Holiday Inn Macon North
3953 River Place Drive
Macon, GA 31201
Personnel/Human Resources: 14.00
Registered Employee Benefits Consultant: 14.00
Course book included with all formats
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!
This basic level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:
This program is approved for 12.0 hours of continuing legal education credit with the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, which includes 0.0 hour of ethical considerations.
including - 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, refund and program cancellation, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.
This is a Basic level program presented in a group live setting. No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required. 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. 12. Describe who is entitled to unemployment compensation. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.
This program may qualify for 12.0 RCHs for Certified Payroll Professionals.
“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.
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 1.20 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. 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. 12. Describe who is entitled to unemployment compensation.
including - Registered Employee Benefits Consultant: 14.00
This seminar qualifies for 14.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for REBC.
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.
D. SHARMIN AREFIN is the founder and managing attorney with The Arefin Law Office, LLC. Her practice is focused in the areas of consumer protection defense, regulatory compliance and employment litigation. Ms. Arefin serves the American Bar Association as a committee director and member of the Editorial Board for Business Law Today. She is a member of the ABA's Young Lawyers Division, chair of the Diversity Task Force for the Business Law Section's Consumer Financial Services Committee and the Consumer Financial Services Committee's Committee director of the Business Law Section Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Ms. Arefin is also a member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, the Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition, and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. Ms. Arefin earned her B.A. degree from Rutgers University and her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. (Atlanta location)
BRENTON S. BEAN is a partner in the Atlanta office of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, where he represents companies in lawsuits brought against them by employees. He litigates a variety of employment discrimination cases, as well as class action and collective wage and hour claims. He also provides advice and counsel to management regarding employment law issues. In addition, Mr. Bean focuses on professional liability claims, including defending a wide variety of professional negligence cases, and errors and omissions claims against lawyers, insurance agents, real estate agents and other professional service providers. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Utah State Bar, ALFA International, Labor & Employment Steering Committee, Defense Research Institute, Class Action Law Group, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and Employment Practices Liability Committee. Mr. Bean received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Washington & Lee University and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. (Macon location)
LOUIS R. COHAN founded Cohan Law Group, L.L.C., and has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. His experience includes litigation of more than 100 million dollars in claims in both state and federal courts in Georgia and around the U.S., in arbitrations, more than 50 trials, and at least 100 mediations. Mr. Cohan has done work in breach of contract, fraud, injunctive relief, punitive damages, employment, trade secrets, real estate, construction and construction defects, and civil rights litigation. His practice is concentrated on business litigation and employment litigation. Mr. Cohan serves on the boards of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Foundation, as well as being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He earned his B.S. degree from UGA and his J.D. degree from Emory School of Law. (Macon and Atlanta locations)
LESLIE K. EASON is the co-managing partner of the Atlanta office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, where she has a national litigation practice focusing on employment law, torts and products liability, and commercial disputes. Her employment practice centers on assisting corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedures; training for staff and supervisors; administrative investigations; mediation; litigation; trial; and appeal. Ms. Eason's also represents clients against wage-and-hour claims, discrimination claims, and disability claims. She is a member of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Gordon & Rees African-American Affinity Group, Gordon & Rees Diversity Committee, Gordon & Rees Women's Initiative, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Law360 Employment Editorial Board, Leadership Georgia. Ms. Eason earned her B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. (Atlanta location)
JAMES M. ELLIOTT JR. is an attorney with Levy, Sibley, Foreman & Spier, LLC, where he practices in workers' compensation law. Mr. Elliott is a member of the Macon Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Self-Insurers Association. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. (Macon location)
G. GRANT GREENWOOD is a partner with James Bates Brannan Groover LLP, where he represents various corporate clients in a variety of business and commercial litigation matters in trial court proceedings involving employment and contract disputes, post judgment collection matters, appellate reviews, mediations, and arbitrations. He also has represented various health care entities in both regulatory and litigation matters. Mr. Greenwood has represented employers in investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and has successfully defended employers in several administrative hearings and appeals conducted by the Georgia State Board of Worker's Compensation. He also has extensive experience in handling complex contract disputes, complex commercial construction matters, including arbitrations conducted before the American Arbitration Association, and has litigated various probate/estate disputes. He is member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Macon Bar. Mr. Greenwood earned his B.A. degree from Clemson University and his J.D. degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. (Macon location)
MICHAEL M. HILL is an attorney with Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. As a member of the firm's labor and employment law national practice section, Mr. Hill represents both public and private employers in litigation and pre-suit negotiations involving claims of alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour disputes; family and medical leave issues; and employment-contract disputes, including contracts involving non-disclosure, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements. He also represents companies in audits by the U.S. Department of Labor and advises employers on complying with laws regarding overtime compensation, classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt under the FLSA, employee vs. independent-contractor classifications, accommodating individuals with disabilities, providing accommodations for religious observances and practices, accommodating pregnant employees, and conducting internal investigations into claims of harassment. In addition, he has spoken publicly and in webinars on best practices regarding EEO policies, overtime policies, and general employee handbook provisions. Mr. Hill is member of the State Bar of Georgia. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from University of Memphis. He earned his M.A. degree from The New School and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from University of Georgia School of Law. (Atlanta location)
TIMOTHY J. HOLDSWORTH is an attorney in the class and collective action, employment law, labor relations, unfair competition, and wage and hour practice groups at Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP. As a member of these groups, he represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; employee leave issues; wage and hour claims; and violations of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. Mr. Holdsworth received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law; and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia. (Atlanta location)
BEAU HOWARD is a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, where he represents businesses in a myriad of labor and employment matters. He also focuses on privacy law, internet forensics, and business litigation. Mr. Howard is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the State Bar of Georgia. He is a frequent public speaker on labor and employment law matters. Mr. Howard earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School. (Atlanta location)
MARCUS G. KEEGAN is the managing partner of Keegan Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Keegan is a certified mediator and he practices in the areas of employment law litigation and small business employment representation. He earned a criminology degree, cum laude, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law. (Macon location)
CRYSTAL McELRATH is a senior attorney with Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, where she focuses her practice in the areas of employment law and workers' compensation defense. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Georgia. Ms. McElrath earned her B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law, and her Master of Theological Studies degree from Emory University. She also obtained a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. (Atlanta location)
THOMAS J. MEW is a partner with Buckley Beal LLP, where he practices a broad range of employment law matters, including both individual and class action wage and hour, and discrimination and harassment litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation. He also is an advisor on employment contracts, releases, and restrictive covenant issues. Mr. Mew is the co-author of Georgia Motion Practice, a guide to civil motion practice in Georgia's trial and appellate courts. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia, School of Law. (Atlanta location)
NATALIE C. PULLEY is an attorney with Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP where she practices in the areas of employment and labor law. Ms. Pulley is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgian Association for Women Lawyers. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Emory University School of Law. (Macon location)
BRYAN C. RAMOS is the founder of The Ramos Law Firm, where he practices in the area of representation of injured workers. He has effectively handled hundreds of cases over his twenty years (20) of practicing law. Mr. Ramos is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Georgia Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Injury and Law Group, and the National Asian Pacific American Association. He is also registered with the Georgia Commission of Dispute Resolution and holds a certification from the Commission on Health Care. Mr. Ramos earned his B.A. degree from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; and his J.D. degree from Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. (Atlanta location)
MITCHELL A. ROBINSON is an attorney with Baker & Hostetler LLP, where he focuses his practice on labor and employment and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Robinson's litigation experience includes defending and counseling employers with respect to single-plaintiff, collective action, and class action cases involving wage-and-hour claims, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, government investigations, and common law tort and contract cases. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Robinson earned his B.A. degree from Tufts University and his J.D. degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. (Macon location)
CARTER P. SCHONDELMAYER is a partner with Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C., where she focuses on labor and employment law. Ms. Schondelmayer assists clients with workplace investigations, compliance audits, and management training. She has extensive experience drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants, personnel policies, and separation agreements. Ms. Schondelmayer is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. She is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Schondelmayer earned her B.A. degree from the University of Georgian and her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. (Macon location)
RENATE M. WALKER is an attorney with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where she is a member of the labor & employment department. Having worked as a human resources professional for nearly ten years before she attended law school, she advises and represents clients in a broad range of employment-related matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour actions. Ms. Walker is also experienced in running internal investigations and conducting workplace training on employment-related topics, such as sexual harassment and union avoidance. She is a member of the State Bar or Georgia. Ms. Walker earned her A.B. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, her M.B.A. degree from Wright State University, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University. (Macon location)
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