HR 1: Employee Selection & Promotion (January 14 - February 18, 2021)

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Includes a Live Event on 01/14/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)

If accelerating your professional growth and increasing your ability to contribute to the success of your firm are important to you, this interactive, online educational course is for you. Gain information on the essential areas of recruiting, selecting and promoting law firm personnel through facilitated discussions and on-demand learning that includes case studies, lectures, readings and assessments. 2020 brings about new laws to consider, including whether or not to ask about a candidates salary history, beefed up rules on anti-harassment training in California, and new contribution limits on retirement programs.

Topics include U.S. Federal Employment Laws, Employee Benefit Laws, Workers’ Compensation, Anti-Harassment Policy, Qualified Retirement Plans and 401K/Investment Policies. The following is an outline of the topics:

  • Week 1: Hiring Procedures
  • Week 2: Employment Laws
  • Week 3: Employee Benefit Laws
  • Week 4: Benefits & Claims
  • Week 5: Harassment
  • Week 6: Investments

The live lessons will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

Audience Level

Intermediate

Course Textbook

This course requires that participants purchase The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem.

Key:

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HR 1 Week 1 Introduction
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Welcome to the HR 1 Course: Employee Selection and Promotion 2021. Assignment 1: Due before the first lesson scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2021. Post in the Discussion Forum your responses to the following pre-class questions. Click on the "Click To Post" button below to post. 1. Your current job title or position. 2. Number of years you have been in that position. 3. The reason you registered for the HR 1 Course: Employee Selection and Promotion. 4. What you are hoping to get out of this course.
HR 1 Week 1: Hiring Procedures
01/14/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
01/14/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 1 Reading
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. Readings: Read Chapter 25, Performance Management, of The Big Book of HR.
HR 1 Week 1 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Once you have completed these assignments, proceed to the next step in the classroom and take the 10-question quiz prior to the start of our next class. Assignment (Post in the discussion forum): 1. Find a job description (either within your firm or online). 2. Describe which performance appraisal method may work best for that specific position (300-500 words). 3. Post your assignment by clicking the button below.
HR 1 Week 1 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
HR 1 Week 2: Employment Laws
01/21/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
01/21/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 2 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Readings: - Review the Department of Labor website: https://www.dol.gov/ - Read Department of Labor article on harassment: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/oasam/centers-offices/civil-rights-center/internal/policies/workplace-harassment/2012 Assignment (Post in the discussion forum): - Write a summary regarding which posters apply to your firm (300-500 words).
HR 1 Week 2 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
HR 1 Week 3 Reading
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Readings: - Explore the Occupational Health and Safety website - https://www.osha.gov/ - to review the law that surrounds employee safety in the workplace. - Read this sample OSHA case study.
HR 1 Week 3: Employee Benefit Laws
01/28/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
01/28/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 3 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Having perused the OSHA website and read the OSHA case study, participate in the discussion here. Assignment (Post in the discussion forum): - Write an essay answering the questions at the end of the case study (300-500 words).
HR 1 Week 3 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
HR 1 Week 4: Benefits & Claims
02/04/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
02/04/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 4 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Reading: - Read Department of Labor website regarding FLSA Section 14c: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/special-employment Assignment (Post in the discussion forum): - In 300-500 words, respond to the following question: In today’s day and age, is Section 14c fair?
HR 1 Week 4 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
HR 1 Week 5: Harassment
02/11/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
02/11/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 5 Reading
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. Reading: Review the facts section of a sexual harassment case study: https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/4th/63/1128.html
HR 1 Week 5 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Assignment (Post in the discussion forum): Write an essay addressing the following questions (300-500 words): - Which form of harassment is taking place? - What is the proper complaint procedure to utilize? - How should this case be investigated?
HR 1 Week 5 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
HR 1 Week 6: Investments
02/18/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
02/18/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 6 Reading
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. Reading: Review the Department of Labor link regarding finding and hiring a fiduciary: https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/ebsa/fiduciary/q4f.htm
HR 1 Week 6 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Assignment (Post in the discussion forum): In a single 300-500 word post, please: - List the essential steps in hiring a service provider. - Describe four actions to ensure the services are being performed.
HR 1 Week 6 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
Final Submission Agreement
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Agree to terms to continue.

Completing both HR 1 and HR 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate Program

CLM Credits

Meet minimum course requirements and earn credits towards your CLM application or recertification requirements:

  • CLM Application: 2 hours in Writing Skills, 1 hour in Communication Skills
  • CLM Recertification & Functional Specialists: 18 hours in HR

Continuing Education Credits

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 6 PDCs.


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HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
The HR 1 Course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Course Requirements

Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM, SHRM and HRCI credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.

John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA (Moderator)

Course Instructor

John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA, is the Firm Administrator at Spark Law. His career spans two decades and includes leadership roles in human resource departments in law firms in Los Angeles and Atlanta. He is also an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, teaching courses on human resources.