Labor & Employment Dispatch: December 2019

December 18, 2019 | Newsletters


ICYMI: Houston Labor & Employment Symposium

On November 13, 2019, Jackson Walker attorneys Jamila Brinson, Scott Fiddler, Dawn Holiday, Brooke Leondar, Sang Shin, and Jackie Staple presented labor and employment law insights during the Labor & Employment Symposium held in our Houston office. Among the topics discussed included leave issues, FLSA pitfalls, common mistakes employers make, social media, and an immigration overview.


City of San Antonio Enjoined From Enforcing Sick & Safe Leave Ordinance

Late November, State District Judge Peter Sakai enjoined the City of San Antonio from enforcing the Sick & Safe Leave Ordinance, which was due to take effect on December 1. To date, the only paid sick leave ordinance in effect is the Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.

Changes to Investor Visa Program May Affect Houston Development

With changes to the requirements for the investor visa program now in effect, Houston Public Media interviewed Christian Triantaphyllis about how the new rules could impact future Houston development.

“For years the U.S. has been one of the better bargains in terms of being able to immigrate based off the investment. And I’m curious to see how increasing that investment amount will affect the program overall.”


The National Black Lawyers Recognizes Jamila Brinson, Dawn Holiday, and Judy Bennett Garner

The National Black Lawyers (NBL), an invitation-only network of the top black attorneys from each state, has invited Dawn Holiday to join its list of the 100 “best black attorneys in each state who promote diversity and equality in the legal system.” In addition, the NBL selected Jamila Brinson and Judy Bennett Garner along with two fellow Jackson Walker attorneys for inclusion in its “Top 40 Under 40” list.


Change Agents in Human Resources

January 28, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jackson Walker Dallas Office
2323 Ross Ave., Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75201

Join top Dallas HR leaders as Wilemia Shaw (Principal Human Resource Strategist, Wilemia Shaw Consulting, LLC), Ann Christenson (EVP Chief Human Resources Officer, Aimbridge), Pam Turay (Senior Vice President Human Resources, CECO Environmental Corporation), Caroline Werner (Senior Vice President – Global Talent, Korn Ferry), and Jordana Kammerud (Chief Human Resources Officer, Senior Vice President, Core-Mark International) discuss topics ranging from strategies and tactics to employ during a merger to navigating a nationwide relocation. PLUS earn continuing education credits in human resources.

In This Story

Jamila M. Brinson
Partner, Houston

G. Scott Fiddler
Partner, Houston

Dawn S. Holiday
Partner, Houston

Sang M. Shin
Partner, Houston

Jackie C. Staple
Partner, Houston