Introduction to Human Resources

This course has been approved for 6 SHRM PDCs

This interactive workshop will cover the major federal and state employment laws along with the typical activities that can arise in any HR or office manager’s day, including onboarding a new employee, managing a workers’ compensation injury, receiving a complaint of harassment, processing a request for a medical leave, and beginning the interactive process of a request for a work accommodation. We'll discuss the best HR practices, legal missteps and when to contact your employment attorney, ways to streamline the above people challenges, and a variety of case studies on these subjects.

Instructor Bios


Introduction to Human Resources

  • Amy Cann

    Amy’s career has spanned over 20 years in the Human Resources profession, and she is committed to guiding leaders to create positive, productive, safe work environments and engaging cultures for their employees while partnering to solve their challenges.

    She is currently enrolled at the Maine School of Law to complete her Juris Doctor degree with a specialization in Employment Law. Her education includes both a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Business Administration degree, Graduate Certificates in Human Resources Management and Social Media Marketing, and a dual Bachelor degree in Human Resources Administration and Psychology.

    Amy has designed and taught graduate, undergraduate, and professional development workshops for eight years for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH), as well as led over 100 employer training sessions over the years.

    She is a Certified Senior HR Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and a Certified Safety Management Specialist (SMS) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), a member of the NH Business and Industry Association (NH BIA) and the Chamber Collaborative of Portsmouth.

    Amy specializes in employment law, employee relations, leadership coaching, risk management, and organizational development and training.

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