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Hiring & Firing

Fire at Will

You’re not the one being fired. So why are you staying up at night worrying about it? You know you’re firing for just cause. But if a discharged employee can prove you fired him for an illegal reason, prepare to write a large check to him as well as your attorney. Discover how to make employment laws work for you, not for the workers you fire for cause, with Fire at Will.

Hire at Will/Fire at Will (2-book combo)

Once upon a time, bosses could hire or fire as they pleased. That was their job. Now a manager can’t fire even a hopelessly incompetent worker without worrying about being sued. That’s why we’ve mounted a campaign to show business owners and managers how to reassert their rights to hire and fire. With these two special reports, Fire at Will and Hire at Will, you’ll be able to tell lazy, ineffective workers to shape up or ship out – without winding up in court. Order this money-saving combo package for yourself and your management team today.

A Manager’s Complete Guide to Hiring (interactive CD with training materials)

The right or wrong employees can make or break your organization. Boost your skills at interviewing, evaluating and selecting the best job candidates with A Manager’s Complete Guide to Hiring. This audio-visual CD includes complete training, handy PDF guides, even a library of skill-based questions. In just one hour you’ll feel more confident in your hiring skills – which means you’ll become better at building a stronger, more successful company!

Interviewer Boot Camp

Your reputation – and your career – hinge on hiring the highest-quality applicants. But these days, it’s easy for savvy applicants to fake their way through interviews. How do you cut through the interview BS and identify the true high performers? With the Interviewer Boot Camp. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Hiring for Attitude

A study by Leadership IQ found that 46% of new hires are either fired or disciplined within their first 18 months. And in a staggering 89% of those cases, the reason for the action isn’t incompetence, but attitude. You can teach technical skills, but you can’t teach attitude. Hiring for Attitude helps you make great hires every time. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Talent-Based Interviewing: Best Questions & Best Practices

Traditional interview questions focus on the applicant’s past: Where have you worked? What have you done? What have you learned? But you need to know how people will perform in YOUR workplace. Talent-based interviewing, an increasingly popular interviewing technique, asks questions about real-life situations. Better interview questions mean better hires. And that reflects better on you! View a free 2-minute clip now!

The Complete Employee Termination Kit (interactive CD with training materials)

Letting an employee go is never pleasant, and doing it the wrong way can lead you down a dangerous path to litigation. Learn the easy-to-follow guidelines that will help you terminate employees legally with The Complete Employee Termination Kit. Termination still won’t be fun, but you’ll know you’ve done everything right – and helped protect your company from litigation-seeking former employees.

Termination Workshop: How to Fire Without Lawsuits or Drama

Terminations are the most stressful and legally dangerous moment for any HR professional or manager. Just one mistake during the process can spark years of litigation. Do you and your management team know all the right moves? Put an end to termination anxiety with Termination Workshop: How to Fire Without Lawsuits or Drama. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Employment Law & Compliance

Coronavirus & the Workplace: Legal Update for Employers and HR

The fast-spreading coronavirus presents several unique legal and practical challenges to U.S. organizations involving multiple laws, both old and new. Coronavirus & the Workplace will explain the best (and legally safe) steps that your organization must take now in response to this worldwide threat. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Coronavirus Lawsuits: How to Stay out of Court

Thousands of coronavirus-related lawsuits are piling up in U.S. courts. As one lawyer said, “It will be open season on employers.” Discover the most common areas of litigation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the concrete, practical steps your organization should take NOW to prevent liability. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Employment Law Workshop: Pandemic Response & Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has created several unprecedented legal and practical challenges to businesses of all sizes, involving multiple laws, both old and new. Get the legal guidance you need to adapt to the changing environment, address workforce issues and manage your staff through this crisis with Employment Law Workshop: Pandemic Response & Recovery. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit: Reopening & Moving Forward

While there is hope in returning to the workplace, there’s a lot at stake. From workers’ rights to employer obligations to administering pay, the Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit is a comprehensive workshop designed to help you each step of the way. View a free 2-minute clip now!

When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID

Millions of Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus, so it’s likely some of your employees will become infected in the coming months. Do you know exactly how your organization MUST respond – for safety and legal reasons? Get an in-depth, step-by-step plan from When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Employment Law & COVID-19 Summit: Understanding Management & HR’s New Role

Led by workplace psychologist Marie McIntyre and employment lawyer Anniken Davenport, this recording will give you the tools and strategies you need to lead your workforce through these trying times, stay compliant and be ready to address future changes. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Return-to-Work Policies and Practices: A Legal Workshop

Let’s say employees who were out on FMLA leave, emergency leave, workers’ comp or furlough during the current crisis are finally ready to return to work. What now? Discover how to legally handle the most dangerous issues presented when employees return after leave with Return-to-Work Policies and Practices: A Legal Workshop. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Open for Business: Navigating an Employer’s Legal and Safety Obligations

It’s time to start reopening businesses … but you can’t just swing your doors open. Every process in your organization needs to be rethought, because each step carries huge potential safety and legal risks. Discover the answers to the questions that are keeping employers and HR up at night with Open for Business: Navigating an Employer’s Legal and Safety Obligations. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Your HR Documents on Trial: Compliance Workshop

More than ever, each of your employment documents could trigger major liability. From FMLA certification to job descriptions to layoff notices, one mistake can lead to a messy, expensive battle in court or with a government agency. Discover the legally airtight steps for your HR document and recordkeeping obligations with Your HR Documents on Trial. View a free 2-minute clip now!

COVID and Unemployment: Legislative Update

Unemployment benefits for impacted workers have now been addressed in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Both new laws are as complex as they are timely. We’ve teamed up with an employment law expert to assist you in understanding what’s expected of you. View a free 2-minute clip now!

The Complete Compliance Guide to Federal & State Employment Law

How can you possibly keep track of all the federal and state employment laws that govern how you manage your workforce? There’s one simple and affordable way: The Complete Compliance Guide to Federal & State Employment Law. Use this comprehensive CD resource to save on legal fees and stay out of court.

Navigating the New Overtime Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized its much-anticipated overhaul of the nation’s overtime rules. With all the questions that are swirling around these landmark actions, you have only one chance to get this compliance question right! How will these changes impact YOU? Find out with Navigating the New Overtime Rules. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Overtime, Compliance and Other Tricky Pay Issues

You’ll find a thousand uses for this one-stop ready reference with all the answers on pay, overtime, compliance and related matters. The compliance and audit advice in Overtime, Compliance and Other Tricky Pay Issues has been vetted by lawyers with years of experience in employment law, payroll and tax compliance.

The New HR Rules: Employment Law Updates to Know Now

Understanding the complex details of employment law is key to properly applying it to your company policies and practices. As legislation continues to be passed on both the federal and state levels, make sure you’re in compliance with The New HR Rules: Employment Law Updates to Know Now. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Managing Within the Law: What Every Boss MUST Know About Workplace Law

Do your supervisors understand how to comply with employment laws? Any gaps in this basic knowledge will put your organization (and managers’ own nest eggs) at risk! Bring HR and your management team together for this comprehensive briefing on today’s most important workplace-law risks. View a free 2-minute clip now!

The Employee Leave Workshop: Successfully Managing Difficult Situations

You probably spend a huge chunk of your time navigating the complex and inconsistent array of laws and policies that come into play when employees take leave or have attendance problems. Stop wondering if you’re making all the right decisions and start managing employee leave with confidence. View a free 2-minute clip now!

FMLA Compliance Guide

Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is indeed costly and confusing. Take control with the quick and easy advice in this practical resource, updated with the 10 key changes you need to know in the FMLA’s revised regulations. You’ll learn what steps to take in hundreds of real-world situations, plus discover the 8 issues you must cover – in writing – with an employee requesting FMLA leave, whether you can legally fire someone who is on FMLA leave and an amazingly simple strategy that prevents employees from taking 24 weeks of back-to-back leave. The FMLA Compliance Guide is guaranteed to give you concrete answers to your most perplexing FMLA questions.

FMLA Master Class: The New Landscape of Eligibility & Compliance

The need for FMLA and paid leave has increased, while managing it continues to become more complicated. Stop questioning your every move and master the FMLA once and for all with our FMLA Master Class: The New Landscape of Eligibility & Compliance. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Emergency FMLA Leave: Managing the New Amendments

The federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March to help the millions of workers out of work due to the pandemic. Now it’s time to process the details. Get the who, what, when and how of this new policy from employment lawyer Anniken Davenport with Emergency FMLA Leave. View a free 2-minute clip now!

FMLA Intermittent Leave: Compliance Workshop

Confused about how to manage employee requests for unscheduled, intermittent FMLA leave? Feel taken advantage of by employees who’ve learned to game the so-called “Friday-Monday Leave Act”? FMLA Intermittent Leave: Compliance Workshop will show you how to prevent and correct FMLA compliance problems and effectively manage all types of FMLA intermittent leave issues. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Accommodate or Terminate? How to Legally Draw the Line

At what point have you done enough to accommodate your employee’s disability and it’s time to terminate? With Accommodate or Terminate? How to Legally Draw the Line, employment lawyer Anniken Davenport provides you with a legal roadmap to work through one of the toughest situations. View a free 2-minute clip now!

How to Legally Terminate Employees on FMLA Leave

It may seem like firing employees while they’re on FMLA leave (or have just returned from FMLA) will earn you an instant trip to the courthouse. But it doesn’t have to end this way IF you know exactly how to handle such discipline or terminations. Find out when and how you can make a move with How to Legally Terminate Employees on FMLA Leave. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Managing Your E-Records: A Compliance Workshop for HR

More than 75% of your company’s records are created and stored electronically – everything from emails to documents to Slack messages. Are you 100% confident that your organization is retaining those legal documents in full compliance with the law? And what new e-record risks do you face when employees work from home on personal computers? Find out with Managing Your E-Records: A Compliance Workshop for HR. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Wage & Hour Law Master Class: Overtime & Classification

Wage and hour law is facing some of its biggest changes in a generation. The DOL and state labor agencies continue to collect record-breaking amounts in fines. Discover if you’re at risk – and what to do about it – with the Wage & Hour Law Master Class. View a free 2-minute clip now!

FLSA Compliance Guide

Many organizations aren’t 100% sure about which employees are considered exempt from being paid overtime and which are nonexempt. The FLSA Compliance Guide has saved many confused and frustrated managers from expensive, unnecessary lawsuits involving not just overtime pay, but pay for travel time … inclement weather closings … even smoking breaks and jury duty, plus the gray areas of timekeeping and paying independent contractors.

Using Independent Contractors

When it comes to independent contractors, what you don’t know can hurt. Get step-by-step instructions on how to comply with IRS requirements without compromising your ability to make cost-effective hiring decisions. You’ll learn about the IRS’ 10-question test to determine classification, see a sample contract and review guidelines for 22 states with even stricter rules. Hire – or don’t hire – without fear!

HR Update: Independent Contractor Compliance

A massive new “Misclassification Initiative” launched by the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor is targeting employers with more audits and new scrutiny. The IRS estimates that 80% of workers classified as “independent contractors” are actually employees. What to do? Now is the time to understand this issue once and for all – and get in compliance. You must get those classifications right – now more than ever. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Suits

Confusion over whether to classify workers as exempt vs. nonexempt triggers high-stakes lawsuits that force employers to pay back-wage penalties and liquidated damages, plus thousands in attorney’s fees. Learn how to avoid becoming the victim of an employee lawsuit and how to stay under the Labor Department’s audit radar screen. Heed the lessons other employers have learned the hard way, and use the self-audit in this concise Executive Summary to make sure you’re properly classifying exempt employees.

The New Employer Rules on I-9s, E-Verify and Visas

For employers and HR, the coronavirus crisis has led to new layers of compliance and confusion, including brand-new rules on Form I-9 verification and E-Verify. The New Employer Rules on I-9s, E-Verify and Visas is an in-depth look at how to stay in compliance with these and other important immigration changes. View a free 2-minute clip now!

The I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Workshop

I-9 audits are skyrocketing – could your organization survive one? E-Verify rules are in constant flux – are you in compliance? Do your I-9 and E-Verify efforts work together – or set you up for a lawsuit? You must make sure your hiring policies and practices conform to the latest federal and state rules. Keep your organization in compliance with The I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Workshop. View a free 2-minute clip now!

I-9 Preboarding: How to Complete Form I-9 Before Employee’s First Day

Finishing I-9 paperwork early allows you to speed up your onboarding process and lets employees jump right into productive work on Day 1. In I-9 Preboarding: How to Complete Form I-9 Before Employee’s First Day, a noted immigration attorney explains how employers can adapt this concept of I-9 and E-Verify preboarding to ease pressures and create dramatic new HR efficiencies. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Employment-Based Visas: New Rules and Deadlines

The complex employment visa system has become even more confusing and unsettled. Don’t get caught without knowing the rules on how to hire the best labor available, even if that means foreign-born assets. Employment-Based Visas: New Rules and Deadlines is an in-depth discussion on how to navigate today’s immigration system and the steps you need to take to secure various types of employment-based visas. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Rules of the Road: When and How to Pay Employees for Travel Time

One of the most confusing parts of personnel administration is determining when and how to pay employees for travel time. This audio recording explains DOL and IRS rules for travel time vs. commuting time … highlights common FLSA- and pay-related problems that arise with employee travel … and answers all your questions about when to pay and when not to pay. Make sure you don’t get caught in an FLSA lawsuit! View a free 2-minute clip now!

Termination Pay: When to Pay It, How to Pay It, and How to Tax It

Termination pay is one of your most complex and confusing duties. Don’t go it alone … and don’t try to guess at the compliance rules. The risks are way too high. That’s why we’ve created an audio recording to help you find out if your termination pay practices are correct and compliant with federal and state employment tax regulations. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Effective Harassment Training: Prevention & Investigation in the 21st Century

The old HR rules for preventing and confronting harassment charges have changed. If you are still relying on 20-year-old prevention, training and complaint policies, you could be in a world of trouble. Discover the new best practices for preventing, investigating and remedying harassment in the workplace with Effective Harassment Training: Prevention & Investigation in the 21st Century. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Retaliation Nation: Prevent Employees’ #1 Legal Claim

“Don’t get mad, get even.” That may be a good action-movie slogan, but it’s a terrible management style. To find out what constitutes retaliation … what doesn’t … and how you can avoid legal problems (and legal bills), we’ve teamed with a top employment attorney for some valuable training on this white-hot topic. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Baby on Board: HR, Pregnancy & Accommodating Moms

“I’m pregnant” is already one of the most legally risky phrases any HR professional or supervisor can hear. And a recent Supreme Court decision has made pregnancy accommodations even more complex. You can’t afford to make even one mistake. Baby on Board: HR, Pregnancy & Accommodating Moms will get you up to speed on the latest laws, court rulings and best practices for accommodating expectant and new parents. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Payroll Compliance Handbook

Quickly and easily find answers to all of your nagging payroll questions. This handy reference is written in plain English – no legal gobbledygook here – so you can quickly understand what you need to do to stay in compliance, improve efficiencies and avoid costly payroll errors.

Payroll Compliance Workshop

Payroll is changing … at record speed. The Payroll Compliance Workshop covers expense reimbursement, travel pay, the new payroll credits and regulations, preventing IRS/DOL audits and more. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Payroll in the Pandemic: How to Provide Your Employees Pay Support During the Coronavirus Crisis

Discover the ins and outs of working within the Internal Revenue Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act so you can provide the maximum assistance to employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, without maximum headaches from the IRS or the DOL. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Payroll Compliance: Preparing for Year-End and 2020

Employers are also facing intense new scrutiny of their W-2s, 1099s, 1095s and other payroll tax reporting compliance. Make even ONE critical error in your W-2 reports and you’ll be bumped down into non-filer status and become easy penalty bait for the IRS. Get compliance guidance from a payroll expert with Payroll Compliance: Preparing for Year-End and 2020. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Timekeeping & Payroll Recordkeeping: Legal Compliance for 2019

All tax and wage & hour audits depend on the quality of your records … and bad records will sink you every time. It’s never been more important for you to track employees’ time correctly and keep accurate records of those hours and minutes. It’s also never been more complex. With Timekeeping & Payroll Recordkeeping: Legal Compliance for 2019, you’ll learn to master this core HR responsibility – and keep your organization out of court. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Payroll Update 2020: New Tax Code, New Tax Credits and Required Changes

The payroll landscape is changing again – and smart moves in the coming months will help you avoid big trouble (and big fines) down the road. Payroll Update 2020: New Tax Code, New Tax Credits and Required Changes will help you find out what you must do (and NOT do) to stay in compliance with federal and state payroll laws. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Perfecting Payroll: New Methods and Compliance Tips

When it comes to payroll, there are no do-overs. You must get it right for each employee, every single time. In fact, it’s your biggest responsibility – and greatest legal risk. Discover what you must do (and not do) to stay compliant, secure and organized with your employee pay process in Perfecting Payroll: New Methods and Compliance Tips. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Remote and Multi-State Payroll Compliance

These days, anyone can work from anywhere. But technological advances carry huge risks for your payroll operations when employees work across state lines – even on a temporary, emergency or travel basis. Don’t get caught unprepared and out of compliance. Spend 75 minutes to do a thorough check-up of your multi-state payroll compliance. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Inclement Weather Policies: Best HR and Payroll Practices for 2020

Disruptive events like blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes and extreme heat will force you to deal with tricky questions. Don’t wait for a weather emergency to learn the answers. Now is the time to review your attendance and pay policies to make sure they cover all the bad-weather bases and comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Mapping Out Mental Health Policies

Drug addiction, depression, anxiety, even suicide at work are impacting workplace culture and productivity. Firing workers with mental illness can land you in court. Find out how to balance mental health treatment, productivity, FMLA leave and ADA reasonable accommodations with Mapping Out Mental Health Policies. View a free 2-minute clip now!

California Employment Law Update: Key HR Compliance Issues for Multi-State Employers

If you have employees in California, you’re constantly trying to keep up with the state’s crazy maze of complex, ever-changing, employee-friendly employment laws. Get up to speed on all things HR California in this comprehensive session, California Employment Law Update: Key HR Compliance Issues for Multi-State Employers. View a free 2-minute clip now!

The W-4 Workshop: Compliance Training for Payroll & HR

The IRS has radically changed the W-4 form and the withholding methods for 2020 to something entirely new. Don’t get caught unprepared and out of compliance. Discover the new compliance rules with The W-4 Workshop: Compliance Training for Payroll & HR. View a free 2-minute clip now!

1099 Compliance: New Rules & New IRS Scrutiny

Bad news: The 1099-MISC process this year promises to be more complicated than in years past. And the news only gets worse – forms filed in the wrong medium (even correct forms!) can trigger millions of dollars in tax penalties. Your best defense is a good offense. Avoid penalties and comply with confidence using the guidance in 1099 Compliance: New Rules & New IRS Scrutiny, led by a payroll expert. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Understanding the ACA Reporting Requirements: New Rules, New Responsibilities for 2020 Filing

The Affordable Care Act is still alive, and that means health care information reporting is still required. A complete primer on the health care information reporting rules, this is your last, best chance to learn the step-by-step requirements for completing each form correctly the first time. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Setting the Rules for Remote Work: Legal Requirements & Considerations

You may not realize it, but when employees work remotely, they open your organization to a series of unique liability risks. One small mistake can be devastating. Learn how to set telecommuting rules that are legally sound and clarify management and employee expectations with Setting the Rules for Remote Work: Legal Requirements & Considerations. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Employee Monitoring: A Legal & Practical Workshop for Employers

Employers of all sizes are increasing their use of electronic monitoring and tracking in the workplace. But which of these tools are legal, how far can you go in using them and what are the legal risks? Discover where you must draw the legal line in keeping electronic tabs on your employees with Employee Monitoring: A Legal & Practical Workshop for Employers. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Managing Marijuana Laws: An Employer Compliance Workshop

The complex maze of state and federal laws on marijuana usage has left employers and HR professionals in a haze about what to do on several pot-related questions. Finally get legal clarity on current laws and changes you must make with Managing Marijuana Laws: An Employer Compliance Workshop. View a free 2-minute clip now!

How-Tos/Policy Manuals

The Book of Company Policies

In today’s highly regulated, litigious society, a single misstep can trigger lawsuits that blow away your company’s morale, productivity and profitability. That’s why you need clear and consistent policies on your organization’s rules, standards and benefits. The Book of Company Policies offers expert guidance on what policies you need and how to write them … communicate them … and put them to work. You’ll steer clear of potential legal landmines – helping your supervisors and managers save time and avoid daily hassles.

Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook

Is your employee handbook an open invitation to sue you? With Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook you’ll fix the 10 disastrous mistakes found in almost every employee handbook and protect your organization against today’s newest trends in litigation. You’ll avoid the “cookie-cutter” trap and the policy-procedure blur, and secure enough wiggle room so you don’t get pinned down in court. Stop wondering about how you might be vulnerable – order Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook today.

Keeping Up with Your Handbook: Essential Changes to Make Now and What’s Next

Whether your employee handbook is homegrown or crafted by experts, it’s critical you update it on a regular basis. Make quick work of reviewing and updating your handbook with Keeping Up with Your Handbook. You’ll learn the crucial changes to make now, what lies ahead and the top handbook mistakes to avoid. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Upgrade Your Employee Handbook: The Benefits and Risks of Going Digital

Is your employee handbook still an actual book? If so, you’re living in the paper past. Learn the best practical and legally smart strategies with Upgrade Your Employee Handbook: The Benefits and Risks of Going Digital. We’ll walk you through the process, from conversion to distribution to accessibility. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Self-Audit Your Employee Handbook

What darkness lurks inside your employee handbook? It’s time to pick up your red pen and find out. Discover the best practical and legally smart strategies for thoroughly reviewing your handbook and finding hidden mistakes that could cost your organization thousands – or even millions – of dollars in legal costs, lost time and jury awards. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Do-It-Yourself Employee Manual

Get problem employees back in line with your own customized employee manual! The Do-It-Yourself Employee Manual provides sample language for 9 key areas your manual should be covering. Using the easy-to-understand CD (included), you can add customizable pages to your current manual – or create a whole new “lawsuit-proofer” for your workplace. Give your personalized manual to every employee, and you’ll have the ammunition you need to defend yourself in court – or even better, to send the message that it’s not worth suing you.

Personnel Records: What to Keep, What to Toss (Executive Summary)

If you keep all your personnel records, you could be liable for not complying with the Federal Trade Commission’s “disposal rule,” which requires you to dispose of paper and records in a reasonable way. If you keep nothing, you’re virtually guaranteeing that you’ll lose every legal battle. Get the rules for developing a lawsuit-proof records-retention policy for disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, workplace investigations and medical data. You’ll reduce the clutter, streamline record retrieval and protect yourself in court.

Personnel Records: What to Keep, What to Toss

Increasingly rigorous state and federal workplace laws have generated tottering stacks of personnel records and full disks in workplaces across America. It’s tempting to have a wholesale clean-out. But if you destroy the wrong document, you could be destroying your career. Keep everything, and you may be violating federal regulations on the “reasonable” disposal of sensitive documents. Keep nothing, and you’re virtually guaranteed to lose in any legal battle. Find the safe and effective middle ground now! View a free 2-minute clip now!

Taming the Paper Monster: Make the Shift to Electronic Records

Do you have dusty rooms crammed with personnel files and company records? Are you aware of the liability risks of keeping those documents in paper format and not shredding them? It’s time to stop living in the paper past. Take 75 minutes to learn how to leverage technology to manage your employment and company records. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Communication Liability in a Work-From-Home World

The risk of lawsuits and records disasters from employees’ email and other e-communications is greater than ever. Now is the time to understand all the federal and state laws governing your employees’ electronic communication tools – at the office and employees’ homes. View a free 2-minute clip now!

HR Memos to Managers

Do your managers have the HR know-how they need? Too often, employees are given managerial jobs based on their performance in non-managerial positions – not on their supervisory skills. Help them figure out the HR aspect of their job by downloading, customizing and distributing HR Memos to Managers. Your “good-faith” effort to train your managers on sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA compliance and 80+ other tricky topics will go a long way with the courts. Protect your organization now and in the future with HR Memos to Managers.

HR Memos to Managers, Vol. 2

Managers who mishandle HR issues can put their organizations in really hot water. Give your people the training they need with HR Memos to Managers, Vol. 2. By popular demand, we’ve created 81 more concise, customizable training handouts to help you train your supervisors. This easy-to-use handbook will help keep your organization out of legal trouble.

HR Memos to Managers, Vols. 1 & 2

Our two Memos to Managers volumes are now available together at one low price! That’s a total of 162 concise, customizable training handouts for your supervisors. Keep your organization out of legal trouble and inspire your managers to implement HR best practices with HR Memos to Managers, Vols. 1 & 2. Both are packed with clear, succinct, easy-to-understand Memos for you to share with your managers however you choose.

The Employer’s Practical Legal Guide

Protect your company with the comprehensive and easy-to-understand instructions in The Employer’s Practical Legal Guide. Prepared by top employment attorneys – then translated into plain language for business people – this must-have manual has everything you need to know to stop trouble before it starts … and limit the damage from innocent mistakes. More than 80 checklists and self-audit questionnaires help you target your company’s weak spots and correct them quickly.

HR Investigations Workshop: A Guide to Legal & Effective Inquiries

Making just one small mistake when investigating workplace misconduct could land your organization in legal danger. HR Investigations Workshop will show you what to do – and what not to do – when conducting effective investigations. You’ll learn strategies and tips to handle any workplace problem quickly and legally. View a free 2-minute clip now!

7 Strategies for Creating E-Newsletters That Get Results

Do you know how to create a newsletter that gets opened and keeps your readers engaged? Effective newsletters take a little thought and effort, but the results are worth it! 7 Strategies for Creating E-Newsletters That Get Results will provide you with valuable information on creating successful e-newsletters for your organization that inform and engage participants. Listen to a free 90-second clip now!

Managing & Leading

The Manager’s Handbook: 104 Solutions to Your Everyday Workplace Problems

The biggest challenge for managers? Managing your own workload. At last, there’s one resource that helps you do everything better. The Manager’s Handbook: 104 Solutions to Your Everyday Workplace Problems will help you manage better from day one. No lofty theories or buzzwords – just practical advice that helps you get the job done while staying out of legal trouble. Manage better – and become and even more valuable member of your management team.

The Manager’s Guide to Effective, Legal Performance Reviews

Make your performance appraisals work for you – not against you! How you conduct employee performance reviews can have a major impact not only on how your employees view their jobs, but on how they regard your organization and you. Many books offer general suggestions for improving performance, but few discuss specific ways to make reviews more effective. The Manager’s Guide to Effective, Legal Performance Reviews shows you how to conduct appraisals with clearly established expectations and no misinterpretation.

Performance Reviews: A Complete How-To Guide

No matter who’s giving them, performance reviews are just … difficult. It would be so great to get this headache under control … ease your management burden … free yourself to concentrate on things that really matter. Now you can, with Performance Reviews: A Complete How-to Guide. This resource is packed with the essentials you need to get your HR staff on track.

The Complete Performance Appraisal Kit (interactive CD with training materials)

Performance reviews are more than just evaluations. They’re an opportunity to increase productivity – and must be done correctly to prevent lawsuits. Get everything you need to do it all right with The Complete Performance Appraisal Kit. This CD with training materials gives you a 147-page manual and a library of customizable documents. It’s everything you’ll ever need to conduct effective, beneficial performance appraisals.

Conducting Effective Performance Reviews: Recognize Achievements, Correct Poor Performance & Manage Reactions

Almost everyone hates performance reviews. They stress out employees … they stress out managers … they create a huge hassle for HR. A mere 30% of workers say their evaluations help them improve performance. You can’t afford a casual approach to performance appraisals. Better prepare, execute and maximize the effectiveness of your performance appraisals with tips from management coach Marie McIntyre. View a free 2-minute clip now!

The 6 Secrets Every Supervisor Needs to Know

No one is born knowing how to be a supervisor. And no other job can prepare you for this challenging assignment. Now, you not only have to worry about your performance, you have to worry about how others perform, too. The good news is you can quickly add the “secrets” of successful managers to your supervisory toolkit. With The 6 Secrets Every Supervisor Needs to Know, you’ll be the boss everyone WANTS to work for! View a free 2-minute clip now!

From Bud to Boss – Making the Transition to Leadership

A promotion to leadership, supervision or management brings new responsibilities, new relationship dynamics, and new opportunities for personal and career growth. The good news is first-time managers and supervisors can learn the kinds of things it usually takes managers years to learn. That’s why we created From Bud to Boss – Making the Transition to Leadership. Listen to a free 90-second clip now!

The Magnetic Manager: Becoming the Best Boss You Can Be

The No. 1 reason employees leave companies is the way they’re supervised. The good news (whether you’re a new manager or a seasoned one): You can keep your great people on board and happy by learning the secret of becoming a “magnetic manager.” Become the boss no employee wants to leave! View a free 2-minute clip now!

Coaching Through COVID: How to Manage Employees in Turbulent Times

Amid the coronavirus crisis, it’s critical for companies to help employees deal with their concerns, their fears and the logistical issues presented by this pandemic … all while helping workers perform their jobs at the highest level. Nationally known executive coach Jay Forte will train your managers on the most important steps to support employees in this period of great uncertainty. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Coaching Skills for Managers & Supervisors

When staff members become unproductive, unmotivated, or disruptive, a manager’s first thought should be, “How do I get things back on track?” The answer to that question almost always involves coaching. Coaching Skills for Managers & Supervisors will give you specific strategies for conducting a successful coaching discussion, dealing with difficult employees, and following up to ensure success. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Stop Managing, Start Coaching: How to Coach Employees to Greater Performance

Today’s workplace requires managers who engage and inspire – not just tell employees what to do. How can you turn your management team into a group of super coaches? Gather your supervisors together for Stop Managing, Start Coaching: How to Coach Employees to Greater Performance. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Resolving Employee Conflicts: How to Handle Squabbling Co-workers, Chronic Troublemakers & Fractured Teams

Conflicts between employees can disrupt morale, reduce productivity and create a generally unpleasant place to work. The good news is that you don’t have to tolerate disruptive workplace conflicts. Resolving Employee Conflicts will help you learn how to diagnose the specific cause of an employee conflict – and choose the best strategy for bringing it to an end. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Managing & Motivating the 7 Most Challenging Employee Types

Do some of your employees require more “managing” than others? Do some enjoy pushing the limits, while others seem totally clueless about the problems they cause? Every office has a few “challenging employees,” from drama queens to slackers to those who are just plain pests. Merely tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution. Learn how to manage them and motivate them to get it together. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Tough Talks: Candid Conversations that Drive Results

HR professionals and leaders are accountable for discussing these important issues with employees. However, most people never learn how to effectively engage in candid conversations. Now you can! Tracy Butz, one of America’s foremost experts on workplace culture, will show you how with Tough Talks: Candid Conversations that Drive Results. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Problem Employees: Coach ’Em, Discipline ’Em, and Turn ’Em Around

How do you react when faced with poor-performing or disruptive employees? Don’t just stick your head in the sand and hope the situation improves. Learn practical, real-life tools to handle even the toughest problem employees from Problem Employees: Coach ’Em, Discipline ’Em, and Turn ’Em Around. Listen to a free 90-second clip now!

Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job: Where to Draw the Line

The line between what’s considered on-the-job versus off-duty conduct has always been blurred. To help you make these important legal decisions with confidence, we’ve developed this helpful and entertaining session, Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job: Where to Draw the Line. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Performance in a Pandemic: An HR Workshop on Legal Discipline & Documentation

Do you have the right documentation to support your discipline and termination decisions … and do you know the airtight legal steps to take? Gather your HR and management teams to discover the best-practice steps to handle performance issues today and (if needed) how to terminate a worker without any legal trouble. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace

Chronic negativity frequently starts with only one or two employees, but it can quickly infect an entire department. Don’t let things go too far – learn how to put a strategy in place to combat negativity. With Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace, you’ll learn specific strategies for combating negativity in your group and promoting more positive attitudes. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Workplace Detox: Strategies to (Legally) Deal with Malcontents and Toxic Employees

In this tight labor market, you can’t afford to simply cast off every “difficult” employee or those who have personality clashes with co-workers. Such employees, in fact, may still be adding value to your organization. But quietly tolerating toxic employees is legally dangerous and a guaranteed morale killer. Gather your HR and management teams for Workplace Detox: Strategies to (Legally) Deal with Malcontents and Toxic Employees. View a free 2-minute clip now!

The Growing Problem of Workplace Incivility: How to Reduce Rudeness, Encourage Courtesy & Create a More Professional Atmosphere

Squabbling employees, screaming managers, colleagues who never respond to emails, co-workers who send texts while you’re talking to them … all these people seem to have forgotten the basic rules of courtesy and respect. Find out the strategies you need to turn your office from an uncivil war zone into a collaborative workplace with The Growing Problem of Workplace Incivility: How to Reduce Rudeness, Encourage Courtesy & Create a More Professional Atmosphere. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies: How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication

The destructive effects of gossip and grapevine rumors can undermine performance and damage working relationships. When toxic talk infects an entire department, managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and just give in. But tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution. We’ll help you take back control with Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies: How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Going Remote: How to Effectively Manage Your Off-Site Team

The office is no longer the center of the universe. In today’s connected world, more employees are doing work “out there.” Remote employees must know what is expected, have the right tools and be given regular coaching. Gain better managers and a more productive workforce with Going Remote: How to Effectively Manage Your Off-Site Team. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Managing Millennials for Long-Term Success

Millennials now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce and, in 10 years, they’ll be more than half. Millennials have different wants and needs … and they already have one foot out the door. Managing Millennials for Long-Term Success will give you and your management team practical ways to effectively hire, onboard, train and manage your millennial employees. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

For the first time in history, employees from five different generations are participating in the U.S. workforce. Discover the unique characteristics and motivations of today’s multi-generational workforce – and how to inspire the best performance out of each individual – with Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Onboarding and ‘Reboarding’: The Power of the ‘Five Firsts’

How you handle a new hire’s first days can make the difference between keeping a loyal employee for years and losing them in the first week. It’s vital to make a great first impression – you won’t get a second chance. Onboarding and ‘Reboarding’: The Power of the ‘Five Firsts’ provides a step-by-step practical onboarding plan for new employees’ first month on the job. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Working Smarter

Difficult People at Work

Discover how to identify and manage the 24 most challenging personality types! Working with underhanded, self-centered and troublesome people can be infuriating. Difficult People at Work gives you proven, practical strategies you can use immediately to restore the balance of power, improve your own working environment and put problem people in their place.

Time Management to the Rescue

Nowadays you’re expected to do more with less, no matter how much longer it takes. While you can’t create more hours in the day, you can learn how to use your time to maximum advantage. Time Management to the Rescue offers a wealth of knowledge you can put to use today on how to work reasonable hours, prioritize tasks, track productivity, organize your calendar and master technology.

Control the Chaos: Become a Hero on the Job While Actually Working Fewer Hours!

Does your hectic work life have you feeling squeezed and trapped? We can help you take back control of your workday. In just minutes, you’ll be more organized and more productive…not to mention more content. And you won’t have to spend one extra minute in the office to make it happen. You’ll leave work every day – on time! – feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Thriving & Getting Ahead

Emily Post’s Guide to Business Etiquette for the 21st Century

In a world of texts, tweets, “cube farms” and Casual Fridays, have manners gone the way of the dodo? The truth is, multimillion-dollar deals (and people’s jobs) can be LOST as a result of poor etiquette. In today’s competitive climate, knowing how to act – and how NOT to – can spell the difference between success and failure. Business etiquette expert (and Emily Post’s great-great-grandson) Daniel Post Senning will show you how to attract and retain talent, boost morale and improve EVERY facet of your operations with proper business etiquette. View a free 2-minute clip now!

Mastering Business Finance

In today’s downsizing business world, employees at all levels – and in all departments – need to understand business finance. If you’ve never had to worry about finance before, this array of numbers and terms can be overwhelming. Don’t let a lack of financial knowledge get you embarrassed – or downsized. Mastering Business Finance helps you crunch the numbers like a Wall Street pro. You’ll get step-by-step insights into the world of finance. You’ll be using – and understanding – financial terms within days. One quick read will make you fluent in the language of business finance.

Taxation

Surprise Tax Windfall for Small Business Owners

If you own or manage a small business, you can double or triple your real income. Unbelievable as it may sound, new IRS rules offer owners and managers of closely held businesses breaks so large that your tax savings can actually surpass your main source of income. By staking your claim now, you can take your share of this huge tax-saving windfall – starting this year. Use the practical, 100% legal strategies in this exclusive special report to enhance your personal wealth, shift your income and distribute your assets to reduce your tax liability now and in the years to come.

The Book of Trusts

Protect your assets with a powerful trust. New types of trusts offer a variety of tax-wise ways you can protect your hard-earned wealth while keeping control over how and when your money is spent. The Book of Trusts shows how you can use trusts to dodge probate, avoid Medicaid liens, save for your children’s education, transfer income-generating assets into lower tax brackets, shelter your wealth from your creditors, provide for your surviving spouse – and more!

Retirement Tax Guide

This Special Report explains how you can maximize your retirement dollars by taking full advantage of the many tax-reducing shelters, trusts, credits and deductions available. You learn the pros and cons of every imaginable financial strategy, along with step-by-step advice to make them work for you.

Your Children, Your Heirs

There are dozens of legitimate ways to shelter your assets, disinherit the IRS and make sure your heirs end up with 100% of your money. After your estate has been allocated and the exact numbers long forgotten, you want your heirs to remember you for thoughtfully making the situation as seamless as possible for them. Ultimately, that’s the best legacy you can leave. Your Children, Your Heirs will help you make the process go smoothly.

Anti-Audit Warfare

The odds of going through an audit without facing additional taxes are 4-to-1 against you. No taxpayer should file a return without reading Anti-Audit Warfare first. This one-of-a-kind insider’s guide tells you exactly what to do when you get an audit notice in the mail. You’ll be making all the right moves, thanks to savvy tips like these: particular items the IRS looks for on your return, how to reconstruct your records legally, when it’s possible to sue the IRS and recover sizable sums, and much more!