This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business and office managers, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, accountants and controllers.
Employees are filing lawsuits over termination in record numbers. Litigating these claims can be costly, time consuming and even humiliating to the companies involved. Managers must be ready to handle employment-related decisions with care and consultation. In addition, they must know the latest strategies available to avoid litigation.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Legal Restrictions On Terminating And Discharging Employees
A. Contractual Limitations
B. Statutory Limitations
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. How To Document And Administer Employee Discipline
A. Why Is Documentation Important
B. When To Document
C. Methods Of Effective Documentation
D. Investigating Misconduct
E. Litigation Issues
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
III. Employer’s Obligations When Terminating Employees
A. The Mechanics Of Termination
D. COBRA Benefits Issues
E. Severance Pay, Separation Agreements And Releases
F. Common Pitfalls
G. Checklist Prior To Making Termination Decision
I. Special Situations
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
IV. Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations
A. Sound Sexual Harassment Policy
B. When To Conduct An Investigation
C. Conducting The Investigation
D. Making A Determination
E. Taking Action
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Alternative Dispute Resolution
A. Common Types Of Alternative Dispute Resolution
B. Law Concerning Arbitration