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Employment Law for Managers & New HR Professionals

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Summary

Instructor-led and highly interactive, Employment Law for Managers and New HR Professionals is a LIVE, virtual course that shows you where the potential for costly mistakes exist and provides practical guidelines for treating employees fairly and legally.

Workshop Description/Agenda

SHRM Certified

Employment law isn’t a place where you can afford to take a trial-and-error, learn-as-you-go approach. The risks are too high — and not just for your organization. Today managers and supervisors find themselves personally named in employee lawsuits and in some cases, being found liable. So if you’re in a leadership position or if you’re dealing with new HR responsibilities, you’ll appreciate this comprehensive training.

Instructor-led and highly interactive, Employment Law for Managers and New HR Professionals is a LIVE, virtual course that shows you where the potential for costly mistakes exist and provides practical guidelines for treating employees fairly and legally. You’ll receive key employment law overviews — plus valuable guidelines and useful tools to help keep you in legally safe territory when you’re making personnel decisions and interacting with employees within your organization.

What You Will Learn

  • Laws governing employee-employer and independent contractor relationships
  • Mandated laws and organizational policies for fair and equitable treatment of applicants and employees
  • Best practices for lawfully recruiting, interviewing and managing employees.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act and compensation fundamentals
  • Employee protection benefits, including health care continuation, unemployment insurance and job-protected family and medical leave
  • Practical guidelines, real-life examples and additional HR tools for everyday reference

Workshop Agenda

Program time: 5 hours

Session 1: The Employment Relationship

Using the guidance contained in this session, you’ll be able to better analyze the nature of employer-employee relationships and the laws that arise from them.

  • Discuss the basic common law rules governing the employer-employee relationship in the United States
  • Determine the differences between employees and independent contractors
  • Understand the ABC test for independent contractors and how it could impact your company
  • Explain at-will employment, including disclaimers and exceptions
  • Differentiate between vertical and horizontal employment relationships

Session 2: Equal Employment Opportunity

This session provides an understanding of federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and codes that guide employment decisions as well as your own organization’s policies, procedures and unwritten practices. 

  • Differentiate between unlawful discrimination and unlawful harassment
  • Identify the most commonly protected classes of individuals under federal, state and local laws
  • Describe how disparate treatment differs from disparate impact and why they’re both considered discriminatory
  • Explain reasonable accomodation under the ADA
  • Discuss the nature of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment

Session 3: Talent Management, Discipline and Discharges

Attracting, hiring, managing and retaining excellent employees is a process—not an accident. Explore current best practices in lawfully recruiting, interviewing and managing employees throughout an organization.

  • Identify what lawful interviewing is — and what questions are unacceptable
  • Explain best practices for lawfully recruiting, interviewing and managing employees
  • Know how to evaluate employees without bias
  • Decribe the performance management process and common rating errors to avoid
  • Recognize the components of a fair and equitable progressive discipline policy

Session 4: Compensation Basics

Individual managers may be liable for violations of both federal and state compensation laws. This session provides meaningful guidance on the fundamentals of these statutes that apply to almost every organization in the country.

  • Discuss the nature of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Understand how to compute basic overtime
  • List the requirements for overtime exemptions under the FLSA
  • Explain tip regulations under the FLSA
  • Know the rules for managing your subordinates’ compensation

Session 5: Employee Protection Benefits

These mandated laws provide significant protections to workers during dark times in their careers. This session presents important aspects of these impactful statutes.

  • Recognize health care continuation coverage time frames and costs
  • Explain triggering events that may result in COBRA coverage
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of job protected family and medical leave
  • Determine who is eligible for FMLA benefits and who is not
  • Recognize the nature of federal and state unemployment insurance benefits

Who Should Attend

HR Personnel, Managers, Supervisors

Additional Information

Training Provider: SkillPath Seminars

Course Topics: HR Management Training > Labor/Employment Law

Training Course Summary: Instructor-led and highly interactive, Employment Law for Managers and New HR Professionals is a LIVE, virtual course that shows you where the potential for costly mistakes exist and provides practical guidelines for treating employees fairly and legally.