Document! Document!: Easy and Effective Ways to Master One of HR's Most Crucial Tasks - on CD
Discrimination charges are on the rise, according to recent EEOC stats. The DOL is cracking down on wage and hour violations, and auditors with ICE are singling out businesses and poring over I-9s and other employment records, looking for mistakes in documentation.
Consider this example: The town of Elkton, Maryland, will pay $235,000 to settle an age discrimination case in which the EEOC concluded that "a loyal and successful" employee was fired because of his age.
This case clearly illustrates that arbitrary decisions to terminate or take adverse employment actions against protected class members will be closely scrutinized -- and if you don't have evidence to back up your decision, you could face similar penalties. Learn the latest documentation strategies and techniques so you can stay informed and in compliance.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- The secret to maintaining legally sound progressive-discipline documents, including warnings, disciplinary notices, or termination letters
- Best practices for ensuring that your HR employment documentation practices are consistent and fair
- How to accurately convey employment objectives, expectations, and policy violations, as well as the consequences of not improving on performance issues
- Language to use so employees are actually being held accountable for improving their own performance or conduct
- How to document attendance issues following the expiration of employees’ protected leave under state and federal leave laws
- How to handle a situation where there may be a medical or psychological reason behind an employee's performance or conduct-related issues so you don’t violate the ADA
- The nightmare scenarios that have resulted from poor documentation practices for countless employers and how to avoid making those mistakes
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to keep your organization free of legal entanglements by using effective documentation strategies. Order now!
About your presenter:
Attorney Tiffany S. Fordyce is an associate in the Chicago office of Greenberg Traurig LLP. She concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on labor and employment. Her employment litigation practice includes all types of discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, trade secret infringement claims and WARN Act defense. Ms. Fordyce has worked on class actions in many different areas of the law. Her general litigation experience includes breach of contract, real estate, copyright and trademark infringement, civil rights defense, unfair competition claims and defense of consumer rights claims.