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Employment Documentation: Avoid Costly Mistakes With Defensible Drafting Strategies

SKU:WC-1012608
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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What's one of HR's secret weapons for defending discrimination or retaliation charges? The answer is well-written, objective HR documentation that accurately and succinctly chronicles the employee's performance, conduct, or attendance issues. Just ask any labor and employment attorney, and they'll tell you that one of the keys to being able to defend litigation rests in sound HR documentation practices.

Discrimination charges are on the rise, according to recent EEOC stats. The DOL is cracking down on wage and hour violations, and auditors with ICE are singling out businesses and poring over I-9s and other employment records, looking for mistakes in documentation.

Consider this example: The town of Elkton, Maryland, will pay $235,000 to settle an age discrimination case in which the EEOC concluded that "a loyal and successful" employee was fired because of his age.

This case clearly illustrates that arbitrary decisions to terminate or take adverse employment actions against protected class members will be closely scrutinized - and if you don't have evidence to back up your decision, you could face similar penalties. Learn the latest documentation strategies and techniques so you can stay informed and in compliance.

Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:

  • The key components that all good progressive-discipline documents, including warnings, disciplinary notices, or termination letters, share
  • The practices you should put in place so your employment documentation is consistent and fair
  • How to accurately convey employment objectives, expectations, and policy violations, as well as the consequences of not improving on performance issues
  • Language to use so employees are being held accountable for improving their own performance or conduct
  • How to document attendance issues following the expiration of workers' protected leave under federal leave laws
  • How to handle a situation where there may be a medical or psychological reason behind a worker's performance or conduct-related issues so you don't violate the ADA
  • Examples of how poor documentation practices could come back to bite your organization
  • And much more!

In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to draft legally defensible employment documents to help protect you against lawsuits. Register now for this timely event risk-free.

About your presenter:

Ann Bowden-Hollis is an attorney in the Gulf Coast office of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC where she provides her clients with employment compliance counseling and training, business and contractual analysis, and problem-solving guidance. A former outside mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ms. Bowden-Hollis has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law- Management. She has conducted management trainings on discipline, evaluation, and documentation, strategies for avoiding FMLA claims, sexual harassment, dealing with difficult employees, and employer dos and don'ts, in addition to writing numerous articles on topics including overtime exemptions, the Affordable Care Act, and employment v. independent contractor status.

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About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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Keywords For This Course:

HR documentation, discipline, documenting, attendance problems, workplace conduct, employment objectives

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