Hot Topics in Employment Law
Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)
This training on HR compliance will focus on hot topics in employment law. Attendees will learn the best practices to ensure compliance with OFFCP requirements.
Why Should You Attend:
It is an understatement to say that employment law continues to be a challenge for human resources professionals, corporate officials and small business owners. Ignorance of the law is no longer acceptable as a defense.
This webinar will discuss the “hot topics in employment law” that are the most confusing and have the greatest liability for employers. Recent changes in the laws, combined with changes in the workforce, continue to present challenges for organizations. Society in general is becoming more litigious in the United States, and compliance demands that managers and executives – even outside of the human resources function – are aware of the risks these topics present.
The webinar will discuss the current “hot topics” and describe potential risks associated with each topic. During the webinar, the speaker will provide examples and methods for compliance. At the end of this session, the speaker will handle specific questions and address any challenges that attendees have had in understanding employee policies and handbooks.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Government Agency Focus
- Department of Labor
- I9 administration and retention
- Who is exempt and nonexempt from overtime and how do we determine the difference?
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- Administering disabilities under the amendments to ADA that broaden the scope of what is considered a disability
- Administering claims of mental illness as a disability
- OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance)
- Determining if your company needs an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)
- Updates of OFCCP focus on AAPs
- Workplace Issues
- Employee retention
- Succession planning
- Wellness programs
Who Will Benefit:
- Business Owners
- Managers & Supervisors
- Senior HR Professionals
- HR Analysts
- HR Mangers & Directors
- HR Personnel
- Employment Managers/Specialists
- HR Coordinators/Supervisors
- In-house Counsel
- Employee Relations Professionals
- Staff responsible for compliance
Gayla Sherry, is President of Gayla R. Sherry Associates, Inc., an Oklahoma-based consulting firm established in 1995; the firm’s mission is to improve employee morale, retention and productivity by providing human resources services. The firm has conducted many engagements with a wide range of clients, including financial services, health care, government, higher education, public, private and nonprofit organizations. Projects include HR Audits, developing policies, procedures, handbooks, job descriptions, Affirmative Action plans, management training, employee relations, mediating conflict and conducting internal investigations.
She is a well-respected human resources professional, accomplished speaker and facilitator, faculty member and published author. She brings a broad range of business experience in senior management positions in human resources, operations, marketing and customer service. Her business background includes senior management positions in commercial banking and the Federal Reserve System.
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