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HR Law

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Summary

You'll learn the basics of what the law means ... to whom the law applies ... and which agency enforces the law. And you'll walk away armed with resources that you can immediately access when you need them, so you can answer any question that comes your way—confidently and legally.

Workshop Description/Agenda

Don’t guess! Protect your organization—and yourself—by knowing your rights and obligations under the law

Are you 100 percent sure you can handle EVERY situation that comes your way? Truth is, there are 1,001 different scenarios going on throughout your company every day that impact employment law, benefits administration, compensation—every hot-button issue. And it only takes one mistake—however unintentional—to cause significant damage to your company’s ability to do business.

That’s where this crucial course comes in. We’ll cover the basics of HR law in a fast-paced, plain-English way that will provide a whole new level of understanding to anyone who has to deal with the many different facets of employment law. We cover everything from ADA ... to the FLSA ... to fringe benefits—quickly, easily and accurately!

You’ll learn the basics of what the law means ... to whom the law applies ... and which agency enforces the law. And you’ll walk away armed with resources that you can immediately access when you need them, so you can answer any question that comes your way—confidently and legally. Register now.

What You Will Learn

  • Where many HR professionals go wrong when disciplining employees
  • How-to’s for legally testing an applicant’s skills, honesty or aptitude
  • Making job offers? Here’s how to protect yourself from costly misunderstandings
  • Factors you may not know to consider when writing policies, procedures and employee handbooks
  • How to create written documentation that is unbiased, subjective, accurate—and legally defensible in court

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Program time: 3 hours

Session 1: Major Equal Employment Laws

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963; Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992; ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008
  • State Fair Employment Practice Acts (FEPAs)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Session 2: Understanding the Laws Related to Protected Classes

  • Race and color; Form EEO-1
  • Age
  • National origin; Form I-9 (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986)
  • Gender discrimination; Pregnancy; Sexual harassment
  • Religion and religious practices
  • Definitions of disability under the ADA Amendments Act
  • Pre-employment and post-offer inquiries
  • State laws, including sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and lifestyle laws

Session 3: Handling Discrimination Claims

  • Impermissible actions, including retaliation
  • Disparate treatment; burden of proof
  • Disparate impact; burden of proof
  • Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)
  • The EEOC complaint handling process

Session 4: Privacy in the Workplace

  • Telephone monitoring
  • Computer monitoring, including social media
  • Electronic mail and voice mail
  • Video monitoring

Session 5: Pay Practices (FLSA)

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime/compensable hours/off-the-clock work
  • Exemptions from overtime
  • Federal and state garnishment

Session 6: Sexual Harassment

  • Three definitions of sexual harassment
  • Standard of liability
  • Two elements of affirmative defense
  • Anti-harassment policy and complaint procedure
  • Measures to stop harassment

Session 7: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Eligibility requirements for benefits
  • Reasons eligible employees can take leave
  • FMLA 12-month options
  • Intermittent FMLA leave

Session 8: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

  • Eligibility
  • Mini-COBRA law

Session 9: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Eligibility
  • The privacy rule
  • Coverage

Session 10: Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)

  • The General Duty Clause: Employer
  • The General Duty Clause: Employee
  • The standards
  • Hazard assessment
  • Written programs
  • Training

Who Should Attend

HR Professionals

Additional Information

Training Provider: SkillPath Seminars

Course Topics: HR Management Training > Labor/Employment Law

Training Course Summary: You'll learn the basics of what the law means ... to whom the law applies ... and which agency enforces the law. And you'll walk away armed with resources that you can immediately access when you need them, so you can answer any question that comes your way—confidently and legally.