Preventing Harassment and Other EEO Issues at Work: It's All About Respect (AB 1825 Compliance):
Webinar: May 16, 2013
Webinar: August 20, 2013
Sacramento: December 3, 2013
Annual Update: Preventing & Reducing Employment Law Liability with Effective Internal Investigations:
Webinar: July 11, 2013
Sacramento (Advanced): October 3, 2013
Annual Update: Effectively Managing Leaves of Absence and the Reasonable Accommodation Process:
Webinar (Part 1): October 10, 2013
How to Keep Your Workplace Union Free:
Webinar: June 6, 2013
Annual Employment Law Update (2014):
Sacramento: December 3, 2013
Webinar: January 14, 2014
That describes our training practice. We are recognized as training experts on subjects such as equal employment opportunity, diversity, managing protected leaves of absence, workplace violence prevention, avoiding wage-hour violations, ethics, and other workplace issues.
Law firms and human resources consultants have created a cottage industry in this training area. So, how do you choose the best trainer? Ask a few questions. What is the trainer's practical experience in workplace law? Does the trainer have the entertaining and dynamic delivery necessary to keep your employees engaged? Does the firm regard training as a "loss leader" to build other business?
Put simply, Shaw Valenza LLP has the experience, the technique, and the commitment to training that combine to make a positive and effective training program for your organization. We have trained thousands of employees. Training is a primary practice area for us. Other firms model their programs on ones we have created. Accept no substitutes.
The trainer is the most important part of the training experience. Good employment lawyers do not necessarily make good trainers. We send only experienced trainers who are also competent and experienced employment lawyers. That translates into training that is both substantive and entertaining. We use case studies, audience participation, and storytelling to bring employment law to life.
Recent attendees have used terms such as "awesome," "inspirational," and "dynamic" to describe our sessions. We are proud of the testimonials we regularly receive about the positive impact of our training. If you want to see our reviews, we would be happy to share them with you.
To obtain additional information regarding Shaw Valenza's training practice or request a training proposal, please contact our Training and Marketing Coordinator, Amber Macalam, at 916-326-5150. Also, please review the schedule of upcoming "public seminars" to the left.
First and foremost, we have the best trainers. Our founding partner, Jennifer Shaw, has developed a national reputation for providing innovative and entertaining training both to management and non-management employees. Our other attorney trainers also receive outstanding review from attendees.
Through interactive dialogue and humor, we effectively communicate legal principles and practical content. We offer on-site sessions for individual employers, as well as "open" public sessions and "webinars." In addition, our annual "Employment Law Update" covers recent employment law developments, including new legislation, court decisions, and trends.
As part of our education and training efforts, we author regular columns on workplace issues in The Daily Recorder and The Daily Journal, legal newspapers with statewide circulation. We also "blog" regularly on employment law developments and send our clients a bi-weekly newsletter via email. Sign up here.
Shaw Valenza LLP Is an approved provider for state agencies under the California Multiple Award Schedules ("CMAS"). Contact us today to schedule training for EEO issues, Sexual Harassment Prevention (AB 1825), and Ethics (AB1234).
We are also an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider ("HRCI"). HRCI credit is available for all of our public seminars and webinars.
We conduct live training that fully complies with AB 1825 (Government Code Section 12950.1), the California law mandating sexual harassment training for supervisors every two years. We have carefully followed the development of the law and regulations. Our trainers are fully qualified under the statute. Our subject matter meets every requirement. Our style keeps attendees entertained and engaged.
The most effective way to deliver training is live. Of course, we recognize live training may be impractical for some employers. We will work with you to develop webinars and other delivery methods that comply with the law. As you may know, a webinar is an interactive program that allows attendees to participate in a "live" session from any computer. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask real time questions during the session. We also will help "train-the-trainers" as needed to ensure they are qualified to conduct AB 1825 training.
Public employees are required to participate in ethics training every two years. We have conducted AB 1234 compliance training for employees of cities and counties throughout California. Our training goes farther than merely complying with the statute's minimum standards. We use practical examples and interactive role playing exercises to reinforce the substantive principles covered during the session.
Employers reduce their risk of being sued when supervisors are trained how to manage employees both effectively and lawfully. In our management sessions, we cover basic principles from interviewing and selection to evaluating performance, discipline and termination. Our focus is prevention and reducing risk. We provide supervisors with the tools they need in a training environment that encourages participation and dialogue.
We also provide both basic and advanced training to human resource professionals. These sessions may focus on discrete areas, including managing leaves of absence and conducting workplace investigations, or on "best practices" for successful personnel management.
Employers who do not invest in training for non-supervisors may be pennywise and pound-foolish. Recent court decisions impose liability on employers for employee conduct such as teasing and even staring. Plus, employers are required by law in some jurisdictions to prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation before it starts. Our training for non-supervisors covers key legal principles in a manner that encourages a better understanding of workplace dynamics and expectations.
We offer our preferred contacts two options for AB 1825 compliance training. The first, on-site training, allows us to create a program specifically tailored to your practices and procedures. The cost can be as little as $30 per person, depending on location and the number of attendees.
We also offer AB 1825 "public seminars" throughout the state. These sessions are particularly cost-effective for clients who employ only a few supervisors, or who have a number of supervisors in various locations. Our $85 per person rate includes a workbook and on-site certificate of compliance (discounts are available for groups of five or more). Our competitors charge between $75 and $150 and up. And, you don't always get what you pay for.