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Learning the Law: HR Fundamentals for Managers

In 75 minutes, get a compliance crash course that will teach you:

  • Employment laws you MUST know.

    …and what you should know about each.

  • How to avoid getting personally sued.

    …and what to do if it happens.

  • The riskiest areas of people management.

    …and the simple steps to reduce the risk.


Keep yourself and your supervisors a step ahead on HR law and best practices.

The world of work is forever changed and new employment law regulations are in the pipeline. Do the people managers at your company have the legal training they need that leads to success … and not to a courtroom?

Whether you’re the HR go-to or a team manager, this training session is an ideal solution to get caught up on the crucial aspects of employment law that every manager should know.

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Agenda for Learning the Law:

  • Employment law 101. We’ll review the top 10 important laws you must know.
  • Hiring and firing. The two most legally risky areas for any manager. We will walk through what not to do from the literal start to finish of people management.
  • Performance reviews and communications. From casual conversations to performance review documentation, what you do and say about an employee can land you in hot water.
  • Personal liability. Yes, managers can be sued personally. We’ll explore where the risks are highest and steps you can take to avoid the worst-case scenario of a subpoena.
  • Managing difficult situations. From accommodation requests to long-term leave, how managers should react to the all-too-real curveballs that get thrown their way.
  • Handling invisible workers. With so much telework happening, it’s time to get managers up to date on supervising their invisible workers – especially those who aren’t living up to expectations.
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Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of HR Specialist: Employment Law. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

Anniken Davenport
Anniken Davenport Attorney and author

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This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


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