General Meeting
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Monthly meeting with two morning sessions and a luncheon presentation.

1/10/2019
When: Thursday, January 10
9:15 am-1:30 pm (check-in opens at 8:45 am)
Where: Crowne Plaza
7611 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas  77024
United States

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Note
Pre-registration and pre-payment is highly encouraged; we cannot guarantee space for walk-ins.  Onsite registration offered on a space available basis - see below for detailed pricing.
 
8:45 am
Morning Check In & Networking
9:15 am
Morning Program 1: Problematic Pay Practices: Steering Clear of the DOL and Greedy Lawyers*
10:30 am
Morning Program 2: Immigration Challenges for Foreign Workers and Their Employers: Visa, Travel and “Oh No” Issues*
11:30 am
Afternoon Check In & Networking
12:00 pm
Luncheon Program: The Essential Elements of Kind Leadership*
Description

MORNING PROGRAM 1: Problematic Pay Practices: Steering Clear of the DOL and Greedy Lawyers*

Presented by David Jordan, Esq., Attorney, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

In this session, we will identify the troublesome and tricky pay practices that often get the attention of the Department of Labor and can subject your organization to significant liability.  We will walk through these pay practices and study the ways you can tweak them to reduce the chances of exposing your organization to liability and minimizing the likelihood of litigation and DOL investigations. 

MORNING PROGRAM 2: Immigration Challenges for Foreign Workers and Their Employers: Visa, Travel and “Oh No” Issues*

Presented by Avalyn Langemeier, JD, Attorney, Foster LLP

Gain insights on how to navigate legalities, risks and the ever-changing practices and policies.  We will discuss timing considerations for petition and visa processing, documents to carry within the U.S. including if your petition is still pending and “oh no” issues, such as driver license renewal and criminal charges.

Luncheon presentation: The Essential Elements of Kind Leadership*

Presented by Keith Okano, President, Closing Strong, LLC

Kind leadership is strategic, not simply nice. Kind leadership drives an organization to align with its purpose, emphasizes delegation and training of subordinates (including executives), and defines a culture that powers the organization.

** POP-UP BOOK SALE **

HR Houston will be hosting a pop-up bookstore at the General Meeting! That's right, browse new and best-selling books on a variety of HR-related topics at 25% off Amazon prices. There are 44 different book titles to choose from, all singles; first come, first serve! Best of all -- all books are available onsite -- no waiting for shipping!

CLICK HERE for a list of books available for purchase. Payment can be made onsite by check or credit card.

Credit Hours

*Submitted to SHRM for 3 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and to HR Certification Institute for 3 HR (General credit) towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.
 

The chapter is recognized by SHRM as a Preferred Provider and all sessions so identified offer PDCs towards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. The chapter has also been designated as a provider of HRCI-approved recertification credit. All sessions so identified may be used to meet HRCI recertification requirements.

Payment & Terms

Pricing reflects ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION RATES below. *ONSITE REGISTRATION is offered on a space available basis and will incur an additional $5.00 fee per individual registrant.

 

HR Houston Member

  • Morning Program $25.00
  • Morning & Lunch Program $50.00
  • Lunch Program Only $35.00
     

HR Houston Student Member

  • Morning Program $10.00
  • Morning & Lunch Program $10.00
  • Lunch Program Only $10.00
     

NonMember

  • Morning Program $35.00
  • Morning & Lunch Program $60.00
  • Lunch Program Only $45.00
     

Click here for a fax registration form; fax the completed form to 713.783.6190 by 12:00 noon on the Tuesday before the meeting, space permitting.

Reservations and Cancellations must be made by 12 noon on the Monday prior to the meeting. Members and non-members with reservations who do not attend will be billed $35.  There is a $25 service charge for returned checks. If you have any questions, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email membership@hrhouston.org.

Travel

Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email 24 hours before the event with additional information about parking. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email membership@hrhouston.org.

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240

713-426-2646
713-783-6190
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