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Workplace Investigations -
March 2024 Meeting

PRESENTER: Janel Ablon and Maria Harrington

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
11:30am-1pm

Since graduating from law school, Janel R. Ablon has practiced exclusively in labor and employment law, advising and representing clients in disputes involving:

• Discrimination
• Harassment
• Wrongful discharge
• Unfair competition
• Trade secret disputes

She also has extensive experience with wage and hour issues and often defends employers in wage and hour class actions in both state and federal courts.

Additionally, Janel handles compensation disputes before the Department of Labor and California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Janel conducts frequent trainings for a variety of employers, particularly in the entertainment industry.

Maria R. Harrington concentrates in employment law and class action litigation and represents employers in matters involving:

• Wage and hour issues
• Discrimination
• Harassment
• Wrongful termination
• Fair employment practices
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• The Fair Employment and Housing Act
• The California Family Rights Act
• California Pregnancy Disability Leave

She appears in state and federal courts in California and Hawaii, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state administrative agencies in California and Hawaii. She also routinely counsels clients on human resources issues, legal compliance and litigation avoidance.

Regular: Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich   

Vegetarian: Vegetarian Croissant Sandwich  

Dessert: Apple Cobbler

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Spotlight Speaker

Speaker: Rose Duran, Program Coordinator, Extended, Professional and Continuing Education Academic Affairs Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

EPaCE - Extended, Professional and Continuing Education (previously Cal Poly Extended Education), is a department on the Cal Poly campus that offers professional development coursework as well as credit and non credit classes for the community.
EPaCE is currently exploring offering the SHRM Certification Exam Preparation to the SLO Community.

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April 2024 meeting

PRESENTER: Jennifer Cassetta

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
11:30am-1pm

Based in Los Angeles, Jennifer Cassetta is a nationally recognized speaker, empowerment coach and self defense expert. She has worked with tens of thousands of professional women around the country to help them unleash their inner badass. Equipped with her 3rd degree black belt in HapKiDo, Master’s degree in Nutrition, and health coaching certification, she develops programming that helps women feel strong, safe and powerful from the streets to the boardroom. With clients that include: Apple, American Airlines, British Airways, Del Monte, Nike, Uber and UBS, Jennifer has rocked hundreds of stages across the country with her super power combination of engaging content and contagious enthusiasm.

Her skills have been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray and she was a featured expert on ABC-TV’s My Diet is Better Than Yours. Her new book, The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo With Wisdom of the Dojo, is available on Amazon.

Regular: Petite Monterey Salmon Filet with Rice Pilaf

Vegetarian: Penne Pasta with Alfredo Sauce

Dessert: Raspberry Delight

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Register: Click Here

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