TPO and Littler will guide you through an informative VirtuaLive event, balancing both Legal and Leadership Best Practices to prepare you for 2022 and beyond!

A Premier Conference for Business Owners, Managers, HR, Risk Management and Legal Counsel in Public, Private and Non-Profit Organizations.

Conference At a Glance

Convenient Schedule 


January 12th

Jill Russell & Robert Russell, SPHR, TPO Principals &
Melissa Irwin, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, TPO Sr. Consultant/Training Specialist

Marlene Muraco, Esq., Littler Shareholder &
Richard Leasia, Esq., Littler Shareholder

CA employers must prepare for constantly evolving employment regulations for 2022. Marlene Muraco and Dick Leasia - two of Littler's leading attorneys will bring you up-to-speed with the most significant developments in labor and employment law, as well as the emerging trends and challenges ahead.  The Littler Update will highlight important changes and reminders including: COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS); CFRA 12-week Leave Expansion (employers with 5+ employees); Personnel Files Retention Requirements; Electronic Versions of Employment Posters; Minimum Wage and Salary Threshold; Independent Contractor Status; Arbitration Agreements; Employment Agreements; Non-compliant Rest and Meal Period Payments; Multiple Rates of Pay...and more!

Marlene Muraco, Esq., Littler Shareholder
Melissa Irwin, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, TPO Sr. Consultant/Training Specialist

Human Resources is a delicate balance of both Employment Regulations (risk management) and HR Best Practices (leadership and employee relations). Melissa Irwin, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP & Marlene Muraco, Esq. are pairing up again to provide that balanced perspective by taking real questions from the audience which will be answered from BOTH the legal and the leadership perspective to provide the most effective solutions. Write down those nagging questions, share them with the group, and gain insights and understanding from two leading experts at once... or just listen in on what others are asking for insight into topics relevant to your organization. We’re just guessing there may be some interesting COVID and CFRA questions!

Michaelle Stanford, PHRca, M.A., TPO Sr. Consultant/Training Specialist
Tonja Posey, IPMA-SCP, TPO Sr. Consultant

Talent shortages are at a 10-Year High with no end in sight. How employees view and approach work has been rapidly changing for the past decade – COVID shifted that into high gear and things will never be the same! Employees want more and different things – and employers need to rethink their retention practices, or their best people will move on.  True Engagement is an Employer’s Most Potent Competitive Advantage – easier said than done! We’ll help you think this through.

Michaelle and Tonja are joining forces to share the latest research on what leading experts have uncovered as the foremost answers to “what matters most” in keeping your top performers in 2022’s challenging job market.

There are endless variables, requiring a whole new level of approaches. You will learn some of the great ways smart employers are drilling it down and reinforcing a culture of respect and enrichment. They are infusing meaningful value of work and providing flexibility to help retain their greatest employees. TPO will share what experts cite as 4 LEADER ACTIONS TO NAVIGATE YOUR WAY.

Michaelle Stanford, PHRca, M.A., TPO Sr. Consultant/Training Specialist
Caron Pearce, PHRca, TPO Lead Consultant

It’s fair to say the labor market has been turned on its ear! Competition is fierce and small to mid-sized employers are struggling to find and hire the right talent during this employee-driven shift. Despite best practices to “Keep Their Best People” all employers are facing the highest skill shortages in over a decade.  Besides looking for the “best deal”, do you know what today’s job seekers and new hires are looking for – and how to distinguish yourself as an employer of choice?

Michaelle and Caron are teaming up to share the latest studies on why the talent shortage is so acute and TPO’s top tips on how to align your hiring processes by applying unconventional hiring strategies for 2022 and beyond.

You will learn TPO’s HireRight Systemssm structured approach for Planning Your 2022 Hiring Strategy including 5 Unconventional Hiring Strategies, Identifying Critical Capabilities, and how to Create Interview Questions that will help you hire the best people for the job, not the ones who interviewed the best. Gear up and be ready to take back great ideas and methods for your future recruiting and hiring practices!



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