Seminars

Human Resource Advisors is pleased to provide seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects impacting the employment relationship. 

Training for supervisors and managers is an excellent way to stay current on the constantly changing legal requirements impacting your business.

In today’s litigious climate smart business owners and managers are looking for ways to protect the company by serving as “risk managers.” An excellent way of accomplishing this goal is by providing training. Education is one of the most powerful methods for preventing problems from occurring in the first place. The Topics, Speakers and Fees are shown below.

TOPICS

Topics can be customized depending on a number of factors including issues the company is currently facing, level of supervisory expertise, “hot topics” in the courts, recent changes in the law, etc. The topics below are those most often requested. The items marked with an asterisk (*) can be designed for employees.

• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance (including Workers’ Comp claims)
• Communication *
• Discrimination
• Employee Discipline
• Employee Handbooks
• Employment Practices and the Law
• Hiring 
(including selection, interviewing, and reference checking)
• Interviewing Techniques
• Job Analysis and Employee Classifications 
(Exempt & Non-exempt)
• Leadership
• Legal Requirements for the Current Year
• Leaves of Absence
• Overtime-Paying It Correctly to Stay Out of Trouble
• Performance Improvement and Evaluation
• Professionalism in the Workplace *
• “Red Flags” for Supervisors
• Sexual Harassment
• Supervisory Skills
• Terminations
• Workers’ Compensation Issues
• Workplace Violence 

SPEAKERS

Barbara Freet, PHR, President, has been speaking before a variety of audiences for over ten years. She was the luncheon speaker for the Family Law Chapter of the Contra Costa Bar Association, served as a guest faculty member at Cal State Hayward, and has conducted training for the management staff of educational institutions and businesses of all types and sizes. She specializes in addressing business owners and managers on practical ways to reduce potential employment-related liability. Barbara’s style is friendly and straightforward and her participants like her down-to-earth approach to solving their employment issues.

Wendy Warner, Senior HR Consultant, has held upper management HR positions in a number of recognizable companies in high tech, wealth management and pharma, in addition to owning her own small business. Wendy specializes in the areas of strategic human resources work, complex employee relations issues, leaves of absences and training and has a very engaging personality which our clients appreciate.

Marina Martinez, Senior HR Consultant, has been an HR Manager in a number of industries for almost 20 years. She has been providing Human Resource Advisors onsite consulting for clients with Hispanic employees as well as Spanish translation and interpreting services since 2005. Not only does Marina demonstrate excellent interpreting skills in a training setting but she can also understand the impact of employment law as an HR professional when she hears and answers questions.

All seminars and workshops include workbooks for each attendee, often including forms that can be reproduced and used immediately. The format is usually lively discussion interspersed with instruction and visual aids.

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