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ASCE OC YMF Halloween Bar Crawl 2017

By Nestor Godinez, P.E. The ASCE Orange County Younger Member Forum hosts General Meetings every month as a casual opportunity for attendees to get to know each other and network. For October OC YMF hosted the popular Halloween costume bar crawl in Downtown Fullerton on Friday, October 20th. 

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President's Message - Balance is the Key to Long-Term Happiness and Success

By Jeff Braun, P.E. Balance is the key to long-term happiness and success. The balance that immediately comes to most adults minds is the work-life balance. While this is important, it is not the balance I’m addressing in this message.  We all recognize the drive and hunger in our most successful role models and peers. They appear to never be satisfied with their current state, always looking for opportunities to learn more skills, become more efficient, and design and construct amazing projects to improve our built environment. We may hold these successful and motivated engineers in high regard for advancing our profession, but we must also take time to recognize our own achievements.

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ASCE OC YMF Mentorship Program Kick-Off Event

By Marlo Maynigo, E.I.T. The 2017-2018 ASCE OC Mentorship Program kicked off in excellent fashion on October 12, 2017.  Fourteen protégés were paired with fourteen mentors that spanned many different disciplines under civil engineering, such as structural, transportation, environmental, and water resources. 

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Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) - Leaders' Forum

The Orange County Engineering Council is proud to announce our upcoming 2017 Leaders' Forum Please join us as we discuss sustainability in a broad range of engineering disciplines through a panel session with key experts in their respective fields. The purpose of this year’s Leaders’ Forum is to address cross-disciplinary sustainability opportunities in Aerospace, Transportation, Architectural, Computer, and Environmental Engineering; and to explore related collaboration avenues within Southern California for local companies, universities, professional societies, government agencies and the OCEC.  Now Featuring ASCE's own Elizabeth Ruedas!

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Law and CE News - New California Hiring Laws

By Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown amended Labor Code section 432.3 to prevent questions about an applicant’s salary history. The ostensible purpose is to prevent the perpetuation of discrimination based on race or gender in pay and to push employers to offer salaries based on market value.   The new law therefore prohibits all Californian employers, including state and local governments, from seeking information about an applicant’s prior salary, compensation, or benefits. This means employers cannot ask for an applicant’s prior salary or use information about an applicant’s such salary in the hiring process. While the law does not prohibit an applicant from voluntarily disclosing salary history or related information, the employer may not consider or rely on that voluntary disclosure in determining salary or whether to make an offer.   

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