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Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

Audio CD + Course Book

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March, 2018

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78330CDRA

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From Event: Human Resource Law From Start to Finish, held March 2018.

Program Description

As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This guide will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Employment Law Update
  2. Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
  3. Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
  4. Discipline and Discharge - Necessary Documentation
  5. Wage and Benefit Issues
  6. Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
  7. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
  8. Workplace Behavior and Privacy - Current Developments
  9. Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 CT 03/12/2020
CLE 7.00 NY * 03/12/2020
CLE 6.00 PA 03/12/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 9:30, Written by Laura Matlow Wong-Pan. Presented by Brian Selchick in Latham and Laura Matlow Wong-Pan in New Windsor.
  2. Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
    9:30 - 10:00, Written by Joanmarie M. Dowling and Shay A. Humphrey. Presented by Joanmarie M. Dowling in Latham and Shay A. Humphrey in New Windsor.
    1. Drafting Accurate Job Descriptions
    2. Job Applications: Getting the Data You Need
    3. Proper Way to Conduct Background Checks
    4. Screening References Through a Filter of Reality
    5. The Job Offer or Rejection Letter
    6. Checklist for a Legal Hire
    7. Orientation and Training
    8. Immigration Compliance Documents (I-9 and E-Verify)
    9. IRS and Federal Compliance Documents (SS-4, W-4, Form 940)
  3. Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
    10:00 - 10:30, Written by Scott Quesnel and Shay A. Humphrey. Presented by Scott Quesnel in Latham and Shay A. Humphrey in New Windsor.
    1. Guidelines for Whether Your Organization Should or Should Not Have a Handbook
    2. Ensuring Handbook Style Fits With Corporate Culture
    3. Revising the Old vs. Starting Anew
    4. Topics That Should be Included
    5. Boilerplate Language
  4. Discipline and Discharge - Necessary Documentation
    10:45 - 11:15, Written by Scott Quesnel and Louis U. Gasparini. Presented by Scott Quesnel in Latham and Louis U. Gasparini in New Windsor.
    1. Putting a Discipline Policy in Place Proactively
    2. What to do When There is no Policy Addressing an Offense
    3. Evaluating Employee Performance While Mitigating Liability
    4. What Goes in the Discipline/Discharge Letter?
    5. At What Point Should Discharge be Considered?
    6. Minimizing Liability When Discharging an Employee
    7. Common Mistakes to Avoid During Discharge
    8. Waivers and Releases - Their Use After Termination
  5. Wage and Benefit Issues
    11:15 - 12:00, Written and presented by Scott H. Casher in Latham and New Windsor.
    1. State-Specific Wage and Hour Laws
    2. What Qualifies as Overtime?
    3. Differences to be Aware Of: Salaried Exempt vs. Salaried Non-Exempt
    4. Options for Employees Reporting Time Worked
    5. Handling Deductions From Wages
    6. Leave Policies
    7. Part-Time Employees and Temps: Wage and Benefit Obligations
    8. Unpaid Internship and Training Programs
    9. Benefits: Health Insurance, Flex Spending and Retirement Plans
      1. Modifications to the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA)
      2. Change to Flexible Spending Accounts
      3. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Pitfalls to be Wary Of
  6. Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
    1:00 - 1:45, Written and presented by Scott H. Casher in Latham and New Windsor.
    1. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    2. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
    3. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
    4. Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
    5. Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA)
    6. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment
    7. Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
    8. Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  7. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    1:45 - 2:30, Written by Brian Selchick. Presented by Brian Selchick in Latham and Karen L. Zdanis in New Windsor.
    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
  8. Workplace Behavior and Privacy - Current Developments
    2:45 - 3:30, Written by Elizabeth J. Grogan. Presented by Elizabeth J. Grogan in Latham and Karen L. Zdanis in New Windsor.
    1. Employee Surveillance
    2. Searches of Desks, Smartphones, Lockers, Vehicles, Equipment, Etc.
    3. Monitoring Employee Communications: Calls, Email and Internet Use
    4. Dress Code/Personal Appearance
    5. Drug and Alcohol Testing
    6. Psychological and Personality Tests
    7. Workplace Violence: Harassment and Bullying
    8. Off-Duty Behavior and Activities
  9. Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Laura Matlow Wong-Pan. Presented by Brian Selchick in Latham and Laura Matlow Wong-Pan in New Windsor.

SCOTT H. CASHER is a partner in the Manhattan and Westchester offices of White and Williams LLP. He represents business entities, with respect to commercial matters; insurance coverage matters; and labor and employment matters, including Title IX claims; and in state and federal trial and appellate courts, at arbitrations and in mediations. Mr. Casher practices exclusively on the management side in the area of employment and labor law. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the New York State Bar Association, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Mr. Casher received his B.A. degree from Hampshire College and his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law. (Latham and New Windsor locations)

JOANMARIE M. DOWLING is the founder and member of Dowling Law, PLLC. Ms. Dowling has extensive experience in advising and representing for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in corporate governance, labor and employment, and other corporate matters. She advises and represents both union and non-union employers regarding proactive employee relations and other labor relations matters, represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board on representation and unfair labor practice charges, and defends employers in employee grievances and arbitrations. She also provides proper labor practices training to managers and supervisors. Ms. Dowling prepares and reviews corporate policies and procedures, handbooks, and other guidance documents. She has successfully negotiated executive employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, leases, service agreements, and separation and settlement agreements. Ms. Dowling is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Society for Human Resource Management. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. (Latham location)

LOUIS U. GASPARINI is a partner with Lynch Schwab & Gasparini, PLLC, where he primarily practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation and all aspects of employment law. Mr. Gasparini focuses a large part of his practice on the defense of municipalities and private schools, clubs, and other businesses in sports related injury litigation. He actively handles various types of employment matters for other firm clients, defending against claims of tortuous interference, contracts, discrimination, and unfair competition. He counsels clients on employment issues dealing with contracts, discipline, promotions, terminations and workplace law issues; and has defended against employment discrimination suits before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Gasparini is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut state courts; and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. He received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University. (New Windsor location)

ELIZABETH J. GROGAN is an attorney with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, where she practices in the area of general civil defense, primarily in cases involving toxic tort and medical/dental malpractice, with significant experience in labor law, professional malpractice and product liability. She began her career as a clerk with the Appellate Division Third Department, where she gained a unique perspective on the inner workings of the court, which gives her clients a distinct advantage. Ms. Grogan is a member of the New York State Bar Association and earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine. (Latham location)

SHAY A. HUMPHREY is special counsel in the Newburg office of the law firm of Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC. She practices primarily in connection with general corporate law and commercial transactions, with an emphasis in intellectual property and copyrights, trademarks and licensing agreements. Ms. Humphrey has extensive experience in medical services delivery law and regulation and government contracting process. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and Women's Bar Association. Ms. Humphrey earned her B.A. degree from Vassar College and her J.D. degree from the University of Florida Law School. (New Windsor location)

SCOTT QUESNEL is an attorney with Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC. Mr. Quesnel's areas of practice include public and private sector labor and employment law and litigation. He focuses primarily on assisting employers traverse the difficult path towards achieving compliance with state and federal law. He works with clients to develop practices and policies that avoid many of the common pitfalls that trap employers. Mr. Quesnel also regularly practices before administrative agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, New York State Workers' Compensation Board, National Labor Relations Board, Public Employees Review Board, U.S. Education Department, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety & Health Commission. He is admitted to practice in New York; the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Mr. Quesnel is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his degrees from the State University of New York at Geneseo and Albany Law School. (Latham location)

BRIAN SELCHICK founded Selchick Venture Law Firm, where his practice is focused on corporate, transactional, securities and employment law. He is experienced in corporate transactions (U.S. based and cross-border), commercial contracts, investment fund formation, debt and equity financings, inbound and outbound investments, transactional due diligence, securities law and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, private placements, initial public offerings, public company filings, venture capital, and private equity. Prior to starting his private practice, Mr. Selchick was associate counsel for the Civil Service Employees Association, Inc. He is a member of the American and New York State bar associations, Turnaround Management Association, and Upstate Venture Capital Association of New York. Mr. Selchick earned his B.A. degree from Union College, graduating with honors and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School at Union University. (Latham location)

LAURA MATLOW WONG-PAN is an attorney at Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. She practices in the areas of education, labor and employment law, and non-for-profit corporation law. Prior to joining the firm, she was an in-house attorney for Orange County Government (New York). Prior to relocating to the Hudson Valley, she was a union attorney with Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., in New York City and also worked as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2. Ms. Wong-Pan is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Municipal sections) and is on the Board of Directors of Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association and of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. She earned her B.A. degree from Tufts University and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law. (New Windsor location)

KAREN L. ZDANIS is an attorney with Zdanis Law Firm, PLLC, where she focuses her practice on employment and labor law issues, representing both employers and employees in employment and corporate litigation. She has experience in successfully litigating commercial cases, collections cases, partnership disputes, and shareholder derivatives cases to trial from inception in state and federal courts. Ms. Zdanis provides advisory services including preparing employee handbooks and handling harassment investigations. She is active in alternative dispute resolution, successfully representing employers and employees in mediations sponsored by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal and state courts, or a number of private dispute resolution entities. Ms. Zdanis is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. She is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Ms. Zdanis graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania and earned her J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. (New Windsor location)

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CT CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
03/12/2020
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of NBI, Inc. that this activity qualifies for up to 6.0 self-study hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0.0 self-study hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.


NY CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
03/12/2020
Includes - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
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PA CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
03/12/2020
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of distance learning credit, including 6.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse distance learning CLE credit. No more than 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


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