Baltimore Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar
May 25, 2016 ♦ 9 am to 4 pm
Loyola University Maryland
Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Dr
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
The sixth 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 approved
Sustaining Members $125
Please note that pre-payment is required.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Keith Rohman is the president of Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII) in Los Angeles, a firm with over 30 years’ experience assisting corporations, government entities and attorneys. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, including litigation related to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, allegations of shootings of Iraqis by Blackwater, Inc., the trial against Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King, and numerous capital murder cases. Mr. Rohman is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where he teaches fact investigation. Mr. Rohman served as the court appointed Monitor in the matter of Pierce v. Orange County, et al., a federal ADA class action case filed on behalf of disabled inmates at the Orange County Jail. He was appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to the Equity Oversight Panel (EOP) of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, a civilian oversight board that oversees Internal Affairs investigations of discrimination allegations at the LASD. PII was contracted to investigate discrimination complaints against elected officials and high-level County executives with the County of Los Angeles, and was selected by the City of Los Angeles as an investigator for the Special Committee on Investigative Oversight which handles similar investigations. Mr. Rohman served as the executive director of Los Angeles City Office of Discrimination Investigation, which conducted more than 300 employment discrimination investigations, and provided recommendations to the City Council on restructuring how the city handled these matters. Mr. Rohman is a sustaining member of AWI and has been a popular speaker at AWI annual conferences, seminars, webinars, and Institutes.
Naomi Butterfield is a member of Bernstein Shur's Labor and Employment Practice Group; her practice focuses on the unique needs of public and private educational institutions. In her 18 years practicing law, she has advised and counseled clients regarding planning, policy and strategies for minimizing risk. Naomi has experience representing clients with regard to: Preventing and defending discrimination and disability claims including Title IX; Administration of personnel policies; FERPA and protection of records; Bullying and sexual harassment; Contract compliance; Campus and workplace safety. Naomi has appeared on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts, as well as numerous state and federal agencies, including the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Naomi served as general counsel to the Community College System of New Hampshire where she counseled the seven colleges, the board of trustees and the chancellor's office on matters of state and federal law. Naomi has served as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General in New Hampshire and in Colorado.
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.
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.
Location: 2034 Greenspring Dr, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
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Contact: AWI Office