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
Investigating and Resolving Harassment and Discrimination Complains in California: A Two-Part Webinar Series
Part 1: Best Practices for Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations
- Date: 11/10/2021
- Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
- Cost: $50 *
*Approved for two hours MCLE; completion certificate provided for HR credit.
Panelists will review best practices, DFEH tools and resources, and highlight what the DFEH and employment counsel look for when reviewing internal investigations.
Includes role-play to highlight how to ensure the investigator is culturally competent, issue identification, and making findings and recommendations.
Part 2: Navigating the DFEH’s Complaint and Administrative Process
- Date: 12/09/2021
- Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
- Cost: $25 *
*Approved for one hour MCLE; completion certificate provided for HR credit.
Panelists will discuss best practices for responding to administrative charges, including tips on drafting employer position statements, and using the DFEH’s dispute resolution and mediation process.
View flyer for a complete list of panelists.
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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