Live Seminar

Human Resource Law Boot Camp

Seminar

Date:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78307ER

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock

4100 Glover Lane

North Little Rock, AR 72117

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • AR CLE - 6.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

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

Program Description

A Full Day Brimming With Employment Law Best Practices

The rapid pace of change in the employment law arena requires constant vigilance on the part of HR professionals. It's all too easy to miss a seemingly minor detail and have your employer face a financially debilitating lawsuit as a result. Don't let your company's employment policies and procedures fall into legal obsolescence and fail to provide safeguards. Let our experienced attorney faculty provide you with up-to-date information on the FLSA, HIPAA and more. Take away indispensable legal information you can use to reinforce your company's HR practices - register today!

  • Get the latest FLSA perspective and ensure your wage and hour practices are up to speed.
  • Determine if the language of your organization's handbook contains potential legal landmines.
  • Sidestep potential HIPAA violations when handling employee medical information.
  • Handle hiring and firing issues with confidence - know which practices will land you in hot water.
  • Ensure your company's social media policy provides maximum legal protections.
  • Confidently investigate misconduct, create performance improvement plans and more.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar on HR legal issues is of benefit to:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Corporate Executives
  • Accountants
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives
  2. Using Handbooks to Protect Against Legal Liabilities: With Example Policies
  3. HIPAA Best Practices for HR: Ensuring Confidentiality of Medical Information
  4. Hiring and Firing: Legal Do's and Don'ts for Crucial HR Functions
  5. Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights
  6. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations
  7. Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 6.00

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 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 *

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


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives
    9:00 - 9:45, Written by John Holleman. Presented by John Holleman in Fayetteville and Little Rock.
    1. Primary Duties Test: Recognizing the Top Pitfalls
    2. Salary Test Legal Essentials
    3. Independent Contractor Issues
    4. Off-The Clock Work and Unauthorized Overtime
    5. Addressing Employer Errors: Essential Safe Harbor Policies to Have
  2. Using Handbooks to Protect Against Legal Liabilities: With Example Policies
    9:45 - 10:30, Written by Mary E. Buckley and Douglas M. Carson. Presented by Douglas M. Carson in Fayetteville and Mary E. Buckley in Little Rock.
    1. Handbook Scope: How Much is Too Much?
    2. What Topics You Must Include: With Example Language
    3. Key Disclaimers You Can't Forget
    4. Avoiding Implied Contractual Relationships
    5. Essential Updates: NLRB and Other Concerns
    6. Updating Handbooks: With Checklists
  3. HIPAA Best Practices for HR: Ensuring Confidentiality of Medical Information
    10:45 - 12:00, Written by Abtin Mehdizadegan and Rebecca L. Price. Presented by Rebecca L. Price in Fayetteville and Abtin Mehdizadegan in Little Rock.
    1. When Does HIPAA Apply to Employers?
    2. Requesting Protected Health Information (PHI): FMLA and Other Purposes
    3. Safeguarding PHI
    4. Putting PHI Policies in Place: With Examples
  4. Hiring and Firing: Legal Do's and Don'ts for Crucial HR Functions
    1:00 - 1:45, Written by Douglas M. Carson and Carolyn B. Witherspoon. Presented by Douglas M. Carson in Fayetteville and Carolyn B. Witherspoon in Little Rock.
    1. Crafting Legally Compliant Job Descriptions
    2. What Employers Can and Can't Ask About Criminal Backgrounds, Credit Histories, etc.
    3. How Enforceable are Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Confidentiality Agreements?
    4. Verifying Immigration Status - E-Verify and Other Considerations
    5. Legally Defensible Termination Documentation
    6. Terminating Employees on Leave
    7. Separation Agreements and Releases: With Examples
  5. Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights
    1:45 - 2:30, Written by Jennifer S.P. Chang and Rebecca L. Price. Presented by Rebecca L. Price in Fayetteville and Jennifer S.P. Chang in Little Rock.
    1. Social Media and NLRA Violations for Non-Union Employers
    2. To What Extent May Employers Limit Social Media Use?
    3. Using Private Social Media Accounts for Business Purposes
    4. Using Social Media in Hiring Decisions
    5. Best Practices for Creating and Updating Social Media Policies
  6. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations
    2:45 - 3:30, Written by Michael S. Moore. Presented by Michael S. Moore in Fayetteville and Little Rock.
    1. Accommodating Medical Marijuana Users: Do Employers Have to?
    2. Drug Testing Considerations for Current and Prospective Employees
    3. Firing and Disciplining Medical Marijuana Users: Current Legal Perspectives
    4. Creating Drug and Alcohol Policies That Leave no Room for Interpretation
  7. Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Michael S. Moore. Presented by Michael S. Moore in Fayetteville and Little Rock.
    1. Granting Employee Leave: FMLA, ADA and Other Considerations
    2. Return-to-Work Policies After Leave
    3. Disciplinary Actions
    4. Investigating Misconduct
    5. Answering Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
    6. Workplace Safety and Security Issues: Firearms, Disgruntled Employees, Domestic Violence, etc.
    7. Creating Performance Improvement Plans
    8. Employee Evaluations: Best Practices

MARY E. BUCKLEY is an attorney with Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., where she practices in the areas of employment law, litigation and government law. Ms. Buckley received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association (Member; House of Delegates; Mock Trial Committee) and the State Bar of Texas. (Little Rock location)

DOUGLAS M. CARSON is a member of Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C., in Fort Smith. His practice includes employment litigation and advice to employers and employees, personal injury and workers' compensation defense for plaintiffs and defendants, insurance law, oil and gas litigation, and commercial transactions and litigation. Mr. Carson has represented employers, employees, and insurers in workers' compensation claims, court litigation, EEOC proceedings, employee disciplinary proceedings, and mediations. He has been the director of legal writing and appellate advocacy at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Mr. Carson has been a frequent presenter at professional seminars. Fellow Arkansas attorneys previously selected him as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, an honor limited to five percent of the attorneys in a state. Mr. Carson earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas. (Fayetteville location)

JENNIFER S.P. CHANG is an associate with Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., where she practices in the areas of employment law, appellate law, civil and business litigation, and health care law. Ms. Chang received her B.S. degree, with high distinction in general scholarship, from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. degree from University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section; Arkansas Bar Association; and the Oklahoma Bar Association. (Little Rock location)

JOHN HOLLEMAN is an attorney with Holleman and Associates, P.A. He handles complex litigation matters nationwide, including an employee’s right to fair pay, oil and gas matters for landowners, and employment law. Mr. Holleman is nationally recognized for the cases he has handled involving employers not allowing workers to report all time worked, pay workers overtime, or having the workers on straight salary when they should be getting overtime. He is a charter member of the American Association of Justice’s Wage and Hour Section and most recently spoke at its section meeting at the national conference in New York City. Mr. Holleman is also an active member of the National Employment Law Project’s Wage and Hour Clearinghouse. He tries to limit his practice these days to multi-party representations in collective or class form. (Fayetteville and Little Rock locations)

ABTIN MEHDIZADEGAN is an attorney with the Little Rock-based law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., where his practice focuses on general and complex employment litigation. Mr. Mehdizadegan represents and advises clients in a wide range of employment and traditional labor-related matters in various industry settings. He also has an appellate practice and has argued successfully before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Mr. Mehdizadegan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. (Little Rock location)

MICHAEL S. MOORE is a partner with the law firm of Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP, in Little Rock, where he focuses his practice on employment discrimination defense. Mr. Moore also handles wage and hour law, ERISA, and general litigation. He is a member of the Pulaski County and Arkansas bar associations. Mr. Moore earned his B.S. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. (Fayetteville and Little Rock locations)

REBECCA L. PRICE is the founding attorney of the Price Law Firm, PLLC. She has been practicing since 1985 and has more than 25 years of experience handling a variety of legal matters. Ms. Price focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, construction law, and employment law. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association (member, Law Related Education Committee) and the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Price earned her B.S. degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; her M.S. degree from Memphis State University; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. (Fayetteville location)

CAROLYN B. WITHERSPOON is a director in the Little Rock law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., where she primarily represents public and private employers in defending employment related matters, including Title VII litigation. She does extensive training in the employment area for employers. Ms. Witherspoon is a frequent contributor to legal publications on topics involving employment and personnel issues. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. Ms. Witherspoon is a member of the American Law Institute, chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, the American Judicature Society, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, is chair of the Arkansas Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She is a member of TIPS and the EEO Committee of the Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Witherspoon is an arbitrator of The Court of Arbitration for Sport and a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Employment Arbitrators and Mediators. (Little Rock location)

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Accreditation Details:

Certified Payroll Professionals

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


Continuing Legal Education

AR CLE: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor in the state of Arkansas. This program is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics, consistent with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Supreme Court of Professional Programs.


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, attendee will be able to: 1. Describe the top pitfalls in the primary duties test. 2. Identify key disclaimers every handbook should have. 3. Describe when HIPAA applies to employers. 4. Give an example of a legally compliant job description. 5. State best practices for using social media in hiring decisions. 6. State whether employers have to accommodate medical marijuana users. 7. Describe how to investigate a misconduct claim.

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 the up-to-date information on the FLSA, HIPAA. Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Describe the top pitfalls in the primary duties test. 2. Identify key disclaimers every handbook should have. 3. Describe when HIPAA applies to employers. 4. Give an example of a legally compliant job description. 5. State best practices for using social media in hiring decisions. 6. State whether employers have to accommodate medical marijuana users. 7. Describe how to investigate a misconduct claim. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.

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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