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PREVENTING LEGAL ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE

The Legal Side of Management: “It’s The Law”

Managers and supervisors are responsible for preventing legal issues in the workplace. Their decisions guide the reputation and integrity of their organization. Workplace leaders must understand the policies and procedures of employment laws to protect themselves and their employees from potential legal threats.

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What will you learn in "It’s the Law" ?

Understand how equal employment laws protect employers.

Equal employment laws protect employers from discrimination. These laws ensure equal opportunities to obtain higher-ranking positions. Additionally, these laws help employers mitigate risk and protect against costly discrimination lawsuits.

Learn, follow, and enforce policies and procedures.

Every manager must learn, follow, and enforce employment policies to decrease the likelihood of legal liability. These laws exist to protect employees from unfairness and discrimination. A manager’s understanding of employment laws ensures an organization's ability to operate fairly and safely and protects every person within its company.

Fully understanding these policies and procedures makes it easier to follow and enforce them tactfully and respectfully. Your organization’s future depends on your ability to handle all misconduct correctly.

Understand how to act with fairness, consistency, and respect.

Guiding workplace decisions equitably, consistently, and respectfully helps keep an organization safe from legal liability and discrimination. Handling every misconduct considerately and according to precedent protects employers from accusation. It fosters a positive work environment and discourages foul behavior.

Learn the importance of documenting decisions and actions.

No organization is completely safe from legal risk. However, documentation can provide evidence against alleged wrongdoings. Some laws require organizations to maintain documentation. Understanding a manager’s legal obligations regarding record-keeping is not an option but a necessity.

Understand the pitfalls of harassment and retaliation.

Harassment and retaliation are illegal under employment laws. Ensuring your employees understand and abide by these laws can protect your organization's reputation. Employers must learn how to prevent instances of harassment and retaliation from occurring. Further, employers must understand how to handle these situations if and when they occur.

Employment law topics covered in the training program include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Progressive Discipline and Termination
  • Equal Employment
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Retaliation

Every day, managers and supervisors make decisions that impact the lives of those who work with them. As such, they are obligated to ensure those decisions don’t result in legal ramifications for themselves... or their organizations!

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It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management

It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management

Managers today are expected to do more than just supervise daily work activity. They are also legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. It's the Law™ uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.

FOSA™ Documenting Discipline

FOSA™ Documenting Discipline

Telly Award Winner! What do you do with employees who are not living up to expectations? Do you fire them on the spot? Do you give them another chance? How many chances do you give them before you terminate them? These questions and many more are being asked every day by supervisors and managers. This powerful program answers many questions supervisors have about handling performance problems with their employees and documenting the progressive discipline process.

It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management: An Advantage eLearning Course

It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management: An Advantage eLearning Course

Your managers are legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. This new eLearning program uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.

Legal Briefs™ Family and Medical Leave Act

Legal Briefs™ Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees with health problems and family challenges the opportunity to deal with those issues without having to worry about the impact on their careers. Managers and organizations need to be aware of the purpose and benefits of the FMLA and make sure they are correctly communicating and interpreting the law to employees.

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