Human Resources and Employment Law Every HR Professional Needs to Know: 2-Day In-Person Seminar
Is your company at risk for non-compliance? Is your company a lawsuit waiting to happen?
Employment lawsuits are on the rise. Last year, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcement collected $372.1 million in monetary damages, the highest recovery in agency history. Also, for the last three years, the EEOC reported a record high number of claims filed by employees.
When employers are not properly prepared for workplace issues, companies could face discrimination suits, litigation, settlements, lawyer fees, unplanned expenses, employee turnover, morale issues, and possible negative community image. This Human Resources and Employment Law Seminar will assist companies in maintaining employment law compliance as well as litigation avoidance.
Whether you are in a small company or a large corporation, possessing knowledge of employment laws and HR practices are essential to business success. The number of employment laws/issues you have to be aware of can be overwhelming. In this seminar, you will learn how to deal with confusing human resource situations and how to apply employment laws correctly.
Can You Answer the questions below?
- Are your exempt employees compliant with the new salary level regulations?
- What are the top 2 EEOC complaints and how can you protect yourself?
- David is a receptionist and works at the front desk where he personally serves 50 customers/day. David recently added multiple noticeable tattoos and a nose ring. David tells you that he cannot cover the tattoos or remove the nose ring because of his religion. What do you do?
- How do you spot a potentially violent worker in the workplace?
- How does the ADA and FMLA requirements compare regarding intermittent or occasional leave?
- John is a single father who was sentenced to prison for 5 years. While John is in prison, John's sister Pam takes care of his 6-year old daughter? Is Pam eligible for FMLA leave?
- Jane works two jobs at ABC Company. She works as a non-exempt Office Assistant and as an Exempt Coordinator. Is Jane exempt or non-exempt?
If you cannot answer all of the above questions, please attend this information packed seminar to help protect your organization. Don't put your company at risk!
Employment laws and regulations are not only confusing; they are constantly changing. Trying to keep up with the laws can be extremely frustrating for business owners, executives, managers, supervisors, and those who are responsible for applying the laws in the workplace. It is essential to maintain compliance, especially when you consider the increasingly litigious nature of our society as well as government fines and penalties.
Day 1 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
8:30 AM: Introductions
9:00 AM: Employment Law Overview: What Every Employer Should Know
9:45 AM: EEOC Overview and Statistics, including Top Discrimination Charges Filed
10:15 AM: Recent Cases in Employment Law
11:00 AM: How to Deal With Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace; and What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Compliance, including: Government Misclassification Crackdown, Exempt Versus Non-exempt and Independent Contractor Versus. Liability and Penalties for Wage and Hour Violations Employee.
2:30 PM: What Employers Must Know about the Affordable Care Act
3:30 PM: Family Medical Leave Act and How to Deal with FMLA Abuse
4:30 PM: End
Day 2 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
8:30 AM: Writing Employment Policies and Employee Handbooks
9:30 AM: Hiring Strategies – Job Descriptions and Qualifications
9:45 AM: Job Advertisements, Resume Red Flags, Interviewing Applicants, Employee Retention Strategies
10:00 AM: Employee Personnel Files and Record Retention
10:30 AM: Auditing Your HR Department to Uncover Legal Hotspots and Inefficiencies
11:00 AM: Progressive Discipline and Documentation
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: How to Fight Unemployment Claims and Win!
2:00 PM: How to Conduct an Effective Workplace Investigation
2:45 PM: Group Role-Play Exercise involving all learned material
4:30 PM: End