Overview: Training employees and supervisors, to the greatest extent possible, improves communications within the organization and reduces any organization's exposure to workplace legal risks. Specifically, proper recordkeeping practices can place employers in a better position when targeted in regulatory audits, participating in compliance reviews or defending court claims.
Training requirements vary by state. Training addressing harassment in the workplace continues to be required in several states. Newer legislative requirements address documentation regarding training in E-Verify compliance.
In order to achieve internal goals and balance training needs and desires, employers should conduct a training needs analysis. Effective training programs accurately identify what subjects should be taught, and which employees should be trained.
Trends: Employers now enjoy a wide array of employee training and development options, especially with the rise of learning-based technologies for the workplace. Global employers may wish to invest in a centralized training system, with options for customization based on local priorities and requests. Developments in this area add affordable possibilities to an employer's menu of training choices.
Author: Marta Moakley, JD, Legal Editor
Washington has adopted a law that will ease small businesses' financial burden in providing training to employees under the state's job skills program.
XpertHR's Transportation Resource Center for HR: Form I-9 and Immigration helps transportation industry employers handle their most vexing employment issues by bringing relevant resources together in one place for easy access.
XpertHR's Transportation Resource Center for HR: Training and Employee Retention helps transportation industry employers handle their most vexing employment issues by bringing relevant resources together in one place for easy access.
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Employers need to do everything they can to minimize claims by employees and the government. This section assists HR professionals in implementing proper policies and procedures, and understanding where the greatest risks lay and what the federal government's major enforcement initiatives are.
Since 2010, the DOJ has taken unparalleled steps to enforce civil rights laws that protect the rights of persons living with HIV or AIDS. In honor of World AIDS day, and in furtherance of the DOJ and the EEOC's position, employers should aim to combat any stigma and discrimination against people with HIV or AIDS in the workplace.
An employer may use this checklist to ensure their safety training program is adequate. While safety training necessities will be different for every employer, there are some steps that all employers should consider.
This Supervisor Briefing examines the law and best practices for how supervisors should handle managing an employee with a disability.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits regarding training programs.
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