Events & Webinars

Fourth Annual Thompson Coe Labor & Employment Seminar

October 27, 2009

On October 27, 2009, firm attorneys will conduct the Fourth Annual Thompson Coe Labor & Employment Seminar, being offered free of charge by the firm to its clients and friends. To reserve your place, please either e-mail us at [email protected] or call our RSVP line (214) 880-2538. This year’s seminar will be held at the beautiful Arlington Hall, on Turtle Creek in Dallas.

Directions to Arlington Hall can be found by selecting the "Invitation" link (under Related Material) found on the right side of the page.

This seminar is limited to Thompson Coe clients, prospective clients, or others who can benefit from a working relationship with Thompson Coe as well as individuals who have been invited by the firm.

Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction
8:45 AM John L. Ross*^

Judicial Update
8:50 - 9:30 AM  John L. Ross*^

Legislative Update
9:30 - 10:00 AM  Albert Betts, Jr.


The "New" Family And Medical Leave Act
10:15 - 10:45 AM  Eric J. Hansum*    

Handling Terminations and Lay-Offs In a Down Economy
10:45 - 11:30 AM  Stephanie S. Rojo*

Lunch (Provided)

Mediation - Alternatives for Seeking Resolution of Employment Claims and Workplace Disputes
Guest Speaker, Courtenay Bass, The Gilbert Mediation Group
12:15 - 1:00 PM

Employment Implication and The H1N1
1:00 - 1:40 PM  Eric J. Hansum*

Top 10  Personnel Mistakes and Hidden HR Traps
1:40 - 2:15 PM  Barry A. Moscowitz

"Ah - I Could Have Had a V-8!  Now I Get It!"
2:15 - 2:45 PM  John L. Ross*^

Afternoon Break  
2:45 PM

Privacy In The Workplace - Employer Duties and Ways to Minimize Your Exposure
3:00 - 3:30 PM  John G. Browning

Permissible Limits of Monitoring or Regulating Employee Off-Duty Conduct
3:30 - 4:00 PM  Derrick G. Parker

Reception/Happy Hour 
4:00 - 5:00 PM

* Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
^ Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

6 hours of CLE credit pending from the Texas State Bar. HR credit with HRCI is pending.

Firm Highlights


The Trifecta: ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation

A look into ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation from both the HR and Risk Management side. How do they work together? Listen as Kevin and Senior Risk Manager of Patterson Companies, Maggie Hobbs discuss...


ADA Accommodations that Come with Fur and a Tail

Boa constrictors in the workplace?  Do we have to accommodate all employee pets?  Join HR attorneys Kevin Mosher and Laura Alaniz for a fun and informative discussion on pets in the workplace.   


Communication Breakdown in the Workplace


Paid Sick and Safe Leave

When you think of Texas do you think of mandatory paid time off laws? How would Paid Sick and Safe Leave affect your HR policies? Join Kevin and Erin McNamara as they discuss this...


Interviewing Tips and Tricks


Flextime in the Workplace

Is flextime right for your office? How do you keep confidential information confidential when employees are working off site? Listen as Kevin Mosher talks to Bill Kelly, HR Director of Vinco, Inc., about piloting...


Thompson Coe Saves Client $100Ks in Damages After 3-Day Trial


Fifth Circuit Decision Secured In Civil Rights Case

Dallas partner John Ross, obtained a favorable decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of his clients, El Paso Hospital District and two of its nurses, on civil rights, constitutional, and...

News Item

Dallas Partners Presenting on Emerging Risks to IIAD

News Item

Houston Partner Prevails in 3-Day Breach of Contract Trial

Headshot of Cory Reed, Caucasian male