2019 Live Online Workshop Series:

THE 7 DEADLY HR SINS

SIN #1: Letting the Dog Eat Your Homework

April 25, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am 

Do Your Homework: Create an On-boarding System
This online workshop will provide participants with an outline of how to create a successful on-boarding process. To avoid compliance mistakes and a smooth experience for the company and its new hires, you need to do your homework and prepare!

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • required and suggested new hire paperwork,
  • how to fill out an I-9 form correctly,
  • offer letters,
  • reference and background checks,
  • drug testing,
  • equipment and property management, and
  • non-competition, non-solicitation & non-disclosure agreements.

Participants will be provided with sample template forms, such as a job application and offer letter.

SIN #2: Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

May 16, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

Don’t Overpromise: Create Clear and Simple Policies
This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of common benefits that small businesses provide to employees that are not required. To avoid creating unnecessary administrative and monetary burdens that can  come back to bite you, you need to understand what benefits are actually required versus what may just be a common HR “best practice”.

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • common leave policies provided that are not often required,
  • common leave policies that are required, but often forgotten in NC,
  • PTO, vacation and sick leave payments provided to employees that are not required in NC, and
  • leave payments provided to employee that are not required in NC.

The workshop will discuss a variety of policies and procedures, such as FMLA, jury duty, inclement weather, PTO/vacation/sick leave and severance.  REGISTER HERE

SIN #3: CROSSING THE “I”S AND DOTTING THE “T”S

June 20, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

It’s All In the Details: PTO, Vacation & Sick Policies Leave Must Be Specific 

This online workshop will provide participants with an outline of how to create a detailed PTO policy or vacation & sick leave policy.  To avoid compliance mistakes and having to pay out MORE than you intended, you need to do create a clear and detailed policy and implementation process.

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • PTO policies versus vacation & sick leave policies,
  • common drafting errors made by employers,
  • common implementation errors made by employers,
  • providing advances of unearned time, and
  • where PTO/vacation/sick overlap with required leave periods.

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SIN #4: LEAPING BEFORE LOOKING

July 18, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

Don’t Be Hasty: Follow Your Termination Procedure

This online workshop will provide participants with an outline of how to create a successful termination process to reduce compliance errors and reduce surprise employment claims!

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • documenting discipline and termination issues
  • relying on certain policies that may lead to employment claims,
  • exit interviews,
  • COBRA and continuation coverage requirements,
  • final wage payments,
  • identifying potential employment claims before terminating!

Participants will be provided with sample template forms, such as a discipline report and termination checklist. REGISTER HERE

SIN #5: HOLDING YOUR TONGUE

August 15, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

Communicate: Discuss Accommodation Options

This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of how to recognize situations that trigger required accommodations; avoiding difficult or uncomfortable discussions can lead to liability! To avoid compliance errors and disability discrimination claims, you and your managers need to understand how to discuss, research and document accommodation requests.

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • ADA disability accommodations,
  • Title VII religious accommodations,
  • key language to include in policies and job descriptions, and
  • the required “interactive process”.

REGISTER HERE

SIN #6: FAILING TO MEASURE TWICE

September 19, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

Do the Math: Track & Calculate Overtime Accurately

This online workshop will provide participants with strategies to avoid overtime errors; failing to “measure twice and cut once” regarding overtime can lead to personal liability and double-damages! To avoid making wage and hour mistakes, this workshop will review exempt versus non-exempt classifications, various overtime payment options, and common overtime errors made by small employers.

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • how to make exempt versus non-exempt classifications,
  • paying non-exempt employees a salary,
  • calculating overtime, and
  • understanding what constitutes “paid” work time.

REGISTER HERE

SIN #7: WISHFUL THINKING

October 24, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

Don’t Just Assume: Train Managers on Basic HR Responsibilities

This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of the various HR topics about which all managers need to be aware. Managers are the eyes, ears and mouth of the company; they need to know enough to determine when there is a potential HR issue and when to get senior management, outsourced HR or legal involved before the matter escalates!

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • common errors made by managers that can lead to liability,
  • trigger” subjects and employee statements that require further management action,
  • documenting communications with employees, and
  • implementing key policies, such as approving time off, harassment and reasonable accommodations.

REGISTER HERE