This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to conduct impartial investigations of allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence, assess credibility, and arrive at a legally defensible decision. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process. Each attendee will receive program materials containing valuable checklists, forms, and templates that will assist them in carrying out investigations. The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Previous sessions of this seminar have sold out, so register now to secure your place.
Registration includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.
5.5 Hours – California MCLE pre-approved
5.5 PDCs – SHRM pre-approved
5.5 General HR – HRCI pending approval
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Please note that pre-payment is required. Download a PDF registration form to pay by check, or register online above.
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson is a member of Robinson+Cole's Labor and Employment group and represents employers in claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, workers' compensation retaliation, and other employment disputes and litigation, including affirmative action compliance evaluations involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Ms. Cole-Johnson counsels companies and human resource professionals in all areas of employment law, including discharge and discrimination issues, workplace investigations, personnel policies and handbooks, affirmative action compliance, employee discipline, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, unemployment, employment and independent contractor agreements, severance and separation agreements, individual terminations and reductions in force, and workplace health and safety issues. She also represents employers in related federal and state administrative proceedings, including discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, workers' compensation retaliation claims before the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, and retaliation claims before the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Beth Gramigna is an attorney and co-founder of Tribu Partners LLP, a law firm dedicated to enhancing the quality of workplace investigations. With offices in San Francisco and the Greater New York Area, Tribu's focus is to help employers implement systems and processes which centralize and improve the quality of their own internal investigations. Tribu also conducts independent investigations for employers who need to retain an experienced attorney workplace investigator. Ms. Gramigna has over thirty years of legal and investigative experience. She has conducted hundreds of independent investigations for leading organizations. Clients have included Fortune 500 companies in the professional, pharmaceutical, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as professional firms, not for profit organizations, educational institutions, and public entities, such as law enforcement and city council. Ms. Gramigna has published articles and spoken about ethically compliant investigations and the nuances of effective investigations for the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the Association of Workplace Investigators. Ms. Gramigna also belongs to the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of New Jersey. Ms. Gramigna has earned a designation as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the designation of Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH). She has regularly served as full-time faculty of the AWI Institute.
Dinamary Horvath is an employment law attorney and the principal and founder of Maxe Law in Rockport, Massachusetts. Her employment law practice is primarily focused on conducting workplace investigations. She conducts impartial investigations of employment complaints into allegations of workplace misconduct including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, violence, bullying, dishonesty, ethical and policy violations and whistleblowing. Dina conducts impartial workplace investigations in both English and Spanish. Her clients include private employers, public entities, and educational institutions. Prior to dedicating her practice to workplace investigations, Dina litigated employment law matters with Jackson Lewis LLP, where she advised and counseled employers on a wide variety of employment law issues. Dina also served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford in Connecticut and was responsible for employment matters, policy development, and litigation management. Dina obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008 and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Long Island University in 2002. Dina is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), as well as a 2018 certificate holder of the AWI's Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, and a Convener for the AWI New England Local Circle.
Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your seminar registration and do so before Wednesday, Oct. 2, your seminar registration fee will be refunded, minus a $50 USD processing fee. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Wednesday., Oct. 2.