From advertising an available position and conducting the initial interview to discipline and separation from employment, employers must comply with a long list of obligations pertaining to their employees. Because the laws governing employers’ responsibilities towards their employees throughout the employee lifecycle are constantly changing, attorneys must be up to date so they can assist their clients with compliance. Indeed, an employment practice that has been perfectly lawful for decades may quickly become a minefield of liability for the unsuspecting employer - think of credit checks, questions about an applicant’s current salary, and rules that provide three or fewer sick days per year. Even if employers have a handle on the laws pertaining to their employees in one office, laws often differ significantly from state to state, city to city, and even between counties and municipalities.
In order to ensure compliance, employers may wish to “take a step back” and perform an Human Resources Audit. This program, taught by Susan Gross Sholinsky, a Member of Epstein, Becker & Green’s Employment, Labor & Workplace Management Practice, will help attorneys understand how to walk their clients through this process.
The presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of how to conduct an HR Audit from the beginning of the employment relationship to the end. From reviewing interview scripts and employee handbooks, adhering to record-keeping requirements before and after termination, and the proper form of separation agreement, the course will help lawyers assist their HR and in-house counsel clients ensure compliance with the varying laws (and track changes thereto), throughout the employee lifecycle.
SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of Epstein Becker Green in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims.
In 2019, Ms. Sholinsky was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Workplace and Employment Counseling.
Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues. Ms. Sholinsky is Vice Chair of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee and Vice Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Professional Development Committee. She is also a member of the firm's Finance Committee and the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative. Ms. Sholinsky is also comanager and lefty second baseman on the firm's softball team, the EBG Bees.
Presenter was very well informed, organized, and presented well.
Great class! It provided a very thorough, high-level overview of HR compliance issues.
SPEAKER WENT AT GOOD PACE
Great intro course!
This was an excellent overview of an HR audit.
Clear concise thorough
This was a terrific course that covered all the essential elements of HR compliance. Instructor was clear and easily held my attention. Good "handouts" as well.
Great information! Very pleasant presenter - detailed information but not alarmist
Very well presented throughout with great order from start to finsssos
Fantastic presentation. Covered a great deal of material in short period of time.
Excellent Presenter. Comprehensive, practical and well organized program. Thank you.
The presenter was very knowledgeable and effective. Program was comprehensive and interesting.
Good course for in house counsel
I am familiar with this area of law, but appreciated the update and good materials that were presented. Helpful session!
Very well done - a lot of material covered
Instructor's delivery was great and she covered the topic thoroughly.
Very informed, pleasant speaker...I enjoyed this talk.