Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions
10 Oct 2017
- 03:30 AM to 04:30 AM EST
60 Minutes

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

Susan Fahey Desmond is a Principal in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She maintains an active practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Overview
Learn to write effective job descriptions that identify all of the job requirements and avoid language that increase your potential for discrimination claims. Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case.

The session will focus on the legal perils that counsel need to be concerned with when drafting job descriptions and the do's and don'ts for creating these evidentiary documents which are often introduced to help defend the employer in many different types of employment discrimination lawsuits.

This session with expert speaker Susan Desmond will help you write job descriptions that identify all the essential job requirements and avoid language that leads to discrimination claims and preserve legal compliance

Objectives of the Presentation
 How to identify all of the job requirements in job descriptions (without being too lengthy)
 Why job descriptions are the critical first step in the recruitment and hiring process
 Avoiding language that can lead to discrimination claims
 Identifying and highlighting the essential functions of the job
 Understanding the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act in drafting job descriptions
 Ensuring that the at will employment relationship is preserved in job descriptions

Why should you Purchase
Drafting job descriptions is complicated and can bring legal perils for an organization if done improperly. This job descriptions webinar will provide everything you need to know to avoid potential legal issues, which can occur when job descriptions are drafted poorly. It will also alert you to the hidden dangers that drafting job descriptions can bring.

Join the session with expert Susan Fahey Desmond, who will provide everything you need to know to avoid potential legal issues which can occur when job descriptions are drafted poorly. It will also alert you on the hidden dangers that drafting job descriptions can bring.

Areas Covered
 Understand the legal perils that can occur as a result of drafting poor job descriptions
 Understand what is necessary to include in a job description to help defend an employer in an ADA lawsuit
 Learn how job descriptions play a key role in determining if an employee is entitled to a ‘reasonable accommodation' under the ADA
 Review the key terms that can lead to discrimination claims when drafting job descriptions
 Understand the important role job descriptions play with regard to avoiding ADA claims
 Understand how to avoid negating an employee's at-will status when drafting job descriptions
 Learn how to avoid FLSA wage and hour issues when drafting job descriptions
 Understand that job descriptions are legal documents used as evidence in a court of law

Who will Benefit
 Company Owners
 Human Resource Managers
 Human Resource Staff
 Recruiters

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