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4 kinds of compliance training to incorporate into your business

On Behalf of | May 23, 2023 | Investigations & Regulatory Compliance

While you may understand the state and federal labor laws, your employees may not. You may need to conduct compliance training for your employees so they understand the consequences of violating labor laws.

Here’s what you could do:

1. Harassment and discrimination prevention

Workplaces have to maintain a safe environment for workers. This means that your business should have a zero-tolerance policy on harassment and discrimination actions. One way this can be done is by training managers and employees on behaviors that should be avoided and prevented in the workplace. 

Harassment can take many forms. For example, offensive conduct, stalking or actions that risk the safety of employees could be seen as harassment. Employees could be taught how harassment happens and how it can be avoided. Employees should also be trained on what actions violate the Department of Labor policies. For example, a person’s gender, nationality, race and age are all protected from discrimination. Likewise, someone’s age or medical condition could be the target of discrimination. 

2. Diversity training 

Diversity training can help widen your business audience. Bringing in people with different backgrounds can help customers feel more comfortable if your workforce reflects a community demographic. Your employees and managers may need training to understand the importance of a diverse work environment, which can be enforced with anti-discrimination training. 

3. Digital security training

The digital era has brought many wonders and advantages, but also many trials and tribulations. For example, a business that takes advantage of the digital age should be aware of its security. Employees may need additional digital security training to understand what actions could result in issues for a business. 

4. Code of conduct training

Every business has some kind of code of conduct. A code of conduct is often in place to maintain order and avoid legal issues. Businesses may need to train their employees to understand and follow the code of conduct. 

You may need additional resources when conducting compliance training to help ensure your business is protected.