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    • July 10, 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless
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    2019 HR Legal Roundtable

    John Hagan with Hagan Law Group, LLC is bringing back our popular HR Legal Roundtable. Employment attorneys at different tables will talk about employment-related issues and answer questions. Attendees will choose from various topics and progress from table to table hearing about the latest legal issues and asking questions.  2.5 recertification hours through SHRM and HRCI are pending.

    Agenda

    Registration at 8:15 a.m.

    Breakfast Served from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Program Begins Promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.


    SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:


    Claudine Jackson - “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace”

    Phelps Dunbar LLP

    A board-certified labor and employment lawyer, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Claudine Jackson practices in the areas of labor and employment, workplace injuries, medical and professional liability, as well as commercial litigation. Claudine has over 20 years of litigation and trial experience and has tried employment, personal injury, and commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has represented parties in arbitration and in claims with the EEOC, Department of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Education Agency.

    In addition to litigation, Claudine focuses her practice on counseling management and human resources representatives on a range of workplace and employment law matters. She advises employers on developing and applying personnel policies, document retention policies, compensation/bonus plans and protecting their business interests through implementation and enforcement of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements. Claudine assists and serves as personal counsel for employees in negotiating employment and executive agreements, separation packages, and non-compete provisions.

    Claudine’s previous experience as in-house employment counsel for an international aviation corporation enables her to understand and translate complex labor issues to her clients. Her clients have included companies and organizations in professional services, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, video gaming, retail, transportation, and aviation industries, as well as public and private schools.

    In her community, Claudine currently serves on the board of directors for The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, including its Business Operations Committee. She has also served as a Director of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Director of the Texas Legal Services Center and, for over 10 years, as a Director of the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Private Attorney Involvement Board (formerly West Texas Legal Services). Claudine graduated from the Leadership Fort Worth Program, one of the oldest community leadership-development organizations in the nation.

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    Shannon Norris – “Navigating ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies”

    Norris Law Firm

    Shannon Norris has spent over two decades navigating the intricacies of employment law, business litigation, employee benefits, and corporate law. Business owners, executives, Human Resource professionals, and other attorneys consistently look to Shannon to resolve their complex business and employment disputes. His clientele covers a broad spectrum of employers, employees, and other professionals – from small businesses and individuals to Fortune 100 companies.

    Mr. Norris began his career in 1993 at one of the world’s largest and most distinguished law firms, where he was a member of the Labor & Employment Law Section. In 2000, Shannon started his own practice; giving him the freedom and flexibility to provide highly experienced representation at rates that are competitive with large firms. It also ensures that Shannon is available at his clients’ convenience, and that each issue receives his individual attention.

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    Rory Divin – “The Legal Risks of Retaliation in the Workplace”

    McDonald Sanders

    Rory Divin is board certified in Labor and Employment Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A shareholder and director with McDonald Sanders, he has more than 32 years of experience as a practicing attorney.

    Rory has worked with numerous clients, including large and small companies, public organizations and individuals. He has developed considerable expertise in the field of employment and labor law and has extensive counseling and trial experience representing employers in Title VII, sexual harassment, age discrimination, ADA, wrongful termination, wage and hour, trade secret, unfair competition and non-competition matters.

    During his tenure at McDonald Sanders, Rory has helped public and private employers develop effective employment policies and comply with labor and employment laws. He has also assisted employers in defending again against claims filed in state and all federal courts and before governmental agencies.

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    Rachel Hale - “Wage and Hour under FLSA”

    Hagan Law Group, LLC

    Rachel Hale focuses on labor and employment law.  For more than fifteen years she has worked as a Human Resources Professional with Texas Health Resources and American Airlines.  She is currently Of Counsel with Hagan Law Group LLC.

    She is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan School of Law where she was a member of the school's Arbitration Team and a Graduate Research Assistant, performing research in all areas of labor and employment law.

    Rachel is a certified mediator and received a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University.  This experience gives Rachel a practical perspective in the application of laws in the workplace - from hiring to firing and the relationship management that takes place in between.

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    John Hagan – “Managing Employee Leaves of Absence”

    Hagan Law Group, LLC

    John Hagan is a trial lawyer Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses primarily on employment law in the Firm's Allen office. He advises and defends corporate employers, both large and small, on employment disputes, including clients who have nonsubscribed to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act and those with unionized employees. He advises and defends corporate clients on commercial and insurance litigation issues.

    Mr. Hagan also helps employers avoid and, if possible, resolve employment disputes before they ever reach litigation. He advises clients on a wide variety of employment issues arising under both state and federal law, including issues arising under applicable collective bargaining agreements. He will review company policies, procedures and handbooks for compliance with the law, and will suggest and implement appropriate revisions. Having enforced numerous arbitration agreements, he can also advise clients whether an arbitration policy would be appropriate for their business.

    In the event litigation does arise, however, Mr. Hagan has considerable experience in both court and arbitration successfully defending employment claims. He has handled claims for discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and sexual harassment under a variety of state and federal employment laws.

    Mr. Hagan was named as a Texas SuperLawyer (Thomson Reuters) for six years in a row, 2011 - 2017.

     

    This program is pending 2.50 general credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through HRCI and 2.50 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.


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

    Guests not registered online will be considered Guest Walk-In registrations and will be charged a rate of $55.  Member Walk-In registrations will be charged the regular guest rate of $45.

    Cancellations & Payments:
    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. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.
     

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September 10, 2015 DFW Diversity Strategies Conference
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August 23, 2013 Workforce ASSET Partnership Conference 2013
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June 05, 2013 MCHRA June 2013 Meeting
May 01, 2013 MCHRA May 2013 Meeting
April 03, 2013 MCHRA April 2013 Meeting
March 06, 2013 MCHRA March 2013 Meeting
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December 05, 2012 MCHRA December Meeting
November 07, 2012 MCHRA November Meeting
October 03, 2012 MCHRA October Meeting
October 03, 2012 Ultimate Software Interactive HR Workshop
September 20, 2012 DFW Diversity Strategies Conference 2012 - Panel Discussion, Networking Event, Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
September 05, 2012 MCHRA September Meeting
August 08, 2012 Workforce ASSET Partnership Conference 2012
June 06, 2012 MCHRA June Meeting
May 02, 2012 MCHRA May Meeting
April 04, 2012 MCHRA April Meeting
March 20, 2012 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
March 07, 2012 MCHRA March Meeting
February 01, 2012 MCHRA February Meeting
January 25, 2012 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 07, 2011 MCHRA December Meeting
November 02, 2011 MCHRA November Meeting
October 26, 2011 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
October 05, 2011 MCHRA October Meeting
September 22, 2011 2011 Diversity Strategies Today - Panel Discussion, Networking Event, Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
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August 03, 2011 MCHRA August Meeting
July 26, 2011 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
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April 06, 2011 MCHRA April Meeting
March 02, 2011 MCHRA March Meeting
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December 01, 2010 MCHRA December Meeting
November 11, 2010 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
November 03, 2010 MCHRA November Meeting
October 06, 2010 MCHRA October Meeting
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September 01, 2010 MCHRA September Meeting
August 04, 2010 MCHRA August Meeting
July 30, 2010 Felony or Misdemeanor-Friendly Career Fair
July 22, 2010 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
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April 01, 2010 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
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MCHRA member luncheons are held the first Wednesday of the month (except for July). 

Luncheons include a delicious meal, member news and updates, job and networking opportunities, and SHRM & HRCI approved educational seminars featuring expert local and national speakers on key Human Resource topics. 

Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. and adjourn at 1:00 p.m. 

Pricing

  • $25.00 for Professional members (Transition members pay this price)
  • $35.00 for Non-members/Guest
  • $10.00 for Students members
  • Walk-ins are $35.00 and subject to availability 

Location

We meet at Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless

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