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Workplace Training Programs

KM&M's commitment to the concept of preventive law is nowhere more evident than in its comprehensive workplace training programs. Companies can and do avoid significant problems in the workplace when they undertake the relatively modest investment of ensuring appropriate training for their managers/supervisors and their employees. We advise our clients and train their managers and workforces about how to create and maintain a respectful workplace free of discrimination and harassment. We also provide training on proper interviewing, hiring, firing, best workplace practices and policies, the implications of business reorganization and business retrenchment, and proper FLSA classification of employees. KM&M also provides comprehensive training with respect to union awareness and responding to union organizing campaigns.

Whether your business is large or small, your workforce centralized or dispersed, or union or non-union, we will develop and implement effective training programs to fit your needs. Our vast experience in training clients in the variety of workplace issues permits us to provide focused, customized programs with great efficiency and competitive cost savings.

New York State and New York City Mandatory Training

New York State (NYS) and New York City (NYC) recently enacted annual, mandatory training requirements for all employers on the subject of sexual harassment. The NYS requirement went into effect on October 9, 2018 and the NYC mandate begins on April 1, 2019.

To assist clients in meeting these requirements, our firm has produced a series of videos that can be shown to employees. The videos include segments for all employees and for supervisory employees. We believe these videos will allow our clients to address the new training requirements efficiently, while also offering employees the benefit of training that is not limited to sexual harassment, but addresses other protected classes and areas of prohibited workplace conduct. In addition, the videos permit interaction between your employees and experienced employment lawyers – the videos contain an interactive worksheet and all participants will be able to submit questions to us via an email address provided at the end of the training. To support the special circumstances of the distributed workforces of the construction and entertainment industries, specialized segments have been prepared with specific examples of situations these employees may encounter. To view a preview clip from the videos please click here.

Our firm will continue to provide live training sessions to clients conducted by our attorneys. For those employers that prefer to offer customized, live training to their employees, our new video training segments can provide a useful supplement to that training, including for new employees and those who are unable to attend a live training session.

To learn more about KM&M's training programs, contact Michele Coyne or Aislinn McGuire.