2022 Employment Law Conference (Virtual and In-Person), August 10

SAHRMA’s annual Employment Law Conference is dedicated to helping today’s HR professionals stay on top of recent court decisions, regulations, and newly enacted legislation that are critical to their companies’ success. Each year, over 200 HR professionals devote their time, effort, and energy to the future and direction of Human Resources for the local, regional, and national companies for which they work.    

Thank you to our sponsors!



Pending 8.5 HRCI & SHRM Recertification Credits 

Click Here for complete Agenda including session descriptions

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Buffet Opens

8:00 – 8:15 a.m
. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presenter: Letty P. Aguilar, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 
2022 Government Affairs Director

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Update on the Biden NLRB and Union Organizing Trends As Workers Seize
New Power After Pandemic Wanes

Presenters: John Ferguson, Schmoyer Reinhard LLP, and Bob Kilgore, Gardner Law Firm

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Presenter: Lara de Leon, Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete LLP

9:45 – 9:55 a.m. Break/Networking

9:55 – 10:30 a.m. Changes in Texas Sexual Harassment Law and Tips for Responding to Complaints

Presenters: Raquel Perez, Notzon Law, and Lea Ream, Davidson, Troilo, Ream, & Garza, PC

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Developments in Disability Discrimination Law

Presenter: Amber Dodds, Bracewell LLP

11:15 – 12:00 p.m. DEI Done Right
Presenters: Dan Stern and Ray Bissmeyer, Dykema Gossett PLLC

12:00 12:15 p.m. Break/Networking

12:15  1:00 p.m.
Mental Health in our Community
Presenter: Jelynne LeBlanc Jamison, President & CEO of  The Center for Health Care Services 

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. But Everyone Else Is Doing It: The Dangers of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Presenter: Lawrence Morales, Morales Law Firm

1:45 – 1:55 p.m. Break/Network

1:55 – 2:30 p.m. OFCCP Goes On The Offensive: Federal Contractors Beware!

Presenter: Leigh Nason, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

Presenter: Thomas (Trey) N. Cammack III, Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

3:15 – 3:25 p.m. Break/Network

3:25 – 4:10 p.m. When Your Employee Goes Rogue: Theft of Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenant Considerations

Presenter: Karen C. Denney, Haynes & Boone, LLP

4:10 – 5:00 p.m. “Wait, Wait . . . DO Tell Me!”                                                    

Presenters: John Heller, Holland & Holland, LLC, and Chris Scherer, Law Office of Chris A. Scherer

5:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks and Door Prizes

Tuesday, August 9th 
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Click here to secure your spot at the Membership Mixer - ELC Kick-Off!

Event and appetizers sponsored by:


Thomas (Trey) N. Cammack III Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

Lara de Leon
Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete LLP

Raquel Perez
Notzon Law and Davidson, Troilo, Ream, & Garza, PC
Lea Ream 
Notzon Law and Davidson, Troilo, Ream, & Garza, PC

Amber Dodds
Bracewell LLP

Dan Stern
Dykema Gossett PLLC

Ray Bissmeyer
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Lawrence Morales
Morales Law Firm

Leigh Nason
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,
Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

John Ferguson
Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

Bob Kilgore
Gardner Law Firm

Karen C. Denney
Haynes & Boone, LLP

John Heller
Holland & Holland, LLC

Chris Scherer
Law Office of Chris A. Scherer

Leticia (Letty) P. Aguilar
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,
Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

2022 ELC Keynote Speaker, Jelynne LeBlanc Jamison

Ms. Jamison will highlight the current state of mental health in the local community and discuss the impact on adults, children, and the workplace post Pandemic.  She will also introduce the Center for Health Care Services (“CHCS”), and provide its main objectives
in Bexar County as the local mental health provider, and discuss the mental health services provided by CHCS to the community.  In addition, Ms. Jamison will cover strategies which have been implemented by CHCS to help employees and families to find their mental balance, and provide “takeaways” for employers in order to provide mental health balance
in the workplace.

Biography: Jelynne LeBlanc Jamison is the President and Chief Executive Officer 
of The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS), the mental health authority for Bexar County. Opened in 1966, CHCS has an operating budget of $121 million and over 1,000 skilled and compassionate team members who help people find the solutions they need to live healthy and productive lives.  CHCS works with children and families at 35 locations around Bexar County, providing them with the resources and support they need to make their life better.  CHCS’ mission is to share hope and support recovery with a full spectrum of innovative services that promote healing and help people live life to their full potential.

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In Person attendance includes: breakfast, lunch, and snacks, plus access to electronic materials for download

Click here to register!

Cancellation policy: Registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be applied to other events.

Attend Virtually and receive link via e-mail to download presentation materials

Cancellation policy: Registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be applied to other events.

SHRM Foundation

How can you help us support the SHRM Foundation while attending our Employment Law Conference? 

SAHRMA is excited to host both a Wine Cork Pull and a 50 / 50 Raffle.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are several sponsorship opportunities available to assist SAHRMA in funding this valuable event for its members and guests.  We know that budgets are limited as many companies emerge from the financial impact of COVID-19, so we have worked to identify sponsorship opportunities of various sizes and we have reduced the monetary amounts of our larger sponsorship opportunities in hopes of defraying even just part of SAHRMA’s expenses. 

Title Sponsor - $2,500

Breakfast Sponsor - $1,500 

Lunch Sponsor - $1,500 

Snack Sponsor - $1,000

Exhibit Tables - $500 

Door Prize Sponsors – varying values

Click here to learn more about what is included in each sponsor level benefits. 

Simply fill out our online submission form to secure your sponsorship today.  Please note that an invoice will be sent to you within two business days.  Payment must be received prior to the start of promotion.

For additional information, please contact the SAHRMA office @ support@sahrma.org

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