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February Breakfast Meeting - Current Issues in Leave & Accommodation: FMLA, PWFA, and ADA with Alexis C. Knapp

  • 15 Feb 2024
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Bay Oaks Country Club
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Thursday, February 15th from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059

We will be meeting at Bay Oaks Country Club, where breakfast and coffee will be served.

The Topic

Current Issues in Leave & Accommodation: FMLA, PWFA, and ADA

This one hour session will provide an update on developments under federal leave and accommodation law, including trends in litigation and enforcement, new and continuing obligations under FMLA, ADA, and PWFA, and some of the most prevalent and complex issues facing employers in administering leaves and other accommodations.

Learning Objectives

This program will enable participants to, among other things:

(1) Review current policies and identify areas needing updating or adjustment for compliance with current law;

(2) Revisit and improve processes for employees seeking leave and accommodations; and

(3) Improve training of managers to better identify the need to involve HR and recognize the need for leaves and accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

  • 7:30 AM - Check-in / Networking begins
  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast service / Announcements
  • 8:30 AM - Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A
  • 9:30 AM - End of Session

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 breakfast, networking, and presentation at Bay Oaks:

  • $28 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $38 Non-Member / Guest
  • $14 Student Member

    Speaker Information

    Alexis C. Knapp worked in various capacities of human resources and higher education before transitioning to Littler, where she has spent the last 16+ years practicing labor and employment law. Over the course of her career, Alexis’s practice has evolved into a deep focus on leave and accommodation issues (The Family Medical Leave Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, workers’ compensation, return to work situations, and more), from assisting employers with basic compliance questions, to navigating complex challenges in this arena.  

    Alexis also enjoys providing robust employment counseling and advice to clients on issues such as employee performance management, discipline, terminations, discrimination and harassment concerns, and more. As part of that work, she regularly counsels and assists employers with policy questions, issues and drafting.  She is also a regular speaker on a variety of labor and employment law topics for employer and industry groups, and frequently develops and delivers customized training programs for clients. 

    Alexis is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®). She has appeared in court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Workforce Commission and the Department of Labor, and has handled administrative and litigation matters against individual plaintiffs and federal government agencies. 

    Before beginning her legal career, Alexis served as an associate dean of the College of Business and Economics and assistant professor of management at Houston Baptist University (now Houston Christian University), where she taught courses in human resources and employment law at both the graduate and undergraduate levelsPrior to that, Alexis was a human resources professional in the public sector, where her focus was employee benefits, organizational policies and procedures and training. 

    Full bio available at: Alexis C. Knapp | Littler Mendelson P.C. 

    Texas Bay Area SHRM 

    PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

    SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542

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