Audio CD + Course Book

Human Resource Law Boot Camp

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78323CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • MT CLE - 6.00
From Event: Human Resource Law Boot Camp, held February 2018.

Program Description

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 this comprehensive guide provide you with up-to-date information on the FLSA and more. Take away indispensable legal information you can use to reinforce your company's HR practices - order today!

Course Content

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

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 MT - Credit Approval Expiration 02/28/2020


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives
    9:00 - 10:00, Nathan S. McConnell
    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
    10:00 - 11:00, Alicia Arant
    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. Hiring and Firing: Legal Do's and Don'ts for Crucial HR Functions
    11:15 - 12:15, Alicia Arant
    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
  4. Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights
    1:15 - 2:15, Nathan S. McConnell
    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
  5. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations
    2:15 - 3:15, Rachel H. Parkin
    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
  6. Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues
    3:30 - 4:30, Rachel H. Parkin
    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

ALICIA ARANT is an attorney with the law firm of MSJohnson Law, PLLC, in Missoula. Ms. Arant practices in employment law and concentrates her practice in wrongful discharge, investigation, and contract and policy drafting and review. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Iowa and her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school, she served as publication editor of the Public Land & Resources Law Review, worked as a legal writing research assistant, and interned with Crowley Fleck in Billings and Montana Legal Services in Missoula.

NATHAN S. McCONNELL is a sole practitioner with the McConnell Law Office in Missoula. Mr. McConnell practices in the areas of employment law, DUI defense, discrimination and harassment, and family and medical leave. He is also a member of the Montana Legislature. Mr. McConnell was admitted to the Montana Bar in 2008. Instead of joining a firm, he started his own. He graduated from law school in 1998 and had several jobs prior to starting McConnell Law Office.

RACHEL H. PARKIN is an attorney with the law firm of Milodragovich, Dale & Steinbrenner P.C. in Missoula. Ms. Parkin practices in the areas of insurance litigation, professional liability, personal injury, wrongful death, construction litigation, animal law, tribal law, appellate law, and employment law. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Kansas State University and her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law. Ms. Parkin is a member of the Western Montana Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

MT CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
02/28/2020
This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


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