Our Upcoming Webinars

Coping with Employees' Mental Disabilities in the Workplace

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 1:30 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd

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As of January 2020, twenty percent of Americans report having had a psychological episode per year, and that was before COVID reared its ugly head. So, what do we need to do to balance the needs of those with psychological conditions and maintaining an effective workplace? This program will answer that question and more. This program will explore relevant federal laws (FMLA, ADA, FFCRA, GINA, HIPAA, PPACA); state laws relating to mental parity and cannabis; and the latest case law. We will wrap up the program with easy-to-follow steps in addressing mental illness at work.

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How to Document Disciplinary Actions as an Employer

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

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Where employee discipline is concerned, the best way to “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” is to fail to correctly document the problem. There are many reasons why supervisors, managers, HR professionals, and sometimes even legal counsel, fumble this crucial requirement. 

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Terminating Employees for Misconduct Outside of Work

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

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What your employees do on their own time would seem at first blush to be their own business.  On further consideration, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that employees’ bad behavior away from work and outside working hours can rebound on your organization’s reputation, even its bottom line, as well the health & safety of the rest of the workforce.

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Employee Dress Codes: The Changing Landscape of Employee Tattoos, Clothing and Hair Color in the Workplace

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 1:30 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq

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If you are experiencing employee appearance challenges or have concerns about employee etiquette, this program is for you.  We’ll discuss employee appearance and presentation, including dress, tattoos, piercings, hair, facial hair issues and other aspects of personal appearance in both live and remote workspaces.   We’ll also move beyond employee dress; we’ll discuss how employees project themselves to others and the necessary etiquette considerations in communication.  We will also discuss options and alternatives for employee policies, procedural enforcement, and other best practices.

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The Department of Labor’s New Independent Contractor Rule What Every Employer Needs to Know

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET

Duration: 60 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule on Independent Contractor status went into effect on March 11. 2024. The new rule was years in the making. During the Trump administration, the Labor Department issued relaxed rules for establishing independent contractor status. The Biden administration quickly put a hold on the liberalized regulations and launched a three-year period of reconsideration.

 

The end result is not so much a new departure as it is a return to tried and true principles predating the Trump presidency and with deep roots in American regulatory and common law. Prior to 2021, the Labor Department afforded employers seven guidelines for determining who in the workforce was an employee versus who was an independent contractor. The new final rule reduces these seven informal guideposts to six enforceable factors.

 

The DOL describes the new regulatory principle as a “totality of the circumstances” test grounded in “economic realities.” Consequently, the six factors are labeled by the Department as non-exhaustive.

 

You need to know how to differentiate between an independent contractor and an employee. The result of misclassification can be financially significant. Your organization could owe an “employee” overtime, back pay and costly employee benefits.

 

Join Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq., an attorney with decades of HR Law experience as practitioner, commentator and teacher, as he explains in a crisp one-hour briefing just what the new regulation says, what it means, and how it ought to be applied in your day-to-day decision making. The hallmarks of this briefing will be practical guidance and pragmatic suggestions.

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Detecting and Preventing Workplace Violence

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

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No sooner did America emerge from the pandemic and Americans return to their workplaces than a rash of workplace shootings and other acts of violence tainted the return.  In the first week of 2023, two people were killed at a McDonalds in Searcy, Ark., and three people were shot and wounded at a Walmart in Chicago, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit data collection group based in Washington, D.C.

 

Bottom line, preventing workplace violence has never been more urgent than it is today.  This webinar, presented by labor and employment attorney Dr. Jim Castagnera will cover the full spectrum of techniques and tactics for detected and preventing employees’ violent outburst.

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Excel for HR Management Professionals

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 11:00 am ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Melissa Esquibel

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In HR, it is virtually impossible to do compensation, benefits, project management or any HR function without knowing some Excel, and it is impossible to be a true business partner without knowing Excel. Using Excel is not merely having the ability to enter names into lists. Excel saves you time while bringing understanding to piles of data. Before Excel, it could take weeks to organize, analyze and present data that can now be accomplished better in an afternoon.

 

The power of Excel is the ability to use the data entered into its spreadsheets to perform mathematical calculations as well as other financial functions. Excel’s functions can provide answers for simple to complex statistical and financial questions. Pivot tables allow you to slice and dice data to gather significance from data. Connections between data can be represented visually as charts, graphs, or histograms to provide better understanding.

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How to Successfully Hire Employees Using a Smart Interviewing Process

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 1:30 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq.

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Hiring the right person can be very difficult.   Hiring is an expensive process, and it can take more than six months to recoup the investment in a new employee.  Firing, however, is far more expensive.  So, how do you invest smartly in hiring so that you can bring in better candidates and employees?  You have to be able to accurately assess your candidate, and that starts with the interview.  Yet most interviewers fail to ask the key questions, and sometimes no questions at all.  Failing to interview properly is unacceptable for hiring in today’s market; having a standard practice for interviews becomes essential.  


There is a pyramid of practices that, together, is called the BCMI Pyramid.  It will help formulate your ideal interviewing process.  By combining three traditional tools for interviewing: Behavioral Based Interviewing (or BBI), (2) Competency Based Interviewing (or CBI) and Motivational Interviewing (or MI), you can create the BCMI pyramid.  The BCMI system is simple:  the goal is to recognize the applicant’s accomplishments and competence to do the job and his or her motivation to succeed.

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