Hiring and Firing in Florida
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the legal landscape for hiring and firing, and ensure you remain current and carry out decisions effectively.
Florida employers face a myriad of state and federal laws and legal requirements when hiring and firing employees. Human resource professionals, line management, and legal departments must understand and comply with the laws as they evolve and change. Mistakes can be costly with lost productivity, diverted management, low morale, and protracted lawsuits. This course will help you review and update your knowledge and skills to hire and fire in Florida within legal requirements and assess and update employer policies. Learn practical solutions to common compliance issues. Feel more confident when documenting and making adverse hiring and firing decisions that make business sense and can withstand legal challenges. The material will review the legal landscape in Florida for hiring and firing, including right-to-work, at-will employment, common law requirements, interview dos and don’ts, job offers, background checks, fitness-for-duty checks, onboarding, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, workplace discrimination, retaliation/whistle-blower, progressive discipline, exit interviews, RIF/job elimination, unemployment claims, and more. This information is critical for employers to ensure key decision-makers remain current and carry out hiring and firing decisions effectively. This course combines a legal overview with a practical application of the legal requirements to multiple hire/fire situations employers face regularly.
• You will be able to define the different private sector laws that govern hiring and firing in Florida.
• You will be able to describe legal and unlawful questions and subjects for a job interview.
• You will be able to explain why some background check reports must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
• You will be able to recognize key issues and properly document and manage employee discharges based on job performance, policy violations, RIF, position elimination, or layoff.