2016 Federal Employment Law Outlook: HR's Essential Policy and Practice Update

About This Course:
Are your organization's policies and practices ready for a changing federal employment law landscape?

2016 will be a big year for HR policy and practice revision, with issues like overtime exemptions, pregnancy accommodations, background checks, quickie union elections and more demanding your attention.

Learning Objectives:
  • The DOL has proposed new overtime regulations that will tighten up the duties test for white-collar exemptions.
  • The EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan is focusing on pay disparities, criminal background checks, ADA Amendments Act violations, and protections for LGBT employees.
  • The EEOC has proposed new regulations for wellness programs addressing the ADA and GINA regulations
  • The OFCCP is gearing up to aggressively analyze compensation practices and eliminate pay disparity for women and minorities, to require the hiring of disabled persons, and to require contractors to publicly report labor and employment law violations.
  • The NLRB has reduced the time frame for union elections to as few as 10 days. And it’s continuing its assault on employer social media policies, confidentiality rules for workplace investigations, and non-solicitation/no distribution rules in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.
Join us for an in-depth explanation of the latest employment law challenges for 2016 and gain practical solutions.

  • What the latest wage & hour enforcement trends really mean, including the impact of the DOL’s proposed overtime exemption regulations on federal wage and hour obligations
  • How to avoid being the target of a DOL misclassification lawsuit
  • When to be concerned about “joint employer” liability for back wages under the FLSA, unfair labor practices under the NLRA, and Title VII violations
  • The practical impact of the new EEOC enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and recent cases of discriminatory background checks, LGBT discrimination, and ADA violations
  • How to be adjust to OFCCP’s new initiatives regarding hiring and promotion of individuals with disabilities, women and minorities
  • How to ensure your practices or policies don’t violate the NLRA
  • The impact of the NLRB’s quickie election rules
  • How your employees can use your email system to engage in union organizing
  • And much more!

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