April Education Event
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Detail

Event Venue

Virtual Event


Event Sponsor

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for the Legal Exchange.

12:30 - 12:40 PM Optional Networking*
12:40 - 1:40 PM   Session #1
1:40 -   1:50 PM   Networking/Break
1:50 -   2:50 PM   Session #2

*Networking time is optional, please make sure you are logged in by 12:40 PM for Session 1

This event will be virtual.

Members, Legal Exchange: $50.00
Future Members, Legal Exchange: $66.00

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Recertification Credit Information

Legal Exchange: 2 HRCI HR (General) Credits and 2 SHRM PDCs

The Legal Exchange is approved for 2 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.


Legal Exchange

Join us for the April Education Event featuring two hours of employment law updates. Spend part of your Tuesday with DallasHR and earn up to 2 hours of recertification credit. 

All of the programming for the April Legal Exchange event will focus on the topic of Employment Law. 

Legal Exchange Programming

12:40-1:40 PM
Presented by: Mark Downey, Frank Davis, & Paul Simon
1:50-3:00 PM
Presented by: Lisa Sotelo, Kelly Hughes, & Courtney Perez

Join us for six, twenty minute sessions presented by Employment Law Attorneys.  Updates will focus on the following topics:

Don't Fall For It: The Independent Contractor Trap
COVID has presented employers with a slew of new issues, but it has also resurrected the old issue of 1099 contractors.  Perhaps the employee you laid off has asked to return as a 1099 contractor so they can continue on employment?  Or with the reduction in hours, your company has explored transitioning workers to a contract basis?  In this presentation we'll review the rules and requirements regarding classification of W-2 employees and 1099 contractors.  We will talk about new guidance from the DOL and the impact COVID has had on independent contractor classification.  

The PRO Act - Insights Into the New Administration 

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act was recently passed by the House of Representatives and is seen as the most significant overhaul of the National Labor Relations Act in decades.  While not expected to pass the Senate, the PRO Act does provide an insight into the labor initiatives that are expected to be at the center of the Biden administration. 

The Latest Update in Immigration for Employers
Lisa will discuss the latest trends and issues in the workplace, including adjudication trends, anticipated changes in policy or law, and general mobility issues that employers should consider regarding their global workforce. 

Updates from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Courtney will discuss guidance regarding employers and COVID-19 vaccination requirements in light of the anti- discrimination laws, as well as exemptions and accommodations that may be required for employees with disabilities, pregnant or lactating workers, and those with religious objections to vaccines.

OSHA Update
Frank will provide an update on evolving OSHA enforcement strategies under a new Secretary of Labor and implementation of initiatives related to COVID-19.

Gender Identity in the Workplace in a Post-Bostock World
In this session, Kelly will provide an overview of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bostock case, discuss the current legal parameters for employers’ obligations to provide an inclusive and non-discriminatory workplace for transgender workers, and outline best practices for handling challenging logistical issues (including sex-segregated facility usage, documentation changes, name/pronoun changes, and the like) in a respectful and compliant manner.

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Payment & Registration Notes

Attendees can register for:
Full 2 Hour Legal Exchange Program

Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than the Wednesday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office.

Important Notices:

Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute marketing collateral or material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid, sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials. Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact sponsorship@dallashr.org.