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Almost 100,000 discrimination charges were filed with EEOC and state Fair Employment Agencies in the fiscal year 2013 that resulted in more than $300 million in non-litigated awards. According to a study conducted by Seyfarth Shaw LLP law-firm, the top 10 private plaintiff employment discrimination class action lawsuits cost employers more than $350 million.
Unfortunately without ongoing training, supervisors, even organizations with the best intentions make mistakes and costly ones at that. This audio conference by seasoned speaker Ronald Adler is designed to help organizations provide supervisors and managers with the basic tools to help them manage their subordinates effectively and lawfully. This session also provides attendees with actionable information to reduce their organizations’ exposure to employment discrimination claims.
Managers and supervisors ought to be able to get the information they want from possible candidate-without violating any laws. It is as crucial as it is important to manage your subordinates lawfully and effectively. Learn how to preserve a legal and respectful workplace environment.
Managers and supervisors directly affect employee commitment and engagement, morale and productivity, as well as employee retention and since they play a critical role in EEO compliance, their actions - or inactions - expose their organization to significant liabilities.
Ronald Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm in Rockville, Md., specializing in HR audits, employment practices risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, employee surveys, and unemployment insurance issues. Ronald has more than 42 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations. He is a consulting expert on workforce, employment practices, and unemployment insurance issues to Bloomberg BNA, HR Magazine, and other publications and newspapers across the country. His research findings have been used by the Federal Reserve Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, insurers, and international organizations.
Mr. Adler is the developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation's leading HR auditing and employment practices risk assessment tool, and is a frequent lecturer and author on HR management and workplace issues. As an adjunct professor at Villanova University, Ronald teaches graduate courses on HR auditing. He is also a certified instructor on employment practices and insurance issues for The CPCU Society, has conducted continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on "Assessing Employment and Personnel Policies," and has conducted continuing professional education courses for SHRM, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Consultants.
As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Adler has served as a subject matter expert (SME) to SHRM on HR metrics and formerly served on SHRM's Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel. He has also served as a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM's legislative staff, has contributed materials for The SHRM Academy and the SHRM Learning System, and has represented SHRM in meetings with the EEOC.
Ronald has also served as an appointee to the State of Maryland Legislative UI Committee. Additionally, he belongs to the Institute of Internal Auditors, chaired the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's UI Subcommittee and served as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Labor Relations Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University