The ADA reasonable accommodation process continues to stymie HR professionals. You will leave this workshop confident in your ability to handle ADA concerns appropriately.
Beyond #MeToo: Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
We’re all familiar with the #MeToo cultural movement, but what has it meant for the application of civil rights laws in the workplace? This workshop will go beyond #MeToo to cover all aspects of harassment and discrimination in the workplace – from how you can create a welcoming and accepting workplace environment to best practices for responding to and investigating claims of harassment and discrimination.
Conducting Effective Investigations in the Workplace
The quality of your workplace investigation often determines whether you make a good decision or a bad one, and can determine whether you win or lose “the case.” A poorly conducted investigation can create a liability that you didn’t have before – so it’s critical to get it right.
Discipline, Documentation and Discharge
This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of the principles and practices of sound discipline and effective documentation.
Employment Record Keeping and Personnel Files
This workshop is a ‘deep-dive’ into the varied and complex world of employment-related records that must be maintained by employers, the laws that govern employment record keeping and advice on managing, organizing, retaining and disclosing those records in what format and for how long. Paper personnel records/files vs. electronic storage and retrieval? We’ll cover it. Former employee personnel files? We’ll cover it. We’ll also cover a wide variety of reports that must be maintained and/or submitted to government enforcement agencies.
FLSA Tune-Up: Managing Wage and Hour In Your Organization
We will discuss the latest developments, including new regulations and opinion letters issued by the Department of Labor. We will also review the Fair Labor Standards Act and best practices that every human resource professional should know, such as determining exemption status, calculating the correct overtime rate, figuring out what “hours worked” means and distinguishing independent contractors from employees.
This presentation is for HR professionals of all levels. We will cover the essentials of good FMLA systems and discuss the most common areas of confusion and frustration. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from both the legal experts and other HR professionals.
HIPAA/HITECH Update for Health Plan Sponsors and Their Business Associates
An increasing number of employer health plans are experiencing security breaches. Some of the causes are internal—lost staff unencrypted lap tops and mobile devices. Other causes are external—persistent and sophisticated hackers. New technology requires employers to reexamine their HIPAA privacy and security practices and policies to ensure ongoing compliance, including making sure all business associates are identified and making sure business associate agreements are in place with all of them. This is even more important now as HHS continues to pursue penalties and enters into settlement agreements with a growing number of employer health plans and business associates.
HR’s Role for Diversity in the Workplace & Protections for the Employer
The workplace is becoming increasingly more global. As this happens, diversity translates into a competitive advantage for companies who embrace it. It also allows those companies to find and leverage untapped opportunities. One of the many roles for human resources professionals is to cultivate diversity throughout the company to identify, develop and advance people from every talent pool. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the legal aspects and best practices for diversity in the workplace, why it’s HR’s role to be a champion and how to remain compliant under Title VII in your organization’s voluntary diversity programs.
Legal Update for HR Professionals
What a busy year for HR professionals. Please join us for a review of the most significant labor and employment developments in 2019. We’ll also look forward to what’s in store for 2020, and discuss what steps your organization should be considering going forth this year.