Webinar: Best Practices for Internal Investigations

March 15, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


WEBINAR: Best Practices for Internal Investigations

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1 PM ET

Presented by Daniel Deacon - Conn Maciel Carey

Gathering reliable information about employees and workplace incidents in order to make reasonable and informed employment decisions is not new for employers.  However, most workplace investigations concerning individual employee issues vary depending on the complexity of the issues and the number of people involved.  The commonplace internal investigations are often related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, theft, and misconduct.  However, employers need to be prepared to handle a range of incidents with the appropriate response.  With the rise in technology and the global economy, employers are experiencing a host of other issues, including whistleblowing, insider trading, corporate fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets.  An ill-considered response to any of these issues will create even more problems for employers.  This webinar will provide best practice on preparing for and conducting internal investigations for a variety of workplace issues.  The webinar will discuss appropriate investigation policies and procedures, pre-investigation planning, attorney-client privilege considerations, investigation tips and witness interviews, and post-investigation disciplinary measures.  

Daniel C. Deacon is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP working in both the Labor and Employment and OSHA practice groups.

Mr. Deacon advises and represents employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including wage and hour disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Mr. Deacon also helps employers develop and implement effective workplace policies and safety and health programs.    

Additionally, Mr. Deacon represents and advises employers during inspections and investigations conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSHA programs, responds to notices from OSHA about employee complaints of safety hazards, and represents employers in OSHA litigation, including citation contests and administrative hearings.  Mr. Deacon also helps employers develop safety and health programs and policies, and conducts presentations on a variety of workplace safety topics.

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