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Handling Paid Leave Requests in New Jersey

Learn best employer practices for complying with paid leave requirements.

In January 2009, New Jersey became one of only a handful of states mandating that certain kinds of family leave be paid leave. Thereafter, in October 2018, New Jersey again became one of the handful of states to adopt a Paid Sick Time Law that applies to substantially all New Jersey employers. Paid leave brings with it a host of employer compliance questions. For example, what must an employer do when an employee makes a paid leave request? How much does an employee get in terms of paid leave? Who pays for such paid leave? What laws are implicated by such a request, and who decides whether an employee is eligible for the requested paid leave? This topic will answer these and other similar related questions by examining the New Jersey paid leave statutes and assessing all required compliance obligations. This material will discuss best employer practices for complying with these paid leave requirements and will review the handling of paid leave requests under employment policies, and discuss how such policies can best be structured consistent with federal and state law requirements, including recently passed Federal paid COVID-19 leave laws. This is a great chance to get answers to such often tricky compliance questions.

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Objectives

  • You will be able to review the New Jersey Family Temporary Disability Leave Law and Paid Sick Time Law.
  • You will be able to discuss procedures for the filing and processing of paid leave requests.
  • You will be able to describe how to run paid leave concurrently under federal and state law.
  • You will be able to recognize best practices for handling paid leave requests under New Jersey law.

Registration Special Offer

Receive 50% Discount

This program is approved for CLE credits.

Presenter

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd
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Avoiding Wage and Hour Audits

Wage and hour violations continue to occupy a large portion of the enforcement agenda of the United States Department of Labor. In past years, investigations have resulted in the issuance of findings that employers have failed to comply with federal wage and hour laws to the tune of $74 million in back wages for more than 102,000 workers. Because such high costs of noncompliance can also include significant interest and penalty/fine assessments, employers must be vigilant in their compliance efforts to avoid federal and state wage and hour compliance audits. This topic will provide strategies on effective compliance with wage and hour requirements, discuss how employers can stay on top of compliance issues with occasional self-audits of their operations, and provide other practical suggestions on how best to ensure that your payroll practices continue to meet all wage and hour requirements at both the federal and state levels.

Objectives

  • You will be able to explain the difference between an exempt versus a nonexempt employee.
  • You will be able to define what an employee versus an independent contractor is.
  • You will be able to identify the telltale signs of possible misclassification of your employees.
  • You will be able to discuss the most effective ways of conducting a self-audit to avoid possible wage and hour compliance problems.

Registration Special Offer

Receive 50% Discount

This program is approved for CLE credits.

Presenter

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd
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Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

NBI is committed to safeguarding the health of their attendees and speakers. This seminar has been moved to an online format due to public health concerns.

A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law

As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This program will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between. Register today!

  • Get the latest employment law updates you can’t afford to miss.
  • Learn the steps of a successful recruiting and hiring process.
  • Know what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies.
  • Appropriately apply wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly-paid computer professionals.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state WARN Act requirements when performing layoffs.
  • Understand unemployment compensation guidelines and how to manage costs.
  • Remain up to date on the latest developments regarding employee behavior and controversial social media policies.
  • Learn the key steps to investigating employee misconduct thoroughly and legally.
  • Identify techniques for controlling back pay during a National Labor Relations Board investigation.

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Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.20 –  NJ*
CLE 7.00 –  NY*
CLE 6.00 –  PA*
HRCI – 6.00
SHRM CP/SCP – 6.00

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Background Checks: Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Find the most effective ways to perform a background check and what legal restrictions may apply.

An ever-increasing number of employers are recognizing the benefits that can be derived from conducting background checks on both current and prospective employees. While background checks can be an effective tool for weeding out questionable employees, legal limitations on how such checks can be performed (and how the resulting data discovered can be used) must be understood or otherwise an employer will find itself defending against its own illegal actions. Review the kinds of background checks that can be conducted by employers, and likewise address the various legal restrictions (primarily under federal and state law) applicable to performing background checks, and related limitations placed on how acquired background information can be legally used for the benefit of the employer. Much of these latter discussions will be focused on the guidelines for conducting criminal background checks issued by the EEOC and also on the recent trend in many states of placing limits on when criminal background information can be obtained from candidates for employment through enacted Ban the Box laws. Finally, the increasing use of social media outlets to conduct background checks will also be examined, along with the potential legal risks and pitfalls of utilizing such media outlets to perform background checks.

Objectives

  • You will be able to define legal limitations on background checks.
  • You will be able to describe the downside of not performing background checks.
  • You will be able to review EEOC guidelines on conducting background checks.
  • You will be able to discuss the use of social media sites to conduct background checks.

Registration Special Offer

Receive 50% Discount

This program is approved for CLE credits.

Presenter

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd
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Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

Handle Employment Law Difficulties with Confidence

Rapid employment law legislative and case law evolution has created complex legal questions for employers and employees alike. Merely keeping up with the increasing number of changes can be challenging for the most experienced of practitioners, not to mention practically applying them to demanding situations that may walk through the door at any moment. Attend this comprehensive, two day seminar and obtain the valuable information you need to navigate the rapidly changing employment law landscape. No matter which side of the aisle you represent, you are sure to take away tips and techniques for handling advanced-level issues – register today

Credit Hrs State
CLE 14.40 –  NJ*
CLE 14.00 –  NY*
CLE 12.00 –  PA*

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Legal Dangers of Social Media Recruiting

Gain an understanding of the legal risks that are associated with internet employee recruitment process.

With employer access to greater information in the internet age, many have decided to utilize web-based social media outlets as a source of recruiting data for possible employees. However, in utilizing such sources of information, employers must be aware of the legal risks associated with accessing such internet avenues as part of their employee recruitment process. This topic will cover the use of such recruitment tools and you will learn what legal limitations apply in this area to hopefully help you navigate the legal channels associated with the use of such sources of recruitment information.

Objectives

  • You will be able to define risk situations better.
  • You will be able to identify legal issues associated with use of social media as a recruiting tool.
  • You will be able to recognize what laws may be implicated by your social media explorations.
  • You will be able to explain to persons involved in the company’s hiring/recruitment process the best ways to utilize social media tools with the least legal risk.

Registration Special Offer

Receive a 50% Discount Off of the Registration Fee!

This program is approved for CLE credits.

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Employment Law: 2019 Comprehensive Guide

Employment Law: 2019 Comprehensive Guide

The success or failure of a business is directly linked to the employees, and it’s crucial that human resource personnel legally manage labor and employment policies, documents and employee procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. The regulatory landscape of employment law is constantly evolving; this program will swiftly get you up to date on handbook must-haves, wage and hour requirements, employee leave policies, and hot-button issues related to social media usage and employee monitoring. Don’t rely on outdated information; utilize the latest best practices that not only protect employers from costly litigation and penalties but also effectively manage employees – register today!

Continuing Legal Education
NJ CLE – 7.20
NY CLE – 7.00
PA CLE – 6.00

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Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

Handle Employment Law Difficulties with Confidence

Rapid employment law legislative and case law evolution has created complex legal questions for employers and employees alike. Merely keeping up with the increasing number of changes can be challenging for the most experienced of practitioners, not to mention practically applying them to demanding situations that may walk through the door at any moment. Attend this comprehensive, two day seminar and obtain the valuable information you need to navigate the rapidly changing employment law landscape. No matter which side of the aisle you represent, you are sure to take away tips and techniques for handling advanced-level issues – register today!

Credit Hrs State
CLE 14.40 –  NJ*
CLE 14.00 –  NY*
CLE 12.00 –  PA*