Live Seminar

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Seminar

Date:

2 Day Seminar
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 -
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79141ER

Location:

Capital Conference Center

201 N Illinois Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

$575.00

$565 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • IN 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 attorney. Others who would benefit include HR personnel, accountants, and presidents and vice presidents

Course Content

DAY ONE

  1. Employment Law Update
  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
  6. Discrimination and Harassment

DAY TWO

  1. Keeping Your Work Force Union Free
  2. Workers' Compensation Basics
  3. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
  4. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
  5. Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
  6. Disciplining and Firing Employees

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. Employment Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Alexandra M. Curlin
    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, Craig M. Borowski
    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
    11:15 - 12:15, Craig M. Borowski
    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
    1:15 - 2:15, Amber Boyd
    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
    2:30 - 3:30, Robin C. Clay
    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
  6. Discrimination and Harassment
    3:30 - 4:30, Robin C. Clay
    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Properly Managing Complaints
    3. Keeping Records of Incidences
    4. Discrimination and Harassment Prevention

DAY TWO

  1. Keeping Your Work Force Union Free
    9:00 - 10:00, John D. Meyer
    1. Steps the Employer Can Take/or Cannot Take
    2. Section 7 Rights Under the NLRA
    3. Do Your Employment Policies and Work Rules Violate Employees' Section 7 Rights
    4. The Unfair Labor Practice Charge Process and What to do if You Receive a Charge
    5. Notable Changes in NLRB Law and Policy Following New Administration's Appointments to the Board
  2. Workers' Compensation Basics
    10:00 - 11:00, Gary P. Goodin
    1. Essential Policies and Protocols to Have in Place
    2. Determining Reasonable Accommodations for Injured Workers
    3. Issues with Workers' Compensation Insurance
  3. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    11:15 - 12:15, Gary P. Goodin
    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
  4. Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations
    1:15 - 2:15, Aarika Mack-Brown
    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, Kathryn M. Cimera
    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, John Panico
    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

CRAIG M. BOROWSKI is a shareholder with Littler in Indianapolis. He regularly represents companies before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where he has defended more than 300 charges before the agency. Mr. Borowski also represents clients before other federal, state and local administrative agencies and provides clients with proactive counsel on employment policy and personnel matters and training. He received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law and his B.S. degree from Indiana University.

AMBER BOYD is founder and sole practitioner of Amber Boyd Attorney at Law in Indianapolis. Ms. Boyd represents and counsels clients in business, employment law, and estate planning. In 2015, Ms. Boyd was one of 25 attorneys selected to participate in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy. She earned her B.A. degree in political science from Dillard University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Ms. Boyd is admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

KATHRYN M. CIMERA is an attorney at Mallor Grodner LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Cimera focuses her practice on advising and counseling employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment; equal opportunity laws; and benefit laws; as well as complaints involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. She also has experience with ERISA compliance and fiduciary obligations and board governance practices. Ms. Cimera is admitted to practice in Indiana, and before the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Committee and co-chair of Legal Line. She earned her B.A. degree from Indiana University and her J.D. Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

ROBIN C. CLAY is an attorney with Curlin & Clay Law, An Association of Attorneys, in Indianapolis. Her practice covers matters of employment, discrimination, family, education and probate in Indianapolis. Many of her clients are employees who wish to pursue claims against employers. Notably, she has worked on both sides of the litigation process. Ms. Clay held the position of staff attorney with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, advocating for clients who have experienced employment and housing discrimination. She also served as a defense attorney with the city of Indianapolis, as well as counsel for Fortune 100 corporations. Ms. Clay earned her B.S. degree from the California State University at Northridge, California; and her J.D. degree from Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She has been admitted to practice throughout the state of Indiana and in the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She has taught continuing legal education courses and presented in seminars on civil rights, employment, housing discrimination, and conflict resolution.

ALEXANDRA M. CURLIN is an attorney with Curlin & Clay Law, An Association of Attorneys in Indianapolis. A distinguished educator and accomplished attorney, Ms. Curlin uses her extensive experience throughout the state of Indiana to provide clients with a multi-faceted approach to the issues they present. In an effort to help promote students' rights to quality education while, in turn, effectively addressing education issues in the state of Indiana, she serves a wide range of populations that includes, but is not limited to, parents, schools and agencies serving students. Prior to her transition to private practice, Ms. Curlin was a teacher in the metropolitan Indianapolis area where she taught kindergarten through fourth grade. She also served as a reading specialist. Additionally, Ms. Curlin serves as an expulsion hearing officer for current clients and previously served as the assistant director of Due Process for the Special Education Department of the Indiana Department of Education. Ms. Curlin received her B.S. degree from Indiana University, with minors, in reading and early childhood education; and her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, where she was a member of the Order of Barristers. Additionally, she is a member of the Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations. Ms. Curlin is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana.

GARY P. GOODIN is an attorney with the law firm of Goodin Meyer, PC. He has been practicing in the area of labor and employment defense since 1990. Mr. Goodin has assisted employers with all aspects of the employment relationship from reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, to defending employers in nearly all administrative and judicial forums. He has written numerous articles and spoken to management groups on a wide variety of employment related topics. He earned both his B.S. degree and his M.P.A. degree from Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

AARIKA MACK-BROWN is a trial attorney in the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Indianapolis District Office. As a trial attorney, Ms. Mack-Brown represents the Commission in its employment discrimination litigation. Ms. Mack-Brown also advises the Commission's investigative staff on matters related to federal employment discrimination law. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Fisk University and her J.D degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

JOHN D. MEYER is an attorney at Goodin Meyer, PC in Indianapolis, whose practice focuses on workers' compensation, and labor and employment law. Mr. Meyer has conducted a statewide workers' compensation practice representing employers, carriers, and third party administrators since 2006; and has won cases before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and has several reported decisions in NLRB cases. He has extensive experience trying labor arbitration cases, as well as representing management in representation elections and collective bargaining. He was named one of the top 100 Labor Attorneys in the U.S. by the Labor Relations Institute. He received his B.A. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; and his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is admitted to practice by Indiana State Bar Association, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Indiana Supreme Court. Mr. Meyer is a member of the Indiana Workers' Compensation Institute and the Indianapolis Bar Association.

JOHN PANICO has over 30 years' experience working both as a labor and employment attorney at Panico Law LLC. He has handled numerous claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division on Human Rights, California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Utah Anti-Discrimination Division, Ohio Civil Rights Commission; National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor, and employment cases in federal court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. He holds the position as a pro bono arbitrator with the New York State Employment Relations Board and is an arbitrator and registered civil mediator with the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Panico received his J.D. degree from Irvine University.

 

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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

IN CLE: 12.00
This course has been approved by the Indiana Supreme Court Office of Admissions & Continuing Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 12.0 hours of CLE credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics. Newly admitted attorneys may receive 12.0 hours of new attorney CLE.


Human Resource Certification Institute

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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

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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. 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. Describe the key discriminiation and harassment laws to know. 7. State at least two notable changes in NLRB law and policy. 8. Identify proper areas of workers' compensation training for supervisors. 9. Describe who is entitled to unemployment compensation. 10. State one way to deal with an employee who uses drugs or alcohol in the workplace. 11. Describe two ways to monitor employee computer use. 12. Evaluate what the components of a proactive discipline policy are.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

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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
This seminar qualifies for 14.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for REBC.


Society for Human Resource Management

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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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