Training

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
  • GarrityWeingarten, 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 a 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.”

  • “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!”

Engage Mr. Wiley for your class and let his infectious enthusiasm for the law inspire your students and stimulate their thinking and creativity.

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

Wiley has worked at the graduate university level as an adjunct professor teaching MBA students about the real-world legal environment for managers and supervisors, and about legal and legislative issues. His breadth of legal experience and presentation skills make him an ideal teacher. Wiley has been able to leverage his litigation, advising, and training experience to create an engaging, lively learning environment. He is available to teach in any of his practice areas, with a focus on labor, employment, civil rights, business, and commercial law.

Moreover, Wiley has used his technical savvy to excel in the ever-expanding on-line teaching area. He has tremendous aptitude in both the WebCT and Blackboard online teaching formats. He leads to engaging online chats, discussion boards, and online interactions, and understands the advantages of online learning.

Student response to Wiley has been overwhelmingly favorable.
Wiley’s students have commented that:

  • “Professor Wiley was truly superb. I cannot possibly express how well he did in this class. He is clearly a great instructor and head and shoulders better than any other professor I’ve had in the program. It was his first role as an instructor at this university, and he pulled it off as if he’d been a professor for years. I hope he blesses many future classes with his talents.”

  • “I appreciated Professor Wiley’s professional experience. He is a highly respected lawyer. The cases he brought for discussion were ‘value added’ and the were real life situations that were applicable to managers.”

  • “I felt most engaged when Professor Wiley used real life case studies during his lecture. It was very applicable to the material covered in the chapters and gave a good perspective of things that happen in the court system.”

  • “I like Professor Wiley’s style. He does a great job of teaching/explaining the material. Very open to questions and being contacted outside of class.”

  • “Great Discussion. Professor Wiley kept things moving along while still allowing time for ample discussion and interesting tangent discussions to develop and be explored. Kudos!”

  • “I appreciate Professor Wiley’s structure in his lecture and his experience/prestige that he brings to the class. I appreciate his attention to detail.”

  • “The case studies helped me think critically and really dig into the legal system. I appreciated Professor Wiley’s structure during class lecture; this was by far one of my favorite classes.”

  • “Professor Wiley was able to provide really good expectations and structure throughout the class. I feel like I have a good understanding of what the class structure will be and what I will learn about legal issues.”

  • Students unanimously felt strongly that Professor Wiley was: “courteous and respectful to students”; “an effective facilitator and clear communicator”; “knowledgeable about the subject and materials”; and “skillful in highlighting the variety of voices and perspectives in the class.”