Audio CD + Course Book

Human Resource Law Boot Camp

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78559CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing education credit
is not available on this program.


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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, HIPAA 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. HIPAA Best Practices for HR: Ensuring Confidentiality of Medical Information
  4. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations
  5. Hiring and Firing: Legal Do's and Don'ts for Crucial HR Functions
  6. Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights
  7. Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues

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. FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives
    9:00 - 9:50, Ryan T. Neumeyer
    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
    10:05 - 10:55, Timothy E. Cowans
    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
    10:55 - 11:45, William J. Wahoff
    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. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations
    12:45 - 1:35, William J. Wahoff
    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
  5. Hiring and Firing: Legal Do's and Don'ts for Crucial HR Functions
    1:35 - 2:25, Chenee M. Castruita
    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
  6. Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights
    2:40 - 3:35, David K. Stein
    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
  7. Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues
    3:35 - 4:30, Christopher C. Russell
    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

CHENEE M. CASTRUITA is an attorney within the Columbus office of Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. Ms. Castruita focuses her practice in the areas of civil rights and government liability, employment and labor law, and insurance coverage and bad faith claims. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky; Ohio; West Virginia; the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to her administrative experience representing clients at workers’ compensation hearings and appeals, Ms. Castruita has appeared before various common pleas courts in Central and Southern Ohio and has argued before the Tenth District Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court, and the Columbus Bar Association. She received her B.S. degree, cum laude from Ohio University and her J.D. degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

TIMOTHY E. COWANS is a partner with the law firm of Scott Scriven LLP, where he practices in the areas of employment law and workers' compensation defense. Mr. Cowans is a frequent speaker and author on employment law and workers' compensation law issues. He was in the first group of lawyers certified as a workers' compensation specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Cowans has also been named an Ohio Super Lawyer in the labor and employment law area. He is a member of the Columbus and Ohio State bar associations, serving as a member of the Workers' Compensation committees. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio Dominican University, graduating first in his class. Mr. Cowans earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from The Ohio State University.

RYAN T. NEUMEYER is an attorney with McDonald Hopkins LLC, who has been certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Neumeyer focuses his practice on the representation of management in employment matters and provides proactive counsel to employers by advising employers regarding compliant wage and hour practices and developing complaint wage and hour plans, advising employers regarding employee leave under the ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation law, ensuring that terminations are complaint with existing law, and creating and revising functional employment policies and handbooks that decrease risk of litigation. He has effectively resolved many employment related disputes, including numerous FLSA collective actions, wrongful termination claims, and non-compete actions, among others. Mr. Neumeyer has been a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to employment law, and was named an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. His professional memberships include the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; and he is licensed both in Ohio and Illinois. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Neumeyer was an appellate attorney for the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois, and an extern for the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He earned his B.A. degree from Mount Union University and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

CHRISTOPHER C. RUSSELL is a partner in the law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. He practices in the fields of labor and employment and workers' compensation, representing various companies before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Russell has been certified as one of the state of Ohio's first specialists in the field of workers' compensation by the Ohio State Bar Association. A substantial portion of his practice also involves labor arbitrations, employment litigation, and workplace safety issues. He is named in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of workers' compensation law - employers. Mr. Russell is also recognized by the Ohio Super Lawyers® in the field of employment and labor law. He is a member of the Ohio State, Columbus and American bar associations. Mr. Russell earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Kenyon College and his J.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Law.

DAVID K. STEIN is chair of the banking & financial services group in the law firm of Bricker & Eckler LLP, in Columbus. He is a veteran in the financial services industry and previously spent nearly two decades as senior vice president and general counsel for two national mortgage lenders. From complex litigation and defense of regulatory enforcement actions, to the development of compliance strategies and effective tactics in real estate law and cybersecurity issues, Mr. Stein has guided clients through significant challenges as a trusted counselor and advisor. The core of his practice is banking and compliance, cybersecurity, defense of consumer-related and regulatory enforcement actions, CFPB readiness planning, compliance management systems, and advertising and sales practices. He directs audits, investigations, and responses to formal enforcement inquiries ranging from licensing actions and fair lending issues to loan servicing, loss mitigation, and fair debt collections practices. Mr. Stein received his B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and his J.D. degree from Capital University.

WILLIAM J. WAHOFF is a member of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, where he practices in the areas of employment law, workers' compensation, OSHA, and intentional tort defense exclusively for management. He is board-certified as a workers' compensation specialist and is an annual speaker at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law and OSHA Committee seminars. Mr. Wahoff is a member of the Cincinnati (Workers' Compensation Committee), Columbus (Workers' Compensation Committee), Ohio State (Workers' Compensation, Labor and Employment Law Committee) and American (Employment and Labor Law and Litigation sections) bar associations; and the Defense Research Institute. He earned his A.B. degree, with honors, from Miami University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from The Ohio State University.

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