A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Legally Compliant Workplace Investigation
When it comes to workplace investigations, you need to handle each step of the process with care to mitigate litigation risks. Do you have the information you need to conduct a sound investigation without opening yourself up to liability? In this focused course, our experienced faculty walks you through everything from determining who should lead the investigation and managing interviews to disciplining employees and handling whistleblower allegations. Register today!
Stay informed of emerging trends and case law developments.
Develop strategies for planning the investigation.
Analyze best practices for safeguarding attorney-client privilege throughout the investigation.
Unearth tips for gathering interview materials.
Uncover practical guidance for using investigative results for termination decisions.
Case Law Developments, Hot Topics, and Emerging Trends in Workplace Investigations
Planning the Investigation: Legal Best Practices
Best Practices for Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine During the Investigation
Conducting the Workplace Investigation: Legal Essentials
Handling DOL and EEOC Investigations: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
Using the Results of the Investigation for Disciplinary Actions and Termination Decisions
Steven E. Clark is the senior partner and founder of Clark Firm PLLC, where he concentrates his practice on business formation, contractual agreements and advice, business and commercial litigation, employment and labor law, general civil litigation, healthcare, and construction. Mr. Clark has lectured and written on subjects such as choice of business entity considerations, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, partnerships, construction law, employment law, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). He is also active in handling federal Department of Labor (DOL), state (TWC), and health integrity/ZPIC audits/investigations of employers and small businesses, and defending related litigation. Mr. Clark is licensed to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Federal Circuit, and all federal and state courts in Texas. He earned his B.A. degree and J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Houston.
J. Gregory Grisham is of counsel in the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Mr. Grisham has 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace law in Tennessee and across the United States. He has helped employers avoid claims, charges, and lawsuits, with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion, and other workplace changes in the terms and conditions of employment, harassment investigations, wage and hour compliance, FMLA compliance, reasonable accommodation assessment, supervisor training, and the review of employment policies and procedures. Mr. Grisham has successfully litigated hundreds of administrative charges, employment lawsuits, and arbitration demands on behalf of employers, including federal and state law claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, wage and hour violations and ERISA violations, among others. He represents employers in the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants, such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, and related trade secret litigation. Mr. Grisham is a regular speaker at public seminars on workplace law issues, and has authored numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment law related topics. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and is a board member of the Memphis Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Grisham earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, his M.B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis.
Aaron V. Rocke is a partner in the Rocke Law Group, PLLC, in Seattle, where he heads the firm's litigation practice. He practices primarily in the areas of employment litigation, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation. Mr. Rocke has frequently taught trial techniques and seminars to other lawyers, and has served as faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. He is trained to mediate cases with the EEOC. Mr. Rocke also serves as a judge pro tem. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Rocke is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
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