This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and managers, operations managers, presidents, vice presidents, controllers, accountants and payroll professionals.
This seminar is intended to provide a description of the most common mistakes made by employers.
Topics to be discussed include:
• At-Will Employment
• Restrictive Covenants
• Employee Handbooks
• Harassment Issues
• E-Mail And Internet Use
• Wage/Hour Issues
• Termination Documentation
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. Failure To Clearly Define
Employee’s Status As At-Will
Employee At Commencement Of
A. Definition Of At-Will Status
B. Comparison Of At-Will Status With Contract Of Employment
C. Ramifications Of Undefined Status
D. What Steps An Employer Should Take In Defining At-Will Status
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
II. Failure To Require Employees To
Execute Legal Confidentiality
Agreements And Restrictive
A. Confidentiality Agreements And Restrictive Covenants Defined
B. What Employees Should Be Bound By Confidentiality Agreements And Restrictive Covenants
C. Necessary And Legal Elements Of Confidentiality Agreements And Restrictive Covenants
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
III. Lack Of An Employee Handbook
A. Necessary Components Of An Employee Handbook
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
IV. Non-Existent Or Deficient Policy
A. Components Of A Policy Against Harassment To Shield Employer From Liability
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
V. Non-Existent Or Deficient Policy Of
Monitoring E-Mail And Internet
A. Necessary Components Of A Sound Internet And E-Mail Usage Policy
B. Potential Liability Issues That Can Arise With A Non-Existent Or Deficient E-Mail And Internet Policy
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
VI. Inappropriate Questions And
Discussions By An Employer
During The Interview Process For
A. Questions To Avoid During The Interview Process And Why
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VII. Improperly Exempting Non-Exempt
Employees From Wage And Hour
A. Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees By Definition
B. Record Keeping Requirements For Non-Exempt Employees
C. Ramifications Of Mischaracterizing An Employee’s Status
2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
2:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VIII. Improperly Characterizing
Employees As Independent
A. Necessary Factors For Independent Contractor Status
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IX. Lack Of Written Documentation
When Terminating An Employee
A. Progressive Discipline And Immediate Termination
B. Factors To Consider When Terminating An Employee
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
X. Improper Application Of The Family
And Medical Leave Act, (FMLA),
The New Jersey Family Leave Act
(NJFLA) And The American With
Disabilities Act (ADA)
A. Circumstances That Give Rise To One Or More Of The Statutes
B. The Implications Of Not Considering Or Improperly Applying The Statutes
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XI. Questions And Answers