How to Write a Legal Performance Improvement Plan

Employment law expert Richard Verstegen will show you how to draft and monitor PIPs. You will learn how to avoid the legal consequences of non-compliance.

What You'll Learn

  • What are the elements of a lawful Performance Improvement Plan?
  • How can you notify employees of expectations and standards?
  • What are compliant monitoring methods?
  • How should you identify the consequences of an employee’s failure to improve?
  • How does a PIP relate to performance evaluations, warnings, and reprimands?
  • What are the most serious legal mistakes you should avoid?
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Training Overview

Are your Performance Improvement Plans legally compliant? Learn how to avoid serious pitfalls and improve performance.

Designed to address employee performance deficiencies, Performance Improvement Plans can demotivate team members and lead to lawsuits if not handled correctly.

You must draft and track PIPs carefully to ensure your organization is legally compliant. If a PIP is not specific or monitored, disciplining or terminating an employee may be difficult.

  • What are the elements of a lawful Performance Improvement Plan?
  • How can you notify employees of expectations and standards?
  • What are compliant monitoring methods?
  • How should you identify the consequences of an employee’s failure to improve?
  • How does a PIP relate to performance evaluations, warnings, and reprimands?
  • What are the most serious legal mistakes you should avoid?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Human resources professionals
  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Finance professionals
  • Operations managers
  • Safety managers
  • Employee relations staff
  • Location managers
  • Division supervisors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executive directors
  • Senior management
  • Program directors
APPROVAL AND VALIDITY
Credits
  • This program has been approved for 1.25 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
What's included
Training includes
  • 1.25 HRCI, 1.25 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen
  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School