At this time when countless valiant law enforcement officers are under unjustified and irrational attack, we at Hogge Law want to make our position clear. We value you. We believe in you. We support you. And we will defend you against false and malicious accusations of misconduct, especially ones involving baseless allegations of racial bias. If you are wrongly accused, we invite you to contact us. We can and will help.
A Message of Support from Ray Hogge to All Law Enforcement Officers and Police / Sheriff Departments
Mark Your Calendar and attend the "FLSA: New Updates" webinar on February 11, 2020 at half price through our website
We are pleased to announce that visitors to VirginiaLaborLaw.com and HoggeLaw.com can receive a fifty percent discount on the "FLSA: New Updates" live webinar to be presented by Lorman Education Services on February 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. The webinar, taught by attorney Ray Hogge, will cover the important Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations recently issued by the United States Department of Labor, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. To learn more about the webinar, and to register for it at the reduced rate, please visit the Lorman Education Services website by clicking here.
Now Available: PowerPoint Presentation "Federal Agency EEO Investigation - Developing the Factual Record."
We are pleased to make available our PowerPoint Presentation "Federal Agency EEO Investigation - Developing the Factual Record." This presentation discusses development of an impartial and appropriate factual record in federal agency EEO investigations in accordance with EEOC Management Directive 110 (2015) Chapter 6. It is provided at no charge. Click the link above to download the presentation.
Sooner or later, every organization receives a complaint of workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. It may be an internal complaint from a current employee who feels her supervisor is sexually harassing her. It may be a charge of discrimination from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed by an unsuccessful job applicant who claims he was wrongfully denied employment because of his race. It may be a federal lawsuit brought by an employee who claims he was discharged in retaliation for opposing disability discrimination. When this happens, it is imperative that the employer investigate the complaint. Such an investigation, however, must be conducted properly, because an improper investigation can hinder the handling and defense of claims and can lead to legal liability even if the complaint being investigated was unfounded. Conducting an appropriate EEO investigation is a skill which requires knowledge and training.
Amediate LLC is a provider of human resource management services, including training in conducting workplace EEO investigations. Its next program will be conducted February 25 to 28, 2019, in Norfolk, Virginia. The presenters at that program will include labor and employment law attorney Ray Hogge and EEOC investigator Michael Johnson. The program meets the 32-hour initial investigator training requirement, and the 8-hour continuing investigator training requirement, under EEOC Management Directive 110. To find out more about the program or to register, click here or contact Amediate LLC.
Because executives are in high demand, organizations must offer them attractive compensation packages. Salary is important, but is only one of many forms of compensation executives typically are offered. Some other forms of compensation can be straightforward, but others can be complex and involve important legal and tax considerations. It is imperative that the executive hiring authority in any organization, as well as the executive, understand the fundamentals of executive compensation, since executives typically are employed under written employment contracts and compensation plans which must correctly reflect the compensation being provided to the executive.
Lorman Education Services will present a live webinar, Fundamentals of Executive Compensation, on January 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time), which will provide an introduction to important issues in the design and administration of executive employment compensation agreements and plans, to enable organizations and executives to navigate the complex world of executive compensation. Ray Hogge will be the instructor. The webinar is designed for human resource managers, payroll professionals, benefits administrators, business owners and managers, CFOs and controllers, and attorneys. To register for the webinar, visit the Lorman Education Services website at www.lorman.com, or click here to go to the webinar page.
We are please to make available to you our "Fundamentals of Employee Handbooks" PowerPoint presentation. To download the presentation, click here. To open the presentation after downloading it, click the presentation then leave the password blank and click the 'read only' button. The presentation walks you through many of the most important consideration in drafting employee handbooks, including policies which many employers should consider adopting. It is a valuable tool for business owners, executives, and human resource professionals. There is no charge for this presentation, and it may be used and distributed for any non-commercial purpose.
There is still time to sign up for the Human Resources Boot Camp seminar to be presented by the National Business Institute at the Hyatt Place Richmond Airport, 4401 South Laburnum Avenue, in Richmond, Virginia on October 10, 2018. The program will begin at 9:00 AM with "FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives," taught by Ray Hogge. The second segment, "Using Handbooks to Protect Against Legal Liabilities: With Example Policies," also will be taught by Ray Hogge. The segments presented by other instructors will be "Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights," "Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations," and "Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues." The program will conclude at 4:30 PM. It has been approved for 6.0 hours of Virginia mandatory continuing legal education credit for attorneys, 6.0 hours of continuing professional education credit for accountants, and 6.0 hours of recertification credit hours for certified payroll professionals. For more information or to register, click here or visit the NBI website at nbi-sems.com.
On June 7, 2017, the National Business Institute will present a full-day seminar, “Human Resources Law: What You Need to Know,” in Norfolk, Virginia. This will be a basic to intermediate level program designed for human resource professionals, executives, business owners, accountants, and attorneys. Printed materials will be provided at the seminar, and the faculty will consist of experienced employment law attorneys including Ray Hogge. The topics to be covered will include:
To learn more about the seminar and to register for it, visit the National Business Institute website at www.nbi-sems.com. The program should be added to their website in March, but we encourage you to save the date on your calendar now.