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OVERVIEW Managing leaves of absence under the major federal mandates can be confusing. Some employers with good intentions will administer both leaves by using the same forms, overlapping the requirements, and consolidating the processes. However, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) need to be administered using their own separate guidelines. When taken one by one, it’s clear that they are completely different in their own details and requirements and, as a result,…Find out more »
OVERVIEW When an employee complains that he or she is experiencing harassment of any type, the employer has a legal, ethical, and employee relations obligation to investigate the charges thoroughly. The employer can't decide whether to believe the employee but must take him or her at their word. If an employer hears rumors that harassment is occurring, the employer must investigate the potential harassment. This may include hearing gossip from other employees, it may involve instances in which noninvolved employees…Find out more »
How to ensure emerging technologies help rather than hurt your organization Technology represents the classic double-edged sword for compliance and ethics professionals. When properly utilized, it can be a vital tool, helping a practitioner maintain a successful program and manage risk within their organization. However, technology can also present a whole new universe of rapidly-changing risks to identify, monitor, and manage. This one-day, virtual conference addresses both the positive and the negative ramifications of emerging technologies, helping practitioners be better…Find out more »
It's a lot more than just "sexting." or visiting inappropriate websites! Do you have a social media policy? Are employees aware of it and have they been trained in its proper application? Is your social media policy aligned with all your other policies and/or collective bargaining agreement(s), the National Labor Relations Act (Section 7 Rights) and/or your state and local labor and employment laws, and the Federal Trade Commission's regulations? Does your social media policy protect individual rights regarding confidentiality…Find out more »
OVERVIEW One of the primary objectives of every auditor is to assess organizational risks and evaluate the effectiveness of the controls established by management to mitigate those risks. The Institute of Internal Auditors has set forth the standards for auditors to use in accomplishing that objective Every organization is set up to accomplish its primary business objective. Whether it is a “for-profit” organization or a “not-for-profit” organization, there is always a primary business objective. And whenever there is an objective,…Find out more »
General and specialty compliance training from the comfort of your home or office! HCCA’s Regional Healthcare Compliance Conferences provide practitioners with virtual compliance training that includes updates on the latest news in regulatory requirements, enforcement, and strategies for developing and maintaining effective compliance programs within a healthcare setting. Our educational sessions, led by experienced professionals, cover the topics you want to hear about most—from general healthcare compliance to risk management and much more. Watch, listen, and ask questions from the…Find out more »
OVERVIEW In this session, the basics of Regulation E will be covered, which includes some basic definitions, such as how to identify a consumer account and what is an access device. The confusion over the Reg E error resolution process for electronic fund transfers (EFTs) and the loss of a debit card will be simplified and made more clear. Examples used during this session will help illustrate the handling of unauthorized consumer transactions (error on statement and loss of debit…Find out more »
OVERVIEW This topic will guide you on how to be aware of and identify the importance of addressing any code of behaviors concerning an employee who is not meeting the expectation of their work performance. WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? In today’s workforce environment, handling and documentation are the primary factors to your success or failure when addressing a nonperforming employee. When a non-performing employee is displaying a negative behavior that has an impact on other employees, documentation is extremely essential.…Find out more »
Here We Go Again! The DOL is increasing the Overtime Threshold in 2022. How Will this Impact Employers and Employees?
OVERVIEW The overtime threshold is a salary level used to determine which employees are eligible to receive overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in a single workweek. The federal rules governing overtime pay were established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which also described which workers are exempt from these rules and which are not. For non-exempt employees under FLSA, the overtime rate is at least one-and-a-half times the regular rate of pay for any hours worked…Find out more »
ADA Accommodation and Compliance: What should be the Process between an Employer and an Employee and How it should look like?
OVERVIEW This webinar explores the issue of what should the process be between employer and employee when trying to accommodate individuals with disabilities while complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? All companies, employees, and applicants for employment that want to learn about who is covered under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended (ADAAA) should attend this webinar to obtain a clear understanding of their rights, obligations, and responsibilities under the law. Employers must…Find out more »
Ethics Ambassador Academy: Creating and Sustaining an Innovative Ethics Ambassador Program Join ECI as we embark on this dynamic, two-day journey tailored for both E&C Leaders and Ethics Ambassadors. This program is for you if you are an E&C professional who is interested in either creating a new Ethics Ambassador Program in your organization, or you want to strengthen your existing in-house effort. If you are an Ethics Ambassador, this program will enable you to meet colleagues from other organizations…Find out more »
With Mandatory Paid Leave Gaining Ground, Is It Time To Do Away With Your PTO and Go Back to a Sick/Vacation Time Off Program?
OVERVIEW Fifteen states and The District of Columbia require paid sick leave. Fifteen other states will pass new legislation soon to require businesses to offer paid sick leave to employees. Other states will follow suit in the next year or so and a Federal Law requiring paid sick leave seems to be getting closer and closer to being passed. In addition to state laws, over 20 municipalities also require paid sick leave. Do you have a Federal Contract? If so,…Find out more »