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February Legal Update & Luncheon

  • 20 Feb 2020
  • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ridglea Country Club
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February Legal Update & Luncheon

Sponsored by: 

Legal Hour
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Terri Swain
Topic: The 7 Deadly Sins of Retaliation

Retaliation is the #1 filed charge with the EEOC and the #1 category for “cause” findings.  So often the original allegations held no merit, yet the retaliation case is strong.  While it is human nature to want to “get rid” of the complaining employee, it’s a huge risk area for employers. This session will define retaliation, give information about mitigating claims and provide some common sense advice for your squeaky wheel employee (yes! we all have them).  We will specifically be speaking about EEOC retaliation, but these same theories can be applied to other types of retaliation statutes.

Speaker Bio:

Terri is the founder and managing partner of The HR Consultant, a Fort Worth based, human resources consulting firm specializing in Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and employee relations. The company was founded in 1998 and has a nationwide diverse client base.  Prior to her consulting role, she had Fortune 200 human resource leadership experience in the areas of employee relations, human resource planning, and training and development.  Terri began her career in human resources via government compliance as an investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In her role as a compliance expert, she has written many Affirmative Action plans and streamlined the AAP process; assisted companies through Department of Labor audits; served as an expert witness in EEO cases; and conducted third-party discrimination, harassment and employee relations investigations.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Speaker: Seth McColley
Topic: Who's Up Next?
Bench Planning and Creating Sustainability in Your Organization

Provide an audience of HR pros with the business case and practical tips for creating, maintaining and leveraging a bench planning process/tool within their organization. Talk about why bench planning is important, what it looks like when it's done well, pitfalls of bench planning, logistics of bench planning and leveraging an effective bench plan to gain trust, buy-in and support from executive leaders and how its related to business strategy of the organization.

    Speaker Bio:

    Seth McColley is a HR professional with 20+ years of experience working in a variety of industries such as retail, construction, software, distribution, restaurant and hospitality and currently heavy equipment. Seth is currently the VP of Human Resources for Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife and two children. Seth is also the creator and host of the podcast, 6 Degrees or Less, which is focused on the art of relationshiping (i.e. networking).

    Meeting Location:

    Ridglea Country Club
    3700 Bernie Anderson Ave.
    Fort Worth, Texas 76116

    Get Ready for the Meeting:

    Download the LinkedIn app today to connect with everyone at the meeting.
    Bring your business cards for our networking event.

    Reservations / Cancellations

    All registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event.  Thereafter, a limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please understand that you cannot be guarantee seat at the meeting if you do not register by the Monday preceding the event. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to info@fortworthhr.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Otherwise, we will bill you for the reservation (we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows).

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