SESSION TITLE: A Supervisor’s Guide To Promoting Diversity And Preventing Unlawful Harassment, Discrimination And Retaliation
SESSION DESCRIPTION: Time and again, organizations learnundefinedoften too lateundefinedthat the failure of a manager or supervisor to recognize basic employment law principles from the beginning leads to increased employee complaints reduced productivity and, inevitably, litigation. Whether you are a seasoned veteran who has never been trained on legal responsibilities, a newly promoted manager or a professional challenged by the delicate balance between leadership and lawful workplace practices, this focused program can prove essential to your success and the well-being of your organization.
Recognizing that prevention practices, legal compliance and proper response procedures are paramount in today’s litigious business environment, this seminar will equip managers and supervisors with a solid foundation in employment law practices that affect employee relations throughout the work cycle. The focus is on providing developing leaders with a quick, first step introduction to the key employment laws that govern their managerial conduct and decisions. We will also examine how misconduct can create organizational and individual liability.
PRESENTOR: Niza M. Motola, Special Counsel with Littler Mendelson. Niza advises multinational and domestic companies and organizations in a wide range of industries on employment related matters. Her practice includes global employment counseling, management training, complex litigation, and Spanish language services. In addition to her international employment practice, Niza provides advice to domestic employers concerning daily personnel issues and compliance with the full range of federal, state, and local laws in all facets of employment-related matters with particular emphasis on equal employment opportunity, discrimination and harassment. A considerable part of her practice is devoted to counseling employers on a daily basis on how best to deal with difficult employees and other sensitive personnel matters. The advice she provides involves the balancing of business realities with the need to ensure compliance with constantly evolving employment and labor laws. She works together with in-house counsel, HR professionals, and business leaders to identify best practices to minimize risk and avoid litigation. Her practice also focuses on instructor-led harassment and discrimination prevention training and promoting diversity. She collaborates as an attorney educator with Littler’s Learning Group in leading live training programs and providing training solutions to assist employers with workplace compliance obligations. Niza has been named in Florida Trend as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite” in 2013.