HR II Seminar Series: Beyond the Employee Handbook + Coping with COVID-19
Wednesdays, May 27th to July 1st, 2020
9:30am – 11:30am (class 2-6) /12:30pm (class 1)
A free six-session seminar beginning on 5/27; applications due by 5/21.
Join us in the second of our series of human resource training seminars designed to help businesses like yours build your capacity to manage your most precious resource – your staff! Whether you have one employee, ten, or a hundred, personnel issues can make a big difference to your bottom line. Having policies in place before you face any action is an incredibly important asset when managing your employees. Knowing how to properly communicate with your staff is particularly important during difficult times when your business may be forced to make tough decisions.
Our ‘initial’ HR seminar series taught by Rania V. Sedhom, managing partner at Sedhom Law Group, PLLC., covers the components of a personnel handbook. This ‘second installment’ seminar will focus on topics beyong the handbook- like handling internal complaints, investigations of sexual harassment and discrimination, and hiring and firing. The course will provide an in depth look at the legal components of these and other issues, as well as valuable time with an attorney to discuss specific human resource and legal compliance matters as are germane to the course material. In addition, we are adding some time to the first class to address HR issues related to the current COVID-19 crisis.
For a full overview of the six sessions including dates, and instructor bio, please see the course description here. (NB: this syllabus is an outline- depending on the final composition of the class, modules may be altered to better fit the needs of the attendees).
Prerequisites: You are not required to have attended the first human resource seminar to be able to take this course. However, you should have a basic knowledge of employment laws as they pertain to small businesses in NY. The first day recap will touch on topics needed for the remainder of the workshop but it will not cover FSLA/wage and hour rules, including vacation pay, sick pay, and other leave laws. All topics previously covered (see first course description here) will be assumed known.
Please note: as required by our funding source, in order to participate in this course, businesses will be required to be registered with Dun & Bradstreet with a manufacturing NAICS code. This is a measure to validate a company’s business category. A list of eligible NAICS Codes can be found here. If you need to add or update your NAICS code in your D&B profile, instructions to do so can be found here. If you are not registered with D&B, we can assist participants in the free registration process. Please feel free to reach out for assistance.
Participation is free, but admission is competitive and spots are limited. To apply, please complete this application no later than May 21, 2020.
Please direct any questions about this course or the application to Natalie Vichnevsky.
This program is made possible by the generous support of ITAC.