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Trinidad Galdean

Trinidad Galdean

Trinidad Galdean is the founding member of Galdean, LLC. He represents individual and business clients in various legal matters. 

With 25 years of legal experience, Trinidad worked at some of the largest national, regional and local law firms representing companies and employers.  Trinidad also worked as the In-House Legal Counsel for one of the largest agricultural production companies in the United States.  His practice has included employment law, immigration, business law, personal injury, and civil litigation.

He is licensed to practice in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa.  Trinidad is fluent in English and Spanish.

Trinidad is widely recognized for his work.  He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Chambers USA has described Trinidad as having “employment law expertise” and with a “unique understanding and appreciation of employment law.”  Chambers USA also identified Trinidad as being known for “the superb quality of his counseling work” as well as his ability to “relate well to jurors and witnesses.”  Trinidad has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine.

Trinidad has extensive litigation and trial experience, having litigated civil cases in various states in the United States.  He is a frequent speaker for employers, human resource professionals and associations in various states on topics of employment law and immigration.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized multiple times as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” in Employment Law by the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine and Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyer magazine. 
  • Recognized multiple times as a “Best Lawyer in Business for Employment Law for Kansas” publication by the Chambers USA.
  • Recognized as a “Diversity Leader” by the Wichita Business Journal.
  • Recipient of the “Human Resource Professional of the Year Award” by the Kansas State Council of Society for Human Resource Management in 2008.
  • Recipient of the “Professional of the Year Award” by the Wichita Society for Human Resource Management.
  • Recipient of the “Lifetime Award” by the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Professional in Human Resources (“PHR”), Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Certified Professional (“SHRM-CP”), Society for Human Resource Management

Presentations and Speeches

  • "Employment Law Update for HR and Employers," Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, January 2016
  • "Immigration Update and Strategies for Individuals," Community Seminars (English and Spanish), June & July 2016
  • "Business Immigration Intelligence for Employers,” Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar, November 2015
  • “Immigration Basics – Visas and Permanent Status,” League of Women Voters, Oct. 2015
  • “Employer Tips, Tricks, & Strategies for Employee Leave,” International Public Management Association for Human Resources of Kansas, Oct. 2015
  • “HR:  Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make,” SHRM of Southwest Kansas, June 2015
  • “FLSA Update – Compliance for Employers,” International Public Management Association for Human Resources of Kansas, April 2015
  • “HR Staying Current – Employment Law Update 2015,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, April 2015 
  • ”Wage & Hour Update - FLSA Compliance for Employer,” Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar, November 2014
  • “Workforce Planning and Management,” HRCI Pre-Certification Class, Kansas State SHRM Conference, September 2014
  • “FLSA Update – Employers’ Common Wage & Hour Issues,” Human Resource Professionals Assoc. of Greater Emporia, August 2014
  • “Employee Handbooks: What’s In, What’s New, What’s Out,” Central Kansas SHRM, May 2014
  • “Immigration Compliance,” Sterling Education Services, Inc., May 2014
  • ”Employment Law Update – Federal Legislation,” Kansas SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference, February 2014
  • “Employer Actions – Disability Accommodation and Leave,” Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar, November 2013
  • “HR:  Avoiding Mistakes Employers Make,” Annual State Conference for Kansas Society for Human Resource Management, September 2013
  • “Employment Law and Immigration Update,” Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, April 2013.
  • “I-9 Compliance Workshop,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, April 2013
  • “HR Leading with Employment Law Changes,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Professionals of Greater Emporia, SHRM of Southwest Kansas, 2013
  • “Human Resources Law Update,” National Business Institute, November 2012
  •  “FLSA Update & Flex Time,” State Annual Conference for City Attorneys Association of Kansas, October 2012
  • “Compliance Update for Employers – FLSA, FMLA, GINA, ADAAA, ADEA, EEOC, DOL – more than ABC’s,” State Annual Conference for Kansas Society for Human Resource Management, September 2012
  • “Social Media Networking Sites and Employment-Related Decisions,” Labor & Employment Law 2012, Sterling Education Services, September 2012
  • “Immigration Compliance,” Labor & Employment Law 2012, Sterling Education Services, September 2012
  • “Immigration Compliance for Human Resource Managers,” South Central Kansas Society for Human Resources Management, May 2012
  • “Evolution of Employer Diversity – Legal Issues for Human Resource Leaders,” Kansas Society for Human Resource Management, Diversity & Inclusion Conference, April 2012
  • “Legal Issues for Businesses,” Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, April 2012
  • “Strategies for Employers and HR Leaders:  Update on Federal Compliance Issues,” Employment Law Update, May 2012
  • “Employment Law Update and Legislative Issue,” SHRM Johnson County, January 2012
  • “New & Dangerous:  Corporate Immigration Issues for Corporate and Employment Lawyers,” Kansas Bar Association CLE, March 2011
  • “Immigration Hot Spots for Employers:  Preparing for What’s Coming,” Evolution of Employment Law:  Adapting to the Needs of a Modern Workplace, Omaha, NE, November 2010
  • “Balancing Employer Immigration Compliance with Non-Discrimination and Diversity,” Corporate Immigration Compliance Officer Training, October 2010
  • “Employment Law Changes the Last 12 Months – Key Points for Employers,” Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, October 2010
  • “US Citizenship Ceremony,” U.S. Naturalization Proceedings, Guest Speaker, September 2010
  • “US Supreme Court Update – Changes for HR,” 2010 Kansas Society for Human Resource Management, Employment Law & Legislative Conference
  • “What’s Up on the Horizon: Upcoming Employer Issues,” Southeast Kansas Corner Society for Human Resources Management, November 2009
  • “Legal Update for Employers,” Western Kansas Human Resources Management Association, October 2009
  • “Immigration Compliance Update for Employers,” 20th Annual Kansas Society for Human Resource Management Conference, September 2009
  • “Employment Law Update 2009,” Central Kansas Society for Human Resource Management, Hutchinson, Kansas, June 2009
  • “Immigration Legislation:  Impact, Implications & Realities,” Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, May 2009
  • “Managing HR Resources in a Recession – Key Issues to Controlling & Reducing Costs,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, PM Program, May 2009
  • “Immigration Compliance in the Workplace,” Employment Law Seminar, Sterling Education Services, February 2009
  • “Employment Law Update,” Human Resources Management Network, Manhattan, Kansas, February 2009
  • “Immigration Law Update,” 19th Annual Kansas Society for Human Resource Management Conference, September 2008
  • “Document Retention Program,” Document Retention and Destruction, Lorman Education Services, August 2008
  • “Kansas Legislative Update 2008,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, July 2008
  • “Kansas Immigration Legislation,” Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, March 2008
  • “2007 Legislative Update:  Employment Laws in Kansas,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, November 2007
  • “Employment Law Compliance” and “Electronic Discovery & Ethics,” Salina Employment Law Seminar, November 2007
  • “Immigration Compliance – HR Boot Camp,” Wichita Society for Human Resource Management, PM Program, November 2007
  • “Exit Interviews & Severance Agreement,” Human Resource Audits, Lorman Education Services, October 2007 and October 2008
  • “Employer Requirements:  Immigration Issues & English as a Second Language,” Equal Opportunity Law Update Seminar, Lawrence Human Rights Commission, October 2007
  • “Managing Immigration Employment Issues,” Topeka Immigration Forum, Topeka Human Relations Commission, December 2006
  • “Working with the Medical Profession to Obtain Complete and Essential Medical Information under FMLA,” Kansas FMLA Update, Council on Education in Management, July 2006
  • "Texas Employment Law," Lorman Education Service, 2004
  • "Texas Employment Law Update," Lower Valley Society of Human Resource Management, 2002 & 2004
  • "FMLA Issues & Update," Employment & Labor Law in Texas Seminar, Lorman Education Service, 2003 & 2004 
  • “Harassment Prevention Training,” Corporate In-House Training, 2002-2005
  • "Employment Law in Management,” University of Texas, 2001
  • “Employment Law Issues for Rio Grande Valley Employers,” Rio Grande Valley Partnership, 2001
  • “Internal Work Place Investigations,” Corporate In-House Training, 2001
  • “Collections – Legal Awareness,” University of Texas Small Business Development Center, 2001
  • “Employment Law in Texas,” ABC’s of Human Resources Seminar, Harlingen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2000
  • “Business Formation Legal Issues,” CAEL Resource Center, 1999
  • “Legal Awareness – Year 2000,” U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency, South Texas Minority Business Opportunity Development Committee, and University of Texas – Small Business Development Center, 1999


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