Seminar – February 10th – Social Media and Your Workforce

Social media is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today.  It has
become an increasingly more controversial topic with the creation of certain laws and
regulations challenging Americans’ basic rights.  Learn about different
strategies to manage good social media behaviors for you and your employees in order
to help portray your company in the best light possible.

Seminar – March 8th – Creating a Positive Work Culture

The negative impact of a poor work culture can be an urgent problem for leaders.
It can bring down morale, create retention problems and undermines your efforts to
build a productive workforce.  This course is designed to help you learn how to
create a culture where employees can successfully work together by encouraging
respectful behavior, increasing communication, and building trust and cooperation to
overcome conflict.

Seminar – April 12th – Confidentiality – What Supervisors Need to Know

Being conscious of confidentiality is a must for supervisors in the midst of our
information-overloaded world.  Learn about the limits on what’s confidential
between you and your employees, and when you can and can’t be bound by
confidentiality.  We will discuss employees’ right to privacy – and what to be
careful of as you have to, sometimes literally, look over their shoulder.

Seminar – May 10th – Untangling the Tangled Web of Leaves of Absences

Employees have several different reasons for why a leave of absence is necessary.  Ranging from jury duty to the Family Medical Leave Act, every leave of absence requires certain steps to be taken in order to properly comply with laws.  This seminar will inform individuals on how to properly handle benefits, pay, and other factors that play a role with leaves of absences.

Seminar – June 14th – Classification Challenges

Does your organization work with true independent contractors, or are you working with individuals who are really part time, flexible employees?  The IRS and EDD do not accept ignorance as a defense or excuse in misclassification issues. This session will explore the differences between employees versus independent contractors, and exempt versus non-exempt, to help you determine what classification is right for your organization.  We will also review penalties, fines and other risk factors associated with misclassifying employees.  Finally we will discuss best practices in transitioning independent contractors to employment status.

Seminar – July 12th – Supervisor Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training

Employers and supervisors have a responsibility to provide a harassment or discrimination-free work environment. Permitting harassment or discrimination, or failing to take steps to deal with harassment claims, can land employers and supervisors in legal hot water.  This seminar will discuss how to create a workplace environment that discourages harassment and discrimination by supervisors and coworkers; the different ways harassment and discrimination can take place; how to tell the difference between behavior that’s just annoying and behavior that’s illegal; and what to do if an employee raises a harassment or discrimination claim.

Seminar – August 9th – Introduction to Safety Compliance

Are you new to safety? Do you need a comprehensive overview of an effective safety program? Could you use the help of HR experts in creating a Safety and Health Plan for your Organization? Then Safety 101 is an opportunity that you cannot miss. We will cover the basics and show you how to remain complaint with California Safety Standards.

Seminar – September 13th – HR 101 for Supervisors

Being a supervisor can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are so many employment laws that it’s difficult to know what you need to do, and what you can’t do. In addition, you are responsible for working with your staff to help them to be as productive as they can, and it’s not always clear how to do that. You also need to know how to manage poor performance. This class will cover the basics, and you will walk away with an understanding of the most critical legal obligations, some tips on how to manage your staff for peak performance, and how to handle some difficult situations you might encounter as a supervisor.