February 2019 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2019-02-25
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel

February Chapter Meeting

A panel of experts discusses the new Dynamex decision and
how it will affect our businesses

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Monday, February 25, 2019
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM 

Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035

Dynamex Panel

Join us for a panel discussion about the landmark California Supreme Court decision known as Dynamex, which has changed the state’s criteria for classifying workers as subcontractors. We’ll be joined by an employment rights attorney, a CPA, and two HR experts from Paychex Inc. Panelists will discuss what you need to know in regards to determining if someone is a W-2 (employee) versus 1099 (subcontractor), and what your responsibilities are as the employer of either. This is a MUST attend for small business owners and subcontractors!

Panelists:
Fred Duenas, CPA & Real Estate Broker
Debra A. Lauzon, Employment Rights Attorney
Bekky S. Miyahira, HR Consultant for Paychex Inc.
Andrew J. Sieber, HR Services District Manager for Paychex Inc.


Fred Duenas
CPA & Real Estate Broker

Independent CA Certified Public Accountant and independent real estate broker. As a CPA I work principally in income tax preparation and some representation before the Internal Revenue. Most of my career was with California State Board of Equalization. The Department is now known as California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). Retired from the Board in December 2014 after more than 40 years of service.


Debra A. Lauzon
Employment Rights Attorney

In 1988, Debra A. Lauzon was admitted to practice law in California. In 1996, Ms. Lauzon formed a partnership with Jane K. Euler known as Lauzon & Euler, LLP where her practice was 90% or more employee focused employment litigation. Ms. Lauzon has represented thousands of employees in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing and wrongful termination; obtaining millions of dollars on behalf of her clients over the years. In August 2016, Ms. Lauzon began her own solo practice where she continues to represent employees in employment litigation matters as well as severance package reviews and counseling on separations of employment. Ms. Lauzon is dedicated to her clients and her community. She was the founding Chair of the Women in Business Committee and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year and Woman of the Year by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce; she has also received Certificates of Commendation by the State Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives for her Community Service and Leadership on four occasions. In addition to a busy law practice and volunteer work, Ms. Lauzon is most proud to be the Mom of three amazing young women, and wife to a wonderful, supportive husband.

Bekky S. Miyahira
HR Consultant for Paychex Inc. 

I have been in Human Resources for 25+ years and have my SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.  I started my career in HR with the Target Corp. where I was an Executive Team Relations Leader for 12 ½ years.  I then touched on my entrepreneurial talents and went into Real Estate and Mortgage and was a partner of a branch in Temecula.  I returned to HR as the Director of Human Resources for a premium retailer for Verizon where we had 330 stores nationwide.  I started my career in 2012 with Paychex as an HRG, servicing over 80 clients and am now the Regional HR Services Consultant partnering with the sales team.  My passion is to educate employers to help them make good HR/employment relations decisions to protect their business through training, compliance and helping to create a good working environment.

Andrew J. Sieber
HR Services District Sales Manager for Paychex Inc.

A 3rd generation small business owner I was initially a high school teacher and baseball coach, left to actually make money and provide for my family so I went into the medical sales world and after 3 different stops, ended up opening my own business focusing on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) with a focus on newly diagnosed spinal cord injury patients.  With healthcare reform, realized I couldn’t compete so I came to Paychex and for the past 5 years been consulting/supporting other small business owners to avoid the numerous mistakes I made and help them focus on growth.

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  

Level 1 & Visitors $15 • Valet Parking Only - $12


Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035

Enter this month's Opportunity Drawing for a great meeting with Tanisha Porter and learn how to build your business!

Becoming a professional organizer is a career after Tanisha’s own heart.  Organizing has been a passion of hers since she was a young child and a skill that comes as second nature to her.  Pair her organizing skills with her intense desire to serve people and Tanisha’s dream career is born.   In addition to working with clients on their organization projects, she has also developed & teaches several organizing workshops at local community colleges, faith based institutions, and community centers across Southern California.  Her signature event MasterSASS with Tanisha Porter is a Sort & Sip hands-on organizing workshop that erases the dread of decluttering & organizing with the infusion of good food, drinks, and socializing.  This combination is a sure fire way to get the DIY results you desire.

Tanisha has been a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) since 2014 and currently serve on the Board of Directors as President in the Los Angeles Chapter (NAPO-LA).

Her motto:  No judgement allowed in the work space!  I am not here to judge, I am here to help!

How did Tanisha know she was a Natural Born Organizer?

  • When she re-organized her bedroom as a child multiple times a year,
  • When she organized her parents’ pantry during Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks (Elementary through College),
  • When she volunteered to help her 6th grade teacher organize her classroom during lunch and after school,
  • When everyday life activities seem normal to her but seem uber-organized to others,
  • When clutter &/or an organization project seems overwhelming for most people EXCEPT her.  It becomes motivation to be productive,
  • When she is constantly thinking of creative ways to be more efficient and organized to make life less stressful.

Remember:  Being organized doesn’t mean your space will/has to be perfect at ALL times.  What it does, is makes maintaining your space measurably easier and less time consuming.

Organization is NOT perfection!  Its simply…efficient!

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  

Level 1 & Visitors $15 • Valet Parking Only - $12


Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035


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