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.
Events & Webinars
Cal. Family Rights Act (CFRA)
Basics for Small Employers:
Effective January 1, 2021, California’s expanded California Family Rights Act (CFRA) now applies to small employers with as few as five employees and provides for additional categories of leave. For many employers, this year will be the first time they are required to provide certain categories of family and medical leave and will face questions about rights and obligations under the CFRA.
This program will walk small employers through their CFRA obligations, demonstrate how to coordinate CFRA leave with pregnancy disability leave, and provide resources to assist employers in complying with the law.
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.
Attorney at Law
Acting General Counsel
California Complete Count – Census 2020
VP Human Resources
SafeAmerica Credit Union
Partner, Employment Law
Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP
Senior Director, Human Resources | Compass Group
Associate Attorney | Shaw Law Group
President | DMG: Diversified Management Group
Of Counsel | Ferber Law
Mediator/Investigator | Grover Workplace Solutions
Employment Attorney & HR Advisor | Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
Legal Compliance Officer | Elk Grove Unified School District
Rhonda L. Nelson
Shareholder, Employment Practice Group Chairperson | Severson & Werson
Associate General Counsel | Bio-Rad Laboratories
Luz Elena Rodriguez
Director, Human Resources | Reiter Affiliated Companies
President, Principal Consultant | EOS Human Resources
Andrea Kelly Smethurst
Attorney / Workplace Investigator | Andre Kelly Smethurst Law, PC
Director of People Operations | Philz Coffee
Associate Attorney | Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer
Attorney, Of Counsel | Quarles & Brady LLP
Attorney at Law | Susan Zeme Employment Law
Director | Department of Fair Employment & Housing
Regional Administrator | Department of Fair Employment & Housing
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