Employment Law Training Services

Employment Law Training Services

Many law firms and consultants offer employment law training services. Shaw Law Group’s is different and, if we must say so, better.

We have trained tens of thousands of employees. Employment law training is a primary practice area for us. Other firms model their programs on ones we have created. Accept no substitutes. Our firm has the experience, technique, and commitment to training that combine to make a positive and effective training program for your organization.

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. See our attorney trainers’ bios here.

We provide customized training on all employment law subjects, such as:

  • Equal employment opportunity/AB 1825 and SB 1343 compliance

  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

  • Leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations

  • Ethics training for public officials (AB 1234)

  • Ethics training for private sector employees

  • Workplace violence prevention

  • Wage-hour issues 

  • Train-the-Trainer EEO training for supervisors and staff

  • Conducting internal investigations

See below for a more detailed description of our key training topics.

We use case studies, audience participation, and storytelling to bring employment law to life. Our training is practical, delivered in an entertaining and engaging way, and legally compliant. Training does not have to be boring to be effective. In fact, the opposite is true.

We offer on-site sessions for individual employers, as well as “open” public sessions and “webinars.” Our state-of-the-art conference center seats 100 people, and includes big screen, high-definition monitors for easy viewing. We also conduct training on-site and at convenient public locations throughout California.

Recent attendees have evaluated our training work with accolades such as “awesome,” “inspirational,” and “dynamic.”  We are proud of these and other testimonials we regularly receive.  Read some of the evaluations and reviews our clients have received about our programs here.

Shaw Law Group is an HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provider.  HRCI and SHRM credits are available for all of our public seminars and webinars.  MCLE credit is available for in-house counsel and other attorneys. We also are an approved small business by the California Department of General Services.

Our education and training efforts include authoring regular articles on current workplace issues in “The Daily Recorder,” a legal newspaper, and other publications.  We also send our clients a monthly newsletter via email that includes a review of recent legal developments, information about upcoming training sessions, and other items of interest to employers.  Sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page.

To obtain additional information regarding Shaw Law Group’s training practice or request a training proposal, please contact our Director of Training at 916-640-2240.  You may review the schedule of upcoming training sessions by clicking on the button below:

Descriptions of Our Key Employment Law Training Services

California Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Staff

New legislation requires all California employers with five or more employees to provide EEO compliance training to all staff by the end of 2019. 

As one of the only California employment law firms specializing in training, Shaw Law group has created innovative sessions designed to cover all of the requirements for staff and supervisors under AB 1825, SB 1343, and related laws. 

Staff Training
(One-Hour Minimum Required) 

Includes discussion of the all topics mandated by the new legislation, including how to identify, address, and prevent workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and bullying.  This interactive training, which can be delivered either in a live on-site presentation or via a video or audio webinar, is fully compliant with SB 1343, including a discussion of gender identity protections.

Supervisor Training
(Two-Hour Minimum Required) 

Covers all of the topics addressed in the employee training sessions, along with supervisors’ responsibility to prevent, respond and monitor unlawful workplace conduct.  Whether presented live or via video or audio webinar participants come away with a greater understanding of California’s ever-changing laws, and the importance of creating a respectful workplace. 

Leaves of Absences and Reasonable Accommodations

We hire employees to come to work, but what happens when they need protected time off or a reasonable accommodation?  In our annual two-day conference, we discuss all of the relevant laws and regulations (including recent updates) and practical guidance on the challenging issues that arise in these areas.  Attendees have the opportunity to work through hypotheticals to test their knowledge, all of which are based on real life scenarios and require thoughtful analysis and strategy.  Because we have litigated cases in these complex areas, we counsel our clients every day on these issues, we are uniquely qualified to help hone your skills.

Ethics for Public Officials

Public officials are required to participate in ethics training every two years. We have conducted AB 1234 compliance training for public officials 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.

Ethics for Private Employers

Providing ethics training is a crucial part of an organization’s mission.  In a scandal-ridden world, smart businesses train employees and management teams on how to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas.  Our training sessions use real-life scenarios and role-playing so that participants can identify what is required to create and maintain an ethical workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion

Building diverse and inclusive workplaces is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.  Customers and clients increasingly demand that workforces understand their backgrounds and needs.  We only develop that understanding by building workforces that are diverse and inclusive.  Our training sessions on this topic are taught by experts who are passionate about the subject.  We use case studies and role playing to develop to make the training interactive, thought-provoking, and fun!

Workplace Violence Prevention

We hear about new incidents everyday:  someone is threatened or bullied at work, or an active shooter targets a workplace.  In this sobering session, we help attendees identify their potential risks and create a plan to address all forms of workplace violence.  We also discuss steps employers can empower employees to take during active shooter incidents.  Our trainers are experts in presenting this difficult topic in an engaging and absorbing manner.

Wage-Hour Compliance

California employers are subject to a growing web of wage-hour regulations that often confuse even the most experienced human resources professionals.  How do you properly calculate the “regular rate of pay,” especially when there are multiple rates of pay?  (Beware, it’s not as easy as it sounds!)  What is “piece rate” compensation?  What information must be listed on itemized wage statements?  Our experts on wage-hour issues cover all these issues (and many, many more!) in this entertaining and insightful session.

Train-the-Trainer for EEO Compliance Sessions

Are you responsible for teaching EEO compliance sessions, and need some help preparing the materials?  Do you want some guidance about how to present the required information in an entertaining and engaging manner, while still meeting all of the legal requirements?  Our train-the-trainer sessions provide hands-on tips on providing EEO training that covers the requirements for training both supervisory and non-supervisory employees.  We discuss the mandatory training components, provide talking points for each topic area, and offer a number of interactive tools, such as true/false questions and scenarios.  We can also provide constructive feedback on your training approach and style.  Participants receive a Facilitator Guide and a trademarked PowerPoint program that can be used as a foundation for personalized training materials.    

Conducting Internal Investigations – The Basics

 More frequently than ever, employers must investigate workplace issues.  In this interactive and seminar, attendees learn about:

  • The legal requirements applicable to internal investigations in the public and private sectors

  • Developing an effective workplan and investigation strategy

  • The do’s and don’ts of conducting witness interviews

  • Compiling and analyzing the evidence

  • How to draft an investigative report that will stand up in court

  • Working with internal resources to take action after the investigation

  • Preventing retaliation and future misconduct

Attendees receive our trademarked “Investigator’s Manual” with checklists, sample interview outlines, and a sample investigative report.  This is a fun, unique opportunity to hone your investigative skills in a safe and supportive environment. 

Conducting Internal Investigations – Advanced Techniques

This session is recommended for those individuals who already have a basic understanding of how to conduct effective internal investigations, but want to practice!  We provide a full day of “hands-on” experience conducting an actual investigation.  Attendees in this session work in small groups to:

  • Master the development of investigative workplans, including those for complex and extra-sensitive investigations

  • Evaluate and apply credibility factors, to help make sense of competing versions of events

  • Learn how to reach appropriate and “defensible” factual conclusions

  • Learn how to draft investigative reports and avoid the traps inherent in this process

  • Receive constructive feedback from other attendees and the instructor