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Lorman Education Services:
Employment Resource Cruise

Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, FL. & Cozumel, Mexico
February 23 - 27, 2006

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas

Course Fee $595.00

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Program Purpose / Objectives


Friday, February 24 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employee Discharge And Documentation: Practices To Prevent And Win Employment Litigation
David A. Selden
A. Recruitment, Application And Hiring Procedures
B. Orientation, Training And Probationary Periods
C. Counseling, Discipline And Evaluation
D. Steps In Making Termination Decisions
E. How To Handle Terminations; Whether And How To Use Releases
F. Evaluation And Settlement Of Employment Claims
G. Courtroom Lessons For Employers
1. How Juries Decide Employment Cases
2. Employment Decisions That Win Trials

Friday, February 24 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10 Mistakes Employers Make And How To Avoid Them
Mark J. Oberti
A. Not Training Managers On Compliance With The Basic Requirements Of Employment Laws
B. Not Filing A First Report Of Injury Or Illness When It Should Be Filed
C. Disasters In Documentation
D. Not Following Your Own Company Policies Without A Good Reason
E. Failure To Investigate And Conclusively Confirm The Factual Basis For Termination
F. Violating The ADA
G. FMLA Pitfalls
H. FLSA Noncompliance – Can Someone Say “Collective Action”?
I. Overlooking The NLRA And Punishing Employees For Engaging In “Protected Concerted Activities”
J. Not Contacting Legal Counsel Or Experienced HR Managers Before Making A High Risk Termination Decision

Sunday, February 26 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Family And Medical Leave Act
Mark J. Oberti
A. Background And Statistics
B. Coverage And Eligibility
C. General Leave Requirements
D. Employer Notice Issues
E. FMLA Leave For A Serious Health Condition
F. Employee Notice Issues
G. Employee Protections Under FMLA
H. Interference And Retaliation
I. Enforcement
J. Record Keeping Requirements

Sunday, February 26 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Effective Team Building
Mark D. Doré
A. Essential Skills For Effective Leaders
B. Coaching Employees To Peak Performance
C. Mentoring Team Members
D. Communication Techniques
E. Creating A Stronger Team

Sunday, February 26 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

• Employment Handbooks
David A. Selden
A. How Handbooks Can Help Employers
B. How Handbooks Can Be Used Against Employers
C. How To Maximize Benefits And Minimize Dangers Of Employment Handbooks
D. Policies To Help Avoid And Defend Against Claims
E. Checklist Of Policies To Include In Employee Handbooks
F. How To Make Changes Or Issue New Employment Handbooks

Sunday, February 26 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fair Labor Standards Act
Mark D. Doré
A. Overview Of FLSA
1. Coverage
2. Minimum Wage
3. Overtime
B. New Fair Play Rules
C. Enforcement
1. Remedies
2. DOL Claims

Course Fee $595.00
Register by October 14 $545.00
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty

Mark D. Doré is a shareholder with the El Paso firm of Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi & Galatzan, P.C., where he devotes his practice to representing management in all areas of labor and employment law, including claims and lawsuits pertaining to employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge, employment contracts and wage matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association (member, Labor Relations Section), the Defense Research Institute and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Doré has authored several articles on employment-related topics and is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues. Mr. Doré earned his B.A. degree from Baylor University and his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1983. He is also admitted to practice before all federal courts in Texas.

Mark J. Oberti is a partner in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he practices exclusively in labor and employment law, advising and representing management regarding all types of employment issues, including compliance, litigation and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Oberti practiced labor and employment law with Andrews & Kurth, L.L. P., in Houston. He has defended cases under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and other statutory and common law causes of action, including wrongful termination, workers’ compensation retaliation, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Mr. Oberti has obtained summary judgments in many of the cases he has defended. He served three years in the U.S. Army and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Oberti received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Houston, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He frequently speaks at seminars on employment law issues. In December 1998, Mr. Oberti presented a paper entitled “Recent Statistics and Trends in Employment Cases: the Odds of Winning” at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Employment Law Course in San Antonio. In August 1999, he presented a paper entitled “Advising Management on ADA Compliance” at continuing legal education seminars in Dallas and Houston.


David A. Selden is a partner in the Phoenix office of the national law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and is the national chair of the firm’s OSHA Department. Mr. Selden’s practice is concentrated in representing management in a wide variety of employment law matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, workplace torts, EEOC, OSHA, DOL, and other employment litigation. He has successfully defended employers in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Arizona and elsewhere. Mr. Selden has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade and is also listed in Chambers USA : America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a frequent speaker before professional groups.

Mr. Selden has served as chairman of the Employee Relations Committee of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce since 1990. In that capacity he represents the interests of Arizona employers before the Arizona Legislature, and he drafted and lobbied to enact several landmark Arizona employment laws. Mr. Selden is editor-in-chief of the Arizona and Federal Employment Law – An Employer’s Guide, now in its sixth edition, published by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Editorial Review Board of the Arizona Labor Letter and the board of editors of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook, which is published by the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Selden also serves on the board of directors and is general counsel to both the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Phoenix Symphony. He received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was also an editor of The Tax Lawyer. Mr. Selden received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Selden may be reached at (602) 212-8566 or dselden@stinsonmoheck.com.

Accreditation

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
Lorman Education Services is approved to provide general and ethics continuing legal education credit. Up to 13.0 hours of continuing legal education will be available if applicable in your state.

Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org. CPE Credit: Please see Course Description. Prerequisite: None. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Lorman Education Services is approved to provide general continuing legal education credit. Continuing education credit for real estate professionals and certified financial planners may also be available. Call Lorman for more detailed CE information at 1-866-352-9540.



Credit for Human Resource Professionals
Continuing education credit for human resource professionals through HRCI, payroll professionals through APA and bookkeeppers through AIPB is available. Lorman

Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org. CPE Credit: 4.5 each session. Prerequisite: None. Field of Study: Consulting Services. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board.

Additional continuing education credit may be available. Please call Lorman for more detailed CE information at 1-866-352-9540.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Thu Feb 23
Ft. Lauderdale - Registration/Reception/Cocktails
3:00-4:00pm
-
5:00pm
Fri Feb 24
Key West, FL.
Courses - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
7:00am
2:00pm
Sat Feb 25
Cozumel, Mexico
No Courses
10:00am
8:00pm
Sun Feb 26
At Sea
Courses - 7:00am to 11:00am
Courses - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
-
-
Mon Feb 27
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
8:30am
-

Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and by sailing date - Please verify with our representative the penalties for your particular sailing.
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
LORMAN RATE
M
Interior Stateroom - This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms.
$CALL
K
Large Interior Stateroom - This spacious stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and a vanity area.
$CALL
F
Ocean View Stateroom - This spacious stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and a vanity area.
$CALL
JS
Junior Suite with Balcony - Two twin beds (convert to one Queen), private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, refrigerator, and bathtub
$CALL
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $126.95 per person
3rd/4th in Cabin $230.00 per person
Deposit $100.00 per person
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason