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July Legal Update & Luncheon

  • 18 Jul 2019
  • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ridglea Country Club
  • 35


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July Legal Update & Luncheon

Sponsored by: 

Legal Hour

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Terri Swain
Topic: Affirmative Action

How do you know if your organization is covered by affirmative action laws and regulations? The answer may surprise you!  In this session, FWHR’s own Terri Swain will help you understand which federal contractors, subcontractors, and others are subject to monitoring by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); what is required of covered employers in the way of nondiscrimination and affirmative action; and the basics of affirmative action programs.  Terri will also provide an update on the many changes being made at the OFCCP under the Trump administration. 

Speaker Bio:

Terri is the founder and managing partner of The HR Consultant, a Fort Worth based, human resources consulting firm specializing in Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and employee relations. The company was founded in 1998 and has a nationwide diverse client base.  Prior to her consulting role, she had Fortune 200 human resource leadership experience in the areas of employee relations, human resource planning, and training and development.  Terri began her career in human resources via government compliance as an investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In her role as a compliance expert, she has written many Affirmative Action plans and streamlined the AAP process; assisted companies through Department of Labor audits; served as an expert witness in EEO cases; and conducted third-party discrimination, harassment and employee relations investigations.


11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Speaker: Kelly Simants
Topic: How to Create an Incredible Employer Brand 

Learn why creating an employer brand is so important and instrumental in competing in today's competitive marketplace. Elevate your recruiting experience for candidates and onboarding process for new hires to enhance your employer brand.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand tangible ways to create a compelling employer brand.
  • Learn from best in class employers how to leverage a strong employer brand.
  • Create an employee engagement strategy that will provide a return on your investment and drive employee satisfaction and retention.

Speaker Bio:

Kelly Simants has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field.  Her expertise lies in Training and Development, Talent Management, and Organizational Development.  Kelly's greatest strengths are her positivity, her results-oriented approach, and her entrepreneurial mindset.  She is currently a Senior HR Consultant with Nevada HR Team, partnering with small to medium sized businesses to develop best-in-class HR practices.  Previously, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She was also Director of HR for Starbucks, as well as working in leadership/HR Generalist roles for Accenture, WatchGuard Technologies, and HomeStreet Bank.  Outside of work, Kelly loves spending time with her husband and two young boys, traveling, and playing tennis.

Meeting Location:

Ridglea Country Club
3700 Bernie Anderson Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Lunch Menu:

  • Plated Entrées Pork Tenderloin, Rubbed with Garlic Herbs, Roasted and served with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Bacon


  • Iced Tea, Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee

Dessert Menu:

  • Plated Lemon Cheesecake (Smooth Lemon Cheesecake filling baked in a Spiced Cookie Crust, accompanied with a Scoop of Lemon and Fresh Thyme Whipped Cream, Fresh Honey, Blueberries and Port Poached Blueberry Compot

Please note - beginning in June, Ridglea will be remodeling the front entryway to the Club.  We will enter through the west door by walking between the Tennis Courts and the Clubhouse.  This will lead into the hallway that runs in front of the receptionist desk.  This will be well marked outside the Club.

Reservations / Cancellations

All registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event.  Thereafter, a limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please understand that you cannot be guarantee seat at the meeting if you do not register by the Monday preceding the event. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to info@fortworthhr.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Otherwise, we will bill you for the reservation (we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows).

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