Help Your Managers Make Proper Employment Decisions and Avoid Lawsuits

Employment Law Virtual Boot Camp
A Crash Course for HR Professionals

Presented By: America's leading Labor & Employment Law expert  Susan Fahey Desmond


All too often, people are put into management positions because they are 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.

Join America’s leading labor and employment law expert, Susan Fahey Desmond, in this 3-hour long Employment Law Virtual Boot Camp to help your managers make proper employment decisions and avoid lawsuits. Get practical information and insights on employment law and let your managers know when to involve human resources in their hiring, firing and disciplining decisions. The information shared in this course will drive home the importance of following employment and labor laws to your managers and help your company avoid costly lawsuits.

Session Details
Session I:
The Role of the Supervisor/ Manager
Session Highlights:
  • How the law views the supervisor/manager
  • The supervisor/manager as a spokesperson for the company
  • Supervisor’s individual liability issues
Session II:
Basic Discrimination Laws—What Are They, What Do They Mean?
Session Highlights:
  • 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
Session III:
Putting It All Together & Post Termination Issues
Session Highlights:
  • Hiring best practices
  • Disciplining employees
  • Terminating employees
  • Documentation issues including performance appraisals
  • Responding to reference checking
Who will Benefit?
  • Payroll professionals
  • Human resources professionals
  • Accounting professionals
  • Finance professionals
  • Business owners
  • Legal professionals
  • Anyone responsible for the compliance issues of a payroll department
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawyers... More Info

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