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Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

  • September 05, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless
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Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

After presenting a popular program last year, attorney Brian Farrington is returning to offer another interactive case study.  In this program he will explore best practices and share insights on how to manage mental health issues in the workplace.  

        About the speaker:

Brian T. Farrington is an Attorney, Shareholder and Section Head of the Cowles & Thompson, P.C. Employment Law Practice Group.  His practice consists of transactional work advising and representing management concerning employment law.  Principal practice areas are Fair Labor Standards Act and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.  Also, Texas Workforce Commission unemployment eligibility, government contracts labor standards (Davis Bacon Act, Service Contract Act), OSHA 11(c), and state wage payment laws.

During Mr. Farrington’s career, he has represented hundreds of employers in investigations conducted by U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division under FLSA.  He has prepared dozens of position statements annually in response to EEOC/state discrimination and harassment charges.  He has additional experience in responding to complaints under OSHA 11(c), state wage payment laws.  Mr. Farrington has also engaged as an expert witness in more than 50 cases in federal and state court.  In the 1980’s, he was an Investigator/Compliance Officer in Chicago and later promoted to Assistant District Director in the Dallas Office of Wage-Hour where he supervised over 5,000 investigations.  Mr. Farrington is noted for his exceptional ability as a speaker and trainer.  He has taught sessions on the FLSA for the State Bar of Texas and Arkansas, and for the Dallas Bar Association.  He has addressed groups such as the Society of Human Resource Management, the Texas Payroll Conference, attendees at AADP's "Meeting of the Minds" national conference, Ceridian Corporation's "Insights" national conference, local chapters of the Human Resources Associations, American Payroll Association, American Compensation Association, and many others.

Mr. Farrington is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.  He received his B.A. summa cum laude degree in 1973 from the University of Dallas and his M.A., degree in 1974 from the University of Chicago.  He received his J.D. degree in 1994 from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.  He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

This program is pending 1.00 recertification credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through HRCI and 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM.


Mid-Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality or the program.  It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

All online reservations are due by NOON on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.

We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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