2 Days In-Person Seminar (Code – GRCSEM-6234)

2 Day In-Person Human Resources Essentials: HR Compliance Certificate Program

Elga Lejarza-Penn

Business Partner, Founder and President of Lejarza HR Consulting

December 03 & December 4, 2018

Greenville, South Carolina


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Topic Description: 

If you are looking for answer of these questions, you would certainly benefit by attending this seminar:

  • Do you know what you are expected to do to maintain compliance with all the employment laws such as FMLA, ADA, PDA, USERRA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FLSA, EPA, ADEA, IRCA, NLRA, DFWA, GINA?
  • How to deal with cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, FMLA requests, ADA and Religious accommodation requests?
  • Are you familiar with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act?
  • With the Lilly Led better Fair Pay Act, do you know who Peggy Young is?
  • Do you know for how long do you retain I-9 forms for inactive employees?
  • For how long you retain personnel records after employees leave the company?
  • What steps to take during an employee’s termination process to avoid a wrongful discharge lawsuit?
  • How to properly handle suicidal comments in the workplace?
  • How do you address hygiene issues with employees?
  • How to manage an inclusive workplace with employees with physical and cognitive disabilities?
  • What about how to maintain an engaged team, how to reduce turnover to retain talent, how to conduct thorough investigations?

I think I am not even half way with the list that HR Professionals are expected to do. Don’t you worry. You have found the right Certificate Program that will provide with all the tools necessary to be the best HR Professional one can be! 

Do you work in Human Resources?  Do you know what you are expected to do to maintain compliance with all the employment laws such as FMLA, ADA, PDA, USERRA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FLSA,  EPA, ADEA, IRCA, NLRA, DFWA, GINA  how to deal with cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, FMLA requests, ADA and Religious accommodation requests? Are you familiar with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, do you know who Peggy Young is? Do you know how long you retain I-9 forms for inactive employees, how long you retain personnel records after employees leave the company, what steps to take during an employee’s termination process to avoid a wrongful discharge lawsuit, how to properly handle suicidal comments in the workplace, how to address hygiene issues with employees or how to manage an inclusive workplace with employees with physical and cognitive disabilities? What about how to maintain an engaged team, how to reduce turnover to retain talent, how to conduct thorough investigations? I think I am not even half way with the list that HR Professionals are expected to do. But if you answer “no” to any of these questions, don’t you worry. You have found the right Certificate Program that will provide with all the tools necessary to be the best HR Professional one can be!

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn what HR’s role is today
  • Learn the “Alphabet Soup” of Compliance (Employment Laws)
  • Understand the FMLA Process from A-Z
  • Learn about The Americans with Disability Act compliance, the interactive process and reasonable accommodation
  • Learn how to manage an inclusive workplace with individuals with different physical and cognitive disabilities
  • Learn the legal way to confront an employee you suspect is abusing drugs, alcohol or other substances
  • Learn about Religious reasonable accommodations
  • Learn about compliance with the recruiting process
  • Understand compliance obligations under IRCA
  • Understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications.
  • Learn about Break Time for Nursing Mothers.
  • Learn how to avoid being personally liable for unlawful work practice
  • Learn how to avoid age discrimination charges or claims when managing older workers
  • Understand what exactly wage discrimination means
  • Learn about the Lilly Ledbetter Law
  • Learn about Pregnancy Discrimination, Hiring, Reasonable Accommodation and working conditions
  • Understand compliance obligations under the NLRA
  • Learn about Social Media Employment Policies and the NLRA’s opinion
  • Learn about Employer’s obligations with Employee Relations complaints/investigations
  • Planning your career’s next steps in HR

Topics Covered Include:     

  • The HR Profession today
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Peggy Young vs UPS
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Benefits Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
  • Drug-Free Workplace Act (DFWA)
  • Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring
  • Employee Relations/ Handling Special Issues and Situations
  • Investigations/Confidentiality
  • Employee Turnover
  • Employee Engagement
  • Records Retention
  • Your Next Steps in HR!

Who can Attend: 

  • HR Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Assistants
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Employee Relations Persons
  • Consultants
  • Small Business Owners

Instructor: 

Human Resources Business Partner founder and president of Lejarza HR Consulting in Greenville SC. Consulting firm offering a wide range of Human Resources services in English as well as in Spanish too small to medium size organizations. Elga graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree. She obtained a Major in Business Administration and a minor in Human Resources. Elga specializes in employee and management development, Recruitment and Employee Relations.

Elga has 19 years of HR experience and has worked at Target, Bloomingdales’ and Walgreens. Elga is a volunteer for the Greenville Literacy Association, a member of the Greenville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Society of Human Resources Management, the Greenville SHRM and the Anderson SHRM.

Agenda (8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Meet & Greet) 


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DAY 1 and Day 2

Lecture 1: HR yesterday and today

  • HR throughout the years
  • HR as an Strategic Business Partner
Lecture 2: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Prohibitions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Recruiting, Hiring and Advancement
  • Quid pro quo vs. Hostile work environment Harassment
  • Religious Accommodations
  • 1991 Amendment
Lecture 3: Employment Laws/Compliance

  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Exceptions to Equal Pay Act
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Lecture 4: Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

  • Fundamental PDA Requirements
  • Extent of PDA coverage
  • Medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Peggy Young vs UPS
  • Unlawful discharge during pregnancy or parental leave
  • States with greater PDA obligations
Lecture 5: Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

  • Fundamental PDA Requirements
  • Extent of PDA coverage
  • Medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Peggy Young vs UPS
  • Unlawful discharge during pregnancy or parental leave
  • States with greater PDA obligations
Lecture 6: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Compliance obligations under ADA
  • Definition of Disability
  • ADA vs. ADAAA
  • Most common disabilities
  • Drugs and alcohol under ADA
  • Undue Hardship defense
  • Direct threat defense
  • Reasonable Accommodation Process
Lecture 7: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

  • Reasons for GINA
  • Definition of Genetic Information
  • Prohibitions under GINA
  • Tests not considered genetic tests
  • Exceptions to the acquisition of Genetic Information
  • GINA’s rules on Confidentiality
  • GINA and EEO charges
Lecture 8: Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

  • Employer/Employee Eligibility
  • FMLA qualifying events
  • Continuous/Intermittent/Reduced schedule
  • Who is a family member under FMLA
  • Serious Health Conditions
  • Protections under FMLA
  • Equivalent Position
  • Timing Requirements
  • Requesting Re-certifications
  • Tracking FMLA
Lecture 9: More Employment Laws/Compliance

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Benefits Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Lecture 10: Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring

  • Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts
  • Background checks
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
  • Orientation/Onboarding Process
Lecture 11: Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)

  • History on FLSA
  • Employer’s obligations under FLSA
  • “White Collar” Exemptions
  • Break time for nursing mothers
  • Payroll Safe Harbor Policy
Lecture 12: Employee Relations

  • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Employee Drama vs Policy Violations
  • Drug Free Workplace Act (DFWA)
  • Investigations
  • Employee Turnover
  • Employee Engagement

Lecture 13: Your Next Steps in HR

  • Graduation: Certificates and Pictures

Elga Lejarza-Penn

Human Resources Business Partner founder and president of Lejarza HR Consulting in Greenville SC. Consulting firm offering a wide range of Human Resources services in English as well as in Spanish too small to medium size organizations. Elga graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree. She obtained a Major in Business Administration and a minor in Human Resources. Elga specializes in employee and management development, Recruitment and Employee Relations. Elga has 19 years of HR experience and has worked at Target, Bloomingdales’ and Walgreens.  

Elga is a volunteer for the Greenville Literacy Association, a member of the Greenville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Society of Human Resources Management, the Greenville SHRM and the Anderson SHRM.

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Wingate by Wyndham Greenville Airport
33 Beacon Drive
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
Phone: (800) 337-0077

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Your Registration will get you: 

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  • Lunch
  • AM-PM Tea/Coffee
  • Seminar Material
  • USB with seminar presentation
  • Hard copy of presentation
  • Attendance Certificate

Available Options

Fee for One Single Participant for 2 days

$1,599

Fee for Two Participants for 2 days

$2,879

Fee for Three Participants for 2 days

$4,309

Fee for Four Participants for 2 days

$5,749

Fee for Five Participants for 2 days

$6,779

Fee for Eight Participants for 2 days

$10,849

Fee for Ten Participants for 2 days

$12,769

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