Employment and Legal Training

Wiley is a top-rated presenter and teacher, and has been retained to train thousands of Minnesota employees with respect to employment and labor law issues, and civil rights law.  He has presented at the national conference for the American Bar Association, at many Minnesota-based CLEs, before many professional groups, and for a multitude of employers.  He also periodically teaches POST-approved courses for law enforcement personnel.

Trainees have remarked that Wiley has a knack for making complex legal issues easy for employees, managers and supervisors to understand.  Moreover, he is noted for making dry subjects interesting.  Wiley focuses on using current cases to help employees understand how the laws apply to their day-to-day lives.  He prides himself on tailoring his training to a specific employer’s needs, and weaving current law with that employer’s policies to make an efficient and effective presentation.  He knows how to engage a crowd, using polling technology and other means to maintain trainee interest.  Consult with Wiley to train your employees in the following areas:

  • Harassment training, either generally or specifically tailored to your organization
  • How to conduct effective employee investigations, and unique aspects of investigations in the public sector.
  • Asking the Right Question the Right Way in Employment Investigations
  • Potential Pitfalls on Background Checks for Public and Private Employers
  • Recent Developments on the FLSA and Employee Due Process Rights
  • Cops that Can’t Do the Job: Brady, Giglio and Firearms Issues
  • Vexing Leave Issues: Intermittent Leaves, Doctor Certifications, and Mental Health
  • Legal issues confronted by managers and supervisors
  • Leave law compliance, including the Family Medical Leave Act and Minnesota leave laws
  • Advanced concepts in FMLA law
  • Constitutional issues for public employees, including due process rights
  • New Guidance From EEOC on using Arrest and Conviction Records
  • Advanced Veterans’ Preference Issues in Minnesota, including layoffs
  • Garrity, Weingarten and Loudermill Made Plain
  • Post Discipline Procedural Due Process
  • Past Practices, and Getting Out from Under Them
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Handling Grievances before Arbitration
  • Advanced Issues in Return to Work and Fit For Duty; ADA and FMLA
  • The ADA, and recent Amendments
  • The intersection of the FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Comp
  • The Law of Use of Force– Everything you think you know is wrong
  • Defending Against the Civil Rights Claim
  • Civil Rights Immunities
  • Advanced Concepts in Qualified Immunity
  • Nursing Mother Breaks: Federal and State Law Requirements
  • Background Checks on Current Employees
  • How Management Can Lawfully Counter Union Organizing
  • Management Rights in Labor Relations
  • Establishing the Ellerth/Faragher Affirmative Defense in Harassment Cases
  • Terminations under the Veteran’s Preference Act
  • Practical Advice for Law Enforcement Misconduct Litigation
  • Defending the Monell Claim- Motions to Dismiss and Bifurcate
  • The Prison Litigation Reform Act; Weapons for the Defense
  • Taser Law; Litigation and Practical Applications
  • Winning Every Section 1983 case
  • An Overview of Retaliation and Whistleblowing
  • Anti-Harassment Training for Supervisors
  • Deliberate Indifference Claims in Jail Litigation
  • Off Duty Misconduct in Law Enforcement
  • What to do with a Law Enforcement Officer that Loses Credibility
  • RLUIPA and Religious Civil Rights Claims
  • The Benefits of Employment Contracts
  • Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence
  • Determining whether worker is an Employee or Independent Contractor
  • Workplace Privacy Issues
  • Creative Lay-Offs
  • Wage and Hour basics
  • Preparing Your Case for Labor Arbitration
  • Responding to an MHRA or EEOC Charge
  • The Ethics of Labor Negotiation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: Preparing for Compelled Audits
  • Strip Searches Now– life after Florence
  • Retaliation Litigation
  • Arbitration Agreements in Employment
  • Miscreants and Ne’er-Do-Wells- Compelled Hiring in the Public Sector
  • Military Leave Law
  • Employee Screening Issues

The following is a sample of feedback Wiley has received after teaching at his seminars or performing employer training.  Wiley is rated an “excellent speaker” by 95% of  seminar trainees.  Clearly, he has earned his reputation as one of the best employer trainers in Minnesota.

  • “Greg conducted our anti-harassment training that is routinely required for all employees. As part of the training, he reviewed our current policies and made suggestions for updates. The information he provided was timely and interesting and the examples he used really kept everyone’s attention. Several employees, from Department Heads to line staff, told me that it was the best trainer they had seen present on this topic.”
  • “Mr. Wiley does a wonderful job training managers and employees in an interesting and engaging manner.   Interesting and well presented. Better than some of the presentations that have cost of thousands of dollars more.”
  • “I really enjoyed Mr. Wiley’s piece.  Finally someone who went in-depth instead of discussing the parts that we already know.”
  • “Effectively communicates the subject.”
  • Provides “a lot of legal information in a short time.”
  • “Mr. Wiley did a wonderful job.”
  • “The presenter was up-to-date on the laws.  A great speaker. Makes a potentially boring topic interesting.”
  • “Mr. Wiley did a great job of providing complex material in a ‘light’ way.  Enjoyed the real life stories and case law – makes it seem real. Great speaker – great teacher!”

Wiley is available to train in one-hour increments (including lunch hour briefings), half-day, full-day, and multiple-day settings.