hrccEach month, the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast holds professional development meetings to discuss labor relations, legislation, cutting edge strategic planning options, and employer resources critical to the success of doing business on the Central Coast.

This month’s topic will be on “Spare the Rod, Spoilt the Employee- Effective Workplace Discipline.” Have you ever been interested or curious on the best methods and procedures for implementing effective disciplinary action? If so, Karen Gabler will have an informative presentation on the proper methods for practical workplace discipline.

Karen collaborates with her clients to develop proactive strategies designed to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes. She serves as an external human resources consultant for numerous businesses, providing counsel to management and conducting training programs for both management and employees. Karen performs internal audits of clients’ employment practices to ensure strategic compliance with current laws, and guides client investigations of employee allegations regarding harassment, discrimination, and employee theft or other misconduct.

A frequent speaker on employment law topics, Karen regularly conducts seminars and training programs for managers and employees in all areas of employment practices and policies. She is the founder and host of the HR Management Strategy Roundtable, a twice-monthly seminar for clients and businesspersons to provide information on workplace employment strategies.

Karen has served as an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she taught classes in employment law, employment law advice and counsel, and employment law litigation. She has authored numerous articles on employment law topics for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, Workplace Violence Reporter, Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County Impact, Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Advocate and Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Business News. She has been interviewed as an expert on employment law topics by the Ventura County Star, the Pacific Coast Business Times and Workforce: HR Trends & Tools for Business Results.

The HRCC July professional development meeting will host speaker Karen Gabler. She will present “Spare the Rod, Spoilt the Employee- Effective Workplace Discipline” on Tuesday, Aug. 12th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Madonna Inn. RSVP at