Employment Law Update: Reducing Employer Liability

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Event Details

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

12:30pm – 4:00pm
(Registration: 12:00pm)


Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

1500 Fairmont Rd

Fairmont, MT 59711


Field of Study

  • Business Law

CPE Credit

4 hours CPE credit

Course Code



Level of Knowledge





Experience in and knowledge of, employment law issues encountered by businesses and non-profits.


Instructor Change: Bill Murphy

Employment law issues affect virtually every business, governmental entity and not-for-profit organization. This update examines trends in employment- related claims and settlements including; members of protected classes and the implications of that membership; analysis of state trends in employment litigation; e-employment and cyber issues such as employee and employer social media rights; device and internet use and monitoring; employer liability issues for employee internet use; telecommuting and off-the-clock work issues; wrongful termination; bullying and its implications; harassment. This course also introduces you to the Employment Claim Risk Assessment Tool, which provides you a framework to analyze your organization's or your client’s exposures to employment-related claims.


  • Employment issues related to social media, e-device and bring your own device (BYOD), internet use and website contents
  • Wrongful termination, at-will employment, constructive discharge and retaliation
  • Dealing with whistleblowers in all types of organizations
  • Factors that lead to employers being sued for multi-million dollar verdicts in favor of former employees
  • Using a risk assessment tool to assess employment claim exposures


When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Interpret recent trends in employment claims and employer liability.
  • Assess employment and cyber employment risks to your organization or a client’s organization.
  • Determine why retaliation claims and suits are increasing dramatically.
  • Analyze factors leading to all types of harassment claims, including sexual harassment.
  • Evaluate how wrongful termination claims fit in the framework of claims made in common employment suits.

Designed For

CPAs in business and industry and non-profits and CPAs in public practice who want to increase their knowledge of employment law issues encountered by businesses and non-profits.

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