Training Topics

For Supervisor/Leader Workforce

Employment Law 101

 (1/2 day session)

Your supervisors are provided a general overview of employment laws affecting the supervisor/employee relationship. Using examples and commonly-encountered situations, your supervisors build a foundation of knowledge to assist them in recognizing and understanding workplace legal issues. This interactive session also instills confidence in your supervisors to recognize the implications of employee behaviors and recommend appropriate responses to the situations they are most likely to face.

The Responsibilities of Leadership

(1 to 3 hour session)

Supervisors will be educated about communication issues such as effective use of praise and criticism in this session. Your leaders will also gain insight into their roles in the workplace, including obligations to report and curb derogatory and discriminatory speech. The session can also be tailored to include an overview of discrimination laws and harassment issues. A discussion on the fast-growing problems of retaliation and defamation claims can be coupled with this session.

Maintaining A Union-Free/Issues Free Environment

(2 to 3 hour session)

This session begins with an overview of active unions and the issues those groups use to get in the door of employers. The discussion then moves to an analysis of common causes of union organization and the obstacles that can permeate a union work environment. After a dialogue on warning signs of a pending union organization, supervisors are given “TIPS” for handling union issues and avoiding unionization.

The Intersection of ADA, FMLA & Workers’ Compensation

(1 to 2 hour session)

In today’s workplace, understanding the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and workers’ compensation law is critical to avoiding employee claims. This session will give your managers an overview of the laws and practical strategies to navigate the pitfalls where these laws intersect.

Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination

(1 to 3 hour session)

This session provides a general overview of the laws prohibiting harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Use of scenarios and recent court decisions illustrates how claims arise while identifying best practices for curbing a successful lawsuit. Internal investigation strategies and the importance of documentation are also highlighted. Your specific company policy is incorporated into the session. If you have EPLI, this session may qualify for mitigation credit.

Recruiting and Hiring Talent

(1 to 2 hour session)

This session is designed to assist those in your organization who are directly involved in the hiring process. Attention is given to conducting effective interviews and obtaining critical information without running afoul of the various laws that define what can be asked of applicants.

Managing the Employee Relationship

(1 to 2 hour session)

At this training, focus is placed on evaluations, consistent policy enforcement, and managing the borderline employee. Additionally, measures for addressing and preventing issues such as attendance and work performance are detailed.

Workers’ Compensation Overview

(1 to 2 hour session)

Supervisors are trained in this session in accident prevention and accident response. An emphasis on documentation and investigation strategies is employed to illustrate how a company defense is structured.

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

(1 to 2 hour session)

Your supervisors will learn the warning signs and methods of handling drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. Recognition of employee impairment, verification through testing, documentation, addressing a positive result, maintaining confidentiality, and consistency of policy application are discussed at length.

For Your Full Workforce

Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination

(1 to 2 hour session)

Employees gain an understanding of your organization’s policies against harassment and discrimination during this session. Emphasis is also placed on your commitment to a positive working environment. Employees are provided a general overview of their rights and obligations under the law and your policies, practical guidance on interacting with each other, and your organization’s reporting and investigation systems.

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

(1 to 2 hour session)

This program is specifically designed to fulfill the requirements under the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program for annual employee education regarding the dangers and results of drug and alcohol use in the workplace. Employees learn of the dangers, to themselves and their co-workers, of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace, and are cautioned against engaging in conduct that would interfere with their job performance and company standards. This discussion also includes information on the consequences of engaging in drug and alcohol use both at work and at times when such use could adversely affect them on the job. Guidance is provided to assist employees in recognizing when a co-worker may be using drugs or alcohol. Sources that can provide assistance to employees who have drug/alcohol issues are also identified.lease insert practice info here.