Employment Law


[3455] Employment Law
Help keep your agency on the right track with this presentation on employment laws.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Virtual Event | Administrator Program | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | November 12, 2020

Program Description: This presentation will provide an understanding of 558.259(c )(2)(C )(D)( E)(F) The Americans with Disabilities Act; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Rehabilitation Act of 1993; the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and DOL Law, as well as best employment practices to follow to minimize the risk of employment claims and lawsuits and keep your agency on the right track.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][2][C]the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • §558.259[c][2][D]the Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • §558.259[c][2][E]the Rehabilitation Act of 1993
  • §558.259[c][2][F]the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.5 Clock Hr(s)

Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Tommy Simmons | Legal Counsel for the Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commission & Velissa Chapa | Legal Counsel for the Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commission

About the Presenter(s):
Tommy Simmons
serves as legal counsel for the Commissioner representing employers at the Texas Workforce Commission, where he advises the Commissioner on final-level unemployment and wage claim appeals, assists business groups with employment-related legislation, and counsels employers on Texas and federal employment laws. He is the author of the book Especially for Texas Employers and is also the editor of the Employment Law Handbook of the Texas Association of Business.

About the Presenter(s):
Velissa Chapa
serves as legal counsel to Aaron Demerson, the Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission.  Velissa specializes in employment law and advises the Employer Commissioner on high-level unemployment claim appeals and legislative changes.  She is also responsible for answering the employer hotline and is a regular presenter at TWC’s Texas Conference for Employers, where she discusses the laws surrounding employer policies and procedures. Velissa was born and raised in McAllen, Texas, and worked in the private sector in the legal field for 7 years before joining the agency.

[3455] Employment Law

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