Personnel School Agenda

Friday, March 14, 2014 - Rochester/Pittsford - CLOSED

Friday, March 21, 2014 - Melville

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Learning to "Do the Dance" without Tripping Up! – Managing Leaves in the "Seventies" of the Civil Service Law.
This presentation will cover the fundamental differences between Sections 71, 72 and 73 of the Civil Service Law and their respective procedures, which address long term leaves due to occupational and non-occupational illnesses or injuries. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectuate an employee's termination under these statutes without running afoul of due process rights. Also discussed will be recent important court decisions, issues which may be subject to mandatory negotiations under the Taylor Law and practical tips/considerations for administering these statutes in an effective manner.

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

The Taylor Law & Collective Negotiations
This presentation will include a comprehensive review of the Taylor Law. Specific topics will include mandatory and non-mandatory subjects of negotiation; prohibited subjects of negotiation; how an impasse in negotiations is resolved; what are ground rules, who represents the municipality in negotiations; what is the impact of placing members of the legislative body on a bargaining team; and past practices.

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Employee Discipline – Process, Procedure & Off Duty Misconduct
This session will cover the disciplinary process applicable to municipal employees. The presenter will address who has the authority to initiate a disciplinary action, as well as the multiple procedures which may apply. There will also be a discussion as to how to prepare a disciplinary case against a public employee. The issue of Off-duty misconduct by municipal employees will also be addressed.

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Social Media & The Workplace
Social media is an unavoidable fixture in today's workplace. The presentation will explore many of the interesting legal issues social media creates for the workplace, along with the unchartered legal waters these issues pose.

Specifically, the presentation focuses on: challenges social media creates for employers; challenges social media creates for supervising and managing employees; advantages and disadvantages of utilizing and controlling social media in the workplace; and best practices for drafting and implementing a social media policy.

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

The Alphabet Soup of Employee Leave Benefits
This presentation will help you avoid the pitfalls associated with employee leave benefits under various state and federal anti-discrimination statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), and the New York State Human Rights Law. It will explain the legal requirements of these statutes, the ramifications for failing to comply, and it will provide examples of the types of claims that have been filed under these statutes.

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