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    Workplace Investigation

    Date: March 16, 2016, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Kelly Williams
    Casey Jones (Charles County), 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646, (301) 392-5116
    $25 - HRASM Members / $30 Non-members
    Event Type:
    General Meeting
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    Whether it is responding to an employee complaint, a customer complaint, a government investigation, or some other issue, it seems that companies are devoting more time and resources to conducting investigations.  The appropriateness of the company’s response can potentially help the company avoid liability, maintain a customer relationship, and protect its image, among other things.  Thus, it is important to develop appropriate procedures for conducting investigations.  Topics for this presentation include identifying reasons why investigations may be conducted, developing strategies for structuring investigations – from understanding how investigations are initiated (e.g., intake process, or responding to a lawsuit or public relations matter), to identifying potential investigators (including the role of legal counsel) and potential ramifications based on who is selected, and forming strategies for fact gathering and evidence preservation – and developing resolutions for the matters being investigated.

    Stephen Stern is a partner with Hyatt & Weber, where he advises businesses and represents them in litigation.  Stephen helps employers minimize risk and exposure to liability by developing effective employment policies and practices.  In this regard, he advises employers on strategic matters, such as trade secret protection programs, non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, privacy issues, wage/hour matters, independent contractor relationships, document retention practices, and employee handbooks, among other things.  Stephen also helps companies address issues that arise on a day-to-day basis, such as leave requests, employee discipline, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, and terminations.  In addition, Stephen has been retained to conduct highly sensitive and complicated investigations.  When litigation has been unavoidable, Stephen has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies across the country.

    This meeting has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

    As a SHRM Preferred Provider, this meeting is preapproved for recertification credits for our recertifying professionals of the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCP credential.


    Registration:           11:00am – 11:30am
    Lunch / Meeting:     11:30am – 12:00pm
    Presentation:          12:00pm – 1:00pm

    *There will be a Board Meeting at 10:00am, and it is open to all active HRASM Members interested in attending.

    Medallion of boneless breast of chicken topped with a fresh fruit salsa and sliced teriyaki london broil, vegetable d’jour and wild rice pilaf and vanilla crème brulee. (NOTE: Those with special dietary needs (I.e. vegetarian or gluten allergies) should contact Anne Mary Cullins to determine if an accomodation can be made.)

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Noon - March 14, 2016

    Registration is Now Closed

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