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CAI Announces May 2012 Seminars and Development Programs in Greensboro

Human Resource Management Firm Offers Training for Business Professionals

Greensboro, NC, April 29, 2012 --( Bruce Clarke, President and CEO of CAI (, a human resource management firm that helps organizations maximize employee engagement while minimizing employer liability, has announced the company’s May 2012 schedule of training and development seminars. All courses will be held at CAI’s Greensboro location at 7817 National Service Road, Suite 509, unless otherwise noted.

-“Protecting Your Organization From Wage and Hour Violations” is a half-day program with a heavy focus on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and North Carolina labor laws that will discuss all of the relevant topics including exempt/nonexempt employees, minimum wage, overtime, compensatory time, bonuses, record keeping and child labor laws. Participants will learn to describe and comply with federal and state wage and hour laws, determine who is considered an employee, determine whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt, calculate overtime, avoid common pay slip-ups, comply with record keeping requirements, and identify and observe child labor restrictions. The program will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Workplace Laws for Managers and Supervisors” is a half-day course designed to help supervisors and managers develop a greater awareness of their responsibilities relative to the numerous and often confusing laws that govern the workplace. Participants will learn to understand and comply with workplace laws, properly document relevant situations, counsel employees and develop strategies to manage specific compliance situations in the workplace. The program will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit

-“How to Develop and Deliver Dynamic Presentations” is a two-day program that will show participants how to prepare, design and deliver a clear, concise, powerful message. Additionally, the program will provide tips for building audience rapport and using nonverbal communication to engage with an audience as well as how to overcome the anxieties associated with making a presentation. The program will take place starting on Thursday, May 10 through Friday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Critical Considerations When Performing Background Checks” is a half-day course that will instruct participants on how to perform background checks while staying in compliance with federal and state laws and how to use information found during a background check when making a hiring decision. The course objectives include helping participants understand the benefits of performing background checks, understand the rules and regulations of performing background checks and analyze criminal records and determine how they affect hiring decisions. The course will take place on Wednesday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit

-“Reality Check: What’s Driving Healthcare Costs and How It Affects Your Business” is a half-day program focusing on understanding the market effect on healthcare costs and how these impact the actual claims costs paid by employers. The presentation will be led by Joanne Forbes, FLMI, MBA and Joy Binkley, lead consultants for Hill, Chesson & Woody Employee Benefit Services. They will examine the components of healthcare trends and will include a discussion of healthcare pricing and carrier and independent network price negotiations. It will also include a review of under-funding of public assistance programs and the impact of uninsured populations in the context of their impact on employer based private insurance. The course will take place on Thursday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to noon and again on Thursday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Ask the Expert – Mayday! Mayday! Please Help Me with the ADA (AA)!” is a free CAI members-only program led by Robin Shea, partner in the Winston-Salem office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLR. The amended version of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) means that almost anyone can claim to have a “disability.” Shea will answer participant questions in an effort to bring employers up to speed on handling reasonable accommodations, medical leaves of absence, medical screening, wellness programs and all other “medical” issues that employees can present. The program will take place on Thursday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, visit

“We are excited to announce the schedule for the upcoming May seminars in Greensboro,” said Clarke. “All of our programs address the current needs of today’s professionals and provide an in-depth look into relevant industry topics and trends with interactive discussions, expert advice and highly-effective training tools to foster individual and organizational professional growth,”

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- All events are open to both CAI members and nonmembers, unless otherwise noted.

About CAI:
CAI is a trusted resource for HR, compliance and people development. With locations in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI is a membership-driven organization that helps North Carolina employers maximize employee engagement and minimize employer liability through human resources and management advice, training, news, survey data, public policy advocacy and consulting services. For more information, please call (919) 878-9222 or visit

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