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How to Document Employment Decisions Properly So It Will Stand Up in Court

Instructor: Susan Fahey Desmond
Product ID: 702161
  • Duration: 90 Min

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This 90 minute webinar on legal HR documentation will address why documentation is important in every employment decision you make. Learn from real life lessons, from actual court cases, of how documentation helped an employer to win its case and how wrong documentation ensured a loss.

Why Should You Attend:

As a labor and employment law attorney, you are always reviewing documentation that supports your client’s version of what happened. As a human resource professional, you look at documentation so that you can approve a termination recommended by the supervisor. But as a supervisor, your focus is usually more on getting production done, and you “forget” to document that you had to tell a subordinate three times to do a task. You put off doing those performance appraisals. Documentation is critical. But how do you do it right?

This session will address why documentation is important in every employment decision you make. Yet, poor documentation will hurt you more than no documentation at all. We will discuss real life lessons, from actual court cases, of how documentation helped an employer to win its case and how documentation ensured a loss.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Why policies and procedures are an important part of documentation?
  • What policies/procedures are legally required before misconduct occurs?
  • What policies/procedures are recommended before misconduct occurs?
  • Can you discipline if you don't have a policy/procedure with regard to a particular problem?
  • Why not understanding the difference between misconduct/performance can hurt you in documentation?
  • How to fill out a performance appraisal properly?
  • Real life lessons from actual court cases – what went right in documentation?
  • Real life lessons from actual court cases, -- what went wrong in documentation?
  • How and when to dispose of documents?
  • What a document retention program should contain?

Who will Benefit:

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to:

  • Human resource professionals
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • In-house counsel
  • Labor and Employment Law professionals
  • Business Owners

Instructor Profile:

Susan Fahey Desmond, is a partner in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis, a national labor and employment law firm with offices in 48 cities across the country. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 25 years. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by U.S. Chambers as one of America’s leading business lawyers.

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