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WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS: LAW, PROCEDURE AND BEST PRACTICES

Sunday, October 1 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dustin Paschal, JD & Paul Simon, JD
Approved for 8 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours and 8 SHRM PDCs

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The workplace investigation is the first line of defense when it comes to any workplace claim. Many times, the investigation will determine whether or not an employee pursues a claim further. Thus, the investigation is the critical moment for every employer facing a claim and that important task almost exclusively falls to Human Resources. This workshop is designed to train Human Resources personnel on all aspects of a workplace investigation.

During this one-day program, attendees will hear from two employment lawyers about every aspect of workplace investigations from the pre-investigation issues and concerns all the way through completion and distribution of findings. Attendees will participate and learn through the unique experience of mock investigations throughout the day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to recognize when a workplace investigation is necessary and what complaints should implicate an investigation
  • Determine when to conduct the investigation in-house versus hiring outside counsel or a third party investigator
  • Learn the steps to conducting a workplace investigation procedurally from beginning to end
  • Gain knowledge regarding what documentation should and should not be created during an investigation and what documentation should and should not be maintained during an investigation
  • Learn how to properly close an investigation and distribute findings

About the Speakers:

As a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, an employment and business law boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas, Dustin Paschal maintains an active employment law practice. His practice includes advice and counsel in the areas of Title VII, state discrimination laws, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, employment contracts, employee handbooks, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and numerous other employment laws and regulations. Dustin also advocates on behalf of his clients in hearings, injunction proceedings, trials and before state and federal agencies. Dustin is a three-term member of the DallasHR Board of Directors, where he serves as President-Elect. Dustin also has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for six consecutive years, beginning in 2012.

As a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, an employment and business law boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas, Paul Simon maintains an active employment and business law practice. Paul has a wide array of experience in employment matters, including Title VII, state discrimination laws, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks and numerous other employment laws and regulations. Paul also has a broad business-based practice including, business entity formation and dissolution, operating agreements, and contract drafting and review. Paul is a five-term member of the DAYL Executive Committee, where he currently serves as President. Paul also has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star and three times as a Texas Super Lawyer.

 

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