March 28, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
BankIn Minnesota - SHAZAM Education Center
7900 International Drive, Ste 685 | Bloomington MN 55425
$429 - Bank Member
$858 - Prospective Member
Managing employees in today’s workplace is a daunting task. Management must possess broad knowledge and skills to effectively manage employees. In addition, management must also ensure that its workplace is compliant with complex laws such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related discrimination laws. In this program, Scott Salsbury uses his 26 years of experience as an employment and labor lawyer to engage with participants in a series of modules to analyze and discuss issues that management often face in the workplace. Each module uses factual scenarios to explore the applicable law and best practices for management. The modules cover the following topics:
- Management Basics: In this module, participants will discuss core management activities, foundational leadership skills, and advice on how to manage employees effectively.
- Workplace Policies and Employee Handbooks: Maintaining effective workplace policies and employee handbooks is an important management tool. This module will discuss core policies, and best practices for updating policies and handbooks.
- Conflict Resolution and Employee Corrective Action: The potential for conflict is ever present. Allowing conflicts to remain unresolved can negatively impact workplace performance. This module is designed to help participants identify the causes and effects of workplace conflicts and to equip them with strategies to resolve such conflicts.
- Managing FMLA Leaves and Related Issues: The Family and Medical Leave Act requires covered employers to provide three basic protections to eligible employees: unpaid leave to for specified family and medical leave, generally for up to 12 weeks; maintenance of health insurance during the leave; and job restoration when the leave ends. The goal of this module is to inform participants how to manage FMLA leaves. This module will address issues that include the obligations employers have employees during their FMLA leave, and strategies for managing intermittent leave.
- Managing ADA Accommodation Requests and Related Issues: The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits disability-based discrimination in employment and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees that will enable them to perform a job’s essential functions. This module will discuss the core concepts of the ADA and explore key ADA issues that include assessing the reasonableness of a proposed accommodation.
- Managing Title VII Discrimination and Retaliation Claims: Title VII and other federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating, harassing, and retaliating against employees. This module examines the costs of liability and ways in which employers can reduce their risks of liability under these laws.
- 2023 Legislation Affecting the Workplace: This presentation also covers two of the more significant laws becoming effective later this year: the “PUMP Act” and the “PWFA.” The PUMP Act becomes effective April 28, 2023 and will require most employers to provide nursing mothers with: (1) reasonable break time to express breast milk; and, (2) a private location, besides a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion. It also contains provisions for reporting and remedying violations. As of June 27, 2023, the PWFA will require employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to expecting employees, and bar them from taking adverse action against pregnant employees who request assistance to do their jobs.
Scott Salsbury represents management in employment and labor law. His employment practice involves counseling clients on issues that include Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination, Medical Leave, Whistleblower Retaliation and Wage and Hour. Scott representing employers before the U.S. Equal Employment Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Occupational Safety Health Association (OSHA) and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). Scott’s labor practice includes union avoidance, collective bargaining negotiations and unfair labor practice charges. He arbitrates grievances and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Scott litigates in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has tried to jury verdict claims for discrimination and retaliation. Scott has experience trying bench trials and injunction actions involving workers compensation retaliation and non-compete agreements.