Employment issues including privacy rights and cyber concerns occupy increasingly significant amounts of time for managers and business owners. Handling these issues inappropriately can be costly not only in terms of litigation costs but also in terms of lost time, lost productivity and damage to the company's reputation. A major challenge for companies today is ensuring that they are in compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws. Employment laws are extensive and complex, and claims against employers in virtually every industry are on the rise. This interactive seminar is designed to discuss the various employment laws and put you one step ahead in managing employment issues appropriately.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.)
I. Employer's Liability For Employees' Computer Use
A. Review Of Federal And State Computer Crime Laws
B. When Is An Employer Liable?
II. CAN SPAM A New Act Imposing Potential Employer Liability
A. Update On This New Act
B. Employer's Liability When Employees Spam
III. How Employers Can Protect Their Intellectual Property
A. Register Your Intellectual Property Copyrights, Trademarks And Trade Secrets
B. Non-Compete Agreements And How They Can Work For You
IV. Monitoring Your Employees What Can You Do?
A. Privacy Rights Of Employees
B. Email Monitoring Your Employees
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Break 2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.)
V. Overview Of Major Employment Laws Concerning:
A. Race And Sex
D. Minimum Wage And Overtime
E. Equal Pay
VI. Effective Workplace Policies And Procedures
A. Impact On Communication With Employees Including Employee Handbooks
B. Impact On Overall Human Resource Program Design
VII. Litigation Overview Likely Claims And The Litigation Process
A. Litigation Tactics And Techniques
B. What Employers Can Do To Minimize/Prevent Claims
VIII. Resolving Conflicts With Employees Mediation
IX. Questions And Answers