Live Seminar

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Seminar

Date:

2 Day Seminar
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 -
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78325ER

Location:

Courtyard by Marriott Jackson Airport/Pearl

415 Riverwind Drive

Pearl, MS 39208

$575.00

$565 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • MS CLE - 12.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 14.00

Other

  • Certified Payroll Professional - 12.00
  • HRCI - 12.00
  • IACET - 1.20
  • PACE - 14.00
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 12.00

Program Description

A Comprehensive Overview of the Issues Affecting HR Departments

Get a handle on the complicated issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of any human resources department! This extensive two-day course covers 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 - enroll today!

  • Learn the necessary disclaimers that every employee handbook must contain in order to avoid potential legal trouble.
  • Recognize the many intricacies of the Fair Labor Standards Act, so that employers can stop problems before they happen.
  • Understand how the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act intertwine in issues with employee leave.
  • Know what accommodations are considered reasonable when an injured worker returns to the workplace.
  • Properly document and manage discrimination complaints to ensure that both employers and employees are properly protected in case of lawsuits.
  • Effectively monitor employee communications and internet use in an ethical and legally compliant manner.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:

  • Attorneys
  • HR personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

Course Content

DAY ONE

  1. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  2. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  3. Disciplining and Firing Employees
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  5. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  6. Workers' Compensation Basics

DAY TWO

  1. Employment Law Update
  2. Wage and Benefits Issues
  3. Discrimination and Harassment
  4. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
  5. Current Issues in Human Resources
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 12.00

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 12.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 12.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 1.20

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 14.00 *

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 14.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 12.00


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY ONE

  1. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    9:00 - 10:00, Jennifer G. Hall
    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
  2. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    10:15 - 11:15, Jennifer G. Hall
    1. Psychological Issues
    2. Drug and Alcohol Use
    3. Off-Duty Behaviors and Activities
    4. Workplace Violence: Harassment, Bullying and More
  3. Disciplining and Firing Employees
    11:15 - 12:15, Brandi Garrett
    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
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    1:15 - 2:15, Adam H. Gates
    1. Workplace Searches: From Desks to Smartphones
    2. Keeping Tabs on Workplace Communication and Computer Use
    3. Surveillance of Employees and Workplace Investigations
  5. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    2:30 - 3:30, Adam H. Gates
    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. Workers' Compensation Basics
    3:30 - 4:30, Timothy W. Lindsay
    1. Essential Policies and Protocols to Have in Place
    2. Determining Reasonable Accommodations for Injured Workers
    3. Issues with Workers' Compensation Insurance

DAY TWO

  1. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Trey C. Dellinger
    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. Wage and Benefits Issues
    10:15 - 11:15, Trey C. Dellinger
    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
  3. Discrimination and Harassment
    11:15 - 12:15, Trey C. Dellinger
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Properly Managing Complaints
    3. Keeping Records of Incidences
    4. Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  4. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
    1:15 - 2:15, Ashley E. Cannady
    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
  5. Current Issues in Human Resources
    2:30 - 3:30, Vikki J. Taylor
    1. Best Practices with Employee Wellness Programs
    2. Developing Workforce Plans That Benefit Businesses
    3. Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Benefit Costs
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    3:30 - 4:30, Silas W. McCharen
    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

ASHLEY E. CANNADY is an attorney with the law firm of Batch & Bingham LLP, in their Jackson, Mississippi office. Ms. Cannady regularly represents clients in contract disputes and business litigation. Her practice focuses on defending employers and management in employment-related disputes before courts and administrative agencies, including disputes involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, failure to accommodate, FMLA interference, and other related state and common law claims. Ms. Cannady earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi; and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar and Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Cannady is admitted to practice before all Mississippi state courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern districts of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

TREY C. DELLINGER is a member of the law firm of Wells, Marble & Hurst, PLLC, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Mr. Dellinger advises clients on insurance-related matters, premises liability, and matters of interest to employers, including employment law, wage and hour law, PPACA, HIPAA. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Mr. Dellinger is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and all state and federal courts in Mississippi.

BRANDI GARRETT is the director of human resources for GI Associates & Endoscopy Center. Ms. Garrett has nine years of experience in recruiting and human resources. She also has experience in human resource outsourcing and recruiting for large and small companies nationwide. Ms. Garrett is a member of CAHRA (Capital Area Human Resource Association) and SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). She is active in her community with organizations such as YP Alliance, March of Dimes, The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Garrett studied interdisciplinary studies at Mississippi State University with an emphasis in education, history and psychology. Ms. Garrett also received her PHR.

ADAM H. GATES is a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC as a litigator in the Jackson office, where he practices labor and employment law and general business litigation. Mr. Gates advises his clients on day-to-day personnel issues, helps them operate in a way that minimizes exposure, defends them against charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC, and handles various matters in litigation and arbitration. He also has experience with general commercial litigation, including contract disputes, premises liability claims, and litigation involving former executives. Mr. Gates is admitted to practice in Mississippi and Louisiana; and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Mississippi; and U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western districts of Louisiana. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar, Louisiana State Bar Association, the Capital Area Bar Association, and DRI. Mr. Gates is a graduate of The Mississippi Bar's Leadership Forum and International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Stanford University. He earned his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University; and J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law.

JENNIFER G. HALL is a litigation attorney in the Jackson office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Since 2002, she has concentrated her practice in the area of labor and employment law and litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Hall devotes a significant amount of her practice to representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, and the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; and in defending lawsuits related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace. She also has experience in civil litigation, including products liability, personal injury, mass tort, satellite theft, and insurance defense. Ms. Hall is listed in the Mid-South Rising Stars (2009 - 2013). She is a frequent lecture and author on labor and employment law and litigation topics for business and professional groups. Ms. Hall is a member of The Mississippi Bar; the American, Tennessee and Capital Area bar associations; the Federal Bar Association for the Fifth Circuit; the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association; the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; and the Jackson Young Lawyers. She earned her B.B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Business and her J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

TIMOTHY W. LINDSAY is a shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where he practices labor and employment law. Mr. Lindsay helps clients with respect to day-to-day personnel issues, supervisor training, handbook drafting and review, EEO audits, wage and hour investigations, union campaigns, and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi; and before the Mississippi Supreme Court; Mississippi Court of Appeals; Mississippi Circuit Courts, Mississippi Chancery Courts, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and Choctaw Tribal Court. Mr. Lindsay is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section, EEO Committee), The Mississippi Bar (Labor and Employment Section), Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Madison County Bar Association, and Capital Area Bar Association. He earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

SILAS W. McCHAREN is a director with Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A., where he focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment and mass tort. Mr. McCharen practices labor and employment law exclusively for management. His practice includes representation of public and private employers in all areas of employment law, including discrimination and civil rights issues, wage and hour, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge and general advice and counseling. Mr. McCharen chairs the labor & employment practice group and also serves as co-chair of the mass tort practice group. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi and before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, and all Mississippi state courts. Mr. McCharen is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Millsaps College and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

VIKKI J. TAYLOR is managing partner of Taylor Jones & Associates, PLLC, a Ridgeland, Mississippi law firm. Her diverse practice includes representing businesses and individuals in complex civil and commercial litigation. Ms. Taylor has extensive experience in the areas of employment law, banking litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, air quality, and bad faith insurance cases. During her legal career, she has litigated hundreds of cases and participated in numerous mediation proceedings. Ms. Taylor conducts workplace investigations and develops training programs for HR professionals, managers, and other employees on a variety of employment law topics. She was recognized by Super Lawyer in 2006, 2015, and 2017 as one of Mississippi’s Top Attorneys. Ms. Taylor earned her B.S. degree in paralegal studies from the Mississippi University for Women and her J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Certified Payroll Professionals

N CPP: 12.00
This program may qualify for 12.0 RCHs for Certified Payroll Professionals.


Continuing Legal Education

MS CLE: 12.00
This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 12.0 hours of credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics.


Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 12.00
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.” This program has been approved for 12.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 1.20
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Describe two elements that a legally effective job description must contain. 2. State one way to deal with an employee who uses drugs or alcohol in the workplace. 3. Evaluate what the components of a proactive discipline policy are. 4. Describe two ways to monitor employee computer use. 5. State what employment parameters an employee handbook should address. 6. Identify proper areas of workers' compensation training for supervisors. 7. Identify two of the latest developments with the Affordable Care Act. 8. Identify two common wage and hour traps. 9. Describe the key discrimination and harassment laws to know. 10. State one area of overlap between the ADA and the FMLA. 11. Recall two best practices for employee wellness programs. 12. Describe who is entitled to unemployment compensation.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 14.00 Includes - Personnel/Human Resources: 14.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 14.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.

This is a basic to intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of the complicated issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of any human resources department. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Identify two of the latest developments with the affordable care act. 2. Describe two elements that a legally effective job description must contain. 3. State what employment parameters an employee handbook should address. 4. Identify two common wage and hour traps. 5. State one area of overlap between the ADA and the FMLA. 6. Recall two best practices for employee wellness programs. 7. Identify proper areas of workers' compensation training for supervisors. 8. Describe the key discrimination and harassment laws to know. 9. State one way to deal with an employee who uses drugs or alcohol in the workplace. 10. Describe two ways to monitor employee computer use. 11. Evaluate what the components of a proactive discipline policy are. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 14.00 Includes - Registered Employee Benefits Consultant: 14.00
This seminar qualifies for 14.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for REBC.


Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 12.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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