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Meeting Sponsor Opportunities
MC-SHRM is thankful to the corporate sponsors who generously underwrite $250 of General Meeting costs, to help defray recurring operating expenses.

The Sponsor Company Receives:
  • Newsletter Advertising for 1 Month
    This spot may contain the name of the sponsor company, products & services

  • 3 Minute Infomercial
    At a General Meeting, the sponsoring organization will have an opportunity to address the group about their business

  • Promotional Materials Available
    Sponsoring organization is welcome to have literature available for attendees
If interested in sponsoring a meeting or would like additional information, please contact Kim Fox-Marchetti kfox@foxresource.com or 936-321-2370

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Tuesday of every month to attend a dynamic Human Resource Program!

The time of the program rotates each month, throughout the calendar quarter, generally* as follows::
1st Month of each Quarter - Morning Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
2nd Month of each Quarter - Lunch Meeting: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
3rd Month of each Quarter - Evening Meeting: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Note: Times may be altered for special presentations watch the newsletter and website for details.

General Monthly Meeting - Meeting Agenda Example:
7:30 - 7:45 Registration & Networking
7:45 - 7:55 Announcements & Chapter Business
7:55 - 9:00 Speaker Introduction, Presentation & Questions


MC-SHRM... A Dynamic, Growing Local Chapter - Affiliated with SHRM

"Superior Merit Award" Winning Chapter, Affiliated with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the World's Largest Association, Devoted to Human Resource Management and Including 190,000+ Members!

Locally, We Offer:

Professional Development
Monthly Meetings
...featuring Speakers on a Variety of HR Topics
Workshops & Seminars
...emphasizing Education on Functional Areas of Human Resources
Special Programs
...spotlighting Latest Trends Affecting Human Resource Professionals
Professional Certification
...in Partnership with Rice University School of Continuing Studies, Increase Your Knowledge of Human Resource Management and Prepare for the Professional Certification Exam, Administered by HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute). SHRM Learning System is Utilized. Discounted Rate is Offered to MC-SHRM Members. www.scs.rice.edu/hr
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Legislative Updates
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Take Action to Impact Legislative Issues
... Participate in Legislative Activities that Influence State and Federal Laws Affecting Your Worksite and Employees
Leadership Enhancement
Volunteer to "Serve the Professional and Advance the Profession"
Build a Professional Network
... Attend Meetings, Join a Committee, Get Involved


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Upcoming Programs
Date: Tue. Aug 8, 2017
Topic: *08/08/17 PROGRAM 1: MC-SHRM "MOST" PROGRAM 10:15am-11:20am (Members Only Special Topic) ========================================================================== ========================================================================== MC-SHRM Members Planning to Attend BOTH (August 8th) Sessions - PLEASE RSVP for EACH SESSION
- MC-SHRM MEMBERS CAN EARN 2.0 HRCI/SHRM RECERTIFICATION CREDITS! ==========================================================================

COMMON EMPLOYER COMPENSATION MISTAKES AND PITFALLS
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During this presentation Ms. Sheaffer will focus on common mistakes made by employers when hiring and compensating employees, as well as upon termination.ᅠ The discussion will include issues regarding Offer Letters, Employment Agreements, Commission Structures, Bonus / Incentive Programs, Compensation During Leaves of Absence, Separation from Employment, and Common Causes of Litigation.

Participant Learning Objectives:
- Identify compensation-related mistakes made by Businesses / Human Resources
- Discover potential errors made when offering commissions, bonuses and other incentives
- Explore best practices to implement for litigation avoidance
- Discuss ideas to deter post-termination claims regarding compensation practices

Courtney Sheaffer, Associate attorney at Stibbs & Co., P.C.ᅠinᅠThe Woodlands area practicing employment law andᅠcommercial litigationᅠfor a variety of domestic and international business entities.ᅠ Her areas of focus are disputes regardingᅠbreach of contract, misappropriation of confidential and propriety information,ᅠdefense against FLSA, DOL and EEOC claims, discrimination and harassmentᅠclaims, and unemployment claims. Courtney also assists businesses with the preparation of employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks and policies & procedures, and general employment and Human Resources advisory counsel and support.She alsoᅠprovides counsel for businesses regardingᅠcontract disputes, collections, defamation and employment matters, as well as assisting businesses with contractor and subcontractor agreements, indemnity agreements, master services agreements, and trademark & copyright applications.

Education: Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D.; Louisiana Tech University B.S., Finance

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HRCI: This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Visit www.hrci.org for more information. SHRM: MC-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC s) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit www.shrm.org for more information ==========================================================================
MEETING FEE: This is a MC-SHRM Members Only Session = FREE to Members with RSVP By Deadline
Time: 10:15am - 11:20am MEMBERS ONLY (*Registration 10:00am-10:15am)
Location: AUGUST LOCATION CHANGED To: CITY OF CONROE - CONROE TOWER - 300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Tx - Council Chambers = 1st Floor
RSVP by: Wed. Aug 2, 2017
Speaker(s): Courtney Sheaffer, Attorney
Organization: Stibbs & Co., P.C.
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed (Reservation Must Be Cancelled 3 Business Days Prior to Event)
RSVP:


Date: Tue. Aug 8, 2017
Topic: 08/08/17 PROGRAM 2: MC-SHRM GENERAL MEETING 11:30am-1:00pm ========================================================================== ========================================================================== MC-SHRM Members Planning to Attend BOTH (August 8th) Sessions - PLEASE RSVP for EACH SESSION
- MC-SHRM MEMBERS CAN EARN 2.0 HRCI/SHRM RECERTIFICATION CREDITS! ==========================================================================

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR LEAVES OF ABSENCE
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This presentation will address issues that organizations and employers face when working to align company policies with actual practices and procedures. Ms. Sheaffer will discuss legal requirements and best practices regarding medical leave, vacation policies, parental leave, FMLA, and workers' compensation. She will also highlight how companies can best protect themselves from common mistakes regarding their policies and procedures.

Participant Learning Objectives:
- Clarify what companies are required to provide with regards to leaves of absence
- Examine best approaches regarding replacement or termination of employees during leaves of absence
- Assess how policies, procedures and standard practices may be violating laws, potentially leading to litigation

Courtney Sheaffer, Associate attorney at Stibbs & Co., P.C.ᅠinᅠThe Woodlands area practicing employment law Andᅠcommercial litigationᅠfor a variety of domestic and international business entities.ᅠ Her areas of focus are disputes regardingᅠbreach of contract, misappropriation of confidential and propriety information,ᅠdefense against FLSA, DOL and EEOC claims, discrimination and harassmentᅠclaims, and unemployment claims. Courtney also assists businesses with the preparation of employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks and policies & procedures, and general employment and Human Resources advisory counsel and support. She alsoᅠprovides counsel for businesses regardingᅠcontract disputes, collections, defamation and employment matters, as well as assisting businesses with contractor and subcontractor agreements, indemnity agreements, master services agreements, and trademark & copyright applications.

Education: Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D.; Louisiana Tech University B.S., Finance

==========================================================================
HRCI: This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Visit www.hrci.org for more information. SHRM: MC-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC s) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit www.shrm.org for more information ==========================================================================
MEETING FEE RSVP By Deadline: $15Members - - - $25 Prospective Members & Guests
After RSVP Deadline: _________$20 Members - - - $30 Prospective Members & Guests
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm General Meeting (*11:30am-11:45am Registration; 11:45am-11:55am Opening/Welcome; 11:55am-12:55pm Program)
Location: AUGUST LOCATION CHANGED To: CITY OF CONROE - CONROE TOWER - 300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Tx - Council Chambers = 1st Floor
RSVP by: Wed. Aug 2, 2017
Speaker(s): Courtney Sheaffer, Attorney
Organization: Stibbs & Co., P.C.
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed (Reservation Must Be Cancelled 8 Business Days Prior to Event)
RSVP:






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