Ensure Compliance with Employment Law Procedures and Practices
When used consistently and fairly, employment laws assist in creating and maintaining an environment that promotes cooperation and professionalism - and prevents costly penalties and lawsuits. Are you using the current employment laws correctly? Join us to receive definitive advice on all the phases of employment law. If it's important to you to promote a positive employment environment - and comply with the law - this is the program for you. Register today!
- Learn how to establish - and communicate - consistent rules and expectations right from the start to avoid possible legal problems down the line.
- Safeguard your company by proactively implementing protective measures including handbooks and periodic training.
- Keep everything legal - ensure that you're comfortable with existing laws and familiar with the new ones.
- Handle sensitive issues and conduct investigations correctly by understanding and implementing legal internal investigation procedures.
- Stay in compliance with current wage and hour laws: ensure your understanding of policies and procedures is current and up-to-date.
- Learn how to properly document, communicate and handle terminations to minimize potential legal issues.
This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Kate Bischoff, Donald C. Erickson, Annette M. Margarit, and Daniel R. Olson on December 15, 2016. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.
All times are shown in Eastern time
- NEW HIRES - GETTING IT RIGHT FROM THE START
11:00 - 11:45, Kate Bischoff
- Job Applications: Getting the Data You Need
- What Legally Can You Look up Online?
- The Interview Process: How to Portray Your Message
- Screen References Through a Filter of Reality
- Job Offers, Terms and Conditions of Contracts
- Orientation and Training: Keeping the "Keepers"
- FLSA CHANGES AND OTHER WAGE AND HOUR ISSUES
11:45 - 12:30, Donald C. Erickson
- State-Specific Wage and Hour Laws
- What Qualifies as Overtime
- Differences to be Aware of: Salaried Exempt vs. Salaried Non-Exempt
- Options for Employees Reporting Time Worked
- Handling Deductions from Wages
- Other Wage and Hour Issues
- IF YOU'RE PREPARED TO BE SUED, YOU'RE LESS LIKELY TO BE SUED
12:45 - 1:30, Kate Bischoff
- Take Inventory of Your Current Handbook and Explore New Ideas
- Use "Employment At-Will" to Your Advantage
- Don't be Recklessly Indifferent with Employee Training
- Tracking of Handbook and Policy Updates Given to Employees
- Strategies for Management Buy-In
- EMPLOYMENT LAWS YOU NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH
1:30 - 2:15, Donald C. Erickson
- The Latest Employment Law Developments and How They Affect You
- Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
- Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
- Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Social Security Mismatch Letters and I-9
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- SENSITIVE ISSUES: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND LEAVES OF ABSENCE
2:45 - 3:30, Daniel R. Olson
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Establish Control by Way of Written Policies
- Suspicion vs. Random Testing
- Advise, Establish and Train an Internal Medical Review Officer
- Local Lab Options
- Dealing with Test Results
- Walk Softly When Dealing with "Leaves of Absence"
- Establish Family/Medical, Victims, Disability, and Workers' Compensation Leave Policies
- Build a Safety Net for Situations That May Arise
- INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
3:30 - 4:00, Annette M. Margarit
- The New Trend of Outsourcing Investigation - Money Well Spent
- Equal Employment Opportunity Guidelines
- Always be Aware of What Will be Discoverable from the Investigation
- What to do with the Evidence to Resolve the Issue
- SEPARATION OF EMPLOYMENT
4:15 - 5:00, Daniel R. Olson
- Reviews, Warnings, Discipline and Suspensions
- There is a Time for Termination
- Is Your Paper Trail Ready for Possible Litigation?
- Monetary Transactions to Discuss
- Severance Packages
- Separation Pay
- The Exit Interview
- Documents and Disclaimers
- ETHICAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW
5:00 - 6:00, Annette M. Margarit
- Key Rules of Professional Conduct
- Privileged Communications
- Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
This essential program is designed for attorneys. It may also benefit human resource managers, payroll professionals, operations managers, and presidents/vice presidents.