Audio CD + Course Book

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78331CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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Continuing education credit
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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

DAY ONE

  1. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  2. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  3. Wage and Benefits Issues
  4. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
  5. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs

DAY TWO

  1. Workers' Compensation Basics
  2. Discrimination and Harassment
  3. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY ONE

  1. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    9:00 - 10:15, Jillian S. Folger-Hartwell and Alexsa A. Marino
    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. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    10:30 - 11:45, Vicki J. Bejma
    1. Necessary Disclaimers and Employee Classifications
    2. Laws and Policies to Include
    3. Parameters of Employment to Address
    4. Drafting Responsible Social Media Policies
  3. Wage and Benefits Issues
    11:45 - 1:00, Sonja L. Deyoe
    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
  4. FMLA and Other Leave Issues
    2:00 - 3:15, Jillian S. Folger-Hartwell and Alexsa A. Marino
    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. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    3:30 - 4:30, Vicki J. Bejma
    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. Workers' Compensation Basics
    9:00 - 10:15, Courtney L. Manchester
    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
    10:30 - 11:45, Joseph R. Daigle
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Properly Managing Complaints
    3. Keeping Records of Incidences
    4. Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  3. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    11:45 - 1:00, Jillian S. Folger-Hartwell and Alexsa A. Marino
    1. Psychological Issues
    2. Drug and Alcohol Use
    3. Off-Duty Behaviors and Activities
    4. Workplace Violence: Harassment, Bullying and More
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    2:00 - 3:15, Heather A. Pierce and John B. Moretta
    1. Workplace Searches: From Desks to Smartphones
    2. Keeping Tabs on Workplace Communication and Computer Use
    3. Surveillance of Employees and Workplace Investigations
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees
    3:30 - 4:30, Jillian S. Folger-Hartwell and Alexsa A. Marino
    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

VICKI J. BEJMA is an attorney in the Providence law firm of Robinson & Clapham. She has served as counsel to numerous school districts, and also in the areas of labor and employment, collections, civil rights, personal injury, and legal research and writing. Ms. Bejma earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Rhode Island College and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations. Ms. Bejma is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

JOSEPH R. DAIGLE is an attorney with the Law Office of Joseph R. Daigle, where he focuses his practice in the areas of employment and discrimination claims, business disputes, civil litigation, and personal injury. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Daigle earned his B.A. degree from Providence College and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.

SONJA L. DEYOE is a member of the Law Offices of Sonja L. Deyoe P.C., where she works exclusively on labor, wage and hour, and plaintiff’s personal injury actions. Ms. Deyoe is a year 2000 graduate of Roger Williams Law School. Prior to her graduation, Ms. Deyoe had the great fortune of clerking for Magistrate Justice Hagopian at the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. After her graduation, she served as a law clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court systems. She has written a chapter for ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases, and most recently was a contributing author to an MCLE seminar on discovery practice in Rhode Island. Ms. Deyoe has presented at the 2013 Annual Bar Meeting and put on a seminar on the Rhode Island Wage Act. In addition to these distinctions, Ms. Deyoe is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Studies Division at Nichols College and at the University of William Peace.

JILLIAN S. FOLGER-HARTWELL is of counsel to the Providence and Boston offices of Littler Mendelson P.C., where she concentrates her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. Ms. Folger-Hartwell represents employers both in court and before state and federal agencies, defending against employment claims involving discrimination, wage and hour, medical leave, and other employment-related disputes. She also conducts training for clients, including anti-harassment, supervisory skills, recruiting, and hiring best practices. Ms. Folger-Hartwell is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Stonehill College and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Boston College. Before law school, Ms. Folger-Hartwell was a case manager for the American Arbitration Association, managing labor grievance arbitrations for union and management clients. After law school, she was a law clerk to Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr. of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

COURTNEY L. MANCHESTER is an attorney with Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP. She is an attorney in HCC’s litigation practice group. Her main areas of practice include domestic relations, juvenile law, personal injury, product liability, premises liability, landlord/tenant, and workers’ compensation defense. Ms. Manchester is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the U. S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Defense Council of Rhode Island and the Edward P. Gallogly Family Law Inn of Court.

ALEXSA A. MARINO is an attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C., where she represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law. Prior to joining the firm, she was counsel in a full service international firm where she worked in the litigation management group, and was a law clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department. She earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Bryant University and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Marino was an assistant editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Executive Board. She is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut bar associations.

JOHN B. MORETTA is an attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C., where he represents employers facing claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and breach of contract in various industries. He is admitted to practice before the Rhode Island Supreme Court; Massachusetts Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida. Mr. Moretta is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Rhode Island College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.

HEATHER A. PIERCE is an attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C., where she focuses her practice in a variety of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, defamation, and breach of contract. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Ms. Pierce is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School.

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