Participants in this one-day course will increase their knowledge of key human resources issues involving the proper discharge and documentation of an employee. Attendees will improve their ability to effectively hire, manage and terminate employees. This seminar is designed for human resources managers, attorneys, directors, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, accountants and managers at all levels to better understand the legal aspects of management. This course offers the opportunity to review relevant rules and regulations.
Topics to be discussed will include:
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- Employment Agreements
- Covenants Not To Compete
- Writing Employee Handbooks
- Conducting Sexual Harassment Sensitivity Training
- Privacy Issues In The Workplace
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Americans With Disabilities Act
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Starting Off Right: What You Need To Know When Hiring Employees
A. Critical Restrictions In Screening Applicants
B. Employee And Applicant Privacy Rights
C. Drafting Employment Agreements
D. When To Use Covenants Not To Compete
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
II. Training And Prevention: Using Your Anti-Discrimination Policies
A. Understanding Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
B. How State Anti-Discrimination Laws Fit In To The Picture
C. How To Keep Sexual Harassment Out Of The Workplace
D. What To Do To Protect Your Business From Harassment Claims
11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
III. Wage And Hour Laws: Avoiding The Most Common Mistakes
A. Understanding The Fair Labor Standards Act
B. Knowing Who Is Entitled To The Minimum Wage Acts
C. How To Classify Who Is Entitled To Overtime Pay
D. How To Avoid Inadvertent Destruction Of 'Exempt' Status
E. How Do You Protect Your Business?
F. How To Prevent And Prepare For An FLSA Audit
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
IV. What Your Employee Handbook Should And Should Not Say
A. Understanding The Uses Of Employee Handbooks
B. Avoiding Hidden Dangers In Handbooks
C. Effectively Using Handbooks In Termination
D. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Handbook
1:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. Dealing With The Absentee Employee
A. Problems Arising From The Absentee Employee
B. Identifying Special Wage And Hour Payroll Problems With Absenteeism
C. Using The Family And Medical Leave Act To Your Advantage
D. Recognizing A Disability
E. Effectively Handle Employees With Disabilities
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
3:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Reducing Risks: How To Properly Terminate Your Employee
A. How To Reduce Discrimination Claims
B. Learning To Use Past Practices And Internal Procedures Effectively
C. Managing The Process Of Being Fair
D. Knowing When To Use Separation Agreements
E. Understanding Post Employment Requirements
2. Unemployment Insurance