HR Professional’s Overview of Employment Laws and Updates

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Compliance with the myriad of employment laws – federal, state, and local – is one of the most time-consuming and expensive aspects of the employment relationship. Having an understanding of the laws and the interface among them allows the HR professional to set up policies, procedures, and processes that can save many thousands of dollars in fines and legal expenses.

Most HR professionals have some degree of understanding of what employment laws require. However, requirements and compliance standards change over time through new legislation, court decisions, and regulatory agency interpretations. This webinar will focus on three key ingredients:

Update on the major federal laws
Changes that will affect how employers operate
“Hot Spot” areas of compliance enforcement

Areas to be Covered:

Major federal laws – discrimination/harassment, retaliation, FLSA, FMLA
Whistle-blower retaliation
Wage-hour issues
Gender issues
Domestic partner and Sexual orientation issues
Interactive Q&A session

Who will Benefit:

HR Managers
HR Directors
HR Administrators
Chief Human Resource Officers
Senior Management Team
Employment Managers
Training Director
Business Owners
General Managers and CEO’s
Risk Managers

Joseph Godwin

Joseph Godwin brings more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of human resources, including HR audits, regulatory compliance, and compensation and employee benefits. Joe has a primary specialty in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other regulatory compliance issues. His work with all types and sizes of companies in various locations and industries has given him broad experience to help clients face FLSA liabilities and complexities and meet difficult challenges in human resources management.

As a human resources consultant, Joe has managed hundreds of FLSA issues for clients by conducting wage and hour investigations, providing litigation support and expert witness testimony and serving as a third-party investigator. He has negotiated settlements in federal and multistate wage and hour claims, and he regularly conducts extensive practice audits for clients regarding job classification, exemptions, overtime and record-keeping. He is experienced in litigation support in individual employee compensation complaints and in collective and class actions. Joe is a frequent speaker on FLSA compliance topics and is a primary contributor to employer manuals prepared by FordHarrison LLP.

Prior to joining F&H Solutions Group, Joe was a principal in a consulting practice serving national and regional companies on regulatory compliance and compensation issues. He also has held executive positions for national and Fortune 500 companies, with primary responsibility for regulatory compliance and risk management. Joe earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has extensive continuing education in employment law issues.

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