Thursday, October 6, 2022
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome from Amy Sabato
8:30 AM - 8:55 Legal Update and Q&A with Deb Najjar
9:00 - 10:30 Program
Approved for 1.50 SHRM credits, HRCI pending
TOPIC: "Workplace Investigations in 2022: What HR Professionals Need to Know"Employers understand the need to investigate workplace complaints. Legal obligations arise when the issue concerns discrimination, unlawful harassment, or retaliation, making those complaints top priority. Working in a remote or hybrid world complicates things, but it does not abrogate the duty to promptly, thoroughly, and impartially look into concerns. Issues covered in this program include what an investigation really means, the key steps in conducting a reasonable investigation, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, communications with stakeholders, and special considerations in the virtual world.
Our Speakers: Julie A. Moore, Esquire, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Elizabeth Rita, Senior Investigator, CEO, ILG Remembers & Alexandra Clauss, Director, Labor & Employment Group
Julie Moore is president and founder of Employment Practices Group in Wellesley, MA. She founded EPG in 1998 to work with employers on employment law issues and preventative strategies and best practices of human resource management. Julie consults and advises on workplace issues; investigates complaints of harassment and other forms of misconduct; conducts training on harassment and other workplace topics; drafts policies, procedures and handbooks; represents employees and employers in non-litigation workplace matters; and acts as an expert witness on employment practices. She is an appointed member and Chair of the Town of Wellesley’s Human Resources Board, overseeing a staff of five employees. She frequently conducts in-house seminars for employers and trade organizations and speaks at CLE programs for many organizations across the country. Julie has authored many publications in legal and trade journals. She earned her B.A. from Boston College in 1988, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1992, cum laude. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association (since 1992), and the Massachusetts Bar Association (since 1995). She is admitted to practice in MA, NH, NY and CT. Julie is a past Chair and current member of the NHBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section. She is a former board member and conference chair for the Association of Workplace Investigators, a board member and program chair for the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association, and a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. Julie has SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications in human resources. She was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys in 2013.
Elizabeth (Liz) Rita read every Nancy Drew book as a kid, as soon as it came out, which may have been a clue about where her professional life would take her. Liz has been providing impartial investigations to clients in Colorado and around the country since 1994. She specializes in complex investigations in the workplace and her practice has run the gamut from class-based discrimination investigations, hostile work environment claims, retaliation, whistle-blower, ethics violations, rape and sexual assault, executive misconduct and corruption investigations, including many high profile matters. Liz is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Workplace Investigators, and founded the organization’s Colorado presence. Liz is the co-author of Workplace Investigations in Colorado, Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law (January 2018), and she presents and teaches on investigations to a wide variety of audiences. Liz owns Investigations Law Group in Denver, Colorado with her partners. Jennifer Volmer and Anne McCord and counts herself lucky to love going to work every day. To read more about Liz and her team visit www.ilgdenver.com
No Cost Virtual HR Fiduciary Training- October 27th
To: GMVHRA members, Human Resource Professionals & Plan Fiduciaries:
Join Us for an Exclusive No Cost Virtual HR Fiduciary Training Program- October 27th-5 CE Credits!
Sponsored by The Plan Sponsor University:
"Learn how to Better Manage & Optimize your Company's Retirement Plan", conducted by the best C(k)P Professionals in the Country!
5 CE Credits, Learning Modules included 40+ Company's in attendance....phenomenal interactive learning.
Program Details & Register Here:
For more information:
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP