Schwarzberg & Associates announces Employment Law Seminar Series to be hosted in Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.

by | Aug 5, 2016 | Notables & Events |

2007 Employment Law Seminar Series

All events from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m      Approved for CLE credit

Our Employment Law Group’s attorneys will offer presentations on the following key areas employers are coping with in today’s workforce:


April      24th: Palm Beach Gardens      26th: West Palm Beach

WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT RETENTION

  • Employers need to have a data retention policy for electronically stored information – and follow it What kind of documents do employers need to retain, and for how long?
  • What obligations do employers have in responding to e-discovery, and who bears the costs?
  • Failure to disclose data or comply with discovery can have dire consequences in litigation
  • How can confidential files, customer databases, or proprietary information be protected?

May      22nd: Palm Beach Gardens      24th: West Palm Beach

HURRICANES: MANAGING THROUGH THE STORMS

  • Applicability of laws protecting disaster-relief workers
  • Termination of employees unable or unwilling to return when your business reopens
  • To pay or not to pay employees when the business is closed, or to charge employees’ PTO accounts
  • Business interruption insurance may not be as safe a harbor as you think

June     26th: Palm Beach Gardens     28th: West Palm Beach

FLSA AND OVERTIME: ONCE EXEMPT, ALWAYS EXEMPT?

  • Proactive ways to try to preserve employees’ exempt status
  • Documenting accurate job descriptions
  • Monitoring actual job performance
  • Docking wages, imposing progressive discipline issues, Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Strategies for minimizing the risk of costly litigation

September     25th: Palm Beach Gardens     27th: West Palm Beach

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE WORKPLACE: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT (AND LEAST-PROTECTED) ASSET

  • Drafting non-compete agreements
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Crafting effective workplace technology policies
  • Protecting the confidentiality of your data
  • Responding to blogs, spoofing, chat rooms, cybersquatters and trademark infringers

October      23rd: Palm Beach Gardens      25th: West Palm Beach

TRAINING AND POLICIES: AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION CAN BE WORTH A POUND OF CURE

  • An employee manual or handbook alone isn’t enough
  • The nuts and bolts of an effective training program
  • Is your training program up to date?
  • How you can have policies that are known, implemented, and enforced
  • Integration of policies, training and their effective application
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