Upcoming Live Webinars

The I-9 and Immigration Compliance Workshop
 • The development of taskforces headed by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has led to a dramatic increase in enforcement activity.
• The latest enforcement trends, including how ICE auditors are conducting audits and what they're looking for.
• What can you do if you find you have missing or incomplete Forms I-9?
• How to revise your I-9 and E-Verify policies and procedures in light of new changes.
• What is the new “alternative procedure,” and how can you use it to improve your compliance efforts?  ...Read More
Legal Requirements of Job Descriptions
 • The 5 benefits of a good job description.
• The 4 federal laws that require accurate, up-to-date job descriptions, including the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
• Which words create liability, and which words help you.
• 4 simple steps to create accurate and defensible job descriptions that match industry standards and local variations.
• How to define “essential functions” for ADA and FMLA purposes.
• Exempt or not? The right language to lock in an employee’s exempt FLSA classification. Hint: You don’t need to state which exemption you’re claiming, but you do need to know as you list duties for the job.
• Descriptive but functional language. Why job descriptions should use language that’s function-based and avoids coded words like “aggressive” and “fearless,” which can be seen as racist or sexist.
• Should they include disclaimers? Yes, and we’ll provide a sample you can include.
• Why the annual review should always include a reassessment of the job description. This is your chance to fix errors, evaluate changes and rest easy knowing your employee can’t trap you with surprise overtime, misclassification or other wage-and-hour complaints.
• Why you need employee input, review and buy-in. Nothing protects like an employee’s acknowledgement that their job description is accurate and complete.
• Resources for better descriptions. There are resources that help you create new positions or check that current positions are properly described.  ...Read More
The Employee Lifecycle: Driving Engagement from Day One and Beyond
 • Understand the employee lifecycle and the impact managers have throughout.
• Hear about the importance of a structured onboarding process with the necessary training and resources (and mentors/buddies) to ensure success from day one.
• Learn about igniting shared team values to aid retention.
• Create a culture of continuous learning and development to aid retention.
• Learn how to identify high-potential employees and nurture their growth through learning, development, and stay interviews.
• Dissect the drivers of employee retention to retain and grow your people.
• Discover the impact of “stay interviews” to show employees that you care and they have value.
• Identify innovative approaches to new hire onboarding that can help decrease time to productivity and increase your retention.  ...Read More
Managing Aging Workers While Preventing Discrimination
 • Learn about the ADEA and its state counterparts, including some age-discrimination laws that protect all workers from age discrimination.
• Gain an understanding of the Older Workers’ Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA) and what it requires employers to do before conducting a reduction in force or reorganization.
• Draft and execute severance pay offers that include a release of liability for age discrimination.
• Understand your requirements to reasonably accommodate common age-related disabilities, including mobility impairments, acute medical problems like cancer and heart disease, and mental health and acuity issues like forms of dementia.
• Learn why you must allow and encourage older workers to enter training and mentorship programs even if you suspect a retirement announcement may be coming.
• Train managers and supervisors to recognize age-related harassment and discrimination, like using ageist language and stereotyping.
• Grow awareness of generational differences without resorting to stereotypes and making assumptions.  ...Read More
Documentation Essentials and Strategies
 • What to document, why, and how to tackle challenges along the way (for example, employees who refuse to sign).
• Why thoroughness and accuracy are critical, and why vague language should be replaced with clear and concise facts and examples.
• How to establish specific protocols for creating and maintaining records.
• What records to destroy, when and how.
• Examples of best practices when performing performance write-ups, employee complaints, investigations, offer letters and severance agreements.
• The most common mistakes to avoid when preserving records.  ...Read More