Take a walk down our Main Street HR talk series.  In it, we’ll cover all the legal HR basics – updated, of course, for recent legal news.  Each talk will last roughly one hour with ample time for Q&A during the presentation.

But we slant our talks.  Look for pointers that will help even seasoned HR practitioners.  Listen up for places where having heart matters.

How come we’re the tour guides?  Well, HR legal is where we live, and we love our neighborhood. 

No sweat if you can’t make a talk.  The slide decks will be posted here.  Don’t forget that, in our talks, we go off script and share the color.  You’ll miss that piece looking at our slide decks alone.  Feel free to give us a shout about the details you missed.



The Right FOOT

June 30, 2017 at 12-1pm - Bush Law Firm PowerPoint Slides

Folks say: “Start out on the right foot.”  In HR legal land, that’s hiring.  We’ll load you up to do it right. 

Our talk will cover everything from job descriptions, to job postings, to pre-employment background checks and testing, to offer letters, to employment eligibility, to onboarding paperwork.  Shoot, we’ll even discuss how to set initial pay and tackle the thorny question: “Can initial pay account for the candidate’s pay on the last job?”  Pay discrimination claims lurk there.



Documenting performance Management:


August 11, 2017 at 12-1pm - Bush Law Firm

Nobody loves to document performance issues.  It’s HR’s red-headed stepchild.  (Sorry if you’re one, my wife is.  Love to her!) 

Come on out to hear about what to document, when to document it, how to decide the severity of the discipline meted out, how to document it and how to deliver it to the employee.  We’ll even dive deeper.  Are annual evaluations dead?  How about progressive discipline policies?  How do you get a weak manager back on track documenting his team’s performance?  What red flags might make you think about calling in HR legal?


Firing and Layoffs:


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Employees can see HR as wielding the fickle finger of fate – tapping folks on the shoulder when their days with the company are done.  Yes, terminations and layoffs.  None of it is fun, but it can be done with the right heart.

Here’s what we’ll run down.  We’ll drill deep into how to release one employee, focusing on how to tighten up your HR work so plaintiff’s counsel can’t take advantage of you.  From there, you’ll get a mass layoff boot camp – covering everything from selection criteria, to the WARN Act, to ADEA requirements for large group releases.



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Employment Handbooks and Other Policies

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Workplace complaints and investigations

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Overtime Pay Basics

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