This seminar will provide a definitive briefing to assist employers in navigating throughout the life of the employment relationship. The lecture and written materials will offer practical, step-by-step guides to minimize the risk of legal actions and assist the employer to handle complaints and respond appropriately. It is designed to provide employers with a sense of confidence and security that they are communicating in a manner that ensures fairness for all.
- Hiring and orientation: how to make good hiring decisions without running afoul of the law
- Employee handbooks and performance evaluations
- Leaves of absence
- Wage and hour laws
- Handling discharge and post-discharge issues
- The attendee will be able to discuss the goals and pitfalls of an investigation.
- The attendee will be able to identify the elements of a retaliation claim.
- The attendee will be able to review Title VII discrimination.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
A. How Federal And State Laws Affect Daily Business Operations
B. Federal Statutes
C. State Statutes
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
II. Hiring And Orientation: How To
Make Good Hiring Decisions
Without Running Afoul Of The
A. Hiring The Right Employee
B. Employment Applications
D. Background Investigations
E. Offer Letters
F. ADA Considerations
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
III. Employee Handbooks And
A. Tips For Your Own Handbook Audit
B. At-Will Disclaimers
C. Discipline Policies
D. ‘Best Practices' In Performance Evaluations
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
IV. Title VII
A. Understanding The Basics
B. What The Courts Are Saying
C. What To Do
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Harassment: It's Not Just About
B. Sexual Harassment
C. Same-Sex Sexual Harassment
D. Other Forms Of Harassment Claims
E. Tips For Preventing Harassment Of All Types
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
VI. Leaves Of Absence
A. The Americans With Disabilities Act
B. Family And Medical Leave Act
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VII. Wage And Hour Laws
B. Enforcement – How They Will Get You
C. Liabilities – The Big Payback
D. Deductions And Set-Offs
E. Wage And Hour Investigations
F. Recordkeeping Requirements
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VIII. Handling Retaliation Claims
A. Overview: Why Some Employers Fall Into The Trap Easily
B. The Elements Of A Retaliation Claim
C. Exhaustion Of Administrative Remedies For Retaliation Claims
D. Avoiding And Responding To Retaliation Claims
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
IX. Handling Discharge And Post-
A. The Proper Discharging Of Employees Without
B. Conducting Stress-Free Termination Meetings
C. Handling The Rogue Supervisor
D. Tying Up Loose Ends
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
X. Question And Answer Session