This seminar is designed for attorneys, paralegals, corporate counsel, and other legal staff, whether new to the field and seeking an overview of these issues or more experienced and desirous of a thorough update and refresher.
Not only are employment and labor laws complex, but they are always changing. Therefore, it is vital to remain aware and up to date on these laws. This one-day course will examine current developments in this area and provide attendees with the practical information they need to more confidently and effectively resolve the most challenging workplace situations.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Recent Significant Developments In The Law Of Harassment
And Discrimination Law
• Making Sense Of FMLA, ADA And Other Leave Laws
• Recent Developments In Wage And Hour Law And Responding
To Agency Investigations
• Employee Handbooks And Personnel Policy Manuals
• How To Deal With Discipline And Termination Issues
• Avoiding And Responding To Retaliation And Whistleblowing
Claims: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. Recent Significant Developments In The Law Of Harassment And
A. Update On Harassment And Discrimination Law
B. Real Life Scenarios
C. Tips For Avoiding Claims
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Making Sense Of FMLA, ADA And Other Leave Laws
A. Americans With Disabilities Act
B. Workers’ Compensation
C. Family And Medical Leave Act
D. Inter-Play Between ADA, FMLA, And Workers’ Compensation
E. Reasonable Accommodations
F. Light Duty And Favored Work
H. Medical Inquiries And Informational Issues
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
III. Recent Developments In Wage And Hour Law And Responding To
A. Update On New White-Collar Regulations
B. Top Ten List For Avoiding Common Wage/Hour Mistakes
C. How To Successfully Navigate Agency Investigations
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Employee Handbooks And Personnel Policy Manuals
A. How To Make Your Employee Handbook A Useful Guide For Employees
B. How To Avoid Creating An Employment Contract
C. What To Include (And Not Include) In Your Handbook
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
V. How To Deal With Discipline And Termination Issues
A. How To Handle Employee Discipline And Performance Reviews
B. Planning For Sucessful Terminations And Avoiding Lawsuits
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Avoiding And Responding To Retaliation And Whisteblowing Claims
A. Update On Retaliation Law
B. More Real Life Scenarios
C. The Effect Of Enron On Jurors And Whistleblower Claims: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act