Come to Ft Lauderdale for your HR Crash Course

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale will be host to the seminar Human Resources for Anyone with Newly Assigned HR Responsibilities: A crash course covering key issues, basic laws and best practices on July 16, 2019. This event is geared towards those who are either new to HR or have found themselves taking on greater duties in their HR roles. The course will focus on getting everyone up to par concerning the subjects of compliance and legal matters as well as hiring and firing, benefits administration, and records maintenance. All of this will be in the pursuit of becoming better HR representatives in an intensive one-day training session.

As an HR representative, you’ll learn a variety of legal and compliance issues including:

  • FLSA – Fair Labor Standards Act
  • EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity
  • FMLA – Family and Medical Leave Act
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

The course will also cover the benefits afforded to workers in terms of workers’ comp, FMLA and COBRA. Also, the course will also get you up to speed when it comes to record keeping as far as what documents are necessary to keep, how long they should be kept for when they should be discarded, and who should have access to them.

The course will also delve into leadership practices that will help everyone become better communicators. This will allow you to build better relationships and help in establishing employees’ confidence and respect. You will learn new skill sets in coaching, counseling, and discipline. You will also learn the dichotomy of when an employee is a good fit with the company and when it’s best to go separate ways.

Legal Practices Overview

The seminar will also cover the various aspects of Federal Rules and Regulations. This section will cover the federal regulations concerning:

  • FLSA – Fair Labor Standards Act
  • EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity
  • FMLA – Family and Medical Leave Act
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The course will cover the practices needed to keep your organization on track and within the legal parameter by minimizing liability. You will learn how to identify potentially dangerous legal pressure points that could land your company in the crosshairs of competent authorities.

You will also be guided through creating an effective SOP manual and what should be included and what should be excluded. This part will also delve into effective communications of these rules and guidelines with the company’s employees and what is legally required of them. This will help with the training every employee needs in order to operate in a safe and legal manner within the company.

Legal Hiring and Firing Practices

One of the most critical roles and potentially a legal landmine surrounding an HR representative concerns the hiring and firing process. This section will cover the interview process and what you can and shouldn’t ask and why. You will also learn how to better vet your potential hires in order to choose the best person for the role. After you’ve made the selection on who to hire, you’ll learn the legal way to acquire the references, background test, and drug test needed by the company. You will also be coached into conducting an effective performance review. If the situation calls for it, you’ll also be coached in following the guidelines to legally terminate an employee.

Benefits Administration Policies

This section will cover the areas of benefits administration and procedures that will allow you to pass on the knowledge to your employees. It will give you the toolkit in order for you to train and educate your employees on their available benefits and how to take advantage of them.

This will also cover knowing:

  • What are the exempt and non-exempt classifications, and wage and hour basics
  • What types of signs are required to displayed and why
  • Also, what procedures to follow when benefits change
  • How to convince employees that the HR department is a positive resource

Record Keeping and Retention

This section will go over how to create a legally compliant program. You’ll learn how to maintain employee records lawfully with constant access. In preparing a list of employee records, you’ll learn which are required by the government, who has access, and what to keep in the event of an audit. This will also cover compliant storage methods for keeping confidential records safe and secure.

After polishing your HR skills at the Human Resources for Anyone with Newly Assigned HR Responsibilities: A crash course covering key issues, if you find that you need a workspace to put your new talents to work, you can look for an office space to rent, Fort Lauderdale is home to Cruiseport.

If you’re in need of an office to rent contact us today.