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HR Checklist for Health Care Employers


Product Code - LGA176
Speaker(s): Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.; Susan Gross Sholinsky, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.
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The health care industry faces a myriad of complex challenges ranging from economic pressures to regulatory compliance to issues surrounding industry consolidation and reform. Counted among those challenges is the need to remain in compliance with the changes in federal, state and local employment law and regulations as well as policy and procedural changes, including those resulting from evolving technology. Health care industry employers are wise to "pause" from time to time to ensure that current human resources and employment practices are compliant and represent industry best practices.

The faculty for this program will address policies, procedures and employment-related records with a particular emphasis on health care industry employers. They will outline important tips that may be implemented to manage a productive, efficient, and compliant human resources department including the development of policies, procedures and training programs.

Educational Objectives:

• Learn about pre-employment processes including interviews, background/exclusion checks, immigration, and the employment application.
• Understand various agreements, including offer letters and employment agreements, commission agreements, enforceable restrictive covenants and intellectual property, agreements to engage in alternative dispute resolution, and separation agreements.
• Find out about wage and hour classification issues, including employee versus contractor status, and exempt versus non-exempt employees.
• Learn about job descriptions and personnel files, including performance reviews and disciplinary documentation.
• Discover information about notice posting requirements and recordkeeping.
• Understand manager and employee training programs.
• Learn about Whistleblowing and corporate compliance codes of conduct.
• Find out about handbook policies and procedures, including those regarding social mediators provide.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Chief legal counsel; human resources directors; chief operating officers; chief compliance officers.

Program Level: Intermediate

Credit Available: CLE. For more information, please see the “CLE Credit” tab.

Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.; Susan Gross Sholinsky, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.

Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.
Lynn Snyder has more than 30 years of experience advising clients about federal, state, and international health law issues including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, compliance, and managed care issues. Her clients include health care providers, payors, pharmaceutical/device manufacturers, and companies and financial services firms that support the health care industry. She is a frequent speaker and publishes extensively.

Ms. Snyder earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and an A.B. from Franklin & Marshall College, from which she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Florida, and New York.

Susan Gross Sholinsky, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.
Susan Sholinsky advises employers in all facets of employment law, including compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace and the development of personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation, workplace investigations, and termination of employment (including reductions in force). She also assists them in preparing employment, consulting, separation, and non-compete agreements; conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries; performs company-wide audits pertaining to various wage/hour issues, such as appropriate classification of employees as "exempt" or "non-exempt" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws; counsels multinational companies on the unique labor and employment law issues they face; and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment and employment contract cases.

Ms. Sholinsky earned a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.

This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state. Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in the states of New York*, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, and most other jurisdictions grant CLE credit on a per-program basis. At this time, Bloomberg BNA does not apply directly to the states of Florida, Rhode Island, Montana and Hawaii although credit is usually available for attorneys who wish to apply individually. Additionally, the following states currently do not grant credit for Bloomberg BNA OnDemand programming: Arkansas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Delaware. All requests are subject to approval once the live webinar has taken place or the customer has viewed the OnDemand version. Please contact the Bloomberg BNA accreditations desk if you have specific questions that have not been addressed.

If you have further questions regarding a specific state or how to file for CLE credit, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditation Coordinator.

Hardship Policy
Bloomberg BNA offers a hardship policy for attorneys earning less than $50,000 per year. If an attorney wishes to take advantage of this option, he or she must contact Bloomberg BNA directly. For attorneys who are unemployed or earning less than $35,000 per year, a full discount off the price of the program will be awarded upon written proof of hardship. Attorneys earning between $35,000 and $50,000 per year will receive a 50% discount off the price of the program. Any attorney working in the public service sector also qualifies for a special price. If you have further questions regarding the hardship policy or seek additional information, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditations Coordinator, or email us at accreditations@bna.com.

Questions
For more information about Mandatory or Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, visit the American Bar Association website at http://www.abanet.org/cle/mandatory.html.

*Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in New York for experienced attorneys only.