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.

“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

“Engaging and knowledgeable instructor made the class interactive and the learning fun.”

Tammy Fennell

Human Resources Business Partner, Tronox Alkali

“Excellent course for establishing a foundation in conducting investigations.”

George Vukazich

Sr. Director, Employee and Labor Relations, City of Hope National Medical Center

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.

Are you eligible for a discount?

Once an organization has registered a representative for any of the full, 2 day Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations Seminar, 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 4½ 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.

WHICH LOCATION WORKS BEST WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

Chicago, Illinois
September 23 - 24, 2019

Seminar Schedule & Faculty
Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar
Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PCSeptember 23-24, 2019
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 Michigan Avenue with view of Lake MichiganWestin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312-943-7200

 

Immerse yourself amid a dazzling downtown landscape at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. Find your respite in stylishly appointed hotel rooms and suites, featuring spacious floor plans, fantastic views, 55-inch flat screen televisions, Heavenly® Beds and signature bath amenities. Explore an incredible assemblage of attractions, including Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, United Center, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field and Navy Pier. Thrill your palate with distinctive fare at The Grill on the Alley, named to the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation’s Restaurant News. Plan flawless meetings and social affairs in 37,000 square feet of sophisticated event space, enhanced by custom catering and expert planning. After a day of business or fun, exhilarate your body in our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or soothe your senses at our Body Rituals Boutique Spa. This  hotel is a contemporary haven amid the lively pulse of downtown Chicago.

 

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $237.00 + 17.4% tax per night
Group rate available until August 26, 2019 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 21 - 25, 2019

Seminar Schedule & Faculty

Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC

October 21-22, 2019
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
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
866-919-7472

 

 

Planet Hollywood is filled with star attractions—and not just the movie kind. Dozens of restaurants and nightspots. The best live music on the Strip.  The expansive Spa by Mandara. And not one, but two enormous swimming pools. Everything is spectacular at Planet Hollywood.  Go on an all-out, Las Vegas shopping spree at Miracle Mile Shops, featuring the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Located inside Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the 1.2 mile retail mecca is beyond amazing. Here, you can have your retail therapy and a workout.  Dining options include Buffalo Wild Wings, Cabo Wabo® Cantina, PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Pampas Brazilian Grill and more great Las Vegas restaurants.  The Planet Hollywood Pools have changed the Las Vegas scene with the addition of the Strip’s first-everFlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double.  Beyond what most waterparks typically offer, the FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double sharpens a variety of board-sport skills – surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, skateboarding. In no time, riders go from bodyboards to standing up on flowboards to doing kickflips, aerials and other tricks.

IAML’s discounted room rate is $129.00 + $37.00 resort fee + 13.38% room tax per night
Discounted room rate available until September 20 or when sold out*
Reservations:

 

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

Scottsdale, Arizona
March 2 - 3, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty
Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar
Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC

September 23-24, 2019
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

Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 - 21, 2020

Seminar Schedule & Faculty
Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace InvestigationsSM Seminar
Gavin S. Appleby, Esq., Partner at Littler Mendelson, PC

September 23-24, 2019
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

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. South
Las Vegas, Nevada
702-369-5000

Located in the very center of the famous Las Vegas Strip, Harrah’s promises a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where your every need is given priority status. Harrah’s features seven outstanding restaurants, a sparkling outdoor pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, a unique variety of retail options, and, of course, entertainment. Harrah’s also has a monorail station located on site that provides easy access to other resorts along the Strip.

IAML’s Discounted Group Rate is $65.00 + $30 resort fee per night

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

For reservations, call the hotel at 866-317-1829.

Get information from the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau

*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
September 23-24, 2019
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

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

The Westin Washington D.C. City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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% tax per night

Group rate available until October 20, 2020 or when sold out*

Reservations by phone:  888-627-9035, reference Group Name:  Institute for Applied Management & Law

Reservations online: Click here to book your reservations online

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