This seminar is designed for human resource and benefits professionals, payroll managers, business owners and managers, presidents, vice presidents, operations managers, accountants, controllers, and attorneys.
Employment law issues continue to occupy a significant amount of management’s time. Many of these issues generate time-consuming and costly administrative complaints or lawsuits. To avoid loss of management time, negative publicity, legal fees and costly verdicts, management personnel such as executives, personnel professionals and their legal counsel must be knowledgeable about the latest legal developments in labor and employment law.
Recognizing that state and federal regulation of employee wages and benefits continue to become more complicated, this seminar emphasizes the importance of understanding the conflicts and relationships between and among these laws. Some areas covered by the faculty are:
• Human Resources Audit
• Wage And Hour
• Employee Leave Issues
• Workplace Harassment
• Problem Solving
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Recordkeeping: More Than The Basics
A discussion of recordkeeping requirements for employers under federal and state laws.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
II. The Essentials Of A Human Resources Audit
A discussion of what to look for when considering whether your human resources department is compliant with state and federal employment laws.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Wage And Hour Law Update
An overview of the requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the West Virginia Wage Payment Collection Act. Issues will include the scope and coverage of both acts, overtime, wage payment requirements, liability for violations, and the Department of Labor’s proposed regulations on exemptions under the FLSA.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. Employee Leave Issues
A discussion of the essentials in creating and managing a comprehensive employee-leave system.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. Workplace Harassment
An overview on workplace harassment, including effective anti-harassment policies and conducting an effective investigation of harassment complaints.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Problem Solving
You have found a problem; now how do you fix it – addressing problems including: improper deductions from pay – window of correction; harassment by a member of the management team; pension issues; overpayment to an employee; improper exemption classifications; employee relationships in violation of fraternization policy; employee’s voluntary disclosure of drug or alcohol dependency; and employees abusing sick leave.