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Workplace Law Breakfast Series

Kick start your mornings and join us once per month for employment law hot topic presentations over breakfast. Led by attorneys with Jackson Lewis, P.C., participants will gain valuable information on harassment issues, health care impacts, and the employment law landscape in 2018. Register for one, or all of these sessions.

All sessions will be held at the DallasHR Office from 8:00-10:00 AM.
Registration and breakfast will be held from 7:30-8:00 AM.

Me Too! Strategies for Effective Complaint Investigations

May 16, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 AM

This session will provide useful guidance to employers for ways to effectively address claims or complaints of sexual harassment. In addition, attendees will learn how to deal with "off the record" complaints and what to do about consensual relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ensure that your company's policy is legally sufficient without it being too broad or without it promising too much
  • Effectively handle the investigations of a complaint to minimize the legal ramifications of the complained about conduct
  • Understand how to reduce the likelihood of retaliation complains

Presented by: Paul Hash, JD & Hisham Masri, JD

Approved for 2 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours & 2 SHRM PDCs

2018 Case Law Update: Recent Decisions Affecting the Workplace

June 20, 2018
8:00-10:00 AM

Attendees will review the most recent federal and state case law and legislative developments affecting employers such as Wage & Hour developments and changes in the NLRB.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand current employment law developments
  • Discuss strategies to address changes in the workplace and societal influences on it
  • Anticipate and prepare for legal changes on the horizon

Presented by: Mike DePonte, JD

Approved for 2 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours & 2 SHRM PDCs

Managing Leaves & Absence Control and the ADA, FMLA, & Workers' Compensation

July 18, 2018
8:00-10:00 AM

The most recent case law and administrative developments to handle the difficulty balancing act between FMLA and ADA compliance, workers' compensation considerations will be discussed in this presentation. There will be a conversation of the pros and cons of providing light duty and how it should be administered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Take steps to ensure compliance with the ADA and FMLA
  • Avoid claims for workers' compensation discrimination
  • Communicate the benefits of providing light duty to employees with compensable injuries

Presented by: Kathy Schatz, JD

Approved for 2 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours & 2 SHRM PDCs

Wage & Hour Update and Considerations for 2018

August 22, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 AM

This will be an interactive session to provide detailed strategies to address the ever-changing Wage & Hour landscape. Specific attention will be given to compliance with exempt classifications and anticipated changes by the DOL.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most recent Wage & Hour decisions from the federal courts
  • Employ strategies to reduce the risks of misclassification claims
  • Reduce the impact of anticipated changes to the salary requirements of exempt status under the FLSA

Presented by: Mike DePonte, JD

Approved for 2 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours & 2 SHRM PDCs

About the Speakers

HISHAM MASRI, JD, Associate, Dallas Office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

MICHAEL DEPONTE, JD, Principal and Office Litigation Manager, Dallas Office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

PAUL HASH, JD, Litigation Partner, Dallas Office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

KATRIN SCHATZ, JD, Principal, Dallas Office of Jackson Lewis P.C.


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 5 days prior to the event) to:
5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are required. To receive cancellation credit, you must send your cancellation request in writing to DallasHR no later than 5 days prior to the start of the class. There will be no refund if cancellation is received within 5 days of the start of the class.

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HRCI HR (General) Credit Hours: 2 per session

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 2 per session

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*


DallasHR Office
Heritage Square II
(Argosy University Bldg.)
5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244

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Members $64.00 per session
$89.00 per session

If you are paying by check or if you need access to your log-in information, please email or call the DallasHR office at 214.631.8775 x 235 for assistance.

If you are not yet a DallasHR member, you can create a profile that will enable you to register and pay online.

Effective January 1, 2017 we will no longer accept cash as payment for registrations.

Recertification Credit Information

Each program was 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

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

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