Avoid and Manage Common Employee Classification, Eligibility, and Agreement Oversights
Intrusive interview questions, and overreaching covenants, and boilerplate language - oh my! This full-day course provides you with the information and tools you need to prevent the top errors made in human resource law. From hiring hiccups to holes in handbook policies, don't miss this opportunity to discover how to pinpoint potential pitfalls - register today!
Discover the top mistakes made in the hiring process.
Examine the potential pitfalls of non-compete agreements.
Avoid critical employee classification errors.
Analyze the dangers posed by poor termination practices and procedures.
Identify the consequences of failing to keep a paper trail.
Avoiding Hiring Landmines
Non-Compete Agreements - Problems and Pitfalls
Potential Pitfalls in Employee Classification and Pay
Common Mistakes When Dealing With the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Laws
Joanne L. Butler is a partner in the law firm of Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP. Ms. Butler's law practice is primarily devoted to the areas of education and public employment law. She represents numerous boards of education as general or special counsel. In addition to providing her school district clients with counsel in the many components of school law, including student, staff, and board operations issues, Ms. Butler represents her clients in litigation matters including student residency, discipline, and special education hearings; staff tenure proceedings[; employment discrimination matters; grievance arbitrations; unfair practice proceedings; and bid/contracting disputes. She regularly appears before the Department of Education, the Office of Administrative Law, the Public Employees Relations Commission, the Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the various state and federal courts. Ms. Butler is a trustee of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys and a member of the National Council of School Attorneys. She also is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association's School Law Committee and its Labor and Employment Law Section. Ms. Butler frequently lectures and provides in-service training on various education and employment issues. After attending Penn State University for two years, she graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, summa cum laude. Ms. Butler attended the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. She served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Stuart M. Silverman is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination; wage and hour claims; whistleblower and retaliation claims; ADA and FMLA claims; public employee's claims; as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute. Mr. Silverman earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. He is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Ralph R. Smith III is a shareholder and co chair of the labor & employment group of Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. Mr. Smith focuses his practice in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases, including race, gender, age, national origin, disability and workplace harassment and discrimination matters; wage-and-hour disputes; restrictive covenants; grievances; arbitrations; drug testing; and employment-related contract issues. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.
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