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Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar

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Chicago, Illinois | September 23 - 24, 2019

Do you know how to conduct a lawful workplace 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

Scenario investigations include:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Complaints of discrimination
  • Safety concerns
  • Medical issues
  • Circumstances where employee witnesses would prefer not to voluntarily participate.

 

Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar
Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC

September 23-24, 2019
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.

Westin Michigan Avenue with view of Lake MichiganWestin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312-943-7200
 
 

Immerse yourself amid a dazzling downtown landscape at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. Find your respite in stylishly appointed hotel rooms and suites, featuring spacious floor plans, fantastic views, 55-inch flat screen televisions, Heavenly® Beds and signature bath amenities. Explore an incredible assemblage of attractions, including Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, United Center, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field and Navy Pier. Thrill your palate with distinctive fare at The Grill on the Alley, named to the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News. Plan flawless meetings and social affairs in 37,000 square feet of sophisticated event space, enhanced by custom catering and expert planning. After a day of business or fun, exhilarate your body in our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or soothe your senses at our Body Rituals Boutique Spa. This  hotel is a contemporary haven amid the lively pulse of downtown Chicago.

 

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $237.00 + 17.4% tax per night
Group rate available until August 26, 2019 or when sold out*

  • Reservations by phone:  312-943-7200 please reference group name Institute for Applied Management & Law

 

 

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

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact Cara Adams at cara.adams@iaml.com or 949-760-1700.

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
This 2019 program has been submitted for 13 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. 2019 programs have been submitted for 13 PDCs.

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 2-day program.

WorldatWork
This program can be reported for CCP, GRP, CBP and WLCP recertification credit.
 

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
This 2-day program is eligible for CHHR recertification credit.

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

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.)

Arkansas
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Arkansas Office of Professional Programs for 13 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 13 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 13 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.

California
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 13 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.

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 13 hours. Florida credits are based on a 50-minute hour; therefore, this course is eligible for 15.5 MCLE 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 13 hours. 

Indiana
This course has been submitted to the Indiana Supreme Court Office of Admissions and Continuing Education for 13 hours.

Maine
Maine attorneys are eligible to receive 13 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.

Mississippi
This course has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on CLE for 13 hours.

Missouri
This course has been submitted to the Missouri State Bar for 15.5 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 780 minutes (15.5 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 13 hours. 

New York
An attorney completing an eligible Approved Jurisdiction course (which includes California) may claim 15.5 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 13 hours.

Ohio
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 13 hours.

Pennsylvania
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Pennsylvania in the amount of 13 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.

Tennessee
This course has been submitted to the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization for 13.0 credit hours.
 
Vermont
This course has been submitted to the Vermont Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners for 13.0 credit hours.
 
Wisconsin
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 15.5 credit hours.
 
Other States
Contact us to ask about getting your state approved. IAML requests 45 days prior notification that you wish such credit.  An additional charge for CLE application and/or reporting fees may be required.

 

The registration fee for the Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations 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 2019 Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations Seminar from your organization is received, each subsequent registrant from your organization who attends the Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations Seminar in 2019 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.