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Save the Date: 5/10/2018 HR Seminar with EBG
We are excited to invite you to participate our HR seminar on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at TKP Conference Center at 109 W 39th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenue) New York, NY 10018. This event's registration and networking begins at 8:45 am.

【Date】Thursday 10th, 2018
【Audience】HR Managers, In-House Counsel, COOs, Heads of US Offices
【Topic】An Overview of U.S. Employment Law
【Time】9:00am to 11:00am (Registration begin at 8:45am)
【Location】 TKP (109 W. 39th St. New York, NY 10018)
【Language】English / Japanese
【Speakers】Susan Gross Sholinsky, Madoka Oya

To secure your seat please contact Takashi Hishinuma at with your name, company name, and your title.

The legal landscape keeps changing...and employers must keep up!

An Overview of U.S. Employment Law
Including Managing in the #MeToo Era and Understanding the Leave of Absence and Reasonable Accommodation Process
At this seminar, Susan Gross Sholinsky, a partner in the national law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, will provide guidance in English, and Madoka Oya, a HR Director of Actus Consulting Group, Inc. will advise in Japanese. They will provide an overview of U.S. Employment Law, focusing on both the everyday basics employers need to know and some of the thornier issues confronting HR professionals in 2018.
The topics to be covered include:
I. The Fundamentals of U.S. Employment Law
• Understanding your obligations – and employees’ rights – under federal anti-discrimination laws
o From hiring and promotion to discipline and termination, how these laws impact the decision-making process
o Avoiding the legal pitfalls, including improper pre-employment inquiries and pay equity issues
o The growing momentum at the state and local level to expand the reach of anti-discrimination law
• Wage and Hour Law: The essentials on the law that regulates how – and, to some extent, how much – employees are paid, including:
o Minimum wage and overtime pay rules
o Exempt vs. non-exempt status and avoiding misclassification of employees
• Employees’ rights at the workplace under the National Labor Relations Act
o What is and is not “concerted activity”
II. “Leave” Laws and Reasonable Accommodation
• The ABC’s of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act
• What you need to know about state and local leave and sick time laws
• The “reasonable accommodation” mandate: Religious beliefs, pregnancy, nursing mothers, victims of domestic violence and employee requests for schedule changes
III. Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Era of #MeToo and #TimesUp
• What is unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace?
o “Quid pro quo” harassment
o Hostile Environment
• Best practices to prevent workplace harassment
o Developing anti-harassment policies that fit your workplace: Why they matter
o The essential components of an effective anti-harassment training program
o The do’s and don’ts of investigating a sexual harassment complaint
o Ensuring proper follow-up and appropriate accountability