Hsu & Associates
Hsu & Associates LLC provides counseling, training and mediation services to human resources professionals and managers on all aspects of the employment relationship.

The firm also provides ombuds, facilitation and workplace investigation services to clients.
Training

Effective training can mitigate the potential of employment claims, and its power to educate and empower organizations on workplace legal issues should not be underestimated

Hsu & Associates LLC
provides interactive training to HR professionals and managers on all aspects of the employment relationship; helping them recognize and understand situations that can give rise to legal liability, and giving them skills to minimize potential risks and handle situations in a practical manner. The firm develops customized programs for clients doing business in a range of sectors and delivers them in a manner consistent with the organization’s philosophy, business structure and culture.

Our approach to training is customized and flexible. Courses are designed to meet your needs and budget. Options range from a full or partial day seminar or series of short programs to incorporated training sessions during regularly scheduled meetings. Topics include:


  • Engaging in Best Practices
  • Preventing Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
  • Understanding Employment Law Basics
  • Managing Workplace Disability and Leave of Absence Concerns
  • Assessing Emerging Workplace Issues
  • Addressing Bullying and Violence in the Workplace
  • Contending with a Contingent Workforce
  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  Training

Focused training programs for managers, supervisors and human resource professionals can be one of the most effective preventative measures employers can take.

Training Modules

“These are great training sessions...”

Employment Practices and Pitfalls
To maximize their effectiveness in today’s workplace, CEOs, Management and HR professionals must hone their skills in a range of employment practices; from interviewing applicants, conducting performance evaluations, and managing difficult employees to disciplining employees in an appropriate yet fair and consistent manner. This course outlines the legal pitfalls of performing these duties improperly and gives managers and supervisors the skills they need to avoid creating legal liability in their day-to-day interactions with employees.

“The program was very organized and covered a large amount of information. It was a benefit to have two instructors at the same time.”

Workplace Harassment Prevention
Harassment based on sex, race, religion, disability, age and other protected categories continues to be a significant liability for companies, yet many supervisors and managers still do not understand their responsibility for maintaining a work environment free of harassment. This course give managers and supervisors a thorough understanding of the legal basis for a workplace harassment claim while providing valuable information on how to prevent one as well as how to handle situations which can give rise to a claim.

“This Workplace Harassment class should be a must for all employees.”
  Harrassment Prevention

Employment Law Basics
One of the most popular for both new and seasoned managers and supervisors, this course gives an overview of employment law and a solid working knowledge of potential sources of liability. It covers important issues from the types of conduct that can lead to employee claims, to understanding the personal liability of managers and supervisors.

“Excellent teamwork between the trainers.”

Disability Accommodations
Accommodating employees with a range of disabilities can be a complicated and difficult issue, and the increasing prevalence of mental disabilities adds to this challenge. This course helps supervisors and managers understand the workplace issues raised by physical and mental disabilities, and identifies practical ways of accommodating these employees.

“I liked the fact that lawyers presented the material and from their perspective. They offered a great deal of examples and insights.”

Leaves of Absence

Today, Leaves of Absence are more than simply an administrative issue for human resource departments. Managers and supervisors must understand the rights of employees, and they need the skills to manage those with chronic or long-term medical conditions. This course familiarizes managers and supervisors with the fundamentals of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act and other statutory leave provisions, while helping managers identify the issues they may face as they work with employees who need leaves for personal or family reasons.

Employment Issues from Today’s Technology
As more companies develop virtual workplaces, and more employees are working from home and from around the world, the Internet, Email, Voicemail, Social Media and other technologies are all affecting the employee and employer relationship. This course addresses how the technologies impact the employment relationship as they relate to issues concerning privacy, confidentiality, harassment, recruitment, personnel records, electronic surveillance, telecommuting and protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act.
  Employment Issues

Emerging Workplace Issues
Employees contending with substance abuse, domestic violence, and family issues inevitably bring personal problems into the workplace. These issues create new demands on managers and supervisors that traditional training does not necessarily prepare them to address. This course focuses on how an employee’s “personal” problems can have legal implications in the workplace and gives supervisors the necessary skills to respond as problems arise.

Bullying and Violence in the Workplace
Today, it is essential that every manager and supervisor know how to identify a potentially risky situation arising out of workplace bullying and workplace violence. Advance training in this area is critical to a company’s quick and appropriate response. This course helps managers and supervisors recognize situations which may be potentially explosive and prepares them to react in a safe and effective manner.
  Bullying

Contingent Workforce
More and more employers are now using temporary, independent contract and leased employees to meet staffing needs. These companies may not fully understand the critical difference between their “contingent workforce” and their regular employees. This course helps HR Professionals understand their obligations to contingent workers and the issues of joint employment and gives them a clear understanding of the rights these individuals have in the workplace.

Internal Investigations
Designed specifically for HR Professionals, this program outlines the steps for conducting an effective internal investigation. The focus in this training session is on providing the skills to direct a thorough and fair investigation that can withstand scrutiny should litigation result.
  Investigations



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