How a company manages a workplace investigation affects its legal exposures, corporate culture, and brand. That investigation may involve a claim of sexual harassment, suspicion of theft, or a threat made against another employee. The failure to properly investigate can lead to lawsuits, brand damage, and ruined reputations. Don has been an employment law attorney for more than 40 years and has investigated..
Navigating the intricacies of Form 941 is essential for employers, payroll professionals, and HR experts. This critical form, which deals with federal and FICA taxation, requires meticulous attention to detail and adherence to the latest IRS guidelines. Join our comprehensive webinar to demystify Form 941, ensuring compliance and understanding recent 2023 updates.Webinar Highlights: Understanding Form 941 L..
The Risk of Using Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems: A new Employment Discrimination Frontier
This training will provide an overview of the risks associated with using artificial intelligence and automated systems to make hiring and firing decisions as well as steps you can take now to reduce your legal exposure. Areas Covered Examples of AI discrimination Recent cases and lawsuitsHow AI Potentially Violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Protected Classes How the use of softwar..
During this 60-minute program, will be discussing what an Employee Handbook is, what a Handbook typically includes, what it should include, what it should not include, some case law examples addressing the importance of the Employee Handbook in an employment case, some case law examples of Employee Handbooks done wrong, and some best practices as far as utilizing an Employee Handbook for your workplace. You..
Are you ready to revolutionize your approach to performance reviews? Join us for a transformative webinar as we delve into the art of conducting performance appraisals meaningfully and effectively. In today's dynamic workplace, where employee relationships are paramount, mastering this process is essential. It's not just about ticking a box; it's about inspiring, motivating, and boosting your team's potenti..
Discover the Art of Record Retention: What to Keep and What to TossIn today's digital age, every piece of information - whether it's on paper, a computer screen, or scribbled on a napkin generated within your organization is a record. However not all records are created equal, and each has a specific timeframe for retention. Understanding the world of records and retention schedules is essential to avoid po..
Behavioral issues and conflict in the workplace are inevitable. Whenever you have diverse groups of people working together on a daily basis, conflict will arise. Each employee brings to the workplace a unique set of attitudes, ideals, and beliefs that may differ from that of their coworkers. In addition to behavioral issues and conflict, the issue of workplace incivility and the negative impact it has on y..
As managers and leaders, it's important for us to understand this generation and how to effectively work with them. By doing so, we can not only improve our own leadership skills but also create a more productive and positive work environment for everyone. So let's explore what makes Generation Z tick!We are going to deep dive into their generation. How and where they grew up. Normally using technology, com..
The dynamic business landscape of today demands more than traditional HR practices. To succeed, organizations must strategically align their HR strategies with overarching business goals. The topic of "Aligning HR Strategy with Business Goals: A Roadmap to Success" delves into the critical intersection of human resources and organizational strategy. This roadmap guides organizations toward achieving not onl..
Often, HR is reluctant to dig into employees’ personal lives. However, by providing support for abused employees, we may may be able to prevent workplace tragedies.Our first concern, typically is the perception of legal obstacles. We have concerns about privacy and maintaining confidentiality, and, because we work in a litigious environment, inviting lawsuits related to how employers respond to employees wh..
Workplace investigations are not limited to addressing harassment complaints; they encompass a broad spectrum of misconduct, from theft and safety issues to retaliation, substance abuse, and policy violations. These investigations are crucial for maintaining a safe and equitable work environment. The responsibility often falls on HR or management, and determining the need for an outside investigator can be ..
Employee Handbooks Audits in 2023 by the NLRB! Employers Need to Make Changes to Be Compliant With Federal Policies or Risk Litigation!
On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new burden-shifting standard for evaluating whether work rules infringe upon employees' rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).Employers will need to think carefully about how to defend some of their corporate policies, such as ones about cameras at a worksite, social media use, and appropriate workplace conduc..
Employers are struggling to create a balance in the workplace post-COVID-19. Many employees have adjusted to working remotely and are reluctant to return to the office. Organizations must now accept the hybrid work model as a requirement for strategic recruiting.Areas CoveredLearn how a hybrid workforce can help your business thrive Strategies to support onsite and remote workers How to leverage HR Technolo..
Conflict is a natural event in our lives. Between siblings, co-workers, neighbors, and people on the street. The key is to learn how to make the conflict work in the business environment to facilitate problem solving.Learning ObjectivesUnderstand the nature of conflict in teamsUnderstand the nature of conflictAnalyze how to judge the expression of emotions in conflictUnderstand new ways to understand the co..
Many of our teams were having difficulty coping with stress and were facing burnout and mental health challenges long before COVID-19 came along. Through COVID-19 we are seeing that their stress is heightened even further, and our teams and colleagues will continue to be at risk. Research shows that failing to meet the essential needs of your team will result in burnout, mental health challenges, increased ..