This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and managers and payroll professionals.
Not only are employment and labor issues complex, but they are always changing. Therefore, professionals in today’s business environment need to be aware of and understand the latest developments affecting the workplace.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Employee Handbooks
• Affirmative Action
• Employee Polygraph And Protection Act
• Personnel Files
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• Independent Contractor Definition
• Wrongful Hiring And Retention
• Wrongful Discharge
• Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
II. Employee Handbooks
A. Employment At Will
B. Drug And Alcohol Testing
C. Non-Compete Agreements
D. Non-Disclosure Agreements
E. AIDS Policy
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
III. Affirmative Action – “It’s Alive And
A. Sample Policy
B. Sample Forms
IV. Employee Polygraph And
Protection Act; WARN – Worker
Adjustment And Retraining Act
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
V. Telecommuting – “Here Today,
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
VI. Personnel Files
A. Documents That SHOULD Be Included
B. Documents That SHOULD NOT Be Included
VII. Do’s And Don’ts Of:
A. Employment Applications
B. Reference Checks
C. I-9 Forms And Supporting Documents
D. New Hire Reporting
E. Interview Notes And Pre-Employment Inquiries
F. Pre-Employment Testing
1. Skill Testing
2. Drugs And Alcohol
4. Physical And Psychological
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VIII. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
A. Exempt Or Non-Exempt … That Is The Question
B. Portal to Portal Act
IX. Independent Contractor Definition
A. Getting Non-Compete Agreements
B. Non-Disclosure Agreements
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A. Use And Abuse Of The Internet At Work
B. E-Mail And Voice Mail Monitoring – Business Necessity Or Invasion Of Privacy
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
XI. Updates On …
A. OSHA – Revised Recordkeeping Rules
B. COBRA – Benefits Continuation
C. HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
XII. How FMLA, ADA, FLSA, COBRA,
Workers’ Comp, And Other Federal
Laws Work Together (Or Not!)
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
XIII. Wrongful Hiring And Retention Of
Employees “If You Hire Right, You
Won’t Have To Fire Right …
XIV. Wrongful Discharge
A. Why Employees File Wrongful Discharge Suits
B. Preventive Tips To Avoid Wrongful Discharge Suits
C. Why Employers Lose Wrongful Discharge Suits
D. Damages In Wrongful Discharge Cases
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
XV. Exit Interviews
A. Severance Agreements
B. Weingarten Rights (What Are They?)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
XVI. Alternative Dispute Resolution
Procedures – Mediation And
A. Saves Time
B. Saves Money
C. Avoid Negative Publicity
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XVII. Comprehensive Checklists
A. Effective Forms
XVIII. Question And Answer Period