a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Human Resources And The Law
A Two-Day Seminar
Meeting Code: PLI
As an HR professional, the number
of legal issues you need to be aware of can be overwhelming. Especially
when you consider the increasingly litigious nature of our society and
the many nuances of employment law. At this intensive two-day course,
you'll cover the core skills it takes to safely interview job candidates
… counsel employees … and mediate disputes.
You'll gain a thorough understanding of EEOC and ADA regs. You'll learn
how to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act. Plus, you'll take
part in practical exercises that give you a chance to practice and refine
dozens of new HR techniques. With all that is at stake, this is an investment
that is well worth your time and money to gain peace of mind.
You Will Benefit ...
- Understand the intricacies and court interpretations
of employment law
- Confidently handle problems that fall into legal gray
- Protect company and employee interests fairly and legally
- Hire, fire and discipline employees in a legally just
You Will Cover ...
Get up to Date on Current Laws That Affect HR
- How the Americans with Disabilities Act has changed
pre-employment screening procedures
- The 2 areas most discrimination suits are filed
- The Civil Rights Act of 1991: How it affects
your job today
- Responding to employees who come to you for advice
before talking to their supervisors
- How your company could be held liable in a wrongful
- How small talk about personnel issues can come
back to haunt you
- How to respond to an employee's complaint of
- A seemingly minor mistake that could easily land
you in court
- GROUP EXERCISE: Analyze an actual court decision
and determine how it affects your job
Avoid Legal "Hot Spots": Recordkeeping, Benefits, Investigations
- How to explain benefits coverage to employees so there
aren't any misunderstandings
- How to correctly field employee questions about pregnancy
leave and benefits
- Handling COBRA paperwork: How to sidestep audits and
- The proven steps to writing documentation that holds
up in court
- Knowing what your company expects you to do when an
- Drug testing: What you must know about following the
"chain of custody"
- When coordinating an EEOC or Department of Labor investigation
… what is required of you
- A regulation from the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act that is often overlooked
- How to prepare for an unemployment hearing
- Specific practices you'll be glad you followed if you
ever have to give a deposition or make a courtroom appearance
Ensure Safe Employment Practices
- A precautionary step you should take with candidates
who want to apply for "any" position
- 3 red flags that may indicate an applicant is
setting you up for legal problems later
- How to avoid problems when giving references,
checking police records and other critical areas
- "Tell me about yourself" ... How asking this
seemingly innocent question can get you in legal hot water
- How to reduce the risk of discrimination claims
- Secret EEOC testers: What do they look for on
their "surprise" visits?
- The most sensitive areas of the progressive discipline
process … don't become a victim
- 5 critical areas that require prompt, accurate
Write Legally Sound Policies, Procedures and Employee
- The powerful basics of writing policies, procedures
and employee handbooks
- 6 personnel policy issues that frequently lead
to difficulties with the law
- When you're not sure how to handle a legally
delicate situation … here's where to turn
- Up-to-the-minute information on how to rewrite
job descriptions to comply with the ADA
- How to minimize your exposure to legal liability
in all your written communication
- 5 things you can do today to make your HR director
feel even more confident about your legal savvy
- The legal ins and outs of Family and Medical
Leave Act legislation
Should Attend ...
Human resources professionals at all levels who want to
gain an in-depth knowledge of the latest employment laws and practical
HR applications designed to prevent litigation.
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