HR & Payroll

HR Compliance 2020-2021 Virtual Boot Camp

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    Margie Faulk - PHR, SHRM-CP
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    Mar 26, 2021
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    13:00 PM EST
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    270 Min
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HR Compliance 2020-2021 Virtual Boot Camp


Session 1: Overview of Compliance Training for Leaders! What are 9 Compliance Training Topics for Leaders?



Have All Your Leaders be Aware of all the Compliance Risks and How to mitigate them! This Compliance Training will save your company over $300,000 in potential fines, violation and court settlements. Can you see how you can mitigate risk when you train your Leaders? Can you afford to lose $300,000 plus?


How many Leaders and Supervisors are training to be Leaders or leaders? Many Leaders are promoted because they are good at what they do but do not know how to manage employees. Did you know, your Leaders have the power and the authority to make the decisions that will either ruin your company or improve it? Leaders can be Ambassadors for your organizations providing leadership skills, mentorship and guidance to employees or provide increased risk and potential violations that can cost your company and the Leaders litigation and fines & penalties for decisions they make through Vicarious Liability.


Vicarious Liability is when your Leaders are held accountable and responsible for their actions as Leaders. Not only is the company held responsible financially, but Leaders can also be liable for fines and penalties based on the decisions they make.


Not all decisions Leaders make are good decisions or exemplify what the company would decide. Can you vouch for all your Leaders? Even good Leaders can cost the company thousands of dollars when they make decisions that impact the bottom line.


9 Compliance Landmines for Leaders

·         Hiring

·         Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

·         Leadership Style (Managing Direct Reports)

·         Employee Classification

·         American with Disabilities (ADA) and Reasonable Accommodation

·         Documentation

·         Performance Evaluation

·         Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) & Discriminatory Practices

·         Termination


What Will You Learn?

·        Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how HR/Leaders and Leaders can be a risk if they are not trained on how they should handle employees who are              eligible or not eligible

·         Hiring Practices that are required by Employers and state specific regulations

·         Vicarious Liability and how HR professional and Leaders can impact the Employer’s liability because they are agents of the Employers

·         How can regular supervision limit the bad performance issues with direct reports?

·         How can a good onboarding process ease the issues of good acclimation to the Organization’s culture?

·         What tools can Leaders/Supervisors have to assist them in managing their teams?

·         What happens when an employee is terminated and they make claims of wrongful termination?

·         When Leaders/Supervisors are not acting as Leaders but trying to be a friend to their direct reports?

·         See what tools will help your Leaders/Supervisors during the performance review evaluation period;

·         Teach Leaders/Supervisors how they can manage their employees and reduce violations.


Benefits for Attending:

·         You will learn how to document performance issues to withstand legal scrutiny.

·         You will learn how Leaders/Supervisors take the lead in managing their direct reports.

·         You will learn how an effective Employee Manager relationship can reduce your risk and improve productivity;

·         You will learn how will Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impact your bottom line if there are performance issues;

·         You will learn what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does when there is a claim of discrimination.

·         You learn how leaders assist their direct reports as mentors and advisors?

·         SHRM Recertification PDU Credits

·         Free customized compliance tools in the form of guides, templates, policies, and toolkits

·         Additional HR Compliance Supplemental Slides

·         Free answer to all questions even after the training ends

What Will You Achieve?

·         You will be able to create a Leadership strategy to mitigate compliance

·         You will be able to training leaders to be knowledgeable of the risk they take when managing employees

·         You will be able to provide guidance as a leader to decrease the potential for fines, penalties and criminal sanctions


Session 2: Multi-State Regulations for 2021




Many Employers do not realize that the changes in their state regulations have an impact on state specific and multi-state locations and especially with remote employees. Now more than ever Employers, Leaders, HR professionals, and Managers need to be prepared for the changes that impact employees and communicate changes to employees. Training is the best method to keep track of workplace changes and how to create an effective risk management strategy. At this time over 35 states have workplace changes. It is critical to be informed since ignorance is no excuse for non-compliance.


Labor research has proven that Employers have a delay in implementing new regulations and adding it to Employee Handbooks or stand-alone policies. Moreover, new regulations go hand in hand with employee handbook and standalone policies updates. As a compliance officer, I am always providing support to Employers and professionals and see what the gaps are when protecting employees. Federal, State, and local regulations have an impact in maintaining workplace compliance and Employers need to be aware that when Federal, State and Local regulations clash the regulations with the most benefit for the employees supersedes. That is why it is important to be aware and follow all workplace regulations.


More changes in regulations were passed in July 2020 and more expected in 2021 in different states and Employers must ensure they are ready to accommodate the regulations that have changed in those states.


What Will You Learn?

·         What Federal regulations are in place for 2020?

·         What State regulations have been in place since January 1, 2020 and Employers were not aware?

·         What regulations have been implemented in July 2020 & 2021 and in which states?

·         What states have had the most changes in employment regulations?

·         What are the regulations with the most fines?

·         What regulations are the most consistent across all changes?

·         What regulations must be added to Employee Handbooks or stand alone policies to ensure workplace compliance?

·         What Employee centric (employee friendly) regulations are consistent with certain states?

·         What Employer centric regulations are consistent across states?

·         Learn how Employers and HR Professionals can prepare for the changes coming.

·         What fines and penalties are at risk if multi-state regulations are violated?

·         What regulations are tending:

Ø  COVID-19 Regulations

Ø  Salary Ban restrictions

Ø  Ban the Box Restrictions

Ø  Classification restrictions

Ø  Paid Leave changes

Ø  Family Sick Leave

Ø  Pay Equity

Ø  Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Ø  Hair Discrimination

Ø  Non-compete restrictions

Ø  Marijuana pre-employment restrictions

Ø  Lactation Regulations

Ø  Transgender Protection.


Benefits for Attending:

·         This training will provide a risk management strategic plan to reduce compliance violations by enhancing the knowledge and resources to the attendees on           how to maintain updates to the multi-state regulations.

·         Gain knowledge of how regulatory agencies impact multi-state law

·         Learn how to mitigate and maintain all the changes in multi-state regulations

·         Learn how to manage the multi-state laws in your employee handbooks

·         Learn how to identify the employee centric and employer centric states

·         Learn how to identify the many multi-state regulations


What Will You Achieve?


Attendees will have an overview of the trending multi-state regulations and the impact to Employers and professionals. They will also learn how to manage the multi-state regulations and how to access resources that will assist them in mitigation.


Session 3: Errors Leaders Make on Workplace Issues and How to Fix Them!




Whether you are an office manager or a project leader, all good leaders require a number of skills to help them positively interact with employees or team members. Effective leaders have the ability to communicate well, motivate their team, handle and delegate responsibilities, listen to feedback, and have the flexibility to solve problems in an ever-changing workplace.


Being a leader comes with a host of responsibilities, including handling workplace issues and setting a good example. You're often held to high expectations as the person in charge, and managing an entire team of people can be intimidating.


Good Leadership is an important element in the success of any organization. Having effective leaders can help a company achieve its goals and maximize efficiency. In most cases, leaders have a profound influence on their employees. Besides helping them better handle workplace-related challenges, leaders evoke innovation and creativity and inspire them to reach their full potential.


There’s been a lot of debate on whether leadership skills can be acquired in life or the person must be born with them. The answer is both. There are some people who seem to be born with great leadership skills, as well as those who developed them later in life. To encourage employees to become more innovative, leaders need to pay attention to a number of issues.


However, no one is perfect; there is always room to learn and grow, and to help your employees do the same. Here are 9 common mistakes that many leaders struggle with and how to fix them.


9 Mistakes Leaders Make

·         Treating Employees Like Friends!

·         Not Following Employee Handbooks of Policies!

·         Not Conducting Proper Background Screening According to Current and New Regulatory Guidelines!

·         Failing to Train Leaders on Compliance Issues!

·         Being Emotional During a Crisis!

·         Failing to Meet with their employees One on One!

·         Failing to Discipline Employees at All or Consistently!

·         Failing to Attend Sexual Harassment Training

·         Not Reaching Out to HR Professionals Prior to an Incident!

·         Terminating Employees Prematurely or Before Reviewing the Impact!

·         Micromanaging-Bonus


What Will You Learn?

·         Employers who train their Leaders/Supervisors in compliance initiatives, have a “good faith Defense” if there are future workplace litigations;

·        Leaders/Supervisors make decision that does not necessarily coincide with the Organization. This Compliance Training Series will mandate your                          Leaders/Supervisors to follow your organization’s policies, culture and practice;

·         Your Organization can demonstrate that they provide good judgment when litigation issues arise. That means if the Organization can demonstrate that they         train Leaders/Supervisors, they will prove that they train for success;

·         Teach Leaders/Supervisors the most volatile issues that they will face as Leaders and how to mitigate those issues;

·         Teach Leaders/Supervisor how to handle performance issues consistently and according to your Organization’s values and mission;

·         Documentation is key in performance issues. Have your Leaders/Supervisors learn how to document performance consistently, strategically and fairly;

Benefits for Attending:

·         You will learn how to identify the most impactful Leadership errors Leaders make and how to manage them

·         You will learn how to avoid errors that will impact compliance efforts

·         You will enhance your knowledge on ways to increase risk strategies

·         You will learn how the best Leaders will retain employees

·         You will learn what the most effective training method can ensure compliance


What Will You Achieve?


This training will outline the mistakes that Leaders make and how to fix them. Fortunately, one of the key factors in good leadership is training, training, Training! I have identified 9 of the most impactful errors Leaders make but there are several more. The focus will be on why these errors impact the workplace and how to ensure Leaders will learn and change their leadership styles before they violate any regulations and land their Employers and themselves in litigation.


Who Should Attend?


  • Human Resources professionals
  • Employers
  • Leaders/Supervisors
  • Current Leaders
  • Potential Leaders/Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Compliance professionals
  • Business owners
  • Professionals who handle employee relations issues

 This Virtual Boot Camp is approved for 4.5 SHRM Recertification Credits (PDUs)

Margie Faulk is a senior level human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Advisor for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public, Non-profit sectors and International compliance.  Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.

Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and auditing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, SOX regulations, payroll compliance, compliance consulting, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, internal investigations, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.

Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

4.5 SHRM Resertification Credits

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