UPDATED RSVP Policy:  Please e-mail membership@smhra.net and indicate number of attendees, names and method of payment.

RSVP’s are required no later than the Monday before the luncheon.  All “yes” RSVP’s must be paid regardless of attendance (New catering policies at the Santa Maria Inn).

PayPal payments should be made at the time of RSVP (or within 24 hours) and in advance of the meetings.   Cash and checks will still be accepted at the door.  Checks by mail in advance of the meeting to the PO Box are also welcome: SMHRA P.O. Box 130 Santa Maria, CA 93456

Luncheon Fee:  $20.00 for SMHRA members, $25.00 for non-members

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, October 26th Title: With religious discrimination claims on the rise, are you prepared?

Date: Wednesday, October 26th (fourth Wednesday of October)

Topic: With religious discrimination claims on the rise, are you prepared? 

Time: from 11:45am-1:15pm 

Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members Location: The Historic Santa Maria Inn

Speaker: Karen O’Neil

kao2016-233x300  Karen O’Neil is a principal and chair of Kirk & Simas’ Civil Litigation and Employment Law Department. Karen holds over 15 years of employer-side transactional and litigation experience, serving across a diverse range of industries as counsel to the region’s leading large and small scale enterprises. Karen also has extensive experience in the areas of Municipal and Public Agency Law, with a niche emphasis advising and representing public cemetery districts throughout the state.

Karen is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and conducts independent workplace investigations. A recognized speaker, Karen presents extensively throughout the central coast at educational and training seminars and employment group conferences on employment law topics as well as at local and state conferences for cemetery districts.

Summary: This presentation will address updates in the law and legal trends regarding religious discrimination and how to respond to requests for religious accommodations


Luncheon Fee: $20.00 for SMHRA members, $25.00 for non-members
Please indicate payment method in RSVP email. Payment by cash or check may be made at the door or by credit card via PayPal online at www.smhra.net within 24 hours of email RSVP.