Trainings

INTERACTIVE MANAGEMENT AND KEY EXECUTIVE TEAM TRAINING

Greenwald Doherty offers a variety of interactive training programs to senior management and other key executive teams on pertinent and timely employment law topics in order to create a more aware and knowledgeable team to handle and address employee issues, while mitigating the risk for employment lawsuits.  Our new and dynamic trainings include interactive and collaborative peer-to-peer breakout rooms, trained Broadway actors doing vignettes of real work scenarios, and other fun ways of approaching these tough, but necessary, topics to protect businesses.  These are three of our most requested management trainings:

Winning Documentation Strategies for Leaders
This tactical and engaging workshop gives your leadership the best tools to regularly chronicle employee performance and manage disciplinary issues. These areas are crucial to enhance productivity and better protect against liability.

This communal zoom-based workshop will include peer-to-peer breakout rooms and real-life vignettes recorded by actual Broadway actors.

Clearly communicating expectations to employees and documenting an employee’s failure to perform should be considered one of management’s top functions. Effective communication helps to avoid situations where employees are surprised by a termination – which is often the impetus for them filing lawsuits. Creating a paper trail can provide an employer with invaluable evidence to support a defense against such claims. Additionally, it just may help to improve an employee’s performance, creating a “win-win” for employers who can move forward with a higher-performing employee, and save on resources they would otherwise spend to replace a position and defend a possible lawsuit.

Detailed instructions on the “when, where and how” of managing and documenting employee performance, as well as specific hands-on exercises on how to write up employees for disciplinary problems are all part of a two part (four hour total) learning experience that actually teaches leaders these skills, as opposed to merely fulfilling a training requirement.

Anti-Discrimination and Accommodation Training
Often times, managers do not fully understand the requirements for all of the protected classes under federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws, and how each should be accommodated, unless there is an undue hardship to the company. Yet, it is a manager’s role to implement and enforce its company’s anti-discrimination and accommodation policies. If employee requests are not formally addressed properly, an employee may feel they may be discriminated against by the manager and company, which could potentially turn into them filing an employment lawsuit. Our interactive training educates managers about the types of protected classes, expected accommodations, their roles including how to respond to employee requests, and when to include HR.

Anti-Harassment Training in the Workplace for Supervisors
In this moment of heightened harassment assertions in corporations and government hitting the news, it is important for companies to educate their managers on how to help prevent harassment claims to avoid being the next headline.  In defending these claims, we have found managers often do not fully understand the importance of these issues, don’t know how to identify them, or are simply ill‐equipped to deal with them. There is also the possibility that managers can be held personally liable, alongside the company.  Companies need to do everything they can to mitigate the risks of potential claims.  In response, we can facilitate a customized, interactive harassment prevention training designed to stick in the minds of your managers and mitigate litigation risk.

Customized Interactive Training Programs
Elements from each of the above listed trainings, as well as other employment law topics, can be used to create a customized and interactive program based on a company’s particular needs. Before a training is designed, we will have an initial and deep discussion about issues and requirements which will help define the curriculum.

HR LEGAL WORKSHOPS

Greenwald Doherty offers communal workshops, the subjects of which will be selected and scheduled in advance and are designed to strengthen your HR team’s day-to-day activities.  These sessions are delivered throughout the year and are likened to professional development for HR . The workshops are available to all clients and come complimentary through our In-House Counsel SubscriptionTM.