Employee and Organizational Development

Supervisory Training Module:
Supervisory Legal Compliance

Link to Online Learning Center
https://learning.syntrio.com/SDSTATE/login.asp

Sign-in using your 6-digit employee number. The first time logging on, your password will be "password". No quotations. You will then be prompted to change this password to one of your own choosing.

 

Module Description: These online courses have been created to allow employees, a convenient, flexible option for completing required training.  Users can start and stop the modules as needed and complete using almost any device – computer, tablet, or phone – with online access from anywhere.

Legal Compliance course are offered through our Online Learning Center provided by Syntrio. These courses are assigned monthly to new supervisors of the executive branch. These courses will be assigned on the 15th (or closest business day) of each month. The Syntrio database is updated on the 8th of the month and will reflect all changes in supervisory status, hiring, and termination that is updated before that date. A notification will be delieved via Syntrio when the assignment has been made following a message from our office to alert employees they will be recieving an email from Syntrio. After 3 years, supervisors will be automatically reassigned.

 

Course Descriptions:

 

Preventing Unlawful Workplace Harassment: Manager Edition

Course Length: 60 minutes
AFE # 74B2

Summary:

This video-enhanced course teaches managers and supervisors about the human characteristics that are protected by anti-discrimination laws and the type of conduct related to the "protected classes" that can lead to a claim of unlawful workplace harassment. It offers strategies for preventing unlawful harassment and teaches managers how to respond appropriately when they learn of it. It also discusses the risk of liability to both the company and a manager if he or she fails to stop harassment or personally engages in harassing behavior.

 

Legal Aspects of Interview and Hiring

Course Length: 40 minutes
AFE # 74B4

Summary:

The pre-employment process (i.e. recruitment, interviewing and hiring) is filled with legal pitfalls. As such, individuals involved in the recruitment, interviewing and hiring process need to be familiar with effective techniques and knowledgeable of federal, state, and local laws restricting hiring practices that could be considered discriminatory or invasions of privacy. This course discusses legal issues related to writing job descriptions, recruitment methods, interviewing, testing, and evaluating candidates as well as issues related to reference and background checks and offers of employment. 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Course Length: 45 minutes
AFE # 74B3

Summary:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA), and state and local laws prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability. Using hypothetical scenarios and practical exercises, this course teaches managers how to effectively and legally manage individuals with disabilities including the obligation to provide reasonable accommodations, if necessary. It also teaches preventive steps that a manager can take to avoid a claim of disability discrimination. 

 

Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Acts

Course Length: 45 minutes
AFE # 74B3

Summary:

This course provides an overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act. It is designed for managers or supervisors whose employees may request or require leave and discusses eligibility requirements, circumstances that qualify for FMLA protection, procedures for requesting and designating FMLA, and employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the Act.   

 

Conflicts of Interest

Course Length: 15 minutes
AFE # 74J8

Summary:

Conflicts of interest arise in the workplace can undermine the reputation and integrity of the individual(s) involved and the organization. This course teaches employees to recognize potential conflicts of interest, or situations that could be perceived as conflicts of interests, and respond appropriately by avoiding or disclosing the situation through appropriate channels.

 

If you have more questions about Legal Compliance Courses, send an email to BHR Training Registration or call (605) 773-3461.