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Avoid These Top HR Mistakes

Avoid common HR mistakes and develop effective policies and procedures that efficiently communicate expectations.

This course offers practical advice and tools for the tool kit on establishing best practices from day one of the employment lifecycle and throughout the subsequent employer/employee relationship. The employment lifecycle begins with hiring, onboarding, and classifying employees as exempt vs. nonexempt, and when some are required to execute noncompete agreements. It continues through all aspects of the employer/employee relationship up to voluntary or involuntary separation. Actions and events that could ultimately lead to expensive litigation may rear their ugly head throughout the employment relationship. The best way to mitigate the risk of costly employment-related lawsuits and other unwanted developments is to take a proactive, forward-thinking stance and develop effective policies, procedures, and practices that efficiently communicate expectations. The next step would be to document when performance and behavior fall short of those expectations. Ineffective employment standards could lead to unnecessary employee relations headaches, costly human resources turnover, and workplace violence.

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Agenda

Employee Classification Errors

  • Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Nonexempt vs. Exempt Status Employees
  • Remedies Available to Successful Plaintiff Regarding Misclassification
  • Case Study: Misclassification Litigation

Noncompete Agreements

  • Overview of Contract Formation and Noncompete Agreements
  • How Courts Have Defined Overreaching Covenants in Noncompetes
  • Traps to Avoid When Preparing Noncompete Agreements
  • Case Study: Noncompete Litigation

To Document or Not to Document, That Is the Question

  • The Key Purposes Employee Documentation Serves
  • What, When and How to Document Effectively
  • Language to Avoid in Employee Documentation
  • Case Study: Effective Employee Documentation in Litigation

Effective Employee Handbook Policies and Practices

  • Purposes Employee Handbooks Serve
  • How Often Should Handbooks Be Updated - and Why?
  • Key Policies and Items to Include in an Employee Handbook
  • Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Employee Handbooks
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 5, 2022.

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  • ASA 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected] Please retain proof of attendance in the event your CE record is audited.
     
  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 62 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.2 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.0
     
  • This E-Learning program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

  • Those applying for AIA and HRCI must view 100% of the program and answer the questions following the program.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Kathleen M. Bonczyk, MBA, Esq.

Kathleen M. Bonczyk, MBA, Esq.

Workplace Violence Prevention Institute

  • Attorney with a practice concentrated on the fields of labor and employment and insurance
  • Founded The Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, an interdisciplinary think tank comprised of professionals from various fields including law enforcement, safety, risk management, business, law, human resources, medical, and other fields as well as victims of workplace violence
  • Published author who has delivered content for the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Section’s Newsletter, The Checkoff, BLR, Lorman Education, Claims Magazine, the National Underwriter, PLRB and the Department of Defense, The Threat Lab, Defense Personnel, and Security Research Center
  • Has been sought out by such media outlets as CNN and NPR
  • Has delivered hundreds of seminars over the years, including content authorized for continuing legal education credit by the Florida Bar and SHRM
  • Her first CEU article focusing on employee safety was written in 1995 and was published by Nursing Spectrum Magazine; she was the first non-clinician to ever be published in that leading periodical
  • Her first article on workers compensation fraud was published in Claims Magazine and Property Casualty 360 in 2007
  • Currently serves as a sub-committee chair, Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee (2020-2023)
  • Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a human resources executive and consultant
  • J.D. degree, Nova Southeastern University; M.B.A. degree, Florida Atlantic University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or through the WVPI’s website www.workplaceviolencepreventioninstitute.org
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Product ID: 409383
Published 2022
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