Georgia Southern University

Legal Awareness in the Workplace seminars will increase employers’ knowledge of key issues

Are you an employer who wants to learn safe hiring practices? Avoid employee claims of a hostile work environment? Make sure your firm complies with immigration law?

Employers, human resource practitioners and other managers can choose from among nine Legal Awareness in the Workplace (LAW) seminars in Savannah or Brunswick to improve their practical HR knowledge.

The Georgia Southern University professional development series is taught by employment law attorneys who focus on practical business concerns. Scheduled to run from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., each 90-minute seminar gives 1.5 hours of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior PHR recertification credit.

‘Best Practices in Running Background and Reference Checks” is the topic for Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. This seminar will cover how to run pre-hire and post-employment background checks and investigations.

‘Georgia Employment Law” will run Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Coastal Georgia Community College in Brunswick. The agenda includes at-will versus contract employment, negligent supervision/retention of employees, workplace privacy, and more.

Future LAW seminars will include ‘Hostile Work Environments” in Savannah on Feb. 15; ‘The Triad of FMLA, ADA and Worker’s Compensation” in Savannah on March 8 and in Brunswick on May 8; ‘Immigration Compliance Issues” in Savannah on April 19; ‘Fair Labor Standards Act Update” in Savannah on May 17; ‘Workplace Violence in Georgia” in Savannah on June 21; and ‘Federal Employment Law Record-Keeping” in Brunswick on Aug. 14.

The fee for each course is $69 per person. The fee will be reduced to $59 for anyone who signs up for three or more seminars, and for three or more people from the same firm.

To register, visit or call (912) 681-5551.

For more information, contact J. Marie Lutz, SPHR, at or (912) 871-1763.

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