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Seminar: Workplace Investigation Basics - Oakland , CA
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Oakland Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar

September 14, 2016 ♦ 9 am to 4 pm
Marguerite Malloy and Amy Oppenheimer

Preservation Park
Ginn Large Room
660 13th St.
Oakland CA, 94612

Marguerite Malloy
Amy Oppenheimer

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

Members $250
Sustaining Members $125
Non-Members $395
Please note that pre-payment is required.

If interested in attending, please call or email the office to be added to the waitlist.

Marguerite Malloy is associate counsel of the Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association (ACERA), a public agency which is the retirement pension plan for over 20,000 current and former public employees in Alameda County, California. ACERA is governed by a Board of Retirement consisting of nine members and two alternates, and has over 90 employees. Ms. Malloy provides legal advice and assistance to the ACERA Board of Retirement and ACERA staff. Her responsibilities include workplace investigations and other employment matters. Since ACERA is a public agency, Ms. Malloy's expertise includes conducting public sector workplace investigations. Ms. Malloy has been a member of AWI since 2010, has attended numerous AWI programs, and received a certificate of completion from AWI's 2014 Institute.

Amy Oppenheimer has over 30 years of experience in employment law—as an attorney, investigator, arbitrator, mediator, trainer, and administrative law judge. She has trained employees and employers throughout the US in how to prevent harassment, how to investigate workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and in diversity in the workplace. She has performed impartial investigations for a large range of employers—public and private, large and small. A trial qualified expert in State and Federal court, Ms. Oppenheimer has testified for both the plaintiff and the defense about employment practices in preventing, responding to and investigating workplace harassment. She has testified at deposition, arbitration or trial more than 60 times. Ms. Oppenheimer is the author of numerous articles about harassment and discrimination, and is co-author of one of the few books about the practice of investigations,Investigating Workplace Harassment, How to be Fair, Thorough and Legal, (Society of Human Resource Management, 2003). She speaks frequently on these issues. Ms. Oppenheimer is the founder and past president of the Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc. (AWI), past president of Berkeley Dispute Resolution Services, and an advisor to the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California. 

HR Certification Institute Seal

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: Preservation Park, Ginn Large Room, 660 13th St., Oakland CA, 94612

For more information:

Contact: AWI Office
Phone: 206.209.5278