Live Seminar

Mini Law School for HR Professionals

Seminar

Date:

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78788ER

Location:

Hilton Waikiki Beach

2500 Kuhio Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96815

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CA CLE - 6.00
  • HI CLE - 6.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

  • HRCI - 6.00
  • IACET - 0.60
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 6.00

Program Description

A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law

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 program 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. Register today!

  • Understand the importance of thorough and accurate paperwork when hiring new employees.
  • Know what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies.
  • Appropriately apply wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly-paid computer professionals.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state WARN Act requirements when performing layoffs.
  • Understand unemployment compensation guidelines and how to manage costs.
  • Learn the key steps to investigating employee misconduct thoroughly and legally.
  • Identify techniques for controlling back pay during a National Labor Relations Board investigation.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:

  • Attorneys
  • HR personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

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
CLE 6.00 -  CA
CLE 6.00 -  HI

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00


* 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.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CA CLE: 6.00
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 hours, of which 0.0 hour will apply to legal ethics. 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
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This activity has been approved for a total of 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.


Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 6.00
“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 6.0 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

N IACET: 0.60
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 0.6 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. Describe the importance of thorough and accurate paperwork when hiring new employees. 2. State the wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly-paid computer professionals. 3. List the key steps to investigating employee misconduct thoroughly and legally. 4. List what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies. 5. Describe the latest changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. 6. Explain unemployment compensation guidelines and how to manage costs. 7. Identify techniques for controlling back pay during a National Labor Relations Board investigation.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 7.00 Includes - Personnel/Human Resources: 7.00
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 7.0 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 human resource compliance. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Describe the importance of thorough and accurate paperwork when hiring new employees. 2. State the wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly-paid computer professionals. 3. List what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantage and pitfalls of various policies. 4. Describe the latest changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act. 5. Explain unemployment compensation guidelines and how to manage costs. 6. Identify techniques for controlling back pay during a National Labor Relations Board investigation. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.

Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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