Audio CD + Course Book

HR Legal Compliance for Manufacturers, Skilled Trades and Construction

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78135CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing education credit
is not available on this program.


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From Event: HR Legal Compliance for Manufacturers, Skilled Trades and Construction, held February 2018.

Program Description

As an HR professional in a production setting, every new day brings a unique set of challenges. No matter if you report to a factory, a construction site, a workshop, or someplace with a similar workforce, you need to have razor-sharp legal knowledge in order to make the right choices for your employer. This essential overview will illuminate the unique obstacles you face, including workplace injuries, performance problems, ADA difficulties and more. You'll take away the information you need to properly handle yourself in the specialized legal situations that constantly come your way. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Employee Handbook Essential Updates
  2. OSHA Concerns and HR: Maximizing Legal Protections
  3. Hiring and Retaining Qualified Individuals: Legal Do's and Don'ts
  4. Wage and Hour Compliance for Production-Oriented Employers
  5. Handling Workers' Compensation Claims
  6. ADA and FMLA: Dealing with Leave, Reasonable Accommodations and More
  7. Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Claim How-To's
  8. Discipline and Discharge Essentials
  9. Labor Unions and HR

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. Employee Handbook Essential Updates
    8:30 - 9:00, Quincy E. Sauer
  2. OSHA Concerns and HR: Maximizing Legal Protections
    9:00 - 9:45, Ellen D. Gregory
    1. Fulfilling OSHA Reporting Requirements
    2. OSHA Retaliation Rule Compliance
    3. Workplace Violence, Drug Abuse and Other OSHA Issues
    4. Ensuring Incentive Policies Aren't OSHA Violations
    5. Legally Compliant Injury and Illness Reporting Policies - with Examples
  3. Hiring and Retaining Qualified Individuals: Legal Do's and Don'ts
    10:00 - 10:45, Jeffrey S. Beck
    1. Job Descriptions and Advertisements
    2. Interview Best Practices
    3. I-9 Compliance and Immigration Issues
    4. Background Checks and Drug Testing
    5. Using Temporary Employees
    6. Maximizing Retention: Legal Strategies
  4. Wage and Hour Compliance for Production-Oriented Employers
    10:45 - 11:30, Quincy E. Sauer
    1. FLSA Essentials
    2. Tracking Hours Worked
    3. Overtime Issues: Unauthorized, Mandatory, etc.
    4. Preventing Off the Clock Work
    5. Meal and Rest Break Issues
    6. Donning and Doffing of Protective Gear
  5. Handling Workers' Compensation Claims
    11:30 - 12:15, Gary P. Goodin
    1. What You Need to do When Injuries Occur
    2. Investigating Incidents and Creating Reports
    3. Coordinating with the Insurance Carrier and Injured Employee
    4. Combating Workers' Compensation Fraud
    5. Lawful Policies and Procedures: With Examples
  6. ADA and FMLA: Dealing with Leave, Reasonable Accommodations and More
    1:15 - 2:00, Heather R. Falks
    1. Coordinating ADA and FMLA Leave
    2. Accommodating ADA Disabilities
    3. Is the Employee's Condition a Direct Threat?
    4. Return-to-Work Issues: Medical Certification and More
    5. Terminating ADA/FMLA Eligible Employees
    6. Avoiding Interference Claims
  7. Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Claim How-To's
    2:00 - 2:45, Heather R. Falks
    1. Key Discrimination Laws You Need to Know
    2. Policies and Procedures Your Organization Needs
    3. Handling Complaints and Allegations
    4. Avoiding Retaliation Claims
    5. Harassment Prevention Training Essentials
    6. Ensuring Supervisors Understand and Follow Policies
  8. Discipline and Discharge Essentials
    3:00 - 3:45, Jeffrey S. Beck
    1. Legally Sound Discipline Policies: With Examples
    2. Creating Legally Defensible Discipline Documentation
    3. Terminating Problem Employees: Documentation and Best Practices
    4. Handling Select Issues: Attendance, Bullying, Impairment and More
  9. Labor Unions and HR
    3:45 - 4:40, Brian R. Garrison
    1. Complying with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
    2. Unionization Efforts: Avoiding Prohibited Conduct
    3. Handling HR's Role in the Collective Bargaining Process
    4. Dealing with Employee Discipline and Union Grievances

JEFFREY S. BECK is a partner in the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Beck is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice on defending employment-related litigation in state and federal courts. He regularly represents businesses in employment discrimination, workers' compensation, unemployment, and workplace violence matters and has defended employers in states throughout the country. Mr. Beck's presentations include a webinar, "Workplace Violence and Bullying" for XpertHR; "Obligations of State and Local Governments Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act," Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Conference, Indianapolis, 2013; and "EEO Laws - Tips to Avoid and Respond to Litigation," Indiana Apartment Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, November 2010. He also has had articles published by HR Insight and Inside Indiana Business. Mr. Beck is a contributing author to Indiana Employment Law Letter and contributing editor for Indiana Chamber Employment Law Handbook. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana. He is a member of the American, Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations. Mr. Beck earned his B.S. degree from Indiana State University and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

HEATHER R. FALKS is an attorney with the firm of Stewart & Stewart, in their Carmel, Indiana office. Ms. Falks focuses her practice on social security disability, employment law and workers’ compensation. Ms. Falks is admitted to practice law in Indiana and is an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indianapolis Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and her J.D. degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

BRIAN R. GARRISON is a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, where he concentrates his practice in the counseling and representation of management in labor relations and employment matters. Mr. Garrison has represented employers in various types of traditional labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including defending and prosecuting unfair labor practice charges, representing employers in unfair labor practice trials, and advising clients during union organizing campaigns. His practice also involves representing employers in employment litigation before state and federal courts and in administrative charges before federal, state, and local agencies. Mr. Garrison regularly advises clients on human resources matters, including disciplinary and termination issues; employment agreements; employment-related policies; and compliance with state and federal employment-related statutes, regulations, and ordinances. He is admitted to practice in Indiana. Mr. Garrison earned his B.A. degree from DePauw University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.

GARY P. GOODIN is an attorney with the law firm of Goodin Meyer, PC. He has been practicing in the area of labor and employment defense since 1990. Mr. Goodin has assisted employers with all aspects of the employment relationship from reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, to defending employers in nearly all administrative and judicial forums. He has written numerous articles and spoken to management groups on a wide variety of employment related topics. He earned both his B.S. degree and his M.P.A. degree from Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

ELLEN D. GREGORY is a solo practitioner based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is licensed to practice in California, Illinois, and Indiana. She has practiced environmental and OSHA law, as well as homeland security compliance, for more than 20 years. Ms. Gregory has represented companies in workplace fatality investigations, safety order and penalty negotiations, and workplace inspections. She also counsels clients on safety and health compliance and internal safety audits. For the past 9 years, she has served as board attorney for the East Chicago Waterway Management District, advising the district on environmental matters related to revitalizing the city's waterways. She is a member of the Indiana State and American bar associations. Ms. Gregory earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and her J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

QUINCY E. SAUER is an attorney at the law firm of MACEY SWANSON LLP. Ms. Sauer concentrates her practice in the area of labor and employment law and litigation. She counsels clients on a variety of employment issues including wage and hour regulations, employment discrimination family medical leave, employee benefits, and privacy rights. Ms. Sauer also assists clients in reviewing employment agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements, and benefits packages. Ms. Sauer is a member of the Indianapolis (member, Young Lawyers Division) and Indiana State bar associations. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law.

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