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HR Training Series

Foulston offers webinars and in-person seminars for HR professionals, managers, and business owners in all industries across the region. Each session will address HR issues that are important and relevant to employers.

Session Topics

  • OSHA Compliance (Webinar)
    August 24, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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    Is your organization ready for an OSHA visit? Join us as we explore basic OSHA concepts and discuss how to respond to an OSHA inspection.  We will also cover a variety of OSHA regulations and explore topics related to respiratory protection, COVID-19, and other recent changes at OSHA.
     
  • Performance Management (Webinar)
    September 1, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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    In this session, we’ll discuss the different aspects of performance management, including evaluations, performance improvement plans, discipline, and the difficult discussions that often go into each one. We’ll provide guidance for how to (and not to) handle these issues and provide time for interactive discussions about what has worked (and what hasn’t).
     
  • LOA Toolkit: Managing Complex Leave Scenarios (Webinar)
    September 14, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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    We’re bringing back this popular topic, where we dive into and dissect various leave of absence scenarios to learn how employers can avoid compliance headaches under the FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation. Our goal is to establish a set of tools that HR professionals can use to manage these complex situations, both with regard to helping management understand the legal requirements associated with leave issues, and to help determine when an employee’s LOA goes from reasonable to unreasonable.
     
  • Benefits Roundup (Webinar)
    October 5, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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    It’s been a super busy year for employee benefits with all the COVID relief, stimulus legislation, and regulatory guidance to go along with it. Let’s take a moment to catch our breath, take stock of where everything stands, and get ready for the new year. In this session, we’ll review the latest legislative and regulatory developments for both health and retirement benefits and highlight what’s new and hot for 2022. As a bonus, we’ll reserve 10-15 minutes for an open Q&A. Bring your weirdest and most pressing benefits questions and see if you can stump the presenter – no extra charge!   
     
  • HR 101: Understanding the Basics (*In-person workshop)
    October 27, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:30 PM
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    Are you a newcomer to the HR world? Have you spent a significant amount of time in a narrow HR niche area? If so, this session is for you. This entry-level, comprehensive review of employment law is designed to help you recognize potential legal issues in your workplace. We will touch on a wide variety of employment law topics to help you spot issues or concerns before they become larger problems.

    *This session is available to attend in-person at our office in Wichita and in-person via videoconference at our offices in Kansas City and Topeka.
     
  • Undoing the Regulatory Rollback: The Biden Regulatory Agenda (Webinar)
    November 16, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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    Who’s the turkey? Hopefully not you. Join us for a virtual pre-holiday feast as we work through the federal agency buffet line. The various agencies have been working hard in 2021 to undo the changes put in place by the Trump administration. We will check in on that progress and discuss the changes in place and those soon to come. We will also address any legislative changes or significant court cases that impact the workplace.
     
  • Put a Bow on It: Wrapping Up All Those 2021 Gifts (Webinar)
    December 14, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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    During this session we will take a look back at 2021’s developments and help make sure you have gotten any key items off your to-do list as you head into 2022. We will also look ahead to 2022 and help you get a head start on the 2022 to-do list.

Registration

Registration is required for each session separately using the links above. Each paid webinar registrant will receive a link to access the webinar and downloadable materials to use as a desk resource, and each paid in-person workshop registrant will receive presentation materials upon arrival at the event. The registration fee is $50 for each one-hour webinar and $170 for the in-person workshop. Payment online is required to complete registration. (For webinar registrants, if you do not have a PayPal account when registering for a Zoom webinar, please scroll down in the PayPal prompt to pay with a credit card instead.) If you are seeking continuing education credit, please be sure to review the details in the Certification section below.

Who Should Attend

These sessions are designed to benefit business owners, executives, and human resource professionals with responsibility in their organization for the full range of issues arising from the employer-employee relationship. Enrollment is open for corporate and government counsel. Attorneys in private practice require prior approval.

Presenters

Experienced Foulston Siefkin attorneys, including Don Berner, Jason Lacey, Forrest Rhodes, Jr., and Teresa Shulda will present the HR Training Series sessions.

Certification

Each session in the Foulston Siefkin HR Training Series will be submitted for review for HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Foulston Siefkin LLP is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP​ professional development credits (PDCs). Each session will be submitted for review. The series sessions will also be submitted for review of CLE credit for attorneys in Kansas and Missouri.

Please identify your continuing education (CE) requirements in your registration. For webinar sessions, we will submit Kansas CLE credit for attendees who need it after verifying participation and attendance. We will distribute SHRM activity numbers, HRCI activity numbers, and certificates of completion via email after verifying attendee participation in the webinar session and at the end of the in-person workshop.

Note: Due to the webinar format, attendees who wish to receive CE credit must attend the live webinar sessions individually on their own device using the link received in registration. Registrants who join the webinar with a group or other person on a shared device are not eligible for CE credit.

Comments from past HR Training Series Attendees

“Truly enjoyed this session. As a young & new HR professional, I learned a lot.”
“Great presenters! Always appreciate hearing newest updates and what to be aware of.”
"Foulston's trainings are usually worth their weight in gold the way the not only give you the 'ideal' situation but the true examples and the walk-thru samples."
“Information provided was very clear and understandable”
“Always informative and entertaining”
“Relevant information, good questions and answers”
“Good session with practical examples from previous litigation”

For More Information

For any questions and to make sure you receive all the latest updates on Foulston's HR Training Series, please contact Liz Golay at lgolay@foulston.com or 316.291.9723. If you do not already receive our HR Training emails, join our mailing list here.