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2020 Essential Employment Law eConference

Contains material from Sep 2020

2020 Essential Employment Law eConference
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Very informative about current events.

This course does a good job of keeping up to date individuals already familiar with the subject matter.

Both of these speakers are really fun to listen to. Very energetic and knowledgeable.

It need to be more balanced btw Plt's and Def's

Very solid. Having two speakers do the entire day gets a little monotonous but I am sure this is because the unique 2020 circumstances created limited options.

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Essential Employment Law is a one-day HR program led by employment law experts, and is designed to provide overviews and updates on issues related to Texas employment law. Content is extensive and exhaustive with topics ranging from employment-at-will to discrimination issues, wage and hour violations, retaliation, FMLA, changes in employment law impacting compliance efforts, and more.

This practical course provides detailed written materials and is ideal for HR professionals and beginning employment lawyers.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.25
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Labor and Employment Law
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2021

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1. Texas is an "At Will" State... So Why Worry? (Sep 2020)

Katrina Grider

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49 mins
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Session 1 — 49 mins, credit 0.75
Texas is an "At Will" State... So Why Worry? (Sep 2020)

Hear an overview of the employment relationship and how tort law has been adapted in the workplace. Discuss how to answer the client or the supervisor who thinks employment law begins and ends with "employment-at-will." What about terminating an employee for theft? Is there ever an obligation to give a reference on a former employee? How can a handshake get a manager sued for assault? What is an intentional infliction of emotional distress? Can employee violence really be prevented? Is negligent retention really a cause of action?

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

2. Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (Sep 2020)

Katrina Grider

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60 mins
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Session 2 — 60 mins, credit 1.00
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (Sep 2020)

Hear a discussion about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in the workplace and why it matters for companies to manage cultural change. How do you have difficult conversations about race? How do companies address workplace harassment and discrimination?

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

3. Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War (Sep 2020)

Katrina Grider

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Session 3 — 26 mins, credit 0.50
Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War (Sep 2020)

Why is retaliation the most dangerous cause of action, and what can you do about it?

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

4. Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World (Sep 2020)

Katrina Grider

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Session 4 — 54 mins, credit 1.00
Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World (Sep 2020)

Learn the basics of wage and hour law and why violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have exploded. Topics include: Who is exempt and who is not, and what difference does it make? What is working time? How is overtime calculated? What are the most common mistakes, and how do you avoid them?

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

5. Hot Topics (Sep 2020)

Connie L. Cornell, Katrina Grider

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Session 5 — 61 mins, credit 1.00
Hot Topics (Sep 2020)

Get up to speed on the latest compliance issues impacting employers, including those relating to COVID-19 during a brief update of the most critical court cases, legislation, and federal agency activity.

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX
Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

6. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The Other Major Entitlement Act (Sep 2020)

Connie L. Cornell

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30 mins
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Session 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The Other Major Entitlement Act (Sep 2020)

The FMLA was the first federal act that required an employer to provide time off for employees. Learn the basics of the law, which has been amended to cover additional types of leave. When do you send the various notices and certifications? Avoid common mistakes in completing the paperwork and understand how FMLA can overlap with ADA issues.

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX

7. Handbooks / Employment Policies (Sep 2020)

Connie L. Cornell

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51 mins
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Session 7 — 51 mins, credit 0.75
Handbooks / Employment Policies (Sep 2020)

Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies.

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX

8. Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (Sep 2020)

Connie L. Cornell

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Session 8 — 45 mins, credit 0.75
Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (Sep 2020)

Recognize the vulnerable points in the employment relationship and learn the best practices in documentation to minimize the problems and maximize the chances of successfully defending the employer’s actions when challenged. Understand the value and risks posed by offer letters, disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, and termination paperwork.

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX

9. Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints​ (Sep 2020)

Connie L. Cornell

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Session 9 — 60 mins, credit 1.00
Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints​ (Sep 2020)

The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process.

Originally presented at: Aug 2020 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX

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