This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, payroll professionals, benefits administrators, accountants, high level managers and business owners.
This full day seminar will cover a variety of issues that must be considered before, during and after the termination of an employee.
Topics to be discussed include:
Unemployment Compensation Benefits
Preparing For Litigation
Handling The Lawsuit
Arbitration, Mediation And ADR
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Unemployment Compensation Benefits
B. Employer Liability For Unemployment Insurance
9:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
II. Employee Handbooks
A. Handbooks As Contracts
B. Protecting Trade Secrets/Confidential Information
C. Alternative Dispute Resolution
10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
A. Potential Liability For Defamation
B. Potential Liability For Negligent Referral
C. Qualified Privilege For Employment References
10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. Preparing For Litigation
A. Business Records
B. Employee Interviews
C. Documents Prepared In Anticipation Of Litigation
D. Potential For Filing Of Lawsuit Or EEOC Charge
E. Burden Of Proof
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
V. Handling The Lawsuit
A. State And/Or Federal Law Apply?
B. Venue Decisions By Plaintiff And Defendant
C. Expert Witnesses
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VI. Arbitration, Mediation And ADR
A. Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
B. Advantages/Disadvantages To Mediation Over Arbitration
C. Whom To Hire As Arbiter/Mediator
D. Is ADR Less Expensive Than Court Action?
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
VII. Non-Compete Agreements
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Severance Agreements