Lots of HR Classes at the Bayer Center in February!

Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Litigation
Thursday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. – noon

FLSA cases are the fastest growing segment of employment litigation, far exceeding the number of all other employment class actions. Join us as we discuss the recent hot topics in wage and hour law, which includes the anticipated changes to the weekly salary basis for exempt employees, the proposed changes to the duties tests for the executive exemption under the FLSA, as well as FLSA background and basics, FLSA trends and hot areas of FLSA litigation, including independent contractor designations and litigation avoidance.

Instructor: Katherine Koop, Tucker Arensberg
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)

Conflict Toolbox!
Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It’s inevitable that your staff, your consumers and your board (maybe even you!) will get irritated from time to time. It may feel easiest just to move on. However, it’s possible not only to understand and manage conflict, but to get to the root of it, resulting in fewer and less severe problems and an atmosphere of improved trust and openness. This class will focus on understanding dynamics of conflict and building a kit of specific skills. Wherever you experience conflict, this can help! This class will not only illustrate new ways to engage that conflict productively, it will provide lots of hands-on practice in a safe and experimental laboratory setting. Bring your toughest questions, and we’ll see what gets the wheels turning once again.

Instructor: Susan Loucks, Bayer Center
Fee: $125 ($115 if paid online)

HR Roundtables
The HR job can be a lonely one – thank goodness there’s strength in numbers. You need peers to challenge, listen, develop and encourage you. The HR Roundtable is just that. Every meeting the group discusses a topic with some insights brought from the trainer. Afterward, a good chunk of the meeting is dedicated to helping each other work through issues your organization is facing.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
FREE, but registration is required
Location: Urban Impact Foundation, 801 Union Avenue, 15212

Finding and Getting the Best People
Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 1 – 4 p.m.

With overall unemployment at a low level, nonprofits and small businesses are struggling to recruit and hire the employees they need as they compete with larger companies and organizations. This program will cover some strategies for identifying organization strengths that can be used to recruit talented individuals. Also covered will be developing “rewards” that go beyond high pay that candidates may want and how to connect with the candidate audience. Finally, the program will review selection techniques, including the use of assessment tools, effective interviews and background and reference checking.

Instructor: Phyllis G. Hartman, ESC Volunteer
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)