Handbooks and Policies: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Paul Edwards, Handbooks and Policies: What Every Employer Needs to Know
Speaker: Paul Edwards
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Every year, hundreds of employment laws are added or changed at both the federal and state levels. As an employer, you must be 100% compliant with all of these laws 100% of the time. But if you don’t ...more
  • 5.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 11/30/2016
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 550.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Every year, hundreds of employment laws are added or changed at both the federal and state levels. As an employer, you must be 100% compliant with all of these laws 100% of the time, and your employee handbook is your most powerful tool for complying with all of these laws. But will your HR practices and employee handbook protect your organization, like a shield, from liability and lawsuits?

During this presentation, CEDR HR Solutions CEO Paul Edwards will discuss which employment laws are the riskiest to get wrong and alert you to areas where independent employers can get into trouble. He will also cover the best hiring techniques, why having a “living” employee handbook is critical, how often you should expect to update your policies and job descriptions, ways to avoid misclassifying your employees, and what you can to do mitigate 95% of common employee upsets that often lead to lawsuits.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • How to identify the 10 deadliest policies many dentists believe are OK, but are not
  • Which employment law(s) take precedence if more than one applies to your practice
  • How to ensure you hire the right person every time with behavioral interviewing
  • Why working interviews lead to legal hot water, and what you should do instead
  • How to avoid wage and hour issues when tracking your employees time, and doing payroll
  • How to determine if your employees have been properly classified (and what to do if not)
  • Which 3 major government agencies you need to know about, and how they affect your practice
Description of Speaker:
Paul Edwards is the co-founder and CEO of CEDR HR Solutions (Center for Employment Dispute Resolution), together with Douglass Lodmell. CEDR was established back in 2006 as the premier provider of customized employee handbooks for dental and medical professionals of all sizes and specialties across the United States. Paul has over 20 years of experience as a manager and business owner. He is well-known throughout the dental community for his expertise and specialty in helping dentists successfully handle employee issues and safely navigate the complex and ever-changing employment and labor law landscape.

Paul is a frequent contributor to AADOM newsletter and Dentaltown online forums, and regularly speaks at dental seminars, conferences and CE courses across the country.

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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5.0  (1 Review)
 1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
Good intro course
Spencer For Hire
User: Spencer For Hire
Date: 7/16/2018
This is a good "nuts and bolts" overview of the laws you need to be aware of as an employer. If you don't know what should or shouldn't be in an employee handbook, definitely watch this course.
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