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March Legal Update & Luncheon

  • 15 Mar 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Ridglea Country Club


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Event Details:

Legal Hour - Earn 1.0 Hours of HR credit from HRCI and SHRM
Luncheon Meeting - Earn 1.0 Hours of Business credit from HRCI and SHRM 

Legal & Regulatory Hour
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Black Worker Protests and the
Employment Discrimination Implications
Speaker:  Professor Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M Law School)

In this presentation, Professor Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M Law School) will discuss the increasingly complex issues arising in the workplace as black workers, under the auspices of the Black Lives Matter movement, have started to protest matters related to societal discrimination. As co-workers and employers have reacted to these protests, the employment discrimination implications for the black workers and the employer’s liability in responding to hostile responses from co-workers and customers has become a high-profile matter.  Focusing on his recent research regarding racist speech protections in the workplace and its implications during his presentation, Professor Green will examine these topical issues and suggest employer responses that address the concerns of the key stakeholders. 

Speaker Bio:

Michael Z. Green, Professor of Law, has served as a full professor at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth since the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law was acquired in August 2013. He began full-time teaching as an Associate Professor of Law in 1999 after completing the prestigious Hastie Teaching Fellowship and obtaining his fifth and highest degree, a Master of Law (LL.M.), from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He joined the law faculty at Texas Wesleyan in 2003 and was promoted to Professor with tenure in 2005. In June 2008, he became the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development and served in that position through May 2012.
A cum laude graduate of Loyola Chicago’s Law School, where he also jointly obtained a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, he specializes in labor and employment law, discrimination issues, and dispute resolution matters. An accomplished scholar, he has authored more than two dozen scholarly law journal articles and book chapters. In 2013, he became the primary editor of a book that offers a key scholarly contribution to the debate regarding collective bargaining and he received the Frederic White Scholarship Award as the law school’s most outstanding tenured scholar.
An experienced labor and employment mediator and arbitrator, he serves on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Trial Board, the American Arbitration Association's National Labor Panel, and the FMCS Roster of Labor Arbitrators. He has authored dozens of arbitration decisions and awards and mediated many employment law matters since 2007. A sought-after speaker, he has been invited to discuss his scholarly endeavors at scores of venues throughout the nation and internationally. His 2006 selection as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and appointment to the ALI consultative group advising the Reporters drafting the Restatement of Employment Law signaled his growing reputation as a labor and employment law expert. As further recognition of his expertise, he was selected in June 2014 to join the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, “a non-profit association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law.” The most recent acknowledgment of his achievements occurred on September 11, 2015 when he received the Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award, determined by peer law professors and given annually to a law scholar who has demonstrated outstanding academic and public contributions in the field of labor and employment law.

Professor Green has taught employment-related law school courses at the University of Georgia, Florida State University, Hamline University, and Florida Coastal. For 2014-15, he served as Secretary of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment.

Luncheon Meeting
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The New Workforce:  Talent Management for the Future
Speaker: Debi Dault, CRP, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Talent management is an integral part of every organization no matter if you have 5 employees or 5000; people are what make up our companies.  Do you wish you had a crystal ball to tell what you need to do to prepare for talent in the future?  Would you have believed what you were told to expect?   Workforce 2000 and Workforce 2020 are books written by a “think tank” which sparked conversations about what Human Resources should consider to prepare for the changes, which were expected. 

This session will look at where we are in relation to the book’s predictions.  How did we prepare, what did we not plan for, what was easier than expected?  In addition, we will look at predictions for the future workforce.   What should we consider for Workforce 2030 and 2040? 

Artificial Intelligence & Robot Relationships are just a couple of examples of what HR can look forward to in the future.  Various studies will be discussed along with guidelines to get HR ready for the New Workforce.

Speaker Bio:

Debi Dault is a Director of Global HR Services with Kineitx International.  She spends her time working with HR professionals and corporations determining solutions for global mobility and HR challenges both in the United States and abroad.    Before joining Kinetix, Debi spent 16 years with a mid-sized global relocation management company in Business Development and Client Relations.

Prior to entering the relocation profession and industry, Debi was Vice President Professional Staffing for Todays Staffing, Inc. a division of CDI, Inc. a 1.6 billion dollar, Fortune 500 Company.  As a member of the Executive Committee she served on the Board of Directors and was responsible for one of the most profitable business units.  She has held many positions in the HR profession.  Some of her favorites were strategic planning, leading a Mergers and Acquisitions team and opening new markets.  Debi helped establish best practices in talent management with top corporations.

Debi is a very active volunteer leader for Texas SHRM, the State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management which supports 34 HR chapters and 33 Student HR chapters in Texas.  She is a past director of Texas SHRM and previous President of Dallas HR.  She currently serves as the current Executive Director for the Texas SHRM Global HR Conference. 

She is a frequent speaker on HR issues for both corporations and HR educational conferences and has been an instructor for both the GPHR and SHRM-SCP certification classes at various universities.  



 Meeting Location:

Ridglea Country Club

3700 Bernie Anderson Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76116

All registrations must be received before close of business on Monday, February 12, 2018.  Thereafter, a limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please understand that you cannot be guarantee seat at the meeting if you do not register by the Monday preceding the event. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to info@fortworthhr.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Otherwise, we will bill you for the reservation (we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows).



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