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    • 31 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach (formally the Radisson Hotel), 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    Talent Wars: U.S. and Global Pay Growth in a Time of Low Unemployment and Preparing for the Workforce of the Future

    May 31, 2018 

    Registration & Networking: 7:30 a.m.

    Meeting: 7:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  

    Talent Wars: U.S. and Global Pay Growth in a Time of Low Unemployment and Preparing for the Workforce of the Future

    Unemployment is at historic lows in most states and countries, and minimum/living wage rates in California and some other states, as well as major metro areas such as Los Angeles are rising aggressively. But what is happening at higher job levels?  During this presentation, you’ll find out about the latest trends in the US and internationally, and how employers are responding. We will also review how the most recent talent trends are changing based on the workforce of the future.


    In this session, we’ll:

    • Map out wage growth by country, and compare it to inflation
    • Review the US data by industry and occupational groups and point out key trends
    • Discuss US minimum and living wage initiatives, both legislated and voluntary, and how they’re impacting compression and salary structure designs
    • Consider alternatives where wages are rising at unsustainable rates
    • Provide examples of talent trends and their impact


    We’ll offer an interactive session and  will provide opportunities for participants to share any interesting approaches they’ve implemented or tried. Our presentation will include results from Mercer’s Global Talent Trends Survey, Global Compensation Planning Survey, Compensation Around the World survey and THRIVE campaign.


     Cathy Shepard is a Senior Principal in the Los Angeles office of Mercer, where she has served as a Senior Rewards and Talent Management consultant and a Client Manager for over 22 years. She assists clients with a wide array of human capital issues. Cathy helps organizations achieve bottom-line results through defining a strategy and aligning organizational architecture/leveling, attraction/retention, cost-containment, compensation, talent management and total rewards (job evaluation, compensation, benefits and careers) programs and practices with the business strategy, market demands and demographics. She also has done significant pre- and post-merger and acquisition work and work with unions and union avoidance. In addition, she has expertise in FLSA compliance.

    Cathy has over 40 years of corporate and consulting Human Resources experience across various industries (public, private, for-profit, not-for-profit, start-ups, mature). Prior to joining Mercer, Cathy worked for two other consulting firms and three large corporations (Xerox, North American Phillips and First Interstate Bank). She is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and received the Lifetime Achievement award from WorldatWork in 2000.

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    Note: (i) Once you have registered for this event, we will not be able to refund your payment should you be unable to attend.

    (ii) Those who do not register and have pre-paid 24 hours in advance will be charged an additional $5 at the door.

    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Telecommuting-Sustaining the Virtual Workplace

    Live Webinar

    NEW: Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    June 28, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

    It sounds simple.  Instead of sitting in an office in an employer-managed building space, an employee performs the exact same job while sitting at a room at home.  Everything else stays just as it was.

    Or does it?  This presentation will explore the very many (and often complicated!) implications, obligations, and second-order ramifications unavoidably involved when an employee “works remotely.”  It will include a brief history of the development of the concept over the several decades preceding the present day, and will illustrate the great variety of arrangements and circumstances that can fall under the broad definition of “telecommuting.”  We will explore some of the legal and ethical issues at stake, and articulate the very real advantages and pitfalls at hand.

    Participants in this webinar should expect:

    • To gain a definitional understanding of what Telecommuting is, and the many different kinds of ways it can be implemented.
    • To gain awareness of the variety of technological, organizational, practical, and legal tools and techniques commonly involved. 
    • To enhance a realistic understanding of the rewards and risks, from the perspectives of both employer and employee, inherent in the arrangement


     Steve Treder is Senior Vice President for Strategic Development for Western Management Group.  Prior to joining WMG in 2000, Steve was the Worldwide Sales Compensation Manager for Hewlett-Packard, and held senior Compensation and Human Resources positions in the high technology industry for nearly twenty years.  His particular expertise is in market data analysis and incentive compensation plan design.  Steve holds a Master’s Degree from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Santa Clara University, both in the field of Sociology.  When he grows up, Steve wants to play center field for the San Francisco Giants.

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    All registrations must be completed by 9:00 pm the night before the webinar to ensure the participant will receive the webinar link and/or dial-in information.

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hornblower North, 3101 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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    Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor

    July 26, 2018

    5:30 pm to 8:15 pm

    • Free for Member (bring a guest for $35)
    • Glass of Champagne upon Boarding
    • Complimentary Soda & Juice Bar
    • Cash Bar including one (1) Free Drink Coupon
    • Cheese, Crackers, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Local Berries
    • Dinner Buffet – Green Salad, Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted BBQ Chicken, Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese, Cornbread, Rolls and Dessert
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    Hornblower North

    3101 West Coast Highway

    Newport Beach, CA 92663

    Parking $10.00 per car – CASH ONLY (paid by Member)

    Yacht Boards by 5:45 p.m. SHARP – Do Not Be Late!!

    Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

    Member (and guest) MUST be registered in advance to attend


    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Designing Incentive Plans for Organizational Success: Long-Term Equity and Employee Engagement

    Live Webinar

    NEW: Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    August 30, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

    Program information to be updated shortly.


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    All registrations must be completed by 9:00 pm the night before the webinar to ensure the participant will receive the webinar link and/or dial-in information.

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach (formally the Radisson Hotel), 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    Annual Benefits Survey: A Review of the Latest Trends and Practices

    September 27, 2018 

    Registration & Networking: 7:30 a.m.

    Meeting: 7:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.   

    Program information to follow shortly.

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    Note: (i) Once you have registered for this event, we will not be able to refund your payment should you be unable to attend.

    (ii) Those who do not register and have pre-paid 24 hours in advance will be charged an additional $5 at the door.

    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • First American, 1 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707



    Orange County Compensation & Benefits Association is proud to host our annual WorldatWork courses in Orange County

    October 8 and 9, 2018

       T4 – Strategic Communication in Total Rewards

    As a WorldatWork member, you receive special pricing.  As a member of OCCABA, you’ll receive an even greater discount**

    Cost Per Course

    Course and Exam

    Course Only

    OCCABA Member

    $1,350

    $1,255

    WorldatWork Member

    $1,495

    $1,390

    Nonmember

    $2,200

    $2,085

    Location for T4 Class:

    First American                                 

    1 First American Way
    Santa Ana, CA 92707

    Phone: (714) 250-6685

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided

                       Hotel within walking distance:

                                 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

                                 201 E. MacArthur Blvd

                                 Santa Ana, CA 92707

                                 Phone: (714) 825-3333

                                 First American Negotiated Rate

                                 Shuttle to/from Orange County Airport

    Register today while there is still space available

    www.worldatwork.org/register/occba

    **For membership information, visit occaba.org

          

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    Register Today     While there is still space available

    www.worldatwork.org/register/occba


    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Unique Benchmarking Tactics for Defining Jobs and The Competitive Labor Market

    Live Webinar

    NEW: Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    October 25, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

    Program information to be updated shortly.


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    All registrations must be completed by 9:00 pm the night before the webinar to ensure the participant will receive the webinar link and/or dial-in information.

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach (formally the Radisson Hotel), 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update

    November 29, 2018

    Registration & Networking: 7:30 a.m.

    Meeting: 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

    Richard J. Simmons is a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles. He specializes in various labor relations matters involving state and federal wage and hour laws, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and contract arbitrations. Mr. Simmons received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and graduated in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal. Mr. Simmons has lectured nationally on wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor relations matters. He is a member of the National Advisory Board to the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, published by the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

    Mr. Simmons was also appointed by the California Industrial Welfare Commission as a member of the 1987, 1984 and 1982 Minimum Wage Boards for the State of California. Mr. Simmons is a member of the California State Bar, and has also been a member of the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the California Society for Health Care Attorneys, the American Society for Health Care Attorneys, and the labor law and tax sections of the American and Los Angeles Bar Associations. He has also been a lecturer at graduate labor law courses presented by the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, and has appeared as an authority on labor law on the CBS Evening News, NBC News, as well as radio and television talk shows.

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    Also, we need the shirt off your back … and your suit and shoes, too!

     

    is sponsoring a Men’s and Women’s Accessory and Clothing Drive at our November 30th meeting. Anyone bringing at least one article of clothing for our clothing drive with Working Wardrobes will be entered into a drawing for one of Richard’s very informative and popular books!

    Did you know that Working Wardrobes helps 5,000 people annually get back to work with self-esteem and dignity?

    OCCABA is an association founded to provide professional development.  We are very excited to announce this opportunity to again partner with an organization that also helps in this area at it’s most fundamental level.  You can help make a difference by donating your gently used professional clothing and accessories at our meeting on November 17th.

    We are pleased that this drive coincides with our Legislative Update given by Richard J. Simmons. Anyone bringing at least one article of clothing will be entered into a drawing for one of Richard’s very informative and popular books!

    GIVING GUIDELINES:

    • All sizes of men’s and women’s clothing. Plus sizes are especially needed.
    • Must be clean and on a hanger.
    • Clothes should be in good condition: no tears, holes, broken zippers, etc.

    GREATEST NEED:

    • ACCESSORIES: Handbags, jewelry, shoes, scarves, belts. Men’s belts and shoes especially.
    • Tax receipts will be available.

    Your generous donation will go toward helping men and women in crises get back to work.

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    Note: (i) Once you have registered for this event, we will not be able to refund your payment should you be unable to attend.

    (ii) Those who do not register and have pre-paid 24 hours in advance will be charged an additional $5 at the door.

Past events

26 Apr 2018 Trends in Medical Costs and Prescription Drug Management
09 Apr 2018 WorldatWork - T3 – Quantitative Methods - Understand HR Statistics
29 Mar 2018 Strategies To Maximize Employee Engagement: Modernizing Total Rewards - presented by John Bremen (of Willis Towers Watson)
22 Feb 2018 Securing Unique Talent: Bonus, Equity and other Leading Attraction and Retention Strategies
25 Jan 2018 Pay Equity: Latest Views on Legislative and Case Law and Employer Progress & Challenges
30 Nov 2017 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
26 Oct 2017 Free for Members - OCCABA Networking / Social Hour
26 Oct 2017 EEO-1 and Employer Compliance
02 Oct 2017 WorldatWork - C12 - Variable Pay – Improving Performance with Variable Pay
28 Sep 2017 Employee Value Proposition & Total Rewards
22 Sep 2017 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
31 Aug 2017 Avoiding Controversy In The Board Room
27 Jul 2017 Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor
29 Jun 2017 U.S. Benefits Survey by Mercer - Practices, Trends, & View of the Trump Administration and Congressional Revisions to the Affordable Care Act
25 May 2017 Sales Compensation: Dark Side of Sales Quotas
27 Apr 2017 OCCABA Networking / Social Hour(s)
27 Apr 2017 Making Performance Management Systems Work
25 Apr 2017 Fiduciary Training Program - No cost to attend, space is limited.
30 Mar 2017 Fair Labor Standards Act - Shifting Flood Waters
23 Feb 2017 Webinar - Job Architecture and Career Frameworks For Employee and Employer Success
26 Jan 2017 Transparency in Executive Compensation- Proper Reporting Tools and Controls
17 Nov 2016 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Legislative Update
28 Oct 2016 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
27 Oct 2016 Social Hours / Networking
27 Oct 2016 Webinar - Global Retirement Planning: New Strategies For A Multinational Workforce
26 Oct 2016 Fiduciary Training Program - No cost to attend, space is limited.
03 Oct 2016 WorldatWork C8 - Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
29 Sep 2016 Effective Sales Compensation – Adopt Best-Practice Building Codes
25 Aug 2016 Webinar - Long-Term Incentive Plans For High Growth Companies
28 Jul 2016 Summer Social - Member Appreciation & Special Guest: Dr. Bob Nelson
23 Jun 2016 Webinar - Executive Compensation - Judging Organizational & Individual Success
19 May 2016 Annual Mercer Benefits Survey: A Close Look at U.S. Practices and Trends
28 Apr 2016 Social Hours / Networking
28 Apr 2016 Webinar - Unique Salary Benchmarking In the Financial Sector and Other Technology Applications
04 Apr 2016 T2 – Accounting & Finance for the Human Resources Professional
31 Mar 2016 Hoag Health and Cigna Health Care – A Population Health Management Success Story
29 Mar 2016 Free - Join The Plan Sponsor University (TPSU) For An Exclusive Half-day Fiduciary Training Program
25 Feb 2016 Social Hours / Networking
25 Feb 2016 Webinar- The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and Hours & Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage
28 Jan 2016 Affordable Care Act Check-Up For 2016 - Where Do We Stand?...and a HUGE raffle!
19 Nov 2015 Legislative Update with Richard Simmons: A View of Critical Laws and Case Decisions
29 Oct 2015 Surviving an OFCCP Compliance Audit--Best Practices to Limit Liability and Costs
24 Sep 2015 Rising Minimum Wage Rates and Employer Strategies
18 Sep 2015 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
27 Aug 2015 Recognition Strategies for Millennials
16 Jul 2015 Member Appreciation Summer Social
25 Jun 2015 Are we reining in executive compensation? Examining the impact of SEC Requirements and the Dodd Frank Act on Executive Compensation
28 May 2015 Mercer Benefits Survey: Understanding Global Trends and Issues
30 Apr 2015 Does Pay for Performance Really Motivate Employees?
26 Mar 2015 Total Rewards Tactics for "Hot Jobs"
26 Feb 2015 Market Compensation Benchmaking Strategies For High Technology Companies
29 Jan 2015 Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans
18 Dec 2014 Human Capital Benchmarking and Budgeting Trends- Are You Ready For 2015?
05 Dec 2014 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
20 Nov 2014 General Employment Law/Legal Update for 2015
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