Legislative Update Presented by Josh Owings, Attorney Norton Rose Fulbright USA LLP, Dallas
From new sexual harassment laws in the Lone Star State to a more muscular National Labor Relations Board, new workplace requirements have kept employers on their toes this past year. Looking to the year ahead, this legislative update will cover important employment law updates in Texas, national state law trends and what they may mean for Texas, and new federal requirements.
Josh Owings represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law. He assists clients facing lawsuits and administrative charges alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation and violations of other workplace laws and regulations, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Josh has guided clients through numerous investigations by regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and state level agencies. He also helps employers mitigate risk and prevent or resolve employee issues before they escalate into legal disputes, including by developing workplace policies and procedures and by providing practical advice on specific workplace issues. Whether litigating disputes, advising during investigations, or counseling on employee issues, Josh advises clients on their most difficult workforce related matters.
Heart of Texas Chapter is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is pending approval for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
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