Performance in a Pandemic:
An HR Workshop on Legal Discipline & Documentation

Pandemic Performance

In the current environment, many employers are reducing their employee headcounts. Your RIF decisions may include some disruptive and poor-performing employees. However, do you have the right documentation to support your discipline and termination decisions … and do you know the airtight legal steps to take?

Managing employees in difficult times (and often a remote environment) is never easy. But providing feedback, consequences and follow-through to employees who are displaying poor performance or toxic behavior is particularly challenging these days.

Gather your HR and management teams to discover the best-practice steps to handle performance issues today and (if needed) how to terminate a worker without any legal trouble.

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In this fast-paced workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to give specific, legally safe feedback in difficult situations … and in a WFH environment
  • How to document performance and behavior problems appropriately and legally in today's world. (The ABC's of performance documentation – Accurate, Behavior-based, Consistent – still work!)
  • Sample phrases and statements to use in difficult meetings
  • How to craft efficient and legally sound performance improvement plans (PIPs) during and after the crisis
  • 10 do's and don'ts for tracking behavior and documenting it in this new environment (Hint: don't "practice psychiatry" or "practice law")
  • Why it's important now to minimize the impact of gossip, that three-headed morale buster
  • 8 questions to ask yourself before pulling the termination trigger on a difficult employee
  • 10 steps to conducting low-stress termination meetings (in person and from afar) that erase the chance of a lawsuit

When this training was given at our law conference, attendees showered it with rave reviews:

  • "Excellent information on how to handle difficult personalities"
  • "Great advice about why documentation is so important, and how to do it"
  • "Both speakers were down to earth and knowledgeable – very informative and interactive"

Managing employee performance is more important than ever these days – for legal reasons and to maximize productivity for a smaller workforce. Discover the battle-tested strategies to turn around your difficult employees and stay in legal compliance. Get your copy of Performance in a Pandemic now!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Performance in a Pandemic fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speakers:


Richard Brann is former chair of the labor and employment law practice at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, where he specialized in representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Brann is the past chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Houston Bar Association and is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.



Jennifer Trulock is a partner at Baker Botts in Dallas, where she is chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Jennifer graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and she represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Jennifer also counsels and trains employers on managing workplace issues and preventing employment lawsuits.

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

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