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CERTIFICATE IN CONDUCTING LAWFUL WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS SEMINAR

Do you know how to conduct a lawful workplace investigation?

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; keeping businesses operating smoothly—and out of the courtroom.

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. 

Over the course of two days, you will actively engage (through role playing) 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.  

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Seminar Tuition: $1,575

All IAML programs are presented at attractive destination locations nationwide.  They are also available in-house for you and your team.  Learn more.

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.

Seminar topics include:

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

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

Scenario investigations include:

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

 

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Learn more about the seminar.

Gavin S. Appleby advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, from defending single-plaintiff and class action employment cases to offering advice on difficult employment issues and labor relations matters.

Gavin has significant knowledge of drug testing and sports anti-doping matters. He has tried cases in 20 different states and regularly appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor as well as many state agencies. A member of the professional tennis Anti-Doping Review Board and the Anti-Doping Review Board for international cricket, Gavin co-authored professional tennis’ anti-doping rules and successfully defended sports federations in international drug hearings. He has also published numerous articles on employment and labor law issues, ranging from union avoidance to dealing with problem employees.

Gavin is renowned as an exemplary employment law and diversity trainer. He has developed legally-defensible diversity programs, created numerous interactive training programs and trained thousands of human resources professionals and operations managers across the country.

“I thought Gavin Appleby was an incredible instructor. The program was engaging, dynamic, and incredibly informative. I’d give him more than 2 thumbs-up if I had more hands.”

Jennifer Dibble

Director, Employment Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences LLC

“Gavin Appleby was a fantastic instructor. He was able to keep everyone engaged and the seminar interactive. I feel more confident in my investigation skills after this seminar.”

Nicole Wheeler

HR Generalist II, Cititrends

“Gavin Appleby is a great instructor.  He made the session fun and relevant to the real world.”

Karina Beltran

Human Resources Director, KB Home

“I learned so much more from this law seminar than I have ever learned in other seminars.”

Tasha Davis

Affirmative Action Officer, City of Racine

SHRM has pre-approved this seminar for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

IAML is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® has pre-approved these programs towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the minimum continuing legal education rules and regulations of the states listed below.

 

Credit hours are based on attendance in the full 2 day seminar. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please email us or call 949-760-1700.

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.  This 2 day program has been approved for 13 PDCs.

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

This 2 day program has been approved for 13 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Continuing legal education (additional fees for CLE application and/or reporting fees may apply):

*The states listed below have been approved for 2019. We will be submittting 2020 programs for approval from these states.

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.

Arkansas

The Supreme Court of Arkansas Office of Professional Programs has approved this seminar for 13 hours.

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 16.75 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. 

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

The Mississippi Commission on CLE has approved this seminar for 13 MCLE credit hours.

Missouri

This seminar has been aproved by the Missouri State Bar for 16.2 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.rs.

Ohio

This course has been approved by 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 Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization has approved this seminar for 13 credit hours.

Vermont

This course has been approved by the Vermont Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners for 13 credit hours.

Virginia

The Virginia CLE Board has approved this seminar for 13 credit hours.

Wisconsin

This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 15 credit hours.

If you do not see your state listed here, please 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.

YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED

We're confident you're going to find this program to be highly beneficial and a fantastic use of your training budget!   If, for any reason, you aren't completely satisfied, we will reimburse your tuition costs.

The registration fee for the Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations Seminar is $1,575. The fee includes extensive, specially prepared seminar materials, coffee breaks, and a reception the first day. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner are on your own.)

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.

Payment Options:  The full enrollment fee payment should be received by IAML at least two weeks prior to the seminar.  Payment can be made by check, electronic transfer or credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa).

Are you eligible for a discount?

Once an organization has registered a representative for any of the full, 2 day Employment Law Update, subsequent registrants from the same organization who attend any IAML seminar or conference are entitled to a discount. A $200 discount will be given for each subsequent 2 day registrant. A $50 discount will be given for each subsequent partial program registrant.

To receive the discount, participants need not attend the same location or date. Discounts must be requested at the time of registration and are not combinable with other discount offers.

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.

Your policy requires payment two weeks in advance. Can I register for a program that is taking place in less than two weeks?

Yes, based on space availability.  You will be asked for a credit card number at the time of registration, or you may be asked to send a check via overnight mail.  Because IAML’s cancellation policy requires written notification at least two weeks in advance, by registering for a program less than two weeks in advance you are liable for the entire fee, even if you do not attend.

What is your cancellation/transfer policy?

Participants will receive a full refund of any fees paid 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 at no additional fee.

Is the hotel included in my enrollment fee?

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation.  IAML has made arrangements for participants to receive discounted room rates at the hotels where the seminars will be held.  To reserve a room at our special rate you must make your reservation at least 35 days in advance of the seminar.  If you experience any difficulty in making your hotel reservation, even if it’s less than 35 days in advance please call IAML, we may be able to assist you in securing a room at the seminar hotel.

WHICH LOCATION WORKS BEST WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

Scottsdale, Arizona
March 2 - 3, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC
March 2-3, 2020
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.

Location Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-949-1414

Overlooking Camelback Mountain in the heart of Scottsdale, Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort is just minutes from championship golf courses, spa facilities, shopping, dining, art galleries, hiking and other outdoor recreation. The hotel is only 15 miles to downtown Phoenix, Talking Stick Arena and Chase Field, and offers convenient freeway access to the University of Phoenix Stadium and the Gila River Arena.

The contemporary two-room suites offer WiFi, 43-inch HDTV’s and spacious work stations. Work out in the fitness center, energize on the tennis court or soak up the sunshine in one of two resort-style swimming pools. Start each day with a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and enjoy an evening social with complimentary drinks and snacks.

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $249.00 + 17.4% tax per night
Group rate available until February 7, 2020, or when sold out*

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

Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 - 21, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC
April 20-21, 2020
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.

Location Information

W Atlanta Buckhead
3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
678-695-9068

See and be seen at W Atlanta – Buckhead, our totally transformed hotel on the cutting-edge of style located in Buckhead, Atlanta GA. Mix and mingle in the Living Room where weekly Happenings set the stage for a night out in the ATL. Be on the lookout for custom murals throughout the hotel by top local visual artists. Turn it up to twelve at Whiskey Blue, Buckhead’s hottest rooftop bar with city views and a brand-new look. When you’re ready for a cool down, check out the infinity-edge WET Deck pool overlooking Peachtree Street. Feel the burn at FIT before retreating to your reimagined guestroom that feature artful design, city views and amenities like Nespresso machines and fully stocked Munchie Bar. Transform your event from drab to fab in our new event spaces. Take Buckhead, GA, by storm from W Atlanta – Buckhead, walkable to high-end shopping destinations and stellar dining.

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $169.00 + 16.9% tax per night + $5.00 per night State of Georgia Hotel fee

Group rate available until April 3, 2020, or when sold out*

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

Las Vegas, Nevada
October 5 - 6, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC
October 5-6, 2020
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.

Location Information

Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
800-214-9110

At fun, friendly and action-packed Harrah’s Las Vegas, you’re always comfortable and welcome! At its location in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, you’ll find a host of Las Vegas entertainment that extends throughout and beyond the gaming floor. Our new modern Valley Tower rooms have just what you’re looking for to stay and play at Harrah’s Casino Las Vegas! Harrah’s Las Vegas is home to the hit shows Menopause and for a limited time, The Righteous Brothers! For those looking for a bite to eat, Harrah’s Las Vegas is home to a variety of Las Vegas restaurants such as the unpretentious down-home cooking and laid back fun found at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill while Ruth Chris Steakhouse sets the scene for an elegant dinner. For seafood lovers, enjoy a meal at the Oyster Bar Las Vegas serving high-quality, fresh seafood including fresh-off-the-dock oysters. Looking for a quick bite, try the Fulton Street Food Hall offering a chef-driven assortment of items.

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $65.00 + $35.00 resort fee

Group rate available until September 14, 2020, or when sold out*

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

Chicago, Illinois
October 26 - 27, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC
October 26-27, 2020
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.

Location Information
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

312-836-0100

Trendy and trendsetting, the 4-star Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile provides chic comfort in a vibrant city center location. Relax in beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, featuring modern furnishings, thoughtful amenities and exceptional views of the city and Lake Michigan. Stroll Mag Mile and visit one-of-a-kind boutiques and celebrated attractions, including Shedd Aquarium, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and United Center. Host your most important events in 64,647 square feet of versatile function space, enhanced by expert planners, custom catering and on-site meeting services. After a day exploring the Windy City, treat yourself to farm-to-table cuisine that celebrates nature’s seasonal bounty, and the Midwest’s gastronomic heritage at Harvest and Rush Street Bar & Lounge, our on-site restaurants. Travel brilliantly when you stay at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, placing the best of the city at your doorstep.

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $229.00 + 17.4% tax per night
Group rate available until September 27, 2020 or when sold out*

Reservations:

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.

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

Washington, D.C.
November 16 - 17, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC
November 16-17, 2020
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.

Location Information

Westin Washington D.C. City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-429-1700

There will be plenty to see and do during your vacation at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. Placing you in the heart of downtown, we provide easy access to a variety of destinations including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Lincoln Theatre and Capital One™ Arena. During your stay at our hotel, you’re challenged to feel your best with our state-of-the-art fitness center and pampering in-room spa menu. When business calls, you can stay productive at our 24-hour business center. During your getaway, enjoy a healthy breakfast at 1400 North, inventive craft cocktails at Infamy Bar & Restaurant and a stylish gathering in 20,000 square feet of event space. Once you’re done exploring, find sanctuary in our modern pet-friendly rooms featuring downtown views of Washington, D.C. Each of our accommodations features a flat-panel TV, plush bedding, ergonomic workstation and stylish bathroom with refreshing products. Get everything you deserve with a stay at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center.

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $179.00 + 14.95% local tax

Group rate available until October 15, 2020, or when sold out*

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