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    From Bullying to FMLA Abuse - Dealing with Difficult HR Issues AND Five Reasons Your Hiring Practices May be Illegal and Ineffective

    Date: October 22, 2020, 8:30am – 10:30am
    Organizer:
    Debbie Gray, SHRM-CP
    Location:
    Webinar
    Price:
    Free for Current Members, In good standing
    Event Type:
    Half-Day Meeting
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    MEETING INFORMATION:

    Topic 1

    From Bullying To FMLA Abuse: Dealing with difficult HR Issues

    Program Description: Would you know how to respond if one employee feels bullied by another’s religious beliefs and actions? Or what to do if you found pictures of an employee snow-skiing - who was out on leave for a medical condition? Or, how to respond when two of your employees start dating and break up?

    This webinar is designed to help you navigate common and growing issues arising in the workplace.

    Focused on providing practical tips to avoid problems and prevent their escalation, the topics will include policies and tips to address dating in the workplace; preventing and responding to workplace bullying and other potential sources of harassment or violence; handling religious accommodations to avoid liability and maintain productivity; and handling issues that frequently arise when employees take leave under the FMLA or ADA.

    Violating the many US laws involved in this topic can embroil employers in lawsuits that can be expensive, time-consuming and damaging to the employer’s reputation. Understanding these issues and being prepared to handle them both by policy and as a practical matter is vitally important to all businesses today.

    Would you know how to respond if one employee feels bullied by another’s religious beliefs and actions? Or what to do if you found pictures of an employee snow-skiing - who was out on leave for a medical condition? Or, how to respond when two of your employees start dating and break up?

    This webinar is designed to help you navigate common and growing issues arising in the workplace.

    Focused on providing practical tips to avoid problems and prevent their escalation, the topics will include policies and tips to address dating in the workplace; preventing and responding to workplace bullying and other potential sources of harassment or violence; handling religious accommodations to avoid liability and maintain productivity; and handling issues that frequently arise when employees take leave under the FMLA or ADA.

    Topic 2 

    Five Reasons Your Hiring Practices May be Illegal and Ineffective  

    Program Description:  Learning effective methods to find, hire and retain employees will help companies be more competitive, productive and profitable.

    This webinar covers five reasons hiring practices may be ineffective or illegal or both. We will talk about “warm body” hiring and how to avoid it. We will discuss the importance of understanding the job and how well the candidate matches the requirements. We will discuss how to interview better and how to assess the candidate. The importance of background checks and their proper use will be discussed to avoid illegal decisions. The importance of following proper immigration documentation procedures and how you can run afoul of these regulations, including keeping newly hired employees that should have been fired. We will discuss how to avoid unintentional discrimination by testing for “adverse impact”. Finally, we will discuss why you should not avoid the “onboarding” process.

    Why Should You Attend?:

    Employees are getting harder and harder to find at the same time the government is creating stricter and more onerous regulations. Engaging in hiring practices that are ineffective is expensive and wasteful. Engaging in hiring practices that are illegal is also expensive and damaging. Therefore it is important to understand what these five practices are that either ineffective or illegal or both.

    Relationships in the Workplace After #MeToo

    •         Hypotheticals and Legal Implications

    •         Policies

    •         Discussion Tips

    •         Love Contracts

    Workplace Bullying

    •         Legal Protections and When Bullying Becomes a Hostile Work Environment

    •         Avoidance Through Policies

    •         Avoidance Through Workplace Culture

    •         Responding to Bullying Allegations

    •         Dealing With "Jerk" Employees

    Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

    •         Hypotheticals and Legal Implications

    •         Policies

    •         Investigations and Culture Shifts

    •         Undue Burden Discussion Tips

    Employee Leave Abuse

    •         Use or Abuse?

    •         Knowing How to Handle Leaves Under the FMLA and ADA

    •         Social Media and Employee Leave Investigations

    •         What Happens When Leave Keeps Getting Extended?

    •         Documenting Your Case of Abuse

     


     

    SPEAKER: Michael D. Haberman

    Michael D. Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer and teacher. He is President of Omega HR Consulting, a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings 35+ years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as a Senior HR professional. He has over 18 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation.

    Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRConsulting.com , which has been recognized as a top human resources related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources.

    Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert and as an HR futurist. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations and business based civic clubs. He has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues.

    HR CREDIT:
    As a SHRM Preferred Provider, this meeting is preapproved for 2.0 recertification credits for our recertifying professionals of the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCP credential.

    This meeting has been sumitted for 2.0 recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. More information will be provided upon approval.

     

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

    *HRASM All-Inclusive Members will not incur a cost for this meeting, but must still register in order to reserve their seat if they wish to attend. Members must be current on their membership to receive the complimentary rate.