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

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.

Surprise!

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.

Rick

RICK LARSON LAW
Now Serving Clermont, Winter Garden, Orlando and Central Florida

May 26

Rick Larson June 1 Presentation, “Building Team and Culture in the Legal Environment”

AS REPORTED EARLIER, I WILL BE PRESENTING A LIVELY INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION BEFORE THE CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS AT THEIR JUNE 1, 2016 MEETING.

“BUILDING TEAM AND CULTURE IN THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT,” WILL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES OF WORKING IN SUCH ENVIRONMENTS AND PRACTICAL–AND FUN–OPPORTUNITIES FOR POSITIVE CULTURAL CHANGE.

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 FROM 11:30 AM-1:00 PM AT THE CITRUS CLUB, 255 SOUTH ORANGE AVENUE, SUITE 1800, ORLANDO, FL, 32801

IF THIS TOPIC IS OF INTEREST, I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

RICK

RICK LARSON LAW
NOW SERVING WINTER GARDEN, CLERMONT, ORLANDO AND CENTRAL FLORIDA

April 8

Rick Larson Reappointed to Central Florida Employment Council Board of Directors for 2016

I’m again honored to have been reappointed to the Central Florida Employment Council Board of Directors for 2016.

The Central Florida Employment Council (CFEC”) consists of some 800 Central Florida companies and serves as a premier employment and career network. Members include hiring managers, Human Resources recruiters, career specialists, and community resources professionals.

CFEC is highly proactive in providing continuing Human Resources educational opportunities, area job fairs and employment skills outreach.

RICK LARSON LAW
Serving Winter Garden, Clermont, Orlando and Central Florida