Your Aging Workforce: How to Legally Accommodate Older Staff

Tuesday, March 31
1:00 - 2:15 PM Eastern
They've been predicting it for decades … now it's finally here.

The aging of the U.S. workforce has been dramatic. By 2024, nearly 1 in 4 people in the U.S. workforce will be age 55 or over – a huge jump from under 12% in 1994. The two main reasons: Baby Boomers are hitting their golden years (by 2024, the youngest will 59 years old) and older people are delaying retirement longer than ever before.

This so-called Gray Wave is changing every aspect of U.S. organizations … including your risk of employment lawsuits. Simple management mistakes with older employees can trigger huge employment claims. In recent years, age-discrimination lawsuits have cost Google $11 million, the L.A. Times $15 million and 3M (appropriately enough) $3 million.

On Tuesday, March 31, discover the legal issues to be aware of when hiring, supervising and terminating older workers in this dynamic new training class. Plus, find out how to avoid (and defend against) age-bias claims and deal with age-related disabilities and medical issues. You'll learn:
  • Which federal and state laws protect older employees (age 40+ in the eyes of the law)
  • Which of your policies and practices you must review (and possibly revise) to accommodate older workers
  • Why plaintiff's lawyers LOVE ageism lawsuits
  • The new face of age-bias cases – and how to identify them
  • What is implicit bias and why it's smart to train your managers about it
  • What type of disability accommodations you are required to provide older employees
  • The legal way to conduct terminations and RIFs involving older workers
  • When (if ever) you can establish mandatory retirement policies for your employees
  • The 5 elements that MUST be included in any severance package involving age 40+ employees
  • 5 smart tips for attracting and retaining older workers
  • Plus, get answers to YOUR questions on any legal issue surrounding the aging workforce
While plenty of attention has been paid to Millennials in the workplace, your older employees – or "perennials" as this group is sometimes called – are the fastest growing population of workers … and the most legally dangerous.

On March 31, take 75 minutes to wrap your arms around this complex issue and make the necessary changes to your policies and practices.

Training Pass Ticket
We will produce about 200 webinars in the next 12 months. If you were to attend all of them, you'd pay a total of $39,400.00 in tuition. But your All-Access Training Pass gets you access to all these events for a small fraction of the regular per-event price.

Lara de Leon is a shareholder in the San Antonio, TX, office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Lara defends clients in federal and state employment-related lawsuits and agency claims and regularly counsels employers regarding compliance with federal and state laws. Lara has extensive experience defending employers before the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on employment-law issues for HR and employer groups. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Lara was in-house employment counsel at a Texas corporation.

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Everyone who signs up will receive a copy of our best-selling book, The Employer's Practical Legal Guide. Prepared by top employment attorneys – then translated into plain language for business people – this must-have manual has everything you need to know to stop trouble before it starts … and limit the damage from innocent mistakes. More than 80 checklists and self-audit questionnaires help you target your company's weak spots and correct them quickly.

The HR Law Weekly
You'll also receive 5 issues of The HR Law Weekly newsletter. Every Wednesday, our team of attorneys and HR pros reviews the latest case law and regulations that may impact you. We'll also show you how to "lawsuit-proof" your HR practices – from avoiding handbook mistakes to training managers on hiring and firing the right way, and much more. To make sure you continue to benefit from this advice, we'll keep The HR Law Weekly coming for just $79/quarter until you tell us "no, thanks."

This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Money Back Guarantee
If Your Aging Workforce fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials, 5 issues of The HR Law Weekly and registration bonus are yours to keep.