Effective Employee Discipline LR101
Your disciplinary decisions are subject to rigorous scrutiny. As a result, anyone involved in formulating or implementing disciplinary decisions must have command of the principles of progressive discipline as well as a solid understanding of the best practices for administering discipline. At this workshop, experienced arbitrators and labor relations professionals will provide you with practical knowledge and insight about the discipline process. You will learn how to:
- Analyze discipline problems
- Conduct disciplinary interviews
- Prepare a disciplinary memorandum
- Respond effectively and appropriately to disciplinary problems
- Define and determine just cause
- What is progressive discipline?
- Key points in handling disciplinary interviews
- An employee's right to union representation
- Guidelines for preparing warning notices
- Identifying and establishing a "past practice"
- How past practices affect the disciplinary process
- Criteria used by arbitrators in deciding discipline cases
- Guidance for handling excessive absenteeism and alcohol and drug abuse cases
- When an employer can discipline for off-duty or off-premises misconduct
Who Will Benefit
Labor relations, human resource, operations supervisors and managers involved in the administration of discipline
Open enrollment workshops can be taken individually or as part of a certificate in Contract Administration Studies or Collective Bargaining Studies. They are also available as Labor Relations Customized Programs for your organization.
Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., Arbitrator, Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., has decided more than 10,000 cases in his 20 years as an arbitrator in the private sector in health care, broadcasting, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and wholesale industries. He also has extensive experience in the municipal and education sectors. He is author of Evidence and Proof in Arbitration.
Michael Wittenberg, Labor Relations Consultant, has 30 years of experience in all aspects of labor relations. He represents Westchester County (New York) and other municipalities in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements. Formerly, Mr. Wittenberg was the Director of Labor Relations for Westchester Country. Mr. Wittenberg is a member of the Board of Advisors at Cornell University's Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.