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An Intensive, Fast-Paced Guide to HR Law

Human resource law can be a minefield of potential liability issues. That's why it is essential to get up to speed on the essential aspects of the law before you tackle employment-related concerns. This intensive, one-day boot camp will get you up to speed on how to handle common legal matters employment attorneys and HR professionals face every day. Experienced faculty will drill you on the fundamental aspects of FLSA compliance, FMLA issues, termination concerns and more. You'll leave with the knowledge you need to handle the issues you constantly face with confidence - register today!

  • Incorporate critical updates into handbooks so they act as an employer's best line of defense.
  • Ensure employers fully comply with the FMLA, ADA and other critical employment laws.
  • Get your hands on essential strategies to keep unemployment costs in check.
  • Discipline and discharge problem employees in ways that maximize employer protections.
  • Know what employers can and can't do when monitoring employee communications.

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  1. Employee Handbooks: Ensuring They Keep Pace With the Times
    11:00 - 11:45, Peter R. Bulmer
    1. Guidelines for Whether Your Organization Should or Should Not Have a Handbook
    2. Ensuring Handbook Style Fits with Corporate Culture
    3. Revising the Old vs. Starting Anew
    4. Topics That Should be Included
    5. Boilerplate Language
  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context
    11:45 - 12:15, Jacob D. Massee
  3. FLSA Compliance Essentials
    12:30 - 1:15, Peter R. Bulmer
    1. Recordkeeping Obligations
    2. Who Does Not Get Overtime Pay?
    3. What Qualifies as "Overtime"?
    4. Salaried Exempt vs. Salaried Non-exempt - What's the Difference?
    5. What Are the Rules on Deductions from Wages?
    6. Are There Requirements Regarding How Employees Record Their Time?
    7. Are There Different Rules for Wages & Benefits for Part-time Employees & Temps?
    8. Must Interns and Trainees Be Paid?
  4. Key Employment Laws: How to Ensure Compliance
    1:15 - 2:15, Calvin R. House
    1. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    3. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment
    4. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
    5. Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
    6. Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA)
    7. Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
    8. Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  5. Keeping Unemployment Compensation Costs in Check
    2:45 - 3:30, Calvin R. House
    1. General Rules on Who is Entitled to Unemployment Compensation
    2. Key Information to Present Regarding the Initial Claim
    3. When is it Important to Fight an Unemployment Compensation Claim
    4. What You Need to Know About the Hearing Process
    5. Traditional Ways to Manage Unemployment Compensation Costs
  6. Employee Monitoring and Behavior: What Employers Can and Can't do
    3:30 - 4:15, Tyler T. Rasmussen
    1. Employee Surveillance
    2. Searches of Desks, Smartphones, Lockers, Vehicles, Equipment, Etc.
    3. Monitoring Employee Communications: Calls, Email and Internet Use
    4. Dress Code/Personal Appearance
    5. Drug and Alcohol Testing
    6. Psychological and Personality Tests
    7. Workplace Violence: Harassment and Bullying
    8. Off-Duty Behavior and Activities
  7. Discipline and Discharge: Documentation and Legal Best Practices
    4:30 - 5:15, Tyler T. Rasmussen
    1. Putting a Discipline Policy in Place Proactively
    2. What to do When There is no Policy Addressing an Offense
    3. Evaluating Employee Performance While Mitigating Liability
    4. What Goes in the Discipline/Discharge Letter?
    5. At What Point Should Discharge be Considered?
    6. Minimizing Liability When Discharging an Employee
    7. Common Mistakes to Avoid During Discharge
    8. Waivers and Releases - Their Use After Termination
  8. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Obligation Essentials
    5:15 - 6:00, Jacob D. Massee
    1. Current Challenges in NLRB Policies
    2. Petition Process
    3. Complaint and Hearing
    4. Controlling Back Pay
    5. Avoiding a Bargaining Order After Winning an Election
    6. Dealing with the New Rules on Secondary Boycotts
    7. Working Around the Problems in Project Only Agreements

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