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    Quarterly Membership Meeting

    Date: March 14, 2013, 8:30am – 12:30pm
    Lamar University, Mary & John Gray Library, 8th Floor
    4400 S. MLK, JR. Parkway
    Beaumont, TX 77705
    Non-Member $20.00
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    8:30 a.m.—Coffee and Registration

    9:00 a.m.— EEOC’s Recent Guidance on Background Checks. Speaker - Robert Hambright, Attorney with Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP - Robert J. Hambright has defended over three hundred cases in the state and federal courts involving all aspects of labor and employment law. He has tried many of these cases to verdict or judgment. However, he has also obtained summary disposition of numerous cases and has negotiated successful settlements of many more. Robert is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His primary practice area is representing employers in labor and employment law matters, particularly litigation.

    10:00 a.m.— Update on E-Verify, Form 1-9, Immigration Raids & Subpoenas. Speaker - Justin Estep, Attorney with FosterQuan, LLP -

    *This program has been pre-approved for 1 (General) credit hour by HRCI*

    11:00 a.m.—Catered Lunch

    11:30 a.m.—Workers Compensation, ADAAA & FMLA. What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter to Me? Speaker - Joe Bontke, Outreach Manager & Ombudsman, EEOC - Joe Bontke is the outreach manager and ombudsman for the Houston District office of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Joe has been in the field of Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 27 years and has experience in employment law and adult education.  With a Bachelor's in Philosophy and a Masters in Education, he has been a Human Resources Director, a Training Coordinator for the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Center for Federal Region VI, was appointed as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and recently has been named Chair of the Governors’ Committee for People with Disabilities by Governor Rick Perry. Using his entertaining style, Joe has educated groups throughout the country and most recently, his work at the EEOC has enabled him to empower employers and employees with the understanding they need to work effectively at their jobs.  Joe's philosophy of education is - that 90% is knowing where to find the information ... when you need it.

    *This program has been pre-approved for 1 (General) credit hour by HRCI*

     Please RSVP to Jamie Hulin by March 8, 2013 - E-mail: or Phone: 409-543-1657.