The Effective Manager Training

These two half-day trainings will help managers and supervisors remain compliant with the most critical employment laws.

Per Seminar: $170 Members / $195 Future Members

Both Seminars: $270 Members / $295 Future Members

Employment Law for Managers
Thursday, November 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

Managers and supervisors are often challenged by constantly changing labor and employment laws and need a clear understanding of what those laws require and what is prohibited. Please join us for this half-day seminar to get the legal guidance you need as a manager to navigate the most pressing workplace issues affecting Michigan employers. 

What You Will Learn:

  • What protected classifications you need to be aware of to avoid harassment and discrimination claims.
  • How to handle issues related to:
    • LGBTQ
    • Disability
    • Employee Drug Use
    • Social Media Use 
  • Best practices to avoid issues related to
    • Recruiting
    • Retaliation
    • Equal Pay
    • Union Organizing
    • Worker Misclassification
  • Where there is additional legal scrutiny. Targets currently prioritized by the EEOC:
    • Recruitment and Hiring Barriers
    • Discrimination against Vulnerable Workers, Including Immigrant and Migrant Workers, and Underserved Communities
    • Equal Pay Protections
    • Access to the Legal System
    • Systemic Harassment
Properly Document Employee Discipline
Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

While managers and supervisors may feel it is a waste of time to document employee misconduct and disciplinary action, the process is absolutely essential to protect the manager and the business from future legal issues. Please join us for this half-day seminar to get the legal guidance you need as a manager to effectively discipline employees and maintain proper related documentation. 

What You Will Learn:

  • Why proper discipline administration and documentation is important and reduces legal risk.
  • How proper discipline administration and documentation can improve performance.
  • The essential elements contained in effective discipline administration and documentation.
  • How to comply with the Bullard-Plawecki Act.
  • Guidelines for determining the appropriate level of discipline.
  • Legal compliance pitfalls you want to avoid.
  • How to make exceptions to account for special circumstances.
  • Overcoming bad documentation, inconsistent administration of discipline and positive reviews.
    • Performance Improvement Plans
    • Last Chance Final Warnings
    • Suspension Pending Discharge

Expert Presenter:

Aaron GravesAaron Graves is the Chair of the Workplace Law Practice Group. His expertise includes handling complex traditional labor issues, including union organizing, labor contract negotiations, grievance administration, restructuring/relocation of unionized businesses and handling unfair labor practice charges, under both the NLRA and RLA. On a daily basis, Mr. Graves handles a broad spectrum of employment matters such as pre-hire screening, discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, policy administration, substance abuse, FMLA, discipline, whistleblower, retaliation, discharge, and plant closings/reductions in force. Mr. Graves is also experienced in the professional staff privileging and peer review issues unique to the health care industry.


  • Three (3) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance and Management and Supervision Certification Programs for each half-day session.
  • Three (3) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute for each half-day session.
  • Three (3) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP for each half-day session.