Tom has provided a specialized training program for managers and supervisors on a wide assortment of labor and employment law topics. We have found that often, employment litigation is a result of the actions or statements of a frontline supervisor. Whether or not an employee will support an outside labor organization, also depends heavily on his relationship with his immediate supervisor. We take a strong, proactive stance in conducting training to avoid legal costs and litigation for our clients.

The best way to win an employment law suit is not to be involved in one. That is why we stress preventive action including management training and sound personnel policies. We have conducted training programs in the following areas:

  • “Managing Within the Law” a training program designed to educate managers and supervisors on Florida and Federal employment laws.
  • Union Avoidance: How to Stay Union-Free
  • What Supervisors Can and Cannot Say and Do Concerning Unions.
  • Family Medical Leave Act – How Does It Involve You as a Supervisor
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Recent Techniques and Trends in Union Organizing Activity in Florida
  • Conducting Investigations in the Workplace
  • How to Conduct Performance Appraisals
  • The Importance of Documentation and Progressive Discipline
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Policies and Agreements
  • The Bermuda Triangle: Dealing with Medical Problems under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the ADA and FMLA
  • Positive Personnel Practices to avoid Labor Unions
  • How to conduct an Audit of Human Resources
  • Wage Hour Exemptions and Compliance
  • Leadership
  • Motivating Employees
  • Positive Discipline
  • Effective Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Team Building
  • Goals & Goal Setting
  • Business Ethics
  • Work Place Violence
  • Mentoring
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Managing Performance
  • Basic Safety
  • Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Coaching For Exceptional Performance
  • Conflict Management
  • Training Employees
  • Managing Change
  • Decision Making
  • Handling Complaints
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Stress
  • Government Regulations and The Supervisor I & II
  • Interviewing /Legal Compliance

Supervisor Training Handbook:

This supervisor training notebook is from Managing within the Law, a five hour training program presented by Harper Gerlach. This 75 page+ handbook includes lists of Florida protected classes, employment at will, Florida’s special employment laws, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, family medical leave, documentation, hiring/interviewing rules, suggested questions to use in job interviews and more. Click the link above to visit our HR Store.