Employers often overlook the legal requirements and intricacies involved with hiring and onboarding new employees. There are myriad laws in New York State and New York City that cover these processes and impose certain restrictions on employers.
In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorneys and partners, Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl, will discuss best practices for mitigating the risks of unlawful discrimination claims during the hiring process and compliance with applicable legal requirements when integrating new employees into a company. Andrew and Jason will address what information employers should not seek or obtain from prospective employees; certain rules with respect to background checks; the forms that must be completed and the requirements when onboarding a new employee, and more.
Andrew W. Singer leads Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law Practice Group, which offers a full spectrum of legal services from everyday counseling to complex employment litigation. With extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, he regularly advises companies with various human resource and compliance issues:
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Andrew has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Jason B. Klimpl is a partner in the firm's Employment, Staffing Law, and Corporate practice groups and Associate General Counsel to the New York Staffing Association. Jason advises clients on a broad range of employment matters, such as:
Equal opportunity actions and policies, including allegations and charges of discrimination or retaliation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and policies and respectful workplace training relating to disabilities, religious accommodations, sexual harassment, and all other forms of discrimination;
Employment agreements and restrictive covenants, including drafting and reviewing employment agreements and provisions relating to bonuses, draw and commission structures, non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality;
Healthcare reform implementation, including affordability and minimum value requirements, employer coverage determinations, employee status reviews, filing and notice mandates, compliance penalties, and small business tax credits;
Independent contractor and consulting issues, including drafting and reviewing consulting agreements, performing independent contractor misclassification analyses, and responding to governmental audits;
Reductions in force, including the federal WARN Act and analogous state laws, protected group termination impact analyses, separation agreements and general releases, and COBRA;
Technology and privacy concerns, including drafting and reviewing online social media policies, technology and e-mail usage policies, federal and state workplace privacy laws, off-duty conduct laws, drug-testing, background and credit checks; and
Human resource and compliance counseling, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, job descriptions for overtime and ADA compliance, disability and family and medical leave compliance, vacation and PTO policies, military leave laws, meal and break requirements, jury duty and voting leave, and employment application issues.
In addition, Jason has prepared numerous articles and presentations on employment matters, such as:
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