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Employment Law Update in Rhode Island

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Laws affecting Rhode Island employers are ever-changing, and employers may unwittingly fall out of compliance with necessary requirements.

This topic helps Rhode Island employers identify state-specific legal requirements facing their businesses on a daily basis. The material discusses recent updates in Rhode Island employment laws and explains how those updates affect all aspects of the employment relationship--from hiring through separation. For example, the content addresses changes in social media and caregiver leave laws over the past several years, which necessitate changes to employee handbooks and personnel policies. The topic also discusses pending and anticipated legislation that may affect Rhode Island employers in the coming years. Laws affecting Rhode Island employers are ever-changing, and employers may unwittingly fall out of compliance with necessary requirements. This information helps Rhode Island employers identify state-specific legal requirements facing their businesses on a daily basis. The topic discusses recent updates in Rhode Island employment laws and explains how those updates affect all aspects of the employment relationship--from hiring through separation. For example, the material addresses changes in social media and caregiver leave laws over the past several years, which necessitate changes to employee handbooks and personnel policies. The material also discusses pending and anticipated legislation that may affect Rhode Island employers in the coming years.

Authors

Kristen M. Whittle, Barton Gilman LLP

Agenda

Pre-Employment Screening

• Employment Application Pitfalls

• Ban-The-Box Legislation

• Drug Testing of Applicants

Defining the Employment Relationship

• Employment at Will Doctrine

• At-Will vs. Contractual Employment

• Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Employee Handbook Essentials

• Equal Opportunity Employment

• Leave Policies

• Drug-Free Workplace

• Non-Harassment

• Wage and Hour Issues

• Social Media/Electronic Use

Separation From Employment

• Payment on Separation

• Restrictive Covenants

• Separation Agreements