The Williams Group Shares HR Expertise at Energy Battery Group Annual Meeting

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Leading management consultant team addresses Energy Battery Group Attendees with pros and cons discussion of work litigation from both employer and employee perspectives.

Our trademark is to go beyond the ‘talking heads’ and deliver a more lively presentation approach.

The principals of The Williams Group (TWG), a management consulting firm specializing in human resource management and employee relations, shared their HR expertise in a point/counterpoint format before the Energy Battery Group’s Annual Convention in Anaheim, California. The presentation presented both the employer and employee perspective on potentially litigious employment issues and was well received by the group of 450 convention attendees.

T. Hensley “Ted” Williams, J.D., Principal Consultant at TWG, and his son Joshua R. Williams, Esq., Managing Attorney at JRW Law, made a joint presentation to the group with Ted Williams representing the employer and Joshua Williams the employees. The presentation reviewed strategies, tactics, and approaches to address a variety of employee relations issues, including:

  • Hiring, firing and employee evaluations
  • Training managers and supervisors
  • Employee handbooks and their legal importance
  • Overtime issues and back-pay
  • Sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Vacation and paid sick leave
  • Worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance claims
  • The Affordable Health Care Act and its impact

During the presentation, Ted Williams offered specific examples demonstrating how employers could avoid frivolous lawsuits and prevent management errors that could result in employee lawsuits. Joshua Williams offered the alternate perspective, reviewing the weaknesses he looks for in employment cases and how he exploits those employer weaknesses to win large court and pre-court settlements.

“Our trademark is to go beyond the ‘talking heads’ and deliver a more lively presentation approach,” said Ted Williams. “In fact, EBG President Rick Hallock said we are just what the doctor ordered,’ giving EBG business owners and manager more insight than they get from similar presentations. We often address topics related to executive management and employment strategies, and we always use a more dramatic approach to make the information more memorable and more interesting.”

In addition to one-to-one consulting, TWG offers HR seminars and workshops covering a wide range of timely topics. Seminars average from one to four hours and are accompanied by workbooks, case studies, interactive discussions, and more.

For more details about TWG’s complete consulting and seminar series, visit

About The Williams Group

Based in Des Moines, the Williams Group offers full-service human resource and management consulting and training to management in both the private and public sectors. The firm specializes in working with small start-ups and companies that are expanding to become larger corporations with 10,000 or more employees.

The Williams Group offers extensive coaching and guidance to employers, and advises employees looking for new strategies to thrive in the 21st century workplace. The Williams Group has a national practice, and consultants are available on-site, via Skype, FaceTime, Google+, or video teleconference to resolve workforce and workplace issues.

For more information, visit

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