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Legally Dealing With Problem Employees From Start to Finish LIVE Virtual Training

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Legally Dealing With Problem Employees From Start to Finish

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Navigate the Ins and Outs of Managing, Disciplining, and Terminating Toxic Employees

In order to mitigate retaliation and discrimination litigation risks, you need to implement appropriate procedures for addressing workplace issues. Do you know how to resolve matters with difficult employees in an efficient and legally compliant manner? This program dives into tips for creating workplace policies that back up your employment practices, techniques for addressing misconduct, best practices for preventing discrimination allegations, and more. Stay out of hot water - register today!

  • Develop strategies for addressing leave misuse and abuse.
  • Uncover EEOC litigation trends.
  • Identify best practices for conducting a workplace investigation.
  • Discover the legal essentials of preventing workplace violence.


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  1. Disciplining and Firing Employees on Leave: Avoiding Legal Landmines
    11:00 - 12:00, Keely Jac Collins
    1. ADA, FMLA and Workers' Comp Pitfalls to Avoid
    2. Handling Performance Issues and Evaluations
    3. Strategies for Addressing Leave Abuse
    4. Guidelines for Disciplining Disabled or Injured Employees
    5. Best Practices for Creating Legally Defensible Documentation and Policies
    6. How to Terminate Employees on Leave: Legal Essentials
    7. Timing Considerations
    8. 2021 Case Law Update
  2. Managing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
    12:00 - 12:30, Keely Jac Collins
    1. Protected Mental Impairments: What Are They?
    2. Privacy Rights and Right to Accommodations Issues
    3. Policies, Procedures and Documentation Best Practices
    4. Addressing Behavioral and Performance Issues: Tips and Liability Considerations
    5. Disciplining and Firing Employees With Mental Illnesses: Legal Best Practices
    6. The Direct Threat Defense
    7. Litigation Strategies
  3. Creating and Implementing Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs)
    12:45 - 1:15, Keely Jac Collins
    1. PIPs - When to Use Them, and What They Should Contain
    2. Specifying the Problem Behavior
    3. Issuing Warnings: What You Need to Know
    4. Following Up: Why It Matters
    5. PIP Do's and Don'ts: With Example Documents
  4. When the Problem Employee is a Member of a Protected Class
    1:15 - 2:00, Jennifer A. Corso
    1. Discrimination Laws - Recent Developments
    2. Disciplining or Terminating Older Employees: Essential Guidelines
    3. Preventing Sex or Pregnancy Discrimination Allegations: Ensuring Legal Best Practices
    4. Race, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Religious Discrimination Concerns
    5. Legal Best Practices for Preventing Retaliation Claims
    6. EEOC Litigation Trends
  5. Strategies for Addressing Workplace Harassment and Bullying
    2:30 - 3:15, Thomas J. Mew
    1. Recent Legislative Efforts and Litigation Trends
    2. Addressing Hostile Work Environment and Harassment Issues
    3. Legal Best Practices for Creating and Updating Bullying Policies: With Examples
    4. Strategies for Addressing Bullying in the Workplace
    5. Conducting a Workplace Investigation: How to Do It Right
    6. When the Problem is a High-Impact Player
    7. Avoiding Claims of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  6. Employees Gone Wild: Marijuana Use, Social Media and More
    3:15 - 4:00, Thomas J. Mew
    1. Social Media Use at the Workplace
    2. Employee Misuse vs. Protected Use of Social Media
    3. Handling Social Media Posts About the Company
    4. Alcohol, Medical Marijuana and Drug Use: What You Need to Know NOW
    5. Preventing Violence in the Workplace: Key Steps to Take
    6. Political Activity and Speech: Differentiating Permitted vs. Unpermitted Behaviors
    7. Disciplining Employees for Off-Duty Conduct
  7. Top Mistakes That Lead to Legal Troubles
    4:15 - 5:00, Jennifer A. Corso
    1. Criminal Background Checks - Recent Legal Developments
    2. Employee Handbooks and Policies: Do's, Don'ts and Sample Language
    3. Failing to Detect or Address Problem Behavior
    4. Documentation: Common Oversights
    5. Errors in Evaluating, Disciplining and Firing Problem Employees
  8. Ethical Considerations
    5:00 - 6:00, Timothy E. Cowans
    1. Conflicts of Interest
    2. Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Appropriate Client Communications

Who Should Attend

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


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