Laws and policies are created to protect both people and organizations, not to punish. That said, the prevention of costly lawsuits is paramount in today’s litigious business environment. It is important that, as a leader, you be knowledgeable about laws, policies and possible pitfalls in your industry and organization in order to avoid the costly mistakes supervisors and other leaders often make.
By learning critical legal guidelines you can better understand the law and keep informed on the issues and situations that can affect you and your organization every day. At the end of this course you should be able to:
+ Identify how a supervisory leader determines the legal requirements of his or her job.+ Review the requirements to assure that employees perform in a legal manner.+ Define potential issues, risks and liabilities.+ Describe the protocol used to address questionably legal issues and situations.+ Review laws and policies that are most frequently applicable to supervisory leaders.