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2020 MCHRA Employment Law Conference

  • January 15, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Texas Star, Euless, TX
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  • Host Chapter Members include members of FWHRMA or North Texas SHRM
  • Host Chapter Members include members of FWHRMA or North Texas SHRM
  • Seating not guaranteed

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13th Annual MCHRA Employment Law Conference

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Registration begins at 11:00 AM

Lunch and Program begins at 11:30 AM

Program ends at 5:00 PM 

Cocktail Reception continues until 5:30 PM
      Texas Star
1400 Texas Star Parkway
Euless, Texas

We welcome human resource professionals, business owners and corporate counsel with employment responsibilities to this fast-paced legal and legislative update! Attorneys from Jackson Lewis P.C. will cover the latest employment law hot topics.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.


Pay Equity in the Public Eye: Why Pay Equity Remains a Major Concern for Employers

Kathy Schatz, Principal, Jackson Lewis

Alan Tenenbaum, Sr. Consultant (Gender/Ethnicity), MERCER

Ryanne Clark, Director-Talent Acquisition, SAGE Search Partners

This session will discuss continuing concerns and the increase in scrutiny of employer compensation and pay equity.  The audience will gain key takeaways for conducting internal pay audits, the application of attorney-client privilege to audits, and other considerations.


Employment Law Hot Topics

Paul Hash, Principal, Jackson Lewis

2019 was a year of significant societal and legal change. In 2020, employers must be prepared to respond to seismic shifts in how to manage employees at a time when economic growth is perhaps more than ever becoming dependent on cultivating and retaining talent. Our session will put you on the path to compliance and keep you in the know.

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: Wage & Hour Hot Topics

Bill Davis, Principal, Jackson Lewis

Employers continue to struggle with the FLSA – an outdated law passed in 1938.  With thousands of jobs that did not exist in 1938, evaluating exempt status can be challenging.  Pay plans that make sense in today’s competitive environment face challenges in court and with the Department of Labor in its robust enforcement efforts. 


Ageism in the Workplace

Mike Deponte, Principal, Jackson Lewis

Today's older workers are better educated and living longer than any previous generation. They also want to remain in the workforce longer, but discrimination and outdated assumptions are making that a tricky proposition for many experienced employees, and overt acts of ageism are only expected to get worse as the number of older workers grows. We will explore legal challenges that can arise in handling an aging workforce population.


Crisis Control:  Proactive Steps to Avoid Workplace Violence

Victor Corpuz, Principal, Jackson Lewis

Threats and incidents of workplace violence pose a difficult challenge facing employers in our workforce.   This session will explore proactive measures to prevent workplace violence and well as associated legal risks.   


Business Immigration in 2020: What have we learned from 2019?

Maggie Murphy, Principal, Jackson Lewis

2019 was a year of tough immigration compliance for employers of all sizes and in all industries. From H-1B strategies to I-9 and E-Verify compliance to DACA and TPS, this topic will review the most common types of work visas and work permits for foreign nationals in the U.S. and discuss compliance protocols that all employers should implement to protect its workforce and attract top foreign national talent.


Workplace Privacy & Data Security

Rachel Ehlers, Principal, Jackson Lewis

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to take effect on January 1, 2020.  In some ways, it will be the most expansive privacy law in the U.S.  Other states, including New Jersey, Illinois, Washington and even Texas, are following suit and have passed or are considering similar laws.  Organizations familiar with the EU’s GDPR, which became effective in May 2018, will certainly understand the implications of these laws.  We will review the CCPA and other key data privacy laws, and what companies should be doing to be compliant.


Just Say No? Not So Fast: Marijuana in the Workplace

Kristin Bauer, Principal, Jackson Lewis

Most states in the U.S. now have laws permitting the use of medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, and cannabidiol (CBD) products. In the last two years, state and federal courts have made rulings protecting employees and applicants who use marijuana products making it difficult for employers to know what is prohibited and what must be accommodated in the workplace, particularly for employers who conduct drug testing. This program will discuss the current state of marijuana laws in Texas and around the country and will provide practical advice for maintaining a drug-free workplace and conducting drug testing programs in accordance with applicable laws.

This program has been preapproved for:

4 Professional Development Credits through SHRM

4 General recertification credits through HRCI

4 CLEs through the State Bar of Texas


“The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

Presented by: Jackson Lewis P.C.

With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:

And our Gold Sponsors:


Early Bird Pricing (on or before January 3, 2020)      

MCHRA & Host Chapter Members:  $75 

All Other Guests:  $95 


January 4, 2020 through January 10, 2020
         MCHRA and Host Chapter Members: $100
All Other Guests: $120


Late registrants (if seats are available)

Members and Guests: $135



Cancellations on or before January 3, 2020 will be charged a $10.00 Administrative Fee on all refunds due.
All registered guests who cancel after January 3, 2020, will be charged the full symposium rate.

For sponsorship information, please contact Bill Langley at or call 817 368-0564

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