A multitude of things can go wrong in the workplace. Do you have the legal knowledge you need to mitigate litigation risks? This program focuses on all the wrong ways to handle common human resources law issues. From wage and hour law errors to employee handbook blunders, get the advice you need to prevent case-damaging slip-ups - register today!
Discover the top wage and hour law blunders.
Review the dos and don'ts of workplace investigation reports.
Identify common mistakes multi-state employers are making.
Polish your handbook policies and avoid errors that result in lawsuits.
Sidestep landmines concerning the FMLA and the ADA.
8 Wage and Hour Law Errors That Will Cost You BIG Time
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Handling Discrimination, Bullying, and Harassment Complaints
Workplace Investigation Reports: 5 Blunders Plaintiffs Love to Exploit
7 Hiring and Firing Mistakes That'll Land You in Hot Water
5 Mistakes Multi-State Employers Are Making Right Now
10 Key Employee Handbook Don'ts
8 FMLA, ADA, and Workers' Comp Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Adele L. Abrams is an attorney and safety professional, who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C., with offices in Maryland, Colorado, and West Virginia. She handles employment matters in multiple states and represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation nationwide. Ms. Abrams also provides consultation, audits, and training services to regulated companies. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Catholic University of America and the University of Colorado - Boulder, where she instructs on employment and labor law. Ms. Abrams is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, Maryland State Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and is admitted to practice in multiple U.S. district and circuit courts; and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is co-author of the textbooks, The Safety Professional'sHandbook and Construction Safety Management and Engineering. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park; and her J.D. degree from the George Washington University's National Law Center.
Frank J. Albetta is a sole practitioner with Albetta Law in Chapel Hill, NC. He has advised and successfully defended public and private employers of all sizes, in virtually all areas of employment and civil rights law for more than 40 years. His extensive litigation experience provides him with a unique perspective for assisting employers in avoiding litigation through strategies for claims avoidance and problem management. Mr. Albetta earned his B.A. degree from Binghamton University and his J.D. degree from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and New Mexico.
Raymond Hogge is a partner with Hogge Law, where he advises employers across Virginia in all aspects of labor and employment law, and represents them in employment-related litigation, mediation, and administrative proceedings. Mr. Hogge earned his B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary and his J.D. degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. He is former chairperson of the Employment Law Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; a former chairperson of the Personnel Section of the International Municipal Lawyers Association; a former chairperson of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association; and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association, the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Peninsula Personnel Association, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Hogge is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues, and his writings have been published in journals, including the International Municipal Lawyers Association's Municipal Lawyer and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys' Journal of Civil Litigation. He publishes VirginiaLaborLaw.com, a website providing labor and employment law news and information to Virginia employers.
Agatha Raynor is a shareholder with Crivello Carlson S.C. She concentrates her practice in employment law, and regularly advises clients on compliance, best practices, and risk management in all areas of employment law, including accommodation of disabilities; addressing harassment complaints; reductions in force; separation agreements; and implementing effective employment policies and practices. Ms. Raynor also defends private and public employers in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. In addition, she also conducts corporate training and presents to employees, managers, and industry groups on various employment-related issues, including workplace harassment, discipline, documentation best practices, and new legislation. Ms. Raynor earned her B.A. degree from Marquette University and her J.D. degree from University of Wisconsin Law School.
Matthew J. Tobin is a shareholder with Crivello Carlson, S.C. (Milwaukee Office), who has been recognized by Thomsen Reuters as a Rising Star in the field of employment litigation in the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Prior to starting at Crivello Carlson, S.C., Mr. Tobin represented companies throughout the United States in employment matters, while working for one of the largest insurance companies in the country. Subsequently, he practiced on the plaintiffs' bar at a boutique labor and employment firm in the Milwaukee area. During that period, Mr. Tobin represented clients in dozens of class/collective actions involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Wisconsin's Wage Payment and Collection Laws, in both state and federal courts. This experience provided him tremendous insight into common wage and hour mistakes made by employers, that result in unnecessary and costly litigation. Since starting at Crivello Carlson, S.C., Mr. Tobin has utilized his intimate knowledge of wage and hour issues to preemptively address potential wage and hour issues with his clients, and when necessary, to defend his clients' interests when they face lawsuits involving the FLSA, the WWPCL, and any other employment law matter.
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