Thursday, May 8

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
General Session
Who’s Driving You Out of Your Mind? The “WARREN” Principles
Who is your most difficult person? So many times we let our most difficult person get the best of us, which leaves the worst of us to go around to those we really care about! Here we take back our own attitude, feelings, and responsibility for our actions. This particular session is a laughter filled romp through some of our most difficult moments, as we truly get excited about not letting our “Warrens” drive us to distraction any more. It is also an incredible journey of discovery about why we do what we do, and why our difficult person acts the way they act.
Keith Lowry, President/CEO, Keith Lowry Seminars, Inc., Arlington
Moody I Ballroom
Keith Lowry Bio
Who’s Driving You – TXMHRA – 5-16-14 – Blanks filled in 
90 min Warren Keynote – TXMHRA – 5-16-14
Keith Lowry Seminars Brochure

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15  – 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
“Leave” Me Alone!  Managing Leave Issues (FMLA/ADA/WC)
Employees who miss work due to illness, injury or disability can create compliance, coordination, and record keeping challenges.  Julie will address employee rights and employer obligations for providing employees with leave under the FMLA and as a possible reasonable accommodation under the ADA.   Julie will also discuss interesting ADA and FMLA court cases from the past year.
Julie B. Ross, Attorney, Lynn Ross & Gannaway, LLP
Moody I Ballroom
Julie Ross Bio
Ross – Leave Me Alone – Managing Leave Issues

When Jane Becomes Joe and other Employment Considerations in the Workplace
This presentation will involve a discussion of the implications for public employers growing out of the EEOC’s recent extension of Title VII protection to transgendered applicants and employees, and will review other emerging issues in employment litigation.
Susan L. Bickley, Attorney, Blank Rome LLP
Vine Room
Susan Bickley Bio
Bickley – What to do when _Jane Becomes John__ (2)

Social Media and HR – Friends or Enemies?  (repeated at 2:15 p.m.)
Human Resources can use social media for many purposes – recruiting, researching applicants, investigating leave fraud, and communicating with employees.  Employees’ misuse of social media also creates workplace issues. This session, led by an experienced employment law attorney, will explore both the benefits and legal pitfalls that define HR’s complex relationship with social media. You should leave with some practical ideas for expanding the benefits and reducing the risks of using social media in your job.
Sheila Gladstone, Principal, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend P.C.
Ivy Room
Sheila Gladstone Bio
Gladstone – Social Media HR- TMHRA May 2014

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and TMHRA Awards Ceremony

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Become the FLSA Guru!  (repeated at 2:15 p.m.)
Learn how to comply with FLSA issues in your organization including overtime, 7k exemptions, paying seasonal/summer help, meal breaks, rest  periods and “off the clock” work – just to name a few!
Susan L. Bickley, Attorney, Blank Rome LLP
Moody I Ballroom
Susan Bickley Bio
Bickley – Fair Labor Standards Act_EBL-PwrPt-2014 (2)

Navigating the ACA – Become the Expert!  (repeated from 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday)
Compliance requirements, qualifying and look back periods, determining benefit eligible workers and impact to your business.
Claire Pancerz, Compliance Consultant, Holmes Murphy and Associates, Inc.
Ivy Room
Claire Pancerz Bio
Pancerz – Navigating the Affordable Care Act Become An Expertv2

Technology to Drive Culture
Recently the City of Garland began an initiative to change its internal communication culture with the rollout of organizational mission, vision and value statements.  This presentation will describe the process of this change and how the utilization of technology was vital in making it effective.
Craig Barnes, Workforce and Administrative Services Manager, City of Garland; Susan Fair, Workforce Engagement, City of Garland
Vine Room
Craig Barnes Bio
Barnes & Fair – Technology to Drive Cultures

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Become the FLSA Guru!  (repeated from 1:00 p.m.)
Learn how to comply with FLSA issues in your organization including overtime, 7k exemptions, paying seasonal/summer help, meal breaks, rest  periods and “off the clock” work – just to name a few!
Susan L. Bickley, Attorney, Blank Rome LLP
Moody Ballroom I
Susan Bickley Bio

Don’t Become EEOC’s next Press Release
Learn all about the EEOC’s current investigative priorities and the pitfalls that get managers and HR pros in trouble. Get practical advice about how to stay off the EEOC’s radar and out of its next press release.
Martin S. Ebel, Deputy Director, Houston District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Vine Room
Martin Ebel Bio
Ebel – Don’t become the EEOC’s next press release wo speaker notes

Social Media and HR – Friends or Enemies?   (repeated from 10:15 a.m.)
HR can use social media for many purposes – recruiting, researching applicants, investigating leave fraud, and communicating with employees.  Employees’ misuse of social media also creates workplace issues. This session, led by an experienced employment law attorney, will explore both the benefits and legal pitfalls that define HR’s complex relationship with social media. You should leave with some practical ideas for expanding the benefits and reducing the risks of using social media in your job.
Sheila Gladstone, Principal, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend P.C.
Ivy Room
Sheila Gladstone Bio Gladstone – Social Media HR- TMHRA May 2014

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Break

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
General Session
How to Care for a Three Legged Dog
In this entertaining session, learn how to elevate performance, service and morale; build a culture of mentoring and coaching; and eliminate performance appraisals forever in your organization!  Who doesn’t want that?
Dr. Riley Harvill, Co-founder, The HarBeck Company, Inc., Dallas          Moody Ballroom I
Riley Harvill BIO
Harvill – How to Care For a Three-Legged Dog

7:00 p.m. – Midnight
TMHRA’s Back To The 80s Party
Come  for Light hor d’oeuvres, drinks and  entertainment. Don’t forget to dress the part!
Co-Sponsored by Holmes Murphy and Associates; Delta Dental, Airrosti, UNUM, and TASC
Moody II Ballroom

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