Employment Law for Supervisors

Course Description: 

For managers, supervisors and small business owners, it’s critical to have a working understanding of the major employment laws, and the best time to ensure that you are well-versed on compliance obligations is before a problem exists.

Managers are the face of the organization with employees and so must behave and make decisions in a legally compliant manner focused on risk management, and have the knowledge to recognize where potential problems exist and when it’s critical to involve the company’s HR department or higher levels of leadership.

This course is designed to provide an overview-level introduction to key federal employment legislation for which anyone who serves in a supervisory capacity needs to be aware. Participants will learn what the major employment laws are, gain insight into compliance obligations, find out how to recognize the types of situations that put the organization and risk and gain knowledge necessary to make informed decisions.

As an overview-level course, this class will provide a broad introduction to key legislation in the area of employment law from the point of view of what supervisors need to know.

Topics covered include:

  • Navigating employment law compliance and related risk management
  • What discrimination really is from a legal perspective
  • What characteristics are protected by law
  • Recognizing retaliation – what it is and the risks it poses
  • Introduction to major provisions of key employment laws (Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Equal Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Immigration Reform and Control Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA))
  • Relevant common law considerations
  • Key supervisory considerations for compliance and problem prevention

Who should attend:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Business owners
  • Human resource management professionals
  • Others who have personnel management responsibilities

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