New! Human Resource Legal Update 2013 Series
Learn about important updates for 2013 based on new legislation and case law. Learn from experienced employment law (human resources) attorneys and ask questions directly to an expert in the field who represents clients just like you. REGISTER or call 608-262-3909
Computers, the Internet, & Social Media in the Work Place
In this day and age of the internet and expanding electronic tools that can be used in or out of the workplace, understanding the legal implications can help you to avoid costly mistakes. This session will help you to answer questions like:
- How can you appropriately manage your business risks and the rights of employees in a virtual world?
- What are the legal implications for the business when employees need to use the internet and social media in their work?
- What is required for you in regards to protecting customer data and other sensitive information?
- What is ok for an employer to monitor and what is inappropriate or illegal?
The session will include information on these key issues:
- Time and Place Considerations
- Employees’ Right of Privacy
- Retention Requirements and Issues
- Employer Control and Regulation of Work-related Medium
- Employer Control and Regulation of Social Media
- Policy Development
Instructor: Steve Zach, JD, Boardman & Clark, LLP
Dealing With Personalities, Relationships and Disabilities
Difficult personalities and disruptive behaviors can destroy a work environment. Yet, these difficult behaviors may trigger protections under the American Disabilities Act if caused by a legitimate psychiatric disability. Threats of workplace violence require prompt action; yet action without enough foundation has generated five million dollar verdicts against employers. This program addresses the legal standards and practical concepts involved and pointers for dealing with these issues. Learn how to assess and manage greater than usual communication problems, discern disruptive behavior, threats of violence, and understand the laws or rules that need to guide your management actions.
People also meet and fall in love at work. Some companies foster office romance because both parties “understand” the company and each other’s work pressures. On the other hand, the concerns of unwelcome sexual attention and aftermaths of soured relationships, and “quid pro quo” abuse of management power, have led a number of employers to implement policies prohibiting or restricting workplace romance. This thought-provoking presentation focuses on balancing the interests, whether to have restrictions, and how to manage these policies.
Instructor: Bob Gregg, JD Boardman & Clark, LLP
Nuts and Bolts of Wage and Hour Law
Paying your employees and contractors should be simple, right? Not always so, because there are a myriad of legal requirements that trip up employers every day. This program will give you an understanding of compensation issues that land employers into hot water and will address suggested solutions. If you are a business owner or office manager, this program will clarify the basics of wage and hour law and give you a chance to ask questions of our expert employment law attorney.
Key topics include:
- Overtime Laws and Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
- What is Work Time that Must be Paid?
- Recordkeeping Requirements
- Independent Contractor Status
- Miscellaneous Wage and Hour Pitfalls
Instructor: Jennifer Mirus, JD Boardman & Clark, LLP
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The SBDC can also provide in-house programs for your company on significant HR topics. Supervisory training specifically tailored for your workplace is available on hiring, problem solving, FMLA, documentation, disciplinary process, harassment prevention and many other topics--designed for you.
For more information, contact Neil Lerner at 608-263-0221 or firstname.lastname@example.org