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By popular demand, TAB and Texas SHRM are bringing you the most comprehensive employment law conference in the state, the Employment Relations Symposium, in one of the best resort settings in San Antonio: Westin Riverwalk, August 11-12.

For over 30 years, attorneys, HR professionals and business owners have attended this conference to learn best practices, legal updates and the newest employment trends. 

Thank you to this year's speakers, sponsors, and attendees!

You can access the slides here.


Thursday, August 11th, 2022

8:00 a.m.                     Breakfast with Exhibitors, Registration and Networking
8:45 a.m.                     Welcome       
                                       C.B. Burns, Partner, Kemp Smith LLP            

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.       Keynote | Remote Workers: Not as Simple as it Seems *0.75
                                      Audrey E. Mross, Lawyer, Munck Wilson Mandala
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.     Break with Exhibitors

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.     TWC Update: How COVID-19 Impacted Unemployment
                                     Claims & Employer Taxes 
                                     Tommy Simmons, Legal Counsel, Texas Workforce Commission 

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.     Revealing Survey Findings on Health Costs *0.75
                                     Glenn Hamer, President & CEO, Texas Association of Business
                                     Blake Hutson, Director, Public Affairs, Texas Association of Health Plans

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.       Lunch & Keynote | COVID: Impact on Industry, Workforce,
                                  and Next Steps
                                     Rich Froeschle, Chief Economist, Texas State Technical College
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.         Break with Exhibitors

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.         Navigating The Price of Talent Acquisition and The Potential
                                  For an Impending Train Wreck

                                     Sarah Glaser, Principal, Lloyd, Gossilink, Rochelle, & Townsend PC
                                     Mike Kahn, Executive Senior Partner Korn Ferry

                                     LaTonya McElroy, Chief People Officer, BCS Data Center Operations
                                     Bob Cartwright, President & CEO, Intelligent Compensation, LLC

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.         Second Chance Employment *0.8
                                   Megan Mauro, SVP Policy & Advocacy, Texas Association of Business
                                     Catherine Clifton, Attorney, Ross | Gannaway | Clifton, PLLC

                                     Cheri Garcia, Founder, Cornbread Hustle
                                     Ken Kuwamura Jr, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Union Pacific Railroad

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.        Antitrust Risks Arising from No-Poach and
                                 Wage-Fixing Agreements

                                    Bradley C. Weber, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
                                    Paul Coggins, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.         Reception

8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast with Exhibitors, Registration and Networking
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.          Year Two of the Pandemic – A Legal Update *0.8
                                     David Schlottman, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
9:20 – 10:05 a.m.       What You Put on Paper Can and Will Be Held Against You*0.75
                                     Gilbert Sanchez, Partner, Kemp Smith LLP
10:10 – 10:55 a.m.     Latest News on Immigration *0.75
                                      Kevin Lashus, Partner, Fisher Broyles
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     2022 Wage & Hour Issues *0.75
                                      Kim Miers, Office Managing Shareholder, Littler
11:50 – 12:00 p.m.     Basket Give-Aways & Closing Remarks
                                      C.B. Burns, Partner, Kemp Smith LLP

Friday, August 12th, 2022

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