Employee Law Update: Key Risks and Recent Trends (Self-Study)

Code: JI164681

Date Valid for one year from purchase date
Format Self-Study (On-Demand)
CPE credits CPE 8.0
of study
Business Law - Technical (8.0)
Standard member fee $129.00
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You should know how to react to developing employment issues because businesses and not-for-profits today face an explosion of EEOC actions and employment litigation that can threaten an organization's financial stability as well as its reputation. Written by an expert author, this course will update you on the key employment risks that every employer faces, including cyber issues such as social media, device, and internet use; wrongful termination; retaliation; whistleblowers; all types of discrimination and harassment; workplace safety, wage and hour laws; immigration issues; laws such as the FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, COBRA, FLSA, and more.

Spotlighting new and updated court cases, employment legal exposures, and employment compliance issues, this course will provide you with tips about mitigating exposure and will ensure you understand recent trends in employment claims so that you can arm yourself with the knowledge and assessment tools that can make a difference for your employer or your clients.

Who should take this program?

CPAs in business and industry and not-for-profits CPAs in public practice who want to increase their knowledge of employment law issues encountered by businesses and not-for-profits

Major subjects

  • Employment issues related to social media, e-device and bring your own device (BYOD) policies, internet use, and website contents
  • Wrongful termination, at-will employment, constructive discharge, and retaliation
  • Age, race or national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, genetic, religious, disability, and other forms of discriminationDealing with whistleblowers in all types of organizations
  • Wage and hour issues and issues related to immigration and undocumented workers
  • Using mediation and arbitration to resolve employment disputes
  • Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA, and more
  • When and why some employers are hit with multimillion dollar verdicts in favor of former employees
  • Noncompete, nondisclosure, and nonsolicitation agreements, and what works
  • Key trends in recent employment cases and legislation

Learning objective(s)

  • Measure risk in the primary areas of employment exposure.
  • Determine whether your organization is current and compliant in cyber-related issues affecting websites, devices, social media, and more.
  • Develop and enhance policies and procedures in response to identified employment risks.
  • Understand trends in retaliation, discrimination, disability, wrongful termination, and other high-risk areas of employment law.
  • Identify and implement measures to deter and reduce developing employment-related legal exposures.


Course code Code JI164681
Sponsor AICPA
NASBA ID#: 112891
Level Advanced
Format Self-Study (On-Demand)
Prerequisites Prereq. None