Training and Seminars

Supervisors and managers literally represent their employer in their interactions with employees. However, many supervisors have little, if any, understanding of employment law or the steps required to prevent legal claims.

We strongly encourage employers to teach managers about employment law and employee relations. To aid in this process, we offer seminars to supervisors and managers on a variety of topics. Our most popular seminars address interviewing and hiring; effective employee communication; evaluation and warning; sexual (and other) harassment; appropriate documentation; basic employment law; and union avoidance. We tailor all seminars to the specific needs and concerns of each client. We also work closely with our client’s Human Resources department when we design and present training programs to emphasize the importance and role of the employer’s human resource professional in avoiding legal issues.

Attorneys at Marshall Halem are available to provide training or give seminars addressing virtually any employment-related topic. Some popular training programs include the following:

  • Documentation – when, how and why.
  • Employees’ most successful legal claims and how to prevent them.
  • How to respond to an employees’ expression of “concern” that may involve a legal issue (and most “concerns” involve a legal issue).
  • The new world of electronic communications, internet access, social networks and blogging.
  • Thorny issues under the FMLA, including intermittent leave and how the FMLA intersects with Workers Compensation, STD, LTD and ADA concerns.
  • Legal and effective compensation methods, including FLSA compliance, independent contractors and state wage laws.
  • How to prevent and respond to a complaint of harassment – and it’s not just “sexual” harassment any more.
  • The value of experience – how to attract and keep experienced employees, including strategies to reduce payroll without losing valued employees.
  • Know what your employees know – including, for example, how to pass drug tests, obtain on-line doctor’s notes, and blog about their jobs.
  • Protecting Confidential Information.
  • Paid time off – how to design, manage and change employees’ accrual and use of paid time off.
  • What an Employee Handbook should and should not include.
  • Union avoidance

We can prepare individualized training to meet virtually any employment need.