Managing the Workplace in 2019: A Practical Guide to the Legal Issues Impacting Texas Employers


The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Lane
Houston, Texas 77027


Date & Time

Start Date: 10/23/2019
Start Time: 8:00 am
End Time: 1:30 pm


Breakfast/Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


The world is changing rapidly and it is getting increasingly hard for employers to keep up with the impact of social media, generational gaps, and the myriad of new state and federal laws regulating every step in the employment relationship from hiring to firing. This seminar will provide a practical focus on new legal developments impacting managers, in-house counsel, and human resource professionals and, more importantly, provide "best practices" to manage these newly emerging challenges in the workplace. Attendees will also be asked to complete an anonymous survey on the top HR and staffing challenges facing employers in Texas, and the results will be shared and discussed during lunch.


Topics of Discussion:

  • Diversity in the Workplace: Implicit Bias and Discrimination — Aaron Holt and Nandini Kavuri, Cozen  O'Connor
  • Digital Divides & Landmines — David Barron, Cozen O'Connor; Noel Kersh, Pathway Forensics; and Ryan Shinkle, Insgroup Insurance
  • Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era — Michele Miller, Cozen O'Connor
  • Latest Updates from the Trump Administration and State and Local Laws — Scott Bettridge, Adam Gutmann, and Robert Kaplan, Cozen O'Connor
  • Review and Expert Analysis of Survey of Texas HR Professionals and Managers — Bill Penczak, Briggs & Veselka and A. Martin Wickliff, Cozen O'Connor

Attendees will be asked to take a survey on the top HR and staffing issues facing employers in Texas. Click here to take the survey. We will review and analyze the results during the seminar.

CLE is approved in TX, PA, NY, IL and CA. All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Cozen O’Connor is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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David L. Barron


(713) 750-3132

Scott Bettridge

Chair, Immigration Practice

(305) 704-5953

Aaron Holt


(832) 214-3961

Robert S. Kaplan


(215) 665-2067

Michele Ballard Miller

Chair, West Coast Labor & Employment

(415) 262-8301

Nandini Sane


(832) 214-3962

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr.


(713) 750-3110

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