California HR Bootcamp

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
Obtain tools for navigating the complex California employment landscape and learn practical skills for reducing liability.

This training session is designed for companies headquartered outside of California with in-state operations and for those just entering the California HR arena. We visit some of California's complex and often confusing employment laws, including danger zones where HR professionals nee d to be savvy. We exercise your brain and tone your HR muscles so that you’re able to recognize issues that can present risks to your organization in California.

Learning Objectives:

  • Key elements of California wage and hour law: timekeeping, meal and rest periods, make-up time, final wages, etc.
  • Exempt and nonexempt employee classifications and how California's rules differ from federal guidelines.
  • Leave administration: California's unique laws, pregnancy disability leave, California Family Rights Act, bone marrow/organ donation, military spousal leave and children's school leave, etc.
  • Harassment and discrimination: a primer on California's protected categories and unique procedures for handling complaints.
  • Employee benefits regulations: vacation, sick, paid time off and kin care, etc.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Lauraine Bifulco


Two themes are woven throughout Lauraine Bifulco's diverse career: a passion for a job well done and a zest for continual learning and improvement.  Lauraine infuses Vantaggio HR with these qualities every day. When she founded the firm in 1994, Lauraine combined her rare talent in understanding what a client needs and her gift of business foresight to create a company that can service the HR and management consulting needs of small and large companies equally well.  Today, Vantaggio serves clients across the country from their offices in California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York. 

Her Career experience helps employers realize their HR goals and adapt to the shifting HR landscape.  Lauraine is a veteran HR executive and entrepreneur with 25 years of international, corporate, and consulting experience. Her bold career has taken her to employment and business opportunities in Europe and multiple U.S. cities. She serves as co-chair of the California Small Business Administration's committee on Labor Issues which reviews and makes recommendations on pending labor/employment laws, keeping her abreast of legal developments.                                                                            

Delivering over 30 presentations and webinars each year, Lauraine is a well-respected, and highly sought after guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of business management and HR-related topics for both state and national organizations including Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), American Payroll Association (APA), Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA), Paylocity annual Elevate Conference, and HR Star Conference to name a few. She has been invited to review, develop, and deliver certificate programs for SHRM, and has developed and delivered curriculum for businesses throughout the U.S.                                                                   

Lauraine received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and conducted graduate level studies in linguistics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Additional Fee & Registration Required
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Session Type: 
Preconference Workshop
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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