- Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, seasonal employees are required to training on workforce issues like sexual harassment and safety, Allen Smith writes for SHRM. Video learning can be an effective method of delivering this training, so long as it's compliant with regulations and seasonal employees sign off that they've participated in the training.
- Multiple attorneys advised Smith on the employment laws that are routinely violated by employers when it comes to seasonal workers, including: FLSA and overtime rules, harassment and discrimination charges, Affordable Care Act mistakes and failure to complete I-9 and criminal background checks.
- Pre-recorded videos can be a cost effective and timely method of educating seasonal workers on workplace legalities. All employees should be given the opportunity to speak with a point of contact in the human resource department should they have questions.
A point that one can learn from this article is that video training can be not only efficient, but a consistent way to train seasonal and regular employees. The content can be carefully designed to cover all the various workplace policies in less time than reading through an employee manual, after which, supplementary materials can be furnished.
A recent HR Dive brief on how to create training videos might help employers that are developing this valuable tool. Using scenarios based on the real tasks and situations that seasonal workers may encounter can go far in preparing them for a successful experience.