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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 7:30am - 9:00am
 2nd Month of each Quarter Lunch Meeting 11:30am - 1:00pm
 3rd Month of each Quarter Evening Meeting 3:30pm - 5:00pm

*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

Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 10:15 AM - 11:35 AM (CST)
    • City of Conroe - Conroe Tower - 300 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX - 1st Floor
    Register

    FEBRUARY LOCATION: IN-PERSON

    300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas - Council Chambers, 1st Floor


    Top 10 Wage and Hour Mistakes Made by Employers


    Program 1 - MC-SHRM Members Only Special Topic (MOST)    10:15*AM-11:35AM (*Registration 10:15AM-10:25AM)

    Presented by:  David L. Barron, Attorney - Cozen O'Connor

     

    Lawsuits over pay practices continue to be the most common type of class action filed against employers, and a source of significant risk.

    This presentation will provide practical strategies and checklists for ensuring that both hourly and salaried employees are paid in accordance with the law.

    Participant Learning Objectives:

    • Understand and avoid common areas of risk for off the clock lawsuits
    • Identify required checklists for exemptions under FLSA
    • Discuss how to properly classify independent contractors  

     

    David L. Barron, Attorney is board certified in Labor and Employment law.

    David assists his clients with labor and employment needs, including representing clients at trials involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, collective action overtime claims, and whistle-blower suits.

    Mr. Barron counsels clients on labor negotiations, elections, strikes, and corporate campaigns by unions; litigates disputes before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor.  He advises management on various employment issues, including wage and hour, federal contractor compliance, employee terminations, discrimination and harassment claims, drafting and enforcement of non-compete agreements, Sarbanes Oxley, and OSHA matters.

    To Learn more about David L. Barron, visit: www.cozen.com  


      

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • City of Conroe - Conroe Tower - 300 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX - 1st Floor
    Register

    FEBRUARY LOCATION: IN-PERSON

    300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas - Council Chambers, 1st Floor


    Managing Social Media in the Workplace

    Program 2 - MC-SHRM General Meeting   11:45*AM-1:00PM (*Registration 11:45AM-11:50AM)

    Presented by:  David L. Barron, Attorney - Cozen O'Connor

     

    What do you do when one of your employees goes “viral?”

    In this presentation, you will learn the do’s and don’ts for disciplining employees for conduct on social media, as well as how to effectively and lawfully craft a social media policy.


    Participant Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the types of conduct that are protected on social media
    • Examine legal obligations to investigate employee complaints about activity on social media
    • Identify components for an effective social media policy 

     


     

    David L. Barron, Attorney is board certified in Labor and Employment law.

    David assists his clients with labor and employment needs, including representing clients at trials involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, collective action overtime claims, and whistle-blower suits.

    Mr. Barron counsels clients on labor negotiations, elections, strikes, and corporate campaigns by unions; litigates disputes before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor.  He advises management on various employment issues, including wage and hour, federal contractor compliance, employee terminations, discrimination and harassment claims, drafting and enforcement of non-compete agreements, Sarbanes Oxley, and OSHA matters.

    To Learn more about David L. Barron, visit: www.cozen.com  

    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 2:15 PM - 3:35 PM (CDT)
    • City of Conroe - Conroe Tower - 300 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX - 1st Floor
    Register

    MARCH LOCATION: IN-PERSON

    300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas - Council Chambers, 1st Floor


    The Value of Hiring Military Talent


    Program 1 - MC-SHRM Members Only Special Topic (MOST)    2:15*PM-3:35PM (*Registration 2:15PM-10:25PM)

    Presented by:  Charles Bischoff, Employment Coordinator, NextOp - Houston Area

     

    One thing that separates a good company from a great company is the talent of their workforce, yet most businesses struggle to capitalize on what is decidedly their most valuable asset. 

    In a study of over 2,500 hiring managers, results indicated that 1 in 5 new hires were considered to be unsuitable for their company.  Former service members are consistently more productive, more safety conscious, and more likely to stay with a company long term.  Companies can experience immediate bottom-line benefit by employing these high-performing, technically capable, and reliable team players.

    Participant Learning Objectives:

    • Ascertain best practices for military recruiting 
    • Identify how to locate military talent 
    • Discern how to retain your veterans
    • Discover work opportunity tax credit 

    Charles Bischoff, Employment Coordinator for NextOp - was named to his current position in February 2022.   Charles was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Port Charlotte, Florida. He joined the United States Army shortly after high school. Charles served as a healthcare professional during his tenure, including serving as a combat medic where he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and clinic administrator for both primary and specialty care clinics at a level III trauma hospital. Charles was medically retired after eight years of honorable service.

    Charles and his family relocated to Houston where he shifted his focus from business and clinical administration to veteran services. Most recently serving as a Peer Service Coordinator for Texas Veterans Commission’s Veteran Mental Health
    Department’s Military Veteran Peer Network. Charles has been recognized for being a mental health advocate, openly sharing his own personal struggles and successes. 


    Learn more about Charles Bischoff : https://nextopvets.org

      

    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • City of Conroe - Conroe Tower - 300 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX - 1st Floor
    Register

    MARCH LOCATION: IN-PERSON

    300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas - Council Chambers, 1st Floor


    Translating Military Experience

    Program 2 - MC-SHRM General Meeting   3:45*PM-5:00PM (*Registration 3:45PM-3:50PM)

    Presented by:  Allen Whiteside, Programs Director - Next Op Houston Are

     

    After years of being surrounded by other service members that speak in acronyms and military jargon, upon separation, veterans often struggle to effectively communicate their qualifications with HR personnel in the civilian sector.  While they are often highly qualified for a position, their military skills, experiences, and accomplishments can get lost in translation due to military jargon.

    Allen Whiteside will engage the audience, provide practical tips to bridge this gap and help you develop a high caliber workforce with more military talent.  


    Participant Learning Objectives:

    • Attain resources to help translate military experience to your organization
    • Clarify basic understanding of military experience as it relates to other industries
    • Takeaway ideas to leverage your internal military network for organizational success


    Allen Whiteside, Programs Director for NextOp - was named to his current position in August, 2021.

    Allen joined the United States Marine Corps and served in various operational roles, including three deployments where he, as Senior Enlisted Advisor to Marine Corps Logistics Command (Afghanistan), managed the global distribution network supporting the Marine Corps’ Logistics Reset Strategy. He also served as the Operations Manager for the Marine Corps’ Maritime Prepositioning Program, which encompassed transportation and distribution networks across domestics and various international locations. Allen retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of honorable service.

    Allen then transitioned into management positions in a variety of industries, most recently at a global software company where he led teams in both North and South America.. Allen earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and is a Certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

     

    Learn more about Allen Whiteside: https://nextopvets.org

     

    • 11 Apr 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • April will be: Zoom Virtual Meeting
    Register

    You're Fired... But Maybe Not! Dealing With a Litigious Employee

    Program - MC-SHRM General Meeting   7:45*AM-9:00AM (*Registration 7:30AM-7:45AM)


    Presented By: Dustin A. Paschal, Attorney - Simon Paschal PLLC

    HR employees always have one or two employees that are known to be lawsuit risks.  They regularly complain.  They threaten lawsuits or are known to have filed lawsuits in the past. They carry the aura of being untouchable. 

    They are not untouchable.  And if you fail to take action, they could taint your workplace and send a negative message to your other employees. 

    This presentation will teach you how to handle that overly litigious employee - from issuing discipline, to handling complaints, to preparing for any potential or impending litigation that arise.  By being prepared, you can handle this employee just like you would any other without your hands tied.

    Participant Learning Objectives:

    • Review steps to take to minimize the risk of lawsuits from employees
    • Discuss effective discipline techniques
    • Identify what HR action is useful to lawyers to defeat lawsuits
    • Learn how to effectively manage HR functions to minimize disruption caused by problem employees

     

        Dustin A. Paschal, Attorney is a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, a boutique employment law firm in Frisco, Texas.  Dustin maintains an active employment law practice. His practice includes advice and counsel in nearly all areas of employment law.   

        If it’s an HR issue, Dustin likely handles it for his clients...especially the ones they don't want to handle.  Dustin likes HR so much, he married an HR professional!   

        Dustin, his wife, and his son live in Frisco, Texas with their two lovingly annoying dogs.  When he's not trying to avoid looking like a stuffy lawyer, Dustin does his best to pretend to be a foodie.

         

        To Learn more about Dustin A. Paschal, visit: https://simonpaschal.com

         


        • 11 Apr 2023
        • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (CDT)
        • April will be: Zoom Virtual Meeting
        Register

        Ins and Outs of the Family & Medical Leave Act

        Program - MC-SHRM General Meeting   9:05*AM-10:15AM (*Registration 9:00AM-9:05AM)


        Presented By: Dustin A. Paschal, Attorney - Simon Paschal PLLC

        The FMLA is a behemoth of a law.  There are so many aspects and interpretative regulations to it - which makes it easy to get confused.  It can also be a minefield for legal claims.  It is important that HR professionals understand the ins-and-outs of FMLA and how to properly address and handle it in the workplace. 

        This presentation will discuss FMLA requirements, various regulations interpreting the law, and practical steps HR professionals should take to prepare for an FMLA issue in the workplace.


        Participant Learning Objectives:

        • Explore the legal requirements of the FMLA
        • Examine how to implement the FMLA in their workplace in a manner that reduces risk
        • Discover how courts and the DOL interpret the FMLA in order to tackle practical and common issues that arise in the workplace

              Dustin A. Paschal, Attorney is a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, a boutique employment law firm in Frisco, Texas.  Dustin maintains an active employment law
              practice. His practice includes advice and counsel in nearly all areas of employment law.  
               

              If it’s an HR issue, Dustin likely handles it for his clients... especially the ones they don't want to handle.  Dustin likes HR so much, he married an HR professional!  

              Dustin, his wife, and his son live in Frisco, Texas with their two lovingly annoying dogs.  When he's not trying to avoid looking like a stuffy lawyer, Dustin does his best to pretend to be a foodie.

              To Learn more about Dustin A. Paschal, visit: https://simonpaschal.com

            Past events

            17 Jan 2023 January 2023 - General Meeting
            17 Jan 2023 January 2023 - MOST Meeting
            13 Dec 2022 Annual Holiday Party
            8 Nov 2022 November 2022 - General Meeting
            8 Nov 2022 November 2022 - MOST Meeting
            11 Oct 2022 October 2022 - General Meeting
            11 Oct 2022 October 2022 - MOST Meeting
            13 Sep 2022 September 2022 - General Meeting
            13 Sep 2022 September 2022 - MOST Meeting
            16 Aug 2022 August 2022 - General Meeting
            16 Aug 2022 August 2022 - MOST Meeting
            12 Jul 2022 July 2022 - General Meeting
            14 Jun 2022 June 2022 - General Meeting
            14 Jun 2022 June 2022 - MOST Meeting
            10 May 2022 May 2022 - General Meeting
            10 May 2022 May 2022 - MOST Meeting
            12 Apr 2022 April 2022 - General Meeting
            25 Mar 2022 JOBfest - LSC Student RSVP
            25 Mar 2022 JOBfest
            25 Mar 2022 JOBfest Volunteers Needed -
            8 Mar 2022 March 2022 - General Meeting
            8 Mar 2022 March 2022 - MOST Meeting
            8 Feb 2022 February 2022 - General Meeting
            8 Feb 2022 February 2022 - MOST Meeting
            18 Jan 2022 January 2022 - General Meeting
            14 Dec 2021 Annual Holiday Party
            9 Nov 2021 November 2021 - General Meeting
            9 Nov 2021 November 2021 - MOST Meeting
            19 Oct 2021 October 2021 - General Meeting
            21 Sep 2021 September 2021 - General Meeting
            21 Sep 2021 September 2021 - MOST Meeting
            27 Aug 2021 JOBfest
            17 Aug 2021 August 2021 - General Meeting
            17 Aug 2021 August 2021 - MOST Meeting
            13 Jul 2021 July 2021 - General Meeting
            8 Jun 2021 June 2021 - General Meeting
            8 Jun 2021 June 2021 - MOST Meeting
            11 May 2021 May 2021 - General Meeting
            11 May 2021 May 2021 - MOST Meeting
            13 Apr 2021 April 2021 - General Meeting
            9 Mar 2021 March 2021 - General Meeting
            9 Mar 2021 March 2021 - MOST Meeting
            9 Feb 2021 February 2021 - General Meeting
            9 Feb 2021 February 2021 - MOST Meeting
            12 Jan 2021 January 2021 - General Meeting
            8 Dec 2020 December 2020 - General Meeting
            8 Dec 2020 December 2020 - MOST Meeting
            10 Nov 2020 November 2020 - General Meeting
            10 Nov 2020 November 2020 - MOST Meeting
            13 Oct 2020 October 2020 - General Meeting
            15 Sep 2020 September 2020 - General Meeting
            15 Sep 2020 September 2020 - MOST Meeting
            11 Aug 2020 August 2020 - General Meeting
            11 Aug 2020 August 2020 - MOST Meeting
            14 Jul 2020 July 2020 - General Meeting
            9 Jun 2020 June 2020 - General Meeting
            9 Jun 2020 June 2020 - MOST Meeting
            12 May 2020 May 2020 - General Meeting
            12 May 2020 May 2020 - MOST Meeting
            17 Mar 2020 Test March 2020 - General Meeting

            NOTICE: If you register for any event as "INVOICE ME", you will receive an email from MC-SHRM that will serve as your invoice for payment due, to attend the event. Reservations must be cancelled 4 business days prior to a MC-SHRM event or you will be billed. Please contact kfox@foxresource.com or fra-0001@foxresource.com before the deadline to the event so that we may cancel your registration in a timely manner.

            Contact us:

            MC-SHRM

            P.O. Box 8796

            The Woodlands, TX 77387

            (936) 321-2370


            Montgomery County Society for Human Resource Management is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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