CalSHRM Legislative Conference April 17-19 in Sacramento

Mar 19, 2013

HR professionals to visit capitol to talk about legislation impacting workplace; SHRM to release new research on skills gap in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 19, 2013 — The California State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (CalSHRM) hosts its annual Legislative Conference in April, offering up-to-date information on employment law and the legislative issues facing employers. During the conference, about 75 HR professionals will visit the capitol and their legislators to talk about workplace legislative issues. Call 703-535-6260 for complimentary media registration.

What: 2013 California State Legislative Conference

When: Wednesday, April 17, through Friday, April 19

Where: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814

Press Briefing: During a 1 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, April 18, press briefing, SHRM researchers will discuss new data on the skills shortage facing California employers. Experts on California legislative issues and CalSHRM officers also will be available for questions. For details, contact SHRM Media Relations. The briefing will be held in the Beavis Room at the Sheraton. It also will be available by conference call.

Conference details: The California State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (CalSHRM) brings together experts in employment law and state and federal legislation for its annual California State Legislative Conference. CalSHRM Government Affairs Director Michael Kalt (partner, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP) will update HR professionals about pending California legislation, and Paul Fearer, board member of the California Health Benefits Exchange, will talk about health care offerings for Californians.

New research on the skills shortage facing employers in the state will be examined during a presentation by Mark Schmit, executive director of the SHRM Foundation, and Alexander Alonso, SHRM’s vice president of research.

Among other conference presentations:

  • U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, a Republican representing California’s fourth congressional district, who will speak during Friday’s lunch.
  • “Emerging Trends and Challenges in California” with representatives of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; Department of Fair Employment and Housing; National Labor Relations Board; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • When Work Works: A Discussion with Workflex Champions” a panel discussion that includes Chrystal Ensey of Southern California Gas Company.
  • “The Demographic Sea Change” with Ron Brownstein, editorial director, The National Journal.

For more information, visit

Media: For press credentials, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and or Jennifer Hughes at 703-535- 6072 and

About CalSHRM

The California State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is dedicated to uniting and supporting California's 25,000-person HR community. The California State Council (CalSHRM) is the liaison and support organization that links all 18 of California's local SHRM chapter leaders with SHRM's area and national organizations. CalSHRM is composed of elected officers and the presidents of California's SHRM chapters, which range in size from 40 members to more than 5,000 and cover four geographic areas across the state. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter @CalSHRM.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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