HR Essentials Certification For Non-HR Employees

Teri Morning
  • On-Demand
  • Certification
Training Includes:
  • 7.5 HRCI, 7.5 SHRM
  • HR Essentials Certification
  • All resources and training materials
  • 5 training sessions available as on-demand recordings
HR expert Teri Morning will lead this comprehensive series. You will master the basics of human resources in just one week. This training will help you perform your job better, support employees, and protect your employer.

Topics Covered:

  • Employee Relations
  • Wage and Hour Including COVID-19
  • Compensation And Benefits
  • The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Safety And Workers’ Compensation

Training Overview

Gain HR knowledge to avoid liability, even if you’re not in HR. Discover what managers and supervisors can do.

Business owners, supervisors, managers, and all human resources team members who interact with employees must be trained to understand HR issues, avoid causing problems, and prevent organizational liability. COVID-19 has created even more rules, sensitivities, and opportunities for missteps.

Mastering HR compliance basics can help your organization’s leaders defend against unwarranted employment claims, including those that often begin from miscommunication, misinformation, and mismanagement.

Our HR Essentials For Non-HR Employees certification program will enable participants to:

  • Explore the fundamentals of human resources laws and best practices
  • Help employees thrive
  • Protect your organization from potential legal liability
  • Prove your knowledge with a certificate

Each session focuses on an important area of human resources. We have packed a large volume of interesting and useful content into five engaging sessions.

HR Essentials Certification For Non-HR Employees

Session 1: Employee Relations

  • Duty of employers to create workplaces free of discrimination and harassment
  • How to avoid discrimination in employment decisions
  • The higher standard of conduct expected of management
  • Harassment prevention requirements of employers
  • What to do if you see harassment
  • What to do if you get a complaint of discrimination or harassment
  • Performing a basic workplace investigation
  • Preventing retaliation
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Employer obligations
    • Required accommodations and the accommodation process
    • What to do if you see an employee struggling doing their job

Session 2: Wage and Hour Including COVID-19

  • Understanding the exempt vs. non-exempt classification
  • New guidelines on reimbursement for unauthorized telework
  • What it means to “reasonably believe” an employee is working
  • The biggest payment mistakes for employees working remotely
  • Compensating pre- and post-workday work
  • Recent guidance on overtime caused by Covid-19 safety routines
  • Recognizing what is work, “off the clock” work, break times, training, docking pay, remotely working employees, and supervisor’s interference
  • Miscalculation of regular rates of pay and overtime
  • Twelve common wage and hour mistakes relating to layoffs and furloughs

Session 3: Compensation And Benefits

  • Basic elements of a salary system
    • Internal equity
    • External equity
    • Individual performance
  • Current salary structures
  • Building salary budgets and merit matrixes
  • Connecting performance with pay
  • How to use variable pay in conjunction with your existing salary system
  • Compliance mistakes that can blindside an employer
  • Hazard pay

Session 4: The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • The purpose and pillars of FMLA
  • Covered employers and eligible employees
  • FMLA paperwork
  • Obligations on behalf of the employer and employee responsibilities
  • Defining family relationships
  • Twelve FMLA audit hot spots
  • FMLA and COVID-19

Session 5: Safety And Workers’ Compensation

  • Basic safety obligations of employers
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Employee rights
  • Employee responsibilities
  • The basics of Workers’ Compensation coverage
  • What to do in the case of an accident
  • Navigating the “HR Bermuda Triangle”
    • ADA
    • FMLA
    • WC

Who Should Attend?

  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Human resources
  • Location managers
  • Division supervisors
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Operations managers
  • Contract managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Supply chain managers
  • Safety managers
  • Employee relations
  • Location managers
  • Division supervisors
  • Supervisors
  • Program directors 

Expert Presenter

Teri Morning

  • Specializes in solving company people problems and providing big company style HR service to small business
  • Over 20 years of experience in human resources and training
  • Certified in mediation skills, project management, and IT management
  • Myers-Briggs practitioner
  • Has held the PHR, SPHR, SPHR-CA, and SHRM-SCP certifications
  • Master’s degree in human resource development with a specialization in conflict management
  • MBA


  • This program has been approved for 7.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 7.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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