This program is an information-packed two-day conference regarding state and federal personnel laws. This conference is designed to provide an introduction to state and federal personnel laws to help your organization avoid costly legal fees.
- Introduction to laws regulating the workplace
- Practical advice on handling workplace issues
- Wage and hour law - coverage and overtime issues
- Avoiding hidden traps in terminating employees
- Privacy issues
- The attendee will be able to understand an employer's legal obligation to employees.
- The attendee will be able to manage FMLA leave and ADA obligations.
- The attendee will be able to conduct effective investigations without violating privacy rights.
- The attendee will be able to discipline and terminate employees in a lawful manner.
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. The Law Of Discrimination In
A. Non-Exhaustive List Of State And Federal Employment Related Laws
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Wage And Hour Law – Coverage And
A. Coverage Under The FLSA And Oklahoma Law
B. Determining Hours Worked
C. Calculating Overtime
D. The Exemptions
E. Problems With 'Comp Time' And Other Types Of Time Off
F. Status Of Regulatory Changes
G. Oklahoma Wage And Hour Requirements
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
III. How To Comply With The ADA In
Hiring And Other Employment
A. Overview Of ADA
B. Obligations During The Hiring Process
C. Obligations To Accommodate Employees
D. Obligations Regarding Medical Records
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. Complying With The Family And
Medical Leave Act
A. Covered Employees
B. Persons Eligible For Leave
C. Types Of Leave Available
D. Reinstatement Rights
E. Notice Requirements
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Workplace Harassment And Hostile
A. Legal Standards
B. Significant Case Law
C. Effective Investigation And Enforcement Of Anti-Harassment Policy
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Avoiding Hidden Traps In
A. Termination Checklist
B. Separation Agreements And Release Of Claims
C. Protecting Trade Secrets
D. Payment Of Wages To Terminated Employees
E. Reference Checks And Other 3rd Party Inquiries
F. Handling Claims Before The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, The Human Rights Commission, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Or The Department Of Labor
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
III. Effective Evaluation And
Documentation Of Disciplinary
A. Methods Of Evaluating Employee Performance
B. Documentation Of Disciplinary And Performance Issues
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
IV. Privacy Issues
A. Drug And Alcohol Testing
B. Polygraph Examinations
C. Personnel And Medical Files
D. Electronic Monitoring
E. Workplace Searches
F. Off Duty Conduct Inquiries
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Panel Discussion And Questions And