This seminar will provide practical tips for successful HR management. Various different employment related issues will be covered.
Topics to be discussed include:
- The hiring process
- Employee handbooks and personnel policy manuals
- Equal opportunity and sexual harassment issues
- Employee benefit compliance audits
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. The Hiring Process
B. Employment Agreements
C. Job Offers
D. Background Checks
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Employee Handbooks And Personnel Policy Manuals
A. Preserving At-Will Employment
B. Required Policies
III. Equal Opportunity And Sexual Harassment Issues
A. EEO Basics: Federal And Connecticut Laws
B. Developing Policies
C. Conducting Effective Investigations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
III. Equal Opportunity And Sexual Harassment Issues (Continued)
D. Common Violations Of Wage And Hour Law In Connecticut
E. Independent Contractors
F. Discipline And Performance Reviews
G. Best Practices Training For Employees And Supervisors
H. Fearless Firing
1. Exit Interviews
2. Severance Agreements
2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
IV. Making Sense Of The FMLA, ADA And Other Leave Laws
A. Connecticut And Federal Family Medical Leave Acts
B. Americans With Disabilities Act ('ADA')
C. Interaction Between The ADA, FMLA And Workers' Compensation
D. Light Duty And Intermittent Leaves As Reasonable Accommodation
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Employee Benefit Compliance Audits
B. Arrangements To Be Reviewed
C. Arrangements And Areas To Be Excluded From A Purely ERISA Compliance Audit
D. Documents Review
E. Employee Communications/Disclosures
F. Reporting To Governmental Agencies
H. Qualified Domestic Relations, Orders And Qualified Medical Child Support Orders
I. Fiduciary Matters
J. Oversight, Evaluation And Coordination
K. Record Retention
L. Product Generated