On April 25, 2013, Ward and Smith, P.A. held a Labor and Employment Seminar at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville, North Carolina. We are pleased to share the PowerPoint presentation from the event. The topic blurbs and attorneys who presented are:
Criminal Background Checks – Rendi L. Mann-Stadt
Protecting your company from claims of negligent hiring and ensuring that you are not bringing the wrong people into your company makes good business sense. The EEOC, however, recently stepped up its enforcement of claims relating to the exclusion of individuals from employment based on an unfavorable background check. Learn about who you can and cannot exclude from employment on the basis of the results of a criminal background and whether your current policies may subject your company to liability.
Wage and Hour Issues – Grant B. Osborne
What you don’t know CAN hurt you: The Top 5 (or so) best ways to avoid clumsy violations of federal and state wage and hour laws.
Social Media – Hayley R. Wells
Many employers have instituted social media policies curbing employees' participation on social media websites only to learn that they violate employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA"). Learn about how the NLRA's reach into non-unionized workplaces, including yours, impacts social media policies and the behavior that employers can and cannot prohibit online.
FMLA, ADA, and REDA Issues – Grant B. Osborne
So much regulation, so little time: Selected highlights of FMLA, ADA, and REDA of which every employer should (at least vaguely) be aware.
Affordable Care Act – Bridget L. Welborn
A hot list of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's implications to employers in 2013 and how employers should prepare for new regulations on the horizon.
Termination and Unemployment Claims – Rendi L. Mann-Stadt
"When to Hold 'Em and When to Fold 'Em:" How you can avoid an increase in the employer's cost of unemployment tax. Plus, hints on how to properly document reasons for contesting a claim for unemployment benefits, the appeal process, and how to evaluate a claim.