Creating Legally Sound Job Descriptions: The Ultimate Business Shield

Duration: 60 minutes

Many companies think of job descriptions as a recruitment tool to attract potential candidates. Big mistake. Job descriptions are legal documents.

Most companies don’t run them by legal counsel. However, rock-solid job descriptions are one of the best ways to stay out of court (and ensure victory should you ever get sued). What can be done? (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

In court, job descriptions among the first things plaintiffs’ attorneys demand. And a lot of discrimination, harassment and ADA cases depend on what’s in the job descriptions.

Another issue to consider: How long have some of your employees been operating under the same job descriptions? If the answer is more than a year or two, chances are, legislative updates, case law and government agency guidance has rendered parts of their job descriptions useless—or worse—illegal.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn:

  • The four critical elements every job description needs at every level of the workforce (Note: missing any one of them could set you up for costly litigation)
  • How to design job descriptions that are measurable for performance management
  • How federal, state and local laws must be properly considered in the job description
  • Exact verbiage for legally solid job descriptions
  • Key issues surrounding The Americans with Disabilities Act, which impacts ALL job descriptions
  • Best practices for when and how to review and revise job descriptions… without raising legal red flags

                                ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                                Anniken Davenport has taught business law and HR management at Penn State University and directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. She has represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in discrimination and employment law cases and school districts in labor negotiations. Anniken holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins and a JD from Penn State.

                                Certification

                                This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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