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March Monthly Meeting - Immigration Laws and How They Affect Employers with Natalie Pickens

  • 9 Mar 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bay Oaks Country Club


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Thursday, March 9th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059

We will be meeting at Bay Oaks Country Club and lunch will be served.

The Topic:

"Immigration Laws and How They Affect Employers" with Natalie Pickens

HR should not be caught off-guard when it comes to hiring and retaining employees in this ever-changing US immigration system. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Global Mobility Strategy and why it matters
  • Raise awareness of immigration issues that affect hiring and retaining employees
  • Understand procedures and timing considerations involved in obtaining temporary visa and permanent residence

Meeting Agenda

  • 11:30-12:00 Check-in / Networking / Announcements / Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

Re-certification credits are available for this event (1 SHRM PDC; 1 hour HRCI) and will be shared with attendees after the meeting. 


Guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings!

For on-site luncheon, networking, and presentation at Bay Oaks:

  • $38 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $48 Non-Member / Guest
  • $20 Student

    About the Speaker:

    Natalie B. Pickens, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SWP

    Natalie currently serves as the HR Compliance and Immigration Manager for SICK Sensor Intelligence. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. Additionally, she has achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and the Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) HR certifications.

    Prior to joining SICK, Natalie spent more than 15 years in the oil and gas industry working for Total Energies (also known as Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc.), El Paso Energy, and Shell in a variety of HR roles such as HR Manager, HR Business Partner Advisor and Corporate Recruiter. Natalie brings in-depth knowledge of employment laws and regulations governing all aspects of HR functions.

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