Workplace Law Breakfast Series
Once per Month Meetings May - August |8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for individual sessions, or bundle all four sessions together.

Bundled Registration: All Four Sessions
Members: $219.00
Future Members: $319.00

Bundle Registration

Individual Session Registration
Members: $64.00
Future Members: $89.00

Registration for the July session is now closed.

Recertification Credit Information
Each session is approved for 2 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hours and 2 SHRM PDCs.

HRCI credit hours can be applied 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.

Employment Law Hot Topics

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. 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.

About the Sessions

The World of Changing Immigration Policies: A Hidden Agenda Revealed, One New Policy Memorandum at a Time

May 29, 2019 | Presented by: Maggie Murphy, JD (bio)

New USCIS policies revise old regulations with new and expanded interpretations. We will discuss significant changes to the current process and review the new USCIS Policy Memorandum, including new restrictions on H-1B program, off-site employment and third-party placements; new restrictions on individuals with student visas authorized to work on Occupational Practical Training (OPT) transferring to H-1B status; the enhanced E-Verify program and ICE HIS I-9 audits; the enhanced security of delivery and destruction method for government issued documents (EADs, LPR cards, APs); enhanced program for L-1 applications; and pending regulations on H-4 employment authorization.

Have Employees Become Obsolete - Workers in the Gig Economy

June 26, 2019 | Presented by: Wendy Wilkins, JD (bio)

Gig workers are predicted to make up 40% of the workforce by 2020. While the flexibility and benefits for both businesses and workers are valuable, this growing segment of the workforce brings new and unexpected challenges.  After attending this session, you will be able to:
Identify the types of positions that are transitioning in the gig economy;
Navigate the legal maze of issues and developing law nationwide that govern temporary works;
Address the proper classifications of individuals as employees, versus independent contractors and project-based work workers

"My Employees are not Coming to Work!" How to Handle ADA/FMLA Leave Challenges

July 31, 2019 | Presented by: Julie Farmer, JD (bio)

Can I force an employee to take FMLA leave? How much leave is too much leave? Must I accommodate an employee to come and go as they please? Is working from home an option or a requirement? This session will answer these tough leave and accommodation questions and provide useful strategies when faced with employee absence issues. This session will also review recent and significant FMLA and ADA case law developments, and the status of other states’ and cities’ leave laws.

Bias Against Unconscious Bias in the C-Suite - Educating Management About Acceptable Culture and Norms in the Workplace

August 28, 2019 | Presented by: Alise Abel, JD (bio)

We will provide tools and strategies for human resources leadership and general counsel to educate their c-suite executives on “Implicit bias,” also referred to as “unconscious bias,” focusing specifically on liability exposure, establishing cultural norms in the company, and interrupting the unintentional discriminatory behaviors that could result in very damaging and public consequences for the company.

Payment & Registration Notes

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are required. Due to catering requirements, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than the Friday before the meeting.

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