A Day in the Life: Solving Real HR Problems

A Day in the Life: Solving Real HR Problems
Thursday, June 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Walsh College, Novi

$270 Members / $295 Future Members 

Employers regularly face a number of complex employment law issues, sometimes all within one very long day. Join us for this back-by-popular-demand, highly interactive workshop that tracks “a day in the life” of a Human Resources Director as problems are tackled from hiring to termination.

Participants will “issue spot” along with the presenter, who will answer questions and discuss the legal implications, suggested documentation and forms, HR best practices, and regulatory issues involved.

Topics to be covered:

  • Identifying illegal hiring policies and handling new hire documentation properly
  • Investigating complicated allegations of harassment and discrimination
  • Handling discipline and “documenting the file” appropriately
  • Various record retention requirements applicable to employers
  • Wading through complex “hot topic” issues, including use of social media in hiring/investigative processes, weapons policies, drug testing and the use of medical marijuana
  • Proper handling of employee medical and non-medical leaves
  • Avoiding common payroll mistakes that can be extremely costly 
  • Preventing collective action litigation
  • Strategies for employee terminations; recommended severance policies and language

Who Should Attend:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Executive Management
  • Small Business Owners

Expert Presenter:
Courtney NicholsCourtney L. Nichols, Plunkett Cooney's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group Leader, focuses her litigation practice in the areas of employment law, including discrimination and retaliation claims, premises liability and civil rights law. She also represents and advises employers on important employment issues involving various state and federal statutes, and assists them with developing and implementing employee contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee manuals. 

"Best presenter you've had so far." - Amber DeLoach, HR Manager, Dowding Industries
"She took a normally mundane subject and added some fun and interest to it." - Jennifer Laughlin, Office Coordinator, Greenwood Acres Family Campground
"She allowed the time to be interactive, answering lots of questions attendees had and making it very personalized for each person's business need." - Jody Thompson, HR Generalist, Bandit Industries

Six (6) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance Certification Program.
Four (4) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Four (4) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.