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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Know the Rules: Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities for Supervisors (SMDP)

Start Date: 10/17/2023 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/17/2023 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayers Ct
Eau Claire, WI  United States  54701

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Holiday Inn South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 830-9889
Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Cut-Off:  Friday, September 15
Rate: $124/night + tax
Room Block Link:  https://bit.ly/2023EAU-HI

Know the Rules: Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities for Supervisors (SMDP #717.1)
1-3/4 Skill Builder Credits

Supervisors and managers have the obligation to treat all employees and job applicants consistently and equally as outlined under the law. Handling team member issues in the most convenient or the nicest way may not be the legal or right thing to do. Whether your co-op has a full-time human resources staff to help you or not, to successfully supervise co-op employees you need to understand the human resource function and your liability with regard to employment laws. Learn how you can avoid common employment law pitfalls at your cooperative while improving your management skills, enhancing your leadership abilities and encouraging a productive work environment at your cooperative. 

Learning objectives:
  • Recognize your Human Resources (HR) responsibilities and liabilities as a supervisor.
  • Explain legal pitfalls for supervisors.
  • Distinguish between HR and supervisors’ responsibilities throughout the typical tenure of a co-op employee from when they’re hired to when they leave the co-op.
  • Explain the elements of loss control as it applies to employee safety and health, including the impact on the cooperative’s bottom line.
Key topics:
  • Basics of Human Resources
  • Employment laws including:
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964
    • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (and amendments)
    • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Harassment – What is It?
  • Supervisor’s role in preventing harassment
  • Shared areas of responsibilities between supervisors and Human Resources
  • Pitfalls to be aware of, including discrimination and nepotism
  • Legal vs. illegal interview questions
  • Supervisory responsibilities in loss control and workplace safety
  • Cost of an employee accident

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