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.
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.
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 counsels clients in U. S. and foreign ethics matters, codes of conduct and codes of social responsibility. Additionally, he consults with employers on human resource practices, including:
- Establishing ADR processes
- Developing systems for providing better and more effective advice to managers
- Instituting programs aimed at early resolution of employment problems
Renowned as an exemplary employment law and diversity trainer, Gavin is a featured training expert in employment law at the Institute for Applied Management and Law. 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 has worked for some of the most prestigious employment law firms and as Chief Employment and Litigation Counsel at a consumer paper products company. He served as an adjunct professor of labor law at Georgia State University School of Law.
“I learned so much more from this law seminar than I have ever learned in other seminars.”
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.
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 2020. We will be submittting 2021 programs for approval from these states.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court of Arkansas Office of Professional Programs has approved this seminar for 13 hours.
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 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.
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 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.
The Mississippi Commission on CLE has approved this seminar for 13 MCLE credit hours.
This seminar has been aproved by the Missouri State Bar for 16.2 hours.
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.
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.
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.
This course has been submitted to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 13 hours.rs.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 13 hours.
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.
This Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization has approved this seminar for 13 credit hours.
This course has been approved by the Vermont Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners for 13 credit hours.
The Virginia CLE Board has approved this seminar for 13 credit hours.
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 15 credit hours.
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?
Registrants who have participated in a previous Workplace Investigations Seminar are entitled to a $100.00 discount, upon request at the time of registration.
Once an organization has enrolled a representative in any 2021 Workplace Investigations Seminar, subsequent 2021 Workplace Investigations registrants from the same organization are entitled to a $50.00 discount, upon request at the time of registration.
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?
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 9 - 10, 2023
Seminar Schedule & Faculty
Gavin S. Appleby, Esq.
October 9-10, 2023
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.
Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Next to the High Roller Ferris wheel on The Strip, this vibrant casino hotel dating from 1946 is 2 miles from I-15 and 14 miles from Rio Secco Golf Club.
Airy, relaxed rooms come with minibars, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), plus vintage art and bright pink accents. Upgraded rooms add rainfall showers, whirlpool tubs and/or Strip views. Polished suites feature living rooms; some have dining areas.
Dining options include an upscale steakhouse, a grill and a buffet eatery, as well as cafes and bars. There’s a Caribbean-themed casino, a spa and a lagoon-style outdoor pool, as well as a gym, a zoo with flamingos, and live shows.
- By phone: 702-733-3111, reference Group Name SFIAM3 (please note that the hotel will charge you a $15 + tax fee if you make your reservation by phone)
- Online: Click here to book your reservation online
*We reserve the right to change seminar venue when such changes are advisable for academic reasons or when circumstances are beyond our control.