To prepare for open enrollment, health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018. In addition, health plan sponsors should make sure that open enrollment packages include certain participant notices. This Compliance Overview includes an open enrollment checklist for the 2018 plan year.

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Is racism sufficient cause to fire someone from their job?

In the wake of the August 12 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which three were killed and dozens injured, that's the question buzzing in the brains of employers all over the country.

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Complimentary Employment Law Seminar:
Social Media, Marijuana, and Privacy: How Your Employees' Off-Duty Conduct Can Affect Your Business
Every employee has a life outside the office. While employers have little control over what employees do on their own time, changes in the law, politics, and social media are forcing employers to consider whether they should become involved, and if so, whether they are permitted to do so and how. What happens when an employer believes an employee's off-duty activities affect, conflict with, or interfere with the employee's performance or the company's policies?

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, Hoge Fenton's Employment Law Team can help you respond to your employees' off-duty conduct in a consistent, fair, and legal manner. Join us for an interactive discussion about social media, the legalization of marijuana in California, the distinction between private and public activities, and employers' rights and obligations with respect to these issues.

There are 2 dates available:
Pleasenton -  September 27th
Registration/Breakfast: 7:45am - 8:00am
Program Time: 8:00am - 10:45am
Location: Four Points Sheraton
5115 Hopyard Rd. 
Pleasanton, CA 94588
San Jose - September 28th
Registration/Breakfast: 7:45am - 8:00am
Program Time: 8:00am - 10:45am
Location: Hoge Fenton San Jose Office
60 S. Market St 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
This seminar is complimentary to ExpertQuote clients. Registration includes program materials, 2.5 hours of MCLE / CPE, and a continental breakfast. This program has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 2.5 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).

Hoge Fenton is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

If you are interested in attending, please mention that you are an ExpertQuote client and kindly send an email to Jatinder Kaur at who will be happy to reserve your spot.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us at Or call us at 408-953-1000 .




The ExpertQuote Team.