Bill H.R. 4445: What HR Must Do

with
Dr. Jim Castagnera
On-Demand
From $189.00
Training Includes:
  • 1.0 SHRM, 1.0 HRCI
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Employment law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will distill the key provisions of H.R. 4445. You will learn how to adapt to the arbitration limitations it will impose.

Can’t attend the live webinar? You can watch the on-demand recording and get expert answers to your questions after the session.

What You'll Learn

  • What does H.R. 4445 say? What does it not cover?
  • How can you determine if your existing arbitration clauses are valid?
  • What employment agreement and handbook updates should you make?
  • What kinds of ADR clauses should you use in employment contracts?
  • Does arbitration remain a viable alternative to lawsuits and class actions?
  • When is mediation a solution?
  • Which states have banned pre-litigation arbitration agreements?

Training Overview

Breaking: Bill H.R. 4445 signed into law by Biden. How will your organization comply?

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. Some believe this is the most significant employment law reform in decades.

More than 60 million Americans are bound by arbitration agreements that confine their claims to a confidential dispute forum without any right of appeal. This bill would void those agreements and allow employees to pursue sexual assault and harassment claims in court.

You need to understand how this legislation will affect your organization and take steps to update policies and agreements.

  • What does H.R. 4445 say? What does it not cover?
  • How can you determine if your existing arbitration clauses are valid?
  • What employment agreement and handbook updates should you make?
  • What kinds of ADR clauses should you use in employment contracts?
  • Does arbitration remain a viable alternative to lawsuits and class actions?
  • When is mediation a solution?
  • Which states have banned pre-litigation arbitration agreements?

Who Should Attend?

  • Human resources professionals

  • Business owners

  • Plant managers

  • Finance professionals

  • Contract managers

  • Employee relations staff

  • Division supervisors

  • Supervisors

  • Chief executives

  • Executive directors

  • Board members

  • Senior management

  • Managers

  • Hiring staff

  • In-house counsel

  • Executive directors

  • Board members

  • Consultants

Expert Presenter

Dr. Jim Castagnera

  • Member and the Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University

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