Are you tired of worrying that every personnel decision is a lawsuit in progress? Well, packed into this interactive, one-day seminar will be a number of practical tools and tips that will help you identify common misconceptions in California-based human resources and fine-tune your practices. We will include the latest 'hot button' topics, from privacy to immigration, from pay practices to employment policies, and from whistleblowers to injured workers. This seminar will benefit human resource department personnel, accountants and bookkeepers, executive assistants, managers, attorneys and anyone else in your company that must deal with the organization's people. The presenters will share a wealth of experiences, knowledge and expertise so that you will come away with useful action steps. Please bring your questions and join us for our educational and fun seminar.
- Identify the major areas in which employers are sued
- Make personnel decisions confidently by assessing risk
- Update your knowledge to avoid future HR problems
- Fine-tune your HR practices
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
I. Welcome, Introductions And Case Study Assignments*
8:40 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
II. The Twilight Zone Of Privacy
A. Technology And Physical Premises
B. Private Employee Information (Medical And Other)
C. Off-Duty Conduct
D. Confidential Information Of Employer
10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Who Reads This Stuff – Your Employee's Attorney Does
A. Problems With Handbooks, Employee Personnel Files, Applications And References
B. Other Agreements (Loans/Vacation Advances And Arbitration)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Independent Contractors And Immigration: Speaking 'Employese'
A. Independent Contractor Pitfalls And Penalties
B. Effect Of Illegal Immigrant Status
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
V. Investigations: Down And Dirty Doesn't Do It
A. Discrimination And Harassment Complaint Investigations
B. Working Conditions And Employee Grievances In A Non-Union Environment
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VI. Risky Business: Making A Risk Assessment To Keep Your Business Moving Forward
A. Legal versus Business Decisions
B. At-Will Employment
C. Whistle Blower Rules
D. Discipline And Terminations
E. Proactively Dealing With Injured Workers
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
VII. Pay Practices: A Ticking Time Bomb
A. Wage And Hour Laws
B. Payroll Mistakes
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
* Interactive case studies on seminar topics will be provided to participants with debrief and discussion during the afternoon session.