Important HR Employment Law Issues for 2020: It’s Time to Prepare Now

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Date: 11/20/19, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, Attorney at Law, President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC
Price: $299.00 webinar or On-Demand, $449.00 webinar and On-Demand. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, managers, supervisors, training, in-house counsel, financial officers, CEOs

2020 is going to be a major game-changer for HR, with many new state laws on the horizon and multiple significant employment issues to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts around the country. It is important for HR to be aware of impending changes, be prepared for what’s ahead, and have policies and procedures in place to protect your organization.

For instance, medical marijuana laws are being interpreted differently by recent court cases, and HR needs to be prepared for what this means for the workplace. Can you still refuse to hire an applicant that tests positive on a pre-employment drug test? Do you have to provide reasonable accommodations to an applicant that uses medical marijuana for a disability within the meaning of the ADA? When will the final OT rule be effective, and what does it mean for how you handle your current exempt employees who are below the salary-level threshold? What will the Supreme Court decide as to whether Title VII protects employees in the workplace based on their gender identity and sexual orientation? How will this impact your policies and procedures on discrimination and harassment? How should you best prevent harassment in the workplace during the #MeToo movement?

Please join HR employment law expert Melissa Fleischer, Esq. as she helps prepare you for these changes and helps you make sure your organization is protected from potential legal liability in the year ahead.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • How courts are now leaning towards protecting applicants and employees who test positive on drug tests for medical marijuana
  • What the courts now require regarding providing reasonable accommodations to medical marijuana users who test positive for medical marijuana
  • How to prepare for the new FLSA OT Final Rule and the changes it will require in your workplace
  • The many new state laws prohibiting past salary queries during the hiring process
  • New paid family leave laws and paid parental leave laws on the horizon
  • How to avoid legal pitfalls of the #MeToo Movement and adequately prevent sexual harassment in your organization
  • Important cases pending before the Supreme Court on gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination and how to ensure you will be legally compliant



Your conference leader for “Important HR Employment Law Issues for 2020: It’s Time to Prepare Now” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president of HR Learning Center LLC. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over 20 years’ experience representing clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a variety of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.



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