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August Legal Update & Luncheon

  • 16 Aug 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ridglea County Club
  • 33


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We will be voting on our newly updated bylaws at this meeting.   
Members, review the summary and updated bylaws here and be prepared to vote.

Event Details:
Legal Hour -
Earn 1.0 Hours of HR credit from HRCI and 1 PDC from SHRM
Luncheon Meeting -
Earn 1.0 Hours of HR BUSINESS credit from HRCI and 1 PDC from SHRM 
Legal Hour
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Speaker:  Amber Rogers
Topic:  Non Compete Agreements

This session will cover highlights from recent cases in Texas concerning non-competes. Additionally, it will present tips for drafting non-compete and non-solicit agreements. It will also highlight some public policy concerns with non-compete agreements. This Legal Hour presentation is a must for Human Resources professionals when considering applicants currently subject to a non-compete from a former employer and for new-hires when the hiring employer is considering a non-compete as a condition of hire.

Speaker Bio:

Amber is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience representing and advising clients in traditional labor relations, such as collective bargaining, representation elections, decertification elections, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrating grievances, contract administration and interpretation, and union avoidance strategies. Amber also serves as the Hiring Partner for the firm’s Dallas office.

Amber’s litigation experience also includes regularly representing clients in wage and hour collective and class actions, trade secrets and post-employment restrictive covenant disputes, and complex employment discrimination. Amber’s practice also focuses on defending employers before administrative agencies, such as the NLRB, EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP. Regarding the OFCCP, Amber’s work focuses on affirmative action work and audit defense, and advising and counseling clients on various diversity and inclusion policies and practices. 

Amber is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, District of Columbia, the Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Topic: Strategy, Execution and the Art of Saying No
Speaker: Mike Coffey

Many business leaders create annual, 3-year, 5-year and even 10-year plans for their organizations only to make excuses later for why they didn’t achieve what they hoped. In this presentation, entrepreneur Mike Coffey, SPHR will discuss the reasons many businesses’ strategies fail and demonstrate simple tools to keep your business focused and on track.

Attendees will learn how to create a business plan and how to successfully execute the plan. Additionally, attendees will learn about being involved in the strategic planning process and being a business partner.

Speaker Bio:

Mike Coffey, SPHR, is a human resources consultant helping employers make successful hiring decisions. He is also president of Imperative Information Group, a Fort Worth-based background investigations firm he founded in 1999. 

Mike is a sought-after conference speaker in the areas of employee selection, corporate investigations, background checks, and employers’ use of criminal history information. 

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). 

Mike is a past-president of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association and currently serves as a District Director for Texas SHRM. He is also a board member for the Texas Association of Business, which is Texas’ state chamber of commerce. Mike is also a licensed private investigator (license A09357) and past director for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.

Southwest Cobb Salad w/ Grilled Chicken
Pecan Praline Cheesecake

Meeting Location:

Ridglea Country Club
3700 Bernie Anderson Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Reservations / Cancellations

All registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event.  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).

Use of Materials

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