HR Compliance Essentials

Basic Training Requirements for all Companies

Harassment & Discrimination, Retaliation, FMLA, and the ADA are often the most common workplace violations experienced by employers. However, these issues rarely receive the attention they deserve, until you find out you have a problem.

Title VII

Mandatory anti-harassment training is a key tool in mitigating harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Anti-Bullying training is also included.


Qualifying employers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure employees receive the benefits they are entitled to. Are your managers adequately equipped?


Whether you use a TPA or manage in-house, your managers have to be aware of their responsibilities and obligations under the ADA.

Every company's pain point...

We all know we should, and in many cases are legally required to train our employees and managers on issues like Harassment and Discrimination, Retaliation, FMLA and the ADA. However, do you understand the costs for failing to adequately train your staff or the mishandling of a situation?

Lawsuits and fines associated with violations for these standards are not going away. Recent examples include:

Whether you have 15 employees or 15,000 employees, your responsibility to comply with State and Federal training requirements are the same. The difference is the big guys have a much larger budget and team to address these issues.

empathiHR’s Complaince Package removes the guesswork and makes training your employees easy, without overly burdening your HR department.

How does empathiHR solve this?

empathiHR’s Compliance Package includes the training courses you need to train your staff on, regardless of your state(s) of operation. Courses are delivered via our intuitive user interface with assessments and built in reporting.

You are not only training your employees, you’re establishing what is and is not allowed in your company, and equipping your managers with the necessary tools to recognize and address issues as they arise. Further, in doing so, you’re establishing your company’s Affirmative Defense.

Training your employees shouldn’t be painful or burdensome. Let empathiHR help you get compliant and develop a more productive workplace.

What is the Affirmative Defense?

The Affirmative Defense was the defense articulated in front of the Supreme Court in Faragher v. Boca Raton and Burlington Industries v. Ellerth, both in 1998.

Why it's important...

The Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense can be used by employers in claims of harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In order to use this defense companies must be able to demonstrate they "exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior; and the complainant employee unreasonably failed to take advantage of any preventive or corrective opportunities provided by the employer to avoid harm otherwise".

What video training is included in the empathiHR Compliance Package?

Federal (Title VII) Harassment and Discrimination

Applies to all companies nationwide with 15 or more employees.

The following States require have mandated specific training:

  • New York Compliant Course

    Employers with 1 or more employees are required to provide harassment prevention training

  • California Compliant Course

    Employers with 5 or more employees must provide 1 hour of training to nonsupervisory employees and 2 hours of training for supervisors and managers once every two years

  • Delaware Compliant Course

    Employers with 50 or more employees must provide training to all employees

  • Illinois Compliant Course

    All employers or employers with employees working in Illinois must provide training

  • Maine Compliant Course

    All employers with 15 or more employees must provide training. Additional training required for Supervisory and Manager employees

  • Connecticut Compliant Course

    Employers with 3 or more employees must provide two hours of training to all employees.

    Employers with fewer than 3 employees must provide two hours of training to all supervisory employees

  • Anti-Discrimination for Managers

    Intended for front line supervisors and managers, this course is will help to make supervisors and managers aware of what actions and behaviors may be discriminatory and how to better communicate with and lead employees while avoiding discrimination, whether it be inadvertent or intentional.


  • Navigating the ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance for Managers


  • Understanding the FMLA for Managers
  • Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Understanding the FMLA for Employees


  • Emergency Contact Information in the Workplace
  • Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event
  • Anti-Bullying