Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation in the United States

Date(s) of Presentation
January 12, 2010
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This webinar is a follow-up to the October 2009 webinar on conducting employee investigations, but will be devoted exclusively to addressing the special and unique issues that arise when investigating employee misconduct in the United States. It will discuss the practical and legal issues that employers need to know, including:

  • Standard of proof - how much evidence you need to decide if misconduct occurred
  • How to effectively interview the accuser, the accused and neutral witnesses
  • How to get "pay dirt" from the accused
  • How to deal with reluctant witnesses
  • Who, if anyone, has the right to remain silent, to legal representation, and to union representation
  • How to assess credibility
  • How to sort relevant from irrelevant evidence
  • Addressing concerns about retaliation and confidentiality
  • How to arrive at a conclusion that will withstand a legal challenge
  • How to effectively use legal counsel as part of this process

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Hirschfeld, CEO of the Employment Law Alliance and Partner, Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, CA.
  • Michael Blue, Ray, Quinney & Nebeker, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Phyllis G. Cancienne, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Leonard Court, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Kristine Dunne, Arent Fox, Washington, DC
  • Jon C. Sogn, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Penny Zobel, DeLisio Moran Geraghty & Zobel, Anchorage, AK

CLE Credit:

The Employment Law Alliance is not able to offer CLE credits at this time; however, for states that will accept it, we will gladly provide a Certificate of Attendance.


NOTE: If you want to listen to or view the contents of this webinar, you must register on the ELA website here or, if you have previously created an account, log in here. After your account is created, you will have access to all past webinars.