3 Webinar Courses on Organization’s Culture and Policies
Tattoos, Sandals, Yarmulkes, Dress, and Appearance: Increasing Legal Challenges for Employees and Employers
Presented by Susan Strauss
From the length of one’s hair to the number and location of visible tattoos, to recognizing gender non-conformity style, to create a summer dress code, employers are facing an increased need to determine their organization’s culture and policies, as well as following federal and state laws. How does an organization balance employees’ rights to express themselves with the organization’s rights to determine its legitimate business needs while maintaining an inclusive work environment? The pitfalls for employers are many. More businesses are likely to face these issues especially now that research is confirming these types of biases exist broadly across U. S. workplaces. The potential for organizational errors is plentiful. Organizations expect employees to use sound judgment in their dress and grooming, however, what if the employee’s sense of dress and grooming varies in the organizations? After all, types of self-expression have become more commonplace with society demonstrating more acceptances in people’s choices of self-expression—shouldn’t the workplace reflect this change in social rules too? Religious dress and dress that defies gender stereotypes are the two areas that are the most challenging for employers. These issues and others will be discussed.
Handling Employee Leaves of Absence
Presented by Susan Fahey Desmond
There are close to a dozen different types of medical leave, between statutory and non-statutory types of leave. Understanding and applying them correctly can be a big challenge. It is extremely easy for even the most meticulous employer to get lost in all the definitions, details, and purposes behind various leaves. Susan Fahey Desmond, a labor and employment law expert, will elaborate federal and state laws as they apply to various leaves under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, HIPPA, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and much more.
The Do's and Don'ts of Poster Compliance. Is Your Company in Compliance with the 2017 Poster Requirements?
Presented by Margie Faulk
Many Employers nationwide are aware they are required to have labor posters in places where their employees congregate. There are many states that have poster requiring them to include minimum wage rates, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices, the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and other Federal laws. But, did you know that not all states have the same requirements? Additionally, more states have different regulations within their own counties. It is critical for companies to have the appropriate posters for their state and industry to be compliant with the poster regulations or risk fines and penalties. Especially now that fines and penalties across most regulatory agencies have almost doubled and effective in 2017.
What many Employers are not aware of are the specific poster requirements for different populations like candidates and applicants and remote employees and/or different locations where the posters should be placed. As an external auditor for small and large companies and for different states and industries, I became more aware of how companies believe they are compliant but actually are not. When you add fines and penalties to the mix, it makes it challenging to determine the compliance of this workplace regulation.
Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying. She conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. Her clients are from business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and the private sector. Dr. Strauss has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London.
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 30 years. A noted author and speaker, Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers.
Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience. A former Compliance Officer for Federal Defense Contracting Industry, Margie has worked as an HR and Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural. Margie’s focus is on multi-state, national, state and local workplace compliance. Additionally, Margie is working on International compliance initiatives globally which include workplace compliance in other countries like the UK, Canada, France, Brazil, China, Africa, Mexico, and India, just to name a few.
The bundle of 3 webinars mentioned below explains the organization’s culture and policies, as well as some federal and state laws as they apply to various leaves under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family, and Medical Leave Act. labor posters requirement for state-specific and multi-state companies.
The webinar format is 1-1.5 hours of audio-visual presentation, including a brief Q&A session.
This webinar bundle includes below 3 recorded webinars:
Tattoos, Sandals, Yarmulkes, Dress and Appearance: Increasing Legal Challenges for Employees and Employers
Handling Employee Leaves of Absence
The Dos and Don'ts of Poster Compliance. Is Your Company in Compliance with the 2017 Poster Requirements?