Many entrepreneurs, business owners and employers are super stars when it comes to starting, running and/or growing their businesses. Unfortunately, while they may be great at business, they are not always great at legal compliance with labor & employments law and businesses are served with lawsuits from former employees every day in this country. Fortunately, there are some common mistakes that employers can easily recognize and remedy that will decrease the odds of getting hit with a lawsuit.
This is a hyper technical area of the law that is frequently mishandled by employers. Advising your business clients in few key areas could possibly prevent employment related lawsuits and save your clients millions of dollars.
In this CLE course, Douglas Clifford discusses the top ten most common mistakes that employers make that lead to labor and employment lawsuits. The top 10 areas that Doug covers include: wage & hour, vacation pay, avoiding inconsistent treatment amongst employees, commission plans, alternative workweeks, the employee/independent contractor distinction, exempt vs. non-exempt (overtime) employees, at-will employment, investigating harassment complaints, inattention to DFEH/EEOC complaints and reasonable accommodations for employees. To access the course please click here: Employment Law: Top 10 Most Common (or Worst) Employer Mistakes.
Additional areas covered include:
- Non-compliance consequences for employers
- Treating employees consistently
- Drafting commission plan agreements
- Document it!!!
- Penalties for violations
- Test to determine employees/independent contractors
- Key overtime errors committed by employers
- Specific problems for specific industries
- Firing employees legally
- Using outside investigators to investigate harassment complaints
- Working interactively with employees
- Holly D. v. California Inst. Of Tech., 339 F.3d 1158, 117 (9th Cir. 2003)
- Velez v. Thermo King de Puerto Rico, 585 F.3d 44 (1st Cir. 2009)
Douglas Clifford is the founder and owner of Clifford Law Office, PC. Doug has represented large and small businesses in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including suits for wrongful termination, defamation, discrimination, wage and hour, and workers’ compensation discrimination.
This CLE course is offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.