This seminar is designed to update human resource professionals and corporate managers on the employment laws they deal with every day, and give them the tools to manage effectively and prevent lawsuit and other claims.
- How to avoid the 'usual mistakes' employers make in workplace documentation
- An overview of drug and alcohol testing in Minnesota
- New wage and hour regulation and what they mean to you
- An employer response guide to when OSHA knocks
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. How To Avoid The 'Usual Mistakes' Employers Make In Workplace
A. Illustrations Of The Most Common Mistakes Employers Make In Workplace Documentation
B. Discussion Of The Reasons Why Employers Make Such Mistakes
C. Discussion Of How Employers Can Remedy Documentation Problems
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Mistakes To Avoid In Reductions In Force
A. What Are Alterations To RIFs
B. Planning An RIF To Avoid Legal Exposure
C. Possible Employee Legal Claims Resulting From RIF
D. Impact Of Other Laws On RIFs
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
III. An Overview Of Drug And Alcohol Testing In Minnesota
A. Contents Of Policy
B. Restrictions On Testing
C. Restrictions On Discipline
D. Employee Rights
E. Types Of Testing
F. Interplay With DOT Regulations And Other Federal Laws
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. New Wage And Hour Regulations And What They Mean To You
A. Status Of New Wage And Hour Regulations
B. What Do The Changes Mean Practically?
C. What Are The Current Short-Test Regulations On White-Collar Exemptions?
D. What Are The New Regulations?
E. Non-Exempt Employees
F. What Are The Substantive Differences?
G. What Industries Are Going To Be Impacted The Most?
H. What Are The Areas Of The New Regulations That May Cause Employers The Most Difficulty?
I. What To Do Before The Effective Date
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. An Employer Response Guide To When OSHA Knocks
A. The Top Ten Safety Sins Committed By Employers Nationally And In Minnesota In 2003
B. The Five Scenarios That Will Lead To An MN-OSHA Inspection
C. Three Occasions When MN-OSHA Can Conduct An Inspection Without A Warrant
D. Employee/Employer Rights During An Inspection
E. Liability Issues At Multi-Employer Worksites
F. Methods Of Controlling The On-Site OSHA Inspection