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KSB Law Launches 2020 Investigation, Audit and Training Programs

With the passage of significant legislation, decisions and proposed formal guidance in the ever-changing environment of New Jersey Employment Law, KSBranigan Law is excited to announce the firm’s updated 2020 Training Programs on Conducting Investigations, Equal Pay Audits, HR Compliance & Employment Audits, and Harassment, Discrimination & Civility/Bystander Intervention. 

Training is provided in private, public/government and non-profit sectors and are tailored to fit specific industry and business needs. The Training Programs are designed to assist employers on compliance with existing legal obligations and new developments.

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations in a Post-#MeToo Era is a dynamic and comprehensive investigation training program on which investigators are educated on the mechanics of conducting complaints from start to finish and addressing common thorny issues that arise in workplace investigations.  The target audience for this program is legal, compliance, human resources, senior leaders and managers involved in employment-related complaints.  This training is important in a #MeToo movement, coupled with complex legal changes impacting investigation practices.

Equal Pay Audits and Training are key areas in the current legal climate. With new equal pay laws, such as the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act and the Salary Inquiry Ban law, employers must be vigilant in ensuring that employees are aware about the impermissibility of compensation inquiries and that employees performing “substantially similar work” be paid the same wages, benefits, or other compensation, unless certain limited exceptions apply.  The target audience for training is legal, compliance, human resources and leaders involved in hiring, compensation and benefits decisions.

HR Compliance Training & Employment Audits help employers navigate a variety of employment issues that arise in the workplace.  Training includes such topics as discipline; demotions and promotions; reasonable accommodations; and medical, family and sick leaves. In light of developments in the law, having training and audits on employment practices remains important. The target audience for the training includes employees in legal, compliance, human resources, and management roles.

Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention & Civility/Bystander Intervention Training remains as significant today as ever before given new and evolving laws following the #MeToo Movement.  The firm offers an interactive program focused on educating employees on not only preventing harassment, discrimination and retaliation, but the importance of civility, respect and bystander intervention in the workplace.   This training is designed for employees at all levels.

Implicit and Unconscious Bias & Cultural Awareness Training offers a thought-provoking program challenging employers to become aware of their covert biases. Unconscious/hidden biases can unknowingly distort the objective evaluation and treatment of others based upon race, gender, religion, culture, etc. All employees would greatly benefit from this training. However, it is critical for leaders and managers.

See all training programs KSBranigan Law has to offer here.