Human resources professionals and employment lawyers know that state and federal employment laws are increasingly complex. Whether you are managing an employee with a serious attendance problem, or dealing with an employee who continually works overtime without advance approval, or considering a request for a disability or religious accommodation, the legal issues are complicated and finding a solution often requires that you know something about the law. Unfortunately, all too often, front line managers and supervisors don't know enough about the law to stay out of trouble.
On April 4, we offered Managing Employees 101, a half-day program designed specifically for supervisors and managers. The first half of the program provided an introduction to the most important legal issues managers and supervisors need to know to manage employees effectively and lawfully. The second half of the program focused on how to manage employees, emphasizing the importance of clear communication, constructive feedback, and performance improvement techniques. The program was designed to offer practical solutions to assist supervisors and managers in dealing with common employee issues.
Using many real-world scenarios and interactive exercises, the agenda covered:
10 Things Every Manager Should Know About Employment Law
The Nuts and Bolts of Managing Employee Performance