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Top 5 Costly HR Compliance Tripwires

and How to Avoid them


Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60-minutes

Complying with state and federal regulations may not be your only job, but this aspect of your job has the potential to have the greatest financial implications. And with several new and complex rulings coming into effect this year, it can be a lot for your team (or department of one) to monitor.

During this webinar, BLR’s expert editors will give you a high-level overview of the five key areas you need to be aware of and what action items you need to address right now to stay ahead of your compliance obligations and avoid costly errors. 

Learning objectives:

  • Paid Sick, Parental & Family Leave: Learn how to navigate the maze of federal, state, and local requirements and access key strategies to prevent leave abuse.
  • Immigration enforcement. Maintain compliant I-9s and develop a plan to respond to stepped-up enforcement activities from ICE.
  • Severance Agreements: Understand the types of claims employees can release and the effect of the new tax law on confidentiality provisions.
  • Recruiting and Hiring: See what’s new with ban-the-box, salary history inquiries, ADA, citizenship, and more so you can ensure compliant recruiting practices.
  • Sexual Harassment: Time for a culture shift to put an end to harassment and incivility in the workplace. Discover how the #METOO movement is changing the way we train employees and the steps that you can take to prevent devastating harassment claims.

Sponsored by:

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Speakers:

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   Catherine Moreton Gray

   Senior Managing Editor, Human Resources and Compensation   

   BLR

Catherine Moreton Gray, JD, has over 20 years combined experience in HR management and as a management-side labor and employment attorney. Her HR experience includes recruiting, employee relations and communications, affirmative action and compensation.

As an attorney, Ms. Gray regularly counseled employers on issues such as complying with federal and state wage and hour laws, accommodating employees with disabilities, complying with federal and state laws requiring paid sick leave and family and medical leave, and union avoidance and labor relations. She represented employers in government audits, before administrative agencies, and in federal and state courts on matters including discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, affirmative action compliance, unfair labor practices and wage and hour violations.

Ms. Gray has also written articles on developing employment law issues, and developed and presented training for clients. Ms. Gray received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.