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Codes of Conduct and Business Ethics
Jonathan Segal
Wednesday, Feb 17th 2016
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST)
1.0 Credit
An increasing number of employers are developing Codes of Business and Ethical Conduct (“Code” or “Codes”)
$85.00
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Are You Devaluing Diversity - 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Hiring
Michael Cohen
Tuesday, Feb 23rd 2016
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST)
1.0 Credit
Creating and embracing diversity not only is the right thing to do, it absolutely is essential for the success of y
$85.00
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FMLA Certifications - When to Request, When to Challenge and When to Approve
Linda Hollinshead
Wednesday, Feb 24th 2016
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST)
1.0 Credit
Managing employee FMLA leave requests can be challenging for any employer. Secure a meaningful and accurate FMLA ce
$85.00
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Codes of Conduct and Business Ethics
Wednesday, Feb 17th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Jonathan Segal
An increasing number of employers are developing Codes of Business and Ethical Conduct (“Code” or “Codes”) . They can be very helpful in establishing culture and as evidence of your good faith efforts toward legal compliance. But developing the Code can be deceptively complex. There are decision points on what belongs in the Code, how much...
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Are You Devaluing Diversity - 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Hiring
Tuesday, Feb 23rd 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Michael Cohen
Creating and embracing diversity not only is the right thing to do, it absolutely is essential for the success of your organization. The hiring process is a critical process for your organization to achieve these goals. However, hiring without creating a legal liability is crucial. This webinar will focus on what you can and cannot do during the hiring...
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FMLA Certifications - When to Request, When to Challenge and When to Approve
Wednesday, Feb 24th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Linda Hollinshead
Managing employee FMLA leave requests can be challenging for any employer. Secure a meaningful and accurate FMLA certification and an employer generally feels comfortable approving the leave request. However, when employees submit incomplete or inconsistent FMLA certifications, employers are faced with a difficult choice – challenge the certification...
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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handbook this Year
Wednesday, Mar 2nd 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Marc Scheiner
Sure, reviewing and revising your Employee Handbook may not be the project on your long and growing to-do list about which you’re most excited. But, with so many legal updates and changes in the last few years, this project must be on your list in 2016. A well-drafted Handbook can be an effective way to communicate your organization’s policies,...
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Ten Ways to Remain Union-Free - With the Help of the NLRB
Thursday, Mar 3rd 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) James Redeker
The pro-union activists on the Labor Board have been on a seven-year campaign to increase union membership by re-interpreting the law and changing procedures. And there’s more to come. As a result, companies that wish to stay union-free are being forced to do things that are not only counter-intuitive but also appear to be un-plugged from reality. ...
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The Rise of Retail Workers Rights: California and Beyond
Tuesday, Mar 8th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Teresa M. Maestrelli + 1 more
From flexible scheduling to paid sick leave to increased minimum wage, the rights of retail workers are rapidly expanding. Major changes in employment laws often start at the local level in California, gain momentum and expand across the state. Local laws often become state laws, which turn into national trends. If you have store locations in...
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Strategies to Protect Your Intellectual Property: Trends in the Law of Trade Secrets
Thursday, Mar 10th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) + 5 more
The number of trade secrets cases is on the rise, but the cases do not necessarily make clear how companies can protect their most valuable assets. In fact, many of the cases beg seemingly obvious questions: How is a trade secret defined? To what extent can a company protect its trade secrets from disclosure? Can a company protect itself from accusation...
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Executive Employment Agreements
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016   10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Jonathan Segal
Executive employment agreements can serve multiple purposes including: (1) attracting talent; (2) clarifying issues that otherwise could be ambiguous to avoid litigation regarding same; and (3) setting forth potential protections for the company both during and after employment, for example, trade secrets, non-solicitation provisions, and non-competes. ...
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FULL DAY PROGRAM: "Executive Employment Agreement" and "Executive Agreements and Navigating 409A"
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016   10:00 am - 02:30 pm (EST) Jonathan Segal + 1 more
Purchasing this package will enroll you in both "Executive Employement Agreements" and "Executive Agreements and Navigating 409A" Wednesday, March 23, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. To learn about the individual programs, please click below: Executive Employment Agreement Executive Agreements and Navigating 409A Credits: 4.0 PA CLE; 4.0 NY CLE; 4.0 NJ CLE;...
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Executive Agreements and Navigating 409A
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016   12:30 pm - 02:30 pm (EST) Amanda Layton
This afternoon seminar is designed to build on the morning program, “Executive Employment Agreements,” by discussing section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and how it impacts your executive agreements. Topics to be covered include: designing a compensation structure that complies with Code section 409A; correcting potential issues under Code section...
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FULL DAY PROGRAM: "Leaves of Absence—Policies & Processes" and "Tricky Timelines—How to Effectively Use Performance Management to Avoid Retaliation Claims"
Wednesday, Mar 30th 2016   09:30 am - 03:00 pm (EST) Linda Hollinshead
Purchasing this package will enroll you in both "Leaves of Absence—Policies & Processes" and "Tricky Timelines—How to Effectively Use Performance Management to Avoid Retaliation Claims" Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. To learn about the individual programs, please click below: Leaves of Absence—Policies & Processes Tricky...
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Leaves of Absence—Policies & Processes
Wednesday, Mar 30th 2016   09:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Linda Hollinshead
Managing employee leaves of absence requires an understanding of an employer’s obligation under myriad laws, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Medical Leave Act, and state leave and pregnancy accommodation laws. An effective and legally compliant leaves of absence policy must also accurately reflect the interplay of employee leave...
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Tricky Timelines—How to Effectively Use Performance Management to Avoid Retaliation Claims
Wednesday, Mar 30th 2016   12:30 pm - 03:00 pm (EST) Linda Hollinshead
Timing can be everything. Consider this situation: Manager plans to meet with one of her direct reports on Friday afternoon to discuss ongoing performance issues and give her a final warning. On Friday morning, the employee calls her manager and informs her that she will not be at work on Friday due to a medical issue and will be applying for a leave of...
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WEBINAR
Telecommuting: Key Practical and Legal Considerations For a Trend That Is Here to Stay
Tuesday, Apr 5th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Joy Grese
It is estimated that telecommuting grew almost 80% between 2005 and 2012. Although it appears to be a trend that is here to stay, many employers remain unaware of the risks and potential liabilities associated with work-from-home arrangements. This course will explore the key considerations and best practices for developing and implementing a...
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Employment Law 101
Thursday, Apr 7th 2016   09:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Marc Scheiner
In the ever-changing business environment, employers should be familiar with their rights, obligations and responsibilities in the workplace. This 2-½-hour seminar, designed for human resources generalists and in-house counsel, is structured to familiarize attendees with a basic understanding and a general overview of federal and state laws governing...
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FULL DAY PROGRAM: "Employment Law 101" and "Employment Law 102"
Thursday, Apr 7th 2016   09:30 am - 03:00 pm (EST) Marc Scheiner
Purchasing this package will enroll you in both "Employment Law 101" and "Employment Law 102" Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. To learn about the individual programs, please click below: Employment Law 101 Employment Law 102 Credits: 4.0 PA CLE; 5.0 NY CLE; 5.0 NJ CLE; 4.5 HRCI; 4.5 SHRM To pay by check, please fill out and return this...
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Employment Law 102
Thursday, Apr 7th 2016   12:30 pm - 03:00 pm (EST) Marc Scheiner
Employment Law 101 taught you the basics of federal and state laws governing employer/employee relationships, but do you know how to discipline a problem employee? Do you know the basics about how to conduct an internal EEO investigation? Are you aware of important issues that arise in both the hiring and firing of employees? This 2-½-hour seminar,...
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WEBINAR
The Expansion of Joint Employer Liability— Is Your Company at Risk?
Tuesday, Apr 12th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Christopher Durham
In many ways, today’s workforce looks much different than the workforce of 10 years ago. Faced with a difficult and rapidly changing economy, many businesses have turned to “leased” employees or temporary workers provided by staffing agencies to supplement, or even replace part of, their own workforce. The upside is that this approach can allow...
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Harvard Business School Case Study: Evaluating and Managing Top Performers In Your Organization
Wednesday, Apr 13th 2016   10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Thomas Servodidio
At MBA programs nationwide, the case study method of instruction is used, which involves the analysis of a specific business situation (as summarized in the case study), an interactive dialogue among the attendees and the instructor about the business and legal issues raised through the case study, and practical suggestions about the best ways to address...
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Difficult Performance Management Conversations
Tuesday, Apr 19th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Jonathan Segal
Every HR professional or other executive has had to have, at times, a difficult conversation with an employee about his or her performance. Sometimes, it is in the context of a performance appraisal. Other times, it may be a final warning. Regardless of the context, careful planning is necessary. Otherwise, wrong things often are said or done that may...
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E-Verify: A Variable Option for Improving Employer Compliance
Wednesday, Apr 20th 2016   10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Valentine Brown
Whether your company is a current E-Verify user or on the fence about signing up, this course will provide vital information about the government’s only electronic immigration eligibility verification system: E-Verify. USCIS is continually making improvements to the system and more employers are joining voluntarily every day. During this 2-hour course,...
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FULL DAY PROGRAM: "E-Verify: A Variable Option for Improving Employer Compliance" and "I-9 Audits and Compliance Update 2016"
Wednesday, Apr 20th 2016   10:00 am - 02:30 pm (EST) Valentine Brown
Purchasing this package will enroll you in both "E-Verify: A Variable Option for Improving Employer Compliance" and "I-9 Audits and Compliance Update 2016" Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. To learn about the individual programs, please click below: Immigration Essentials for Human Resources Benefits Essentials for Human...
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I-9 Audits and Compliance Update 2016
Wednesday, Apr 20th 2016   12:30 pm - 02:30 pm (EST) Valentine Brown
The compliance stakes have never been higher for employers. While Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions against employers are on the rise, the number of foreign workers increases, documentation becomes more complicated and the I-9 forms change again and again. Last year, more than $30 million in fines and penalties were levied against employers...
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WEBINAR
New Regulations and Executive Orders: Employment Law for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, Apr 26th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Christopher Durham
PLEASE ADD TO CART - NO TELECONFERENCE FEE REQUIRED In the waning days of the Obama administration, there have been a slew of new Executive Orders and regulations placing compliance requirements on all companies doing business with the federal government. These include the new Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulations, $10.10 minimum wages for federal...
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Handling EEOC and State Agency Charges
Wednesday, Apr 27th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Michael Cohen
Many employers and HR personnel do all the right things – update handbook policies, conduct training for employees, investigate promptly any concerns and discipline employees appropriately. Yet, these same employers will inevitably find a federal or state charge or court complaint on their desks (often on a Monday morning). After the initial shock...
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12 Ways to Bridge Gender Gap WEBINAR
Tuesday, May 24th 2016   01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EST) Jonathan Segal
It is beyond debate that organizations perform better financially and are healthier culturally when there is gender diversity, particularly at the top. It is also beyond debate that, while we have made significant progress, women are still materially under-represented in board and leadership positions. Among other issues, the program covers both systemic...
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Background Checks and Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices
Thursday, Jun 2nd 2016   09:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Michael Cohen
Many of us are conducting background checks (and if you’re not, why not?) and the process just keeps getting more and more complicated. Whether it’s the EEOC’s assault on the consideration of criminal convictions, local jurisdictions banning the box or confusion on what should and should not be on employment applications, one thing is clear – we...
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FULL DAY PROGRAM: "Background Checks and Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices" and "High-Risk Termination"
Thursday, Jun 2nd 2016   09:30 am - 03:00 pm (EST) Michael Cohen + 1 more
Purchasing this package will enroll you in both "Background Checks and Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices" and "High-Risk Terminations" Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. To learn about the individual programs, please click below: Background Checks and Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices High-Risk...
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High-Risk Terminations
Thursday, Jun 2nd 2016   12:30 pm - 03:00 pm (EST) James Redeker
The discharge of legally protected, hostile or emotionally fragile employees presents special problems, especially when the cause for the action relates to the characteristic that makes the discharge difficult. Even if an employee is discharged for legitimate reasons, the termination process itself is fraught with legal and related human resources...
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FULL DAY PROGRAM: "Harassment Prevention: Management Obligations and Responsibilities" and "Religion in the Workplace: Accommodation, Inclusion and the EEOC’s Increased Enforcement"
Tuesday, Jun 7th 2016   09:30 am - 03:00 pm (EST) Marc Scheiner + 1 more
Purchasing this package will enroll you in both "Harassment Prevention: Management Obligations and Responsibilities and "Religion in the Workplace: Accommodation, Inclusion and the EEOC’s Increased Enforcement" Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST To learn about the individual program, please click below: Harassment Prevention:...
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Harassment Prevention: Management Obligations and Responsibilities
Tuesday, Jun 7th 2016   09:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Marc Scheiner
Your supervisors and managers are vital to helping you maintain a workplace free from harassment. They are the key to both prevention and correction. In addition to discussing the traps into which supervisors and managers fall regarding their own conduct, this seminar focuses on the affirmative responsibilities of supervisory and managerial employees,...
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Religion in the Workplace: Accommodation, Inclusion and the EEOC’s Increased Enforcement
Tuesday, Jun 7th 2016   12:30 pm - 03:00 pm (EST) Carla Murphy
The increasing religious and spiritual diversity of the workplace can present complex and confusing issues for employers. One employee’s religious expression is another employee’s hostile work environment; one employee’s accommodation is another employee’s added burden. These tensions can be deceptively complex, raising not only legal concerns...
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When the Investigation Gets Turned on the Investigator
Wednesday, Jun 15th 2016   09:30 am - 02:00 pm (EST) Jonathan Segal
If an employee alleges that he or she has been subject to unlawful harassment, discrimination or retaliation, an employer ordinarily has an obligation to commence an immediate investigation. In some cases, the investigation may help the employer avoid liability altogether. At a minimum, it may minimize exposure to damages. However, often the focus in...