Basic Employment Law: What Every Manager and Supervisor Should Know

Basic Employment Law: What Every Manager and Supervisor Should Know

This course has been approved for SHRM PDCs

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 employer. It also will assist you in working collaboratively with Human Resources. The workshop can also assist individuals just entering or desiring to enter the field of HR. 

The topics covered include:

  • NH and federal discrimination laws
  • Legal issues to avoid when interviewing, hiring, and discharging employees
  • How to support an employee with a disability
  • Identifying basic FMLA issues
  • Basic concepts in NH and federal wage and hour laws
  • Identifying and avoiding harassment problems

Hear what participants are saying about the Employment Law workshop:

“Thank you so much for your HR Employment Law through UNH. I found the information you presented to be incredibly helpful in my own professional development and, more importantly, for use in my current position at work. You were direct, clear, and well organized. I appreciate you making so much time for questions as well.”

What You Will Learn


Basic Employment Law: What Every Manager and Supervisor Should Know

  • Basic Federal and NH Discrimination Laws
  • Hiring
    • Interviewing
    • What to ask and what not to ask
  • Discipline and Terminations
    • How to discipline or discharge and employee
  • Identifying and Avoiding Harrassment Issues
    • Legal Elements
    • Special Issues
  • Dealing with Employees with Disabilities
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Basic Issues Involving the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • Basic Federal and New Hampshire Wage and Hour Issues
    • Overtime
    • Calculations
    • Exceptions

Instructor Bios


Basic Employment Law: What Every Manager and Supervisor Should Know

  • Amy Cann

    Amy Cann is the founder of Cann Law, P.C.  As an experienced business professional and attorney with a diverse background, Ms. Cann specializes in providing comprehensive legal solutions to organizations and individuals. With a sharp focus on legal compliance, problem resolution, and risk management, her expertise spans employment law, OSHA and safety, and business law, as well as effective representation at the agency level, in mediation, and in court. She is licensed to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine and is a certified Data Privacy Attorney with a foundation in cybersecurity and AI.  Formerly, she was in the Human Resources profession for over 20 years and then, an Attorney at McLane Middleton, P.A..

    Ms. Cann established her own law practice to better serve clients with personalized, effective legal strategies.  She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the (ISC)2, an International Cyber Security Professional Association.  Cann Law, P.C. is a registered benefit corporation dedicated to providing our neighbors with pro bono representation through 603 Legal Aid and other legal aid organizations in New England.

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 230 Commerce Way
Amy Cann
279.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
Military Discount
10% off HR-ROI Workshop
REEO Discount
New to NH Discount
UNHOCE Discount