In many legal seminars it seems like only the lawyers can understand the material. Some presenters excuse dry and dull presentations because of the technical nature of the subject matter. It doesn’t have to be this way…and it can’t be this way if a seminar is to be useful and effective.

With over 20 years experience teaching seminars, Jonathan has carefully designed his presentations to be “user-friendly” and interactive–focusing only on those issues most relevant to your managers’ day-to-day activities.

Your supervisors, managers, and executives have the most day-to-day interaction with employees, yet they usually know the least about employment laws. This results in a tremendous amount of your company’s legal liability in the hands of the uninformed. The best way to reduce a company’s liability risk is to get the information in the hands of those who need it the most: your supervisors, managers and executives.

The Employment Law for Managers Seminar (ELMS) is specially designed to help non-H.R. managers know how to comply with the law while still meeting business objectives. It is fast-paced and filled with realistic “mini-scenarios” to help participants improve their employee-relations skills.

Additional documents for participants of Employment Law for HR Professionals Seminar:

PP Slides with information not included in seminar manual: Slides

Suggested reading:

EEOC: Retaliation: Making it Personal:

EEOC: Select Task Force Report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:

EEOC: Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA:

SHRM: The Legal Consequences of Hiring Narcissists: (may require SHRM membership to access)

In addition to the Employment Law for Managers Seminar, Jonathan presents seminars that focus on one particular HR/legal topic or issue, including:

  1. Employment law updates (what’s new, pending legislation, etc.)
  2. Wage and hour law compliance (overtime, exemptions, etc.)
  3. Accommodating disabled employees
  4. The Family & Medical Leave Act
  5. How to respond to employee misconduct and poor performance
  6. Conducting legally compliant job interviews that are also effective
  7. Preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  8. Termination of employment: why, when and how
  9. Eligibility to work in the USA compliance (I-9 forms, etc.)
  10. Employment Law Fundamentals for Employers
  11. Conducting internal investigations
  12. Conducting internal HR audits
  13. Customized presentations

Known for his energetic and humor-filled presentation style, Jonathan is a popular speaker at various business and HR association luncheons and meetings.

In addition to the sample topics listed to the left, Jonathan is frequently called upon to give “legal update” type presentations to employer groups.

We all know the importance of training when it comes to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace… but are all harassment prevention programs equally effective? Too much “legalese” or too many “guilt-trips” can cause those who need the training the most to tune out… in other words, a training program can say “the right things” and still be ineffective!

Many employers, afraid that a more personalized training program would be too expensive, turn to generic harassment prevention videos that simply don’t match up very well with their corporate cultures, or come across too strongly leaving employees afraid to talk to each other… or worse, sound like a pitch from the EEOC encouraging employees to sue!

Harassment prevention training is a delicate art that deals with complex social and personal issues… and convincing the unconvinced takes just the right approach.

Two versions are available: employee version (1 hour) and manager version (1.5 hours).