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Legal Requirements in Workplace Investigations – On-Demand

Original Recording Date: August 11th, 2016
Duration: 120 minutes

In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn how to ensure that you comply with all legal requirements when investigating alleged workplace misconduct. You’ll also receive step-by-step guidance on how to handle difficult legal and practical dilemmas that investigators often face. Among other things, you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

  • What steps must I take before I begin the investigation if we wish to assert attorney-client privilege?
  • How do I respond if a witness complains of misconduct but asks that it not be investigated?
  • Under what circumstances should I separate the parties while I conduct the investigation?
  • What are the rules for searching an employee’s workspace, computer, or personal belongings?
  • What are the limitations on searching employees’ Facebook or other social media sites?
  • How many investigators should be present during an investigative interview?
  • What do I do if an employee refuses to be interviewed or otherwise cooperate?
  • What should I do if the accused brings an attorney, co-worker, or friend to the investigative interview?
  • Should I allow the witness to review my interview notes?
  • How much detail about witnesses’ statements must I give the accused?
  • Under what circumstances should I reveal the names of witnesses?
  • Are there restrictions on my ability to discipline employees for discussing the investigation with others?
  • How much detail about the results of the investigation should I give the complainant and the accused?
  • Should I keep my handwritten notes?
  • What is the appropriate standard of proof for imposing discipline?
  • What if I mistakenly discipline an innocent person?

Course Reviews

100% of attendees said they would recommend this course to others.

“Great information on difficult topics.”

“Clear and good format.”

“The content with situations and examples was very helpful.”

“The examples and the depth of his knowledge!”

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“Very practical and hit on issues that regularly arise as opposed to just telling us the law.”

“It had really great scenarios and he talked about what if the opposite thing happens. I also liked that everything is something that we run into during our investigations. The presenter is very knowledgeable and able to answer questions from the group.”

“I liked the specific scenarios presented that made the content applicable.”

“The scenarios were tied to day-in / day-out topics that can be used in typical investigations. Also, I enjoyed that the presenter offered his opinion – even when in opposition to others on the same topic.”

“Comprehensive – Relevant – Cogent.”

“Practical application.”

“I liked the practical and everyday language presented by Mr. Johnson. He provided excellent topics!”

“I liked the clear definitions and scenarios. Easy to understand something that can be considered so vague.”

“Covered several topics in a straightforward way while using good examples of typical situations.”

“Real-life examples; well-paced.”

“Very thorough; good investigation information.”

“Clear topic, good slides, easily understood, interesting speaker.”

“Example stories allow for the immediate and relatable application of learning.”

“Great presenter. Very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Made the content easy to relate to and not full of legal jargon.”

“Pace, content, and relevant examples used.”

“Very clear examples, very good at answering questions, very good summary of important points.”

“I thought the presenter was very knowledgeable. It was very interesting! I loved the examples.”

“Very good presentation and interesting topic.”

“The advice was sound and the presentation was succinct.”

“Very good illustrative story examples to make it real and applicable.”

“GREAT review and a thorough step by step approach to create investigation documentation.”

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HR

This program has been approved for 2 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Clear Law Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 2 PDCs.

CCB Compliance Certifications (CCEP, CHC, CHRC)

This course should qualify for 2.4 Continuing Education Units for CCB Compliance Certifications (CCEP, CHC, CHRC). Clear Law Institute will provide the necessary materials and instructions for attendees to submit their attendance to the CCB after the webinar.

Attorneys

We are approved providers in several states, and our webinars are routinely approved in all states. When you register, you will enter the state(s) for which you are seeking CLE credit. In the unlikely event that the webinar is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee.

This course is eligible for 2.4 General credits in the following states: CO, FL, KS, MO, NJ, NY, OK, RI, WV, and WI.

This course is eligible for 2.0 General credits in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA and WY.

This course is not approved in the on-demand/recording format for the following states: AL, AR, KS, NE, RI.

Faculty - Michael Johnson


About the Presenter

Michael W. Johnson, CEO of Clear Law Institute, is a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney. He has trained thousands of professionals how to effectively interview witnesses and spot deception in internal investigations. The United Nations hired Mr. Johnson to train UN staff on investigative interviewing techniques in New York, the Congo, and Sierra Leone. He has served as an expert witness in cases challenging the adequacy of employer investigations. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

Group Discounts

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2-4

$149
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5-9

$133
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$99
50% Off

On-Demand

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$199

Group Discounts

icon-groupIf you add more people from your organization, the registration fee for each person will be discounted as described below. The discount will be automatically applied during checkout.

2-4

$149
25% Off

5-9

$133
33% Off

10+

$99
50% Off

On-Demand

icon-webinar-smShortly after you register, we will email you a link to view the webinar recording and a PDF of the presentation materials. You will be able to view the webinar recording as many times as you wish for up to 1 year.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Access Everywhere

Access the recorded webinar at any time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Money-Back Guarantee

If you’re not satisfied with the course, we will promptly refund your money.

All-Access Membership

icon-membershipJoin our all-access membership program to participate in this webinar and any live or recorded webinar for a flat annual fee.

Learn More

FAQs

Any questions?  Please view our FAQs page or contact us.