Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
January 9, 2024
Partnering with a compliance training provider that has in-house legal expertise offers benefits to employers big and small. Most importantly, ongoing legal review of course content is necessary to make sure training is legally accurate, up-to-date and meets applicable training requirements.
Moreover, using a training provider with in-house legal professionals reduces the burden that organizations face in navigating the constantly changing legal landscape. Small businesses often have limited resources and find it impossible to monitor continually evolving legal requirements. HR professionals frequently wear multiple hats and lack the time and expertise to ensure that the training they provide employees — from harassment prevention to data privacy to workplace safety reflects — reflects current legal standards. Partnering with a training provider that possesses in-house legal knowledge can help fill this gap to avoid potential oversights and stay compliant.
In larger organizations, the scale and complexity of compliance requirements can be overwhelming. HR professionals may struggle to keep training programs aligned with the latest requirements and legal standards across multiple jurisdictions, both in the U.S. and outside it. External compliance training partners with specialized legal knowledge can provide additional support and a fresh perspective.
Additional advantages of having a compliance training partner with legal expertise include:
Legal experts in compliance training can help tailor programs to suit the unique regulatory challenges faced by an organization and industry to ensure that employees receive training that is relevant to their roles and specific legal obligations. This includes providing nuanced scenarios that employees often encounter at work to help facilitate understanding and make training more engaging and effective.
Adapting Policy and Handbooks to Legal Changes
A compliance training partner with legal expertise can offer ongoing support beyond training. This can include consultation services, periodic updates on regulatory changes, assistance in developing and implementing policies and procedures, and providing up-to-date employee handbooks.
A compliance training provider with in-house lawyers can help your business identify risk management strategies to reduce the likelihood of legal issues arising within an organization, safeguard its reputation and avoid financial penalties due to non-compliance.
Advantages in Litigation
If an organization does face a lawsuit, being able to prove that employees were provided with accurate, comprehensive and current training can be vital to assert defenses, avoid punitive damages or even avoid liability altogether. A provider with legal expertise can help your organization demonstrate that your organization fulfilled its obligations to educate its employees on the legal issues they need to know.
Traliant Legal Expertise
Traliant’s in-house team of six lawyers ensures that training courses are legally accurate and up to date with federal, state and local laws and requirements. We can also analyze your policies and handbooks as a service and offer guidance on training curriculum to mitigate risks. For a free preview of compliance training courses, click here.