Review Past Event - Employment Law Webinar

What Do I Do Now? - Working Through Complicated Employee Issues

Employment Law Webinar

Archived webinar

What do I do now? –
Working Through Complicated Employee Issues

Originally Held: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Courtney L. Nichols

 Topic overview:

Every day presents new challenges for Human Resource professionals. Regardless of company size or employee strength, the issues are real and their resolution is a critical component to the success of the company.

For instance, what do you do if an employee complains that he has been discriminated against because of his gender and feels that his boss has treated him differently since his gender transition? 

What do you do if a struggling sales representative reports that she slipped and fell in the company parking lot and now wants to work solely from home because she needs to rest on her back as much as possible? Plus, she just spent several weeks recovering while receiving workers’ compensation benefits and utilizing Family and Medical Leave Act time. 

What do you do if the company has been treating all IT professionals as salaried exempt employees and suddenly a major misclassification problem has been uncovered?   

Finally, what do you do if a new employee advises you that he needs to bring his miniature horse with him to work as a reasonable accommodation, just one day before he was going to be terminated by his supervisor for poor performance?

Presented by Plunkett Cooney's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group Leader Courtney L. Nichols, this webinar walked attendees through these four complicated, but not uncommon, scenarios. The discussion included necessary documentation, advice on handling investigations and triggers that indicate the need for subsequent training. 

Intended Audience for this webinar:

This webinar was recommended for business executives, HR professionals, employers and claims professionals with EPLI coverage providers.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

"What do I do now?" was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. This seal may only be used for activities that have been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute. This approval is valid through 11/19/2015 and is not transferable.

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Featured Presenter:

Courtney Nichols, Plunkett Cooney Employment Law Attorney, Bloomfield HillsCourtney L. Nichols is the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group Leader. Courtney represents employers in workforce litigation claims, including disputes that involve allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination and whistleblower disputes. She also represents and advises employers on important employment issues involving various state and federal statutes, including ELCRA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and Title VII.

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