January 23

Rick Larson Law to Present Feb 14 Employment Law Update at Central Florida Employment Council (“CFEC”)

I have again been honored to present the annual employment law update for the Central Florida Employment Council (“CFEC”).

This year the topic will be, “Looking into Trump World: What’s Next in Labor and Employment Trends?”

This event will take place February 14, 2017 at 7:30 am until 9:00 am at LaSalle Computer Learning Center, 12900 Challenger Pkwy, Ste 102, Orlando, FL 32826.

For further information, please see cfec.org or the following link:


I hope to see you there!


September 12

Rick Larson Law to Speak before Orlando Diversity Council

Orlando Diversity Council Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 4th
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Enterprise Holdings
5442 Hoffner Avenue, Orlando, FL 32821
*RSVP to raphael.parra@nationaldiversitycouncil.org

Educational Segment:
Diversity Revisted: “Compliance, Culture, and the Next Generation.”
From his unique background combining law practice and HR administration,
Rick Larson touches upon the key elements of diversity compliance that have
changed throughout the years, as well as the changing landscape of diversity
and inclusion in corporate culture. The presenter takes a long look back at
some key historical landmarks in the diversity journey and where we may be
headed as corporate citizens in the 21st Century.
– Led by Rick Larson, Rick Larson Law

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August 13

Rick Larson Law Launches On Site Management Training Classes

I’ve been resolving employment issues for some 30 years now. And whether it’s a large company or small company, two causes stand out among all others when it comes to workplace conflict that results in claims and costly lawsuits: poor management training and broken communication.

It’s management’s responsibility to keep open communication and feedback channels between the company and each individual employee. Without that, employees draw the conclusion that the company does not listen and does not care.

Positive workplace communication is not rocket science, yet it’s worth its weight in gold when it comes to building a healthy work environment where organizational trust allows employees to bring forward their concerns knowing they will be listened to and their issues addressed in a prompt and responsive manner.

Success begins when the management team understands the rules of today’s changing workplace so as to be able to identify workplace issues, to effectively listen to the employee, and to promptly resolve issues without creating legal exposure for the company. That’s why I have developed a series of four classes that can be delivered on site to assist the management team to grow their skill sets by understanding legal compliance, listening to their employees and taking ownership of employee relations issues before they hit the court house door.

Training is key.

Currently offered: Sexual Harassment Awareness Training; Preventing Workplace Discrimination Training; HR 101: Basics for the Supervisor Training; Best HR Management Practices Training.

I’m happy to discuss how any of these classes can be a building block to building a better, higher performing organization.


RICK LARSON LAW now serving Winter Garden, Clermont, Orlando and Greater Central Florida.

June 27

EEOC Says More Than Training Needed To Prevent Workplace Harassment

A high level U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Task Force has just released its top level findings regarding the impact of anti-harassment training in the workplace.


The task force found no evidence that 30 years of corporate training had any measurable impact upon workplace harassment.

The EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace found that it takes more than training alone to halt unwanted harassing conduct based upon race, color, religion, age, gender and other “protected classes.” The key says the Task Force, is to build a culture that values executive engagement in understanding the business model for a respectful workplace so that customized, interactive training regarding non-harassment as a component of a respectful working environment can take root.

Rather than a mandatory annual class in anti-harassment training, the Task Force finds companies would be better off to engage in ongoing “workplace civility training” that teaches mutual respect. In short, a major focus on the Golden Rule that we learned as kids.


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