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An Attorney's Practical Guide to the Hiring, Management, and Termination of Employees

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Produced on September 27, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment

Course Description

Employment laws are continually evolving, as are employers’ obligations toward their employees. In this program, Suzanne Herrmann Brock and James La Rocca, attorneys in Gibbons P.C.’s Employment and Labor Law Department, will walk through employer obligations at every stage of the employment process, offering guidance, and practical insights to help attorneys advise employers at every turn. 

Recent legislation, case law, and administrative guidance has made it increasingly challenging for employers to navigate the assortment of obligations they face. At just the beginning of the employment process, these obligations concern job posting requirements, permissible inquiries on job applications, background checks, pre-employment drug testing, and I-9 compliance. Post-hire, employers must be ready to effectively and properly manage their workforces to ensure productivity and minimize the risk of future litigation. When an employee’s time with an employer comes to an end, employers must be prepared to support any decision to involuntarily terminate employment and safeguard their assets.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss what information may be obtained and used at various stages in the hiring process
  2. Identify best practices for performance management and the repercussions of failing to address and document performance concerns in an effective and timely manner
  3. Establish guidelines for involuntary employment terminations and understand the options for reducing risk
  4. Develop policies and procedures that will help improve the employment hiring, management, and termination processes

Credit Information

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Faculty

Time and again, Mr. La Rocca has been a trusted advisor to employers in both the private and public sectors. He regularly represents clients in connection with legal issues involving labor unions, including in the context of union organizing and collective bargaining. Additionally, both unionized and non-unionized employers routinely call on Mr. La Rocca to aggressively represent them in litigation, including in cases involving claims of breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unfair competition, and wage/hour violations. Mr. La Rocca also provides employers with day-to-day counseling on an assortment of workplace issues to help prevent litigation in the first instance.

Mr. La Rocca has worked for clients of all sizes across a number of industries. His clients have included Fortune 50 businesses, family businesses, and everything in between, including government entities. His work has spanned the construction, education, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, legal, media, real estate, sports, telecommunications, and transportation industries.

Mr. La Rocca is a frequent speaker and writer on key developments in the labor and employment field.



Ms. Brock practices employment litigation and counseling on behalf of employers. In her litigation practice, she is a zealous advocate for her clients and routinely defends wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation, violation of non-compete agreements, and wage and hour claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Brock is known for her skill in employment litigation involving complex and novel claims for emotional distress damages.

Ms. Brock is also a trusted advisor to numerous employers for whom she provides counsel and advice on all phases of the employment relationship. She focuses on employment counseling to mid-size employers undergoing rapid growth, helping them to ensure compliance with the numerous, complex, and changing employment laws of which growing employers must be cognizant.

In addition, a significant portion of Ms. Brock’s practice is representing institutions of higher education. She works with colleges and universities to defend claims brought by faculty, administrators, and students in federal and state courts and the Office of Civil Rights. Ms. Brock also assists universities in Title IX investigations, as well as training to keep them up to date on important legal changes affecting institutions of higher education.



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Theodore H.

Good

MR
Michael R.

Excellent presentation. Go info. Good energy.

HA
Hirobumi A.

An invaluable primer on some of the basic issues to keep in mind when hiring and other HR-related matters.

JR
Jeffrey R.

Good information to keep in mind when hiring staff and new young attorneys.

NB
Nikeva B.

great all around presentation

JR
Jennifer R.

Really great, practical advice for in-house attorneys.

JB
John B.

This was very well-done. As someone who is increasingly involved in employment matters in an in-house setting, this session prompted thoughts about additional questions i should be considering in my role.

TC
Tyler C.

Good issues discussed. They stress documentation and consistency - which I agree with 100%. Good subject matter.

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Sean O.

Good presentation. Lively.

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Melanie C.

Very helpful and clear. Thanks!

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Trent T.

Well done - very practical.

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Elizabeth S.

Clear and easy to follow presentation.

JM
Jeanelle M.

Thank you!

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tina w.

good presentation. practical knowledge and well done.

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Gabrielle P.

Especially found the ‘ban the box’ discussion interesting.

KM
Katharine M.

Very helpful.

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Thomas D.

Essential for all business counsel.

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Jeffery M.

As a manager, this was helpful and informative.

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Nancy K.

Presenters very good and very clear.

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Stephen E.

One of the best, if not THE best, seminars Lawline offers. Very practical stuff that can be of benefit to all lawyers.

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Debbie Ann R.

Excellent course & instructors and very informative..

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David B. M.

Reasonably thorough and clearly presented.

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Ramiro C.

Very insightful information!

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Emily T.

Great speakers. Very knowledgeable and they gave good, real-life examples.

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vincent p.

excellent presentation. great course materials

JM
john M.

very good intro course

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Carl S.

Great presentation!

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Mark S. P.

Document everything. I always say "if it ain't in writing, it didn't happen." The paper trail is everything.

VC
Victoria C.

Excellent presentation--many helpful tips.

JW
Julie W.

Very good speakers

CL
Charlene L.

Good, insightful information.

JH
Joris h.

Presenters did an outstanding job covering the essentials of the subject matter.

RP
Robert P.

Excellent, clear, comprehensive, with very good references incorporated.

RD
Richard D.

Very informational

KV
Kristin V.

Very practical advice I can take to my business clients and deploy in the operation of my own business!

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Steven L.

Interesting

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Jason S.

VERY INTERESTING

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nancy d.

Very informative.

KC
Katherine C.

Very good faculty who had a nice rapport.

TD
Tom D.

Very useful tips.

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Suzanne V.

Great!

SR
Sheila R.

very useful information

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Oliver L.

Thanks

LC
Lydia C.

Well done

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Allison M.

This was very useful particularly for entry level managers.

BT
Beth T.

Great materials and presenters! Well done. Thorough and accessible.

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William H.

Good overview of the employment process

AP
Andrew P.

Great program Wonderful presenters Helpful to the hiring attorney as well as the practicing attorney!!!!

RM
Ruth M.

The speakers presented the information in a thorough and easy to follow manner.

JS
Josh S.

Best one hour of my life.

JB
JOHN B.

Good basic course

YB
Yvonne B.

Included recent legislative changes and otherwise thoroughly covered basics and beyond. Also had examples of a few state differences. Excellent

SA
Stephanie A.

Very thorough

DL
Diana L.

Very good.

JA
Jeffrey A.

Excellent Course

GG
Gregory G.

By far best one ever

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Lorien Elizabeth S.

Very helpful course, really enjoyed the presenters and the subject matter

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Scott M.

I was pleasantly surprised. Took it more because I needed a CLE, but it had pretty useful information, some of which I'd not given much thought to. Would be useful beyond just the legal world, as it's for HR considerations in general.

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Edward C.

As one involved in an actionable employee situation, these attorneys have given considerably legal guidance to the current situation Their expertise is obvious,

WT
William T.

Good for non specialists

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rosanne m.

Excellent. Very practical.

BH
Brian H.

Very good for a small business owner.

JT
Joseph T.

Quality seminar.

JM
John M.

A very good and thorough discussion of the practical issues that arise in routine employee management. The program provides good examples of the consequences of not following basic guidelines.

KS
Karen S.

Articulate and interesting!

BH
Benjamin H.

Very insightful.

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Julie S.

Excellent CLE I have experience in employment law and this course was a good refresher and also provided me with some new information

DL
David L.

Great course

PC
Phillip C.

Excellent presentation

JK
Joseph K.

Will be taking more in this area

SD
Shauna D.

Excellent and engaging course. Thank you!

BM
Byron M.

Good presentation. I do not handle employment cases but I am sometimes asked questions and wanted an update on what employers should and should not be doing in the application process and after hiring. Both presenters were good and I thought that they made an effort to ensure that the presentation did not rely too heavily on the perspective of an employer.

MD
Michael D.

learned about background check rules

JV
Joseph A. V.

Excellent program, excellent presenters.

RS
Rena S.

Interesting for my own firm in addition to counseling business clients

SP
Salim P.

Great!

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Anne M.

excellent presentation

JS
Jeremy S.

Thank you, I learned a lot.

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Robert E. S.

Very informative.

CQ
Chandra Q.

Very clear explanations and lots of new information. Great program.

RH
Regina H.

Really good presentation.

JM
JC M.

Very good

HK
Hyungtae K.

Good

JB
Julie B.

Very informative!

DB
Deborah B.

Interesting information that all attorneys should put into practice!

JD
John D.

The presenters were well versed in the subject matter and presented it well...

FS
Frank S.

The two lawyers were really good.

TQ
Timothy Q.

Very good. I wish they had more time on the termination portion of the program.

DM
Daniel M.

Good and important information for law practices of all sizes.

SW
Sarah W.

I really enjoy a CLE like this where presenters work together. It makes the CLE much more entertaining.

KB
Keith B.

Very well done. Good and easy to follow outline of key topics. Knowledgeable presenters.

PK
Pamela K.

It did exactly what it needed to do. Remind us of the basics in labor law. Excellent.

LC
Lauren C.

Very good

DW
Daniel W.

excellent overview of employment law!!!!

JA
James A.

Clear and well-organized.

BG
Barry G.

Both speakers are very effective.

DS
Dennis S.

Very good primer for all managers and owners, not just for attorneys.

LL
Lorenzo L.

The instructors were excellent and took time to explain the potential pitfalls in hiring and terminating employees.

MR
Margaret R.

Comprehensive, effective presentation.

LS
Leonard S.

Very relevant to all forms of employers not just law firms.

SS
Shengming S.

informative

AS
Allan S.

Great Presentation. Very useful information

BC
Brett C.

An excellent presentation. Very clear and accessible.

SC
Susan C.

great presentation! both presenters were clear and easy to follow.

RW
Richard W.

Excellent Presentation.

WW
Weston W.

Thanks for offering your practical insight.

MW
Marsha W.

Very informative program, and very well presented.

TR
Thomas R.

Engaging presenters.

MB
Matthew J. B.

Very helpful, basic guidance.

RC
Richard C.

Very good presentation by both presenters.

LS
Larry S.

Very well done.

AG
Andrew G.

This was an extremely useful presentation. I am going to send a few emails to clients now.

KO
Kelley O.

best course I have done on lawline

JB
Jessica B.

Good program.

MF
Mary F.

Excellent intro to employment law.

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david z.

GREAT

JR
James R.

Good course on the many pitfalls of preparing a job listing, hiring, employee review, and firing.

LD
Louis D.

As a managing partner who is directly involved in hiring and firing, this is a good, timely refresher on best practices to avoid problems.

HW
Harry W.

Very well done seminar.

WG
Wayne G.

excellent presenters - both

DH
Deborah H.

helpful

JH
John H.

Very good.

PC
Paige C.

Excellent program! And very thorough materials. Well done!

LS
Liza S.

Very information and PRACTICAL. Thank you!

CC
Cecilia C.

Very helpful course.

KK
Kim K.

Definitely one of the most practical and relevant courses i've taken in the last couple of months . . .kudos to this set of presenters1

MS
Michael S.

One of the best programs I have seen. Excellent!!!

AH
Anna H.

Touches on a lot of good details.

LM
Lisa M.

super helpful practical tips

MH
Michael H.

Excellent CLE, great job by the presenters.

JM
Julian M.

Extremely interesting and informative.

TG
Thomas G.

Outstanding and informative presentation.

JA
Jeff A.

Good and specific information!

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