WolfInstitute Plans May Seminars

Saturday, May 1, 2004 - 00:00

WolfInstitute's Winter/Spring 2004 Seminar Series includes five programs this month.

Aimed at human resource professionals, senior managers and in-house counsel, the sessions provide a wide range of pragmatic, employment-related training in a lively, interactive classroom setting.

All courses take place at the WolfInstitute Training Center, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Each course is taught by attorneys and human resource professionals of WolfBlock.

The May schedule of courses includes:

•Thursday, May 6, 401(k) Profit Sharing Plans: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Compliance and Administration, 9 to 11 a.m., with Melissa B. Kurtzman and William D. Wright as instructors. This two-hour course will review a number of common mistakes made by employers who administer their 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans. The program will include discussion of various procedures and practices that will prevent mistakes from happening or how to correct them if and when they do happen.

•Wednesday, May 12, The Termination Event, 9 to 11:30 a.m., with James R. Redeker as instructor. Even if an employee is discharged for legitimate reasons, the termination process itself is fraught with legal and related human resources issues. This seminar provides an overview of issues for employers to consider in conjunction with the termination event.

•Tuesday, May 18, Protecting Your Business From Unlawful Competition, 9 to 11:30 a.m., with Jonathan D. Wetchler as instructor. This seminar will explore the various employment agreements designed to protect company information with an emphasis on restrictive covenants, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality policies/ agreements.

•Thursday, May 20, Harassment: Supervisory Responsibilities, 9 to 11:30 a.m., with Michael S. Cohen as instructor. This seminar focuses on the responsibilities of supervisory and managerial employees, addressing not only sexual but also racial, ethnic and other forms of unlawful harassment.

•Tuesday, May 25, Employment Law 101, 9 a.m. to noon, with Louis L. Chodoff as instructor. This seminar is designed to familiarize attendees with the following topics: overview of federal/state laws governing employer/ employee relationships, at-will employment, Title VII coverage, FMLA, ADA, privacy issues in the electronic workplace, wage and hour issues, record keeping, and proper documentation.

For cost information on the seminars, see the Bulletin Board in this issue.

For registration information, contact Rita Hunter at (215) 977-2007 or rhunter@wolfblock.com.