Live Seminar

The Human Resource Manager: Essential Skills for Everyday Issues

Seminar

Date:

2 Day Seminar
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79314ER

Location:

Holiday Inn-Williston Road

1068 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT 05403

$575.00

$565 / Each Additional

$555 / New Professional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NH CLE - 12.00
  • VT CLE - 12.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 14.00

Other

  • Certified Payroll Professional - 12.00
  • HRCI - 12.00
  • IACET - 1.20
  • PACE - 14.00
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 12.00

Program Description

Apply Basic HR Legal Principles to the Situations You Face Every Day

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. Attend this comprehensive, two day overview of 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 - register today!

  • Master fundamental hiring and onboarding skills every HR professional needs to know.
  • Is your handbook up to date? Get the 6 latest updates you need to avoid liability!
  • Use key FLSA elements to strengthen your organization's wage and hour compliance efforts.
  • Get simple FMLA compliance techniques for leave requests, intermittent leave and more.
  • Learn easy legal techniques you need to put a lid on workplace bullying.
  • Accommodate disabled employees the right way using ADA fundamentals.
  • Maximize employer legal protections using 4 simple social media secrets.
  • Perfect the fundamentals of performance appraisals and stay out of hot water.

Who Should Attend

This basic level seminar examines human resource law fundamentals for:

  • HR Personnel
  • Corporate Executives
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Paralegals

Course Content

Day One: Hiring, Handbooks, FMLA and More

  1. Hiring and Onboarding Legal Skills You Must Know
  2. 6 Crucial Handbook and Policy Updates You Need to Make Before it's Too Late
  3. Wage and Hour Basics: Mastering FLSA Compliance
  4. Employee Benefits 101: Legal Essentials You SHOULDN'T Overlook
  5. Employee Leave Simplified: FMLA, ADA and More
  6. Using Workers' Comp Legal ABC's to Safeguard Against Contested Claims

Day Two: Discrimination, Discipline and Employee Performance

  1. Easy Workplace Bullying and Violence Legal Response Techniques You NEED
  2. Handling Discrimination and Harassment Situations the RIGHT Way
  3. Employee Discipline Techniques That are Legally Compliant
  4. How to Accommodate Disabled Employees While Avoiding Legal Quagmires
  5. 4 Simple Social Media Legal Secrets That Maximize Employer Protections
  6. Performance Appraisal Fundamentals to Stay Out of Hot Water
  7. Employment Termination Tools You Must Have to Lawfully Handle Difficult Situations

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 12.00

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 12.00 -  NH
CLE 12.00 -  VT

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 12.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 1.20

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 14.00 *

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 14.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 12.00


* 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, Thomas H. Somers
    1. Interview Questions
    2. Credit and Background Checks
    3. Employment Offers and Rejections
    4. Training Supervisors and Managers
  2. 6 Crucial Handbook and Policy Updates You Need to Make Before it's Too Late
    10:00 - 11:00, Heather Wright
  3. Wage and Hour Basics: Mastering FLSA Compliance
    11:15 - 12:15, Thomas H. Somers
    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
  4. Employee Benefits 101: Legal Essentials You SHOULDN'T Overlook
    1:15 - 2:15, Bageshree Blasius
    1. ERISA Demystified
    2. COBRA Made Simple
    3. Benefit Plans: Employer Obligations, Employee Rights
    4. Keeping Costs Down: Best Practices
  5. Employee Leave Simplified: FMLA, ADA and More
    2:30 - 3:30, Heather Wright
    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. Using Workers' Comp Legal ABC's to Safeguard Against Contested Claims
    3:30 - 4:30, Keith J. Kasper
    1. How Claims Work
    2. Documentation and Reporting
    3. Investigating Injuries
    4. Returning Injured Workers to Work

Day Two: Discrimination, Discipline and Employee Performance

  1. Easy Workplace Bullying and Violence Legal Response Techniques You NEED
    9:00 - 9:45, Kristina R. Brines
  2. Handling Discrimination and Harassment Situations the RIGHT Way
    9:45 - 10:30, Kristina R. Brines
    1. Key Laws
    2. Handling Complaints
    3. Dealing With Accusers and Accused
    4. Simple Investigation Methods
  3. Employee Discipline Techniques That are Legally Compliant
    10:45 - 11:45, John Klesch
  4. How to Accommodate Disabled Employees While Avoiding Legal Quagmires
    12:45 - 1:30, John Klesch
    1. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
    2. Reasonable Accommodations
    3. Necessary Documentation
  5. 4 Simple Social Media Legal Secrets That Maximize Employer Protections
    1:30 - 2:30, Joseph E. McNeil
    1. Social Media Policies
    2. Keeping Tabs on Computer Use
    3. Company Social Media Accounts
    4. Employees Who Complain on Personal Accounts
  6. Performance Appraisal Fundamentals to Stay Out of Hot Water
    2:45 - 3:30, Joseph E. McNeil
    1. Objectives and Expectations
    2. Legally Defensible Documentation
    3. Keeping Things Confidential
    4. Performance Improvement Plans
  7. Employment Termination Tools You Must Have to Lawfully Handle Difficult Situations
    3:30 - 4:30, Joseph E. McNeil
    1. Managing the Process (w/Checklist)
    2. Discharge Documentation
    3. Unemployment Documentation
    4. Legal Tips and Best Practices

BAGESHREE BLASIUS is a compliance analyst with Northern Benefits, LLC. A licensed broker and certified health care reform specialist, Ms. Blasius assists clients with ACA reporting and appeals, and also provides guidance on FMLA and ADA issues, ERISA and DOL compliance, as well as HR support. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College, her master's degree in public administration from the London School of Economics, and her J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Ms. Blasius is an adjunct professor at the University of Vermont, where she teaches a course in constitutional law.

KRISTINA R. BRINES is an attorney at Paul Frank + Collins P.C., where her practice focuses on a wide range of employment issues, including workforce management, workplace investigations, and employment litigation. Ms. Brines counsels clients on general employment matters and internal disputes, and represents clients before state and federal administrative bodies. Her bar admissions include the state of Vermont and the U.S. District Court, District of Vermont. Ms. Brines is a member of the American, Chittenden County and Vermont bar associations; Society for Human Resource Management; and the Vermont Human Resources Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Colgate University and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

KEITH J. KASPER is the managing partner at McCormick Fitzpatrick Kasper & Burchard, P.C., where he practices in the area of workers' compensation defense law. Mr. Kasper is a lecturer on business law at the University of Vermont. He was an editor in chief of Rutgers Law Journal. Mr. Kasper earned his B.A. degree from the University of Vermont and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Rutgers University Law School. He is a member of the Vermont (co-chair, Worker' Compensation Committee) and Chittenden bar associations. He was the first Vermont fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.

JOHN KLESCH is a member of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., where his areas of practice are in education law, municipal law and labor and employment. Mr. Klesch is a seasoned advocate whose varied experience makes him well-suited to serve the needs of the firm's clients. He began his legal career as a litigator, appearing in Vermont's state and federal courts and before administrative regulatory agencies. Following eight years of private law practice, Mr. Klesch served as executive director of the Vermont Retail Association, a statewide trade organization representing the retail industry in the state. For nearly four years, he was the chief lobbyist in Vermont for the association, advocating on behalf of the industry before Vermont's Legislative and Executive branches. Mr. Klesch earned his B.A. degree from Dickinson College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Vermont Law School. He is admitted to practice before the Vermont Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Vermont; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

JOSEPH E. McNEIL is a partner with the Burlington law firm of McNeil, Leddy & Sheahan, P.C., where he practices in the areas of labor and employment, civil litigation and school law, as well as being a certified mediator and arbitrator (Cornell University ILR School). Mr. McNeil earned his B.A. degree from St. Michael's College and his J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School. He is a member of the Chittenden County, Vermont and American bar associations; the U.S. District Court, District of Vermont; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; the U.S. Supreme Court; the International Municipal Lawyers Association; and The National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys. Mr. McNeil also is the chief labor negotiator for the state of Vermont and the Vermont Judiciary.

JEFFREY M. MESSINA is an attorney with the law firm of Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, LLP, where he has a general practice, focusing on litigation in a wide range of subjects including business, civil, criminal, and administrative matters before state and federal agencies and courts. Mr. Messina also negotiates and drafts contracts, leases and a variety of complex business and partnership agreements. In business and employment matters, among others, he litigates wrongful termination, discrimination, and consumer fraud claims. Additionally, Mr. Messina works to ensure his business clients are in compliance with local, state and federal workplace safety, leave and wage and hour laws, including FMLA, FLSA, ADA and their respective Vermont state counterparts. He earned his B.S. degree from Norwich University and his J.D. degree from Vermont Law School. Mr. Messina is a member of the Chittenden County Bar Association (Board of Directors), Vermont Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

THOMAS H. SOMERS is the owner and manager of the Law Office of Thomas H. Somers, PLC, where he practices in all aspects of public and private labor law, employment law and litigation. Mr. Somers' practice concentrates on wrongful discharge, labor arbitration, collective bargaining, wage and hour, ADA, civil rights and sexual harassment litigation in the private and public sectors, union elections, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and Vermont Labor Relations Board, litigation over no-compete agreements, trade secret disputes and the drafting of employee handbooks and personnel policies. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, and J.D. degree from Catholic University. Mr. Somers is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Maine State, Vermont and American bar associations (member: Labor Law and Tax sections; Employee Benefits and Labor Standards committees).

HEATHER WRIGHT is an attorney at Wright Jones PLC. Ms. Wright provides guidance and counseling to HR and management personnel on day-to-day challenges and defends employers against lawsuits and charges from administrative agencies. She also provides legal training and guidance for employers in labor relations matters, including representing employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and during union campaigns. Ms. Wright worked for over a decade as an HR professional, including roles as an HR director and as an HR consultant for small businesses, start-up organizations, and food co-ops of all sizes. Her bar admissions include Vermont, Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court, District of Vermont. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Human Resource Association. Ms. Wright earned her B.S. degree from California State University, Chico and her J.D. degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Certified Payroll Professionals

N CPP: 12.00
This program may qualify for 12.0 RCHs for Certified Payroll Professionals.


Continuing Legal Education

NH CLE: 12.00
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NBI, Inc. believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.


VT CLE: 12.00
This course has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 12.0 hours of credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics.


Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 12.00
“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 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.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 1.20
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 1.2 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, attendee will be able to: 1. Give two examples of legally appropriate interview questions. 2. Describe two handbook policies that need updating. 3. Identify overtime best practices. 4. State what ERISA does. 5. Give an example of FMLA leave abuse. 6. Describe how a workers’ comp claim works. 7. Identify two legal response techniques to workplace bullying. 8. State two key discrimination and harassment laws. 9. Give an example of an employee discipline technique. 10. Describe what an ADA reasonable accommodation is. 11. State how to keep tabs on employee computer use. 12. State the importance of legally defensible documentation for performance evaluations. 13. Describe how to manage the termination process.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 14.00 Includes - 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 and refund, 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. This course will: 1. Give two examples of legally appropriate interview questions. 2. Describe two handbook policies that need updating. 3. Identify overtime best practices. 4. State what ERISA does. 5. Give an example of FMLA leave abuse. 6. Describe how a workers’ comp claim works. 7. Identify two legal response techniques to workplace bullying. 8. State two key discrimination and harassment laws. 9. Give an example of an employee discipline technique. 10. Describe what an ADA reasonable accommodation is. 11. State how to keep tabs on employee computer use. 12. State the importance of legally defensible documentation for performance evaluations. 13. Describe how to manage the termination process. No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required. Field(s) of Study -- Personnel/Human Resources.

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 14.00 Includes - Registered Employee Benefits Consultant: 14.00
This seminar qualifies for 14.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for REBC.


Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 12.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12.0 Self-Paced Professional Development Credits PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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