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2021 Update: Employee Hiring, Firing and Discipline

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2021 Update: Employee Hiring, Firing and Discipline

Workshop Description/Agenda

Uncover Strategies for Conducting Misconduct Investigations, Drafting Discipline Policies and More

When it comes to hiring and terminating employees, a lot of things can go awry. This engaging program breaks down the latest rules and updates to help you tackle common hiring, firing and discipline issues. Determine what questions you can - and cannot - ask prospective employees during interviews, analyze recent developments regarding criminal background checks and discover what documentation you need when firing an employee on leave. Register today!

  • Investigate the latest developments concerning salary history inquiries.
  • Analyze recent trends and case law regarding discrimination.
  • Examine best practices for discipline documentation.
  • Uncover guidelines for planning misconduct investigations.
  • Discover the do's and don'ts of terminating employees.
  • Review key leave laws.


All times are shown in Eastern time.

  1. New Hires: Legal Essentials
    11:00 - 12:00, Stuart M. Silverman
    1. Job Applications: Obtaining Information Legally
    2. Social Media Searches: What Can (and Cannot) Employers Use?
    3. Salary History Inquiries: The Latest Legal Developments
    4. Special Considerations for Reference Checks
    5. Interview Questions: Avoiding Legal Landmines
    6. What You Need to Know About Interviewing Applicants Following COVID-19
    7. Offer Letters and Other Necessary At-Hire Documentation: Legal Best Practices
  2. Preventing and Addressing Hiring Discrimination Issues
    12:00 - 12:45, Garrett Williams
    1. Key Anti-Discrimination Laws to Know
    2. Current Issues Surrounding Diversity Programs
    3. Criminal Background Checks – Recent Legal Developments
    4. Marijuana, Drug and Alcohol Pre-Employment Testing: What You Need to Know
    5. Unfair Policies That Bar Applicants
    6. Case Law Update and Recent Trends
  3. Disciplining Employees: Essential Guidelines
    1:00 - 1:45, Garrett Williams
    1. Employee Handbooks: Discipline Policies to Include
    2. Disciplining Marijuana Users: What You Must Know
    3. Warnings, Reviews and Suspensions 101
    4. Performance Improvement Plans Explained
    5. Progressive Discipline Policies: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    6. Discipline Documentation and Recordkeeping Do's and Don'ts: With Examples
  4. Guidelines for Conducting a Misconduct Investigation
    1:45 - 2:45, Ryan T. Neumeyer
    1. Best Practices for Planning and Structuring Investigations
    2. Internal vs. External Investigations: What You Need to Know
    3. Investigation Interviews: Top Legal Considerations
    4. Preventing Interference and Retaliation
    5. Creating the Final Investigative Report: Ensuring Legal Best Practices
    6. Fixing the Problem: Key Steps to Take
    7. Using the Results for Discipline and Termination: Avoiding Critical Mistakes
  5. Best Practices for Terminating Employees
    3:15 - 4:00, Christopher Cianci
    1. Keeping a Paper Trail: Why It Matters
    2. Severance Packages: EEOC, ERISA and Other Considerations
    3. Exit Interviews: Ensuring Legal Best Practices
    4. Whistleblower Considerations
    5. Employee Termination Checklist: With Examples
  6. General Rules on Terminating Employees on Medical Leave
    4:00 - 4:45, Christopher Cianci
    1. Laws Supervisors and Managers Need to Know
      1. FMLA
      2. ADA
      3. Interplay with Workers' Comp Laws
    2. Disciplining and Terminating Employees on Leave: Essential Documentation You Need
    3. Practical Guidance for Creating Nondiscriminatory Absence Policies
    4. Job Descriptions: What They Must Contain (and How They Serve as a Defense)
    5. How to Prove Leave Creates Undue Hardship
  7. Ethics
    5:00 - 6:00, Stuart M. Silverman
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Privileged Communications
    3. Confidentiality
    4. Conflicts of Interest

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. HR personnel, accountants and paralegals may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Employment/HR Law

Training Course Summary: 2021 Update: Employee Hiring, Firing and Discipline