Employment Law for Accountants Self-Study Webinar (11 Hours)

Overview: 

Employment law is constantly evolving. Accountants and financial professionals who fail to understand the basics of employment law run the risk of creating low employee morale, substandard productivity and the potential for employee lawsuits. In this self-study webinar, you will:

  • Examine the federal laws that regulate hiring procedures
  • Navigate the minefield surrounding wrongful discharge suits
  • Analyze the various forms of workplace discrimination
  • Develop a process for preventing or correcting a sexually hostile work environment
  • Learn how to contend with employee privacy issues
Objective: 

To provide the financial professional who has management responsibility for employees with an overview of the legal issues that impact the entire employment process. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating a climate of good intentions and integrating the necessary legal/management skills that prevent costly employee lawsuits. This course will aid the manager in creating an environment where employees can thrive.

Emphasis: 
  • Review existing employment regulations
    – Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964
    – Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
    – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pre-employment testing and questions not to ask
  • Distinguish among various wrongful discharges, including:
    – Lack of effective disclaimer
    – Individual oral promise and company-wide oral policy
    – Public policy, public rights and personal rights
  • How to create job descriptions that work
  • Conscientious Employee Protection Act (whistleblowing)
  • Types of sexual harassment claims: Quid pro quo, hostile environment and “Reasonable Woman” standard
  • Disciplinary action for insubordination, absenteeism/tardiness and safety violations
  • Monitoring phone conversations and voice mail
  • Policies for Internet and email usage
  • Drug testing in the workplace

Identify the entities which promulgate antidiscrimination laws

Identify the primary characteristics deemed unrelated to employment, i.e., that have no legal basis in employment decisions

Identify the common characteristics of illegal employer activity amongst the jurisdictions

Recognize the role of the federal law versus state and local law in regulating employment

Recognize basic employment practices necessary to avoid discrimination when hiring employees

Recognize problematic questions on an employment application

Recognize the trend in state law prohibiting credit reports on job applicants

Recognize the potential repercussions of promises made during an employment interview

Identify the potential repercussions of promises made within an offer of employment

Identify the options available to employees regarding at will employment

Identify those items which should not be kept in an employee’s personnel file

Identify the degree to which employee files should be available to the employee and others

Recognize the role of the employee handbook

Identify recommended items for placement in the employee handbook

Identify the role of the employee performance review

Identify the primary characteristics of the performance review

Identify the positive and negative aspects of the performance review

Identify the recommended frequency of performance reviews

Identify the advantages of progressive discipline

Recognize the characteristics of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recognize those employees who would be exempt from the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recognize the characteristics of an exempt “white-collar” worker

Recognize the characteristics of an exempt “outside sales” worker

Recognize the characteristics of an exempt “learned” worker

Identify the characteristics of an independent contractor

Identity the minimum number of employees necessary for a business to be subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Identify those employees subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act

Identify the categories for leave included within the FMLA

Recognize the general parameters of the FMLA rules for determining a serious health condition

Recognize family members as defined in the FMLA

Recognize the employer’s obligations to the employee when the employee returns from leave under the FMLA

Identify the primary characteristics of the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) of 1970

Identify the records required to be kept under OSHA

Identify the frequency of OSHA workplace inspections

Identify the primary characteristics of the worker’s compensation program

Recognize the minimum number of employees that will subject an employer to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

 

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Price: 
$299.00
Prerequisite: 

None.

Preparation: 

No advance preparation required.

Level of Knowledge: 

Overview.

CPE Credit: 
11.00
NASBA Field of Study: 
Business Law