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Employment Law Update in Rhode Island

Laws affecting Rhode Island employers are ever-changing, and employers may unwittingly fall out of compliance with necessary requirements.

This topic helps Rhode Island employers identify state-specific legal requirements facing their businesses on a daily basis. The material discusses recent updates in Rhode Island employment laws and explains how those updates affect all aspects of the employment relationship--from hiring through separation. For example, the content addresses changes in social media and caregiver leave laws over the past several years, which necessitate changes to employee handbooks and personnel policies. The topic also discusses pending and anticipated legislation that may affect Rhode Island employers in the coming years. Laws affecting Rhode Island employers are ever-changing, and employers may unwittingly fall out of compliance with necessary requirements. This information helps Rhode Island employers identify state-specific legal requirements facing their businesses on a daily basis. The topic discusses recent updates in Rhode Island employment laws and explains how those updates affect all aspects of the employment relationship--from hiring through separation. For example, the material addresses changes in social media and caregiver leave laws over the past several years, which necessitate changes to employee handbooks and personnel policies. The material also discusses pending and anticipated legislation that may affect Rhode Island employers in the coming years.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Employment Application Pitfalls
  • Ban-The-Box Legislation
  • Drug Testing of Applicants

Defining the Employment Relationship

  • Employment at Will Doctrine
  • At-Will vs. Contractual Employment
  • Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Employee Handbook Essentials

  • Equal Opportunity Employment
  • Leave Policies
  • Drug-Free Workplace
  • Non-Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Social Media/Electronic Use

Separation From Employment

  • Payment on Separation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Separation Agreements
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This course was last revised on May 22, 2018.

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

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Faculty

Kristen M. Whittle

Kristen M. Whittle

Barton Gilman LLP

  • Partner in the Providence office of Barton Gilman LLP
  • Focuses her practice on employment law and litigation, as well as insurance coverage and bad faith litigation
  • Experienced public speaker, she has conducted numerous seminars on employment law, including topics related to family and medical leave, wage and hour issues, and the impact of changes marijuana laws on employment best practices
  • Lead author for the “Personnel Practices” article series published monthly by Rhode Island Small Business Journal, highlighting legal issues facing Rhode Island employers
  • Named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013-2018; Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Up & Coming Lawyers Honoree in 2019; and 40 Under Forty Honoree by Providence Business News in 2017
  • J.D. degree, Boston College Law School; B.A. degree, Boston College
  • Can be contacted at 401-273-7171 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 402152
Published 2018
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