TO ERR IS HUMAN...AND RISKY! The Top Employer Mistakes That Create Liability in the Workplace

Sponsored by:
Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)

Date:
September 18, 2014

Schedule:
8:00 am to 11:30 am (Half-Day Seminar)

Cost:
$50 members/$60 guests/$40 members in transition, with RSVP by September 17
$60 members/$70 guests/$50 members in transition, for walk-ins

Location:
Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club
999 Crestview, Camarillo, CA 92010

Presenters: Jonathan Fraser Light, Karen L. Gabler and Ryan M. Haws, Employment Attorneys at LightGabler

TO REGISTER WITH PIHRA:

Register at www.pihra.org (go to "Meetings & Events" on the toolbar to find the September 18 Ventura County presentation)
Contact Jeanne Mays at jmays@crossroadsstaffing.com or at 805-497-8696
(LightGabler cannot take reservations)

ARE YOU PROTECTING YOUR WORKPLACE FROM EMPLOYEE CLAIMS?

They say to err is human, but to forgive is divine. Unfortunately, California law is not so forgiving to employers when they make mistakes!

In this informative half-day seminar, employment attorneys Jonathan Fraser Light, Karen L. Gabler and Ryan M. Haws of LightGabler will discuss the top mistakes employers make that can lead to employee complaints and costly liability, and will provide alternative options to protect the workplace.

Topics covered will include:

  • Leaves of absence (what to offer and what to say (or not to say!))
  • Disability processing (reasonable accommodation and interactive discussion)
  • Wage and hour issues (payroll, meal and rest periods, bonuses, commissions and paystubs)
  • Employment classifications (exempt and non-exempt employees, independent contractors, temporary employees and "volunteers")
  • Hiring (interviews, offer letters, introductory periods)
  • Counseling and discipline (proactive counseling, constructive criticism, warnings and documentation)
  • Evaluations (employee reviews and goal-setting)
  • Termination and layoffs (or, "Can't I just tell them it's not working out?")
  • Responding to administrative complaints (or, "when the DLSE/DOL/DFEH/EEOC/WCAB/EDD come knockingā€¦")
  • Maintaining and producing employment records (personnel and payroll files and subpoenas for documents)

This program is approved for HRCI credits.