Compliance

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Description: This course explains the concepts, requirements, and practical application of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA of 1990 makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The Act requires all private, state, or local government employers with 15 or more employees to make sure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to apply for jobs and work in positions for which they are qualified, have equal access to benefits and privileges, and have an equal opportunity to be promoted once they are working. The course outlines how employers can ensure that they are ADA-compliant and informs them of the consequences of failing to comply with the legislation. As of the date reviewed, the content of this course is in compliance with federal law and court decisions. Duration: 1.0

Code of Conduct Awareness

Description: A code of conduct is a key part of the ethical framework in any organization. It should outline an organization’s key ethical principles and provide detailed guidelines on the expected standards of behavior for employees. The code must be effectively distributed to all employees in order to be useful, and should include a clear statement of penalties for breaching it. The existence of a well-written code of conduct is beneficial to all employees as well as the organization. This one-hour course teaches participants the concepts and benefits of a corporate code of conduct, and offers practical advice on how to apply the code to ethical dilemmas in a business environment. Duration: 1.0 hours

Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace

Description: This course is designed to raise employee awareness about conflicts of interest in the workplace – what constitutes a conflict of interest, how a conflict of interest can be avoided, and the appropriate action to take to ensure that a conflict of interest does not negatively impact the employer or the employee. An employee has a conflict of interest with his or her employer if the employee has any type of personal interest – financial or otherwise – that may impair the employee’s judgment, causing the employee to consider his or her own self-interests over those of the employer, when performing job-related duties. A conflict of interest may also exist if the employee has any potential personal interest that may impair the employee’s judgment, whether the employee realizes it or not, and even if the employee does not intend to have a conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest do not have to be acted upon to exist – they can be inherent in the relationships and interests an employee has. An employee may have a conflict of interest if the employee’s personal interests create the appearance of an impropriety, regardless of whether the employee’s judgment is actually impaired. Duration: 1.0 hours

Employee Sexual Harassment Awareness

Description: Sexual harassment can have a disastrous impact on victims, offenders, and the company in which the offense occurs. Training employees in the essentials of prohibited conduct is an important part of reducing liability and maintaining a professional work environment. This course helps participants identify two types of sexual harassment, and recognize behaviors that may be considered sexually harassing in the workplace. Participants will also learn about courses of action available to victims, as well as the rights of employees, and the responsibilities of employers relative to sexual harassment in the workplace. This one-hour course can help your company demonstrate its commitment to a fair, responsible, and healthy organizational environment free from harassment and intimidation. Duration: 1.0 hours

Employment and Labor Law

Description: Management sometimes finds itself in a sensitive position involving the treatment and rights of employees. But how does management legally handle a precarious situation with employees without the legal ramifications exploding in their face? This course is an overview for management about the essentials of employment and labor law. It includes introductions to current federal laws regarding employee safety and health protection, equal opportunity, and labor management during unionization. Managers will use strategies to protect the organization from legal liability and protect the employee’s civil rights in the workplace. Duration: 3.5

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Description: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes specific minimum requirements in relation to employees’ wages, hours of work, overtime entitlements, and payroll records. The act was passed to set and enforce federal requirements on minimum wages and overtime. The FLSA became federal law in 1938 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal–its primary aim was to respond to growing concerns about poor working conditions in many industries. The FLSA regulates wages, maximum hours of work and overtime, as well as child labor. This one-hour course enables participants to understand the main provisions of the act, helping both employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to those provisions. Duration: 1.5

HIPAA Privacy Rules

Description: Personal privacy is now a major issue to people, particularly where medical information is concerned. This course presents an overview of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), outlining the main components and identifying who is covered by the act. The course examines the privacy provisions under HIPAA for patients and employees involved with covered entities. Under HIPAA, covered entities are now expected to provide notification to individuals before the routine use of health information. HIPAA offers patients the right to a copy of their medical records, to request amendments to them if necessary, and to know the history of disclosures. This course helps covered entities recognize the key provisions of HIPAA, how their organizations are affected by HIPAA, and how the privacy rules impact upon them. The course also explains their notification requirements and the penalties of noncompliance. Duration: 1.0

Privacy and Information Security

Description: Information about individuals is used by businesses to provide customers with a huge array of targeted goods and personalized services that consumers have come to expect. If it lands in the wrong hands, this same information can result in harm to the very individuals it was meant to serve. The protection of an individual’s personal information has business implications that extend beyond the privacy of any one individual. Private information relative to certain businesses and industries is protected by various laws. For example the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws protect private medical information. Many states have enacted their own laws, and the federal government is regulated by the Privacy Act of 1974. Legislatures are increasingly responding to calls for greater protection of private information, and stories of improper disclosures of large volumes of private information receive prominent media attention. Duration: 1.0 hours

Rightful Employment Termination

Description: One of the most difficult things you will do as a manager is to terminate an employee. Understandably, employees who are being terminated – regardless of the reason for the termination – may feel angry, frustrated, or betrayed. They may want someone to blame for their plight, and if the termination is not handled properly, your company could find itself defending against a wrongful termination lawsuit. Further, even if the termination is handled properly, an employee may file a claim anyway, and your company must be prepared to successfully defend the termination through appropriate decision making and documentation. It is important for a company to be able to manage its workforce to accommodate the demands of its business. Duration: 1.5 hours

Compliance

Workplace Ethics

Description: The corporate scandals in recent years have highlighted the need for the development of corporate and legal standards for ethical conduct in business. The perceived lack of integrity in the business world, and the lack of concern for the consumer at that time, heightened demands for businesses to develop a stronger focus on ethics in business. This course considers the concept of ethics and its role in today’s corporate culture. It looks at the impact of business ethics on both the individual and the organization and covers how the use of an ethical framework can promote ethically driven behavior. The course also focuses on how the learner can use an ethical filter to help negotiate ethical dilemmas. Duration: 1.0 hours

Workplace Violence

Description: This course on workplace violence seeks to help employees understand the motivations that trigger violence in the workplace and to prevent workplace violence from occurring. Violence can happen in any type of workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the US, 10% of the 5,702 work-related deaths in 2005 were attributable to homicide, and 4% to other types of assault and violent acts (US Department of Labor, 2007). While this is certainly troubling, the incidence of workplace deaths attributable to violence is just a small percentage of the violence that occurs in US workplaces. The majority of violent incidents that managers and employees deal with on a daily basis consist of assault, domestic violence, stalking, bullying, robbery, and harassment of all types, including sexual harassment. This course will enable all employees to recognize the early warning signs of impending workplace violence, and the actions they can take to prevent and reduce workplace violence. Duration: 1.5 hours