2021 Virtual and In-Person Employment Law Conference, August 18
SAHRMA’s annual Employment Law Conference is dedicated to helping today’s HR professionals stay on top of recent court decisions, regulations, and newly enacted legislation that are critical to their companies’ success. Each year, over 200 HR professionals devote their time, effort, and energy to the future and direction of Human Resources for the local, regional, and national companies for which they work.
Silent Auction is now closed. Than you to our SHRM Foundation Donors who contributed Silent Auction Baskets, Wine.
Through your generosity, we raised over $2000.
…and various SAHRMA Board members and Chairs
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Buffet Opens
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presenter: Tiffany Cox Stacy, Esq., 2021 Government Affairs Director
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Online Harassment: Even Working Virtually, The Problem Continues And May Increase In Occurrences And Complexities
Presenters: Ray Bissmeyer, Esq. and Dan Stern, Esq., Dykema
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Developments In Disability Discrimination Law
Presenter: Amber K. Dodds, Esq., Bracewell LLP
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break/Networking
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. LGBTQ Rights In The Workplace
Presenter: Thomas N. Cammack, III, Counsel., Schmoyer Reinhard, LLP
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Staying Out Of The Crosshairs: How Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Decide Whether They Are Going To Sue Your Company
Presenters: Lawrence D. Morales, II, Esq., The Morales Firm, P.C. and Lawrence D. Smith, Esq., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
11:30 a.m. – Noon Lunch/Networking
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Special Guest: James L. Banks, Jr., J.D., General Counsel For SHRM Washington Outlook: What’s Next For Workplace Public Policy
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Navigating Wage And Hour Issues In The New Administration And In Virtual Workplaces
Presenter: Laura O’Donnell, Esq., Haynes and Boone, LLP
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break/Network
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Why The Pro Act (And Other Biden NLRB Initiatives) Are Significant Challenges For South Texas Employers
Presenters: Robert D. Kilgore, Jr., The Gardner Law Firm, and John A. Ferguson, Jr., Schmoyer Reinhard LLP
2:30 – 3:15 P.M. Pay Equity: What Does It Really Mean, How Do I Figure Out If I Have A Problem And How Do I Prepare For Future Claims?
Presenter: Lara C. de Leon, Esq., Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break/Network
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Practical Tips And Strategies For Managing Family And Medical Leave
Presenter: Raquel G. Perez, Esq., Notzon Law
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. THE “MARVEL-OUS HR UNIVERSE!”
Presenters: Chris A. Scherer, Esq., Law Office of Chris A. Scherer and John Heller, Esq., Holland & Holland, P.C.
5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT
Tiffany Cox Stacy, Esq.,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
SAHRMA Government Affairs Director
Laura O’Donnell, Esq.,
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Amber K. Dodds, Esq.,
Chris A. Scherer, Esq.,
Law Office of Chris A.
Robert D. Kilgore, Jr.,
The Gardner Law Firm
John Heller, Esq.,
Holland & Holland, P.C.
John A. Ferguson, Jr.,
Schmoyer Reinhard LLP
Ray Bissmeyer, Esq.,
Dan Stern, Esq.,
Thomas N. Cammack, III
Schmoyer Reinhard, LLP
Lawrence D. Morales, II, Esq.,
The Morales Firm,
Raquel G. Perez, Esq.,
Lara C. de Leon, Esq.,
Constangy, Brooks, Smith &
Lawrence D. Smith, Esq.,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Washington Outlook: What’s Next for Workplace Public Policy
With each new Administration, HR professionals can expect proposed changes to long-standing labor issues. However, a rapidly changing workplace has policymakers searching for innovative, modern approaches that will keep up with the needs of employers, employees and an electorate laser focused on accountability.
During this presentation, Jim Banks, SHRM General Counsel, will discuss the unprecedented levels of electoral participation and outline how workplace public policy is evolving. Mr. Banks will also highlight legislative initiatives that are impacting employees and businesses across the country, and SHRM’s policy priorities.
As HR professionals continue to navigate a changing workplace, recognizing the impact of the election on workplace policy, and how it can affect your organization, is critical. SHRM has a clear vision and will continue to be a thought leader and resource, as well as advocate for public policies that will enable businesses to have the flexibility they require to support and develop their workforce.
Gain an understanding of the foundations of policymaking;
Biography: James L. "Jim" Banks serves as SHRM's General Counsel, managing SHRM's legal functions, overseeing the work of outside counsel, and serving as key lawyer and legal advisor on major business transactions.
Previously, Banks served as City Attorney to the City of Alexandria, Va., representing and advising the mayor, city council, city manager and city departments on a variety of legal matters. He was previously a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and McGuireWoods LLP, where he focused on employment litigation.
Cancellation policy: Registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be applied to other events.
There are several sponsorship opportunities available to assist SAHRMA in funding this valuable event for its members and guests. We know that budgets are limited as many companies emerge from the financial impact of COVID-19, so we have worked to identify sponsorship opportunities of various sizes and we have reduced the monetary amounts of our larger sponsorship opportunities in hopes of defraying even just part of SAHRMA’s expenses.
Title Sponsor - $2,500
Sponsor for Morning Breakfast - $1,500 SOLD
Sponsor for Lunch - $1,500 SOLD
Snack Sponsor - $1,000
Exhibit Tables - $500 each
Door Prize Sponsors – varying values
ELC Printed Materials – In-Kind
For additional information, please contact the Government Affairs Director:
Tiffany Cox Stacy
Government Affairs Director