In a session titled “Putting Out Fires: Hot Topics in Law Firm HR,” at a recent conference of the Association of Legal Administrators, the presenter slowly and dramatically called out sexual harassment as --
“The. Single. Most. Important. Topic…” that law firm administrators are facing today. Period.
His point was reinforced by the fact that a separate session the next day – by a different presenter – focused entirely on recognizing and preventing harassment. No doubt it is a hot topic.
From the many conversations we’ve had recently with partners, administrators, HR personnel, and general counsel, we share a few “Tips of the Week” here to keep in mind:
New York employers:
A New York partner recently told us that he “has the NY requirements covered” as he already delivers a live program once a year to everyone in the firm. We asked, “How are you meeting the requirements that all new employees be trained within 30 days of their start date?” His response: “Oh, is that a requirement? I wasn’t aware.”
About the Tip of the Week!
One of the most frequent questions we get from our law firm clients is “What are other firms doing?” or “What kinds of projects are you working on for others that might spark some innovative ideas for us?”