A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law
As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This program will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in between. Register today!
Get the latest employment law updates you can't afford to miss.
Understand the importance of thorough and accurate paperwork when hiring new employees.
Know what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies.
Appropriately apply wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly paid computer professionals.
Ensure compliance with federal and state WARN Act requirements when performing layoffs.
Understand unemployment compensation guidelines and how to manage costs.
Remain up to date on the latest developments regarding employee behavior and controversial social media policies.
Learn the key steps to investigating employee misconduct thoroughly and legally.
Employment Law Update
Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
Wage and Benefit Issues
Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
Workplace Behavior and Privacy - Current Developments
Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
Discipline and Discharge - Necessary Documentation
This program has been approved by the State Bar of New Mexico/MCLE. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hour of self-study credit, including 0.0 hours of self-study ethics credit. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
Louis R Cohan founded Cohan Law Group, L.L.C., and has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. Mr. Cohan has done work in breach of contract, fraud, injunctive relief, punitive damages, employment, trade secrets, real estate, construction and construction defects, and civil rights litigation. His practice is concentrated on business litigation and employment litigation. He serves on the boards of the Atlanta Bar Association (treasurer-Litigation Section, chair-Small Firm Section), and the Atlanta Bar Foundation, as well as being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Cohan earned his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from Emory School of Law.
Michael J Progar is a partner and founding member of Doherty & Progar LLC, with nearly 40 years of experience in representing the interests of insurance companies, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. As lead counsel, he has tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict. Mr. Progar practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, insurance coverage, fraud, excess liability, and bad faith. He is admitted to practice in the states of Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois; and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the CLM, and Wisconsin Defense Counsel. Mr. Progar received his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.
Quentin F Smith is a shareholder/director in the law firm of Stelzner, Winter, Warburton, Flores & Dawes, P.A., where he focuses his practice on employment and labor law, and general civil litigation. Mr. Smith has successfully defended employers against a wide variety of lawsuits, such as discrimination and sexual harassment claims, retaliatory discharge claims, breach-of-contract claims, and whistleblower claims. He is certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in employment and labor law. Mr. Smith is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the Albuquerque and American bar associations, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Texas Christian University; and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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