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How to Document Employment Decisions Properly So They Will Stand Up in Court (HRM562Y)

Presented By : Susan Fahey Desmond
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Pre Recorded Webinar
90 minutes
  •  Wed, May 25, 2016
Event Description
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First Line of Defense: The Importance of Good Documentation

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood but important topic among all employment practices is employee documentation. From Title VII of Civil Rights to Fair Labor Standards Act need employers to preserve records for a certain time period. Many don’t understand the importance of documentation, and events which are not documented, could be considered never occurred. Even employers understanding the need and importance of documentation don’t always make sufficient efforts, and may end up in court, without any evidence of supporting themselves.

A labor and employment law attorney will concentrate more on reviewing documentation supporting the client’s version of what has happened. An HR professional would want to look into it, so that he/she can process the termination approval registered by the supervisor. But if you’re a supervisor, you main focus is on getting the production done, and you may tend to forget to document a certain bad quality of a subordinate. Now, you won’t be able to keep track of all that during performance appraisals.

What is documentation used for anyway? As a supervisor, you are often documenting performance issues or misconduct of someone you once worked with! Is the documentation process easy? Absolutely Not. Is it Critical? Very much. Then, how do you get it right? Join expert speaker Susan Fahey Desmond in this webinar to understand the value and importance of documentation. Documentation is a concrete evidence of the facts, data and action when it comes to investigating, litigation or any other legal work. Documentation protects employers regarding job performance and related issues, and conversely protects employees against fall employer/supervisor claims.

Session Highlights:

  • Important parts of documentation: policies and procedures
  • Legal requirement of policies and procedures before the happening of misconduct
  • Policies and procedures that are recommended before the happening of a misconduct
  • Difference between performance/misconduct and why not understanding the difference can harm you in documentation
  • Filling performance appraisals properly
  • Actual Court Case: Real life examples on what went right and what went wrong during documentation?
  • Essential contents of document retention program

Who Should Attend

Company owners; chief financial officers; human resource professionals; supervisors

About Our Speaker(s)

Susan Fahey Desmond, Employment Laws ExpertSusan Fahey Desmond
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 ... More info

 
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