers in all types of labor and employment litigation, including single plaintiff cases, representative matters, and class actions.  He also works closely with clients on solutions to a wide array of daily employment-related issues.  Jeff values his long relationships with his clients, and is fortunate to represent several of San Diego’s finest institutions. 

    A litigator for over 20 years, Jeff has tried numerous cases to verdict in front of judges, juries, and arbitrators.  He began his career as a U.S Navy judge advocate, where he served as the Navy’s Senior Defense Counsel for Europe and Southwest Asia, and later as Special Counsel to the United Nations War Crimes Unit in Kosovo.  Jeff later prosecuted federal crimes as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California, and was the Evidence Instructor at the Naval Justice School in San Diego.  Since completing his active duty service, Jeff's practice has been dedicated to defending California employers.

    Jeff continues to serve in the Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where his practice focuses on international human rights.  He is currently the Commanding Officer of the reserve Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, where he partners with foreign military and law enforcement personnel around the world to reduce human rights violations and build respect for the rule of law. 


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    Megan Winter - Partner with Fisher Phillips

    Megan Winter is a partner in the firm's San Diego office. She handles administrative and civil employment matters before state and federal courts and government agencies. Her practice involves representation of employers in a variety of matters including harassment and discrimination litigation, wage and hour class actions, and family and medical leave law. Megan also assists employers in developing workplace policies and procedures, and she regularly advises employers regarding day to day employment issues and ways to avoid employment claims and litigation.  Megan frequently provides supervisor training for employers. Upon graduating from law school, Megan was awarded the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. She was selected as a San Diego “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2016.

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    Note: (i) Once you have registered for this event, we will not be able to refund your payment should you be unable to attend.

    (ii) Those who do not register and have pre-paid 24 hours in advance will be charged an additional $10 at the door.

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Trends in Employee Benefits

    Live Webinar

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

    Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

    Benefits offerings are a critical component for organizations to attract and retain an effective workforce.  In order for employers to remain competitive in this area, it’s important to understand what benefits are commonly offered by other organizations.  

    Join us as the results from the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual benefits benchmarking survey will be shared. We will discuss which types of benefits employers and employees think are most important, as well as which employee benefits are offered by employers, their prevalence, and societal factors that may be influencing employers to increase or decrease their offerings.

    Presenting at this event will be: 

    About SHRM

    Daniel Stunes, SHRM-SCP, Senior Researcher, SHRM

    Daniel Stunes, SHRM-SCP is a Senior Researcher with the Society for Human Resource Management’s Research Institute.  In this role, he has led various research projects including those on Paid Leave; Immigration; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; workplace impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; Empathy; Alternative Credentials; and benchmarking studies for Human Capital, Talent Access, and Employee Benefits. 

    Daniel joined SHRM from Walmart where he worked as part of multiple HR centers of expertise including Surveys, Selection & Assessments, and Performance Management.  Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Drake University, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Fort Hays State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa. 

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    All registrations must be completed by 9:00 pm the night before the webinar to ensure the participant will receive the webinar link and/or dial-in information.

    Attendance counts toward WorldatWork re-certification.

    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Sales Compensation

    Live Webinar

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

    Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

    Sales Compensation—Latest Trends Results

    What’s happening with seller turnover, wage inflation, staffing challenges and pandemic-altered customer contact methods? Attend this session to learn the latest practices from the most recent Sales Compensation Trends Survey. What are enduring patterns? What trends change often? We will share benchmark data you can use to advise your sales compensation stakeholders as they evaluate, operate and update the sellers’ pay programs. Get the latest global sales compensation benchmark practices, too. 

     Speaker: David Cichelli, The Alexander Group, Sales Compensation Practice Leader

    David Cichelli is a leading authority on sales compensation. Widely recognized by world class sales teams, national professional associations and trade publications for his work in linking sales compensation to management’s objectives, David is a frequent speaker on sales compensation topics. He is author of Compensating the Sales Force (3rd edition) and Revenue Growth Model; Chief Revenue Officer’s Guide to B2B Sales Success., published by AGI Press. He is also the author of the Sales Compensation Almanac, published by AGI Press.   He is the author of WorldatWork’s sales compensation classes.

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    All registrations must be completed by 9:00 pm the night before the webinar to ensure the participant will receive the webinar link and/or dial-in information.

    Attendance counts toward WorldatWork re-certification.

    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Mercer, 17901 Von Karman, Suite 1100, Irvine, CA 92614
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    Compensation 101 for the HR Professional

    Friday, October 28, 2022 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm PDT

    Location: Mercer, 17901 Von Karman, Suite 1100, Irvine, CA 92614

    Would you like to  understand the mystery and magic behind Compensation?

    Then this is the workshop for you!

    Topics covered will include:

    • Compensation Strategy/Philosophy
    • Grade Structures
    • Market Pricing
    • Incentive Compensation
    • And More!

    Presenters:

    MAE LON DING, MBA, CCP

    PRESIDENT, PERSONNEL SYSTEMS ASSOCIATES INC.

    Mae Lon Ding is President of Personnel Systems Associates in Anaheim, California.  She has consulted for over 30 years in the areas of employee compensation and performance management.  Her clients have included organizations in a wide variety of industries from Fortune 1000 to small business and nonprofit. She also provides expert witness testimony about compensation and performance issues in employment cases. 
    Ms. Ding is an instructor for WorldatWork.  She has also taught classes in employee compensation management at the University of California at Irvine, the California State Universities, and at Chapman University
    Ms. Ding has had articles published in the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, in Personnel, in The Personnel News, and in the Chapman University Economic Review.  She is author of Survey Sources, For U.S. and International Employee Pay and Benefits a bibliography of over 1500 surveys.

    KIAN BOLOORI, MBA, CCP, GRP, CSCP

    DIRECTOR OF COMPENSATION, ASSEMBLY


    Kian Boloori is the Director of Compensation for Assembly. Assembly is a global e-commerce software and data platform powering Helium 10, Pacvue, and Refersion. He heads compensation globally and leads the effort to create a uniform companywide jobs infrastructure and compensation infrastructure.

    Mr. Boloori is also the President of the Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association.

    Mr. Boloori is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), and Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP). He has been an instructor for Compensation 101 since 2013.

    Mr. Boloori received his MBA at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and his B.A. in History at UCLA.


    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Webinar
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    Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update

    In-Person Breakfast Meeting

    Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am (Pacific Time)

    Networking / Breakfast: 7:30 - 7:50 am

    Meeting: 7:50 - 9:30 am

    Parking is free. The meeting will be at the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Join us for our annual legal update meeting where we will cover the latest updates on wage and hour regulations and cases and implications for 2022.


    Presenting at this meeting will be:



    Tiffanny Brosnan - Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Practice for Snell & Wilmer

    Tiffanny Brosnan's practice is concentrated in employment litigation and counseling. Her employment-related counseling includes advising employers regarding wage and hour problems, leaves of absence, layoff planning, termination, and disciplinary matters. Tiffanny provides training to employers, including mandatory sexual harassment training. She also conducts independent workplace investigations. In litigation, Tiffanny represents employers in individual matters and class actions including allegations of wrongful termination, whistle blower claims, discrimination, harassment, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and wage and hour violations.

    Education

    • University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 1996)
    • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., summa cum laude, 1993)
      • Phi Beta Kappa

    Professional Memberships and Activities

    • Orange County Bar Association
      • Employment Litigation Section
      • Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Editorial Committee
    • ProVisors, Orange County

    Professional Recognition and Awards

    • 2019 Distinguished Community Champion, Southland Integrated Services
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Labor & Employment Litigation (2013-2022), Employment Law - Management (2022)
    • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Employment & Labor (2006-2011)
    • Nominated for Women in Business Award, Orange County Business Journal

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Past events

21 Jul 2022 Member Appreciation Summer Dinner Cruise
13 Jul 2022 Benefits 101 - Introduction to Health, Welfare & Retirement Benefits Strategy in Support of a Winning Employee Value Proposition
23 Jun 2022 Pay Transparency is Coming -- Are you Ready?
26 May 2022 What the CEO, Board, & Compensation Committee Expects From the Total Rewards Function
28 Apr 2022 Total Rewards Solutions to Support Your Talent Strategy
31 Mar 2022 How Total Rewards is Responding to the Turnover Avalanche
24 Feb 2022 Feedback: The Unsung Hero of Rewards
27 Jan 2022 Remote Work: Practices Research and Survey Results
18 Nov 2021 Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
28 Oct 2021 Sales Compensation
04 Oct 2021 WorldatWork 2021 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition AND the 2021 Total Rewards Virtual Conference
24 Sep 2021 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
23 Sep 2021 Is There A Doctor In the House? Our Incentive Plans Aren’t Doing Well
26 Aug 2021 Pay Equity Panel: Latest Views on Employer Progress and Challenges
23 Aug 2021 Sales Comp 2021
24 Jun 2021 COVID-19 Impact on the current Total Rewards climate ... What to consider in the coming months
15 Jun 2021 Benefits 101 for the HR Professional
27 May 2021 The Future of Pay
29 Apr 2021 Future of Benefits / Impact from November Election
25 Mar 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Analytics and Total Rewards
25 Feb 2021 Executive Compensation Strategies in the Era of COVID-19
28 Jan 2021 What Every Employer Needs to Know About U.S. Health Benefits Trends
04 Dec 2020 All Member Luncheon
19 Nov 2020 Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
22 Oct 2020 Performance Management Employer Panel - HR Execs Talk About What They're Doing, How They Got There, What Is Working Best, and Where Performance Management is Heading
25 Sep 2020 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
24 Sep 2020 Pay Equity Panel: Latest Views on Employer Progress and Challenges
08 Sep 2020 T2 – Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
27 Aug 2020 Pay Equity: How To Protect Yourself With Pay Equity Audits. Don't Wait To Get Sued
30 Jul 2020 Total Rewards COVID-19 Perspectives: Analytics, Compensation, and Benefits Considerations
23 Jul 2020 Summer Social - Virtual - Member Appreciation
25 Jun 2020 Compensation Changes in the New Environment
16 Jun 2020 Benefits 101 for the HR Professional
28 May 2020 Health Benefits Innovation, Well-being and Consumerism
30 Apr 2020 Trends in Executive Compensation
06 Apr 2020 C12 – Variable Pay – Improving Performance with Variable Pay
27 Feb 2020 Employer Health Benefits Design Trends and Issues
23 Jan 2020 7 Awful Mistakes; 7 Awesome Sales Compensation Solutions
21 Nov 2019 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
18 Oct 2019 Round Table Discussion
10 Oct 2019 Not Just How Much, but How Itself: The Many Ways in which Compensation is Being Delivered Today
07 Oct 2019 C8 – Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
26 Sep 2019 Benefits Trends Survey
20 Sep 2019 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
29 Aug 2019 Trends & Updates in Executive Compensation
25 Jul 2019 Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor
27 Jun 2019 Wage Orders (IWC): How to Understand Them
25 Jun 2019 Benefits 101 – For the HR Professional
30 May 2019 Pay Equity Legal Update
25 Apr 2019 Total Rewards Communication: How to get it right
15 Apr 2019 T2 – Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
28 Mar 2019 The Power of Appreciation and Recognition
28 Feb 2019 2019 Health and Welfare Plan Legal Update
31 Jan 2019 Trends and Issues in Sales Compensation Planning and Design – What are companies doing for 2019 and beyond?
29 Nov 2018 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
25 Oct 2018 Unique Benchmarking Tactics for Defining Jobs and The Competitive Labor Market
08 Oct 2018 WorldatWork - T4 – Strategic Communication in Total Rewards
27 Sep 2018 Annual Benefits Survey: Learn What the Best of the Best Are Doing with Latest Benefits Trends and Practices
14 Sep 2018 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
11 Sep 2018 Free Career Lab Workshop
30 Aug 2018 Designing Long Term Incentive Plans for Organizational Success
26 Jul 2018 Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor
28 Jun 2018 Telecommuting-Sustaining the Virtual Workplace
31 May 2018 Talent Wars: U.S. and Global Pay Growth in a Time of Low Unemployment and Preparing for the Workforce of the Future
26 Apr 2018 Trends in Medical Costs and Prescription Drug Management
09 Apr 2018 WorldatWork - T3 – Quantitative Methods - Understand HR Statistics
29 Mar 2018 Strategies To Maximize Employee Engagement: Modernizing Total Rewards - presented by John Bremen (of Willis Towers Watson)
22 Feb 2018 Securing Unique Talent: Bonus, Equity and other Leading Attraction and Retention Strategies
25 Jan 2018 Pay Equity: Latest Views on Legislative and Case Law and Employer Progress & Challenges
30 Nov 2017 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
26 Oct 2017 Free for Members - OCCABA Networking / Social Hour
26 Oct 2017 EEO-1 and Employer Compliance
02 Oct 2017 WorldatWork - C12 - Variable Pay – Improving Performance with Variable Pay
28 Sep 2017 Employee Value Proposition & Total Rewards
22 Sep 2017 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
31 Aug 2017 Avoiding Controversy In The Board Room
27 Jul 2017 Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor
29 Jun 2017 U.S. Benefits Survey by Mercer - Practices, Trends, & View of the Trump Administration and Congressional Revisions to the Affordable Care Act
25 May 2017 Sales Compensation: Dark Side of Sales Quotas
27 Apr 2017 OCCABA Networking / Social Hour(s)
27 Apr 2017 Making Performance Management Systems Work
25 Apr 2017 Fiduciary Training Program - No cost to attend, space is limited.
30 Mar 2017 Fair Labor Standards Act - Shifting Flood Waters
23 Feb 2017 Webinar - Job Architecture and Career Frameworks For Employee and Employer Success
26 Jan 2017 Transparency in Executive Compensation- Proper Reporting Tools and Controls
17 Nov 2016 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Legislative Update
28 Oct 2016 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
27 Oct 2016 Social Hours / Networking
27 Oct 2016 Webinar - Global Retirement Planning: New Strategies For A Multinational Workforce
26 Oct 2016 Fiduciary Training Program - No cost to attend, space is limited.
03 Oct 2016 WorldatWork C8 - Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
29 Sep 2016 Effective Sales Compensation – Adopt Best-Practice Building Codes
25 Aug 2016 Webinar - Long-Term Incentive Plans For High Growth Companies
28 Jul 2016 Summer Social - Member Appreciation & Special Guest: Dr. Bob Nelson
23 Jun 2016 Webinar - Executive Compensation - Judging Organizational & Individual Success
19 May 2016 Annual Mercer Benefits Survey: A Close Look at U.S. Practices and Trends
28 Apr 2016 Social Hours / Networking
28 Apr 2016 Webinar - Unique Salary Benchmarking In the Financial Sector and Other Technology Applications
04 Apr 2016 T2 – Accounting & Finance for the Human Resources Professional
31 Mar 2016 Hoag Health and Cigna Health Care – A Population Health Management Success Story
29 Mar 2016 Free - Join The Plan Sponsor University (TPSU) For An Exclusive Half-day Fiduciary Training Program
25 Feb 2016 Social Hours / Networking
25 Feb 2016 Webinar- The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and Hours & Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage
28 Jan 2016 Affordable Care Act Check-Up For 2016 - Where Do We Stand?...and a HUGE raffle!
19 Nov 2015 Legislative Update with Richard Simmons: A View of Critical Laws and Case Decisions
29 Oct 2015 Surviving an OFCCP Compliance Audit--Best Practices to Limit Liability and Costs
24 Sep 2015 Rising Minimum Wage Rates and Employer Strategies
18 Sep 2015 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
27 Aug 2015 Recognition Strategies for Millennials
16 Jul 2015 Member Appreciation Summer Social
25 Jun 2015 Are we reining in executive compensation? Examining the impact of SEC Requirements and the Dodd Frank Act on Executive Compensation
28 May 2015 Mercer Benefits Survey: Understanding Global Trends and Issues
30 Apr 2015 Does Pay for Performance Really Motivate Employees?
26 Mar 2015 Total Rewards Tactics for "Hot Jobs"
26 Feb 2015 Market Compensation Benchmaking Strategies For High Technology Companies
29 Jan 2015 Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans
18 Dec 2014 Human Capital Benchmarking and Budgeting Trends- Are You Ready For 2015?
05 Dec 2014 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
20 Nov 2014 General Employment Law/Legal Update for 2015

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