Live Seminar

Guide to Human Resource Laws in the Workplace

Seminar

Date:

2 Day Seminar
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78344ER

Location:

Hampton Inn- Downtown Salt Lake City

425 South 300 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

$575.00

$565 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • UT CLE - 12.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 14.00

Other

  • Certified Payroll Professional - 12.00
  • HRCI - 12.00
  • IACET - 1.20
  • PACE - 14.00
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 12.00

Program Description

A Comprehensive Overview of the Issues Affecting HR Departments

Get a handle on the complicated issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of any human resources department! This extensive two-day course covers all of the hot-button issues that every HR professional should know, not only to avoid lawsuits, but to ensure that all employees are happy and productive. Experienced faculty will show you how to handle such issues as employee leaves, problem behaviors in the workplace, and what essential information should be included in employee handbooks. Don't miss out on this crucial human resource information - enroll today!

  • Learn the necessary disclaimers that every employee handbook must contain in order to avoid potential legal trouble.
  • Recognize the many intricacies of the Fair Labor Standards Act, so that employers can stop problems before they happen.
  • Understand how the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act intertwine in issues with employee leave.
  • Know what accommodations are considered reasonable when an injured worker returns to the workplace.
  • Properly document and manage discrimination complaints to ensure that both employers and employees are properly protected in case of lawsuits.
  • Effectively monitor employee communications and internet use in an ethical and legally compliant manner.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Attorneys
  • HR Personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

Course Content

DAY ONE

  1. Employment Law Update
  2. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  3. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  4. Wage and Benefits Issues
  5. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs

DAY TWO

  1. Workers' Compensation Basics
  2. Discrimination and Harassment
  3. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 12.00

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 12.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 12.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 1.20

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 14.00 *

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 14.00

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 12.00


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY ONE

  1. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 9:45, Mark D. Tolman
    1. The Affordable Care Act: The Latest Developments
    2. Immigration Reform: What Businesses Need to Understand
    3. EEOC Update
    4. Other State and Federal Updates
  2. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    9:45 - 10:45, Mary Anne Q. Wood
    1. Creating Legally Effective Job Descriptions
    2. Writing Job Offers and Rejection Letters That Repel Lawsuits
    3. Legal Aspects of Gaining Information Through Criminal Background Checks and Social Media Accounts
    4. Drafting Employment Contracts
  3. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    11:00 - 12:00, W. Lewis Black
    1. Necessary Disclaimers and Employee Classifications
    2. Laws and Policies to Include
    3. Parameters of Employment to Address
    4. Drafting Responsible Social Media Policies
  4. Wage and Benefits Issues
    1:00 - 2:15, David C. Castleberry
    1. Employee Benefits and the Laws That Govern Them
    2. Navigating the Maze of FLSA Requirements
    3. Common Wage and Hour Traps
    4. Part-Timers, Temps, Interns and Employer Obligations
  5. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
    2:30 - 3:30, David C. Castleberry
    1. Applicable Laws: The FMLA, the ADA and Their Interconnection
    2. Laws Governing Military Leave
    3. Creating Effective Leave Policies
    4. Solving Complex Leave Issues
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    3:30 - 4:30, Jared M. Asbury
    1. General Rules on Who is Entitled to Unemployment Compensation
    2. Key Information to Present Regarding the Initial Claim
    3. When is it Important to Fight an Unemployment Compensation Claim
    4. What You Need to Know About the Hearing Process
    5. Traditional Ways to Manage Unemployment Compensation Costs

DAY TWO

  1. Workers' Compensation Basics
    9:00 - 10:30, W. Lewis Black
    1. Essential Policies and Protocols to Have in Place
    2. Determining Reasonable Accommodations for Injured Workers
    3. Issues With Workers' Compensation Insurance
  2. Discrimination and Harassment
    10:45 - 12:00, Mark D. Tolman
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Best Practices to Avoid Discrimination and Harassment Claims
    3. Outline of an Ideal Performance-Based Termination
  3. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    1:00 - 2:15, Judson D. Stelter
    1. Psychological Issues
    2. Drug and Alcohol Use
    3. Off-Duty Behaviors and Activities
    4. Workplace Violence: Harassment, Bullying and More
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    2:30 - 3:30, W. Lewis Black
    1. Workplace Searches: From Desks to Smartphones
    2. Keeping Tabs on Workplace Communication and Computer Use
    3. Surveillance of Employees and Workplace Investigations
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees
    3:30 - 4:30, Gabrielle Lee Caruso
    1. Proactive Discipline Policies and Comprehensive Approaches to Discipline
    2. Determining When Employee Discharge is Appropriate
    3. Using Employee Evaluations to Reduce Liability When Firing Problematic Workers
    4. Discharge Letters, Waivers and Releases

JARED M. ASBURY is a member of the Salt Lake City law firm of Wood Balmforth LLC. His practice focuses on complex business litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in corporate governance, employment, and commercial contract disputes. Mr. Asbury’s practice also includes business organization, governance, and related matters, including estate planning, employee benefits, and transactions. He is a member of the Utah State Bar and the State Bar of California. He earned his B.A. degree at Brigham Young University; his J.D. degree, cum laude at J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; and his LL.M. degree in taxation at the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

W. LEWIS BLACK is an attorney with Dunn & Dunn, P.C., where he practices in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, discrimination, and workers' compensation law. Mr. Black is also interested in not-for-profit law. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Utah, his M.A. degree from the University of Southern California, his M.A. degree from Northeastern University, and his B.A. degree from Linfield College. Mr. Black is a member of the Utah State Bar, and is admitted to the state of Utah district and appellate courts and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Utah.

GABRIELLE LEE CARUSO is the owner of Gabrielle Lee Caruso, Attorney at Law in Park City, Utah, where her practice focuses in labor and employment, and litigation. Ms. Caruso serves as an administrative law judge for the Utah Career Service Review Board where she holds hearings on termination grievances brought by state government employees. She also represents employers in federal and state court, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Utah Labor Commission. Ms. Caruso was the assistant attorney general and chief of the Employment Section, Litigation Division at the Office of the Utah Attorney General. She is admitted to practice law in Utah and Michigan. Ms. Caruso earned her B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of Michigan and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Michigan State University. Ms. Caruso is a member of the Park City Bar Association, the Utah State Bar, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Federal Bar Association.

DAVID C. CASTLEBERRY is a partner with the law firm of Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar PLLC, where his practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, as well as labor and employment law. In addition to his commercial practice, Mr. Castleberry represents clients in both federal and state court, and before administrative agencies on issues dealing with state and federal employment law claims. He also provides counsel to employers with respect to issues relating to compliance with the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Title VII, federal, state wage and hour laws, among others. Mr. Castleberry has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and Mountain States Super Lawyers for employment law and business litigation. He is a past chair for the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar and is currently an editor on the Utah Bar Journal. Mr. Castleberry is admitted to practice in Utah and Nevada and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

JUDSON D. STELTER is senior counsel in the labor and employment relations practice group of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Mr. Stelter focuses his practice on representing management in all phases of employment law, assisting employers in investigating and responding to charges of discrimination and unfair labor practices, as well as advising clients on how to best avoid litigation. He also has experience representing clients before administrative agencies, such as the EEOC, DOL, and NLRB. Mr. Stelter was an adjunct professor for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Utah and before the U.S. District Court, District of Utah; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Mr. Stelter is a member of the Utah State Bar and the Society of Human Resource Management. He earned his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University; M.S.S.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University; and J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland State University.

MARK D. TOLMAN is a shareholder of the Salt Lake City law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough PC. Mr. Tolman is the vice chair of the Litigation Department and practices in the areas of employment and labor law, administrative advocacy, appellate litigation, and commercial litigation. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Division of Continuing Education at Weber State University where he teaches employment law. Mr. Tolman is a director of the Salt Lake Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He earned his B.S. degree in economics, summa cum laude, at Weber State University and his J.D. degree, with honors, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MARY ANNE Q. WOOD is a member of the Salt Lake City law firm of Wood Balmforth LLC, where her areas of practice include employment law, commercial litigation and appeals. Ms. Wood received her B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and her J.D. degree from George Washington University National Law Center where she was Order of the Coif. She frequently lectures and has written on labor and employment issues. She was a professor at J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Ms. Wood is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Colorado Bar Association and the American Law Institute.

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Accreditation Details:

Certified Payroll Professionals

N CPP: 12.00
This program may qualify for 12.0 RCHs for Certified Payroll Professionals.


Continuing Legal Education

UT CLE: 12.00
National Business Institute is an approved "presumptive provider" with the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for a maximum of 12.0 hours of CLE credit for Utah attorneys, which includes 0.0 hour of ethical considerations.


Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 12.00
“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 12.0 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: 1.20
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 1.2 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, attendee will be able to: 1. Identify two of the latest developments with the Affordable Care Act. 2. Describe two elements that a legally effective job description must contain. 3. State what employment parameters an employee handbook should address. 4. Identify two common wage and hour traps. 5. State one area of overlap between the ADA and the FMLA. 6. Describe who is entitled to unemployment compensation. 7. Identify proper areas of workers' compensation training for supervisors. 8. Describe the key discrimination and harassment laws to know. 9. State one way to deal with an employee who uses drugs or alcohol in the workplace. 10. Describe two ways to monitor employee computer use. 11. Evaluate what the components of a proactive discipline policy are.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 14.00 Includes - Personnel/Human Resources: 14.00
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 14.0 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 the complicated issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of any human resources department. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Identify two of the latest developments with the affordable care act. 2. Describe two elements that a legally effective job description must contain. 3. State what employment parameters an employee handbook should address. 4. Identify two common wage and hour traps. 5. State one area of overlap between the ADA and the FMLA. 6. Recall two best practices for employee wellness programs. 7. Identify proper areas of workers' compensation training for supervisors. 8. Describe the key discrimination and harassment laws to know. 9. State one way to deal with an employee who uses drugs or alcohol in the workplace. 10. Describe two ways to monitor employee computer use. 11. Evaluate what the components of a proactive discipline policy are. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 14.00
This seminar qualifies for 14.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for REBC.


Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 12.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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