In episode 57, Coffey talks with Michael J. Mirarchi about the importance of legal training for leaders to prevent employment litigations.

They discuss the difference between defending against employment litigation and avoiding employment litigation; the importance of teaching leaders what they should focus on instead of what they should avoid; what are the key components of “good faith efforts” of legal compliance; how using scripts for sensitive employment relations issues helps keeping leaders out of trouble; the difference between empathy and sympathy; the best way to handle employment terminations; how to communicate and provide feedback to candidates who aren’t hired; how to handle insubordination in the workplace; and why employment at will should never be used in termination conversations.

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Michael Mirarchi

Michael Mirarchi

Michael J. Mirarchi is recognized as a leading expert in employment-related lawsuit prevention. As an Employee Relations Counselor, he is dedicated to helping employers stay litigation-free.
Drawing from over 30 years of experience in employment and labor law, as an employer defense attorney and as a Human Resources Vice President, he developed an innovative program. Through it, participants acquire significantly increased practical knowledge and a higher level of confidence in addressing employee relations issues than they have ever had before. He has presented his “Reset the Clock” program over 1,285 times to more than 32,000 leaders at employer facilities across North America.

In 2013, Mike was recognized as the first inductee into the HRSouthwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame. Over the last 25 years, he has consistently been one of the highest-rated speakers, excelling in content, professionalism and delivery.

In conjunction with various employer, industry and professional associations, he has conducted live TV broadcasts, webinars and on-line employee relations programs, in addition to presenting at their regional and national conferences.

Mr. Mirarchi has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Seton Hall University.


  1. Vivian Parr

    Great information. Mike mentioned a book that included scripts for addressing employee relations issue.
    Is it possible for me to purchase the book and or attend the class?

  2. Candace

    Good information for managers to help them become better managers.


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