Audio CD + Course Book

Employment Law: 2018 Comprehensive Guide

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78296CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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From Event: Employment Law: 2018 Comprehensive Guide, held February 2018.

Program Description

The success or failure of a business is directly linked to the employees, and it's crucial that human resource personnel legally manage labor and employment policies, documents and employee procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. The regulatory landscape of employment law is constantly evolving; this resource will get you up to date on handbook must-haves, wage and hour requirements, employee leave policies, and hot-button issues related to social media usage and employee monitoring. Don't rely on outdated information; utilize the latest best practices that not only protect employers from costly litigation and penalties but also effectively manage employees - order today!

Course Content

  1. Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks
  2. Putting in Place Document Retention Programs
  3. Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations
  4. FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation: Managing Leave of Absence Issues
  5. Monitoring Employees: Privacy Issues and Employer Risks
  6. Dealing with the Troubled/Troubling Employee
  7. Utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution Tactics in Employment Matters

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks
    9:00 - 10:00, Daniel C. Carr
    1. Why Employee Handbooks and Policies are Important
    2. Complying with the NLRB's Newest Requirements
    3. When and How Often to Update Handbooks
    4. Examples and Drafting Tips for Safeguarding Against Liability
      1. Employee Disciplinary Procedures
      2. Social Media and Computer Use
      3. Drug Use and Drug Testing
      4. Employee Confidentiality and Privacy
      5. Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying
    5. Appropriately Formatting, Organizing and Distributing Handbooks
  2. Putting in Place Document Retention Programs
    10:15 - 11:00, Daniel C. Carr
    1. Legally Required Retention Periods
    2. Records Inventory and Appraisal
    3. Determining a Manageable Retention Schedule
    4. Electronic Records Management Issues: Privacy, Security, Backups and the Challenges in Addressing New Technologies
    5. Being Prepared to Efficiently Respond to Document Requests
    6. Best Practices for Creating Records Destruction Policies and Procedures
      1. Identifying What Can and Should be Destroyed
      2. Paper vs. Electronic Records
  3. Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations
    11:00 - 12:00, Amy B. Royal
    1. Wage and Hour Updates: Understanding Critical Essentials
    2. State Wage and Hour Statutes
    3. The Fair Labor Standards Act
    4. Properly Identifying Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees
    5. Calculating Overtime, Unpaid Overtime and Pre-Work Time
    6. Reducing "Off-the-Clock" Exposures
    7. Independent Contractor Classifications
    8. Department of Labor (DOL) Enforcement Initiatives
    9. Case Law Update
  4. FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation: Managing Leave of Absence Issues
    1:00 - 2:00, Timothy M. Netkovick
    1. Family and Medical Leave Laws
      1. FMLA and Other Laws You Need to Know
      2. Covered Employers and Eligible Employees
      3. Special Considerations for Intermittent Leave
      4. Qualifying Reasons for Leave
      5. Notice of Obligations
      6. Reinstatement and Other Employee Rights
    2. Disability Laws
      1. The ADAAA and Other Laws You Need to Know
      2. How to Interpret "Disability"
      3. Shifting the Burden to the Employer
      4. Appropriately Handling Accommodation Requests
    3. Workers' Compensation Programs
      1. Workers' Compensation Claim Forms
      2. Temporary vs. Permanent Total Disability Benefits
      3. Establishing Return to Work Programs
    4. Navigating the Intersections of FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation
  5. Monitoring Employees: Privacy Issues and Employer Risks
    2:00 - 2:45, Timothy M. Netkovick
    1. Using Social Media in the Hiring Process
    2. Searching Desks, Smartphones, Lockers, Vehicles, Equipment, etc.
    3. Monitoring Employee Communications: Calls, E-mail and Internet Use
    4. Dress Code/Personal Appearance - What Can You Regulate?
    5. Drug and Alcohol Testing
    6. Workplace Violence - Preventing and Protecting
    7. Off-Duty Behavior and Activities
  6. Dealing With the Troubled/Troubling Employee
    2:45 - 3:30, Timothy M. Netkovick
    1. Evaluating Employee Performance
    2. Employee Discipline Plan and Proper Documentation
    3. Legal vs. Illegal Reasons for Termination
    4. Retaliation Claims and Employee Discipline
    5. Negotiating Severance Packages and Separation Pay
    6. Compliance Exit Interviews: Documents and Disclaimers
  7. Utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution Tactics in Employment Matters
    3:45 - 4:30, Timothy M. Netkovick
    1. When to Utilize ADR in Lieu of Litigation
    2. Internal vs. External ADR Policies
    3. Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration
    4. Drafting and Negotiating the Settlement Agreement

DANIEL C. CARR is an attorney at Royal, P.C. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Carr worked at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, which gives him unique perspective when advising clients on workplace matters. Mr. Carr represents employers in state and federal court as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. He provides counsel to clients on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Mr. Carr earned his B.A. degree from New York University and his J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association.

TIMOTHY M. NETKOVICK, an attorney at Royal, P.C., has 15 years of litigation experience. Mr. Netkovick has successfully tried several cases to verdict. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Netkovick has specific experience in handling labor and employment matters before a variety of administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor, and Department of Industrial Accidents. He also assists employers with unionized workforces during collective bargaining, at arbitrations, and with respect to employee grievances and unfair labor practice charges. Mr. Netkovick is admitted to practice in Massachusetts; and before the United States District Court, Massachusetts; and United States District Court, Connecticut. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts; and his J.D. degree from Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts.

AMY B. ROYAL is the founding partner of Royal, P.C., and is the head of the law firm's litigation group. She has successfully defended employers in both federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including employment discrimination and sexual harassment; unfair competition; breach of contract and wrongful discharge claims; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations, with a special emphasis in wage and hour class actions. Ms. Royal regularly advises non-union clients on maintaining a union-free workplace and performs other preventive work. In addition, she assists unionized clients during contract negotiations, at arbitrations, and with respect to employee grievances and unfair labor practices charges. Ms. Royal earned her B.A. degree from Smith College and her J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University.

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