Navigating the Complexities of HR Compliance, Session 4: Litigation Risks, Q&A

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8 to 10 a.m.

Event Pricing:
Effective Cost
Initial $125.00

Location Information:
Lancaster Chamber
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Contact Information:
Paige Schober
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Phone: (717) 397-3531 x249
Fax: (717) 293-3159

Online registration for this event closed on 11/13/2017

Navigating the Complexities of HR Compliance"

Keeping up with the new and changing employment laws and regulations can be a challenge for organizations with dedicated human resources professionals. For businesses without this luxury, limited knowledge in this crucial area increases your organization’s risk and could lead to legal actions that cripple your operations. Although each organization has their own unique challenges, this series focuses on the top-ten general categories of possible employment legal pitfalls. What do all organizations need to be aware of? What processes do you need to put in place in advance to proactively minimize risk?  What do you need to know so when a situation arises so it can be handled appropriately? What happens when legal counsel is necessary? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered during this very informative series.  

Session 4 - Tuesday, November 14
featuring Rick Hackman, Esq, Saxton & Stump LLC and Jim Weischedel, MBA, Samaritan Counseling Center
When litigation becomes necessary, your first task is to undertake a cost-benefit analysis. What potential liability are you facing? Does it make sense to settle the case? In making the decision as to whether to fight or try to resolve the matter amicably for a nominal settlement, you need to consider both the “hard” and “soft” costs. In this session, Human Resources activities from a legal perspective will be examined.  

This session will also serve as a wrap up and offer a valuable extended Q&A opportunity for participants to discuss real-life issues with a Senior Professional in Human Resources and/or an Employment Law attorney.  

  • EXTRA: Changes to Department of Labor enforcement and priorities under President Trump  

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in ensuring their organization is fulfilling the law while minimizing its risk regarding employment policies, procedures and compliance.This will be especially valuable for those from small organizations without a human resources background who are responsible for HR functions, including controllers, office managers and supervisors in all industries.  

 

Meet Your Presenters:

Jim Weischedel, MBA
Jim’s passion is to help organizations improve and individuals grow and develop. He helps organizations in the areas of HR compliance, training, staffing, job fit assessments, employee engagement, leadership coaching and development, performance management, and many other human resources areas. Jim has over 22 years of executive-level human resources experience within several industries and company sizes. In addition, he has senior operational leadership experience and has served on and led several organization boards. Jim holds a Masters of Business Administration (with concentration in Human Resources Management) from Penn State University and a Bachelors of Secondary Education from Millersville University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM
                    

Richard L. Hackman, Esquire ).
Rick serves as Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment group. For 20 years, Rick’s practice has been dedicated to representing employers and management in all aspects of employment law. Rick’s experience includes representation of clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, similar state and local agencies, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and numerous federal and state courts throughout the country. He frequently litigates claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Rick routinely defends employers in class and collective action lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Law. He also regularly represents corporate clients who seek to enforce the trade secret and non-competition obligations of former employees. Rick represents entities of all size and type, including health care organizations, manufacturers, retailers and service industry businesses. As an employment counselor, Rick advises clients with respect to compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including the FMLA, OSHA and the FLSA and provides training to employers on all issues related to employment law compliance. Rick also counsels employers on minimizing risk during both the discipline and termination process, with a focus on being “proactive” versus “reactive.” Further, a substantial portion of his practice is dedicated to the review and revision of various employment documents and policies, including employment agreements, handbooks and non-competition agreements.  

    

 


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