Employment Law

COURSE NAME:
Employment Law

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers broad issues on Employment and Labor laws as it applies to Insurance Agencies. It covers issues on pre and post employment procedures, employee agent/agency staff/agency staff and employer/agency rights and interviewing strategies in order to avoid claims and suits. Further, it puts emphasis on real world issues related to the employment laws.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
AFTER YOU COMPLETE THIS COURSE, YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES:

  • INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES
  • UNDERSTAND EMPLOYER AGENCY RIGHTS FOR REQUESTING AND DISSEMINATING EMPLOYEE REFERENCES
  • EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS; DO'S AND DON'TS
  • DRUG TESTING & PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
  • EMPLOYMENT AT-WILL DOCTRINE
  • DISCRIMINATION PRINCIPLES
  • RETALIATION
  • HARASSMENT
  • AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT
  • FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
  • INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVELY AND WITHIN THE LAW
  • EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINARY POLICIES

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Introduction
  • LESSON 1: Labor and Employment Law
  • LESSON 2 : Interviewing Strategies
  • LESSON 3: Employment References
  • LESSON 4: Employment Verification Requirements of Employers
  • LESSON 5: Drug Testing And Physical Examinations
  • LESSON 6: Is There Really Still Employment-At-Will?
  • LESSON 7: Discrimination Principles
  • LESSON 8: Retaliation
  • LESSON 9: Harassment
  • LESSON 10: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • LESSON 11: Family Leave and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)
  • LESSON 12: Investigating Effectively and Within The Law
  • LESSON 13: Effective Disciplinary Policies

REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

SEAT TIME:
This course has been approved for 2 hours.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITE:
N/A

TESTING:
Quizzes - You will not be required to pass the quizes to proceed forward to the next lesson.
Final Exam - You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

COURSE COMPLETION:
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

Trey Wood

Trey is a partner with the Houston law firm Alaniz and Schraeder, L.L.P., which concentrates its practice in the exclusive representation of management in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Wood attended Texas Tech School of Law and was licensed in 1988. He has been practicing as a trial attorney since that time and has extensive experience in counseling clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship and has tried many employment cases in both federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Wood has also represented clients before various state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA, Department of Labor, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Texas Workforce Commission. Recently, Mr. Wood testified in national hearings before the Department of Labor in opposition to OSHA's proposed ergonomics standard. Mr. Wood is a member of the American Bar Association, the Civil Trial and Labor and Employment sections of the State Bar, as well as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Houston Bar Association. Mr. Wood is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Labor and Employment Law and is a frequent speaker before various trade organizations on all aspects of employment law. He has gratuitously provided continuing education for both the IIAH as well as several of our member agencies since 1997.