Is your business up to date on all of the recent changes in California employment law? Come learn what these changes mean for your business, during our 2014 Employment Law Update presentation. Brian Koegle, from Poole & Shaffery, LLP will provide insight and practical suggestions which will assist you in bringing your company into compliance. Among the topics to be covered are:
• A review of the 2014 legislation, case law and administrative decisions affecting employers;
• An update on wage and hour laws, meal and rest period requirements, overtime compensation and calculations, reasonable accommodation laws and employee privacy, among other issues; and,
• An overview of upcoming and anticipated legislative changes and court cases for 2014.
Departing employees continue to walk away with sensitive employer information when they resign or are fired. Often times the employee uses a planned approach to take the information and uses it in a competing venture or new job. What can employers do to prevent this type of theft? This presentation will address the suggested policies and procedures employers should use from day one of the employment relationship through the departure. These range from confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements to non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. The presentation will also address practical solutions employers can use to protect proprietary information.
Though no policy or agreement is foolproof there are definite steps that should be considered to thwart the former employee and avoid having to go to the courthouse.
Whistleblower claims brought under federal safety, health and environmental statutes can be costly and disruptive to your business, and claims may involve actions that an employer did not realize could be considered discriminatory. Find out how best to coordinate between safety and HR activities, to avoid prosecution under these statutes, and how to defend against claims when a complaint is filed.
This presentation will cover how to structure your incentive and disciplinary programs to avoid scrutiny by the government, how to document adverse actions properly, and how to address situations involving "bulletproof" employees in a legally sound manner.
The remedies available to whistleblowers and unique aspects of some laws - such as "temporary reinstatement" provisions that may require actual or economic reinstatement while a case is pending - will also be discussed.
Recent studies show that an average of 20% of your workforce, across public and private sector, are subject to regulations provided by labor union contracts. What does this mean for organizations, payroll and time and attendance? This session will explore the presence of union contracts within the non-exempt workforce and the importance of enforcing contract regulations. Labor Union regulations span a number of aspects of Workforce Management, from paid work time to workforce scheduling and absence management. As the presence of labor unions stands steady, there are significant impacts to organizations and how to manage a workforce. With automated tools in Workforce Management, organizations can automate both the calculation of pay and time and attendance tracking to reduce the risks associated with non-compliance.
This webinar will focus on methodologies for HR professionals to prevent post-termination liability for employers in the form of litigation costs, settlements, verdicts, attorney’s fees and more importantly, the loss of valuable time and productivity. HR professionals have many tools at their disposal to forestall post-termination conflict, including candid and thorough performance evaluations, thoughtful termination processes that identify problematic employees while also maintaining a sense of fairness and compassion, and when conflict is unavoidable, measures and tactics available to HR to reduce exposures and/or increase the probability of success in alternative dispute resolution or litigation. These methods and best practices are one of the employers’ last defenses against costly, time-consuming and destructive employment litigation.
What are the key components of the law as it relates to wages, salaries, and other compensation? "Wage and Hour Laws - California Dreamin'" will cover these moving parts, if you will, in concise yet comprehensive manner. This course will address some of the knotty issues associated with wage and hour claims and their their governing laws, from a California and national perspective. As a State known for its cutting edge outlook and deep economic problems this course will give the participant ample knowledge to confront this ever burgeoning area of the law. Such topics specifically covered include: Can payroll personnel be liable for penalties and fines for miscalculating overtime? What are the three most essential documents you must have when an employee makes a wage and hour claim? Can you prohibit employees from discussing their wages with others?
Most states presume that employment relationships are at-will, allowing either the employer or employee to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason (other an illegal one) or no reason. Why then are there seemingly so many wrongful discharge lawsuits? Employers and employees alike seem to harbor many misperceptions about this basic building block of employment law, causing needless suffering on both sides.
Can an employer really terminate an employee without incurring any legal liability? How does an employer preserve at-will status? This presentation will aim to address these and other questions and myths regarding employment at will.
Five New Ways to Move Beyond Status Quo Technology Implementation
HRIS and other talent technology intiatives such as ERP and cloud migrations can fail in implementation due to mis-alignment with business objectives and/or user adoption rates. In many cases, internal business users will avoid or fail to give their buy-in to the launch of a solutions launch. It is time to move beyond the "status quo" of typical HR technology applications to an experience that supports workforce effectiveness and personal productivity.
This session, based on the studies of hundreds of successful technology implementations, will help HR leaders and their executive team counterparts use new "next practices" alignment and engagement techiques to accelerate successful outcomes to their technology launch(es).
The session will give participants both strategic perspectives and practical tips, as well as provide a case study with the Boys & Girls Clubs, around the selection, creation and implementation of new applications that enhance the overall work experience rather than simply compliance or maintenance uses.
> How to link to technology projects to overall business objectives- not HR but PA (People Apps that work).
> Building a user experience that truly engages them.
> Integrating other major initiatives such as intraprenuership and employer branding to your technology launch.
Every organization needs to think about and be prepared to manage the risks associated with operating in the Digital Era. It doesn’t matter whether social media is part of the organization’s strategic agenda, or if the organization itself has any deliberate digital presence. It also doesn’t matter how large the organization is, whether it’s for-profit, BtoB or BtoC, or which industry or sector it operates in. Most organizations, however – even those that are highly engaged with social media and other digital technologies – are not addressing Digital Era risks as comprehensively or deeply as they could or should. This webcast will help organizational leaders close gaps in their risk management strategies by offering checklist guidance focused on both outcomes and processes.
Africa is the new kid on the “RPO” block when it comes to new locations from which service delivery can be located. Unlike India, China and the Philippines, a few African countries already have better infrastructure, language capability, and lower labor costs.
Nineteen of the top 25 poorest countries in the world are located in the African continent. It was only a matter of time before the influence of globalization gave promise to developing countries. Now Africa is poised to turn the Recruitment Process Outsourcing industry among others, upside down from the bottom up. The benefits to the industry and customers of RPO will enormous.