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Our constant goal is to help employers with strategies to handle legally sensitive situations, avoid litigation, and foster productive and efficient workplaces. One of the best ways to achieve such a goal is to train employees, including both managers and “rank and file” employees, on legal requirements that can put them and their employer at legal risk. Providing regular, updated training is particularly important because of the dynamic nature of the laws, regulations, and court decisions in the labor and employment realm. To those ends, Franczek offers a variety of up-to-date, field-tested training programs for employers.

Our training courses, which are staffed by practicing attorneys who deal with employment law every day, are interactive, with an emphasis on participant involvement. Examples of trainings we currently offer include:

  • Preventing Workplace Harassment and Violence;
  • Lawfully Managing Employees in a Union Setting;
  • Maintaining a Union Free Workplace
  • Preventing Harassment in the Workplace;
  • Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace;
  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace; and
  • Lawfully Managing Employees with Disabilities.

We also develop customized programs to meet the specific needs of your organization on any labor and employment topic of interest.

Our management training is built on the recognition that well-trained managers lead to more positive and productive work environments, less risk of litigation, and less risk of ultimate liability if litigation occurs. Through training, managers not only learn basic legal concepts, but build confidence and skills necessary to effectively handle human resources issues. Specifically, managers learn skills such as how to foster positive and productive working environments, respond appropriately to employee complaints, and discipline and terminate employees.

Our employee training recognizes that discrimination and harassment in the work environment can lead to both lack of productivity and legal risk. Educating employees of both their rights and responsibilities in an interactive, engaging format is an essential step in mitigating the risk that misconduct will occur. Training employees also prevents against claims that employees were not aware of how to report misconduct or that management turned a blind eye to misconduct in the ranks.