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MC-SHRM is thankful to the corporate sponsors who generously underwrite $250 of General Meeting costs, to help defray recurring operating expenses.

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Mark your calendars for the 2nd Tuesday of every month to attend a dynamic Human Resource Program!

The time of the program rotates each month, throughout the calendar quarter, generally* as follows::
1st Month of each Quarter - Morning Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
2nd Month of each Quarter - Lunch Meeting: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
3rd Month of each Quarter - Evening Meeting: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Note: Times may be altered for special presentations watch the newsletter and website for details.

General Monthly Meeting - Meeting Agenda Example:
7:30 - 7:45 Registration & Networking
7:45 - 7:55 Announcements & Chapter Business
7:55 - 9:00 Speaker Introduction, Presentation & Questions


MC-SHRM... A Dynamic, Growing Local Chapter - Affiliated with SHRM

"Superior Merit Award" Winning Chapter, Affiliated with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the World's Largest Association, Devoted to Human Resource Management and Including 190,000+ Members!

Locally, We Offer:

Professional Development
Monthly Meetings
...featuring Speakers on a Variety of HR Topics
Workshops & Seminars
...emphasizing Education on Functional Areas of Human Resources
Special Programs
...spotlighting Latest Trends Affecting Human Resource Professionals
Professional Certification
...in Partnership with Rice University School of Continuing Studies, Increase Your Knowledge of Human Resource Management and Prepare for the Professional Certification Exam, Administered by HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute). SHRM Learning System is Utilized. Discounted Rate is Offered to MC-SHRM Members. www.scs.rice.edu/hr
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...Build Professional Relationships
Legislative Updates
...Access Current Human Resource Information Affecting Local and National Workforce and Advising on the Latest Trends
Take Action to Impact Legislative Issues
... Participate in Legislative Activities that Influence State and Federal Laws Affecting Your Worksite and Employees
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Volunteer to "Serve the Professional and Advance the Profession"
Build a Professional Network
... Attend Meetings, Join a Committee, Get Involved


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Career Services

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Upcoming Programs
Date: Tue. May 12, 2015
Topic: ====================================
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20 ====================================
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FMLA:
WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

A comprehensive presentation of new developments under the FMLA, including recent state and federal legislation and trends, new case law and practical issues and scenarios to assist human resources professionals in implementing, enforcing and training their supervisors with respect to FMLA compliance issues.

Learning Objectives:

- Deliver an update on current FMLA requirements in light of recent case law and expected trends

- Offer practical advice regarding how best to prepare for on-site investigations

- Provide employers with practical advice on what training they should be conducting to prepare their supervisors/managers on how to comply with their FMLA obligations

Cristina Portela Solomon provides business solutions to employers seeking to be proactive in effectively managing their workforce, while complying with the numerous and complex employment laws governing the employment relationship. Ms. Solomon's 30-year legal career has been devoted exclusively to representing management in all phases of labor and employment law. Her clients recognize the value of practical legal advice that is geared toward avoiding the uncertainties of litigation and that focuses on making sound business decisions and reaching early resolution. When disputes cannot be resolved, Ms. Solomon is a seasoned trial lawyer with an excellent track record of trial successes on behalf of employers.

Ms. Solomon's recent trial experience/successes include:

- Dismissal of FLSA collective action lawsuit in federal court (2014)

- Represented largest fuel company in Texas in obtaining injunctive relief based on enforcement of a non-compete agreement against a former employee prohibiting him from providing similar services for new employer (2014)

- Summary judgment in favor of employer in disparate impact/treatment lawsuit in federal court (2014)

- Successfully defended rig brokerage firm in breach of contract action in state court (2013)

- Successfully defended Successfully defended physicians in breach of contract action in arbitration proceeding (2013)

Earn 1.00 HRCI Credit! This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. May 6, 2015
Speaker(s): Cristina Portela Solomon, Partner
Organization: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Labor and Employment
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
RSVP:


Date: Tue. Jun 9, 2015
Topic: ====================================
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20 ====================================
CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS AT THE NLRB
IN NON-UNION SETTINGS
A NEW AGGRESSIVE APPROACH

An update on current actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board against non-union employers to enforce Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. This presentation will include a summary description of the Act and employers covered, as well as an identification of the particular types of agreements, policies and practices which the NLRB and/or courts have taken action against.

Additionally it will include a discussion of specific regulations and cases in which the NLRB or Courts have applied these rules to specific employers or fact situations. This information with enhance the ability of human resources professionals to advise their employers on the validity of existing policies and agreements and assist them in developing policies and agreements which do comply with the applicable law and current regulations and court decisions.

Learning Objectives:

- Acquaint HR professionals with the provision of the National Labor Relations Act applicable to all employers and identify employers which are subject to the Act

- Explain the effect of significant Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Act

- Recognize the NLRB's attacks on various employer policies and agreements, and provide practical suggestions for drafting policies and agreements which comply with the Act

- Develop an awareness of the types of policies and agreements that may violate the NLRA and those which comply with the Act

- Provide an opportunity to analyze, amend and/or develop polices for their companies that comply with current law and regulations

With many years of experience as a trial lawyer, Steve Schueler brings a unique perspective to both pre-litigation counseling and the courtroom. He knows firsthand the situations that can lead to employment-related claims and lawsuits, and, as a result, effectively counsels clients on drafting employment policies and agreements, conducting employee investigations, terminations and/or other employment-related actions, in a way that will minimize the risk of litigation. He has represented employers in virtually every industry and can quickly understand the unique problems and issues of a wide array of clients.

As an experienced litigator, Steve is an effective advocate and has represented employers in both the courtroom and before administrative agencies. Always keeping the "big picture" in mind, Steve understands that employers are looking for effective business solutions, and that when litigation arises, it needs to be handled promptly, professionally and efficiently.

APPROVAL PENDING - Earn HRCI Credits! This program has been submitted for approval for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Jun 3, 2015
Speaker(s): Steve Schueler, Attorney
Organization: Winstead
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
RSVP:






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