PIHRA District 1





Wednesday October 17, 2012

from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM PDT

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

633 West 5th Street, 4th Floor
4th and Hope
(U.S. Bank Tower or Formerly Library Tower)
Los Angeles, CA 90071


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The best place to park is the CitiNational Plaza parking, it is the same structure the Ketchum YMCA is located in and the rate is $5.00 for the first 3 hours. 

The alternative would be the US Bank tower parking (the building we are located in) and the rate is $6.00 for the first 2 hours.  



Tamara Devitt

Tamara Devitt is the Los Angeles Regional Managing Partner for Fisher & Phillips, LLP. Her practice focuses on representing employers against claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices and wage and hour related issues, including class actions and complex litigation. Tamara represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tamara advises and counsels employers regarding various aspects of the employment process, including hiring, discipline and termination practices, developing personnel policies and procedures and drafting employment agreements. Tamara regularly conducts management training and lectures on labor and employment issues. Prior to joining the firm, Tamara held positions in human resources for nine years in the publishing industry.


Sheldon Blumling


Sheldon Blumling is a Partner for Fisher & Phillips,  LLP and a member of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group. He advises clients with respect to all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and other welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, severance plans and equity-based compensation plans.

He also advises employers on compliance issues involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and all types of federal and state employment taxes, and he has had extensive experience advising clients on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Sheldon joined the firm in its Atlanta office in 1998, and then rejoined the firm in its Irvine office in 2003 after practicing in the tax and employee benefits groups at a full-service, international law firm for four years. While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review. Sheldon has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009.



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 Top 5 Hot Topics for the HR Practitioner in 2013


The Latest Healthcare Reform Update

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 

Registration- 8:00am

Program- 8:30am-10:30am


Top Five Hot Topics for the HR Practitioner for 2013

Presented by Tamara I. Devitt, Esq., Regional Managing Partner Los Angeles, Fisher & Phillips LLP


This program will provide an update on hot topics human resources practitioners can expect to face in 2013.  This program is designed to educate and inform human resources practitioners about relevant developments for businesses in this challenging and seemingly ever-changing economic environment. 
This program will discuss the forecast on topics such as:
1)    Overview of new laws for 2013
2)    New standards for religious discrimination/accommodation in California
3)    Update on social media in the workplace
4)    Recent developments in disability discrimination laws
5)    Review of common wage and hour issues – old and new – faced by employers


Benefits Update: Healthcare Reform 

Presented by Sheldon J. Blumling, Esq., Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Laws and regulations are constantly changing and healthcare reform is now adding to the mix.  This program will cover the latest updates on healthcare reform and other aspects of employee benefits, including various compliance issues for HR professionals.

  • Latest updates on the healthcare reform law
  • Update on employee benefits legislation and case law.                                
  • Most challenging compliance issues for the HR professional.


HRCI credit will be offered The final information will be available after the event


COST (Includes Breakfast):

PIHRA Members who Pre-Register before Tuesday, 10/16 at 3pm

$60.00  PIHRA Members who do not Pre-Register

$55.00 Non-PIHRA Members who Pre-Register before Tuesday, 10/16 at 3pm

$65.00 Non-PIHRA Members who do not Pre-Register 

$35.00 PIHRA Members who are In-Transition who Pre-Register before Tuesday. 10/16 at 3pm

$45.00 PIHRA Members who are In-Transition who do not Pre-Register

$25.00 University Students 



***Registrants who do not attend will be billed as the meals are pre-paid 2 days in advance.




If you have any questions pertaining or not pertaining to this event, please contact Michelle Arevalo, PIHRA District One Vice-Chair at (818) 486-2792.