Training Is Essential


As employment lawsuits continue to explode in number and the damages being awarded continue to skyrocket, employment practices training is no longer a discretionary HR activity— it’s absolutely necessary.

The Newton, O'Connor, Turner & Ketchum Labor & Employment Law Group capitalizes on its unique combination of extensive labor and employment law litigation experience and director-level human resources management experience to provide valuable, entertaining, transferrable employment law and practices training for managers and employees. Our interactive, on-site workshops will equip your managers and employees with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to execute compliant employment practices and prevent costly disputes.

Agencies and courts consider regular employment practices training as powerful evidence of an employer's sincere commitment to employment law compliance and is a key component in avoiding liability, including punitive damage awards. When disputes arise, governing agencies are now requiring employers to institute adequate employment training. More importantly, regular employment practices training is an investment in your people, which demonstrates your company’s dedication to excellent employee relations. Best of all, it helps your business continually improve and become a safer, stronger, and more productive workplace.

The EEOC and courts have taken a no-tolerance stance for failing to conduct frequent training. For example, in the 2002 EEOC v. Rent-A-Center $47 million settlement, the EEOC forced the Rent-A-Center to conduct year-round EEO training for all employees.  Don't wait until your company is in crisis to begin training employees on these important issues.

If your business has 15 or more employees, it’s time to take a serious look at regular management training. Having employment policies in place simply isn’t enough anymore.

The most frequently requested Newton, O'Connor, Turner & Ketchum interactive training sessions (which can be customized to your organization) include:

• Harassment and Discrimination Prevention

• The Talent Management Life Cycle: Effective Documentation, Discipline and Discharge

• Basic and Advanced Absence Management Strategies for Navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Workers' Compensation Laws

• Lawful Recruiting, Selection, and Hiring Practices

• Workplace Privacy

• Avoiding Wrongful Discharge Lawsuits

• Internal Investigations

• Religious Accommodation

• Union Avoidance Strategies

• What Every Front-line Supervisor Must Know

• Other customized labor and employment law topics upon request

“The best presentation I have ever attended. ” Donald L. Bruner, SPHR, Former HR Manager, Groendyke Transport, Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company

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