This is a general presentation applicable to all types of employers in New Jersey, including health care practices. It is geared towards executive managers and first-line supervisors and provides them with an overview of the legal requirements on employers to provide an harassment- free workplace; free not only from sexual harassment, but also all other forms of prohibited harassment such as religious, disability, and sexual orientation. The presentation addresses what preventive actions employers are legally required to take to create such an harassment- free workplace, and then how to investigate and remediate instances when harassment does occur despite the employer’s preventive actions.
Intended for dentists and office managers.
2 CEUs – Key information for any business owner!
Instructor: Mr. Dennis Alessi, Esq.
Mr. Alessi co-chairs the Health Care Department and represents clients in all areas of health care law. Mr. Alessi has considerable experience in representing all types of health care and related companies, as well as individual professionals, management and billing service providers, third party administrators, industry trade associations, group purchasing organizations, surgical centers, medical groups, physicians and other health care professionals. Mr. Alessi is regularly involved in structuring of health care businesses and transactions, advising clients on compliance with complex regulations, arbitrating contractual and other disputes between health care entities or individual providers, litigating health care related issues in federal and state courts and representing companies, medical groups or individual professionals in various administrative procedures, are all within Mr. Alessi’s range of activities as a health care law specialist. Representing health care companies, medical practices and individual professionals, as well as the general business community, in all aspects of employment law, including establishing personnel policies and procedures to insure compliance with all federal and state employment-related laws and defending against employee law suits such as sexual harassment and whistleblower claims, is another of Mr. Alessi’s specialized practice areas. Mr. Alessi received a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary in 1971, a J.D. degree from New England School of Law in 1976 and an L.L.M., with honors, from New York University in 1980.