Tech Valley Labor & Employment Law Academy: Screening and Hiring / Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation (2/11/09)

October 7, 2008


February 11, 2009 Program SOLD OUT
Please consider registering for the April and June Programs.

Academy Overview

In today's workplace, it is imperative to understand the far-reaching effects of employment laws and regulations that impact each and every business. Failure to do so may result in significant administrative fines or costly legal judgments.

The Academy program is your one-stop solution. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive review of employment laws -- from screening and hiring, to wage and hour issues, to performance management and terminations.

Presented by recognized leaders in employment law and human resources, the Academy will focus on practical workplace applications that will prepare you to deal with the real-life issues you face every day.

HRCI Recertification Credit: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

Program Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Safe Hiring and Effective Employment Screening:
How To Avoid Bad Hires Without Incurring Liability

Sarah D. Vero, Esq.
When undertaking the hiring process, employers must seek to balance their interest in ensuring quality hires and avoiding potential liability for negligent hiring with the risks inherent in screening employment applicants. This seminar will guide participants through a safe and effective hiring and screening process -- from the employment application, through the interview, assessment tests and background checks, to the decision to hire -- and instruct participants how to avoid the legal pitfalls that arise during this process.

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
The Evolving Threat of Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR
As discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims continue to plague employers and jury verdicts grow, it is more important than ever to pro-actively identify and address vulnerabilities and to be prepared to respond appropriately when concerns arise. This session will address the latest developments in this area and how they affect your organization, and will offer practical advice on preventing and reducing claims.