Supervisors and managers must understand the basics of employment laws and regulations when dealing with employees, but few have received training in these areas. This workshop will look at what you need to know to avoid legal and practical issues and to meet your obligations to your employers. It also will assist you in working collaboratively with Human Resources. The topics covered include NH and federal discrimination laws; legal issues to avoid when interviewing, hiring and discharging employees; how to deal with a disabled employee; identifying basic FMLA issues; basic concepts in NH and federal wage and hour laws; and identifying and avoiding harassment problems. This workshop can also assist individuals just entering or desiring to enter the field of HR.
(This is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)
Brian Bouchard, Esq., is an attorney and member of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green's Labor and Employment Group. His practice focuses on labor and employment issues, claims of discrimination, civil litigation, and construction litigation. He is a Daniel Webster Scholar graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and joined Sheehan Phinney in 2013. He is a frequent contributor of legal articles to the Union Leader, New Hampshire Business Review, and Good Company.