Managing Within the Law – Part I

Managing Within the Law Onsite Program

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“Managing Within the Law Training is still making its impact on management 18 months later. I was stopped by a manager a few days ago, who wanted to let me know that he had been dealing with a situation and was able to correct the behavior/performance issue successfully due to specific skills and examples he acquired in your program.”
H.R. Manager | Hitachi Data Systems

Description:
Keep your company out of court ­ and your managers out of jail ­ with this one-day program. Included are the laws relating to wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, defamation, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which provides for up to 20 years in prison for falsification of documentation, and for up to 10 years in prison for firing whistle-blowers.

Although the program starts with these laws to set the context, the emphasis throughout the day is on the spirit of the law, providing your people with an ethical compass as well as with legal do’s and don’ts.  Your company’s policies, procedures and values are integrated into the program.

This program can be taken together with, or separately from, Managing Within the Law Part II.

Our attorney-trainers are skilled facilitators with years of experience in the courtroom and the classroom.  The program is highly participative with group interaction, small group case studies, video vignettes, skill-building exercises, and plenty of time to ask questions.  Participants receive a comprehensive workbook and reference guide they can use again and again.

This experiential program includes:
Your organization’s policies and procedures, video vignettes, small group discussion, case studies, and extensive Q & A.  This program has been approved for 5.25 MCLE credit hours by the State Bar California and 5.25 HRCI recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute.

This seminar complies with the mandatory California harassment training requirements (AB 1825). This program is fully updated for all new legal requirements. We cover not only sexual harassment, as required by law, but also all other forms of illegal harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Participants learn:

I. The Spirit of the Law

II. The Four Key Concepts of Employment Law

  • Be consistent
  • Have a legitimate business reason for decisions
  • Document: importance, electronic files, how to write it
  • Call the experts: your management, HR and legal team

III. Three Rules for Preventing Wrongful Termination/Demotion Suits

  • Treat employees fairly: good cause, progressive discipline, performance appraisals
  • Keep your promises: policies, handbooks, oral promises
  • Don’t fire for whistle-blowing
  • Handling Layoffs

IV. References Policy

V. Preventing Discrimination

  • The 12 protected classifications
  • Stereotyping, glass ceilings, reasonable accommodation
  • Hiring interviews: illegal questions, behavior-based questions

VI. Understanding Harassment

  • The 12 protected classifications
  • Recognizing harassment: four factors show hostile environment
  • Manager’s responsibility to prevent and respond
  • The platinum rule for avoiding harassment

Target Audience:
Experienced and new executives, managers, supervisors and leads.

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about Managing Within the Law Training program customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.

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