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Human Resource Law from A to Z

Audio CD + Course Book

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February, 2018

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From Event: Human Resource Law from A to Z, held February 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


  1. Employment Law Update
  2. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  3. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  4. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
  5. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  6. Wage and Benefits Issues


  1. Workers' Compensation Basics
  2. Discrimination and Harassment
  3. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  4. New York's Paid Family Leave Law and Other Leave Issues
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees
  6. Labor Law for the Non-Union Employer

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 12.00 CT 02/06/2020
CLE 14.40 NJ 11/08/2018
CLE 14.00 NY * 02/06/2020
CLE 12.00 PA 02/06/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered


  1. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Raymond Nardo
    1. Recent Developments in the FMLA
    2. USDoL Administrative Orders
    3. Other State and Federal Updates
  2. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    10:15 - 11:15, Raymond Nardo
    1. Psychological Issues
    2. Drug and Alcohol Use
    3. Off-Duty Behaviors and Activities
    4. Workplace Violence: Harassment, Bullying and More
  3. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    11:15 - 12:15, Ellen R. Storch
    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
  4. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    1:15 - 2:15, Ellen R. Storch
    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
  5. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    2:30 - 3:30, Ana Getiashvili
    1. Necessary Disclaimers and Employee Classifications
    2. Laws and Policies to Include
    3. Parameters of Employment to Address
    4. Drafting Responsible Social Media Policies
  6. Wage and Benefits Issues
    3:30 - 4:30, Scott H. Casher
    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


  1. Workers' Compensation Basics
    9:00 - 10:00, Erin K. McCabe
    1. Essential Policies and Protocols to Have in Place
    2. Determining Reasonable Accommodations for Injured Workers
    3. Issues with Workers' Compensation Insurance
  2. Discrimination and Harassment
    10:15 - 11:15, Scott H. Casher
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Properly Managing Complaints
    3. Keeping Records of Incidences
    4. Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  3. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    11:15 - 12:15, Jeffrey N. Naness
    1. Workplace Searches: From Desks to Smartphones
    2. Keeping Tabs on Workplace Communication and Computer Use
    3. Surveillance of Employees and Workplace Investigations
  4. New York's Paid Family Leave Law and Other Leave Issues
    1:15 - 2:15, Jeffrey N. Naness
    1. Implementing New York's Paid Family Leave Law (PFL)
    2. Analyze the Intersection Between New York's Paid Family Leave Law, the FMLA, the ADA, the New York State Human Rights Law, Workers Compensation, COBRA and Other Laws
    3. Solving Complex Leave Issues
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees
    2:30 - 3:30, Jeffrey N. Naness
    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
  6. Labor Law for the Non-Union Employer
    3:30 - 4:30, Ana Getiashvili
    1. What Areas of the National Labor Relations Act Affect Non-Union Employees
    2. What a Non-Union Employer Can and Cannot do to Remain a Non-Union Employer
    3. Restrictions in the Non-Union Workplace

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.

ANA GETIASHVILI is an attorney with the law firm of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. Ms. Getiashvili assists employers on issues such as discrimination and sexual harassment investigations, employee leave, worker classification and compensation practices, Form I-9 compliance and background checks. She drafts and prepares employment contracts and employer policies and handbooks. She also assists in commercial litigation matters. Ms. Getiashvili earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Simmons College and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to the New York State Bar.

ERIN K. McCABE is an attorney with the Woodbury firm of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C., where her areas of expertise include workers' compensation, Social Security disability, personal injury and wills. She has tried hundreds of cases, handled thousands of hearings and scores of depositions over the years. Ms. McCabe earned her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her J.D. degree from New York Law School. She is a frequent lecturer on legal matters for professional and community organizations. Ms. McCabe is a member of numerous legal associations, including the New York State Women's, New York State, Suffolk County Women's, Suffolk County, American, Injured Workers' and New York Workers' Compensation bar associations.

JEFFREY N. NANESS is an attorney with Naness, Chaiet & Naness, LLC. Mr. Naness has well over a decade experience representing management in labor relations, employment law, and related litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Wesleyan University, where he graduated, with honors, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He has represented private sector companies, municipalities and public benefit corporations in all facets of employment and labor law, including collective bargaining, human resource advice, and litigation counsel. On a number of occasions he has been brought in to assist primary counsel in complex restrictive covenant and employment law cases. Mr. Naness also excels in counseling his clients to avoid exposure to costly employment litigation. He is member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, the Suffolk Bar Association (past head of the Labor and Employment Law Committee), the Suffolk Academy of Law (past officer and current member of Advisory Committee), the Association of Boutique Law Firms (founder and president), and the Accountants/Attorneys Networking Group (founder and first president).

RAYMOND NARDO is a sole practitioner in Mineola, New York. He has practiced employment law for more than 25 years. Mr. Nardo represents employees and employers for claims involving overtime pay, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower claims, and nearly all other employment claims. He has won jury verdicts for both employers and employees, and has obtained millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, and awards for employees. Mr. Nardo is also a mediator for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Nassau County District Court. He practices extensively before the federal court, New York state court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR). Mr. Nardo earned his B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary and his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.

ELLEN R. STORCH is a partner with Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP. Ms. Storch represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. She defends international, national and local employers, as well as public employers and not-for-profit organizations, in various types of employment litigation. Her litigation practice includes discrimination and harassment cases, restrictive covenant disputes, wage and hour claims, and NLRB matters. Ms. Storch represents clients in federal and state courts; in arbitrations; before federal, state and local human rights commissions; and before a variety of other government agencies. Ms. Storch has served as an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology, where she taught human resources policies and procedures in the HR Management Masters program. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Southern California. Ms. Storch is a member of the National Association of Insurance Women and the Labor & Employment Section of the Nassau Bar Association.

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Continuing Legal Education

CT CLE: 12.00 Credit Approval Exp
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 12.0 self-study hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0.0 self-study hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.

NJ CLE: 14.40 Credit Approval Exp
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 14.4 hours of alternative format CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of alternative learning format credit for ethics/professionalism. No more than 12.0 hours of alternative learning format CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.

NY CLE: 14.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Areas of Professional Practice: 14.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 14.0 credit hours. 14 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

PA CLE: 12.00 Credit Approval Exp
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 12.0 hours of distance learning credit, including 12.0 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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