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Date

May 4, 2021

Time

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location

Online

Virtual

Employment Law — Four-Part Virtual Series

Dates and Times

All events are held from noon to 1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 4 — Employees and Social Media
  • Tuesday, June 22 — From Facebook to Firearms: How to Protect Your Organization From Threats and Violence
  • Tuesday, July 6 — Americans With Disabilities Act: Common Examples and Best Practices
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31 — Avoiding and Defending Retaliation Claims

 

Audience

This activity is designed for health care human resource professionals, attorneys, C-suite leadership and staff who manage employees.

 

Series Overview

During this series, experts will discuss the following.

  • common concerns and pitfalls with employee social media posting, including best practices and compliance
  • methods for anticipating and reducing the likelihood of employee violence; mitigating liability to victims; and preventing negligent hiring, supervision and retention
  • real-world examples of ADA accommodation requests, including managing such requests and what not to do
  • navigating significant legal pitfalls that accompany retaliation claims, including recognizing protected activities, policy development and procedures to minimize risk

 

Agenda

Tuesday, May 4 — Employees and Social Media

This session will discuss common concerns and pitfalls employers encounter with employee social media posting, including policy best practices, compliance with National Labor Relations board guidelines and potential privacy concerns.

Learning objectives:
  • discuss the proper scope of social media policies under state and federal labor guidelines
  • identify possible pitfalls when taking adverse employment action based on social media activity
  • outline potential HIPAA violations in social media posts
Speaker:

Leigh Campbell Joyce
Partner, Baird Holm

 

Tuesday, June 22 — From Facebook to Firearms: How to Protect Your Organization From Threats and Violence

This session will examine what to do if someone threatens to harm an employee, a customer or someone else on your property, and what to do if they do commit a violent crime on the premises. This session also will cover the legal steps employers can take to protect themselves and others against threatening and potentially violent people. The discussion will focus on methods for anticipat­ing and reducing the likelihood of employee violence; mitigating liability to victims; and preventing negligent hiring, supervision and retention.

Learning objectives:
  • describe when and how a business can protect itself using restraining
  • discuss various strategies for dealing with violent employees, customers and patients
  • identify how to avoid negligent hiring, retention and supervision claims
Speaker:

Heidi Guttau
Partner, Baird Holm

 

Tuesday, July 6 — Americans With Disabilities Act: Common Examples and Best Practices

This session will discuss the basic process for analyzing an accommodation request under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. The presenter will focus on real-world examples of accommodation requests and how to manage them, including what not to do. Examples will include requests for extended time off, nonobvious disabilities and animals as an accommodation.

Learning objectives:
  • discuss the process for analyzing an accommodation request
  • learn how to be comfortable interacting with employees who request accommodations
  • outline best practices in approaching common reasonable accommodation requests
Speaker:

Sara McCue
Partner, Baird Holm

 

Tuesday, Aug. 31 — Avoiding and Defending Retaliation Claims

Retaliation claims are among the most common types of employment discrimination issues and present a variety of challenges for employers. This session will help employers navigate the signifi­cant legal pitfalls that accompany retaliation claims. This includes recognizing protected activities, developing effective policies and procedures to minimize the risk of retaliation claims, and crafting strategies to address them in litigation.

Learning objectives:
  • discuss how to separate protected activities from adverse actions and practical tips to minimize the risk of retaliation claims
  • identify what are protected activities under various state and federal laws
Speaker:

David Kennison
Partner, Baird Holm

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute

General Information

Register

Register on or before Tuesday, Aug. 31., to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

REGISTER ONLINE

Each session will be recorded and available to registered attendees for 60 days after the date of the live session.

Cost

$225 per hospital for MHA members or dues-paying members of an MHA affiliated organization

$325 per hospital for nonmembers

Registration is per hospital; if more than one person from a single hospital wishes to register, please contact Karyn Bonney at kbonney@mhanet.com.

This virtual event is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2020.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

Contact An Expert

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Karyn Bonney

Education and Events Coordinator/Executive Assistant
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