The stakes are high. Valuable management time can be compromised. Lawsuits are on the rise. As a frontline professional, you know that employee discharge and documentation issues are increasingly complex. Like the causes of actions, the types of actions are becoming more numerous.
To stay on top and on task, you need the latest developments and defense strategies at your fingertips. This seminar provides the means to avoid loss of time, adverse publicity, legal fees and costly verdicts.
Our faculty will cover the most significant federal and state statutes and present practical solutions to a broad spectrum of problems.
- What laws do I need to think about before I discipline?
- Learn how to investigate before you discipline
- The importance of the employee evaluation process
- How to document your personnel file
- How to protect yourself from employee discharge claims
- The attendee will be able to discuss federal and North Carolina statutory requirements.
- The attendee will be able to identify workplace violence prevention.
- The attendee will be able to review post-discharge issues.
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Wrongful Discharge: What Do I Need To Know?
A. Federal Statutory Requirements
B. North Carolina Statutory Requirements
C. Employment-At-Will Is Still The Rule
D. Exceptions Or Restrictions To The At-Will Rule
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
II. Discipline And Discharge Of Employees: Termination Traps To Avoid
A. Goals Of The Evaluation Process: How To Create Honest, Objective And Fair Evaluations To Prevent Them From Being Used Against You
B. Documentation During Employment, Memorializing Employment Incidents, Recording Disciplinary Action And 'Building The Record'
C. Counseling And Documentation: The Prelude To Termination
10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Investigate Before You Terminate
A. How To Investigate; Who To Talk To; What To Say
B. What You Should And Should Not Do
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Post-Discharge Issues
A. Responding To Charges From Former Employees
B. Responding To Request For Employee References
C. Handling Unemployment Compensation Claims
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
V. Workplace Violence Prevention
A. What, Where And Who Are Your Threats?
B. Employer Liability To Victims
C. Appropriate Response To Incidents
D. New State Law Requirements
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Question And Answer Session