From Hiring to Firing: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Reduce Risk


April 02, 2019


Melissa Fleischer

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

This program has been approved for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM certification hours.
The program is pre-approved for 1.5 credit hour under HRCI


Employers frequently face lawsuits related to the hiring and firing of employees. Employers unknowingly violate state and federal laws. While asking questions during interviews, completing background checks and when hiring an employee, they are not permitted to hire few people. Additionally, employers are at risk of being sued every time they terminate an employee even if the employer has not violated any laws. This topic helps employers navigate the legal risks related to hiring employees and avoid violating state and federal laws. This material also gives employers guidance to avoid being sued after terminating employees. The content also identifies additional considerations that employers must consider when hiring and firing employees and how best to minimize its risks.

Why Should You Attend:

Most employers do not know that in many states the state employment discrimination laws apply to employers with small numbers of employees such as 4 or more employees. In addition, USERRA applies to employers with one or more employees and theADA applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Yet small employers do not understand their legal obligations with regard to these laws and are not prepared for the financial burdens of employment discrimination litigation. Learn how to protect your company and yourself (managers can be held personally liable under most state fair employment laws, for example under New York States Human Rights Law).

This employment law webinarwill review the life cycle of employment from hiring to firing and review the impact that each of the employment discrimination laws has on each phase of employment. This employment law Webinar is a must for small employers! A two-hour on-line HR Webinar with ample time for questions and answers on employer liability for hiring and firing.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn about the federal, state and local employment laws and how they impact interviews.
  • Pre-Employment Inquiries and What Questions are Lawful and Which Ones are Unlawful
  • Learn about the ADA's prohibition on Pre-employment Physicals Until a Conditional Offer of Employment Has Been Made.
  • Develop an understanding of what information can be in an offer letter and what information should not be included in such a letter.
  • Learn about the two different types of harassment including quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
  • Understand how to prevent sexual harassment as well as the other protected classes under federal and state law including age, race, disability, etc.
  • Learn about theories of liability for harassment by co-workers as well as by supervisors.
  • Be aware of the about eligibility requirements of the FMLA and ADA.
  • Become familiar with what a serious health condition is under FMLA as well as the definition of a disability under the ADA
  • Learn about the recent amendments to the FMLA, ADA and the DOLs Revised FMLA Regulations.
  • Learn about intermittent and reduced-schedule leave under the FMLA
  • Understand what a reasonable accommodation is under the ADA and about an employers need to engage in the interactive process under the ADA
  • Learn how to Protect your company from liability for discrimination when terminating employees
  • Become Familiar with Employment-at-Will Concepts
  • Reduce Employer Liability for Hiring and Firing

Also Includes:

  • Live on-line training by an experienced employment attorney
  • Power point presentation
  • Hand Outs
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Question and Answer Session

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Employee Relations Executive
  • Benefit & Compensation Professionals
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Recruiter
  • Managers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Attorneys
  • Business Owners