The reality is that a California employer is 12 times more likely to be sued by an employee than an employer in the next highest state. The smaller or newer the entity, the more likely it is that the entity does not have a human resources professional on staff – and the more likely it is that the cost of a single piece of litigation can cause anxiety and distraction or worse – shut its doors for good.
The Number 1 request from start-ups and small business is for HR training for their office administrators. Employers are concerned, and rightly so, that untrained administrators will innocently violate the law because they simply do not have the education and materials necessary to perform the HR job function.
Wright & Supple offers a 7-part bespoke training program entitled Human Resources Management for Office Managers and Administrators. The Training Program is administered at the rate of one 4-hour session per month at time scheduled in advance with the company. Upon completion of the full program, the firm will issue a certificate of completion to the attendee.
The Training Program will educate administrators and provide them with HR forms, checklists, and agreements relating to the seven (7) areas in which we believe employers are most likely to get into trouble and employees are most likely to sue:
- Performance Management
- Leave Administration
- Disability Accommodation
- EEO investigations and Remediation
Additionally, we have provided training on a wide range of employee topics, including:
- Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Training
- Wage and Hour Compliance (Overtime, Meal and Rest Breaks, Travel Time, Exemptions)
- California Paid Sick Leave
- Alphabet Soup Leave Laws (FMLA, CFRA, PDL, PFL, WC, etc.)
- Legally Compliant Interview and Hiring Techniques
- Performance Evaluations and Improvement - Methods and Delivery
- Protecting Privacy in the Age of Big Data, HRIS and Electronic Media
- Conducting Workplace Investigations into Employee Misconduct
- Preventing Retaliation (and Proving It) Against Complaining Employees
- Accommodating Workplace Disability - The Good Faith Interactive Process
- Accommodating Religious Observance and Grooming
- Terminations - Long Term Planning, Documentation and Delivery
- Contingent Workforce and Joint Employer Issues
- Understanding Your California Wage Statement
- After the Finding: Best Practices for One-on-One Training of the Alleged “Bad Apple”
- Integrating Culture When Companies Acquire One Another
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