The Employment Round Tables
How it all started
The Employment Round Tables were begun in 1983 in partnership with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The Employment Round Tables are composed of volunteers from businesses, public and private employers, and from labor organizations. Their purpose is to create an awareness of the problems of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment. The goal of the Employment Round Tables is to reduce discrimination and promote equal opportunity.
The objective of the Employment Round Tables are to:
- Enhance communications between the Department and the public.
- Provide forums that promote education, advocacy and understanding of anti-discrimination laws and practices.
- Initiate cooperative programs that preserve civil rights and expand equal opportunity in employment.
The Employment Round Tables provide:
- Seminars and conferences on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment.
- Information on DFEH activities.
- Counseling and other assistance to small employers
- Special projects in response to public educational needs.
- Technical advice and input to DFEH on its procedures.
Website Accessibility & Workplace Disability Accommodation Issues
Join representatives from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and our other panelists for a lunchtime discussion o website accessibility and workplace accommodations issues, focusing on visual and hearing disabilities. The program will begin with an update from the DFEH.
Recent Developments in Parental and Pregnancy Leave
Thursday, June 20th @ 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
11:30/11:45 – Registration & Networking
11:45/1:45 – Program
Join representatives of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, Golden Gate Restaurant Association and private practice in a discussion of current issues arising under California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law, New Parent Leave Act, lactation accommodation law, and San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.
Topics will range from accommodation of and transfers for pregnancy-related disabilities; accommodating pregnancy and parental leave; compensation issues, including those involving unlimited paid time off programs, production-based compensation plans, and San Francisco’s paid leave law; and the expansion of family leave to smaller employers.
- Branden Butler, Assistant Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, DFEH
- Bernice Casey, OLSE Compliance Officer, City and County of San Francisco
- Margaret Grover, Partner, Wendel, Rosen
- Laurie Thomas, Director, Golden Gate Restaurant Association
- Moderator, Carla Hartley, Partner, Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
Lunch is provided and included in the registration fee.
State of California Bar CLE credit pending, including for Recognition and Elimination of Bias.
NCERT Board Members
NCERT’s committed board of directors and board members help us deliver on our mission and vision. We are pleased to acknowledge and thank them for their continued support of the organization.
Andrea Kelly Smethurst
Attorney / Workplace Investigator
Andre Kelly Smethurst Law, PC
DMG: Diversified Management Group
VP Human Resources
SafeAmerica Credit Union
Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer
Senior Director, Human Resources | Compass Group
Of Counsel | Ferber Law
Director of Human Resources | Fairn & Swanson, Inc.
Attorney at Law | Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
Employment Attorney & HR Advisor | Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
Attorney at Law | Littler Mendelson
Director | Department of Fair Employment & Housing
Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law | Sitecore
Associate General Counsel | Bio-Rad Laboratories
Partner, Employment Law | Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP
President, Principal Consultant | EOS Human Resources
Office of General Counsel | Alameda Contra Costa Transit District
President | TruHR Business Consultants
Of Counsel | Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Of Counsel | Pacific Employment Law, LLP
Attorney, Of Counsel | Quarles & Brady LLP
Attorney at Law | Susan Zeme Employment Law
Regional Administrator | Department of Fair Employment & Housing
Our Commitment to Accessibility:
NCERT is committed to making our website content accessible and user friendly to everyone. If you are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on this website, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not fully accessible to people with disabilities, please contact our current Board Secretary at1-800-746-4364 ext. 6105, or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org, include “Disabled Access” in the subjects line, and provide a description of the specific feature you feel is not fully accessible or a suggestion for improvement. We take your feedback seriously and will consider it as we evaluate ways to accommodate all of our customers and our overall accessibility policies. Additionally, while we do not control such vendors, we strongly encourage vendors of third-party digital content to provide content that is accessible and user friendly.