• Thursday, August 25
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT
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Revise Your Job Descriptions: A Workshop for HR & Managers

In this 75-minute online training, learn:

  • How to avoid FLSA, ADA, & FMLA claims.

    Discover how to correctly describe those all-important essential functions, expectations, requirements, and more.

  • A step-by-step plan to write and revise.

    Discover the precise language to include & the red flags that will spark legal trouble.

  • How to revise your job descriptions.

    COVID changed where, when, and how work is performed. Your job descriptions must be revised, too.

If a job description hasn’t been changed since the pandemic began, it’s a legal time bomb.

You may think of job descriptions as a recruitment tool. The truth is, they are legal documents. Outdated, inaccurate, or missing job descriptions can spark big-time trouble with various employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

As most jobs changed in some way during the pandemic, your job descriptions also must change to avoid legal jeopardy. You can no longer afford to push this task down on your “to do” list.  

On August 25, discover how to make legally-sound job descriptions. Learn the practical steps and the correct language to draft effective and legally safe job descriptions for any position. Discover crucial updates and get a step-by-step walkthrough of how to approach refreshing your job descriptions.

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Agenda for Revise Your Job Descriptions

  • The 5 benefits of a good job description
  • Which words create liability, and which words avoid it
  • 4 simple steps to create accurate and defensible descriptions
  • How to define “essential functions” to prevent ADA liability
  • Exempt or not? The right language to lock in an employee’s exempt FLSA classification
  • Avoid FMLA lawsuits with the right words in a job description
  • How gendered or non-inclusive language can come back to haunt you
  • Should they include disclaimers? Yes, and we’ll provide a sample you can include
  • Red flags that invite lawsuits and regulatory problems
  • 7 best practices for every job description

Interactive Q&A time included

Got specific questions about your organization’s job descriptions? Ask our expert presenters during the Q&A period.

Brandon Mita is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Littler, the country’s largest employment law firm. He represents employers in court on employment law matters, and provides trusted counsel to organizations on compliance with handbooks, policies, disability, discrimination, FMLA and more. Brandon frequently speaks to HR and business groups on employment law issues.

Brandon Mita
Brandon Mita Attorney and speaker

Joseph Greener is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the Littler law firm, where he defends clients in court and administrative proceedings involving Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA and other employment law issues. He also helps employers navigate the legal landscape, including consulting on diversity and inclusion matters.

Joseph Greener
Joseph Greener Attorney and speaker
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