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Who should attend
HR managers and professionals as well as corporate attorneys.
About the course
This interactive and case-study-centered employment law seminar combines a comprehensive overview of employee discrimination/EEO, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Learn how to implement and apply legally defensible best practices in your organization. This two-day, interactive, case-study-centered seminar helps you gain confidence and expertise in dealing with complex employment law and employee relations issues. You'll gain a comprehensive overview of employee discrimination/EEO, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
How You Will Benefit
- Avoid costly litigation and outrageous judgments/settlements
- Recruit, hire, discipline and terminate employees in a legal manner
- Confidently deal with complex employment law and employee relations issues
- Develop HR policies and procedures that comply with employment law and do not violate federal statutes
- Know what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" and how to implement them without creating unique hardship
- Protect yourself and your organization from the damaging effects of ill-advised employment decisions
- Identify resources to review court rulings in the jurisdiction where your organization operates
What You Will Cover
- Title VII: major provisions...who is covered...the role of the EEOC...the BFOQ concept...types of discrimination...what Title VII does not cover
- Wrongful termination and at-will employment: definitions...contracts...public policy...negotiated resignations and discharge for cause
- Americans with Disabilities Act: defining "disability" pre- and post-employment inquiries...reasonable accommodations...disability and benefits
- Family Medical Leave Act: major provisions...employee eligibility...FMLA leave and benefits...litigation
- Consult with HR and Legal Professionals Before Making Employment Decisions
- Make Effective Management Decisions That Take into Considerations Major Employment Law Issues
- Explain How to Develop and Administer Employee Policies and Procedures That Consider the General Decision-Making Principles from Federal Laws and Major Court Cases
- Create a Respectful Workplace Environment That Is Reasonably Free of Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Harassment
- Explain the Employment At-Will Relationship
Understanding the Basics of Workplace Law
- Explain the General Impact of Employment Laws on the Workplace
- Identify Key Laws That Impact Employers and Employees
- List Basic Legal Requirements and Obligations for Employers
- Explain the Concept of Employment At-Will
- Discuss Exceptions to the Employment At-Will Doctrine
- Make Effective Corrective Action Decisions
Equal Employment, Discrimination, and Harassment
- Make Job-Related Hiring and Employment Decisions
- Create a Workplace Environment That Is Free of Discrimination and Harassment
- Help Other Workplace Leaders to Prevent Discrimination and Harassment Claims
- Discuss Two Types of Sexual Harassment That Are Often Found in the Workplace
- Create a Workplace Where People Are Able to Work Together as Professionals Without Unnecessary Sexual or Gender Tension
- Identify Potential Issues at an Earlier Stage and Take Steps to Stop Actions That Might Lead to Formal Sexual Harassment Complaints
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as Amended
- Discuss the Requirements Placed on Management to Give Equal Employment Opportunities to Qualified Individuals with Disabilities
- Plan Pre-Employment Inquiries That Are Permitted by ADA
- Manage ADA Issues as a Workplace Leader
- Seek Help from Qualified Professionals When Dealing with a Disability Accommodation Issue
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), as Amended
- Explain Employer Responsibilities and Employer Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as Amended
- Make Decisions About Employee Leave Requests for Personal and Family Illnesses
- Coordinate Leave Requests Between Line Managers and Human Resources
- Prevent Retaliation Claims
- Help Others to Respect the Rights of Individuals to Bring Complaints Forward
- Recognize and Address Behaviors That May Be Seen as Retaliation
Managing Within the Law
- Evaluate the Current Practices of Your Employer to Comply with the Law
- Work with HR Professionals and Legal Advisors to Review Actual Employment Situations
- Make Management Decisions That Are Consistent with Basic Legal Concepts
Videos and materials
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.