Interactive Program Addresses the Latest Requirements of California Law
February 26, 2007 (New York, N.Y.) — Proskauer Rose LLP's labor and employment law department, one of the nation's most prestigious employment-law practices, and WeComply, Inc., the leading provider of customizable online compliance training, have teamed up to offer the first and only online anti-harassment training program enhanced with "Speed-Bump™" technology. The completely updated "Preventing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation" training program satisfies new regulations under California AB1825, which requires companies to provide their California supervisors at least two hours of anti-harassment training every two years.
The training draws on Proskauer's renowned employment-law content to help supervisors recognize and deal with all forms of workplace discrimination and harassment. The two-hour program combines text, video vignettes, interactive exercises, video commentary from Proskauer attorneys, links to news items and other ancillary resources, and a final quiz/game to assess employees' understanding of the material. The program tracks usage, elapsed time and scoring and reports this information to the company for compliance-auditing purposes.
WeComply developed the Speed-Bump technology to address one of the most vexing problems with computer-based training: the tendency of some users to click through too quickly and without focusing sufficiently on the training content. When a WeComply program senses a "quick-click" through important content, it automatically adds a series of "speed bumps" in the form of additional content that slows the user down and rounds out the learning experience.
"Employee training is an essential component of every company's efforts to manage the risks of workplace discrimination and harassment, and the 'stickier' the training content, the more effective the training will be in the eyes of the law," said Paul Salvatore, the Proskauer employment-law partner who spearheaded the new program for the firm. "Speed-Bumps" give our training an added edge to ensure that supervisors receive and attend to all the training the law requires," he said.
About Proskauer Rose
Founded in 1875, Proskauer is one of the nation's largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton, Newark, Boston and Paris. The firm can be found online at www.proskauer.com.
WeComply is the leading provider of customizable online compliance training, offering more than 40 programs on such topics as business ethics, workplace discrimination and harassment, information security, privacy, international law, and Code of Conduct. For more information about online ethics and compliance training, visit www.wecomply.com.