With over 200 attendees, our 10th Annual Employment Law & Leadership Conference on January 23 was another great success! Watch for our next issue of TPO’s Employment Update for a recap of the critical take-away’s for 2014!

Information about the 2015 conference will become available this October. In the meantime, consider one of our excellent Training Programs!

While you wait for more information about 2015, here is the 2014 program overview.


Conference At a Glance

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Breakfast & EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE Begins Now Throughout The Event
8:30 – 10:30 am Opening Session followed by the Littler Employment Law Update
10:30 -10:45 am Break & EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
10:45 – 11:30 am Littler Employment Law Update (continued)
11:30 – 11:45 am Special Presentation by Monterey County SPCA
11:45 – 12:00 pm Prize Drawings & Afternoon Orientation
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch & EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
12:45 – 2:15 pm Afternoon Break-Out Sessions
2:15 – 2:30 pm Break & EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
2:30 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Break-Out Sessions


AM General Session
Littler’s Employment Update: Keep your organization on the path of legal compliance!

Learn from leading Littler attorneys about the latest employment law twists and turns to bring you up to speed on the regulatory front as well as trends to watch for in the future. Learn about the many compliance issues that are of greatest concern to corporate counsel, human resources professionals, executives and other managers on a day-to-day basis. Littler’s Employment Law Update is a thought-provoking overview and analysis of the most critical employment and labor law issues confronting employers right now.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
12:45 pm to 4:00 pm

  • WAGE & HOUR BOOTCAMP: Keeping Your Boot Out of Your Mouth!
    Michael Warren, Esq. Littler
    Attend this fast paced, information-packed session on Littler’s Top 10 Wage and Hour Tips! Tune in to what employers need to know about wage and hour compliance in 2014 by staying ahead of significant wage and hour risks to prevent expensive (avoidable!) litigation. You’ll be glad you did!
  • HR Q&A – Balancing both Legal and Leadership Perspectives!
    Marlene Muraco, Esq., Littler & Melissa Irwin, SPHR-CA,TPO Senior Consultant/Training Specialist
    Talk about brain power – a whole session with Marlene & Melissa sharing both legal and HR answers and advice about the most critical questions on the minds of our conference participants – many you didn’t even know to ask. This fun and fast-paced session is back by popular demand!
  • EXTENDING YOUR INFLUENCE – How to Have a Bigger Impact in Your Organization!
    David Gerard, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Korn/Ferry International
    It’s not enough have the best solutions if the key decision-makers are not listening to your ideas! Learn powerful steps for increasing the quality of the connections you have within your organization to build the respect, credibility and interpersonal savvy required to become a superb influencer!
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT – Not Just another HR Buzz-Phrase!
    Chris Hawkins, SPHR-CA, TPO Consultant
    Engaged and empowered employees impact every aspect of the employment relationship, including talent retention, knowledge transfer and succession planning. Learn TPO’s proven strategies to align your top organizational goals and values with what drives your employees!



CLEThis conference has been
approved for 5 credit hours

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the
quality of the program. It  means that it has met HRCI’s
criteria to be p
re-approved for recertification credit.


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