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    • 27 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar

    Pay Equity: How To Protect Yourself With Pay Equity Audits. Don't Wait To Get Sued

    Live Webinar

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

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

    Program Topics: 

    This session will focus on the audit aspect of pay equity.  Please review past presentations in October 2017 and May 2019 for a primer on pay equity laws and audit steps that were previously presented.

    This session will gloss over the pay equity audit steps as a quick refresher and then focus on the common HR/compensation policies and practices that result in pay equity issues and sample case studies and key takeaways.  

    Note:  Only OCCABA members can access past meetings presentations.  If you are a member, log in, and then click on Member section to access past meeting handouts.  The October 2017 meeting was titled “EE0-1 and Employer Compliance” but it contained pay equity info. 

    Speaker Bio:

    Annette Tyman, Partner with Seyfarth and Shaw, Chicago, Illinois

    Ms. Tyman is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the Firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group and co-chair of the OFCCP & Affirmative Action Compliance team.

    Ms. Tyman’s primary focus is defending employers in a wide range of employment discrimination matters, with an emphasis on complex collective, class action and multi-plaintiff litigation.  Her practice includes representation of numerous national corporations in a wide range of discrimination and harassment matters brought under various federal and state statutes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, The Illinois Human Rights Act, The Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act, and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Ms. Tyman has successfully litigated cases in federal and state courts and agencies in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania.

    Ms. Tyman also represents federal contractors and subcontractors in affirmative action compliance matters involving OFCCP proceedings, including audits and pre-audit review and analysis of data.  Ms. Tyman advises employers on matters related to personnel practices to ensure compliance with mandates impacting recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, and termination.

    Ms. Tyman has contributed to written testimony on proposed labor & employment legislation and regulations pending before the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Tyman is a member of the Chicago Diversity Action Team and actively participates in pro bono and other charitable activities.

    Ms. Tyman received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, graduating cum laude. She also attained her Master of Business Administration designation from Loyola University, Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University.

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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.

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM (PDT)
    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Offered Digitally / Online

    T2 – Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional

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

    September 21 – 22, 2020

    Offered Digitally / Online

    Digital / online pricing forthcoming.

    Register Today     While there is still space available


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    **For OCCABA membership information, visit www.occaba.org

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar

    Pay Equity Panel: Latest Views on Employer Progress and Challenges

    Live Webinar

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

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)

    Pay Equity continues to be a growing area of concern and development.  Our pay equity presentation last year was one of the best attended sessions.  This year’s program picks up where last year’s program left off.  Our panel of three outstanding employment law attorneys will cover the following areas:

    1. Pay Equity Laws and recent amendments.
    2. Litigation updates.
    3. Practical advice and implications for compensation and HR management, especially considering the new COVID-19 reality. 
    4. Answer your questions about pay equity

    We have added 30 minutes to our normal program time to allow for more coverage of this critical area of legal compliance. We recommend that OCCABA members who did not attend last year’s pay equity presentation in May 2019 to download and review the slides in our member’s only section of the OCCABA web site. You must be a member and log in to the web site to download this file.

    Presenting at this meeting will be: 

    Megan Winter - Partner with Fisher Phillips San Diego office

    Megan Winter is a partner in the Fisher Phillips San Diego office. She handles administrative and civil employment matters before state and federal courts and government agencies.

    Her practice involves representation of employers in a variety of matters including harassment and discrimination litigation, wage and hour class actions, and family and medical leave law.

    Megan also assists employers in developing workplace policies and procedures, and she regularly advises employers regarding day to day employment issues and ways to avoid employment claims and litigation.

    Megan also frequently provides supervisor training for employers. Upon graduating from law school, Megan was awarded the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. She was selected as a San Diego “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2016.

    Jeff Ames, JD – Partner with Ames Karanjia LLP

    Jeff represents employers in all types of labor and employment litigation, including single plaintiff cases, representative matters, and class actions. He also works closely with clients on solutions to a wide array of daily employment-related issues. Jeff values his long relationships with his clients and is fortunate to represent several of San Diego’s finest institutions.

    A litigator for over 20 years, Jeff has tried numerous cases to verdict in front of judges, juries, and arbitrators. He began his career as a U.S. Navy judge advocate, where he served as the Navy’s Senior Defense Counsel for Europe and Southwest Asia, and later as Special Counsel to the United Nations War Crimes Unit in Kosovo. Jeff later prosecuted federal crimes as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California and was the Evidence Instructor at the Naval Justice School in San Diego. Since completing his active duty service, Jeff's practice has been dedicated to defending California employers.

    Jeff continues to serve in the Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where his practice focuses on international human rights. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the reserve Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, where he partners with foreign military and law enforcement personnel around the world to reduce human rights violations and build respect for the rule of law.

    Jeff is admitted to practice before all California and Maryland state courts, all U.S. federal district courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Hanna B. Raanan - Of Counsel with Ogletree Deakins

    Ms. Raanan represents clients in complex wage and hour litigation, involving claims for employee misclassification, rounding violations, regular rate of pay issues, meal/rest period compliance, expense reimbursement, off-the-clock issues, as well as derivative claims under California’s Unfair Competition law and Private Attorneys General Act.

    During her career, Ms. Raanan has represented a range of businesses, from small family-owned businesses and start-ups to large financial institutions. Ms. Raanan is actively involved in the local legal community as an executive committee member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment section.

    Ms. Raanan earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School as a member of its two-year accelerated SCALE program. While in law school, she was a recipient of an Oralist Award at the Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles. Ms. Raanan also earned her Masters of Public Policy in Economics and International Relations from Pepperdine University and worked overseas for the U.S. Department of State in Moscow, Russia.

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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.

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 02 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar

    Compensation 101 for the HR Professional


    Want to understand the mystery and magic behind Compensation??

    Then this is the workshop for you!

    Topics covered will include:

    • Compensation Strategy/Philosophy
    • Grade Structures
    • Market Pricing
    • Incentive Compensation
    • And More!

    Two Sessions:

    Friday, Sept 25, 2020 8:00 am to 10:30 am PST
    Friday, Oct 2, 2020 8:00 am to 10:30 am PST



    Mae Lon Ding is President of Personnel Systems Associates in Anaheim, California.  She has consulted for over 30 years in the areas of employee compensation and performance management.  Her clients have included organizations in a wide variety of industries from Fortune 1000 to small business and nonprofit. She also provides expert witness testimony about compensation and performance issues in employment cases. 

    Ms. Ding is an instructor for WorldatWork.  She has also taught classes in employee compensation management at the University of California at Irvine, the California State Universities, and at Chapman University

    Ms. Ding has had articles published in the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, in Personnel, in The Personnel News, and in the Chapman University Economic Review.  She is author of Survey Sources, For U.S. and International Employee Pay and Benefits a bibliography of over 1500 surveys. 



    Kian Boloori is a Senior Compensation Analyst at TTM Technologies, a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards. He handles compensation across North America, and is working with his company to revamp their job and pay structures globally. He was previously with National Technical Systems and Ingram Micro Inc.

    Mr. Boloori is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), and Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP). He has been an instructor for Compensation 101 since 2013.

    Mr. Boloori received his MBA at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and his B.A. in History at UCLA.

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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.

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar

    Performance Management Employer Panel - HR Execs Talk About What They're Doing, How They Got There, What Is Working Best, and Where Performance Management is Heading

    New Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)

    Moved from March 26, 2020 due to the pandemic.

    Live Webinar

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

    FREE for OCCABA members.

    Learn from three distinguished HR executives about how each company approaches performance management, what strategies and techniques have worked best for them, what are their challenges, what is the role that performance management plays in pay equity compliance and how they see performance management changing in the future? Among the issues included will be a discussion of:

    • Eliminating numerical performance ratings – pros and cons.
    • How performance management design and process interacts with pay equity efforts.
    • How panel member companies improve company-wide ownership of performance management.

    Significant time will be provided for the panel to answer your questions. We know that a lively interaction combined with multiple perspectives of our panelists will make this event well worth your time. The meeting will end 15 minutes later than normal at 9:25 to allow sufficient time for this special event.

    Our panel will be comprised of:

    • Stephanie Beaulac, Vice President Human Resources at Yokahama
    • Lorna Larson-Paugh, Sr. Director Human Resources at Avid BioServices Inc.
    • Lisa Szabo, VP Learning & Development at First American

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     Stephanie Beaulac

    Vice President Human Resources


    As Vice President of Human Resources at Yokohama, Stephanie Beaulac partners with all levels of the organization including executives and front-line managers to strategically align the business direction of the organization through results-driven people solutions. On a national level Stephanie leads efforts in talent management, leadership development, organization design, succession planning, compensation; including union negotiations and executive incentive planning, employee relations, and engagement. She successfully built Yokohama’s HR infrastructure by implementing HRIS, best practice policies, and compliance while maintaining high level employee buy-in and retention. Stephanie lead initiatives in building high performance teams scaling across the US, Canada and Asia. As part of the executive leadership team, pioneering all areas of HR progress she designed, developed and implemented regionally relevant HR programs, policies and procedures aligned with business needs.

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     Lorna Larson-Paugh

    Sr. Director Human Resources

    Avid BioServices Inc.

    Lorna’s experience includes: organizational development, training and development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations and international human resources. In her past roles, Lorna has developed and executed organizational strategies both to start up and turn around organizations across industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing financial services and internet commerce. Her track record of building business specific solutions includes experience in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

    Her undergraduate degree is from the Business School at California State University at Long Beach, with an emphasis on Human Resources. She holds a Master’s degree in Business from Pepperdine University. She has earned SPHR and CCP designations. She serves as a Corporate Mentor for business students at CSULB and on the Human Resources Management Advisory Committee for the Extension Program at UC Irvine. 

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     Lisa Szabo

    VP Learning & Development

    First American

    Lisa Szabo is Vice President of Learning and Development at First American, headquartered in Santa Ana, California. In her role, Lisa is responsible for the corporate talent development strategy, which includes leadership development programs, talent development, succession planning, and evaluation of the talent pipeline and how best to address future gaps. Previously, Lisa was the Head of Human Resources at Biola University. In this role, she led the Human Resources function for the University with responsibility for strategy development and execution, leadership development programs, talent development, succession planning, compensation and benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition and Academic Human Resources. 

    Lisa has previous Human Resources experience with First American where she served as Director of HR, Direct Division; Vice President, Talent Acquisition; HR Manager, Mortgage Solutions and HR Manager, Core Logic. She holds a BS in Organizational Psychology from Concordia University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Executive Coaching at Concordia University.

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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.

    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Webinar

    Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 

    Live Webinar

    Meeting: 12:00 P.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

    Join us for our annual legal update meeting where we will cover the latest updates on wage and hour regulations and cases and implications for 2021.

    Presented by the law firm: Fisher Phillips

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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.

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Webinar
    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar
    • 27 May 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar

Past events

30 Jul 2020 Total Rewards COVID-19 Perspectives: Analytics, Compensation, and Benefits Considerations
23 Jul 2020 Summer Social - Virtual - Member Appreciation
25 Jun 2020 Compensation Changes in the New Environment
16 Jun 2020 Benefits 101 for the HR Professional
28 May 2020 Health Benefits Innovation, Well-being and Consumerism
30 Apr 2020 Trends in Executive Compensation
06 Apr 2020 C12 – Variable Pay – Improving Performance with Variable Pay
27 Feb 2020 Employer Health Benefits Design Trends and Issues
23 Jan 2020 7 Awful Mistakes; 7 Awesome Sales Compensation Solutions
21 Nov 2019 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
18 Oct 2019 Round Table Discussion
10 Oct 2019 Not Just How Much, but How Itself: The Many Ways in which Compensation is Being Delivered Today
07 Oct 2019 C8 – Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
26 Sep 2019 Benefits Trends Survey
20 Sep 2019 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
29 Aug 2019 Trends & Updates in Executive Compensation
25 Jul 2019 Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor
27 Jun 2019 Wage Orders (IWC): How to Understand Them
25 Jun 2019 Benefits 101 – For the HR Professional
30 May 2019 Pay Equity Legal Update
25 Apr 2019 Total Rewards Communication: How to get it right
15 Apr 2019 T2 – Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
28 Mar 2019 The Power of Appreciation and Recognition
28 Feb 2019 2019 Health and Welfare Plan Legal Update
31 Jan 2019 Trends and Issues in Sales Compensation Planning and Design – What are companies doing for 2019 and beyond?
29 Nov 2018 Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Wage & Hour Legislative Update
25 Oct 2018 Unique Benchmarking Tactics for Defining Jobs and The Competitive Labor Market
08 Oct 2018 WorldatWork - T4 – Strategic Communication in Total Rewards
27 Sep 2018 Annual Benefits Survey: Learn What the Best of the Best Are Doing with Latest Benefits Trends and Practices
14 Sep 2018 Compensation 101 for the HR Professional
11 Sep 2018 Free Career Lab Workshop
30 Aug 2018 Designing Long Term Incentive Plans for Organizational Success
26 Jul 2018 Summer Social - Member Appreciation - Hornblower Buffet Sunset Cruise – Newport Harbor
28 Jun 2018 Telecommuting-Sustaining the Virtual Workplace
31 May 2018 Talent Wars: U.S. and Global Pay Growth in a Time of Low Unemployment and Preparing for the Workforce of the Future
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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