Practical HR: How to Navigate Employment Law Myths and Landmines

As a human resources (HR) professional, you are expected to be an expert on employment law and HR practice. With hundreds or even thousands of potentially applicable employment laws, where do you start? Join us for this daylong, interactive program where you learn the basics of both employment law compliance and human resources practice. At the end of this program, you have the tools to help your organization spot and avoid high-risk employment matters, as well as some practical tips for managing issues that do arise.

This course is preapproved by the Society for Human Resource Management for seven Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Business Administration Certificate
Labor Relations Certificate


Jill Sopha

Jill Sopha

Jill Hamill Sopha is the owner and managing director of Sopha Mediation LLC. As a full-time employment attorney mediator, Jill combines her unique and unparalleled experience with her passion to help employers and employees find resolutions to workplace disputes and ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • New and/or experienced HR professionals
  • New and/or experienced business leaders, supervisors, compliance employees and other individuals who regularly handle HR matters

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify high-risk human resources employment law matters
  • Recognize high-risk human resources employment law matters within your organization
  • Implement practical tips for managing high-risk human resources employment law matters that do arise

Course Outline/Topics

Spotting Employment Law Risks

  • Hiring and Paying Employees
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • #Metoo
  • Religious Discrimination and Accommodation
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination, Accommodation Issues and Leaves of Absence
  • Other Employment Risks

Avoiding and Managing Employment Law Risks

  • Failing to Act
  • Policies, Postings and Training
  • Conducting Investigations
  • Corrective Action and Discipline
  • Avoiding Retaliation Claims
  • Managing Employee Conflict
  • Managing Performance Issues
  • Ending the Employment Relationship


"Access to an expert in this field, including answering our random, yet important questions, was a tremendous benefit."  —  Participant, 2022

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and could give answers to all of our questions. I have learned a bunch from this class and hope to use it in
the future as needed."  —  Participant, 2022

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Jill Sopha


$345 by Oct 4, 2024
$395 after Oct 4, 2024

CEUs: 0.7, PDCs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 5045-16165

Registration Deadline: Oct 18, 2024

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