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Third Annual Seminar on Labor & Employment Law Developments

October 1, 2008

Firm attorneys will conduct the Third 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 rsv[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:

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.

The seminar includes the following highlights:

Continental breakfast.

Sessions on the most current labor and employment law developments and hot topics, including, e.g., discussion of significant recent federal and Texas decisions, pending cases, legislation and regulations, employee handbook policies, workplace violence, performance evaluations, dealing with the TWC and EEOC, workplace investigations, understanding issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemptions, and more! The complete agenda, listed, below, is intended to benefit HR professionals, in-house counsel, and carrier EPLI claims analysts alike.

Lunch, with Judge Jane Boyle, Northern District of Texas, as guest speaker.

A cocktail reception following the seminar at which you can meet and mingle with faculty and fellow attorneys and HR professionals in attendance.

HR CE credit pending. Texas State Bar CLE credit approved for 6 hours.

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Reserve your seat as soon as possible by emailing [email protected] or calling our RSVP line at (214) 880-2538.

If there are others in your organization who would like to attend, please feel free to pass along the invitation.

Here is the complete agenda:
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am—8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am—8:50 am, John Ross*^

Employment Law Update

8:50 am—9:30 am, John Ross*^

Essential Employee Handbook Policies

9:30 am—10:05 am, Eric Hansum*

Hot Issues Under the FLSA and Avoiding Common FLSA Pitfalls

10:05 am—10:35 am, Stephanie Rojo

Morning Break

10:35 am—10:50 am

Workplace Violence Prevention

10:50 am—11:30 am,  Barry Moscowitz

Lunch Provided
Guest Speaker, Judge Jane Boyle, Northern District of Texas, “Perspectives from the Bench on Employment Litigation

11:30 am—1:00 pm

Implementing Performance Evaluations that Are a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

1:00 pm—1:35 pm, Eric Hansum*

Workplace Torts and Employee Misconduct

1:35 pm—2:10 pm, Stephanie Rojo

Dealing with the TWC and EEOC after a Charge Has Been Filed: From Mediation to Litigation

2:10 pm—2:40 pm, Derrick Parker

Afternoon Break

2:40 pm—2:55 pm

Conducting Workplace Investigations

2:55 pm—3:35 pm, John Ross*^

Understanding and Balancing ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Comp Requirements

3:30 pm—4:15 pm, Eric Hansum*

Reception-Happy Hour

4:15 pm—5:15 pm

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

^ Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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