Employment Law Compliance in the #MeToo Era
8:30am - 12:00pm
2905 Southampton Road, Philadelphia, PA . 19154 (map)
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Far from academic lectures, this fast-paced workshop led by Cohen Seglias Labor & Employment Partner Jon Landesman, Esq. will focus on real-life employment law issues, including hiring, firing, employee discipline, and “#MeToo” claims.
Rather than droning on about centuries-old case law and dull regulations, Jon will bring employment issues to life and provide understandable, nuts-and-bolts guidance to help participants understand their role in creating a healthy and productive work environment. Jon will also cover what it takes to avoid destructive conflict and foster healthy relationships to reduce or eliminate incidents, and thereby mitigate risk.
In this workshop we will cover following topics:
Introduction: Employment Litigation 101
To protect your company, you must understand the different types of claims that employees can bring. It also important to keep abreast of recent employment litigation trends so you know what landmines to avoid.
Hiring Dos and Don’ts
The interview and hiring process can expose your company to significant liability. In this session, you will be provided with a checklist of key information you need to know, including interview do’s, questions to avoid, things to considerations when involving backgrounds checks, and best practices for keeping relevant notes and documentation.
#MeToo in the Workplace
The #MeToo movement has not only had a dramatic impact on society but also on hostile work environment cases under federal and state law. All employers must know how to respond to harassment allegations and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for employees. In this session you will gain an appreciation for diversity in the workplace, what to look out for that may lead to a #MeToo complaint, how to encourage and enforce appropriate workplace culture, how to establish a confidential complaint, and effective resolution procedures.
Counseling & Disciplining Employees
What are the best practices when counseling an employee? What are the goals of the interaction? What type of records should you keep? When are you required to take disciplinary action against an employee?