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Human Resources Boot Camp: Focus on developments in employment law (COM)

Apr 12, 2018 - 08:30 AM
Courtyard Boston Cambridge777 Memorial Drive, CambridgeBoston, MA 02139United States,

ZIP: 02139

HUMAN RESOURCES BOOT CAMP: Focus on developments in employment law including sexual harassment





In the past couple of months, we have been inundated with news of egregious cases of sexual harassment occurring in the workplace. To say the least, these stories are alarming. At the same time, many studies demonstrate that pay disparity remains a very real problem in this country. Not enough has been done to address this. As a result, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) proposed a new EEO-1 Report that demanded significantly more information from employers, including pay data and hours worked. While implementation of the new EEO-1 Report was placed on hold, it is clear that addressing disparities in employment, pay, and promotion are a focus at the EEOC. There have also been sweeping changes in laws governing employee recruitment and the interview process. These are some of the topics that will be thoroughly addressed during this boot camp.

Amanda and David have designed a program specifically tailored to ensure that you gain a clear understanding of the necessary steps to be compliant and to build policies, practices, and training programs that are feasible. Development of these materials should coincide with reinforcing the culture, mission, and vision for the organization. Interactive discussions, breakout sessions, and role play will help lead to a strong understanding of strategies that will serve as a long-term benefit to any organization. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from the foremost experts in the field on these important topics!



Areas Covered:

Among other things, the course will cover topics such as:

  • Sexual harassment

  • Bullying

  • The EEOC's focus

  • Changes to the EEO-1 Report

  • Changes in laws governing recruitment and interviewing

  • Key court decisions covering issues such as sexual orientation

  • Steps that can be taken to minimize risk

  • Best business practices

  • Approaching recent changes from a strategic perspective

  • Documentation

  • Employee management

  • Retaliation




Who will Benefit:

  • Human Resource leadership

  • Mid-level human resource seeking to gain experience

  • General and employment law counsel

  • C-Suite level personnel

  • Society of Human Resource Management

  • HR professionals

  • Financial officers

  • In-house legal counsel

  • Affirmative Action/EEO Officers

  • Federal contractors and subcontractors

  • Hiring managers

  • Business owners

  • Recruiters

  • HR practitioners

  • Staffing agency professionals





DAY 01(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

  • 08.30 AM - 09.00 AM: Registration
  • 09.00 AM - Session Start
  • 09:00 am – 09:15 am: Introductory remarks
    • Goals for the program
    • Introductions
  • 09:15 am – 10:30 am: New rules regarding the interview process
    • Overview of rules enacted by many states
    • The impact on businesses
    • Steps employers can take
  • 10:30 am - 10:45 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Group exercises on interviewing and people management
    • Adjusting interviews in light of the new laws
    • Techniques to identify the best talent
    • Steps to avoid landmines
  • 12:00 - 01:00 pm: Lunch Break
    • Opportunity to enjoy good food and great conversation
  • 01:00 pm – 01:30 pm: Background of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its history
    • The history of the EEOC
    • The EEOC’s mission
    • The EEOC’s emphasis in 2018
  • 01:30 pm – 02:30 pm: Getting ahead of an unequal pay or failure to hire/promote claim
    • How to know if pay is out of whack
    • Affirmative defenses
    • Documentation
    • Action items
  • 02:30 pm - 02:45 pm: Afternoon break
    • An opportunity to recharge the batteries
  • 02:45 pm - 03:45 pm: Discussion on recent court decisions and their impact
    • Overview of major decisions from 2017
    • Review the impact of these cases
  • 03:45 pm - 04:15 pm: Break out sessions
    • Review scenarios developed from the recent cases
    • Identify ways to create best practices to address these developments
  • 04:15 pm - 04:30 pm: Report on break out session and discussion
    • Share the best practices with the group
  • The impact of social media and other hot topics including medical marijuana
    • Social media has created significant challenges in the work place
    • Tracking time
    • How to handle medical marijuana in the workplace
  • Discussion on the definition of sexual harassment
    • Overview of what will be discussed on Friday
  • 04:30 pm - Day 1 ends

DAY 02(9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

  • 09:00 am - 09:15 am: Why sexual harassment is still prevalent
  • 09:15 am - 09:45 am: The 1998 Supreme Court decisions in Faragher and Ellerth
    • What the court held
    • The message that the decisions sent to employers
    • The response
  • 09:45 am - 10:15 am: Break out session
    • Each team will be provided with an a case scenario and will consider ways to respond
    • Reports and feedback
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am: Coffee break
    • Some may like coffee. If not, there will be other options
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am: Discussion on policies and training
    • Interactive discussion regarding various policies and training
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Group exercises regarding harassment
    • Case scenarios drawn from actual cases
  • 11:30 pm - 12:15 pm: Training
    • Adjusting training methodology
    • The organization’s message
    • Work in culture
    • Work in employee engagement
  • 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm: Lunch break
    • Hopefully this time there will great food and great conversation
  • 01:15 pm - 01:45 pm: Benefits of good training
    • What well prepared supervisors look like
  • 01:45 pm - 02:30 pm: Discussion regarding causes of disparate pay in hiring and promotion
    • Analyze the problem
    • Create a list of potential strategies and solutions
    • Blend the law with best practices
  • 02:30 pm - 02:45 pm: Afternoon break
    • Have some fun for a few minutes
  • 02:45 pm - 03:30 pm: Recent cases and current trends
    • Review seminal cases
    • Trends in employment law
    • Best practices
  • 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm: Documentation and Retaliation
    • War stories about poor documentation
    • When documentation is effective
    • Develop an effective strategy
    • The elements for a retaliation claim
    • Steps that should be taken
  • 04:00 pm - 04:30 pm: Move over Letterman, Amanda and David have a Top Ten List to take away from this program




David Gabor

David Gabor,
Partner, The Wagner Law Group

David G. Gabor is a partner with The Wagner Law Group. He has extensive experience in human resources, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. His human resources practice includes: drafting policies; preparing manuals; conducting training; handling workplace investigations; conducting auditing; and counseling clients in all aspects of the employee-employer relationship. His litigation practice includes: employment discrimination; employee classification; wage and hour; unfair competition; non-compete; and ERISA matters.

Amanda Scott

Amanda Scott has been recruiting nationally since 2002 and places management to executive level employees with her clients in California and nationally. Amanda is an experienced entrepreneur, having successfully started two companies, including Solution Harbor, Inc., which has been in business since 2010. Amanda’s focus has been on placing high-quality key employees at some of the country’s best companies, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 organizations. In addition to deep connections with key employers, Amanda has an unsurpassed knowledge and familiarity with the job market that allows her to make ideal employment matches and business connections.

Prior to founding Solution Harbor, Amanda served as a Senior Associate at a Southern California finance and accounting recruitment firm for 5 years. During this time, she placed hundreds of candidates at local companies, and was the firm’s number one producer for her entire tenure there. Prior to that role, Amanda began her career as a recruiter at Aerotek, one of the largest and most successful staffing agencies in the world. During her time there, she was responsible for fulfilling roles at SONY Electronics United States Headquarters and often filled up to 100 positions in a single day. Amanda also gained a general understanding of human resource laws and regulations. Amanda has deep ties to the local business community and is a member of Athena San Diego and Provisors of San Diego. Amanda has a BA degree from SDSU in Philosophy. Amanda is a daily meditator and practices yoga several times a week. She believes strongly in bringing her yogic principles of mindfulness into her business and strives to do what is right for her clients and her candidates. Recruiting is a deeply personal and important process for any business as well as employee, and Amanda really cares about the human aspects of her profession.




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