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Managing within the Law

This Managing within the Law course details the most important legal issues that managers need to be aware of to perform their jobs effectively and to comply with the law. The Advanced course builds on the Basics course by addressing additional topics that are somewhat more complex.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 40 minutes


Traditionally, managers could rely on the doctrine of "at will" employment to control their workforce. This doctrine allows an employer to fire an employee for any reason or for no reason 1, giving employers significant power over working conditions, hiring, compensation, etc.

While the "at will" doctrine is still a fundamental principle of U.S. law, workers have gained significant legal leverage during the last century. Laws regarding labor relations, minimum wage, overtime, safety and discrimination/harassment — to name just a few — have changed the supervisor-subordinate relationship dramatically.

Workplace laws continue to grow in number and complexity at both the federal and state/local levels. These laws place increasing responsibilities on employers and, by extension, managers. Without a sufficient understanding of these laws, managers can make costly — and sometimes devastating — mistakes.

The topics covered in the Managing within the Law Basics training course include:

  • Overview
  • What's Ahead...
  • Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  • Wage-and-Hour Issues
  • Employee Leave
  • Wokrplace Discrimination
  • Interviewing
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Safety
  • Retaliation
  • In Conclusion...

The topics covered in the Managing within the Law Advanced training course include:

  • Employee Privacy
  • Dealing with Personal Matters
  • Disability Accomodation
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Unionization
  • Fostering a Supportive Work Environment
  • Conflict Management
  • Conducting Investigations
  • Performance Reviews
  • Dealing with Performance Issues
  • Terminating an Employee
    • Managing within the Law - Basic (US)
    • Managing within the Law - Advanced (US)


  • Like with all our courses, the Managing within the Law courses are written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

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