Employment law issues occupy a significant amount of time for HR professionals. There are numerous and complex state and federal laws governing the employment relationship. In today's litigious society, human resource and payroll professionals, business owners and managers must be familiar with the various aspects of employment law. The lack of familiarity with these laws can dramatically increase the number of claims and lawsuits that are filed against the employer.
This workshop is designed to give an overview of the most significant employment laws affecting employers and offers practical advice on how to easily implement these laws to ensure the company's legal compliance. Participants of this workshop will learn the major laws affecting the workplace and how to eliminate or minimize employment related charges and lawsuits against the company.
- Records retention and posting requirements
- Conducting effective employment interviews
- Preventing and remedying workplace sexual harassment and discrimination claims
- Potential consequences of an improper performance appraisal
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Overview Of Employment Laws: Americans With Disabilities Act, Family Leave
Act, Civil Rights Act, Title VII, COBRA, EEO, FLSA, PDA And Other Laws As They
Relate To Personnel Issues
II. Records Retention And Posting Requirements
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. Overview Of The Fair Credit Reporting Act
IV. Mandatory Florida New Hire Reporting Requirements
V. Importance Of Job Analyses And Job Descriptions
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VI. Conducting Effective Employment Interviews
VII. Background Verifications
VIII. Independent Contractor vs. Employee
IX. Necessary New Hire Paperwork
X. How To Set Up Proper Personnel Files
XI. Employee Handbook – Things You Must Have!
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
XII. Preventing And Remedying Workplace Sexual Harassment And Discrimination
XIII. Employer Liability And Sexual Harassment
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XIV. Documenting Fair And Consistent Performance Appraisals
XV. Potential Consequences Of An Improper Performance Appraisal
XVI. Handling Terminations Carefully; Avoiding Retaliation Claims
XVII. Things To Do Before Terminating An Employee
XVIII. Avoiding A Wrongful Discharge Claim
XIX. How To Handle Employment References
XX. Handling Violence In The Workplace
XXI. Risk Factors Of Workplace Violence