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    The Nuts and Bolts of Employee Investigations – Including Misconduct, Wage and Hour, Sexual Harassment, OSHA and Other Investigations

    Date: September 13, 2018, 8:00am – 10:30am
    Country Club of Ithaca
    Free for members and $50 for non members
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    Breakfast and networking begin at 8:00 a.m., the meeting begins at 8:30

    The Nuts and Bolts of Employee Investigations - Including Misconduct, Wage and Hour, Sexual Harassment, OSHA and Other Investigation

    Conducting workplace investigations is one of the most challenging and most important duties that Human Resource professionals must take on.  With the slew of existing laws, how Human Resource professionals respond to complaints about harassment, misconduct and other violations of law can have enormous legal and practical implications for the employer.  Unfortunately, employers make the same mistakes time and again, exposing themselves to potential legal liability.  These common mistakes often result in lawsuits being filed by the complaining employee or by the employee who is fired or disciplined.  This training will explore common pitfalls of conducting workplace investigations, and provide helpful strategies for navigating the "nuts and bolts" of many of the diverse subject areas in which Human Resource professionals are called upon to conduct workplace investigations, including employee misconduct, wage and hour, sexual harassment, OSHA and other investigations.

    Laura was named Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by Best Lawyers in America® for
    management-side employment law in the Syracuse area. She continues to be
    listed in Best Lawyers in America® and New York Super Lawyers®.
    Laura strives to be actively engaged with her clients, taking the time to understand
    each organization’s unique needs and goals, and providing tailored, practical advice.
    Laura counsels employers engaged in a wide variety of industries, including higher
    education, public school education, manufacturing, service and financial sectors, notfor-
    profits, and health care. With a practice that includes all aspects of labor and
    employment law, Laura counsels employers with respect to day-to-day human
    resources management, as well as specific issues concerning:

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    New York State Human Rights Law
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
    New York Labor Law

    In the case of higher education, Laura advises colleges and universities with respect to
    Title IX (policy development, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct investigations
    and hearings), as well as accommodating students with disabilities pursuant to Title II
    and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She represents colleges and
    universities in Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigations and in federal and New York
    state court litigation.

    Laura regularly defends organizations in New York State and federal courts, as well as
    before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York
    State Division of Human Rights. She also represents clients in arbitrations and
    mediations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and advises clients with
    respect to labor relations issues.

    In addition to providing in-house legal training, Laura is a frequent lecturer. She has
    also authored and co-authored articles on a range of legal topics. Laura has been
    named to a national team of educational instructors for the National Center for Campus
    Public Safety's Trauma - Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication
    Educational Program.

    SHRMTC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders qualify for recertification credits by participating in professional development activities that relate to the SHRM BoCK (Body of Competency & Knowledge).  Please be sure to sign in at the door in order to receive a certificate of completion.

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    Cost:  Free to SHRMTC members and $50.00 for non-members.

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