Employment Law Update in New Jersey

April 25, 2012
Lorman Education Services
Ramada Inn & Conference Center130 State Route 10
East Hanover, NJ 07936

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Prevent the financially crippling employee claims and lawsuits that plague employers in hard financial times. This seminar will provide money-saving employment tips and show you how to create compliant practices and bulletproof policies. It is designed for human resource managers, operations managers, presidents, vice presidents, supervisors, managers, controllers, accountants and attorneys.

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Employment Discrimination and Retaliation

  • Federal Discrimination Laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • New York State Discrimination Laws
  • Retaliation and Whistle-Blower Protections
  • Theories of Liability
  • Burdens of Proof and Defenses to Claims

9:15 am – 10:20 am

The Hiring Process and At-Will Employment

  • At-Will Employment Doctrine – Current State of the Law
  • Contract Obligations from Unexpected Sources
  • Employment Applications
  • Job Interview – Do's and Don'ts
  • Background Investigations
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Giving and Getting References
  • Criminal Records Check and Pre-Employment Testing

10:20 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Drafting Employment Agreements

  • Employee, Independent Contractor, Relocation, Consent and Arbitration Agreements

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Trade Secret Protections and Non-Compete Agreements

  • Defining Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
  • Creating Restrictions to Protect Confidential Information
  • Nonsolicitation and Noncompetition Restrictions
  • Steps for Enforcing These Restrictions

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Wage and Hour Compliance

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Exempt vs. Nonexempt – How To Classify Employees
  • Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  • Recordkeeping Requirements

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Personnel Policies

  • The Personnel File and Employee Handbooks
  • Email and Internet Usage
  • Drug Testing, Discipline Policies and Harassment Policies
  • Cell Phone Usage Policies and Union Organizing Issues

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Break

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

Winning Strategies for Controlling Workplace Absences

  • Problem of Managing Absences and Statutory Interplay
  • Absence Management Strategies and Preventing Abuse
  • Steps to Take Today

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Termination Process

  • Making Termination Decisions and Reductions in Force
  • Releases and the Older Workers' Benefits Protection Act
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act
  • Post-Termination Issues

Speakers


Mark E. Tabakman

Credits

• CPP/FPC
• HR Certification Institute 6.5
• HRPD 1.0
• CPE 8.0 including Personnel/HR 8
• NJ CLE 8.0
• NY CLE 8.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 8
• PA CLE 6.5

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