SUSAN FAHEY DESMOND
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.
As a labour and employment law attorney, you are always reviewing documentation that supports your client’s version of what happened. As a human resource professional, you look at documentation so that you can approve a termination recommended by the supervisor. But as a supervisor, your focus is usually more on getting production done, and you “forget” to document that you had to tell a subordinate three t..
Lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act have reached an all-time high. The Department of Labor estimates that 87% of all employers are not in compliance with their obligations to pay overtime to non-exempt workers. Even employers with the best intentions find themselves violating some aspect of the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to misclassification issues, employers fail to recognize what time m..
For you to achieve outstanding diversity & inclusion results requires strong social intelligence, the ability to evaluate and influence other people’s social interactions. Our evolutionary background has resulted in unconscious bias and other problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) that lead to tribal behaviors, undermining D&I initiatives. To deal with tribalism, pioneering organizati..
As a labor and employment law attorney, you are always reviewing documentation that supports your client’s version of what happened. As a human resource professional, you look at documentation so that you can approve a termination recommended by the supervisor. But as a supervisor, your focus is usually more on getting production done, and you “forget” to document that you had to tell a subordinate three ti..
One-hour webinar covering employer requirements when it comes to documentation for the workforce. We will highlight several of the larger employment regulations that result in the most impact on employers: FLSA, Equal Employment, OSHA, and best practices regarding performance and other documentation regarding employees.Areas CoveredRegulatory requirements for documenting and retaining employmentDeep dive of..
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 on federal and state..
Abuse under the Family and Medical Leave Act touches every employer. They are difficult cases because you must deal with it (or you lose your good employees because they are doing their co-workers’ work) but at the same time, you almost assuredly setting yourself up for a retaliation suit. How do you put your company in the best legal position while dealing with abuse? Since the Family and Medical Leave Act..
Political speech at work is creating more of a problem now than it did during the 2016 Presidential election!!! With the impeachment, divisive country, and upcoming 2020 election, it has escalated even more. A new survey has found that a significantly increased percentage of employees are feeling stressed and strained because of the political speech since the 2016 campaign! Employees are feeling..
Implementing the ACA, HIPPA, GINA, ADA, and Title VII Discrimination Laws into Your Organization’s Wellness Strategy
The federal government believes wellness programs can cut healthcare costs and decrease the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance by promoting health and preventing disease. The new federal regulations have divided wellness programs into two types with specific rules for each. A major piece of the regulations addresses the issue of employment discrimination based on health/disability, age, gender, and..
In this webinar, we will learn the reasons onboarding is important today. We will learn that the terms orientation and onboarding are not interchangeable. We will learn that orientation is in reality just one step in the onboarding process. We will learn that the onboarding process begins before the hire is made.Areas CoveredThe points covered in this webinar include:The cost of turnoverThe steps involved..
It’s all integrated; having a modern work culture, utilizing technology to the best available, being flexible, having proper succession planning, having a vision, and treating people as humans rather than a resource. It’s all part of successful leadership. Employees are contribution focused, wanting to work with a purpose, and don’t value jobs so much as they value missions they agree with. They ..
The healthcare environment creates a major challenge in the prevention and intervention of violence. The rate of injuries and illness from violence in the healthcare industry is more than three times greater than violence in all private industries. Healthcare organizations include hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical office clinics, home health care, home-based hospice, paramedic, and emergency medical se..