Audio CD + Course Book

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

March, 2018

Product ID#:

78327CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NE CLE - 12.00
From Event: Human Resource Law from A to Z, held March 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. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  3. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
  4. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  5. Wage and Benefits 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. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  6. Disciplining and Firing Employees

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 12.00 NE - Credit Approval Expiration 03/05/2020


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY ONE

  1. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Angela Forss Schmit
    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. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    10:00 - 11:00, Rhianna A. Kittrell
    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
  3. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
    11:15 - 12:15, Rhianna A. Kittrell
    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
  4. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    1:15 - 2:15, Jaydon McDonald and Tara Paulson
    1. Necessary Disclaimers and Employee Classifications
    2. Laws and Policies to Include
    3. Parameters of Employment to Address
    4. Drafting Responsible Social Media Policies
  5. Wage and Benefits Issues
    2:30 - 3:30, Jaydon McDonald and Tara Paulson
    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
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    3:30 - 4:30, Jonathan V. Rehm
    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, Angela Forss Schmit
  2. Workers' Compensation Basics
    10:00 - 11:00, Caitlin Kilburg
    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, Ari D. Riekes
    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, Jonathan V. Rehm
    1. Psychological Issues
    2. Drug and Alcohol Use
    3. Off-Duty Behaviors and Activities
    4. Workplace Violence: Harassment, Bullying and More
  5. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    2:30 - 3:30, Sarah McGill
    1. Workplace Searches: From Desks to Smartphones
    2. Keeping Tabs on Workplace Communication and Computer Use
    3. Surveillance of Employees and Workplace Investigations
  6. Disciplining and Firing Employees
    3:30 - 4:30, Sarah McGill
    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

ANGELA FORSS SCHMIT is founder and managing member of Schmit Law Firm, LLC. Her current practice focuses on labor relations and employment law, family law (domestic relations), adoptions and general civil litigation. She is admitted to practice in both Nebraska and Colorado. Ms. Schmit is a member of the Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska Women's, Colorado, Denver, and Colorado Women's bar associations. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Ms. Schmit has been awarded to the Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorneys in the state of Nebraska by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

CAITLIN KILBURG is an attorney with McAnany, VanCleave & Phillips, PA. She defends employers and insurance companies in workers' compensation, civil liability, and employment law claims. Ms. Kilburg helps employers and insurance companies navigate workers' compensation and other employment issues. She is licensed in Iowa and Nebraska. Ms. Kilburg is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, Workers Compensation Association of Nebraska, and the Nebraska Claims Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her J.D. degree from Drake University Law School.

RHIANNA A. KITTRELL is an attorney with Fraser Stryker PC LLO. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law and also provides services to the firm's clients in business and corporate law, litigation, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Kittrell advises clients regarding various issues arising in employment relationships, such as wage and hour compliance, conducting internal investigations, and developing workplace policies and procedures. She is a member of the Iowa State and Nebraska State bar associations, and is admitted to practice in both of those states. Ms. Kittrell earned her B.A. degree, with highest distinction, and her J.D. degree, with high distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

JAYDON McDONALD is an attorney with Rembolt Ludtke, LLP. She is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section). Ms. McDonald was a law clerk for Honorable Justice Stephanie Stacy. She earned her B.A. degree, high distinction, from the University of Nebraska and her J.D. degree, highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

SARAH McGILL is an attorney with Fraser Stryker PC LLO, where her practice areas include labor and employment law, workers' compensation, and federal court litigation. She counsels employers on a range of labor and employment law issues, including hiring, discipline, terminations, wage and hour issues, and leave of absence issues. Ms. McGill also assists employers in drafting legally compliant documents, including workplace policies, employment agreements, and offer letters. She represents employers in state and federal court and assists employers in defending charges of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation before state and federal agencies. Ms. McGill was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Iowa. Ms. McGill earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Xavier University and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

TARA PAULSON is a partner with Rembolt Ludtke, LLP. Her practice primarily focuses on employment and labor issues, civil litigation and transportation. She has experience in employment litigation, including matters involving federal, state, and local employment laws. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Paulson represents clients in responding to administrative charges before federal, state, and local agencies; counsels employers regarding various labor and employment law issues; negotiates and prepares employment and separation agreements; reviews and revises employee handbooks; and drafts personnel policies. She has developed a unique practice representing transportation clients before the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Ms. Paulson is admitted to practice law in Nebraska, the U.S. District Court (D. Neb.), and the U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit). She is a member of the UNL College of Law Young Alumni Council, the Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, the Defense Research Institute (Employment Law Committee, The Voice Subcommittee chair and the Young Lawyers Committee), Nebraska State Bar Association (Labor Relations and Employment Law Section - Executive Committee, Women and the Law Section - Executive Committee and Young Lawyers Section), Lincoln Bar Association (board member), and Nebraska Defense Counsel Association. Ms. Paulson earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and her J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

JONATHAN V. REHM is an attorney with Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O., practicing in the areas of workers' compensation, employment and personal injury. Mr. Rehm represents employees across the state of Nebraska in workers' compensation and wrongful termination cases. He also represents accident victims in their disputes with insurance companies. Mr. Rehm is a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers and the American Association of Justice, Board of Governors for New Lawyers Division. He earned his B.S. degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

ARI D. RIEKES is a member with Marks Clare & Richards LLC. His areas of practice include commercial litigation, employment law, mediation, personal injury and family law. Mr. Riekes is admitted to practice in Nebraska. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan; his M.S. degree from Northwestern University; and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Continuing Legal Education

NE CLE: 12.00 Credit Approval Exp
03/05/2020
NBI, Inc. is an accredited CLE sponsor in the state of Nebraska. This activity has been approved for up to 12.0 distance learning CLE credits, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility credit. No more than 5.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


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