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April 2015

HR People!

We, as HR professionals, like to think that we’re fairly savvy when it comes to HR laws, but the government sure does keep us guessing a lot! So, yes, luck sometimes does come into play!

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been engrossed in the ACA for five years now – still without good clarity! In addition to ACA regulations changing and shifting over the course of the years, we are just now feeling the full effect of the law with the added reporting requirements. Unfortunately, they aren’t proving to be all that we were all hoping for!

If any of you are like me, it’s difficult to stay abreast of everything occurring with the ACA when you have employee relations, staffing, and a plethora of other HR issues to deal with on a daily basis. Fortunately, I’ve found some relief through our broker. I must say that having an experienced and knowledgeable broker has been a boon for us, as we muddle our way through the many facets of the law.

For those of you that feel as overwhelmed as we do at my organization, there’s additional relief in sight! NCHR-SD has an ACA expert coming to speak to our group in June. Highlighted in the discussion will be any changes and updates that have happened recently with the law. Be sure to put it on your calendar!


Janet M. Mainenti, M.A., SPHR


                                         NCHR-SD LEGAL UPDATE


April 2015 


Employer’s Accommodation Strategy Defeats Disability Litigation

Employers often struggle to comply with state and federal workplace accommodation laws. The laws broadly require an employer to engage in an “interactive process” and to offer “reasonable accommodations” to help disabled employees perform “essential job functions.” What does all this mean?
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Announcment: Community and Partner Events


Free Labor Law Seminar featuring Jennifer Santa Maria!


ADP and Olgetree Deakins invites you to join them on April 20th from 1:00pm -3:00pm.  Topics to be discussed are as follows...


  • California's Sick Leave Law
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • PAGA -authorizes employees to bring lawsuit "on behalf of themselves and others" on any violation of the California Labor Code.

The seminar will take place at 4350 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, CA. 92122. 

Hurry, seats are limited!  Please RSVP via email by April 17th  to:



Due to a high demand we have added an additional Paid Sick Leave Roundtable event !


Roundtable: Employers Guide to California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
Event Description: This roundtable will educate employers about their obligations under the new law and help them update their sick leave policies. Topics to be addressed include:
• Scope of coverage, including the law’s definitions of “employer” and “employee”
• Posting, notice, and record-keeping obligations
• Enforcement and penalties
• Policy integration: how to integrate the new state law and local ordinances
• Accrual and carryover rules
• Permitted uses and limitations
• Best practices

When: April 24, 2015 from 11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Lunch Included)
Where: SDEA Training Facility – 4180 Ruffin Rd., Ste. 295, San Diego, CA 92123
Cost: $35 Members/ $45 Non-Members
To Register: Visit, email, or call 858-505-0024



Strategic Leadership Series

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Mission Valley
              2270 Hotel Circle North
              San Diego, CA 92108

Presented by: Michael R. Cunningham, Ph.D.

At this event, we’re pleased to feature Michael R. Cunningham, Ph.D., President of National University and chancellor of the National University System. Dr. Cunningham joined National University from San Diego State University (SDSU), where he had been serving as Dean of the College of Business Administration.
Prior to being named Dean at SDSU, Dr. Cunningham had been teaching strategy and entrepreneurship courses at SDSU, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and New York University. He entered the education industry after a highly successful business career that included 25 years as an entrepreneur and successful business leader. He was the Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Cunningham Graphics International (CGII; NASDAQ) from 1989-2000, a multinational graphics communications company which operated out of seven countries and employed approximately 2,000 employees.
Additional experience in business includes positions as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of DG3 – Diversified Global Graphics Group, headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey; and Group President and Corporate Vice President of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Jersey City.
Dr. Cunningham earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from New York University, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Cost: SDEA Members: $49/Non-members: $59

Register at: San Diego Employers Association

4180 Ruffin Road, Suite 295
San Diego, CA 92123
p. 858.505.0024
f. 858.715.1202