Audio CD + Course Book

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

January, 2018

Product ID#:

78155CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CA CLE - 12.00
From Event: Human Resource Law from A to Z, held January 2018.

Program Description

Get a handle on the complicated issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of any human resources department! Obtain information on all of the hot-button issues that every HR professional should know, not only to avoid lawsuits, but to ensure that all employees are happy and productive. Experienced faculty will show you how to handle such issues as employee leaves, problem behaviors in the workplace, and what essential information should be included in employee handbooks. Don't miss out on this crucial human resource information - order today!

Course Content

DAY ONE

  1. Employment Law Update
  2. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  3. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  4. Wage and Benefits Issues
  5. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs

DAY TWO

  1. Current Issues in Human Resources
  2. Workers' Compensation Basics
  3. Discrimination and Harassment
  4. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  5. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  6. Disciplining and Firing Employees

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 12.00 CA - Credit Approval Expiration 01/24/2020


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY ONE

  1. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Jay L. Rosenlieb
    1. The Affordable Care Act: The Latest Developments
    2. Same-Sex Benefits Update
    3. Immigration Reform: What Businesses Need to Understand
    4. Other State and Federal Updates
  2. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    10:15 - 11:15, Jay L. Rosenlieb
    1. Workplace Searches: From Desks to Smartphones
    2. Keeping Tabs on Workplace Communication and Computer Use
    3. Surveillance of Employees and Workplace Investigations
  3. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    11:15 - 12:15, Melissa J. Fassett
    1. Necessary Disclaimers and Employee Classifications
    2. Laws and Policies to Include
    3. Parameters of Employment to Address
    4. Drafting Responsible Social Media Policies
  4. Wage and Benefits Issues
    1:15 - 2:15, Melissa J. Fassett
    1. Employee Benefits and the Laws That Govern Them
    2. Navigating the Maze of FLSA Requirements
    3. Common Wage and Hour Traps
    4. Part-Timers, Temps, Interns and Employer Obligations
  5. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
    2:15 - 3:15, David D. Blaine
    1. Applicable Laws: The FMLA, the ADA and Their Interconnection
    2. Laws Governing Military Leave
    3. Creating Effective Leave Policies
    4. Solving Complex Leave Issues
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    3:30 - 4:30, David D. Blaine
    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

DAY TWO

  1. Current Issues in Human Resources
    9:00 - 10:00, Karen Boublis
    1. Best Practices With Employee Wellness Programs
    2. Developing Workforce Plans That Benefit Businesses
    3. Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Benefit Costs
  2. Workers' Compensation Basics
    10:15 - 11:15, Viviano Aguilar
    1. Essential Policies and Protocols to Have in Place
    2. Determining Reasonable Accommodations for Injured Workers
    3. Issues With Workers' Compensation Insurance
  3. Discrimination and Harassment
    11:15 - 12:15, Julian B. Alwill
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Properly Managing Complaints
    3. Keeping Records of Incidences
    4. Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  4. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    1:15 - 2:15, Tracy Saiki
    1. Psychological Issues
    2. Drug and Alcohol Use
    3. Off-Duty Behaviors and Activities
    4. Workplace Violence: Harassment, Bullying and More
  5. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    2:15 - 3:15, Tracy Saiki
    1. Creating Legally Effective Job Descriptions
    2. Writing Job Offers and Rejection Letters That Repel Lawsuits
    3. Legal Aspects of Gaining Information Through Criminal Background Checks and Social Media Accounts
    4. Drafting Employment Contracts
  6. Disciplining and Firing Employees
    3:30 - 4:30, Julian B. Alwill
    1. Proactive Discipline Policies and Comprehensive Approaches to Discipline
    2. Determining When Employee Discharge is Appropriate
    3. Using Employee Evaluations to Reduce Liability When Firing Problematic Workers
    4. Discharge Letters, Waivers and Releases

VIVIANO AGUILAR is an attorney with Belden Blaine & Raytis LLP in Bakersfield. His practice focuses on business litigation, employment and workers' compensation litigation. Before receiving an academic scholarship, Mr. Aguilar worked in management for a leading U.S. company where he gained real-world experience with operations, collective bargaining agreements, and employment issues. During law school, he clerked at private law firms and completed internships where he provided representation to individuals and businesses before the Board of Equalization and Labor Commissioner. Mr. Aguilar is a member of the American Bar Association and the Kern County Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

JULIAN B. ALWILL is an attorney with Rothschild & Alwill, APC. He predominantly represents individual or groups of employees in a wide range of employment law disputes, including discrimination, harassment, misclassification, wage and hour disputes, and retaliation claims. Mr. Alwill handles cases through all aspects of litigation, including trial. In addition to employment matters, he assists persons with civil rights issues, as well as consumer rights matters, including fraud, breach of contract, and misrepresentation. Mr. Alwill is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of California, Irvine, California and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California. He is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), William L. Gordon Inns of Court, and the Santa Barbara Bar Association.

DAVID D. BLAINE is an attorney with Belden Blaine & Raytis LLP in Bakersfield. Since 1998, Mr. Blaine has practiced in the areas of labor and employment law including, employment counseling, wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, workforce downsizing/termination issues, and employee privacy. He is a frequent speaker on employment law and related topics. Mr. Blaine earned his B.A. degree from California Polytechnic State University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

KAREN BOUBLIS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a human resource expert with HR Business Solutionz. She is known for her honest and trusted appraisal of workplace situations and personalization of the human resource services experience for each of her clients. Ms. Boublis served as executive VP human resources for Datasat Digital Entertainment where she directed all aspects of human resources, including leadership development, creation of policies and payroll management. She was the director of human resources for DTS, Inc., where she led the human resource efforts in business strategy acquisitions and mergers. In addition, Ms. Boublis has held human resources development and executive management positions with prestigious national organizations including: Intel, Xircom, Price Pfister, and Valley Presbyterian Hospital. She is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR), a SHRM senior certified professional, she is the district chair and board member of the Southern California Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Boublis volunteers for SHRM, supporting students studying the field of human resources. She is also a volunteer speaker and consultant for Women's Economic Ventures of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Ms. Boublis serves on the board for Habitat for Humanity Ventura County.

MELISSA J. FASSETT is a partner with the law firm of Price, Postel & Parma LLP in Santa Barbara, California. Ms. Fassett's practice emphasizes advising and representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law and intellectual property. She counsels and advises public and private employers in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures, investigation of claims, and helps to trouble-shoot questions and situations which arise. Ms. Fassett also litigates and defends claims and employment disputes in both arbitration and court proceedings. Her employment practice includes wrongful termination and discrimination, retaliation, wage claims, labor practices, disability issues, and privacy issues. Ms. Fassett earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico, and is licensed to practice in the States of California and New Mexico. She is a member of the State Bar of California (sections on Labor/Employment, Business Law, and Litigation), the State Bar of New Mexico, and the Santa Barbara County Bar Association (past-president).

JAY L. ROSENLIEB is a partner in the Bakersfield, California, office of Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, LLP, where he is the chair of the employment law group. Mr. Rosenlieb represents management in employment litigation and counseling, and focuses his practice on wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination and workforce downsizing. He received his B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of Law. Mr. Rosenlieb is a member of the Kern County Bar Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. He is admitted to practice in California; the U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

TRACY SAIKI is a partner in the Bakersfield, California, office of Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, LLP. She is a founding member of the firm's agriculture & food law practice group. Formerly general counsel for Bolthouse Farms, she handles commercial transactions, employment counseling, business disputes, and regulatory compliance issues with special focus on issues unique to the farming, food processing, and food marketing industries. She has experience with most commercial agreements, including agreements involving real estate, intellectual property, transportation, construction, contract labor, and mergers/acquisitions. Ms. Saiki also provides her business clients with counseling on labor and employment issues, particularly agricultural labor issues, wage/hour issues, and internal investigations. She received her B.A. degree from the University of California, Davis, followed by earning her J.D. degree from Columbia Law School, New York, New York.

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Continuing Legal Education

CA CLE: 12.00 Credit Approval Exp
01/24/2020
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 12.0 hours of self-study credit, of which 0.0 hour will apply to legal ethics self-study credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.


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