Every business is required to comply with a variety of workplace laws. As an organization grows, the regulations become more complex. HR departments and attorneys work to ensure that their business is compliant, but it takes significant training to avoid unintentional infractions.
The cost can be high for those who fail to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, which is why the development, training, and implementation of legal compliance throughout a company is an essential investment.
Employers Council offers interactive and engaging legal compliance training that allows for immediate implementation in your organization. You will leave each training course with actionable items and longer-term objectives. We can deliver this training in a few different ways:
- Live, in-person at one of
- On premise at your location
- Online via a webinar format
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What Is Legal Compliance?
Legal compliance is the process by which your company and employees follow internal, state, and federal laws and regulations. The purpose of an ongoing legal compliance program is to protect your organization from costly fines and lawsuits. Employees can be trained to recognize and report any unethical activity that does not align with an organization's business goals.
No matter the size or industry of your organization, legal compliance is a necessary component of operations. Don't wait until an incident occurs to engage in legal compliance practices and training in your organization.
What Does Legal Compliance Training Cover?
Legal compliance training covers a range of HR practices – recruiting, hiring, onboarding, compensation, performance appraisal, employee handbooks, health and safety, labor relations, anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, and more. Training covers definitions, laws, examples, forms, conditions, liabilities, policies, reporting, prevention, investigation, and responsibilities within each topic.
Training is an ongoing process, and should be revisited annually with employees. Keep track of your training to stay organized on who has been trained in what areas and what training is still necessary.
Training covers the necessary steps businesses need to take in order to remain compliant with laws and procedures. A well-trained workforce creates a safe and productive environment.
How to Set Up Compliance Training
Developing or enhancing a compliance policy can seem like a daunting task with the number of laws that need to be considered. How do you know if you covered them all? How do you keep track of all of your employees' attendance, progress, and completion when you're offering multiple sessions at different times to encourage participation?
Here are a few steps to help you out in the process and keep you organized:
1. With your HR department and attorneys, create a list of every legal matter that your organization should comply with within your state. This list may overlap with your current compliance practices. (This is where an Employers Council consultant can be valuable.)
2. You and other executives should attend an in-person or online course around each legal compliance topic. These courses will equip you to properly and efficiently train your employees.
3. When was the last time your employees were trained on those legal matters? If you are unsure, keep in mind that it is better to re-train an employee than for them to miss the training altogether.
4. Work with your HR department and attorneys to schedule a half- or full-day training with your employees. This can be in person or online, and all employees should be required to attend.
5. Train your employees, or bring in a training consultant, on the topics and regulations you learned in your training courses. This employee training is not only for your benefit as an employer, but for your employees as well. Keep the training engaging and informative.
6. When employees leave the training, they should receive a copy of the employee handbook with all of the items the training covered. You — now an internal compliance expert—should also offer yourself as a resource for them if they have any questions.
What Training Courses Does Employers Council Offer?
In today's workplace, employee HR legal compliance training is essential for organizational success. Under the topic of legal compliance, Employers Council offers a variety of
training opportunities – ones designed to get you up to speed on the legislative environment and to keep you up-to-date on changing laws.
Anti-Discrimination – these laws prevent discrimination against employees and potential hires on the bases of race, religion, sex, disability, age, pregnancy and more. One of our anti-discrimination courses covers the
Equal Employment Opportunity Law and provides an overview of state civil rights and federal laws, along with practical tips for employers to reduce exposure for discrimination charges.
Compensation – this law regulates minimum wage, overtime, equal pay, recordkeeping, paychecks, withholding and taxes within an organization. One of our compensation compliance courses reviews
culture and pay equity and offers immediate steps to improve your business's compensation practices.
Health and Safety – these laws promote the well-being of employees and employers. One of our health and safety courses is about the
OSHA's recordkeeping requirements and why recordkeeping is a necessary practice.
Labor Relations – these laws regulate employee relationships and disputes. One of our labor relations courses discusses
trust in the workplace and how it impacts co-worker, manager and customer relationships.
Harassment – these laws protect employees from annoying, threatening, or intimidating conduct. One of our
harassment courses covers what behavior constitutes as illegal harassment, how to promote a respectful workplace and when to use a complaint procedure.
Employers Council offers training live, in-person and via webinar. These courses are organized in our
Training Catalog by topic or location.
- Live training – engaging live training allows you to access the Employers Council expertise from your own office location. You are free to ask the experts questions specific to your organization, and see how others plan to implement each session in their own companies.
- In-person training – in-person training can take place in your location or an Employers Council office. These sessions are specific to your organization and allow you to ask questions freely. The Employers Council experts are able to see your current practices first-hand and provide recommendations.
- Training via webinar – our webinars allow you to access courses from anywhere, anytime, as they are recorded and sent out to attendees. These courses cover general best practices and provide action items for you to implement after each session. After an online compliance webinar, you are able to contact Employers Council with any questions.
Contact a training provider today to see how you can implement legal compliance into your operations. Employers Council also offers
training in additional areas including leadership, employment law, technology, HR, and more.
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