- The four session course will be taught by experienced lawyers from the law firm of Crowell & Moring who have substantial expertise in dealing with employment law matters. The course is designed to give participants a comprehensive overview of the employment laws that impact nonprofits, including laws dealing with employment discrimination, minimum wage and overtime and family medical leave. It will also discuss how to determine if someone should be treated as an independent contractor or an employee.
We will cover important employment related issues such as what an employer must consider before making the decision to terminate an employee and how to deal with claims of sexual and other forms of harasment.
The course will also discuss employee benefit plans and compensation. It will review federal and local laws relating to employee benefits, with a special emphasis on the Affordable Care Act.
October 23, 2013
Hiring,Terminating and Managing Employee Performance: This session will focus on the hiring process, including how to avoid discrimination claims when filling a position and what to include in an employee's offer letter. It will also discuss how to manage an employee's performance so that the employer can address problems before they become serious. Finally, it will discuss what steps an employer must take if it has to terminate someone's employment.
October 30, 2013
Prohibitions on Employment Discrimination: This session will explain the various laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees based on an employee's individual attributes, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the DC Human Rights Act. It will also focus on strategies to avoid employment discrimination claims.
November 6, 2013
Employee Compensation and Classification: This session will focus on a nonprofit's minimum wage and overtime obligations under federal and DC law; the rules applicable to part-time employees; and the wage-related obligations regarding departing employees. This session will also address the distinction between employees and indepdendent contractors.
November 13, 2013
Employee Benefits: This session will focus on the federal and local laws relating to employee benefits, with special emphasis on the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on nonprofit employers and explain the nonprofit's legal responsibilities for its employer-sponsored benefit plans.
The sessions will take place at the offices of Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (One block from Federal Triangle on the blue and orange lines and two blocks from Navy Archives on the yellow and green lines.)
The four sessions will be held consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning October 23, 2013.
There is a one-time charge of $25 to cover the cost of materials. Refreshments are included.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Center for Nonproft Advancement.
To register, please go to: http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/events/event_Detail.cfm?eventCD=7522201&isPackage=0&showAllButtons=1
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If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Paley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crowell & Moring
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(Metro Center Metro Station)
Washington DC 20004
- Lauren Paley 202-737-4700 x3357
- CLE Credit