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Employment Law Update: Key Risks and Recent Trends

Overview

8.0 Credits
IN-PERSON

Businesses and non-profits today face an explosion of EEOC actions and employment litigation that can threaten the organization's financial stability as well as its reputation. This course will update you on, and provide tips about mitigating exposure for, the key employment risks that every employer faces: cyber issues such as social media, device and internet use, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblowers, all types of discrimination and harassment, workplace safety, wage and hour laws, immigration issues, laws such as the FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, COBRA, FLSA, and more. Know how to react to developing employment issues, understand recent trends in employment claims, and arm yourself with the knowledge and assessment tools that can make a difference for your employer or your clients.

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Objectives

 Measure risk in the primary areas of employment exposures  Determine if your organization is current and compliant in cyber-related issues affecting websites, devices, social media, and more  Develop and enhance policies and procedures in response to identified employment risks  Understand trends in retaliation, discrimination, disability, wrongful termination, and other high-risk areas of employment law  Identify and implement measures to deter and reduce developing employment-related legal exposures

Major Topics

 Employment issues related to social media, e-device and BYOD, internet use, and website contents  Wrongful termination, at-will employment, constructive discharge and retaliation  Age, race/national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, genetic, religious, disability, and other forms of discrimination  Dealing with whistleblowers in all types of organizations  Wage and hour issues and immigration/undocumented workers  Using mediation and arbitration to resolve employment disputes  Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA, and more  When and why some employers are hit with multimillion dollar verdicts in favor of former employees  Noncompete, nondisclosure, and nonsolicitation agreements, and what works  Key trends in recent employment cases and legislation

Prerequisite

Experience in, and knowledge of, employment law issues encountered by businesses and non-profits

Advanced Preparation

None

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Monday, August 14, 2017

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Delivery Method - Group Live