Hot Topics in Employment Law
Rapidly developing current issues are flooding HR with challenges. In this fast-paced presentation, Julie B. Ross will bring us up to speed on numerous “hot topics” in employment law.
Included in her presentation will be updates on:
• #MeToo in the workplace
• EEOC’s new Sexual Harassment Guidance
• Flu vaccines and ADA pitfalls
• Peacocks, ferrets, and other personal service animals at work – really?
• Workplace bullying – is it a real thing?
• FMLA v. ADA: When is leave a reasonable accommodation?
• FMLA doesn’t cover grandparents, or does it?
• Compelled Self Defamation – Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of employer!
• Keeping Austin Weird: new paid sick leave ordinance
About the presenter:
JULIE B. ROSS
Julie is a partner of LYNN, ROSS & GANNAWAY, LLP. She represents employers and management in both the public and private sector. She is currently admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Virginia and is a former Certified Public Accountant. Julie’s practice emphasizes the following:
• All aspects of employment law, including counseling employers on interviewing, hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees; drafting personnel policies and procedures, employment contracts, and noncompetition agreements; assisting employers with wage and hour, overtime and other compensation issues, all in an effort to help clients avoid employment litigation and/or minimize liability.
• Assists clients on FMLA, FLSA and ADA issues.
• Assists clients before administrative agencies against claims such as wrongful discharge, breach of contract, employment discrimination and harassment under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and other employment statutes, unpaid overtime and other wage and hour issues, workers’ compensation retaliation, privacy violations and other workplace torts, and whistleblower protection.
• Training in all areas of employment law, including sexual and other unlawful harassment, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, documenting and discipline, and effective employment practices.
• Investigation of employee complaints.
This program is pending 1.00 recertification credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through HRCI and 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM.
Mid-Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality or the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
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