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Harassment Prevention Training – Don’t Miss Out, Meet Your Legal Requirements Today!

Choose from These Affordable Options

On-site training at your location – one flat fee to train as many employees as you wish in your own work environment.

Scheduled presentations – check out the nearest locations and dates.

On-line “attention-holding” whiteboard video animation training – two options:

1. One-hour new hire and periodic training program for all employees
2. Two-hour version provides supervisors with information and tips to help them prevent claims. It satisfies training requirements for new and newly promoted supervisors and biennial training requirements.

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And for those of you wondering…

Is Training Really Required and Who Must Receive It and When?

A timeline summarizing what employers are required to do to ensure compliance with the law, provide a harassment, discrimination, and bully-free workplace, and avoid liability to the greatest extent possible follows.

Many employers don’t realize much more is required.

U.S. Supreme Court Rulings, Cases, and Laws Provide Guidance to Employers

1998 – Faragher and Ellerth (Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth)
• First “mandatory training guideline” established by the U.S. Supreme Court
• All employers should provide training to employees about workplace harassment
• Everyone should receive training – both supervisors and employees
• Training should be provided “periodically” – on a regular basis – not just one time
• To successfully assert an affirmative defense to prevent or reduce liability, an employer should be able to establish that it: 1. has a proper harassment prevention policy, and 2. periodically provides education about the policy to all employees.

1999 – Kolstad v. American Dental Association
• The second U.S. Supreme Court “mandatory training guideline”
• Maintaining a good policy is not enough
• More than just sexual harassment prevention training should be provided to supervisors – harassment is only one form of discrimination
• “Kolstad Defense” – employer can assert a defense to punitive damages if it demonstrated good faith efforts to educate all supervisors about anti-discrimination principles

1999 – EEOC Guideline
The EEOC (Equal Opportunity Commission) is the federal agency that enforces federal employment discrimination laws. Harassment is a form of discrimination
• Reinforces “periodic” training for all employees
• Failure to train can expose an organization to increased liability and damages
• Explains employer duty to exercise reasonable care as follows: 1. “… reasonable care generally requires an employer to establish, disseminate, and enforce an anti-harassment policy and complaint procedure and to take other reasonable steps to prevent and correct harassment.” 2. “… the employer should provide training to all employees to ensure that they understand their rights and responsibilities.”

2001 – Mathis v. Phillips Chevrolet, Inc. (U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit)
“[L]eaving managers with hiring authority in ignorance of the basic features of discrimination laws is an extraordinary mistake for a company to make, and a jury can find that such an extraordinary mistake amounts to reckless indifference.”

2004 – California’s AB 1825
• Employers with 50 or more employees must provide at least two hours of harassment prevention training to supervisors every two years.
• Newly hired/promoted supervisors must receive at least two hours of harassment prevention training within six months of hire/promotion.
• First harassment training law to define “periodic”
• Establishes “expertise” requirements for trainers – experienced employment law attorneys meet the requirements

2015 is a mandatory supervisor harassment prevention training year for many employers. This means that by the end of the year, these employers must have provided the requisite amount and form of training to supervisors.

2014 – California’s AB 2053
This law, sometimes referred to as workplace “anti-bullying” legislation, requires that employers that must provide training pursuant to AB 1825 also provide “abusive conduct” prevention training starting in 2015.

LMRC’s Training Solutions

Contact us for an affordable quote today!

For more information, contact Jillian Bruni at jillian@lmrcenter.com.

Contact us at info@lmrcenter.com or (858) 753-1775 for more information.

January Newsletter

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Your Law and Management Resource Center January 2015 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view: Newsletter_LMRC_01_2015_.

The following is included in our January newsletter:

  • Information on our new Human Resources and Management Group and how to join;
  • Details about our first event of the year and how to register – February 18th;
  • Information about the new wage theft protection act notice now available;
  • Information about our new Premier Provider Program and how to join;
  • 20+ new laws in 2015;
  • Discount for employee handbooks;
  • 5 tips for effective presentations and confidence in public speaking;
  • Fun knowledge quiz to see what you know;
  • Information on how to have an effective performance management system and how you; can let us help you; and
  • Information on your new 2015 training requirements – supervisor training.

Please feel free to share it with others who may be interested!

Harassment Prevention Training 2015 – San Diego

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NEW WORKPLACE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN 2015

NEW SOLUTIONS to HELP YOU COMPLY

Register today and be ready for 2015!

All Employers and All Employees – All employers are required to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment in the workplace and harassment prevention training for all employees is recommended for all employers to establish compliance with this legal requirement.

Mandated Supervisor Training – Businesses with 50 or more employees must meet additional requirements with regard to the scheduling and type of training provided to supervisors. These businesses are legally required to provide all supervisors with at least two hours of harassment prevention training every two years and all new and newly promoted supervisors must receive this training within six months of hire or promotion. This training must also meet specific legal requirements and be provided by qualified instructors.

Abusive Conduct Prevention Training Starting in 2015 – In addition to the specifically mandated training certain supervisors are required to receive with regard to sexual harassment prevention, training on the prevention of “abusive conduct” must be provided starting in 2015. For purposes of this law (AB 2053), abusive conduct includes conduct that a reasonable person would find to be “hostile, offensive and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests.” 2015 is a training year for many employers and training to prevent abusive conduct in the workplace must now be provided.

We offer a variety of affordable training options.

On-Site Training – Many employers may wish to continue to take advantage of our highly praised on-site training where our attorneys come to you. Here’s a sample of the reviews we have received on this training:  

“You have developed some raving fans after your Sexual Harassment Prevention Training seminar this morning. I can’t even begin to tell you what a tremendous presentation it was. Others have stopped by all morning to tell me how impressed they were… you did a fantastic job of explaining the history and reasons for the various laws in a very informative way… your stories and  personal experiences were a tremendous help in putting it into perspective and applying it to everyday situations… I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done.”
Cary Mathis, Vice President/CFO, King Schools

We charge a single flat affordable fee for this training – and because there are no per person charges, we encourage employers to have all employees attend this training. Harassment in the workplace is a serious concern for all employers, and providing training to all employees can help establish that all reasonable steps were taken to prevent it.

Local Presentations – Our attorneys provide training on a regular basis at locations near you. Contact us for information about upcoming presentations.

NEW Online Training – Our new online training programs are perfect for employers who wish to establish and communicate clear policies prohibiting harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace. Training programs suitable for new hires, all employees, and supervisors are available. Our new program will be available starting in 2015! Take advantage of this special opportunity and register for our 2015 online harassment prevention training today!

Contact Jillian Bruni, MBA at jillian@lmrcenter.com or 858-753-1775 for more information and pricing or register at https://lmrcenter.com/Event-Registration.html.

Harassment Prevention Training – New 2015 Requirements and Our Discounted Options

NEW WORKPLACE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN 2015

NEW SOLUTIONS to HELP YOU COMPLY

Pre-Register for Training and Receive a 20% Discount!

All Employers and All Employees – All employers are required to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment in the workplace and harassment prevention training for all employees is recommended for all employers to establish compliance with this legal requirement.

Mandated Supervisor Training – Businesses with 50 or more employees must meet additional requirements with regard to the scheduling and type of training provided to supervisors. These businesses are legally required to provide all supervisors with at least two hours of harassment prevention training every two years and all new and newly promoted supervisors must receive this training within six months of hire or promotion. This training must also meet specific legal requirements and be provided by qualified instructors.

Abusive Conduct Prevention Training Starting in 2015 – In addition to the specifically mandated training certain supervisors are required to receive with regard to sexual harassment prevention, training on the prevention of “abusive conduct” must be provided starting in 2015. For purposes of this law (AB 2053), abusive conduct includes conduct that a reasonable person would find to be “hostile, offensive and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests.” 2015 is a training year for many employers and training to prevent abusive conduct in the workplace must now be provided.

We offer a variety of affordable training options.

On-Site Training – Many employers may wish to continue to take advantage of our highly praised on-site training where our attorneys come to you. Here’s a sample of the reviews we have received on this training:  

“You have developed some raving fans after your Sexual Harassment Prevention Training seminar this morning. I can’t even begin to tell you what a tremendous presentation it was. Others have stopped by all morning to tell me how impressed they were… you did a fantastic job of explaining the history and reasons for the various laws in a very informative way… your stories and  personal experiences were a tremendous help in putting it into perspective and applying it to everyday situations… I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done.”
Cary Mathis, Vice President/CFO, King Schools

We charge a single flat affordable fee for this training – and because there are no per person charges, we encourage employers to have all employees attend this training. Harassment in the workplace is a serious concern for all employers, and providing training to all employees can help establish that all reasonable steps were taken to prevent it.

Local Presentations – Our attorneys provide training on a regular basis at locations near you. Contact us for information about upcoming presentations.

NEW Online Training – Our new online training programs are perfect for employers who wish to establish and communicate clear policies prohibiting harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace. Training programs suitable for new hires, all employees, and supervisors are available. Our new program will be available starting in 2015!

If you pre-register by November 20, 2014, you will receive a 20% discount.

Contact Jillian Bruni, MBA at jillian@lmrcenter.com or 858-753-1775 for more information and pricing or register at https://lmrcenter.com/Event-Registration.html.

Coming in 2015… Online Training and Apps

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Coming in 2015…

Starting in 2015, we will have several new online and mobile training programs including Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace, Performance Management, Personality and Predilection for Duplicity, Marketing Your Business, and Presenting in a Professional and Confident Manner. For your convenience, such programs will be available on our website and on the iTunes App Store as apps for phones and tablets. To check out our programs and events, visit our website at https://www.lmrcenter.com/Training-Programs.html and contact Jillian Bruni, MBA at jillian@lmrcenter.com or 858-753-1775.