myHRcounsel™ Webinars



THird tuesday webinar series

Starting in January 2019, we will have a monthly webinar series covering various topics in the HR and employment world. Every third Tuesday of the month, we will host a free webinar for anyone interested an offer HRCI credit to those who attend.

  • September 17, 2019: Terminating an Employee Who Just Took FMLA: How to Handle This and Other Tough Employee Discipline Issues- We all have heard the comforting words “at-will employment” before, but what happens when you want to discipline or terminate an employee who recently was out on FMLA leave, or that was injured in a workplace accident, or who just disclosed that they are pregnant. It can leave even the most seasoned HR professionals wondering if it will open the door to litigation. Join the attorneys at myHRcounsel for a one-hour presentation giving real-life scenarios of difficult employee issues that either worked out well (or not so well) for employers and how you can be sure to tip the scales in your company’s favor next time you are facing down a difficult disciplinary issue.

  • August 20, 2019: Which States are Puff, Puff Passing Marijuana-Related Laws and How Can Our Company Stay Compliant?- Do you often find yourself wondering which states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, which have legalized recreational use, and whether your state is next?  If so, you are not alone!  As ever more states pass varied laws relating to marijuana, the web of laws has employers feeling dazed and confused.  Overlap that with very different state laws on drug testing in general and staying on track can feel downright impossible.  Join us for a presentation discussing state laws relating to marijuana use, what employers need to know about testing for marijuana, what to do if an applicant or employee tests positive, and the impact of federal laws on employers and employees relating to marijuana. 

  • July 16, 2019: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Running Background Checks- From the proliferation of ban the box to new fair chance laws and increased litigation surrounding the Fair Credit Reporting Act, running background checks has become a whole lot more complicated in recent years. Join us to hear about these new laws, and receive practical guidance on running background checks.

  • June 18, 2019: Getting into the Weeds on FMLA Part 3- Managing the Leave Process, Reinstatement, and more- Episode 6 of myHRcounsel’s Third Tuesday webinar will be the third part of our series doing a deep dive into everyone’s favorite topic, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA has been and remains one of the most asked about topics from our clients and has been the most common request from those completing our post-webinar surveys. Part 3 will focus on Managing the Leave Process, Reinstatement and the FMLA’s Interplay with Other Laws.

  • May 21, 2019: Getting into the Weeds on FMLA Part 2- Qualifying Reasons, Employee Notification and Employer Response,and Certifications - Episode 5 of myHRcounsel’s Third Tuesday webinar is the second in the now four-part series doing a deep dive into the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Part 2 will focus on the various reasons for which an employee may take FMLA leave. We will also be discussing the requirements imposed on an employee for providing notice of the need for leave and the attendant employer requirements for providing a response. The last thing we’ll cover in Part 2 is what certifications may be requested, timeframes, and more.

  • April 16, 2019: Getting into the Weeds on FMLA Part 1- Coverage, Eligibility, Notice Requirements- Episode 4 of myHRcounsel’s Third Tuesday webinar will be the first in a three-part series doing a deep dive into everyone’s favorite topic, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  FMLA has been and remains one of the most asked about topics from our clients and has been the most common request from those completing our post-webinar surveys.  Part 1 will focus in on which employers are covered, which employees are eligible and what the qualifying reason for FMLA leave are, and will also cover the myriad responsibilities an employer has regarding posting, recordkeeping and notice requirements.

  • March 19, 2019: Employee Handbooks- Common Errors We Find in Our Reviews and How to Fix Them - The importance of a legally-compliant, clearly written employee handbook cannot be understated. Should one of the government agencies come knocking on your door to conduct an audit, one of the first pieces of documentation they will want to see if your handbook. If you get sued by one of your employees, having proof that you communicated your anti-harassment policy to all employees and received acknowledgements of receipt of that policy is a crucial first step in mounting a solid defense. Join us to hear about many of the common errors we here at myHRcounsel find in employee handbooks and how they can be fixed.

  • February 19, 2019: Is Your Employee Exempt or Non-Exempt?- The second episode will cover one of the more perplexing areas of employment law: the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees. At the end of this presentation, you will have a better grasp on the differences between these classifications.

  • January 22, 2019: Onboarding Tasks - Every time you hire a new employee, the amount of paperwork that needs to get completed can seem daunting.  Join myHRcounsel as we help you wade through what is required, when various steps should be completed, and learn some best practices along the way.



Watch our free previous webinars below! Stay tuned to our Weekly Legal Brief and social media channels as we announce upcoming webinars!

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