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Educational Session

Reset the Clock: Replace Liability With Credibility
Practical Employee Relations for HR Professionals

February 26-27, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Returning Favorite! Even if you win an employment-related lawsuit, you lose!  The cost and loss to your employer – not just in legal fees but in management time, employee morale and public relations – can be significant.  As a human resource professional, you are in a unique position to help your organization avoid these problems.

This fast-paced, highly interactive program provides situation-specific advice for handling the significant HR challenges that you experience on the job. You'll learn:
  • How to educate and support your management team through effective and ethical employee relations practices that minimize employer and personal liability
  • Scripted responses to use in sensitive situations and to prevent past events from being used to support future legal claims
  • How to avoid senior managers saying to you, “You should have anticipated this” after an avoidable legal claim
Litigation-free leadership is a by-product of positive employee relations.  In this two-day dynamic program specifically designed for human resource professionals, an extensive array of employee relations scenarios will be covered, including:


  • personality and attitude problems;
  • corrective action and discharge;
  • potential & actual sexual harassment;
  • generalized disparaging comments;
  • previously unaddressed misbehavior;
  • serious on- & off-the-job misconduct.


  • concerns about job security;
  • discriminatory comments;
  • personal hygiene complaints;
  • requests for job accommodations;
  • threats of violence and bullying;
  • disclosures of medical conditions.

You will walk away with increased confidence in handling sensitive employee relations situations that, while difficult and uncomfortable, must be addressed carefully to prevent employee morale and legal problems.

About the Speaker

MICHAEL J. MIRARCHI is recognized as a leading expert in employment‐related lawsuit prevention. As an Employee Relations Counselor, he is dedicated to helping employers stay litigation‐free.

Drawing from over 30 years of experience in employment and labor law, as an employer defense attorney and as a Human Resources Vice President, he developed a unique litigation‐avoidance program. Through it, participants acquire significantly increased practical knowledge and a higher level of confidence in addressing employee relations issues than they have ever had before. He has presented his “Reset the Clock” program over 1,100 times to more than 26,000 leaders at employer facilities across North America.

Mr. Mirarchi believes that the vast majority of leaders want to exercise their abilities with fairness, integrity and professionalism. Nevertheless, if you lead people long enough, there are plenty of opportunities to run into potential liability situations. In these situations, leaders who know what
to do and how to do it have a tremendous advantage over those who don’t, in avoiding lawsuits.

In 2013, Mike was recognized as the first inductee into The HRSouthwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame. Over the last 25 years, he has consistently been one of the highest‐rated speakers, excelling in content, professionalism and delivery.

In conjunction with various employer, industry and professional associations, he has conducted live TV broadcasts, webinars and on‐line employee relations programs, in addition to presenting at their regional and national conferences.

Mr. Mirarchi has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Seton Hall University. 


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: 14

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 14

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*


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On-site registration
Members $600.00

Registration for this Seminar is now closed.

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


Time Description
8:00 AM     Registration
8:30 AM        Session Begins
4:30 PM Session Ends

Recertification Credit Information

This program was approved for 14 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.