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It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management
Managers today are expected to do more than just supervise daily work activity. They are also legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. It's the Law™ uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.
FOSA™ Documenting Discipline
A 2023 Telly Award Winner! What do you do with employees who are not living up to expectations? Do you fire them on the spot? Do you give them another chance? How many chances do you give them before you terminate them? These questions and many more are being asked every day by supervisors and managers. This powerful program answers many questions supervisors have about handling performance problems with their employees and documenting the progressive discipline process.
Discussion Card: Using FOSA™
When an employee isn't doing what is needed or expected, progressive discipline is an essential way to get them back on track. FOSA™ is an easy-to-implement approach to positively address employee discipline issues. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.O.S.A.) along with simple reminders to effectively tackle tough workplace discipline issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Documenting Discipline (How-To Book)
Managers can protect themselves and their organization against legal action - if they get incidents properly documented. This best-selling resource provides steps to ensure solid, consistent documentation procedures throughout the entire organization. You will also learn how to correct performance problems with progressive discipline.
Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination: Promoting Respect & Preventing Discrimination
This updated program provides answers to several of the most common questions managers struggle with concerning harassment and discrimination. • What is included under Federal or State Law as Harassment? • What should I do when an issue is reported to me? • What are my responsibilities related to the individuals affected by the report? • Can I be sued if I don’t respond appropriately? In addition, the program provides managers with four specific actions they can take to help ensure they keep themselves and your organization in compliance with the law. It's specifically designed to cut through the legal jargon to provide clear and concise information in terms that everyone can understand.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy - Does It Really Exist?
Do your managers clearly understand the rules about privacy in the workplace? This program examines employees’ right to privacy and your organization’s rights to protect its information and property. Managers will learn how to effectively and legally establish, document, communicate and enforce policies regarding privacy.
Allowing the Victim to Dictate Actions (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
When it comes to harassment and discrimination cases, there are clear steps in how to address and investigate. Those rules should be defined in the organization's harassment prevention policies.
Common ADA Question About Determining Qualifications
Answers the question,"Do you have to put a disabled candidate at the top of the hiring list even if they are not qualified for the job?"
Common ADA Question About Performance Issues
Answers the question,"How can a manager deal with performance issues when it comes to someone who is covered by the ADA?"
Common ADA Question About Reasonable Accommodation
Answers the question,"What constitutes a 'reasonable accommodation' for someone who is covered under the ADA?"
Common ADA Questions (Hiring)
Answers the question,"Do you have to hire someone just because he or she has a covered disability, even if they cannot perform an essential function of the job?"
Common ADA Questions About Hiring
Help managers learn how to effectively handle and respond to tough ADA issues and guide them through the recruitment process.
Dealing with Workplace Dating (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
Workplace dating can be a tough topic to tackle... especially if it happens between managers and direct reports. Get in front of the situation by understanding the issues and how your harassment and discrimination policy guides your steps.
Failing to Enforce Organizational Policy (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
Failing to implement and especially failing to enforce your organization's harassment and discrimination prevention policies can lead to big problems for you... and the organization. This short video discusses the consequences of failing to enforce harassment prevention policies and procedures.
Failing to Prevent All Forms of Harassment (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
The consequences of not preventing workplace harassment are just too detrimental. This short video outlines those very consequences of failing to prevent harassment and discrimination.
Follow-Up/Oral & Written Warning (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Progressive discipline - combined with the FOSA™ process - is a great way steer employees and direct reports back to what you (and the organization) expect from them. This video provides more details on the follow-up and written warning parts of the process.
FOSA™ Model at Work (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
It's often tough knowing what to do when poor performance hits you day-in and day-out. The FOSA™ process is available to get people moving in the right direction by leveraging the power of progressive discipline.
FOSA™ Model Introduction (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
This video introduces the FOSA™ process - facts, objectives, solutions and actions. This approach is paramount to a successful progressive discipline approach to tackling tough workplace performance.
I Need The Report Today (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Communicating your expectations are paramount for the basis of employee improvement. FOSA™ gives you a process for working through performance issues.
I Quit! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Sometimes things just don't work out. You've used progressive discipline to help bring issues to the forefront. With FOSA™, you gave ample opportunities for improvement. It's up to the employee to make those changes stick.
Incident Calendar – Max (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Recording performance issues is a key step in progressive discipline. In the FOSA™ process, managers and supervisors use the incident calendar to properly document performance/discipline steps.
I’d Like to Fire Them Both! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
When it comes to less-than-desired workplace productivity, you need to have a plan and process for tackling the tough stuff. Using the FOSA™ process gives you the tools to effectively leverage progressive discipline in everyday workplace situations.
Late Again? (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Deep in performance issues? Here's an example of the need to implement progressive discipline. Using the FOSA™ process, managers and supervisors have the tools to effectively tackle key workplace issues.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: Avoiding Illegal Questions
Avoiding illegal questions during the interview process.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: Conducting Legal Reference Checks
Conducting legal reference and background checks.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: Describing the Job
The importance of using job-specific language and not exaggerating the benefits of a job during the recruiting and interviewing process
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: Promoting Diversity Legally
Dealing with members of a federally-protected status group during the recruiting and interviewing process.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: Protected Classifications
The importance of avoiding reverse discrimination in the recruiting and hiring process.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy: Managing Expectations of Privacy
Managing employees' expectations of privacy in the workplace.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy: Obtaining Employee Consent
How to be sensitive to an employee's expectation of privacy; the obligation of a manager to inform employees about re-entry
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy: Privacy in Cyberspace
The internet and social media have created new areas of concern for managers. You might wonder, how can privacy law even be an issue for something that is so public? Well, the answer is, there are at least two kinds of privacy. One is where we have to keep confidential information… confidential. But the other is where an employer is not allowed to consider an employee’s private life, even if that life is very public.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy: Protecting Confidentiality of Employee Records
You have a responsibility to safeguard employee records by ensuring that confidential information is kept in appropriate confidential files, preferably in a locked cabinet or office. Neglecting to take action to correct filing problems could open your organization up to a lawsuit.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: An Employee with a Temper
Dealing with hot tempers that could potentially lead to workplace violence.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Dealing with an ADA-Protected Employee
Responding to unprofessional or violent behavior when dealing with an ADA-protected employee.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Employee Who Threatens an Outsider
Discusses how an employee who makes threats toward persons who do not work for their organization can still impact the organization's susceptibility to hostile work environment issues and other lawsuits.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Investigating Rumors of Threats
The importance of investigating rumors of threats regardless of who is involved.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Pre-Employment Screening
Obtaining permissions for pre-employment screening
No Mistakes! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Everybody makes mistakes. That's a true statement. But the expectation should be that we get all the work done and that it's 100% accurate. This video walks through setting accuracy/work expectations.
Recognizing & Stopping Harassment (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
When it comes to preventing workplace harassment and discrimination, you need to recognize it... and quickly. This video outlines how to recognize and stop both.
The New Max and Lorie (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Working through discipline issues can be tough. Working through the progressive discipline process using FOSA™ can help. Remember, you can only give your employees the advice and tools to help them... you can force them. This video is an example of how two employees respond to the FOSA™ approach.
Introduction (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
This video provides a great introduction to the topic of avoiding harassment and discrimination lawsuits. It sets the stage for several situations and questions/answers to key legal landlines in the workplace.
Legal Briefs™ Discipline & Termination - Program Introduction
Let's face it, terminating employees is really tough. The video introduces five common issues managers struggle with when dealing with discipline and termination.
Legal Briefs™ The ADA - Program Introduction
As a manager or supervisor, there are key legal concepts we need to be aware of in our workplace. This video starts with the definition and key concepts of the American Disabilities Act.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy - Program Introduction
How an organization establishes, documents, communicates and enforces employment policies can impact workplace privacy.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Program Introduction
Preventing workplace violence begins with manager awareness.
Program Introduction (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Handling performance problems and disciplining employees are major parts of every manager's or supervisor’s job. And when you think about it, disciplining employees is one of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job. This video provides a quick introduction to the FOSA™ process.
Discipline & Termination: Three Actions for Keeping It Legal
A quick review of actions and tips that managers can take to keep discipline and termination actions legal.
Four Actions for Staying Out of Court (from Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination)
Working through legal landmines can be tough. Four key actions for staying out of a harassment & discrimination lawsuit are covered in this video.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: Actions for Staying Out of Court
Reviews the actions for legal hiring practices.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Privacy: Three Actions: Managing to Get It Right
Reviews the appropriate actions to handle workplace privacy.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Three Action Steps to Keep the Workplace Safe and Stay Out of Court
Review of actions managers can take to prevent workplace violence and reduce liability.
Review/Summary (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
This video provides a quick synopsis of effectively using the FOSA™ process to tackle tough workplace issues. From facts, objectives, solutions and actions, the entire process is reviewed - with examples.
What You Need to Know - Five Actions for Staying Out of Court
Reviews the responsibilities and actions managers need to know in regards to The American Disabilities Act
The ADA & Attendance
This case study covers dealing with attendance and tardiness with an employee covered by the ADA and the other employees impacted.
The ADA and Disability Discrimination
This case study covers the ADA and a case of being accused of not doing enough to accommodate an employee.
Understanding the concept of "Equal Employment"; introduces the obligation to treat everyone fairly.
It's the Law™ - Program Introduction
Explains the responsibility of managers to know the law and how it applies in their workplace
It's the Law™ - Program Conclusion
Summarizes the basic guidelines managers can use to avoid costly lawsuits and keep their organizations out of court.
I Said Something™ Get It Right!
Mistakes happen. Discussing them and correcting them is a natural next step. Getting personal and calling out someone individually in front of their peers for that mistake… ruins morale, is unfair and amounts to a lack of control.
I Said Something™ You Look… Scrumptious!
Sexual harassment can happen in many different forms. While it can be shocking to encounter and/or witness blatant sexual harassment, having an uncomfortable conversation with the perpetrator can help to redraw the lines.
You Be the Judge™ II
National Best-Seller! Managers within your organization may well understand the importance of avoiding obvious discriminatory interview questions. But what if a manager asks a discriminatory question unintentionally? The principles of legal and effective interviewing are presented in this Law & Order-style program, find out the interview no-no's, side-step the legal landmines, and conduct a fair and effective interview.
Legal Issues for Managers (How-To Book)
Employment practices in the United States are governed by a wide variety of federal, state, and local laws. As a manager or supervisor, you must understand these laws so that you can make objective, consistent, and legal decisions. You do not have to be an expert on every aspect of every employment law, but you do have to know enough to recognize when you need to seek help from a human resources professional or legal counsel.
Legal Briefs™ Substance Abuse: Creating & Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace
You suspect an employee is “under the influence” while on the job. How do you deal with the situation without putting the organization at risk of a costly lawsuit? This program helps managers deal with the tough problems involving substance abuse in the workplace. Help your managers legally maintain a safe, drug-free work environment onsite and off.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: A Manager’s Guide to Staying Out of Court
Finding the right people is challenging enough without the added legal burden. Equip your managers with the skills they need to avoid typical legal pitfalls in recruiting and hiring. This program addresses the most common stumbling blocks managers face, including job descriptions, job advertising, interviewing and equal opportunity concerns.
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Keeping Your Workplace Safe
No organization wants its name on the front page when the headline involves workplace violence. This program explores preventive measures and examines the legal obligations of managers and their organizations. Topics include hiring policies, appropriate responses to angry outbursts, dealing with employee threats, procedures for investigating rumors and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
Legal Briefs™ Discipline & Termination: Improving Performance & Reducing Liability
Completely Updated! Discipline and termination are critical legal issues managers deal with regularly, though not always effectively. This new version of our best-selling program remedies that with plain-speak language and practical examples that show managers protocol and procedures to follow in order to stay out of court. In addition to preventing litigation, this information also helps an organization to maintain a quality workforce.
Preventing Workplace Bullying: How to Recognize and Respond to Bullies at Work™
This program is about recognizing and preventing bullying in the workplace. Bullying can happen in any size organization and in any department. Awareness is paramount. It is everyone's responsibility to prevent it.
Who Gave Them My Address?
This vignette covers union mailers and home visits. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
Come On Out to the Meeting (Union Meeting)
This vignette covers a situation in which employees are invited to union meetings. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
Sexual Harassment: It Can Happen Here™
Sexual harassment can occur in businesses of all sizes and industries, with potentially devastating consequences. This program presents a series of compelling scenarios to provide the foundation your workforce needs to prevent and address such behavior before it escalates.
Legal Briefs™ Family and Medical Leave Act: What Every Manager Should Know
The intent of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to help employees balance work and family responsibilities by guaranteeing them leaves in certain situations. Trying to decipher the in's and out's of the law can be a challenge. This program gives you a better understanding of the FMLA.
Legal Briefs™ The ADA: Tough Questions & Straight Answers
New Release! With critical legal information to guide decision making, this program helps managers understand their responsibilities under the ADA and how to sort through tough issues and respond effectively. Your managers will learn how the Act impacts them and their employees and find key answers to their most frequently asked questions.
And, You Are?
This vignette covers a union organizer on premises (on site visit). There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
Discipline & Termination: Avoiding Discipline
This video clip covers possible legal implications if a manager avoids taking appropriate disciplinary action with an employee.
Discipline & Termination: Avoiding Termination
This video clip discusses the legal implications of a manager avoiding termination action as well as how avoiding termination action may lead to unlawful retaliation or a negligent retention lawsuit.
Discipline & Termination: Documenting Correctly
This video clip covers the legal implications of under-documenting and over-documenting performance issues as well as the importance of documenting correctly.
Discipline & Termination: Inconsistent Discipline
This video clip discusses the possible legal implications if a manager does not use consistent disciplinary action with all employees.
Discipline & Termination: Preparing to Terminate
This video clip tackles the issue of not being prepared for a termination meeting and how it can cause managers to say or do something inappropriate and/or illegal.
FMLA - Informing Employees of Their Rights & Policies
As a manager, you've got several responsibilities when it comes to the FMLA. Things like making sure your people understand their rights and responsibilities under the law; making sure they understand your organization's policies - just to name a few.
FMLA - Key Actions to Stay in Compliance
Key actions discussed: Call your HR department whenever employees are out for 4 days or more, or whenever a potential FMLA issue arises. Make absolutely sure that your employees understand their rights and responsibilities under the law, by making sure they are in contact with HR. Always be fair and compassionate.
FMLA - Reduced Schedules & Leaves
One of the biggest issues that managers struggle with is the requirement to give reduced schedules or intermittent leave, especially in the case of chronic conditions, and how that may relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. A serious health condition or disability may require an employee to work a reduced schedule.
FMLA - Returning to Work
As tempting as it may be, when an employee is on an FMLA leave, you can't demand that he or she come back to work; even if you offer to make a reasonable accommodation, like a flexible schedule or assignment to light duty work.
FMLA - What Qualifies for FMLA Leave?
You should not be the one to make a final determination on whether or not something is a "serious health condition." That should always be left to your HR department. However, you do need to have at least a working knowledge of what qualifies as a "serious health condition" and all the other reasons an employee's time off can be designated as an FMLA leave.
Getting Much Sleep?
Retaliating against an employee who reports misconduct by supervisor.
Harassment and the Responsibilities of Supervisors/Managers
Responsibilities of supervisors and managers to investigate all complaints.
I Got This in the Mail...
This vignette covers union mailers regarding an educational conference. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
It's Just a Card, Right?
This vignette covers union authorization card signing. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
It's the Only Way We'll Ever Get a Say
Discussions with employees about unions and how workplace issues can be resolved with better communication.
Life's Not Fair
Retaliating against an employee who reports a safety violation.
Substance Abuse: Appropriate Action
Dealing appropriately with unprofessional behavior caused by substance abuse.
Substance Abuse: Detection
Using reasonable suspicion of substance abuse to raise the issue of drug use with someone.
Substance Abuse: Intervention
How to legally intervene when a manager suspects substance abuse.
Substance Abuse: Staying Focused on the Issue
The importance of staying focused on performance concerns when dealing with a potential situation involving substance abuse.
Substance Abuse: Testing
The importance of communicating and enforcing employee drug testing policies is outlined in this short video.
The ADA: Tough Questions & Straight Answers - Program Conclusion
The bottom line when it comes to the ADA is this... If you use common sense, treat individuals with disabilities fairly, and provide them with equal opportunities to prove they're capable of doing the job...You'll not only help keep yourself and your organization out of court... you'll probably find that they will turn out to be some of the very best, most highly motivated employees you've ever had.
You're Not a Team Player!
Retaliating by giving a poor performance review.
Employment Law Is...™
The decisions you make and the actions you take can cost you and your organization — big time! This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about legal issues within your organization.
Introduction to the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
The intent of the FMLA is basically to help employees balance work and family responsibilities by guaranteeing them leaves in certain situations. But, trying to decipher the in's and out's of the law can be a challenge. This short video provides a quick introduction.
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting & Hiring: Program Introduction
This quick video offers an introduction to common hiring issues and appropriate actions for managers and/or supervisors to take.
Legal Briefs™ Substance Abuse - Program Introduction
Introduction to five aspects for dealing with substance abuse in the workplace and actions to keep the workplace drug-free.