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Training Series for New Supervisors
Have you been promoted into a supervisory role in the last year?  Are you wishing to move into supervision?  Can you answer these questions?
Can I fire an employee because she is pregnant?  Do I know what to do if an employee reports being the victim of workplace harassment?  Is it OK if an employee refuses to take breaks?  If an employee doesn’t turn in a time sheet, do I still have to pay them?  How do I handle an employee who is absent frequently or not performing the job?  Is it acceptable to ask if an applicant has a disability?  Do I have to rehire an employee who has been on a Workers Compensation claim?
Many employees are promoted because they are technically proficient at their jobs.  Learning the basics of employment law and supervisory practices is essential for the successful transition into the supervisory role as well as to protect the company from employment law claims.  Over the course of 6 months, attendees will receive information about the basics of supervision and employment laws.  During each 3-hour session, attendees will learn about an aspect of supervision and applicable laws.  Each session will build on knowledge and skills attained from prior sessions, and useful reference materials and handouts will be provided.  
Who Should Attend?
Newly promoted supervisors, managers who want a refresher in supervisory practices, and employees with a desire to move into management.  The sessions are geared toward private employers, but information will be provided that will be applicable to public employers. 
What Are the Topics?

Session 1 – The Basics
Discussion of effective supervisory practices
At will-employment and its exceptions
Civil Rights laws and protected classes
Understanding and avoiding workplace harassment
Session 2 –  Hiring Employees
Effective and legal hiring practices
Starting employees on the right foot
Employee orientation
The use of employee handbooks and policies
Setting goals and expectations
Session 3 – Protected Leave
Basics of family leave laws including OFLA, FMLA, Injured Workers, and ADA
Session 4 – Basics of Wage and Hour Laws for Supervisors
Hours worked
Rest and meal periods

Session 5 – Employee Management – Part 1 
Setting expectations
Position descriptions
Performance appraisals
Coaching for desired employee performance
Session 6 – Employee Management – Part 2
Workplace investigations
Conducting disciplinary meetings
Post-termination issues
Best practices of effective supervisors
How Does the Seminar Benefit You?

The materials provided will be a useful tool as you manage your employees.  Knowledge of the laws and regulations regarding employees will benefit you and your company.