Park Avenue Presentations

HR Law Update for 2022

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.


Webinar Description

Human resources will be a red-hot area of the law and business in 2022. Will you be ready to meet the challenges? Are you ready to perform your annual HR compliance audit and update your company's employee handbook and employment polices with the necessary changes? Perhaps pre-pandemic you were confident your employee policies and procedures were up to date, and addressed all federal, state, and local statutory and regulatory requirements. But so much has happened since then. Then along came COVID-19, and with it, a tsunami of new laws and regulations. Now it’s time to conduct your 2021 annual HR compliance self-audit to bring your policies and procedures back into compliance.


Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, attorney at law, as he guides you through your compliance audit. He’ll review with you the new statutes, regs and guidelines, highlighting necessary changes to your policies and procedures occasioned by the pandemic. The post-pandemic compliance paradigm will be very different from the regulatory environment of only a few short months ago. HR needs to make sure the company's policies and procedures reflect all legal aspect of our brave new regulatory world. This is the best way to protect your employer from liability, which could include employee lawsuits and administrative-agency inspections and citations.



Dr. Castagnera will provide summary and analysis of:

  1. The  federal and state statutes and regulations to cover in your annual audit. These will include the traditional federal alphabet soup: ADA, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, HIPAA,  NLRA, OSHA, and Title VII, as well as any new COVID rules and regulations governing the workplace.
  2. The latest Fair Labor Standards Act regulations regarding teleworker time records and the new test of independent-contractor status
  3. The likely impact of the Biden Administration on Trump-era executive orders, NLRB decisions and rulemaking, EEOC policies, and DOL regs
  4. The major governmental guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and their continued applicability in the new year.
  5. New disciplinary rules regarding workplace hygiene, social distancing, reporting symptoms.
  6. Sample policy language and checklists, including policies and planning for the next pandemic.
  7. The latest relevant employee lawsuits, and litigation-prevention strategies that can be reflected in your employee handbooks and HR policies



Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


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