This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll professionals, benefits managers, business owners and managers, operations managers, office managers, accountants and attorneys.
Presented by experienced professionals, this highly informative and practical seminar will provide participants with a greater understanding of the purpose and requirements of the ADA, the FMLA and the new HIPAA regulations. The materials and presentations will provide practical approaches to the policies and procedures required under these statutes.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Application Of HIPAA To Your Company
• Internet And E-Mail In The Workplace
• Employment Applications And Interviews
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Internet And E-Mail In The
Workplace – Use And Privacy Issues
A. Employee’s Privacy Interest When Using Company Computer
B. Issues To Consider When Developing A Policy Concerning Use Of Company Computer
C. Use Of Company Computer And Union Business
D. Employer Liability For Harassment Of Employee Through E-Mail
E. Identifying The Author Of Internet Message
F. Employer’s Interception Of Employee’s E-Mail Message
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Family And Medical Leave Act
A. Overview Of FMLA And Employers Subject To The Statute
B. Circumstances Warranting FMLA Leave
C. Types Of Leave Available Under The FMLA
D. Methods Of Computing 12-Month Period
E. Employee’s Obligations Under FMLA
F. Employer’s Obligations Under FMLA
G. Grounds For Denial Or Revocation Of FMLA Leave
H. Similarities And Differences Between FMLA And New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”)
I. FMLA And Workers’ Compensation Benefits
J. FMLA And Temporary Disability Benefits
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
III. Americans With Disabilities Act
A. Overview Of ADA
2. Major Life Activity
3. Factors To Consider In Assessing Substantial Limitations
4. Pregnancy And Complications From Pregnancy
1. Covered Entities
2. Employer Within Meaning Of Statute
3. Excluded Employers
4. Qualified Individual With A Disability
5. Reasonable Accommodation
6. Factors To Consider To Determine If Accommodation Is Undue Hardship To Employer
8. Employer Defenses With ADA Claims
10. Psychological Disabilities
D. ADA And The New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) – Similarities And Differences
2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
2:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
IV. Health Insurance Portability And
Accountability Act Of 1996 (“HIPAA”)
A. Overview Of HIPAA
B. Important Definitions
C. Uses And Disclosure Of Protected Health Information
D. Limitations On Uses And Disclosure Of Information
E. Privacy Practices Notice
F. Administrative Requirements Of Covered Entities
3:35 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
V. Employment Applications And
Interviews – What Can And Cannot
Be Asked Of A Candidate And Why
B. Place Of Birth And Residence
C. Race Or Color
E. Creed And Religion
G. Sex And Marital Status
H. Physical Disabilities
J. Military Experience
L. Arrest And Conviction
N. Drug And Alcohol Testing
O. Physical Examination
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers