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Jun 20, 2018
11:00 AM | 60 Min
Susan Strauss

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Finally Updates Their 1970 Sex Discrimination Guidelines: What You Need to Know to Reduce Liability

The OFCCP’s updated sex discrimination guidelines, called the Final Rule, “Discrimination on the Basis of Sex”, clarifies the connection between Title VII Civil Rights law, and OFCCP”S regulations.  The Final Rule, according to OFCCP’s Fact Sheet, facilitates contractors’ understanding and compliance with Title VII, which results in a possible reduction in contractor costs as well as an increase in labor-market efficiency. The Final Rule is necessary to ensure contractors are consistent with today’s workplace culture and challenges.  It prohibits contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their religion, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity (protected classes).  The Rule makes clear that discrimination of the protected classes includes issues related to hiring, promotions, recruitment, job assignments, training, benefits, pay, and discipline, as well as harassment. 


Jun 26, 2018
11:00 AM | 90 Min
Margie Faulk

Surfing the silver tsunami - Workers Compensation, ADA, FMLA, Mental Illness and Other Workplace Regulations! Will there be any protection?

This training will focus on the skills necessary to navigate the many workplace regulations that can impact Employers by arming them with the fundamentals of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), American with Disabilities Act (ADA), American with Disabilities Act Addendum (ADAA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Then and only then can Employers feel confident about juggling all these regulations without making decisions that can impact negatively on employees and the organization. When you add strict guidelines of Workers Compensation claims and the financial impact of high volume claims versus safety in the workplace, we need to provide Employers with as much awareness, tools and strategies to reduce risk and increase confidence. This training provides the necessary level of knowledge of compliance initiatives and resources that can assist HR professionals, supervisors and Employers in ensuring effective workplace compliance.


Jun 26, 2018
12:00 PM | 90 Min
Mike Thomas

Excel - Importing and Manipulating Big Data with Power Query

Do you work with "Big Data"? Do you import and manipulate large datasets in Excel? If so you’ll already be familiar with the limitations of Excel. Power Query, (known as Get and Transform in Excel 2016) is designed to get you past these limitations, allowing you to import and work with 1-million-plus-row datasets from virtually any source.

Power Query / Get and Transform can save you a ton of time when working with imported data. In many cases when you get data from external sources, it needs work on it before it can be used.  Although this can be done using Excel functionality, Power Query / Get and Transform is a lot faster, can handle much more data, and is repeatable with a couple of clicks.


Jun 28, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Wesley Pruett

Understanding Pay Structures and Compensation Systems

This program is directed primarily at compensation and HR professionals or individuals responsible for designing and implementing compensation programs or for leaders interested in having a better understanding of compensation systems.


Jul 11, 2018
11:00 AM | 90 Min
Susan Strauss

The Complexity & Interplay Among the ADAAA, FMLA, and Worker’s Comp (WC): How Do They Work Together—Or Not?:

It’s confusing isn’t it?  How are we supposed to keep it all straight when there are times when the legal requirements of both FMLA and the ADAAA are similar, yet at other times one law contradicts another?  We find that we can’t comply with both laws at the same time, so which one takes precedence over the other?  And where does WC come in?  To complicate matters even more, WC is a state law, while FMLA and ADAAA are federal laws, and there are other state civil rights laws that also impact FMLA and the ADAAA.  Consider that an injury under WC may also be a “serious health condition” under FMLA. State laws may differ from federal laws by covering additional health conditions, may apply to small organizations, or may cover situations in which the federal laws have no say such as domestic abuse. 


Aug 09, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Diane Dee

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: New Developments Every HR Professional Needs to Know

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H.W. Bush in July 1990.  The Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.  The purpose of the law is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities similar to those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.

Disability accommodation is an important and visible aspect of ethical business practices.   Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will ensure your organization is operating in an ethical manner.


Aug 22, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Diane Dee

Imperative Information Every Employee Handbook Should Contain

An employee handbook is a written and/or electronic document outlining the benefits and responsibilities of the employment relationship.  The purpose of the handbook is much more complex and powerful than employers may realize.  This webinar will outline the steps to developing an employee handbook that will treat employees consistently and provide legal protection when an employment relationship runs into issues.



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Jun 25 - 29, 2018
Atlanta, GA.
Elga Lejarza

PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Workshop

What's Covered:Your Exam Prep Workshop includes six modules that align with, and are designed to help you pass, the exam. The modules are:

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resources Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management  

You Receive

 A huge benefit with this course is the flash drive containing the 2000+ slide Powerpoint presentation and practice exams in Microsoft Word, which you can review and use as much as you need to prepare for your exam. In all, you receive:

  • PHR/SPHR Study Materials
  • The #1 selling PHR/SPHR Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • PHR/SPHR Exam Flashcards Study System
  • Over 600 Practice Exam questions, both in book and Word formats- with answers and rationals!
  • 10 disc CD Audio Set

We also give you instructions for applying and registering for the PHR/SPHR exam!

 Bonus Re-Sit Policy: Any participant who does not pass their certification exam after taking this workshop is welcome to attend a future class free of charge within 12 months of the original program date


Jun 28 - 29, 2018
San Jose, CA
Margie Faulk

California Workplace Regulations for 2018! Employers Must be Prepared or Pay Fines, Penalties or Criminal Sanctions! Are You Prepared?

  • What companies are impacted by the current and new regulations and how should they mitigate all the regulations?
  • What happens if your company is on the list of industries that are targeted for audits?
  • What are the mitigating factors of being identified as a company that needs to have external audits by regulatory agencies?
  • How do you get on this list?
  • What regulatory agency is primed to audit your company?
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has increased their audit efforts of I-9 documents and a foot in to assess immigration violations
  • The Transgender protection regulations are prominent in California and other counties (like San Francisco)
  • See how OSHA recommends “Best Practices” in terms of single and multi-user restroom guidelines and what factors are critical when establishing appropriate restroom signage
  • How critical is the new addition of transgender training topics for the new mandatory sexual harassment training?
  • If you have employees in California and other states with different regulations, contact us and we will help you!

Regulations: 2015-2018

  • Effective January 1, 2015, amendment AB 2053 requires all California employers subject to the mandatory training requirement under AB 1825 to include a component on preventing "abusive conduct."
  • Effective April 1, 2016, FEHA regulations were revised to clarify and expand the protections, employer actions and training requirements.
  • Effective January 1, 2018, SB 396 expanded required training for supervisors to prevent sexual harassment to include gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Additional California Regulations 2017-2018:

  • New Parental Leave Act
  • Restriction on Obtaining Salary History
  • Ban the Box Expanded Statewide
  • Harassment Prevention Training Regarding Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation
  • Human Trafficking Poster
  • Immigrant Worker Protection
  • Santa Monica Sick Leave
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Notice
  • California State Minimum Wage Increasing
  • Data Collection: Sexual Orientation
  • Anti-Discrimination Protection for Veterans
  • Whistleblower Protection regulations
  • Medical and recreational Marijuana in the workplace
  • Fire arms protection
  • Worksite Immigration Enforcement Protections
  • Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation
  • New hire notification
  • Terminated employees document notification process
  • OSHA Transgender Restroom Guidelines
  • Transgender Rights in the workplace
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Equal pay for Women


Jul 12 - 12, 2018
Margie Faulk

From Hiring to Firing: Avoid All the Workplace Regulatory Landmines Employers Face to Run Their Organization!

How many times have you been told that you can’t fire an employee even when you work in an “At-Will” State? As a compliance officer, I have told many Employers (much to their disappointment and even anger). However, most times the decision not to terminate is due to the employment laws and regulations protecting from discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile workplace and all the litany of violations of the many laws Employers have to jump through hoops to avoid.

Until Employers realize that the risk for these violations are higher because of lack of awareness instead of malicious intent, the sooner Employers can take the necessary steps to hire the best people, retain the stars and fire the employees who drag the company down.

This seminar will provide Employers, their Leadership, HR Professionals, Supervisors and any professional whose role is to manager the costliest budget item in the Organization, Human Capital!


Aug 20 - 21, 2018
Columbus, OH.
Elga Lejarza

Employment Laws Certificate Program for HR Professionals, Managers, and Supervisors

This training contains everything our Managers and Supervisors need to know to succeed and to protect our organizations by complying with Employment Laws by doing the right thing from a moral, ethical and legal way. Always remember that it is better to deal with issues “in house” rather than in the “courthouse”.

Seminar Fee Includes:

  • AM-PM Tea/Coffee
  • Seminar Material
  • USB with seminar presentation
  • Hard copy of presentation
  • Attendance Certificate
  • $100 Gift Cert for next seminar  

* Free consulting service on questions related to Certificate Program for 12 months starting the day of the seminar. Participant will be provided with an email address and a response will be received within 48 hours. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about significant changes in Labor and Employment Laws since the 1990s.
  • Understand the foundation of all Employment Laws.
  • Learn about prohibitions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Learn about Religious reasonable accommodations.
  • Learn how to avoid EEOC claims and litigation.
  • Learn how to maintain a harassment free workplace.
  • Understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications.
  • Learn about the different FLSA Exemptions.
  • Learn about FLSA records retention.
  • Familiarize with Youth Employment Standards.
  • Learn about Break Time for Nursing Mothers.
  • Learn how to avoid wage and hour headaches.
  • Learn how to comply with the Family Medical Leave Act: Eligibility and timing requirement.
  • Master the headache of FMLA tracking.
  • Learn to identify what is a serious health condition and what is not.
  • Learn how to handle special situations such as spouses working for the same company.
  • Learn that "480" hours are not set in stone.
  • Learn about job restoration rights under FMLA.
  • Learn how to avoid being personally liable for unlawful work practice.
  • Learn about The Americans with Disability Act compliance and reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn to distinguish what is a Disability under ADA and what is not.
  • Learn about different types of reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn where to find resources and assistance with reasonable accommodation.
  • Learn about "Major Life Activities".
  • Learn about the confusing "Mitigating Measures" concept.
  • Understand the "Undue Hardship" defense.
  • Understand the "Direct Threat" defense.
  • Learn the legally safe way to confront an employee you suspect is abusing drugs, alcohol or other substances.
  • Learn about the importance of "Job Descriptions" with ADA.
  • Learn how to avoid age discrimination charges or claims when managing older workers.
  • Familiarize with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA).
  • Learn about "Mandatory Retirement" for certain positions.
  • Understand what exactly wage discrimination means.
  • Learn about the Lilly Ledbetter Law.
  • Learn about OSHA Law and regulations.
  • Learn about Pregnancy Discrimination, Hiring, Reasonable Accommodation and working conditions.
  • Learn about concerted activities.
  • Learn about Social Media Employment Policies and the NLRA's opinion.
  • Meet "GINA" and learn when we are violating "GINA" and when we are not.
  • Learn about the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Familiarize with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Learn to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Learn about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Areas Covered

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)


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