Welcome to the SJHRA Website

The San Joaquin HR Association (SJHRA) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome you to use this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated events and information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


Benefits of Membership

Our award-winning chapter provides many services, including:

  • Local networking and opportunities to get involved in chapter activities
  • Best practices roundtable discussions
  • Regular program meetings February through December
  • Annual all day conference, typically held mid-January
  • Website resources
  • Scholarships for professional development
  • Certification study group
  • Student chapter
  • Message Board
  • Job board (reduced fee for members to post)

May Lunch & Learn

Best Practices for Workplace Investigations


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Presenter

Eve P. Fitchner, Esq.

Eve P. Fitchner, Esq.

Program Goals and Objectives

Employers increasingly recognize the importance of conducting an impartial investigation of serious allegations. But the quality of these investigations varies. Some are defective and/or biased and increase the employer’s exposure to liability. Eve will review the law and practice of workplace investigations while examining and explaining the key components and best practices that make up a solid workplace investigation.

  • Receive tips for effective interviewing techniques
  • Learn best practices through actual investigation stories
  • Interactive format allows for audience questions

Who Should Attend?

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Business Managers and Supervisors
  • CEOs and Business Executives
  • Frontline Associates

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Past Event: April Lunch & Learn

Addressing Bullying, Threats, and Violence in 2015

Presenter

Vida L. Thomas

Vida L. Thomas

Vida L. Thomas, Esq., of Weintraub Tobin. Vida serves as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group. As an AV-rated attorney who has practiced employment law for over 20 years, she heads up the Firm’s workplace investigations unit. She began her career at Kronick Moskovitz as an employment litigator for seven years and then co-founded Carlsen Thomas, LLP, a boutique employment law fi rm providing top-notch workplace investigations and employee training throughout California for 13 years. Also, as the Co-Chair of the Association of Workplace Investigators (“AWI”) Committee on Best Practices, Vida helped develop AWI’s “best practices” framework for workplace investigations. Vida advises employers regarding all aspects of employment law and human resources management, serves as an expert witness in state and federal employment lawsuits, and mediates litigation and non-litigation matters.

Program Goals and Objectives

We’ve all seen the news stories about disgruntled employees who commit violent acts in the workplace. But the issue of workplace safety goes beyond these sensational headlines. Increasingly, federal, state and local laws are placing greater obligations on employers to create a safe and healthy workplace. This presentation will teach employers how to implement policies and practices that prevent bullying and violence, how to recognize signs of potential workplace violence, and provide tools for preventing violence and creating a safe workplace.

  • Understanding applicable laws
  • Implementing effective policies
  • Recognizing signs of potential workplace violence
  • Steps to take when violence occurs