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Upcoming Webinars
February 27, 2018

Sensitivity Training: Recognizing and Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
Discrimination and harassment causes organizations to lose good employees every year. Now more than ever, discrimination and harassment training is a must for individuals at all levels of employment within the workforce. During this webinar, presenters will walk you through how to identify and properly deal with harassment and discrimination, explored strategies for maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free environment, and discussed real-life scenarios that help teach you how to distinguish harassment and discrimination concerns in the workplace so that you can be prepared to respond effectively.

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March 13, 2018

Conducting Lawful & Effective Workplace Investigations with Emphasis on Discrimination and Harassment
From the small, family-run company to the large corporation, this webinar will focus on how to conduct effective workplace investigations. The training will feature real-life examples from the experiences of the employment law attorneys at Gordon & Rees. Attendees will take a step-by-step look through the process of conducting workplace investigations; learn best practice tips of what does and does not work during investigations; and how a proper and effective investigation prevents harassment and limits risk for a lawsuit.

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April 10, 2018

Hot Topics in Wage & Hour Law
This webinar aims to help attendees stay current with the latest rules and regulations regarding wage and hour laws. Topics will include: defining an employee; minimum wage calculations; what is on-the-clock work; computing hours worked; meal and rest period requirements; overtime regulations; exempt/non-exempt status; recordkeeping requirements; and agency enforcement of wage and hour laws. Presenters will also examine current trends in the enforcement of wage and hour laws and provide suggestions for updating current policies and procedures.

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May 8, 2018

Privacy and Data Security Issues in the Workplace
Workplace privacy has become a growing concern for employers as new technologies enter the workplace and case law in the area becomes more complex. This webinar will help in arming employers with training and knowledge on international and national security regulations.

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June 12, 2018

Identifying Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Issues
Many employers use temporary staffing agencies and/or independent contractors in addition to their regular direct employees. While these roles can sometimes serve a necessary and beneficial purpose including reduction of costs, there are a number of potential legal pitfalls when use of these workers is not properly implemented. This webinar will highlight various red flag issues that can lead to joint employer liability and liability for misclassification of independent contractors under federal and state laws.

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July 10, 2018

Medical Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs in the Workplace
This webinar will provide attendees with practical guidance on the hiring and placement of employees using medical marijuana, prescription drugs, alcohol and illegal drugs in the workplace. Presenters will discuss how laws impact employers’ policies regarding the use of drugs and alcohol, how to balance workplace safety with respect to the rights of employees, and give advice on changes that employers should make to workplace drug and alcohol policies.

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August 14, 2018

Hiring & Firing: How to Successfully Navigate The Beginning and End of Employment
This webinar will help attendees remove the confusion about the hiring and firing process. Presenters will explore how to comply with the changing anti-discrimination environment while still identifying and hiring the best candidates. They will also discuss how to recruit potential candidates, as well as how to properly extend a job offer.

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September 11, 2018

Employee Handbooks: Best Practices for Effective Policies
If properly drafted, an employment handbook is more than simply a collection of policies and procedures – it is a roadmap for an employer’s HR department. It is also often the initial introduction an employee has to the culture of their new employer and sets the tone for the rest of the employment relationship. A properly written employee handbook serves to define the expectations of the employer, but also informs the employee of the rights and benefits to which they are entitled, and the standards of behavior to which they are expected to follow. This webinar will provide best practices for employers to use when reviewing their handbooks and identify critical policies and procedures.

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October 9, 2018

How to Handle High Conflict Employees
This webinar will assist employers, managers, and supervisors with the often fraught area of handling under-performing employees. Employers often fail to effectively counsel and review their employees, resulting in unnecessary conflict and/or litigation. Sometimes, an employer may fail to properly document their counseling. Or, an employer may over-document an employee’s issues, leading to feelings of over-supervision. The webinar will provide practical guidance on giving and documenting verbal and written warnings/counseling; preparing, reviewing, and giving performance reviews; best practices for performance, counseling, and review policies; and how to handle the complaining/litigious employee.

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November 13, 2018

Telecommuting Traps: Hidden Risks and How to Handle Them
This webinar will cover the regulations governing employees with telecommuting agreements, as well as the potential risks and liabilities associated with them. Presenters will discuss best practices for creating or amending existing Work-From-Home policies, how to handle work-from-home requests, and liabilities for employers when injuries occur while working from home.

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December 11, 2018

Alternate Dispute Resolution Benefits & What to Expect Through the Process
In this webinar, presenters will cover current trends and case resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and other alternate dispute options. Speakers will also discuss ways to incorporate alternate dispute resolution clauses into employee handbooks and employee conflicts.

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