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Urban Legends of Employment Law: Debunking the Myths that Lead to Lawsuits

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie … but the myth.”


Too often, HR professionals and supervisors rely on lore rather than law when deciding what’s legal in the workplace.

Consider the following statements … which ones are true?

True   False

         Salaried employees don’t have to be paid overtime.

         “Probationary” employees have fewer job rights.

         You should never give out employment references because you could get sued for defamation.

         You must allow employees to bring someone with them to disciplinary meetings.

In fact, these are all myths, half-truths and urban legends. When you or your management team believe (and follow) myths like these, it puts your entire organization in grave legal and financial danger.

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In our audio recording Urban Legends of Employment Law: Debunking the Myths that Lead to Lawsuits, noted attorney Joseph Beachboard separates the most common employment law myths from reality, and he’ll give you the confidence you need to address vital workplace issues.

Joe explains the 19 most common employment-law urban legends, followed by the “truth” and what your organization must do to comply. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of your obligations to employees in terms of wages, benefits and termination.

The session addresses issues such as:

  • Workplace romance: Are “love contracts” silly or smart?
  • Tough-guy bosses: Are they litigious or just loud?
  • Terminations: Can you have a layoff of 1?
  • Social media: Is a “business use only” policy wise?
  • Hiring: Can an offer letter turn into a binding contract?
  • Interviews: Can you terminate new hires who fail to disclose a disability?
  • …and more than a dozen more!

Stop making personnel decisions in the dark. Discover how to truly comply with the most misunderstood employment laws. Getting in compliance now will save you time, money and legal hassles down the road.

This entertaining session drew a packed audience at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management conference in Chicago. Urban Legends of Employment Law is a must-listen recording for HR and managers alike!

Pat DiDomenico
Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, Business Management Daily

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Urban Legends of Employment Law fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid — no hassles, no questions asked.

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 Hear a Free 90-Second Clip of
Urban Legends of Employment Law
from Joe Beachboard:

About Your Speaker:

Joseph L. Beachboard, a shareholder with the law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., is a nationally recognized expert on employment law. He speaks regularly at national HR conferences and has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and National Law Journal. In addition to counseling employers on employment law and records management, Mr. Beachboard serves as the moderator of the annual Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium. He is also the editor of the HR Specialist: California Employment Law newsletter.

Who Should Listen:

  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Executives
  • Office managers
  • Business owners

Credit Hours:

This recording has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."
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