Seminar – September 12th – For the Record – Developing Effective Documentation & Understanding Record-Keeping Requirements (in office)

This seminar will focus on record-keeping so that employers can determine if their personnel records would stand up to the scrutiny of an audit, wage claim or civil rights complaint. It will also help businesses determine if their records will provide the necessary information to respond to a lawsuit under state or federal employment laws.  Among the most frequently litigated workplace disputes are those that arise out of disciplinary actions and employee terminations. The workshop will provide employers with the knowledge and tools to properly document employee performance, keep employees on track, and fairly and swiftly handle a termination.

Seminar – October 10th – Avoiding Employee Misclassification Penalties (in office)

Does your organization work with true independent contractors, or are you working with individuals who are really part time, flexible employees?  The IRS and EDD do not accept ignorance as a defense or excuse in misclassification issues. This session will explore the differences between employees versus independent contractors, and exempt versus non-exempt, to help you determine what classification is right for your organization.  We will also review penalties, fines and other risk factors associated with misclassifying employees.  Finally we will discuss best practices in transitioning independent contractors to employment status.

Seminar – November 14th – Supervisor Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training (in office)

Employers and supervisors have a responsibility to provide a harassment or discrimination-free work environment. Permitting harassment or discrimination, or failing to take steps to deal with harassment claims, can land employers and supervisors in legal hot water.  This seminar will discuss how to create a workplace environment that discourages harassment and discrimination by supervisors and coworkers; the different ways harassment and discrimination can take place; how to tell the difference between behavior that’s just annoying and behavior that’s illegal; and what to do if an employee raises a harassment or discrimination claim.