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Your Workplace, Your Employees & The Law

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Designed for non-lawyers, this course will provide business owners, managers, supervisors, and HR professionals with a roadmap for effectively handling complicated employee-related issues that affect today’s legal-prone work environment. Each class contains guidelines, step-by-step compliance instructions, and practical leadership skills, methods, and proven strategies for successfully managing employees and for complying with state and federal workplace laws.

Agenda

Unit 1
Workplace Law Compliance
HR/Employer Recordkeeping Requirements.
Company Policies and Handbooks (What Works for You and Against in Court).
Understanding Federal Mandated Leave-of-Absence Laws (Guidelines, Forms, Policies & Tracking).
Legal Guidelines for Layoffs, Downsizing/Restructuring, Handling Unemployment Claims & Employee Recall Rights.
Joint (Dual) Employer Liability (Does It Apply to Your Workplace)?

Unit 2
Supervisors & The Law
How to Legally Track, Document & Discipline Employees.
How to Effectively Handle Employee Absenteeism & Punctuality Issues.
How to Handle Disgruntled & Bad-Attitude Employees without the Fear of Threats or Lawsuits.
Preventing Supervisor Liability (Employee Confidentiality/Privacy Issues, Discrimination, Retaliation, Bullying & Harassment).

Unit 3
Handling Employee Grievances and Complaints
Understanding the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process.
Legal “Do’s & Don’ts” for Handling Employee Grievances.
How to Develop an Effective Internal Dispute Resolution Policy/Procedure.
EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Workplace Investigations.

Unit 4
Selecting, Interviewing and Hiring the Best People
Guidelines for Pre-Screening Job Candidates.
How to Legally/Effectively Get Candidates to Talk About Reprimands, Previous Employers & Terminations.
Developing Excellent Interviewing Skills (Legal “Do’s & Don’ts”).
How to Catch Resume Fraud, Fakes, & Liars.
Guidelines for Legally Extending & Retracting Job Offers.