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Conducting Internal Investigations the Right Way

Wed, January 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT 60 Minutes Credits HRCI 1 & SHRM 1 PDCs

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Speaker : Susan Fahey Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law

Overview

When conducting an investigator, the human resource professional wears many hats – the goal is to get to the truth.
Once the truth is known, the human resource professional must apply the facts to company policies and determine appropriate discipline. This is hat number 1:enforce company policy. Then there comes hat number 2: put the company in the best position possible should litigation arise. It is no easy task –particularly when a plaintiff’s attorney will do everything possible to pick apart what you should or should not have done and pick apart your documentation. And, this is all at the same time that employees may be lying to you in an effort to avoid disciplinary action or termination. This webinar will give you some time honored procedures to get to the truth, enforce your company’s policies, and protect your company.
Why should you Attend:
Working in human resources is hard work! In addition to being the sounding board of employee complaints, the human resource professional must ensure that company policy and the law are being followed.
How the human resource professional investigates employee issues can make all of the difference of whether the company finds itself in a nasty lawsuit or whether that lawsuit is even defensible
This webinar will walk you through time honored methods of conducting effective investigations.

Areas Covered

  • Federal Labor and Employment Law:Understanding Your Compliance Requirements When Conducting Workplace Investigations.
  • Common Laws That Add Compliance Obligations When Conducting Investigations.
  • Developing an Investigative Strategy To Manage A Case Effectively.
  • Conducting Effective Witness Interviews To Cut Though The Nonsense And Get To The Truth.
  • Organizing Evidence In Preparation For Writing The Investigative Report.
  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Writing An Effective Investigative Report.

Who will Benefit

  • Human Resource Managers
  • Company Owners
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction – all private and governmental entities
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Human resource managers
  • Hiring managers
  • Company owners

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®


Your Instructor


Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University Of Tennessee School Of Law since 1985. She is a shareholder in a firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group and works from the firm's Gulf Coast office. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A., 1982) and the University Of Tennessee School Of Law (J.D., 1985). Ms. Desmond is a member of the Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Colorado Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Federal and American (member, Labor and Employment Law Section; past chair, Labor Committee; Executive Council Coordinator, Young Lawyers Section; member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section; member, Emerging Issues Committee) Bar Associations. Ms. Desmond has served as a director for both The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association.

She is a former secretary of the Mississippi Women's Lawyers Association. Ms. Desmond was named the 1997-98 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Mississippi and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, MidSouth Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law sections.


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