The seventh annual presentation of 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.
Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.
5.5 hours California MCLE pre-approved
4 hours HRCI and SHRM approved
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, a partner in Robinson+Cole's Labor and Employment Group, counsels boards of directors, senior management, and human resources professionals in all areas of employment law, with a focus on sensitive, high-risk personnel issues, investigations, compliance, training, and U.S. market entry initiatives for international organizations. She represents a wide array of employers, ranging from Global 500 Companies and publicly-traded companies to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to manufacturers and has been ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the state of Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment since 2014 and in Connecticut Super Lawyers® since 2013. Britt-Marie regularly advises clients regarding personnel policies, affirmative action compliance, pay equity, discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, employment contracts, severance and separation agreements, reductions in force, and workplace health and safety issues. She also represents employers across various industries in litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and other employment claims. Britt-Marie is a trained workplace investigator, and regularly serves as a speaker for the Association of Workplace Investigators. Robinson+Cole is an Am Law 200 firm serving regional, national, and international clients from nine offices throughout the Northeast, Florida, and California.
Cinnamon McLin is the Workplace Ethics and Concerns Manager for Southern Company Services. She is responsible for managing concerns and compliance investigations, including managing support and guidance protocols and reporting systems, as well as maintaining policies throughout Southern Company. Cinnamon previously served as a Workplace Ethics coordinator at Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power, where she led concerns investigations and facilitated training for managers and employees on matters involving ethical behavior, conflict resolution and the concerns program.
Prior to joining Georgia Power in 2014, Cinnamon served as a Strategic Performance Consultant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was responsible for complaint investigations across the Institute, updating and implementing policies and procedures, serving as a mediator for faculty and staff, and advising managers and human resources professionals on performance issues and disciplinary matters.For over 10 years, Cinnamon practiced law as a litigation attorney at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, representing clients in complex commercial and employment litigation and securities arbitrations. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is also a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Cinnamon earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt Law School.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. This activity has been approved for up to 4.0 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.