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Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar

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Las Vegas, Nevada | October 17 - 18, 2016

Do you know how to conduct a lawful investigation?

The objective of an internal investigation is to discover facts on which to make a sensible and lawful decision.  Done correctly, an investigation should resolve a problem and prevent it from re-occurring, whether the issue is misconduct, a performance situation, harassment, discrimination or a workplace accident.

In addition to saving potentially millions of dollars in litigation costs and lost productivity, a lawfully conducted investigation can nip workplace problems in the bud, thus keeping businesses operating smoothly—and out of court. 

Making the right decision often turns on the quality of the investigation that has been conducted. Without the facts, decision-making is flawed and can expose the employer to significant liability. 

This uniquely interactive and comprehensive program will provide investigators with a framework of legal and best practices knowledge and will give you the confidence, skills and techniques needed to properly conduct an effective investigation.

Over the course of 2 days, you will actively engage in detailed, “real time” investigations as the attorney-instructor guides you through the investigatory process; giving important pointers and recommendations throughout.  Participants will learn how to handle complaints legally by gaining actual experience in interviewing witnesses and evaluating evidence.  By going through the process of conducting several types of investigations everyone will be able to use their newly acquired skills through interaction with classmates and the attorney-instructor.  This interaction will help build confidence and will embed the learning.

After completing this course you will have learned:

  • How to recognize workplace situations that require an investigation
  • How to develop an investigation plan
  • How to collect and record evidence
  • The rights of the parties involved in an investigation
  • How to identify and interview the plaintiff, witnesses and the respondent
  • How to assemble statements and write a thorough and defensible report
  • When and what information can, and should, be released to the involved parties
  • How to make recommendations about next steps after the investigation is complete

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn step-by-step guidelines for investigating any complaint
  • Be proactive and avoid the legal pitfalls of investigations
  • Know what steps to take to minimize your liability
  • Understand what sexual harassment is—and what it isn’t
  • Get a realistic view of the timing of investigations
  • Get beneficial advice on handling evidence
  • Keep your work force running smoothly during and after an investigation
  • Guard against retaliation and subsequent inappropriate misconduct

During the program, the following scenarios will be discussed:

  1. Sexual Harassment - A manager seeks to become romantically involved with a subordinate and is turned down.  This investigation will be on both how to investigate the details of “at-work” and “away-from-work” circumstances that also involves retaliation after the complaint is handled by HR.
  1. Medical Leave -  A supervisor is concerned about an employee who took medical leave during a large project, leaving the work group short-handed.  The investigation includes a discussion of medical and leave issues and the limits that may apply; as well as dealing with medical information that is, by nature, confidential.  This investigation also involves an analysis of whether the employee should have received a needed accommodation upon returning to work.
  1. Ethics Violation -  An employee notifies HR that a co-worker is profiting from a relationship with a vendor and is also misusing corporate funds regarding the entertainment of the vendor.
  1. Threat of Violence -  There is a rumor that an employee has a gun in their car, they might be dangerous and they may have threatened another employee.  You will learn how to conduct this investigation when the threatened employee doesn’t wish to talk about it.
  1. Equal Pay -  A female manager believes she is being paid less than a number of similar male managers.  The investigatory aspects of this scenario are complicated both factually and legally as evaluating pay differences is quite complicated.  During this investigation we will explore issues of attorney client privilege, the line between investigations and audits, and the risks of creating investigative reports that include recommendations for compliance actions.
  1. Credibility -  This is a fact investigation where issues of credibility are crucial to the findings in the investigation.  Many investigators are hesitant to make credibility determinations, but such determinations are legitimate and important.
  1. Using and Acquiring Evidence via Social Media - We will conduct an investigation where the evidence is mostly in the form of social media, which means   that the exercise will focus on how to use social media to obtain evidence, what the limits are on privacy and social media and how to discuss social media evidence with witnesses in the investigation.
     

Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC

October 17-18, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

*We reserve the right to change instructors when such changes are advisable for academic reasons or when circumstances are beyond our control.

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Come out and play and stay at Harrah’s Las Vegas. It’s not just a Las Vegas Strip hotel – this resort is right at the heart of the most fabulous city on earth! Harrah’s Las Vegas accommodations include more than 2,500 beautiful hotel rooms and suites, 86,664 square feet of casino space, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, a unique variety of retail options and, of course, the entertainment you would expect from a Vegas hotel destination such as Harrah’s.  Looking for a bite to eat?  Try the unpretentious down-home cooking and laid back fun at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, enjoy a steak at Ruth's Chris Steak House or visit the Fulton Street Food Hall.  After (or before) dinner, drinks can be had at one of several bars.  Don't forget dessert at the Ice Pan.  Carnaval Court is a unique Harrah’s Las Vegas nightlife destination and much more, starting while the sun is high over the sky! Much more than a Las Vegas nightclub, Carnaval Court is an open-air street party at the center of the Strip.  Day and night, you can enjoy music from live bands and DJs who keep the lively, diverse crowds smiling and grooving. Charismatic flair bartenders dazzle as they prepare your drinks, and you can even test your luck at blackjack tables.  You can visit sister property, Rio Las Vegas, by using the free shuttle service. From the Rio, you can take the shuttle back to Harrah's, or visit other sister properties: Bally's and Paris!

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $85.00 + $29.00 Resort Fee + 12% tax per night
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*Discounted rate for IAML seminar attendees only and is not valid for the general public

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HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
This program has been approved for 16.75 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Earn 16.75 PDCs by attending this 2½ day seminar.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
Earn 20.0 Continuing Education Credits towards CEBS recertification through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) by attending this 2½-day program.

WorldatWork
This program has been submitted to WorldatWork for CCP, GRP, CBP and WLCP recertification credit.

State Boards of Accountancy
Individual State Boards of Accountancy may accept IAML courses for continuing education. 

Human Capital Institute (HCI)
This program is eligible for HCS, SWP and MHCS recertification credit.

American Staffing Association (ASA)
This 2½-day program is eligible for CSP, TSC and CSC recertification credit.

National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
This 2½-day program is eligible for CPC, CTS, PRC and CERS recertification credit.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
This 2½-day program is eligible for CHHR recertification credit.

National Association of Legal Assistants
CP’s can receive credit for attending any IAML program that has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (see list below.)

National Federation of Paralegal Associations
PACE Registered Paralegals and CORE Registered Paralegals can receive credit for attending any IAML program that has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (see list below.)

American Alliance of Paralegals
AACP’s can receive credit for attending any IAML program that has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (see list below.)

Continuing Legal Education
(Additional fees for CLE application and/or reporting fees may apply.)

Alabama
This course has been submitted to the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for 16.8 CLE credit hours.

Alaska
Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other jurisdictions if the program has been accredited by another CLE jurisdiction (which includes California.) The State Bar of California has approved this program for 16.75 hours.

Arizona
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 16.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.

Arkansas
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Arkansas for 16.8 CLE credit hours.

California
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 16.75 credit hours. IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum, continuing legal education.

Colorado
This program qualifies for credit reciprocity in the amount of 20.0 credit hours.

Connecticut
IAML is an accredited sponsor of CLE activities. This course has been approved for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Florida
Florida Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other jurisdictions if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction (which includes California.) This program has been approved by the State Bar of California for 16.75 hours. Florida credits are based on a 50-minute hour, therefore this course is eligible for 20.0 MCLE credit hours.

Georgia
IAML is an accredited sponsor of CLE activities. This course has been approved by the State Bar of Georgia for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Hawaii
Attorneys licensed in Hawaii who attend a course that has been approved for credit by a Hawaii State Bar approved jurisdiction (which includes California) may claim the CLE credits from the course or activity without seeking prior Board approval for the course or activity. This program has been approved by the State Bar of California for 16.75 hours. 

Idaho
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Idaho MCLE Commission for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Illinois
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Illinois for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Indiana
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Indiana for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Iowa
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Iowa for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Kansas
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Kansas for 20.0 CLE credit hours.

Kentucky
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Kentucky for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Louisiana
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Louisiana for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Maine
Maine attorneys are eligible to receive 16.75 credit hours for this program through Maine’s reciprocity provision that allows credit hours for courses or activities approved by another MCLE state (which includes California) and certified by that state’s CLE regulatory authority will be accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine.

Minnesota
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Minnesota for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Mississippi
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Mississippi for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Missouri
This course has been submitted to the State Bar of Missouri for 20.0 CLE credit hours.

Montana
This course has been submitted to the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Nebraska
This course has been submitted to the Nebraska MCLE Commission for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Nevada
This course is has been submitted to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

New Hampshire
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the New Hampshire MCLE requirement. IAML believes this course meets the requirements of New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 1005 minutes (16.75 hours) toward the annual NHMCLE requirement. New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance.

New Jersey
Attorneys licensed in New Jersey who attend an out-of-state CLE course that has been approved for credit by a New Jersey State Bar approved jurisdiction (which includes California) may claim the CLE credits from the course or activity without seeking prior Board approval for the course or activity. This program has been approved by the State Bar of California for 16.75 hours. 

New Mexico
This course has been submitted to the New Mexico MCLE Board for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

New York
An attorney completing an eligible Approved Jurisdiction course  (which includes California) may claim 20.0 hours of New York CLE credit in accordance with the requirements of the Program Rules, Regulations and Guidelines. This program has been approved by the State Bar of California.

North Carolina
This course has been submitted to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

North Dakota
This course has been submitted to the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Ohio
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Oklahoma
This course has been submitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association MCLE Commission for 20.0 CLE credit hours.

Oregon
Attorneys licensed in Oregon who attend a CLE course that has been approved for credit by an Oregon State Bar approved jurisdiction (Idaho, Utah and Washington) may claim the CLE credits from the course without seeking prior Board approval for the course or activity. This program has been submitted to the Idaho State Bar MCLE Commission for 16.75 hours. 

Pennsylvania
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Pennsylvania in the amount of 16.5 credit hours. IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of Pennsylvania governing minimum continuing legal education.

South Carolina
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on CLE and Specialization for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Tennessee
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Texas
This course has been approved by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Division for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Utah
This course has been submitted to the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Vermont
This course has been submitted to the Vermont Board of Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

Virginia
This course has been submitted to the Virginia MCLE Board for 20.0 CLE credit hours.

Washington
This course has been submitted to the Washington State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 16.75 CLE credit hours.

West Virginia
This course has been submitted to the West Virginia Bar MCLE Board for 20.0 CLE credit hours.

Wisconsin
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 20.0 CLE credit hours.

Wyoming
This course has been submitted to the Wyoming State Bar for 16.0 CLE credit hours.

The registration fee for the Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar is $1,575.00. This fee includes the seminar manual, coffee breaks and a reception the first evening. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner are on your own.)

After the first registration for a 2016 Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar from your organization is received, each subsequent registrant from your organization who attends the Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar in 2016 is entitled to a $50.00 discount upon request at the time of registration. Discounts not combinable with other discount offers. Past participants of this seminar are entitled to a $100.00 discount, upon request at the time of registration.

Very attractive discounts are available to organizations which send 5 or more participants to IAML seminars in any 12 month period. Participants do not necessarily need to attend the seminar at the same location or time.

A minimum of one half of the total fees due to IAML should accompany your registration, or a Purchase Order Number should be provided. The total fees payable should be received by IAML at least two weeks prior to the seminar. Arrangements such as deferred billing can be made to accommodate special circumstances by contacting us. IAML accepts payment by check, EFT or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Visa.) 

While registrations may be accepted within the two weeks prior to the beginning of the seminar, we suggest that you call IAML to confirm space availability.

Participants will receive a full refund if IAML receives written notification that they will be unable to attend at least two weeks prior to their program's starting date. Otherwise, participants are liable for the entire fee. Registrants requesting a transfer to another program within this two week period will be charged an additional fee of $150.00. You may substitute an associate at any time.

Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. IAML has made arrangements for participants to receive a special group rate at the hotels where the seminars will be held. To ensure that you will receive a room at the special group rate, please make your hotel reservations at least four weeks in advance of the seminar and mention that you are participating in an Institute for Applied Management & Law seminar.

Please note: If you experience any difficulty in making your hotel reservation, even within the four weeks prior to the seminar you wish to attend, please call IAML. Through IAML's contacts, there is a good possibility that we can help you secure a reservation at the seminar hotel.

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