Live Seminar

Employment Law: 2018 Comprehensive Guide

Seminar

Date:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78296ER

Location:

Sheraton Springfield

One Monarch Place

Springfield, MA 01144

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

  • Certified Payroll Professional - 6.00
  • HRCI - 6.00
  • IACET - 0.60
  • PACE - 7.00
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 6.00

Program Description

Know Human Resource Best Practices to Ensure Employer Compliance and Mitigate Potential Liabilities

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 program will swiftly 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 Don't rely on outdated information; utilize the latest best practices that not only protect employers from costly litigation and penalties but also effectively manage employees - register today!

  • Know what a handbook should and shouldn't contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies.
  • Understand how to put a records retention and destruction policy in place that protects both paper and electronic files.
  • Avoid inadvertent FLSA violations by properly classifying exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Confidently navigate the intersections of FMLA, the ADA and state workers' compensation laws.
  • Be able to appropriately accommodate a disabled employee and know what sort of laws protect against discrimination.
  • Review hot-button issues related to social media and employee monitoring - know if and when you are violating employee privacy rights.
  • Properly execute performance reviews and know how to utilize them during a wrongful termination case.
  • Identify best practices for drafting and negotiating settlement agreements during employment disputes.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in employment law for:

  • Attorneys
  • HR personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

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

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 6.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00


* denotes specialty credits

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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Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Certified Payroll Professionals

N CPP: 6.00
This program may qualify for 6.0 RCHs for Certified Payroll Professionals.


Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 6.00
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.” This program has been approved for 6.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. State from recall what a handbook should and should not contain. 2. Explain how to put a records retention and destruction policy in place that protects both paper and electronic files. 3. List three ways to avoid inadvertent FLSA violations. 4. Describe how to appropriately handle accommodation requests. 5. Identify the hot-button issues related to social media usage and employee monitoring. 6. List techniques to properly execute performance reviews and know how to utilize them during a wrongful termination case. 7. State from recall best practices for drafting and negotiating settlement agreements during employment disputes.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 7.00 Includes - Personnel/Human Resources: 7.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 7.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.

This is a basic to intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of labor and employment policies. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Describe the impact recent legislative changes have had on employer compliance requirements. 2. State from recall what a handbook should and should not contain. 3. Explain how to put a records retention and destruction policy in place that protects both paper and electronic files. 4. List three ways to avoid inadvertent FLSA violations. 5. Describe how to appropriately accommodate a disabled employee. 6. Identify the hot-button issues related to social media usage and employee monitoring. 7. List techniques to properly execute performance reviews and know how to utilize them during a wrongful termination case. 8. State from recall best practices for drafting and negotiating settlement agreements during employment disputes. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 7.00 Includes - Chartered Life Underwriter: 7.00
This seminar qualifies for 7.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for CLU.


Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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