UPCOMING SEMINARS

Jun 25 - 29, 2018
Atlanta, GA.
Elga Lejarza

PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Workshop


What's Covered:Your Exam Prep Workshop includes six modules that align with, and are designed to help you pass, the exam. The modules are:

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resources Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management  

You Receive

 A huge benefit with this course is the flash drive containing the 2000+ slide Powerpoint presentation and practice exams in Microsoft Word, which you can review and use as much as you need to prepare for your exam. In all, you receive:

  • PHR/SPHR Study Materials
  • The #1 selling PHR/SPHR Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • PHR/SPHR Exam Flashcards Study System
  • Over 600 Practice Exam questions, both in book and Word formats- with answers and rationals!
  • 10 disc CD Audio Set

We also give you instructions for applying and registering for the PHR/SPHR exam!

 Bonus Re-Sit Policy: Any participant who does not pass their certification exam after taking this workshop is welcome to attend a future class free of charge within 12 months of the original program date

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Jun 28 - 29, 2018
San Jose, CA
Margie Faulk

California Workplace Regulations for 2018! Employers Must be Prepared or Pay Fines, Penalties or Criminal Sanctions! Are You Prepared?


  • What companies are impacted by the current and new regulations and how should they mitigate all the regulations?
  • What happens if your company is on the list of industries that are targeted for audits?
  • What are the mitigating factors of being identified as a company that needs to have external audits by regulatory agencies?
  • How do you get on this list?
  • What regulatory agency is primed to audit your company?
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has increased their audit efforts of I-9 documents and a foot in to assess immigration violations
  • The Transgender protection regulations are prominent in California and other counties (like San Francisco)
  • See how OSHA recommends “Best Practices” in terms of single and multi-user restroom guidelines and what factors are critical when establishing appropriate restroom signage
  • How critical is the new addition of transgender training topics for the new mandatory sexual harassment training?
  • If you have employees in California and other states with different regulations, contact us and we will help you!

Regulations: 2015-2018

  • Effective January 1, 2015, amendment AB 2053 requires all California employers subject to the mandatory training requirement under AB 1825 to include a component on preventing "abusive conduct."
  • Effective April 1, 2016, FEHA regulations were revised to clarify and expand the protections, employer actions and training requirements.
  • Effective January 1, 2018, SB 396 expanded required training for supervisors to prevent sexual harassment to include gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Additional California Regulations 2017-2018:

  • New Parental Leave Act
  • Restriction on Obtaining Salary History
  • Ban the Box Expanded Statewide
  • Harassment Prevention Training Regarding Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation
  • Human Trafficking Poster
  • Immigrant Worker Protection
  • Santa Monica Sick Leave
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Notice
  • California State Minimum Wage Increasing
  • Data Collection: Sexual Orientation
  • Anti-Discrimination Protection for Veterans
  • Whistleblower Protection regulations
  • Medical and recreational Marijuana in the workplace
  • Fire arms protection
  • Worksite Immigration Enforcement Protections
  • Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation
  • New hire notification
  • Terminated employees document notification process
  • OSHA Transgender Restroom Guidelines
  • Transgender Rights in the workplace
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Equal pay for Women

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Jul 12 - 13, 2018
Charlotte, NC.
Elga Lejarza

FMLA and ADA Compliance Certificate Program


No need to go to Law School and get a Doctor of Juridical Science degree on Employment Law in order to survive the tsunami of litigations and astonishing well-publicized lawsuits and settlements we read about every week. All you need is to sharpen your skills and enrich your career by attending this 2 Day Certificate Program on FMLA & ADA. This is a thorough Certificate Program which will provide you with the tools and resources you need to maintain compliance with these two important laws and regulations and to serve as an internal consultant to minimize organizational risk. Always remember, it is better to deal with the issues “in-house”, rather than in the “Court-house”. 

The key to untangling ADA and FMLA is to understand the obligations under each statute. Therefore, it is crucial for employers to have at least a basic knowledge of the laws to apply them correctly and avoid litigation.

This comprehensive program includes information packed sessions that provide complete coverage of all aspects of the federally-required FMLA and ADA compliance and best practices. You will learn the practical strategies and procedural recommendations that will enable you to tackle the challenging FMLA and ADA issues you confront everyday!

Areas Covered

 

  • ADA History 
  • 7% Utilization Rate and the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form
  • Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA)
  • Definition of Disability under ADA
  • “Being Regarded” prong under ADA
  • Major life activities
  • Definition of “Substantial Limitation” under ADA
  • Compliance obligations under ADA
  • Protected Classes under ADA
  • The Interactive Process
  • Reasonable Accommodation Process
  • Examples of Reasonable Accommodations
  • Most common disabilities under ADA
  • Protection for alcoholism vs. drug use under ADA
  • The ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Definition of Mitigating Measures under ADA
  • Direct Threat Defense
  • Hardship Defense
  • Definition of “Qualified Individual” under ADA
  • Posting Notices
  • Confidentiality and ADA
  • FMLA History
  • Covered Employers/Eligible Employees
  • “Loco Parentis” under the FMLA
  • Coverage of adult children under the FMLA
  • FMLA Qualifying Events
  • Notice Requirements
  • Certification of Serious Health Condition under the FMLA
  • Authentication and clarification of Certification
  • Employee Protections under the FMLA
  • Substitution of Paid Leave
  • Limitations to FMLA Protections
  • Employer Notification Requirements under the FMLA
  • Methods to establish the 13-month period under the FMLA
  • Calculation of Leave under the FMLA
  • Leave under the FMLA for spouses working for the same employer
  • Military Caregiver Leave
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave

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Jul 12 - 12, 2018
Online
Margie Faulk

From Hiring to Firing: Avoid All the Workplace Regulatory Landmines Employers Face to Run Their Organization!


How many times have you been told that you can’t fire an employee even when you work in an “At-Will” State? As a compliance officer, I have told many Employers (much to their disappointment and even anger). However, most times the decision not to terminate is due to the employment laws and regulations protecting from discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile workplace and all the litany of violations of the many laws Employers have to jump through hoops to avoid.

Until Employers realize that the risk for these violations are higher because of lack of awareness instead of malicious intent, the sooner Employers can take the necessary steps to hire the best people, retain the stars and fire the employees who drag the company down.

This seminar will provide Employers, their Leadership, HR Professionals, Supervisors and any professional whose role is to manager the costliest budget item in the Organization, Human Capital!

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Aug 20 - 21, 2018
Columbus, OH.
Elga Lejarza

Employment Laws Certificate Program for HR Professionals, Managers, and Supervisors


This training contains everything our Managers and Supervisors need to know to succeed and to protect our organizations by complying with Employment Laws by doing the right thing from a moral, ethical and legal way. Always remember that it is better to deal with issues “in house” rather than in the “courthouse”.

Seminar Fee Includes:

  • AM-PM Tea/Coffee
  • Seminar Material
  • USB with seminar presentation
  • Hard copy of presentation
  • Attendance Certificate
  • $100 Gift Cert for next seminar  

* Free consulting service on questions related to Certificate Program for 12 months starting the day of the seminar. Participant will be provided with an email address and a response will be received within 48 hours. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about significant changes in Labor and Employment Laws since the 1990s.
  • Understand the foundation of all Employment Laws.
  • Learn about prohibitions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Learn about Religious reasonable accommodations.
  • Learn how to avoid EEOC claims and litigation.
  • Learn how to maintain a harassment free workplace.
  • Understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications.
  • Learn about the different FLSA Exemptions.
  • Learn about FLSA records retention.
  • Familiarize with Youth Employment Standards.
  • Learn about Break Time for Nursing Mothers.
  • Learn how to avoid wage and hour headaches.
  • Learn how to comply with the Family Medical Leave Act: Eligibility and timing requirement.
  • Master the headache of FMLA tracking.
  • Learn to identify what is a serious health condition and what is not.
  • Learn how to handle special situations such as spouses working for the same company.
  • Learn that "480" hours are not set in stone.
  • Learn about job restoration rights under FMLA.
  • Learn how to avoid being personally liable for unlawful work practice.
  • Learn about The Americans with Disability Act compliance and reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn to distinguish what is a Disability under ADA and what is not.
  • Learn about different types of reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn where to find resources and assistance with reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn about "Major Life Activities".
  • Learn about the confusing "Mitigating Measures" concept.
  • Understand the "Undue Hardship" defense.
  • Understand the "Direct Threat" defense.
  • Learn the legally safe way to confront an employee you suspect is abusing drugs, alcohol or other substances.
  • Learn about the importance of "Job Descriptions" with ADA.
  • Learn how to avoid age discrimination charges or claims when managing older workers.
  • Familiarize with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA).
  • Learn about "Mandatory Retirement" for certain positions.
  • Understand what exactly wage discrimination means.
  • Learn about the Lilly Ledbetter Law.
  • Learn about OSHA Law and regulations.
  • Learn about Pregnancy Discrimination, Hiring, Reasonable Accommodation and working conditions.
  • Learn about concerted activities.
  • Learn about Social Media Employment Policies and the NLRA's opinion.
  • Meet "GINA" and learn when we are violating "GINA" and when we are not.
  • Learn about the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Familiarize with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Learn to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Learn about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Areas Covered

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

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Oct 03 - 04, 2018
Jacksonville, FL.
Elga Lejarza

Employment Laws Certificate Program for HR Professionals, Managers, and Supervisors


This training contains everything our Managers and Supervisors need to know to succeed and to protect our organizations by complying with Employment Laws by doing the right thing from a moral, ethical and legal way. Always remember that it is better to deal with issues “in house” rather than in the “courthouse”.

Seminar Fee Includes:

  • AM-PM Tea/Coffee
  • Seminar Material
  • USB with seminar presentation
  • Hard copy of presentation
  • Attendance Certificate
  • $100 Gift Cert for next seminar  

* Free consulting service on questions related to Certificate Program for 12 months starting the day of the seminar. Participant will be provided with an email address and a response will be received within 48 hours. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about significant changes in Labor and Employment Laws since the 1990s.
  • Understand the foundation of all Employment Laws.
  • Learn about prohibitions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Learn about Religious reasonable accommodations.
  • Learn how to avoid EEOC claims and litigation.
  • Learn how to maintain a harassment free workplace.
  • Understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications.
  • Learn about the different FLSA Exemptions.
  • Learn about FLSA records retention.
  • Familiarize with Youth Employment Standards.
  • Learn about Break Time for Nursing Mothers.
  • Learn how to avoid wage and hour headaches.
  • Learn how to comply with the Family Medical Leave Act: Eligibility and timing requirement.
  • Master the headache of FMLA tracking.
  • Learn to identify what is a serious health condition and what is not.
  • Learn how to handle special situations such as spouses working for the same company.
  • Learn that "480" hours are not set in stone.
  • Learn about job restoration rights under FMLA.
  • Learn how to avoid being personally liable for unlawful work practice.
  • Learn about The Americans with Disability Act compliance and reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn to distinguish what is a Disability under ADA and what is not.
  • Learn about different types of reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn where to find resources and assistance with reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn about "Major Life Activities".
  • Learn about the confusing "Mitigating Measures" concept.
  • Understand the "Undue Hardship" defense.
  • Understand the "Direct Threat" defense.
  • Learn the legally safe way to confront an employee you suspect is abusing drugs, alcohol or other substances.
  • Learn about the importance of "Job Descriptions" with ADA.
  • Learn how to avoid age discrimination charges or claims when managing older workers.
  • Familiarize with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA).
  • Learn about "Mandatory Retirement" for certain positions.
  • Understand what exactly wage discrimination means.
  • Learn about the Lilly Ledbetter Law.
  • Learn about OSHA Law and regulations.
  • Learn about Pregnancy Discrimination, Hiring, Reasonable Accommodation and working conditions.
  • Learn about concerted activities.
  • Learn about Social Media Employment Policies and the NLRA's opinion.
  • Meet "GINA" and learn when we are violating "GINA" and when we are not.
  • Learn about the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Familiarize with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Learn to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Learn about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Areas Covered

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

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