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  • 1. F ive W orkplace L egal P itfalls - Effective Steps to Minimize and Avoid Them Jathan Janove Jathanjanove.com October 6, 2010
  • 2. #1 CLASSIFICATION CATASTROPHE
    • “ Hurricane Brenda”
  • 3. #2 HAZARDOUS HEALTH LITIGATION
    • “ Tornado Rod”
  • 4. #3 “UH OH!” EEO !
    • “ Tsunami Carol”
  • 5. #4 SOCIAL MEDIA MALAISE
    • “ Tropical Storm Ike”
  • 6. #5 SUPERVISORS ON THE LOOSE!
    • “ Thunderstorm Elaine”
  • 7. #1 CLASSIFICATION CATASTROPHE
    • “ Hurricane Brenda”
  • 8. AUDIT … CAREFULLY
  • 9. WORKPLACE RISK ANALYSIS C o s t L i k e l i h o o d M a g n i t u d e = X
  • 10. Present Three Options
  • 11. Option 1 C>LM Risk Adverse
  • 12. Option 2 C=LM Risk Neutral
  • 13. Option 3 C<LM Risk Taker
  • 14. #2 HAZARDOUS HEALTH LITIGATION
    • “ Tornado Rod”
  • 15. INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • 16. INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • 17. Mulligan Management
  • 18. INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • 19. INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • 20. INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • 21. “ WE NEED YOU”
  • 22. #3 “UH OH!” EEO !
    • “ Tsunami Carol”
  • 23. Ask the Three Consistency Questions
  • 24. Ask the Three Consistency Questions
    • Have similar situations arisen?
    • What do the documents say?
    • Can we show there is no inconsistency?
  • 25. #4 SOCIAL MEDIA MALAISE
    • “ Tropical Storm Ike”
  • 26. FIND YOUR TEXT / TWEET / CHAT/ PING / POST / POKE “SWEET SPOT”
  • 27. BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • 28. BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • 29. BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    • Make sure you have a “geek” on your team
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • 30. BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    • Make sure you have a “geek” on your team
    • Boundaries need to be clear and enforceable
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • 31. BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    • Make sure you have a “geek” on your team
    • Boundaries need to be clear and enforceable
    • Everyone is a photojournalist
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • 32. #5 SUPERVISORS ON THE LOOSE!
    • “ Thunderstorm Elaine”
  • 33. CLAIM PREVENTION TRAINING ABC’S A B C
  • 34. (A) ESTABLISH A JERK-FREE ZONE
  • 35. Avoid the 3 Harassment Surprises: What?!!
  • 36. Surprise Harasser
  • 37. Surprise Plaintiff
  • 38. Surprise Victim
  • 39.
  • 40.
    • “ It is essential that at all times our employees treat each other, and those with whom they come into contact, with courtesy, respect and professionalism; and that they work cooperatively and constructively in resolving issues or problems.”
  • 41. (B) WRITE AN A-HOLE LAWYER LETTER
  • 42. SAME DAY SUMMARY (w/i a page and a day) To: Employee From: Supervisor Cc/bcc: HR Date: This summarizes our discussion on ______. We addressed the issue of _____________. We agreed the following will happen: _________________. If I haven’t summarized our discussion accurately, please let me know immediately.
  • 43. (C) AVOID AVOIDANCE
  • 44. PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK CHECKLIST
    • Big Picture Focus
        • Expected Performance: Quantity & Quality of Desired Results
        • Expected Treatment of Others: Responsiveness, Cooperation and Professionalism.
    • Scrupulous Honesty
    • No Surprises – Review is a Summary Not a Substitute for Real-time Feedback.
  • 45. WEIGHT FORWARD ON SKIS
  • 46.
  • 47. Further Information:
    • Winner of the 2009 Gold Medal IPPY Award in Business/Sales at Book Expo America
    3 rd Printing! “ An extraordinarily useful book that will benefit managers and workers.” - Library Journal Jathan Janove www.jathanjanove.com www.aterwynne.com For books, articles, sample forms, or information about presentations, workshops, or other services, email info@jathanjanove.com
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    • 10/6/10- Top 5 HR Legal Pitfalls in State/Local Government: Strategies to Avoid Risk in Your Workplace 
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  • 49. This presentation is intended solely to provide general information and does not constitute legal advice. Attendance at the presentation or later review of these printed materials does not create an attorney-client relationship with the presenter(s). You should not take any action based upon any information in this presentation without first consulting legal counsel familiar with your particular circumstances.
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