Audio CD + Course Book

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

May, 2018

Product ID#:

78909CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KS CLE - 6.00
From Event: Human Resource Law from A to Z, held May 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. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  2. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
  3. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
  4. Wage and Benefits Issues
  5. FMLA and Other Leave Issues

DAY TWO

  1. Current Issues in Human Resources
  2. Workers' Compensation Basics
  3. Discrimination and Harassment
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  5. Disciplining and Firing Employees

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 KS - Credit Approval Expiration 05/07/2019


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY ONE

  1. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    9:00 - 10:15, F. Charles Dunlay
    1. Harassment
    2. Workplace Violence, Bullying and More
    3. Drug and Alcohol Use
    4. Psychological Issues
    5. Conducting Proper Investigations
  2. Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring
    10:15 - 11:15, Kelly J. Rundell
    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. Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain
    11:30 - 12:45, Kelly J. Rundell
    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
    1:45 - 3:00, Jon E. Newman
    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
    3:15 - 4:30, Lisa L. Martin
    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

DAY TWO

  1. Current Issues in Human Resources
    9:00 - 10:15, Christopher J. Shepard
    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, Christopher J. Shepard
    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
    11:30 - 12:45, Erin Sommer Good
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Properly Managing Complaints
    3. Keeping Records of Incidences
    4. Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  4. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
    1:45 - 3:00, Kyle Malone
    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
    3:15 - 4:30, Kyle Malone
    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

F. CHARLES DUNLAY is an attorney with McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A., where he represents the interest of employers and municipalities in labor and employment law, civil rights, and municipal liability. Mr. Dunlay has tried scores of cases for more than two decades. He has litigated many civil rights and employment disputes serving as lead counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, retaliatory discharge, employment discrimination and harassment claims, constitutional cases, Americans with Disability Act cases, and Family Medical Leave Act claims at administrative, trial and appellate levels. Mr. Dunlay is an engaging trainer and has taught, trained, or presented for the City Attorney’s Association, the League of Municipalities, the Kansas Government Finance Officers Association, law enforcement academies, and several municipalities. He is admitted to practice in the state of Kansas; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Mr. Dunlay is a member of various professional organizations, including the Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Johnson County Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and Wyandotte County Bar Association. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University & London School of Economics, followed by earning his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.

KYLE MALONE is an attorney in the Wichita office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, and a member of the employment and labor practice. He recently completed a two-year term as a research attorney for Judge Melissa Taylor Standridge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Mr. Malone has published articles on evidentiary rules, as well as Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. He has also given presentations on a wide range of topics, including legal ethics and the admissibility of expert testimony. Mr. Malone is a member of the Kansas Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Kansas State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law.

LISA L. MARTIN is an attorney at Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC. She is originally from the Kansas City area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in general studies from the University of Kansas, with a minor in business; and her Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Martin received Cali Excellence for the Future awards in "Legal Analysis" and "Research & Writing I" and was also nominated for the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award. She served as a judicial intern for the Hon. J. Thomas Marten, Chief Justice of the U.S. District Court of Kansas in Wichita. Shortly after graduation from law school, Ms. Martin returned to Wichita and joined Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC in the firm’s general litigation practice. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as an HR generalist and employee relations specialist at a Fortune 500 company. In her role, she managed FMLA and ADA requests, investigated EEO complaints, and provided supervisory training on related topics.

JON E. NEWMAN is a partner in the firm of Hite Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P., concentrating his practice in the area of employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Newman is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts and the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. He is a frequent lecturer to national, regional and local businesses and legal professionals in Kansas regarding various legal issues. Mr. Newman is a member of the Wichita, Kansas and American bar associations, where he has served in various leadership roles, including past president of the WBA. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Kansas Self-Insurers Association, and Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Newman earned his B.S. degree in journalism from Kansas University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Washburn University School of Law.

KELLY J. RUNDELL joined Hite Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P., in 2015. Ms. Rundell is regarded as a resource for presentations, publications, and continuing legal education materials on the issues of employment law, ethics, and trial litigation practice. Her presentations have been heard by members of the bar at CLEs and conferences. She is an active member of the Wichita, Kansas and American bar associations; the Wichita Women Attorneys Association; and the Kansas Women Attorneys Association. She received the Wichita Bar Association's President’s Award in 1993 and the Louise Mattox Attorney of Achievement Award in 2012. Ms. Rundell is currently affiliate faculty for Southwestern College, where she teaches business law and ethics in the M.B.A. degree program. She received her B.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Southwestern College and her J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Ms. Rundell is admitted to practice in the Kansas state and federal courts.

CHRISTOPHER J. SHEPARD is a partner with Watkins Calcara, Chtd. Mr. Shepard focuses his practice on workers' compensation, employer-employee relations, business disputes, and general litigation. He has represented clients - including individuals, small and large businesses, and national insurance companies alike - in hundreds of formal court proceedings in numerous venues throughout the entire state of Kansas. Mr. Shepard is a member of the Barton County, Ellis County, Kansas, and American (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and Labor and Employment Law Section) bar associations. He received his B.A. degree from Baker University, followed by earning his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas. Mr. Shepard is admitted to practice in Kansas and the United States District Court of Kansas.

ERIN SOMMER GOOD is an attorney with the firm McDonald Tinker PA. As part of the firm’s civil litigation division, Ms. Sommer Good's practice is concentrated in civil rights and employment litigation, with emphasis in representation of municipalities and school districts. She brings a strong writing and investigative background to her practice. Before entering private practice, Ms. Sommer Good served as a research attorney for the Honorable Patrick D. McAnany of the Kansas Court of Appeals. She earned her B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, and her law degree from Washburn University, where she served as managing editor of the Washburn Law Journal.

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Continuing Legal Education

KS CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
05/07/2019
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6.0 hours of prerecorded format continuing legal education credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit. No more than 6.0 hours of prerecorded format CLE may be earned in one compliance period.


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