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The Human Resource Manager: Essential Skills for Everyday Issues

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April, 2018

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79313CDRA

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From Event: The Human Resource Manager: Essential Skills for Everyday Issues, held April 2018.

Program Description

You may think you know the building blocks of HR law, but do you know how to apply them to the touchy situations you constantly face? Don't be caught unprepared when your company needs your expertise the most. Get this comprehensive guide to human resource law and master the basics you need to know to carry out vital job functions. From hiring to firing and everything in-between, get practical information you need on how to apply the law to the unique situations you as an HR professional face day in and day out - order today!

Course Content

Day One: Hiring, Handbooks, FMLA and More

  1. Hiring and Onboarding Legal Skills You Must Know
  2. Easy I-9 and Immigration Compliance Methods That Protect Your Employer
  3. 6 Crucial Handbook and Policy Updates You Need to Make Before It's Too Late
  4. Wage and Hour Basics: Mastering FLSA Compliance
  5. Employee Leave Simplified: FMLA, ADA and More
  6. Employment Termination tools You Must have to Lawfully Handle Difficult Situations

Day Two: Discrimination, Discipline and Employee Performance

  1. Handling Discrimination and Harassment Situations the RIGHT Way
  2. Employee Discipline Techniques That are Legally Compliant
  3. How to Accommodate Disabled Employees While Avoiding Legal Quagmires
  4. 4 Simple Social Media Legal Secrets That Maximize Employer Protections
  5. Performance Appraisal Fundamentals To Stay Out of Hot Water
  6. Using Workers' Comp Legal ABC's to Safeguard Against Contested Claims

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 12.00 IL 04/02/2020
CLE 6.00 MO 04/03/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Day One: Hiring, Handbooks, FMLA and More

  1. Hiring and Onboarding Legal Skills You Must Know
    9:00 - 10:00, Sarah N. Swatosh
    1. Interview Questions
    2. Credit and Background Checks
    3. Employment Offers and Rejections
    4. Training Supervisors and Managers
  2. Easy I-9 and Immigration Compliance Methods That Protect Your Employer
    10:15 - 11:15, Erin M. Leach
    1. Form Completion
    2. E-Verify
    3. Record Retention and Storage
    4. Immigration Changes You Must Keep Pace With
  3. 6 Crucial Handbook and Policy Updates You Need to Make Before It's Too Late
    11:15 - 12:15, Sarah N. Swatosh
  4. Wage and Hour Basics: Mastering FLSA Compliance
    1:15 - 2:15, Erin M. Leach
    1. Wage and Hour Rules and Requirements
    2. Exemption and Classification
    3. Overtime Best Practices
    4. Contractors, Temps and Other Non-Employees
    5. FLSA Changes on the Horizon
  5. Employee Leave Simplified: FMLA, ADA and More
    2:15 - 3:15, Julie Z. Devine
    1. The Who's, When's and How's
    2. De-Duping Legal Overlaps
    3. Leave Requests and Certification
    4. Intermittent Leave
    5. FMLA Abuse
  6. Employment Termination Tools You Must Have to Lawfully Handle Difficult Situations
    3: 30 - 4:30, Julie Z. Devine
    1. Managing the Process (w/Checklist)
    2. Discharge Documentation
    3. Unemployment Documentation
    4. Legal Tips and Best Practices

Day Two: Discrimination, Discipline and Employee Performance

  1. Handling Discrimination and Harassment Situations the RIGHT Way
    9:00 - 10:00, Christopher B. Bent
    1. Key Laws
    2. Handling Complaints
    3. Dealing With Accusers and Accused
    4. Simple Investigation Methods
  2. Employee Discipline Techniques That are Legally Compliant
    10:15 - 11:15, Andrew L. Metcalf
  3. How to Accommodate Disabled Employees While Avoiding Legal Quagmires
    11:15 - 12:15, Andrew L. Metcalf
    1. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
    2. Reasonable Accommodations
    3. Necessary Documentation
  4. 4 Simple Social Media Legal Secrets That Maximize Employer Protections
    1:15 - 2:15, Christine S. Coleman
    1. Social Media Policies
    2. Keeping Tabs on Computer Use
    3. Company Social Media Accounts
    4. Employees Who Complain on Personal Accounts
  5. Performance Appraisal Fundamentals To Stay Out of Hot Water
    2:15 - 3:15, Andrew L. Metcalf
    1. Objectives and Expectations
    2. Legally Defensible Documentation
    3. Keeping Things Confidential
    4. Performance Improvement Plans
  6. Using Workers' Comp Legal ABC's to Stay Out of Hot Water
    3:30 - 4:30, J. Bradley Young
    1. How Claims Work
    2. Documentation and Reporting
    3. Investigating Injuries
    4. Returning Injured Workers to Work

CHRISTOPHER B. BENT is the managing member of The Law Offices of Christopher Bent, LLC, in St. Louis. His practice is dedicated to enforcing the rights and protecting the assets of business owners and individuals in matters involving labor and employment, contracts, and business and real estate transactions. Mr. Bent regularly represents employers and individuals before all state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR); Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR); National Labor Relations Board; (NLRB); Department of Labor (DOL); and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He defends clients in all types of employment litigation matters and counsels clients on avoiding litigation. Mr. Bent earned his J.D. degree from St. Louis University and his bachelor's degree from Central State University. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois and various federal courts. Mr. Bent is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is the former chairman of the St. Charles, Missouri Planning and Zoning Commission and currently serves on the BAMSL Minorities in the Legal Profession Committee.

CHRISTINE S. COLEMAN represents the interests of management in all areas of labor and employment law as an attorney with McMahon Berger, PC. Ms. Coleman gained eight years of litigation experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County prior to joining McMahon Berger. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including motion practice, trial practice and appellate practice. Ms. Coleman represents clients on various labor matters, including arbitration, union avoidance, elections, collective bargaining, strikes, injunctions, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Coleman’s employment practice includes counseling clients on employment-related matters, litigation of claims under Title VII and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ms. Coleman also investigates and responds to complaints made under the EEOC and MCHR on behalf of management. She is licensed in both Missouri and New Jersey. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. degree from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law.

JULIE Z. DEVINE is an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.'s St. Louis office, where she represents employers in single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff cases alleging discrimination based on sex, race, age and disability, as well as hostile work environment and sexual harassment cases. She also litigates single-plaintiff and class action cases with allegations of wage and hour claims, violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Devine has been a trial lawyer for more than 14 years and has extensive experience in all areas of litigation. She has first-chair trial experience in all aspects of litigation, from the charge stage to appeals. Ms. Devine's practice also includes advice and counseling to companies about an array of compliance issues, including, hiring, credit and background checks, drug and alcohol policies, workplace safety, employee discipline, and accommodating employees with disabilities. She provides workplace trainings on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Ms. Devine is a frequent speaker on labor and employment issues, including accommodating "hidden" disabilities, background checks and pre-employment screening, speech in the workplace, changes in employment regulations, and what employers should expect with the new administrations in Missouri and Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Duke University; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

ERIN M. LEACH is an associate attorney with Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP, located in St. Louis, Missouri. She assists in representing various clients in civil litigation, including employment litigation and general commercial litigation. Ms. Leach also advises employers and works closely with their supervisory employees regarding various personnel matters and employment law issues. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Ms. Leach received her B.S. degree and B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Denver, followed by earning her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Missouri, where she was also an editor for the Missouri Law Review.

ANDREW L. METCALF is an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where he represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law, including both litigation and human resources counseling. He assists clients facing lawsuits and administrative charges alleging employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violations of other workplace laws and regulations, including the FMLA and FLSA. Mr. Metcalf has guided clients through investigations by the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Labor, and OSHA. Having extensive experience with complex employment litigation matters, he offers strategies to ensure clients are efficiently and thoroughly protected in workplace legal matters. Mr. Metcalf also helps businesses and human resources professionals minimize risk by offering practical strategies and legal counseling on workplace policies, including the preparation and review of employee handbooks and employment contracts. He regularly speaks to business groups about best practices and litigation avoidance, and is a frequent author about developments under Missouri law. Mr. Metcalf is a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from George Washington University; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University School of Law.

SARAH N. SWATOSH is the founding and managing member of The Law Office of Sarah N. Swatosh. Her practice areas include complex litigation and jury trials, discrimination and harassment, and appellate practice. Ms. Swatosh is a trial attorney with experience representing clients in complex matters against Fortune 500 companies. Her experience also includes successful prosecution of actions under the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Prior to opening her own law office, Ms. Swatosh worked for two of the largest management-side employment law firms in the U.S. While representing the employers, she developed and implemented litigation avoidance procedures, including standardized review processes, documentation protocols, and decision-making flow-charts. Ms. Swatosh also regularly provided counseling related to employee discipline and discharge, employee complaint resolution, as well as creating customized training for clients, often focusing on race and gender discrimination and harassment. She was named a Rising Star by Missouri Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2014. Ms. Swatosh has previously lectured for The Missouri Bar, National Business Institute, and the Human Resource Management Association. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Central Missouri, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.

J. BRADLEY YOUNG has almost 30 years of experience in all aspects of workers' compensation defense. He is an attorney with Harris Dowell Fisher & Harris L.C. Mr. Young has spoken before corporate organizations and at in-house client seminars for many years, and frequently lectures for nationally-known seminar companies on topics relating to workers' compensation claims, employer liability, and third party administration of claims. He is a top contributor for multiple workers' compensation LinkedIn groups, and is a regular columnist for both WorkersCompensation.com and InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com. Mr. Young is also an on-air legal analyst for local radio station KMOX, Television station KTVI Channel 2, and writes monthly articles for journals and magazines on a wide variety of legal topics. He received his B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, followed by earning his J.D. degree from St. Louis University.

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Continuing Legal Education

IL CLE: 12.00 Credit Approval Exp
04/02/2020
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 12.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit.


MO CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
04/03/2020
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for up to 6.0 self-study CLE credit hours. No more than 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics credit with self-study.


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