3 Hours Virtual Seminar: Human Resources and Employment Law Essentials

Susan Fahey Desmond

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$449


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All too often, people are put into management positions because they were good at their job. Being good at a basic job, however, does not make one ready to make employment decisions. Yet, being a member of management means that the individual must make decisions regarding appropriate discipline, when to hire or fire an employee, when to allow an employee to take leave, etc. The human resource department is a valuable resource to these individuals; however, if your managers do not know when they should contact HR, they will inevitably make erroneous management decisions that will land your company in a costly lawsuit. This course will walk through the basic laws so that your managers know when to call human resources and why it is so important to do so.


Course Objective

To understand the basics of employment laws that impact the workplace so that managers can identify issues and know when to get additional assistance from human resources or other resources. When employers are not fully prepared for workplace issues, there are high changes that companies could face penalties in the form of employee law suits, harassment and discrimination suits, disciplinary lawsuits, litigation, settlements, lawyer fees, unplanned expenses, employee turnover, wrong terminations, leads to rude behavior by the employees, improper documentation, wage related mistakes and issues, morale issues and negative community image. The objective of this training is to assist companies in maintaining employment law compliance and avoid expensive penalties.


Course Outline

  • Your Role as a Supervisor/Manager
    • How the Law Views the Supervisor/Manager
    • The Supervisor/Manager as a Spokesperson for the Company
    • Supervisor’s Individual Liability Issues
  • Basic Discrimination Laws – What Are They and What Do They Mean?
    • Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
    • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
      • What is meant by “pregnancy and related conditions”?
      • Pregnancy accommodation issues
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
      • What is a physical or mental impairment?
      • What are major life activities?
      • What do we mean by substantial limitation?
      • Impact of mitigating measures
    • Leave of Absence as a Reasonable Accommodation
    • Requests for Indefinite Leaves of Absences
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • How to Recognize Union Activity
  • Putting it All Together
    • Hiring Best Practices
    • Disciplining Employees
    • Terminating Employees
    • Documentation Issues including Performance Appraisals
  • Post Termination Issues
    • Responding to Reference Checking


Target Audience

  • Human Resource professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Business Owners
  • HR Representatives
  • HR Generalists
  • HR Assistants
  • Consultants

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Speaker: Susan Fahey Desmond,

Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC, a labor and employment law boutique firm with offices across the country. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Additionally, Ms. Desmond is frequently published on labor and employment law issues.


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