Employment Law Defenses in a Slumping Economy

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With the economy in turmoil, we're losing a lot of jobs. The unemployment rate dictates the pace of employment law litigation in this country. The fewer jobs that are available, the more attractive and lucrative litigation becomes. It's why during tough economic times, employers need to invest rather than cut back on their employment law compliance programs. Recognizing the challenges of limited budgets and limited time, ELT, an e-learning provider specializing in ethics and compliance, has released "The Integrity Suite," which replaces traditional hour-long single-subject courses with concise, powerful training vignettes on a variety of employment-law-related topics.

The Integrity Suite's practical content is based on hundreds of actual cases -- and anticipates the latest employment law trends that we see coming on the horizon.

Shoring up Employment Law Defenses in a Slumping Economy: Training that Meets Budget and Time Constraints

San Francisco, CA With the economy in turmoil, we're not just losing our investments and access to credit; we're losing jobs -- lots of them. And the unemployment rate dictates the pace of employment law litigation in this country. Just a 1.5% increase in unemployment can lead to a 21% increase in case filings.* The fewer jobs that are available, the more attractive and lucrative litigation becomes.

It's why during tough economic times, employers need to invest seriously in their employment law compliance programs.

Recognizing the challenges of limited budgets and limited time, ELT, an e-learning provider specializing in ethics and compliance, has released "The Integrity Suite" -- a completely new approach to employee and manager training. The course teaches the workforce about the most critical employment laws, and as importantly, helps employers establish powerful defenses to a variety of employment law claims.

"In the current economic climate, employers are more exposed than ever. This is the time to invest strategically in compliance training that can actually prevent missteps, and build a shield for your organization," said Shanti Atkins, President & CEO of ELT. "The key is to target those areas that represent tangible risk -- like discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour -- and provide training that is short and impactful."

The Integrity Suite replaces clunky, hour-long, single-subject courses with concise training vignettes on a variety of the most critical employment law topics. Designed as an interactive news program, complete with news anchors, breaking stories and viewer call-in segments, learners are presented with customizable "newcasts" that fit their company's values and culture. Employers choose the specific subjects they want to cover. The real-world workplace scenarios are just 10-15 minutes long, and keep learners engaged as they apply critical lessons throughout the program.

Ensuring the Integrity Suite's legal accuracy and real-life relevance, legal content is provided exclusively by Littler Mendelson, the world's largest employment law firm. "Addressing the key challenges we see our clients face everyday -- at work, in arbitration and mediation, in the courtroom -- was our top priority," said Garry Mathiason, senior shareholder at Littler and Chair of the Corporate Compliance Practice Group. "The Integrity Suite's practical content is based on hundreds of actual cases -- and anticipates the latest employment law trends that we see coming on the horizon."

For more information on the Integrity Suite, or to view a demo, visit http://www.elt-inc.com/solutions/integrity_suite/integrity_suite.html
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*The Changing Nature of Employment Discrimination Litigation, 43 Stan. Law. Rev. 983 (1991).

ELT provides employers of all sizes and across multiple industries with online compliance training of unparalleled content and technology. Featured in the New York Times and Fortune Small Business Magazine as one of the premier online training providers, ELT's programs have been used by more than 3 million learners in more than 1,000 leading organizations across the United States. ELT's courseware is built upon the renowned legal expertise of the global law firms Littler Mendelson and Shearman & Sterling, using Legal Engineering™ to help establish invaluable defenses to workplace litigation. Demos of ELT's courseware can be found at http://www.elt-inc.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

Media Contact:
Kendal Peterson, 415.962.3424
kpeterson@elt-inc.com

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