CalSHRM Conference April 24-25 Examines State Legislation and Law Affecting Workplace

Apr 3, 2014

HR professionals to support workplace flexibility bill in visit to capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (CalSHRM) annual Legislative & HR Conference offers up-to-date information on state employment law and legislative issues facing employers. During the conference, about 60 HR professionals from throughout California will meet with legislators and their staffs. Call 703-535-6260 for complimentary press registration.

What: 2014 California State Legislative & HR Conference

When: Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25 (with a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, April 23)

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

Details: CalSHRM brings together experts in employment law and state legislation for its annual conference. Among conference presentations:

  • “Impacts of DOMA on FMLA and Other Laws” at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 24
  • Martin Morgenstern, senior adviser to California’s governor, at 2 p.m. April 24
  • “A Fresh Perspective on Health Care Reform in California” at 3:15 p.m. April 24
  • “Making Workflex a Reality in California” with employers at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25.

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CalSHRM Legislative Affairs Director Michael Kalt (partner, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP of San Diego) will update HR professionals about pending California legislation at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

About 60 conference attendees will visit the state capitol from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 24 to advocate on behalf of Assembly Bill 2448, which would permit a nonexempt employee to request a flexible work schedule of up to 10 hours a day within a 40-hour workweek. CalSHRM also will speak with legislators about its opposition to Assembly Bill 1522, which would require employers to provide at least three paid sick days for an employee who works for seven or more days during a calendar year.

Being announced:

  • New partnership on veterans hiring: SHRM and CalSHRM will announce a partnership that will connect the Washington, D.C.-based Easter Seals Dixon Center to SHRM members and resources in Southern California to support the hiring of military veterans. Col. David W. Sutherland, U.S. Army (retired) and chairman and co-founder of Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, will be the conference closing speaker at 1:45 p.m. Friday, April 25.
  • New SHRM research: SHRM will release the California results of its State of Employee Benefits in the Workplace Survey, which examines employee benefits and how employers use benefits to recruit and retain employees.

Media: CalSHRM’s State Director Mike Letizia of Stockton and Legislative Affairs Director Michael Kalt of San Diego are available for interviews.

For press credentials and interview requests, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Gray at 703-535-6072 and Twitter: @SHRMCalif.

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 17 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

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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