Sample Training Topics*
Preventing Discrimination & Harassment
This program includes a detailed explanation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws and a discussion of individual characteristics that are protected by law (e.g., race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, etc.). The program utilizes a practical approach to applying knowledge of the law in everyday situations with employees and applicants.
Identifying & Addressing Sexual Harassment
This program explores how employers may prevent and defend claims of sexual harassment. Participants will have an opportunity to review and discuss specific scenarios that will help them identify sexual harassment. Program also includes a discussion of best practices for conducting an investigation in response to allegations of sexual harassment.
Complying with the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA is probably one of the most complicated and misunderstood employment laws. Conversely, it is the law that most managers will have to deal with at one time or another because it involves an employee’s need for time away from work. This program will focus on the fundamental requirements of the FMLA and provide managers with tools to identify common leave and absence related situations where the FMLA will be applicable.
Accommodating Employees with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act has been expanded to cover more individuals than ever before. Employer obligations to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities have also increased under the case law interpreting the statutes. This program will discuss key requirements under the ADA and the process employers need to engage in with employees and applicants to provide reasonable accommodations as required by the law.
The National Labor Relations Act and Non-Union Workplaces
The National Labor Relations Act, which governs unionized companies, also applies to non-union workplaces and provides non-union employees with specific protections under the statute. This program will focus on those protections and how employers can comply with the law.
Avoiding Claims of Retaliation
Federal and state civil rights statues against discrimination also prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for asserting their rights under the statutes. This program will focus on what constitutes retaliation under the law and how employers can respond to complaints of discrimination and retaliation from employees.
Employee and Independent Contractor Issues
The misclassification of workers as independent contractors has become a pressing concern for federal, state, and local governmental entities as such misclassification reduces employment tax revenue. As a consequence, many governmental entities are auditing companies to determine if employees have been misclassified as independent contractors. An unfavorable audit could lead to significant taxes and penalties for employers. This program will focus on the factors used to classify an independent contractor vs. an employee, and how employers may limit their liability in connection with the classification of workers.
Social Media and the Workplace
What legal protections do employees have with respect to their communications on social media? What actions can employers take to limit disparaging comments by employees on social media? Can employers have policies restricting employees from communicating about the company on social media? These questions and more will be answered in this program, which focuses on the developing law in this area.
Additional Training Programs
Worth also provides Human Resources training programs such as:
*programs can be bundled together or delivered independently based on your needs.