HR for Small Business:
The Laws, the Lessons, & How to Avoid Getting Sued

Program Description

This 3-day program is focused on educating HR professionals, small business owners, and leaders on the “alphabet soup” of employment laws.  The laws covered are: Title VII of the CRA, the FMLA, ADA, ADAAA, FLSA, NLRA, IRCA, and several others, in order to create awareness of compliance obligations–and to learn why having effective company policies is critical to minimizing the risk of EEOC charges, DOL investigations, and  employment litigation.

The second half of the program provides best practices in HR management, and attendees will learn about the “talent life cycle” from hiring–to firing–and the people processes that should be in place to drive good business performance.  Specifically, attendees will learn contemporary strategies for hiring the right employees, how to hold onto them, and the necessary strategies to have in place to deal with poor performing employees.

Throughout the program, attendees will engage in interactive discussion, exercises, and will be challenged to answer “what if” questions to improve skill level in handling HR issues.

For organizations that may need a customized version of this program, we also provide customization, including adjusting the length of the program.   Just Contact Us to discuss your needs.


MODULE 1: The HR Profession:  Understanding HR’s Role.

MODULE 2: Labor & Employment Law:  Becoming a Compliance Expert.

MODULE 3: The National Labor Relations Act & Union Avoidance Strategies.

MODULE 4: Immigration Reform and Control Act & I-9 Documentation.

MODULE 5: The Americans with Disabilities Act.

MODULE 6: The Family & Medical Leave Act.

MODULE 7: The Fair Labor Standards Act & Avoiding Payroll Mistakes.

MODULE 8: Common Law:  Understanding Retaliation & Negligence.

MODULE 9: Talent Acquisition:  How to Hire the Right People.

MODULE 10: Orientation & On-boarding:  How to Set Great Expectations.

MODULE 11: Learning & Development:  How to develop great training.

MODULE 12: Compensation & Benefits:  Designing the Best Plans.

MODULE 13: Performance Management:  Why Documentation is Critical.

MODULE 14: Managing Employee Relations:  What it Takes to a be a High Performing Organization.

  • Price per person:  $1595 (4-person minimum)
  • For New York City or San Francisco, please add $100 per person