This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, recruiters, accountants, business owners and managers.
The following program will explore hiring and firing in Pennsylvania.
Topics to be discussed include:
Hiring And The Law
Interviewing, Testing And Job Applications
Conducting Background Investigations
Considering Employment Agreements
Recruiting Tips From A Pro
Using Private Investigators/Security Specialists
Firing Without Risk
Investigating Employee Misconduct
Avoiding Discrimination Claims
Providing Litigation Alternatives
Avoiding Claims Through Severance Agreements
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Hiring And The Law
A. Title VII
B. Age Discrimination In Employment Act
C. Americans With Disabilities Act
D. Family And Medical Leave Act
E. National Labor Relations Act
F. Delaware Employment Discrimination Law
H. Negligent Hiring
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Interviewing, Testing And Job
A. Questions Allowed
B. Questions Not Allowed
C. Ability Testing
D. Performance Testing
E. Personality/Honesty Testing
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. Conducting Background
A. Legal Limits
B. Giving And Getting References
C. Fair Credit Reporting Act
D. Negligent Referral Liability
E. Criminal Records Check
F. Education And Employment History
G. Union Salting Concerns
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
IV. Considering Employment
A. Key Provision
C. Confidential Information And Trade Secrets
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Recruiting Tips From A Pro
A. Finding Candidates
B. Conducting Interviews
C. Checking Backgrounds
D. Screening For Finalists
E. Making Selection
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VI. Using Private Investigators/Security
A. Employee Termination From The Security Perspective
B. Violence In The Workplace Guidelines
C. The Look Of A Potential Perpetrator
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VII. Firing Without Risk
A. Reasons For Concern
B. The Concept Of Cause
C. Probation Period
D. Work Rules
E. Implementing Discipline
F. Basic Approach
G. Burden Of Proof
H. Ability To Prove The Case
I. Adequacy Of Investigation
J. Nature Of Misconduct
K. Checklist For Disciplinary Decisions
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VIII. Investigating Employee Misconduct
A. General Principles
B. Detaining Employees
C. Interviewing Employees
D. Searching Employees
E. Union And Non-Union Employers
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
IX. Avoiding Discrimination Claims
A. Legal Coverage
B. Types Of Claims
C. Liability Theories And Defenses
D. Documentation And Recordkeeping
3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
X. Providing Litigation Alternatives
A. Internal Grievance Procedures
D. Other Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
E. Establishing An ADR Program
F. Mandatory Arbitration As A Condition Of Employment
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XI. Avoiding Claims Through Severance
A. Reasons For And Against Them
B. Checklist Of Key Provisions
C. Negotiation Considerations