HR Compliance, Employment Law & Payroll Training
Human resources is the backbone of any business. And rather than serving a single function, HR has become a powerful aspect of companies that is responsible for supporting anything that falls under the employer-employee relationship. No longer limited to performing a supporting role, HR has taken increasingly strategic significance in the world of business as employees and their effective utilization have become a key source of a company’s competitive advantage.
To succeed in such an environment requires that you constantly refresh your understanding of employment law and simultaneously enhance and update your employee management skills. Let WiseQuestion, a leader in continuing education for professionals, be your guide to the field. Our pool of industry insiders can show you:
- Newer ways of working with employees
- More successful ways of recruiting the best talent
- Techniques to foster the creation of a better corporate culture
- Easier means of ensuring employment paperwork compliance
- Better HR strategies to retain and improve your workforce
At WiseQuestion, we have the answers to all your HR training needs. Not only do we provide you with guidance and insights on current topics, but our HR training presentations cover foundational topics of HR and employment laws, such as hiring and firing, payroll, performance evaluation, retirement, orientation programs, workforce culture, employee engagement and much more.
Tune in to one of our live webinars and talk directly with the experts; alternatively, you can conveniently watch an on-demand, pre-recorded conference, or access PDF transcripts of our HR training events.
Our webinars and audio conferences cover all of the compliance hot spots that employers need their HR departments to understand. Compliance with the following federal laws is mandatory for most U.S. employers – does your HR staff need a brush-up on the requirements of any of the following?
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which covers wage and hour standards for workers in the private and public sectors
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides for unpaid, job-protected leave and continued group health insurance coverage for certain family and medical reasons
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, public accommodations and other contexts
- Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 2010 health care reform law that requires employers to provide health insurance to their employees, among other things
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which forbids employment discrimination based on pregnancy
- Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the federal law that allows workers to choose to continue group health benefits in certain circumstances when they leave a job
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits employers from using genetic information in making employment decisions, and from requesting or disclosing such information
- Equal Pay Act, which requires equal pay for men and women for equal work
Other laws with more specialized applications can also present risk areas for certain employers, and we can help. Perhaps you need to comply with the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), which regulate construction and repair work under federally funded or assisted contracts for public buildings and works, apply to your company. Or you want to understand the myriad laws, regulations and court rulings that protect LGBT employees, which vary by state and locality. Our speakers and programs come from a wide range of backgrounds that cover every area your HR department may need information & training in.
Every HR employee needs to be familiar with the regulations and requirements of the federal agencies that protect the workplace, and our conferences are constantly being updated to cover the latest regulations and settlement actions from:
- The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which protects workers in the area of diversity, affirmative action and discrimination
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is responsible for enforcing federal laws that cover discrimination in a variety of protected areas
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which assures safe and healthful working conditions for workers
- The National Labor Relations Board, which monitors and enforces labor laws and laws relating to union activity
The U.S. payroll system is a complex web of federal, state and local laws and regulations, and navigating the rules can be a tough task for payroll professionals. Add to that the time-consuming process of preparing payrolls with all the forms and policies – such as Forms W-2, W-4, 1099, 941 and 940 – and your payroll department surely has its hands full.
Let our experts help your company’s payroll professionals stay up to date on all key areas, including:
- Compliance with wage and hour laws
- Handling travel pay, child support garnishments, wage deductions and overpayments
- Taxation issues for multistate employers
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Training and Development
We offer programs covering all you need to know about how to bring out the best in your workforce, including interview techniques for HR professionals, employee engagement policies and programs, and more.
An employer’s policies and procedures form the bedrock of its HR function. Our speakers have special expertise in on-boarding and off-boarding, retention strategies, investigations, preventing violence and harassment at work, and job postings – all the things that need to be covered and updated at least annually in your P&P.
You may also be wondering how to handle special challenges like retaining or attracting millennials to your workplace, encouraging healthy conflict resolution, or creating a strong, compliant corporate culture. If your HR department needs to develop a policy or program, our experts can help.
In the age of multinational corporations and fluid workforces, you need to understand the latest regulations and requirements surrounding immigration. Noncompliant employers run the risk of civil fines, debarment from government contract work, and even criminal penalties if they violate their responsibilities under immigration law during the hiring process.
From Form I-9 compliance to H-1B visas, which allow employers to hire foreign workers temporarily in certain occupations, let us help you ensure your company is compliant with the laws and regulations as this area of the law shifts and changes.
You also want to make sure your HR department and employees are prepared should the feds come calling in an audit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Discrimination and retaliation charges can present special risks for some employers in the area of immigration, so be sure you understand the latest developments in this area.