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On June 19th, the Austin Human Resource Management Association will be hosting their annual Legislative Action Day. In this month's podcast, attorney Kevin Lashus and lobbyist Terral Smith discuss the …

On June 19th, the Austin Human Resource Management Association will be hosting their annual Legislative Action Day. In this month's podcast, attorney Kevin Lashus and lobbyist Terral Smith discuss the importance of lobbying and the Legislative Action Day agenda.

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  • 1. Legal & Regulatory Podcast Legislative Action Day Preview with Kevin Lashus and Terral Smith.Hosted by:Mike Coffey, SPHRPresident, Imperative Information Group Sponsored by:
  • 2. Kevin Lashus Kevin Lashus is the Managing Partner of the Austin, Texas office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Mr. Lashus focuses his practice on corporate employment verification compliance and inbound business immigration. Mr. Lashus has experience in providing uniquely tailored advice to assist clients in developing comprehensive employment authorization and immigration-related compliance systems—including full-scale or localized IMAGE and E-Verify implementation protocols. Given his public-sector background—first as a Texas Assistant Attorney General, then as an Assistant District Counsel with the US Department of Justice, and finally, as an Assistant Chief Counsel with the US Department of Homeland Security—he is able to prepare clients to minimize exposure during even the most complex regulatory, administrative, and civil litigation. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • 3. Terral Smith Terral Smith specializes in a legislative and administrative practice and has represented clients in a broad range of matters. Mr. Smith has been active in politics for over 20 years. In 1980, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. Texas Monthly recognized Mr. Smith as one of the Ten Best Legislators in Texas and he received numerous recognitions and awards for his legislative service. In 1996, Mr. Smith closed his law practice and became Governor Bushs Legislative Director. He served in that capacity until Governor Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Mr. Smith has represented clients before Senate and House Committees, the Governors Office, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, the Public Utility Commission, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and several other state agencies. Mr. Smith is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and the District of Columbia. Mr. Smith received his B.A. from Texas Tech University and his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
  • 4. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Bullying in the Workplace De De Church
  • 5. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters:Dealing with Employee Illnesses, Injuries, and Leaves: The Latest Developments at the Intersection of the ADAAA and FMLA Jennifer Powell
  • 6. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Attorneys Gone WildOffering fast, furious "and free for AHRMAmembers" Q&A for busy HR professionals
  • 7. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Luncheon Lobbyist Panel Ramiro Canales Tom Bond Terral Smith
  • 8. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Best Employment Policies and Practices in the Social Media Age Allison Bowers
  • 9. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: A Fresh Look at the Protection of Business Information (Through Non-Competes and Other Contracts) Rob Fischer
  • 10. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Plaintiff vs. Defendant Phil Durst
  • 11. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Issues in Hiring Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act Mike Golden
  • 12. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Employee vs. Independent Contractor Michelle Alcala
  • 13. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Business Immigration Legal Update Jacky Maroney
  • 14. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Navigating California Leave Laws Courtney Smith
  • 15. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Conducting Workplace Investigations Shannon Hutcheson
  • 16. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters:The Status of Arbitration: Is It Right for Your Company? Shafeeqa Giarrantani
  • 17. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Wage and Hour Update and Refresher Tom Nesbitt
  • 18. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Minimizing and Avoiding Litigation Vanessa Gonzalez
  • 19. Legislative Action and Legal Update Day June 19, 2012 Topics & Presenters: Minimizing and Avoiding Litigation Vanessa Gonzalez
  • 20. Legal & Regulatory Podcast Thanks for listening!Hosted by:Mike Coffey, SPHRPresident, Imperative Information Group Sponsored by: