Management training and education programs

McDonald Hopkins offers general and client-specific programs covering all areas of employment law. We can conduct training on-site at your location or in our offices – whatever is most convenient for you. Several of our labor and employment attorneys spend considerable time focused on training. They can design programs that serve as preventative measures to ensure your management and human resource personnel are up to date on the latest compliance issues. 

Topics covered can include:

  • Hiring issues, such as:
    • Application process
    • Conducting legal background checks
    • Proper interviewing techniques
    • Proper worker classifications
  • How to properly discipline employees and how to document such discipline, as well as how to conduct workplace investigations
  • Properly addressing leave issues, including compliance with both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act
  • How to properly sever the employment relationship, including:
    • Techniques for termination meetings
    • When to use severance agreements
    • How to recognize litigation risks
  • Substantive compliance and educational programs on:
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Family Medical Leave Act
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act
    • Applicable state and local civil rights and wage/hour laws
  • Training your managers and human resources personnel to be effective managers and how to maximize your employees’ potential
  • Developing and maintaining proper employment handbooks and policies, including the latest developments, such as employee privacy and social media policies
  • Properly executing a reduction in force, including compliance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act during such reductions
  • Proper employee classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Union avoidance


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