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Our "Certificate In Employee Relations Law" seminar provides the most comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date employment law training available.

This 4½ day seminar provides human resource professionals, attorneys, and managers with "best practices", insights, and information on the full range of employee relations law issues. It is thorough and practically oriented, and covers all facets of employment law.

And best of all: you will learn how to avoid costly employment problems - while improving your employee relations and professional performance!

The seminar is divided into three "blocks" of instruction. Block I (Monday-Tuesday) covers labor law in the union/non-union workplace. Block II (Wednesday-Thursday) is Employment Discrimination Law. Block III (Friday) deals with topics such as wrongful discharge, ADR, substance abuse and workplace privacy.

Learning Objectives

The Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar is designed to provide participants with a broad base of practical knowledge in all facets of employment law.

By attending, you will learn practical implications of the law and what steps participants can take on the job to cope with the complex requirements of the various laws and regulations, including:
  • A comprehensive understanding of all of today's significant employment laws and regulations, and the ability to know what to do about them in their own workplace.

  • The skills to recognize and deal with problem situations. Subjects include coping with federal and state regulatory agencies and their requirements, compliance reviews and agency injunctions, negotiating and settling complaints, and minimizing exposure to litigation by learning what steps and policies to implement in the workplace.

  • Complete information regarding current and expected future regulations, enabling your organization to anticipate and plan for the future.
Faculty

A faculty of leading employment law attorneys teach at each location. These experienced presenters are from law firms such as Paul Hastings, Littler Mendelson, Sherman & Howard, Ogletree Deakins, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Jones Day, King & Spalding, Taylor English Duma, and Franczek Radelet.

Benefits

Tens of thousands of past participants have told us that participating in the seminar:
  • Improves on-the-job performance and skills...immediately
  • Provides virtually all the information needed to function effectively in the employment law aspect of a job
  • Increases confidence in dealing with complex employee relations law issues
  • Helps participants to deal more pro-actively with employee relations law issues
  • Enables participants to take concrete and specific actions to substantially reduce their organization's downside risk to expensive, time-consuming and risky litigation
  • Increases the participant's value to their organization
  • Provides participants with an excellent environment to meet colleagues and share ideas
Included Materials

By attending, you receive specially-prepared reference materials that serve as valuable on the job desktop reference manuals.

Class Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm. Friday 8:00am-12:00pm.

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved for 29.75 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), plus Continuing Legal Education in the states listed below.

How You Receive Your Certificate

The Certificate in Employee Relations Law is awarded after a participant attends the full 4½ day seminar. No examinations are given. These handsome certificates are mailed two to four weeks after the end of each program. If you complete only one or two of the blocks you can still receive a Certificate of Completion if you complete the remaining block(s) within a two-year period. All blocks need not be completed at the same location.

The Certificate in Employee Relations LawSM Seminar is divided into three "blocks" of instruction, with the blocks presented on consecutive days over a 4 1/2 day period at locations nationwide.

The extensive materials for each block of instruction are used as a resource during the seminar, and designed to serve as desktop references on the job.


Day 1 & 2: Labor Law In The Union & Non-Union Workplace

Overview of Laws Governing the Employer-Union Relationship
  • Analysis of the provisions of the Labor Management Relations Act and other applicable laws
  • Practical guide to understanding and successfully dealing with the National Labor Relations Board
Achieving and Maintaining a Union-Free Workplace
  • Why employees unionize-recurring problems in the non-union workplace
  • Preventive measures to avoid union organizing efforts
Changes in the Law and How they Affect You -
The Election Process

  • Examination of election procedures-statutory provisions and NLRB processes
  • How to conduct a legal and effective campaign against unionization
Collective Bargaining
  • What should management want in a collective bargaining agreement?
  • How to get what you want out of the collective bargaining process
  • Extent of responsibility to bargain in good faith
  • The correlation between collective bargaining agreements and employee handbooks
Strikes and Picketing Activity
  • Legal limits on strikes, picketing, and employer responses
  • Legal remedies and best strategies for dealing with actual or threatened strikes, picketing, and boycotts
Operating Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Living with a collective bargaining agreement
  • Making effective use of the grievance procedure
  • Preparing for and winning arbitration cases
Successorship and the Law
  • Buying a business whose employees are unionized
  • Understanding your rights and liabilities in mergers and acquisitions
Ending the Union Relationship
  • The decertification process
  • Other non-election means through which to legally end the relationship
Day 3 & 4: Employment Discrimination Law

This section examines legal theories under Title VII and other Civil Rights Acts, including discrimination and harassment based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability.
  • Analyzes race discrimination claims under Title VII and the Post-Civil War Civil Rights Acts

  • Examines the various theories of sex discrimination, including such issues as pregnancy discrimination and issues associated with employee benefits designs and equal pay

  • Discusses sexual and other types of harassment, including the Supreme Court's new standards and effective ways to prevent and investigate harassment claims

  • Reviews trends in protecting the rights of persons based on sexual orientation

  • Provides updates on religious discrimination issues
Strategies and Practical Advice for Dealing with Issues Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • A thorough examination of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the effective handling of the disabled employee, including a discussion of the interaction between the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • An analysis of current decisions interpreting an employer's rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • An examination of the Family and Medical Leave Act, its regulations, and recent cases dealing with leave issues
An Update on Developments in the Law Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • A discussion of the requirements of waivers and releases under the Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act and its regulations

  • An examination of developing court decisions

  • A review of issues associated with employee benefits designs
Resolving Discrimination Claims Without Litigation
  • Resolving complaints internally and encouraging employees to use your procedures

  • Avoiding litigation through binding arbitration

  • A discussion of recent court decisions concerning the enforceability of agreements to arbitrate employment claims
Litigating Discrimination Claims
  • A review of the case handling process under EEOC regulations

  • How to win your case at the administrative level

  • An examination of effective litigation strategies

  • Avoidance of retaliation claims

  • Settlement strategies, including pre-charge settlements as well as settlements in conjunction with agencies
An Examination of Affirmative Action
  • A detailed discussion of voluntary affirmative action trends

  • A thorough examination of the requirements of Executive Order 11246 for government contractors

  • How to prepare affirmative action plans

  • The status of race norming under the Civil Rights Act of 1991

  • Dealing with the OFCCP effectively

  • Update on judicial opinions regarding affirmative action and "reverse discrimination"

  • Provides an update on the Glass Ceiling Act and the OFCCP's Glass Ceiling Initiative

Day 5: Special Issues In Employee Relations Law

This section addresses specific employment law/labor law issues of interest to participants not previously covered, plus up-to-the-minute laws, regulations, and court decisions. Topics include:

Wrongful Discharge Litigation
  • An examination of the various theories of recovery arising from employee discipline and discharge
  • An examination of litigation prevention techniques including practical suggestions regarding employment policies, internal review procedures, and discipline/termination decision making and implementation
  • Assessments of effective litigation strategies in response to these developments
  • A discussion of post-employment inquiries and the use of separation agreements as a litigation avoidance tool
Employment-Related Tort Litigation
  • Defamation claims arising from communications to employees, other employers, customers and others
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Intentional interference with contract or prospective business advantage
  • Fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation
  • Negligent hiring, supervision entrustment and supervision

Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Pros and cons
  • Utilization of arbitration agreements
  • Features of an effective ADR System
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
  • Legal restrictions and considerations in developing and implementing effective policies and programs
Workplace Privacy Claims
  • Workplace searches and related issues
  • Employee monitoring and pending legislation
  • Emerging types of claims
Protecting Confidential Information
  • What is protectable
  • How to protect it
FLSA Part 541 - New Legislation
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