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Employment Law Update in Rhode Island - Webinar

  • ID: 4227733
  • Webinar
  • May 2018
  • Region: United States
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
Laws affecting Rhode Island employers are everchanging, and employers may unwittingly fall out of compliance with necessary requirements.

This topic helps Rhode Island employers identify state specific legal requirements facing their businesses on a daily basis. The material discusses recent updates in Rhode Island employment laws and explains how those updates affect all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring through separation. For example, the content addresses changes in social media and caregiver leave laws over the past several years, which necessitate changes to employee handbooks and personnel policies. The topic also discusses pending and anticipated legislation that may affect Rhode Island employers in the coming years. Laws affecting Rhode Island employers are everchanging, and employers may unwittingly fall out of compliance with necessary requirements. This information helps Rhode Island employers identify state specific legal requirements facing their businesses on a daily basis. The topic discusses recent updates in Rhode Island employment laws and explains how those updates affect all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring through separation. For example, the material addresses changes in social media and caregiver leave laws over the past several years, which necessitate changes to employee handbooks and personnel policies. The material also discusses pending and anticipated legislation that may affect Rhode Island employers in the coming years.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define the different types of employment relationships recognized under Rhode Island law.
  • You will be able to describe key features of an effective employee handbook for Rhode Island employers.
  • You will be able to recognize pitfalls that employers may face during the hiring process, which could lead to potential liability.
  • You will be able to explain the necessary steps employers must take when an employee separates from employment either voluntarily or involuntarily.
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  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Employment Application Pitfalls
  • Ban-The-Box Legislation
  • Drug Testing of Applicants
  • Defining the Employment Relationship
  • Employment at Will Doctrine
  • At-Will vs. Contractual Employment
  • Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  • Employee Handbook Essentials
  • Equal Opportunity Employment
  • Leave Policies
  • Drug-Free Workplace
  • Non-Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Social Media/Electronic Use
  • Separation From Employment
  • Payment on Separation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Separation Agreements
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Kristen M. Whittle - Barton Gilman LLP
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This webinar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and managers, benefits and payroll professionals, operations managers, presidents, vice presidents, supervisors, managers, controllers, accountants and attorneys.
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