News from Staff:
Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber of commerce in the Coachella Valley which excels in a variety of networking events, unmatched special events, leadership opportunities such as committee meetings and the ambassador program, member to member referrals, unique promotions and publications such as The Gem and Discover Indio, exposure for small business – namely www.gcvcc.org and many more features which impact economic development and drive growth in the valley.
The Chamber launched an educational series on the last Wednesday morning of the month* over hot coffee and breakfast. The presentations will be topical or relevant and have an impact on the majority of businesses. The sessions will also be interactive and professionals and emerging professionals can register at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the links below.
For the April event, we will cover making sense of employment laws of 2017 with Jim McDonald:
About the Presentation:
“New Employment Laws That Will Keep You Up At Night”
The California Legislature has been very busy churning out new employment laws. This presentation will address the effects of the newly increased minimum wage, the new “fair pay” laws, and the status of the increase in salary threshold for overtime exemptions. It will also address court rulings on required seats for employees and proper payment of commissioned and piece-rate workers. Also addressed will be proposed legislation this year that would expand “baby-bonding” leave, would require employers to offer more hours to part-time workers before hiring more employees, and prohibiting asking job applicants about their criminal history.
About the Speaker:
James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is managing partner of the Irvine, California office of the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP. He has represented and defended California employers for more than 25 years. He is the author of the California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society for Human Resource Management. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and he holds the SHRM-SCP certification as well. He also teaches employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine. He received his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” since 2007. He may be reached at (949) 851-2424 or email@example.com.
MARCH 29: MARKETING/BRANDING YOUR BUSINESS
APRIL 26: NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS OF 2017 RSVP
MAY 31: LEARN QUICKBOOKS – Brought to you by Cal CPA and Senator Jeff Stone’s Office RSVP
JUNE 21: LOANS TO START OR GROW YOUR BUSINESS – EXPERT PANEL RSVP
- Delicious breakfast and hot coffee
- Speakers on relevant topics
- Take new information back to your office/make important changes
- Increase your sphere of influence by networking
- Self Introductions for all
- Roundtable discussions and brainstorming ideas
- New members and emerging leaders
GCVCC’s Sunrise Speaker Series
Held on the last Wednesday of each month*
7:30 am Check in and Early-bird Networking
7:45 am Speaker Presentation Begins, Q & A
All Self Introductions
Heritage Palms Golf Course: 44291 Heritage Palms Drive, Indio, CA 92201 – Easy access for all from Fred Waring Drive.
Must RSVP the day before by noon (our host needs a head count to prepare plentiful coffee, breakfast and seats)
*June is bumped up one week to June 21 instead of June 28th due to The Chamber’s annual Installation & Business Awards Dinner being on June 27, 2017.