2021 Event Schedule
COVID-19 Relief Bill- The Impact on FSA's
January 14th, 10:00-11:00 am
2021 Legislative & Compliance Update
January 28th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual HR Leaders Compliance Summit
Over the course of this virtual summit, attendees will hear from subject matter experts that specialize in various HR-related disciplines and will cover topics including:
- The New Presidential Administration’s Priorities Impacting HR
- Leading During Times of Change and Uncertainty
- Best Practices for Managing a Remote Workforce
- ADA Compliant Websites for Employers
- Benefits Compliance in 2021: Preparing for the Year Ahead
Managing Your Business in the New Work Reality
February 18th 10:00-11:30 am
Now is the time to consider how to make your workplace function at its best. What aspects of your culture and operations need to adapt, how those adaptations will be implemented, and what changes may stay with us after the worst of the crisis passes. Good or bad, the habits and norms you create now will shape your organization and its culture for years to come. Join us as we provide tips on how best to manage your business in the new work reality.
Virtual HR West
What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
March 25th 10:00 – 11:00 am
Join us for a complimentary webinar where we will examine the compliance implications of the American Rescue Plan Act on employers, benefit plans, and employees. We will discuss COBRA subsidies, increased dependent care assistance, the extension and increase of FFCRA, and more!
Navigating Difficult LOA Issues in 2021
April 20th 10:00-11:30 am
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the workplace, causing employers to deal with a wave of medical leaves and a shift to virtual workplace. As a result, employers face a host of compliance issues in navigating leave and accommodation issues. Join us as we discuss and provide guidance on the most difficult leave and accommodations scenarios that employers will have to navigate in 2021.
How to Support Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace
May 18th 10:00-11:30 am
As an employer, it is imperative that you take the proper measures to help your employees stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Join us as we discuss the measures HR leaders are taking to prioritize mental wellness alongside health and safety, and the importance of keeping employees connected and engaged during this time.
Return to Work Monterey Bay: Navigating the COVID Era Workplace
June 16, 2021 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Whether or not you are back to work or preparing for the return to office, COVID has tasked employers and leaders with tough challenges and some new opportunities.
Join HR.com and Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA) Santa Cruz Chapter on Wednesday, June 16th for a lively discussion on return to work featuring guest speaker Christine Petrocelli, Founder and CEO of Progressive Benefits Group. This session is meant for HR professionals and business leaders at all levels.
Join early or stay late to connect and network with others.
Discussion topics include:
- Specific considerations and solutions for Santa Cruz and Monterey County employers
- Ideas on how to encourage people to come back into the office
- What’s the best course if an employee doesn’t want to come back?
- What should an employer consider when deciding to/not to have the vaccine as a condition of employment
- How to track vaccinations amongst employees without breaching HIPPA or ACA protections
- And more!
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Networking
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Presentation featuring Christine Petrocelli
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Closing remarks + Networking
How to Successfully Recruit and Retain Top Talent in 2021
June 24th 10:00-11:30 am
This presentation will deliver attendees tangible solutions to enhance your employee’s experience and attract top talent. Walk away with ideas to meet your employee’s where they are through benefits, training, wellness, time-off and more.
HR Liabilities & Compliance Traps
July 20th 10:00-11:30 am
HR compliance is essential for any organization to be successful in today’s legal environment. But achieving and maintaining compliance can be difficult for organizations that do not recognize the challenges and develop an effective strategy to meet them. Join us as we discuss the top compliance issues every HR leader should be aware of and the steps to take to mitigate your organization’s risk.
COVID-19: Ongoing Considerations for Employers
September 21st 10:00 am – 11:30 am
- Testing Requirements
- Quarantine Guidelines
- Vaccinations Requirements
- Tax Credits
- COBRA Subsidy
PBG’s 9th Annual Benefit Symposium
- 11:30-2:30 Symposium
- 2:30 – 4:30 Hosted Reception
San Jose Improv
62 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113
PBG’s signature event will deliver an experience to remember!
“Laughter is the Best Medicine”
Starring Kay Francis
Motivational Humorist and this year’s Keynote Speaker
Smart organizations know that a healthy workforce is the key to reducing absenteeism and lowering healthcare costs. Join us to learn from Kay how the best healthcare “plan” involves actually making a PLAN to do all that we can to take care of ourselves; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.