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HR Boot Camp: Ministry HR and Legal Training

Church HR and legal training for ministry

HR Boot Camp – A Must For All Ministries

Need a refresher on church HR and legal training? Muster your team and get the quick and dirty details on the latest in ministry-focused best practices for human resources. Join us to become a lean, mean HR machine!

HR Boot Camp, presented by ChurchWest Insurance Services, will take place in October and November 2017 at six locations across California. There’s sure to be one near your church.

This event is an important training day, only held once a year, that covers the biggest HR and operations risks faced by ministries in California.

Most churches find out about their church HR and legal training issues through litigation. By then it’s too late; the damage is done! Start defending your ministry right now by attending this event. We’ll cover church-related HR and operations risks – the type of risks that are exclusively faced by churches just like yours.

Our expert church HR and legal training speakers will help you mold your HR and operations department into a well-prepared force.

HR Boot Camp 2016If it’s been a while since your HR team has gotten together with an expert to navigate your ministry’s HR pain points then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to brush up on and strengthen your HR knowledge.

HR Boot Camp Ticket Cost

Parking, lunch and all educational materials included in ticket price.

Single Ticket: $18 per person
Group Ticket: $14 per person (for groups of 10 or more)

(Don’t worry. Our educational seminars are never sales events and they are open to all.)

HR Boot Camp Locations & Registration

October 10, 2017 – College Avenue Baptist Church, San Diego – Get Tickets

October 11, 2017 – Harvest Church, Riverside – Get Tickets

October 12, 2017 – Shepherd Church, Porter Ranch – Get Tickets

November 7, 2017 – First Presbyterian, Fresno – Get Tickets

November 8, 2017 – First Baptist, Stockton – Get Tickets

November 9, 2017 – Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, Mountain View – Get Tickets

Questions about registration? Please contact events@churchwest.com for assistance.

HR Boot Camp Schedule:

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. … Check-in, Registration & Donuts* (Event starts at 9:30 a.m.)

9:30 a.m. … Open, Introductions & Morning Session Start*

12:00 p.m. … Working Lunch*

1:00 p.m. … Afternoon Session Start*

3:30 p.m. … Close & Additional Q+A*

*Schedule subject to change. We will make every effort to avoid changes.

About the HR Boot Camp Sessions

Morning Session: Keeping Your Ministry Effective in the Shadow of California HR Law

  • What’s going on with case law regarding the update on the final overtime rule?
  • What about ministerial exceptions?
  • What happened to U.S. DoL guidance memos on ‘joint employer liability’ and ‘independent contractor classification’?  As the State of California continues to BROADEN the definition of the employee/employer relationship, how should California churches respond to the State & Federal Guidelines?
  • Can you require your employee to attend church?  Can you require them to attend YOUR church?  How about tithing?
  • And more …

Lunch Session: Understanding Work Comp Rates: Good news … work comp rates are dropping. Bad news … expect your premiums to increase.  Understand the all new rules relating to workers compensation and how your church can manage the new landscape.

Afternoon Session: Church Administration and Operations: Ready to examine the biggest HR challenges of 2017? We’ll dive into all that’s changed over the last year and learn what may be on the HR horizon for 2018. In addition, you’ll learn how exempt/non-exempt and  ministerial exemptions and exceptions really play out in the workplace.

  • CA sick leave law updated for 2018
  • Review of 2017/18 minimum wage requirements
  • Vacation accruals
  • Church operations … who’s exempt & who’s non-exempt? What about ministerial exceptions?
  • Whats new for 2018 – legislation to watch:
    • • AB 5 – Mandates offering additional hours to existing part-time employees
    • • AB 1008 – Changes protocols for employers and criminal history backgrounds
    • • SB 62 – Changes CFRA to not run concurrently with FMLA 24 weeks instead of 12 total
    • • AB 168 – Prohibits employers from inquiring about applicant salary history
    • • SB 524 – Partial defense for reliance on DSLE opinion, etc.

*Sessions subject to change. We will make every effort to avoid changes.

About the HR Boot Camp Speakers

Robert W. Brockman, Partner, Daley & Heft, LLP

Robert W. Brockman, Jr. focuses his practice on the areas of personal injury, employment, elder abuse, and business disputes. He has extensive experience in representing religious institutions, public entities, non-profit, as well as for-profit institutions and nursing homes in all phases of litigation. Over thirty years, Mr. Brockman has successfully tried a wide variety of cases in the federal and state courts.

Mr. Brockman has lectured extensively on topics including risk management for religious entities, public entity defense, tort claims, employment, and elder abuse issues for insurance groups, risk managers and attorneys. Mr. Brockman is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Mr. Brockman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from John Carroll University before receiving his MBA, with a concentration in finance, from Xavier University. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Brockman worked in human resources and labor relations for a national manufacturing corporation. In 1985, Mr. Brockman received his J.D. from the California Western School of Law, and was admitted to the practice of law in California. Mr. Brockman is an “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer” and has been awarded the distinction of being recognized as a “San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer”.

Leslie DeMattia, President, DeMattia Consulting

Leslie DeMattia has extensive experience in the law enforcement, civilian security, and human resources fields. Ms. DeMattia has devoted her experience to churches in the hopes of furthering the kingdom through training ministry leaders to better support the infrastructure of churches so they, too, can further the kingdom.

Ms. DeMattia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is a retired peace officer with extensive law enforcement, civilian security, and human resources training. Ms. DeMattia has spent the past 15 years in operati­ons, including all aspects of human resources, at Ventura Missionary Church, Inc.  In addition, she has dealt extensively with the non-profit and for-profit industries. Ms. DeMattia has comprehensive training in Wage and Hour law, has authored multiple employee handbooks and Injury and Illness Prevention Plans (IIPP), and has hours of training in ADA and FEHA.

Ms. DeMattia is a seasoned operational professional and benefits administrator and has a passion for personnel management and all aspects of human resources. Ms. DeMattia has lectured frequently on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” “Hiring for HR,” “Best Practices,” “Consistent Leadership,” “All Hazard Response,” “Performance Management,” “Wage and Hour Law,” and “Crisis Management,” and “Violence Workplace Prevention.”

Charlie Cutler, Managing Partner, ChurchWest Insurance Services

Charlie CutlerCharlie Cutler’s work focuses on keeping ministries effective so they can further the Kingdom – especially when it comes to church HR and legal training. His approach is simple … understand ministries, analyze their risk, provide every resource possible, prevent claims without preventing ministry, and find the best insurance value for the church. He uses his relationships with ministry leaders across California, Arizona and Nevada to help ministries connect, share best practices and stay effective.