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Course ID: LAWU

Employment Law Update: Key Risks and Recent Trends

Businesses and non-profits today face an explosion of EEOC actions and employment litigation that can threaten the organization’s financial stability as well as its reputation. This course will update you on, and provide tips about mitigating exposure for, the key employment risks that every employer faces: cyber issues such as social media, device and internet use, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblowers, all types of discrimination and harassment, workplace safety, wage and hour laws, immigration issues, laws such as the FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, COBRA, FLSA, and more. Know how to react to developing employment issues, understand recent trends in employment claims, and arm yourself with the knowledge and assessment tools that can make a difference for your employer or your clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Measure risk in the primary areas of employment exposures.
  • Determine if your organization is current and compliant in cyber-related issues affecting websites, devices, social media, and more.
  • Develop and enhance policies and procedures in response to identified employment risks.
  • Understand trends in retaliation, discrimination, disability, wrongful termination, and other high-risk areas of employment law.
  • Identify and implement measures to deter and reduce developing employment-related legal exposures.

Major Topics

  • Employment issues related to social media, e-device and BYOD, internet use, and website contents.
  • Wrongful termination, at-will employment, constructive discharge and retaliation.
  • Age, race/national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, genetic, religious, disability, and other forms of discrimination.
  • Dealing with whistleblowers in all types of organizations.
  • Wage and hour issues and immigration/undocumented workers.
  • Using mediation and arbitration to resolve employment disputes.
  • Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA, and more.
  • When and why some employers are hit with multimillion dollar verdicts in favor of former employees.
  • Noncompete, nondisclosure, and non-solicitation agreements, and what works.
  • Key trends in recent employment cases and legislation.

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

CPAs in business and industry and non-profits, and CPAs in public practice who want to increase their knowledge of employment law issues encountered by businesses and non-profits

Fields of Study

Business Law


Experience in, and knowledge of, employment law issues encountered by businesses and non-profits


AICPA – Durham

CPE Credits




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