Vigilant Training Courses

Legal Issues for Supervisors

Course Description

It’s also knowing that you are achieving your goals as a leader by guiding employees with a steady hand and avoiding legal pitfalls through proactive management. Our training workshop will give you this confidence.

Designed for managers and supervisors, this training course tackles the trickiest employee relations questions, including:

  • “When can I safely fire an employee?”
  • “Do I have to pay for overtime I didn’t approve?”
  • “Can I tell another supervisor about my employee’s heart attack?”
  • “What’s the difference between an absence and a protected leave?”
  • “Can I move a pregnant employee to another job to protect her health?”

Presented in a four-hour, interactive format, this course looks closely at the laws and regulations that limit your ability to discipline or fire an employee for any reason. With case studies, exercises, and real-life examples, you will explore state and federal wage and hour laws, leave laws, injured worker issues, harassment and discrimination, and privacy concerns. In addition, you will learn how to properly pay for hours worked, control absenteeism, apply your attendance policy, respond to injuries, accommodate disabilities, and protect confidential information.

As a manager, you do not need to be an expert in the laws protecting workers, but you do need to know how to spot red flags. With the simple, effective tools we provide in this class, you will be able to see the flags, respond quickly, and avoid legal traps that could get you into hot water.

This program will help you be a better manager by demystifying the laws that protect workers and arming you with the confidence to do your job…legally.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training program, you will be able to:

  • Use the law effectively to achieve company objectives.
  • Apply wage and hour laws to appropriately pay employees for hours worked and provide meal and rest periods.
  • Handle injured and disabled workers while complying with the ADA, Workers’ Comp, FMLA and state laws.
  • Enforce the company’s attendance policy while complying with state and federal leave laws.
  • Apply privacy and confidentiality laws during day-to-day activities.
  • Recognize red flags that may signal an important legal risk.

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