How to Comply with the New Workplace Violence Prevention Law (SB 553)

Preparing processes, procedures, and technologies 

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Thursday, March 14 @ 9:30AM PT


On July 1, 2024 Senate Bill 553 will go into effect. In short, this bill will require most employers with 10 or more employees in CA to:
  • Adopt an effective workplace violence prevention plan as part of their Cal/OSHA Injury Illness Prevention Plan
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  • Maintain a violent incident log for every incident of workplace violence, according to specific requirements
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  • Provide training to their employees and updated training when new workplace hazards are discovered
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  • Maintain records of any threats or incidents of violence at the workplace and investigations performed
As the date quickly approaches it’s time for HR, Legal, and Security & Safety teams to come together to make sure all requirements are being fulfilled. 

During this webinar we bring together experts in these professions to discuss:
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  • What is “workplace violence”?
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  • What does a compliant workplace violence prevention plan entail? Who should have a seat at the table for creation and implementation? How will you know if your plan is “effective”?
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  • Maintaining records of any threats or incidents of violence at the workplace and investigations performed
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  • Operationalizing the “violent incident log” requirements 
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  • Next steps and best practices in becoming compliant with the new law
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  • How to work across teams to get everything needed and make sure all your ducks are in a row


Chandler Bondan
Chandler Bondan

Chief People Officer, BuzzFeed

As BuzzFeed, Inc.'s Chief People Officer, Chandler manages a diverse team across the organization, and oversees all strategic initiatives related to organizational planning, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, labor relations, learning and development, performance management, information technology, cybersecurity, facilities, security and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Nisha Verma
Nisha Verma
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Nisha leads Dorsey’s California Labor & Employment group. She believes that a peaceful and productive employment relationship is always worth striving for, but understands those relationships can feel increasingly dysfunctional today, in the face of changing societal expectations of organizations, frivolous complaints, and abuse of California’s wage and hour regulations by the plaintiff’s bar. She works with her clients every day to manage through these challenges from a balanced perspective that keeps the organization’s goals and unique value proposition at the forefront. To that end, Nisha is always looking for the most innovative and efficient ways to provide solutions in response to her clients’ labor and employment needs.  
Prior to re-joining Dorsey’s Labor & Employment Group, Nisha served as Senior Legal Counsel at a multistate healthcare employer, where she implemented solutions to wide array of labor and employment matters, handled healthcare and government contract negotiation and dispute resolution, and obtained certifications as a compliance and privacy officer. 

Scott Goldsmith
Scott Goldsmith
SVP, General Counsel, HiveWatch

Scott Goldsmith is SVP & General Counsel at HiveWatch. Prior to HiveWatch, Scott was a partner at two international law firms, where he helped businesses navigate relationships with their customers, employees, and vendors, including in the areas of privacy, security, marketing, dispute resolution, and regulatory enforcement. Scott was formerly a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego, where he prosecuted violent felonies and economic crimes. Scott received his J.D. from the University of San Diego and a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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Ryan Schonfeld

Founder & CEO, HiveWatch

Ryan Schonfeld is the Founder & CEO of HiveWatch, a security technology company reimagining how companies keep their people and assets safe. With past experience as a security consultant, law enforcement officer and an end user at a Fortune 500 organization, Ryan recognized the need for security leaders to be more aware, connected, proactive, and informed. HiveWatch helps do just that. 

Steve Hernandez
Steve Hernandez

CEO, The North Group

Steve is also a veteran with extensive experience in both military operations and law enforcement. At Steve's core, his mission is to make the world a safer place, leading his team with thought, empathy, and a results-driven mindset.

Steve's expertise in the security industry makes him a sought-after subject matter expert. His track record of performance has led to numerous invitations to speak at conferences and participate in panel discussions across the country.

Through his speaking engagements, Steve shares his wealth of knowledge and insights, contributing to the development of new standards within the security industry. Steve serves on the Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP), actively shaping the future of the field.

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