Audio CD + Course Book

Mini Law School for HR Professionals

Audio CD + Course Book

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April, 2018

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Audio + Course Book

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From Event: Mini Law School for HR Professionals, held April 2018.

Program Description

As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This guide will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
  2. Wage Issues
  3. Discipline and Discharge - Necessary Documentation
  4. Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
  5. Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
  7. The National Labor Relations Board - Obligations and Compliance

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 CA 04/04/2020
CLE 6.00 HI 04/04/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
    9:00 - 9:45, John S. Mackey
    1. Drafting Accurate Job Descriptions
    2. Job Applications: Getting the Data You Need
    3. Proper Way to Conduct Background Checks
    4. Screening References Through a Filter of Reality
    5. The Job Offer or Rejection Letter
    6. Checklist for a Legal Hire
    7. Orientation and Training
    8. Immigration Compliance Documents (I-9 and E-Verify)
    9. IRS and Federal Compliance Documents (SS-4, W-4, Form 940)
  2. Wage Issues
    9:45 - 10:30, John S. Mackey
    1. State-Specific Wage and Hour Laws
    2. What Qualifies as Overtime?
    3. Differences to be Aware of: Salaried Exempt vs. Salaried Non-Exempt
    4. Options for Employees Reporting Time Worked
    5. Handling Deductions from Wages
    6. Leave Policies
    7. Part-Time Employees and Temps: Wage and Benefit Obligations
    8. Unpaid Internship and Training Programs
  3. Discipline and Discharge - Necessary Documentation
    10:45 - 11:45, John S. Mackey
    1. Putting a Discipline Policy in Place Proactively
    2. What to do When There is no Policy Addressing an Offense
    3. Evaluating Employee Performance While Mitigating Liability
    4. What Goes in the Discipline/Discharge Letter?
    5. At What Point Should Discharge be Considered?
    6. Minimizing Liability When Discharging an Employee
    7. Common Mistakes to Avoid During Discharge
    8. Waivers and Releases - Their Use After Termination
  4. Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
    11:45 - 12:30, Michael G. Kozak
    1. Guidelines for Whether Your Organization Should or Should Not Have a Handbook
    2. Ensuring Handbook Style Fits with Corporate Culture
    3. Revising the Old vs. Starting Anew
    4. Topics That Should be Included
    5. Boilerplate Language
  5. Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
    1:30 - 2:30, Michael G. Kozak
    1. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    3. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
    4. Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
    5. Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA)
    6. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment
    7. Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
    8. Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  6. Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs
    2:45 - 3:30, Randall Harakal
    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
  7. The National Labor Relations Board - Obligations and Compliance
    3:30 - 4:30, Randall Harakal
    1. Current Challenges in NLRB Policies
    2. Petition Process
    3. Complaint and Hearing
    4. Controlling Back Pay
    5. Avoiding a Bargaining Order After Winning an Election
    6. Rules on Secondary Boycotts
    7. Working Around the Problems in Project Only Agreements
    8. Handling Concerted Activity in Non-Union Environments

RANDALL HARAKAL is a member of the Law Offices of Gary Y. Shigemura, in Honolulu. Since 1977, Mr. Harakal’s practice concentrates in litigation, corporations (profit and nonprofit), labor and employment relations, and tax law. He is currently a director and the first senior vice president/treasurer/general counsel for Unity House, Inc., a large Hawaii nonprofit 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization, and serves as a director and officer on various other nonprofit organizations in Hawaii. Mr. Harakal has written course outlines and articles, has been a frequent speaker at various legal and business seminars, and served as a co-editor of the 2001 Hawaii Non-Profit Law Handbook. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association; and is admitted to practice before the Hawaii District Court and various other district courts in the U.S., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Harakal also has served as the past president of the Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter. He also is an associate professor at the Hawaii Pacific University, teaching business law for managers in the M.B.A. program. Mr. Harakal earned his B.A. degree from Villanova University and his J.D. degree from Widener University, Delaware Law School.

MICHAEL G. KOZAK is an attorney in Honolulu with 13 years of experience, most recently practicing in condominium and community association law and commercial litigation. Mr. Kozak also has experience handling all aspects of litigation including mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and volunteers as a trained mediator at the Mediation Center of the Pacific. Mr. Kozak also actively speaks at legal seminars, educating attorneys and legal professionals on various topics including litigation strategies and employment law. He is licensed to practice law in Hawaii, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Kozak earned his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and his J.D. degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law.

JOHN S. MACKEY is a partner with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP, where he represents and advises employers in various areas of employment law. He defends employers in court and in agency proceedings and investigations involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate disabilities, wage and hour violations, unfair labor practices, and breach of contract restricting post-employment competition or misappropriation of trade secrets. Mr. Mackey frequently speaks on employment law issues at seminars and provides workplace training on harassment and other issues. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CA CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study credit, of which 0.0 hour will apply to legal ethics self-study credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.

HI CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This alternative format activity has been approved for up to 6.0 hours of credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.

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