Saul Ewing Executive Series: Internal Investigations - How to Conduct Effective and Legal Workplace Investigations
In-house attorneys, human resources professionals, and compliance officers are regularly called upon to investigate employee workplace complaints, allegations of corporate improprieties, and, in the higher education context, allegations involving faculty and students. When is the duty to investigate triggered? Who should conduct the investigation? What makes an investigation effective? How will the investigation and its conclusions potentially be used during litigation? Join attorneys from Saul Ewing’s Labor and Employment Practice for a full-day executive session addressing these and other difficult questions regarding internal investigations. Dena Calo, Allison Feldstein and Ruth Rauls will provide in-depth strategies for conducting investigations into employee complaints, while remaining mindful of employee privacy, confidentiality, and retaliation concerns. In addition to the lecture portion of the session, we will be joined by members of our Higher Education and White Collar Practices and will offer subject matter and industry-specific breakout sessions focusing on Title IX, sexual assault investigations, criminal investigations, and investigations in a union environment. Following the program, please join our presenters and fellow attendees for a cocktail and networking reception.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure and 1.0 hours of ethics and zero hours of professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.0 hours of total/general CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and zero qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law, municipal court law, and/or matrimonial law. (ETHICS credit is pending approval.) This activity has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 6 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (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 here.
Accreditation for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) is pending.