Review Past Event - HR 101 Webinar

An Overview of Employment Law Issues Affecting Business

HR 101 Webinar

Archived Webinar

HR 101

An Overview of Employment Law Issues Affecting Businesses in Michigan

Originally Held: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by 
Claudia D. Orr and Laura M. Dinon

Topic Overview:

Human Resources (HR) is a multifaceted, necessary part of most organizations. HR is responsible for many different workplace needs ranging from hiring/firing to professional development to handling disciplinary actions. HR professionals can benefit from a periodic overview of the laws that impact Michigan employers. 

HR pros should be familiar with the legalities relating to employee benefits, leaves of absences, disability accommodation, compensation and polygraph testing, to name a few. This webinar, which was designed as a high-level overview, will systematically organize employment and labor laws and discuss laws that are often overlooked. 

Participants learned about state and federal laws that govern:

  • Leaves of absences and how they interact
  • Employee benefits and wages
  • Light duty and accommodations to employees
  • Civil rights that are often excluded
  • Miscellaneous laws that HR professionals may never encountered

Intended Audience for this Webinar:

This webinar was designed primarily for junior- and mid-level human resource professionals. Corporate risk managers and commercial insurance providers should also find this webinar helpful in dealing with employment liability.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This program was certified for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Featured Speakers:

Laura Dinon   Laura M. Dinon - With over 25 years of experience in employment law, Laura M. Dinon concentrates her practice on representing public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including labor relations. She has a broad client base of small to medium size businesses, including healthcare practices, municipalities and large insurance companies. She handles cases in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and administrative agency hearings.
Claudia Orr   Claudia D. Orr - A trusted advisor to human resources professionals for 25 years, Claudia D. Orr is one of Plunkett Cooney's most experienced employment law attorneys. She is well-versed in all areas of employment and labor law and regularly advises clients on such issues as hiring, discipline/discharge, ADA/FMLA compliance, wage issues and employee benefits. She also regularly defends employers in state and federal courts and arbitrations and before government agencies.

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