National Seminars Group
National Seminars Group presents

Human Resources and the Law On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of EEOC and ADA regs. You'll learn how to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act

Course Description/Agenda

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.

How You Will Benefit ...

  • Understand the intricacies and court interpretations of employment law
  • Confidently handle problems that fall into legal gray areas
  • Protect company and employee interests fairly and legally
  • Hire, fire and discipline employees in a legally just manner

What 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 over
  • 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 discharge case
  • How small talk about personnel issues can come back to haunt you
  • How to respond to an employee's complaint of sexual harassment
  • 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 penalties
  • The proven steps to writing documentation that holds up in court
  • Knowing what your company expects you to do when an attorney calls
  • 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 when interviewing
  • 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 documentation

    Write Legally Sound Policies, Procedures and Employee Handbooks

  • 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

Who 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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