CEAC Annual Conference October 2022 - A Path Forward

Location: Virtual - Two Dates

Join AALRR partners, Bill Betley, Ann Smith, Susan Steward, Jennifer Grock and April Szabo as they present various topics at the 2022 CEAC Annual Conference this October. The annual conference is back after a two-year hiatus due to COIVD.  As a welcome back to the Employer Advisory Council (EAC) this event will be presented virtually at no cost to both current and potential members.

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CEAC Conference “A Path Forward” – October 5&6, 2022


October 5, 2022



8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Opening Tisha and EDD Deputy

Tisha Synder

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Jim Potts

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Hiring in California: The New Realities

What makes for a good hiring decision? How do employers learn what they need to know during the application and interview process? With the hybrid workplace taking hold what potential liability exists for employers with a blended workforce? While many employers may rely on, chance to make good hiring decisions, this session will provide tools to simplify the hiring process to limit risk.


Ann Smith

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Legal Update and Survival Guide: HR California Overview

Hear the latest legal developments, workplace trends, and resulting challenges facing California employers. Topics addressed during this session will include strategies for employee recruitment and retention, reducing risk associated with claims and litigation, new legislation and the impact of the pandemic on California employers.

April Szabo

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Anatomy of a Workplace Investigation

Effective workplace investigation are crucial to addressing many of the concerns faced by employers today.  This session will explore important aspects of workplace investigation, including when an investigation is required, addressing privacy concerns, gathering evidence,  utilizing property interviewing techniques, assessing witness credibility, reaching a conclusion that is supported by the evidence, and preparing an appropriate investigation report.  This session will also include a discussion of challenges associated with conducting workplace investigations remotely.

Susan Steward

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


William Betley AALRR

October 6, 2022



8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Opening & Recap of Day 1

William Betley AALRR

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Disability 101: Reasonable Accommodation

One of the most frequent claims made against California employers is the alleged failure to provide reasonable accommodation to employees and applicants with a disability. This session will explore state and federal requirements and offer practical strategies to identify when an employer’s obligation to engage in the interactive process is triggered, when reasonable accommodation is required, and what constitutes a “reasonable'” accommodation. This session will also provide practical guidance for addressing pandemic-related accommodation issues.

William Betley AALRR

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Sound Employee Discipline and Documentation Practices

Two important components for mitigating employer risk are consistent discipline and sound documentation.  This session will provide insights into developing and executing effective disciplinary processes, drafting sound documentation that supports the discipline, and appropriate communication of the imposed discipline to the employee.  This information can be utilized by managers and supervisors at all levels of the organization.

Jennifer Grock

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Awards, Business Meeting & Closing

William Betley AALRR

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Event Speakers

Event Contact

Jane Novotny - jnovotny@aalrr.com

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