Compliance

Employers must comply with thousands of federal, state, and local laws and regulations. These sessions help you understand the intricacies of these rules to ensure compliance and reduce liability.

Compliance

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  1. What to Do if Your Employees Want a Union
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    What to Do if Your Employees Want a Union
    Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, October 13, 2022; 3:30 PM Eastern

    Human resources expert Teri Morning will show you how to avoid, spot, and respond to union organizing activity. You will learn the requirements of the NLRA and how they apply to your organization, union or non-union.

    Topics Covered:

    • How does the National Labor Relations Act apply to your organization?
    • How can you assess risk for your organization?
    • What are the signs of organizing? How are unions organized?
    • What are the three main reasons employees form unions?
    • What are 12 ways to avoid a union in your workplace?
    • What is Protected Concerted Activity?
    • How will the new rule for determining joint-employer status affect you?
    • How should you respond to union organizing activity?
    • How can communication, culture, and management training help?
    • Why are NLRB decisions important for all employers?
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    What to Do if Your Employees Want a Union
    Thursday, October 13, 2022; 3:30 PM Eastern
    Teri Morning
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  2. How to Update Your COVID-19 and Monkeypox Policies to Match CDC Guidance
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    How to Update Your COVID-19 and Monkeypox Policies to Match CDC Guidance
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, October 11, 2022; 3:00 PM Eastern

    Legal and safety expert Melissa Fleischer will explain what your policies should include in light of the CDC’s recent revelations and the current state of the spread of workplace infections.

    Key Learnings

    • What COVID-19 quarantine and isolation changes did the CDC make?
    • How should your COVID-19 policies change based on these new CDC rules?
    • What about monkeypox?
    • What policies do you need to have regarding monkeypox in the workplace?
    • What questions should you ask and avoid regarding monkeypox?
    • How can you avoid a discrimination claim regarding monkeypox?
    • How long must an employee with monkeypox be in isolation?
    • Is it necessary for employees exposed to monkeypox quarantine?
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    How to Update Your COVID-19 and Monkeypox Policies to Match CDC Guidance
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022; 3:00 PM Eastern
    Melissa Fleischer
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  3. How to Create an Effective (and Legal) Performance Improvement Plan
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    How to Create an Effective (and Legal) Performance Improvement Plan

    Employment law expert Jon Hyman will guide you through the ins and outs of Performance Improvement Plans. You will learn how to put an employee on a plan without violating the law.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is a Performance Improvement Plan?
    • When should you consider using a Performance Improvement Plan?
    • Can you improve performance, or is this only a step toward termination?
    • What should a Performance Improvement Plan include and not include?
    • How should a Performance Improvement Plan be communicated?
    • What laws could you violate by drafting the plan incorrectly?
  4.  Your Guide to Long COVID and Disability Rights
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    Your Guide to Long COVID and Disability Rights
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    Employment law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will give you specific tactics to deal with the looming workplace challenge of Long COVID and Post-COVID conditions. You will learn how to make accommodations while avoiding undue hardship for your organization and other team members.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do the ADA and FMLA apply to COVID long-haulers?
    • What state laws and local ordinances have expanded rights of the disabled?
    • What are the latest court decisions on COVID in the workplace?
    • What accommodations must you make for employees with ongoing symptoms?
    • How can you have an open dialogue with a chronically ill employee?
    • How should job descriptions help prepare for Long COVID challenges?
    • How can you enable chronically ill employees to stay connected?
    • What are the dos and don’ts of the ongoing communication process?
  5. Top 5 FMLA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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    Top 5 FMLA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
    Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, October 5, 2022; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Human resources expert Teri Morning will give you the tools and information you need to upgrade your FMLA administration skills. You will learn how to reduce your organization’s risk exposure and improve employee relations.

    Topics Covered:

    • Informational failures
    • Not recognizing employee FMLA rights
    • Failing to acknowledge overlapping and other leave entitlements
    • FMLA retaliation and leave interference
    • Employer policy mistakes
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    Top 5 FMLA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
    Wednesday, October 5, 2022; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Teri Morning
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  6. How to Write a Better Job Description
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    How to Write a Better Job Description
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period Monday, October 24, 2022; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Recruiting expert Suzanne Lucas will share the secrets of writing job descriptions that attract fantastic applicants. You will learn how to bring your organization to the top of candidates’ lists in today’s strong employment market.

    Topics Covered

    • What do candidates really want to know from the job description?
    • What words should you include? Which should you leave out?
    • Why should you describe a typical day in the job?
    • Why is less more?
    • How can you use job titles to entice top talent?
    • Is honesty the best policy?
    • How can you ensure job descriptions comply with ADA requirements?
    • What shortcuts can you follow to create the best job descriptions?
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    How to Write a Better Job Description
    Monday, October 24, 2022; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Suzanne Lucas
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  7. HR Records: What to Put in Your Files
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    HR Records: What to Put in Your Files

    Human resources expert Suzanne Lucas will give you a clear roadmap for creating lawsuit-ready HR documentation. You will learn when and how to make written records of employment activities in your organization.

    Topics Covered

    • What does it mean to document something?
    • How should you use your internal systems?
    • What should you do when an employee tells you a personal secret?
    • When must you document information?
    • How do employee-specific records differ from general HR documentation?
    • How are PIPs your most important tool in preventing employee lawsuits?
    • Emails are forever—how should you use them?
    • What should you teach managers to document? How?
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    HR Records: What to Put in Your Files
    Suzanne Lucas
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  8. Rights vs. Risks: Concealed Guns in Your Workplace
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    Rights vs. Risks: Concealed Guns in Your Workplace

    Employment law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will distill the key concepts from the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. vs. Bruen. You will learn how to set gun policies for your workplace legally.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does the Bruen case say?
    • What is its rationale?
    • How should you prepare for employee demands to bear arms at the workplace?
    • What different challenges do public and private employers face?
  9. Employee Handbooks: Write Yours Live With an Employment Lawyer
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    Employee Handbooks: Write Yours Live With an Employment Lawyer

    Melissa Fleischer will help you identify the key components and suggest changes based on current laws and workplace norms. You will have the opportunity to get input about your organization’s unique requirements.

    What You'll Learn

    • What topics must you cover in an employee handbook?
    • What new laws and regulations require handbook updates?
    • How should you define current workplace expectations?
    • What are the best practices for drafting each section?
  10. Job Descriptions: The Latest Laws and Best Practices You Must Follow
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    Job Descriptions: The Latest Laws and Best Practices You Must Follow

    Human resources expert Jenni Stone will share detailed, step-by-step guidance for creating accurate and defensible job descriptions. You will learn how to clarify responsibilities and avoid legal pitfalls.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why should your organization have job descriptions?
    • What legal requirements should you consider?
    • What steps should you follow to create job descriptions?
    • What common ethical dilemmas arise in recruiting?
    • How should you handle work location requirements?
    • How can you make job descriptions appealing to candidates?
  11. How To Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination: Title VII With The End Of Roe v. Wade
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    How To Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination: Title VII With The End Of Roe v. Wade

    Employment law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain how the recent Supreme Court ruling relates to the rights of pregnant employees. You will learn what actions to take and which you should avoid.

    What You'll Learn

    • Does firing an employee for getting an abortion constitute sex discrimination?
    • What employment laws protect employees who get abortions?
    • What is the role of Title VII regarding pregnancy?
    • What are employer obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
    • How have recent termination cases caused significant liability for employers?
    • Can you prevent liability for action against an employee who sought an abortion?
  12. Roe v. Wade and How to Handle Difficult Politics at Work
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    Roe v. Wade and How to Handle Difficult Politics at Work

    Human resources expert Suzanne Lucas will share the strategies for communicating effectively with your employees about a polarizing topic. You will learn how to stay in compliance with employees’ rights while handling the topic delicately.

    What You'll Learn

    • How does social media not accurately reflect the real world?
    • How should you communicate with leadership team members about their roles?
    • What tactics can you use to show respect to people with whom you disagree?
    • What federal laws protect views and expression?
    • Which states provide additional protections for political views?

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