Elaine Blackwood, President of Richwood Consulting Group, LLC, is an accomplished Employment Attorney and Human Resources Manager. Throughout her years of experience, she saw clients coming to her with matters that had snowballed to litigation make the same comment, “I didn’t know that!” The legal matters she has litigated were caused more by ignorance of the law or company policies than a desire to violate them. She has seen financial waste, business disruption, and emotional pain caused by managers who are simply unaware of the employment laws under which they are required to operate. Many wait until it is too late to avoid legal fireworks.
Our purpose is to train both managers and non-managers to recognize employment law landmines so they can avoid the fallout that comes from stepping on them. Trainers and investigators from Richwood Consulting Group have years of Employment Law and/or Human Resources experience which is used to increase awareness of the types of situations that can give rise to legal exposure and provide strategies for handling them.