Introduction : Essential Employment Laws for Line Managers / Supervisors and HR Business Partners
It is no doubt that in many companies, there is already a culture of line managers working closely with HR in order to address people management responsibilities. However, it is also clear that line managers felt vulnerable about taking on more of what they saw as traditional aspects of the HR-role- such as dealing with poor staff performance-without direct access to HR support and undertaking additional training, for example conflict and grievance management, manpower management and budgeting, etc. This is not withstanding that line managers when conducting selection interviews may inadvertently ask certain questions that may discriminate job prospects which can be detrimental to the company.
Line managers/supervisors play a crucial role in managing employee relations and performance, but can be described as the ‘weakest link’, as some managers may be promoted for their technical expertise, rather than their specific people-management skills and experience.
In view of the above, this two-day workshop will endeavour to train line managers/supervisors on how to engage employees without contravening employment laws. Also, by having an understanding of the employment legislations such as Employment Act, Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Work Injury Compensation Act, Workplace Safety Health Act, Industrial Relations Act may actually assist the management in unnecessary legal suits by employees or being called up by Ministry of Manpower.
At the end of this workshop, delegates can be assured that they will acquire a working knowledge of the basic contours of employment law to avoid elementary errors that might impair their credibility or harm the business.
1. Understand why employment law has bearing on line managers/supervisors.
2. Know the different types of employees in a company.
3. Know the difference between contract of service and contract for service.
4. Know the purpose and coverage of employees under the different legislation ie Employment Act, Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Work Injury Compensation Act, Workplace Safety and Health Act, etc.
5. Know the requirements and obligations of managing foreign employees under work permit, Spass and Employment Pass.
6. Know the selection process of job prospects and avoiding raising discriminative questions.
7. Understand the fair employment consideration framework and handling of diversity issues so as to avert discriminative practices at the workplace.
8. Understand the principles in manpower planning/budgeting and achievable mandays.
9. Understand the contents of the employment contract and the obligations to employees.
10. Know the statutory rights of the employees in the various legislations.
11. Know the employment rights of the employees in relation to express and implied terms of n employment contract.
12. Understand the approach in disciplining employees and if not dismissing employees without running infringing the employment law.
13. Know how to manage poor performers.
14. Know how to manage employees with frequent absenteeism, lateness, sick leave.
15. Managing employees who are union members.
A competent Line Manager / Supervisor and HR Business Partner must have the skills and knowledge in the following:
1. Introduction and the nature of employment law .
2. Who are your employees – Is someone an employee or not?
3. Manpower planning/budgeting
4. Selection interview of job prospects ( diversity and non-discrimination )
5. The employment contract of employees
6. Statutory employment rights –pays, hours and holidays
7. Contractual employment rights
8. Discipline of employees
9. Handling poor performers
10. Handling of employees who are on frequent sick leave (Malingerers ? ), refusal to do overtime, refusal to work on rest day, etc
11. Statutory employment legislation ( know the purpose and coverage of employees
12. Trade union membership, duties and activities
Lecture and case studies.
Who should attend?
Line Managers, Supervisors, HR Business Partners.
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