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September Meeting - Speed Dating for Employers -
Effective (and Lawful) Hiring and On-Boarding of Employees

PRESENTER: Jonathan Fraser Light

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
11:30a - 1:00p

Building a quality workforce begins with effective (and lawful) hiring techniques.  How can you tell if your applicant is the best person for the job?  What documentation is required or permitted in the hiring process? What do you do when the new employee arrives at your workplace? Employers must be aware of hiring restrictions and requirements to avoid violating California's hiring laws, deter discrimination claims from applicants, and develop an effective employment relationship from the outset.

With over thirty years of experience, Jon offers employment counsel and training programs to companies of all sizes to reduce liability and protect against lawsuits. 

Jon is a 1981 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in history from UCLA in 1978, and is a 1986 graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Jon Light lives in Camarillo with his wife of 30 years, Angela, a public school teacher and college admissions consultant. They are enjoying their empty nest now that their twin daughters have graduated from college at Yale and Georgetown and now live and work on the east coast.


Regular – Albacore Tuna Salad

Vegetarian – Penne Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Green Salad

Dessert – Chocolate Cream Pie

Please note the Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Spotlight Speaker

Speaker: Linda Beck

Employees’ eldercare and health care crises disrupt their lives, their careers, and their workplaces.   Square One Elder and Health Advocacy promotes workforce productivity through programs that deliver information people can use to avoid – or at least mitigate – those crises.  The programs prepare people to manage caregiving for elders and how to get better health care. 

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2018 Annual Conference - Please Sue Me!

PRESENTER: Hunter Lott

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00a - 12:00p

Get out of the baby-sitting business and make better HR decisions

 Attitude — Get the employees you deserve! Turn “attitude” into “behavior” and hold people accountable
 Hire the Best — Learn how to find and keep “A” players
 Fire the Rest — It’s not just about how, it’s about the strategy
 Stay out of Court — HR is not about one hundred percent legal compliance—it’s about better decision-making

Hunter Lott is the founder of HR<50, which is dedicated to supporting one-person HR departments and enabling good business decision-making.  He has presented workshops to more than 100,000 business leaders and reviewed over 1000 employee handbooks.

Hunter is the author of Please Sue Me-The Guide to Safe Hiring and Firing Practices for the Frontline Manager with a Short Attention Span. He serves as HR support for small businesses and a resource for individual leaders in their situational decision-making through his website HunterLott.com.

Hunter was an award-winning senior course leader for the American Management Association and is currently a top rated speaker with the Society for Human Resource Management. Hunter was “Speaker of the Year” for Vistage in 2006, “Impact Speaker of the Year” in 2014 and awarded the Millennium designation with Vistage in 2016. Along with hundreds of small, growing businesses his client list includes, Anheuser-Busch, Caterpillar, Morton Buildings, The National Institutes of Health, and Milton Hershey School.

Hunter attended Tulane University in New Orleans, graduated from Iowa State and has a Master’s Degree in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern’s Shepard Broad Law Center. Hunter is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development.

Breakfast Buffet

Please note that Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Alex Madonna Expo Center

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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