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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Online Training Program Hits the Mark

More than ever, company leaders are being asked to step up efforts to prevent harassment and other workplace misconduct. Many leaders in HR, talent, training, diversity and legal departments have wondered whether designing a robust training program will help them with their prevention efforts. This is especially true given recent news stories that say online harassment training hasn’t proven effective. Digging deeper into the data and research on this topic, what is clear is that poorly designed and poorly executed training is ineffective; so the secret is to find training that is actually effective.

What are some of the issues you should look for when deciding whether to provide training? And if you do decide to provide it, how do you decide they type and content for the training? 

Patti Perez Helps Create New DFEH Workplace Harassment Guide

Some exciting news for Emtrain’s Workplace Harassment Expert and Ogletree Deakins shareholder, Patti Perez. 

Patti has recently been working meticulously with the California Task Force to create an updated version of the DFEH Workplace Harassment Guide for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. This is an information sheet that is most often searched and distributed to employees to fulfill the need for all relevant forms of workplace harassment.

#MeToo and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace -- What If You Have Been the Offending Party?


With the #MeToo movement still going strong, it’s causing many to ask themselves either “has this happened to me?” or “did I do something like this to someone else?” It’s empowering victims to speak out while at the same time terrifying perpetrators to think about whether something they did in the past may cause them to be accused today. If you find yourself on the wrong side of this equation, know there are ways you can get back on the right side and help cultivate a healthier workplace for all of your coworkers. 

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How to Handle Claims of Harassment or Misconduct in a #MeToo World

The #MeToo movement has empowered people to speak up about inappropriate, sexually-charged behavior. But there are still lingering questions: Is it okay for me to handle issues myself? At what point should I escalate it? If I do escalate, what does that look like?

Here Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws

Earlier this month, our new Antitrust and Competition Law course expert, Jarod Bona, shared some insights on his blog about how the federal antitrust agencies and courts decide if an organization's behavior would be illegal under antitrust or competition laws.

Bona mentions that while not all monopolies are illegal, improperly utilizing your market power can cause you to run afoul of US, EU, or other antitrust or competion laws.