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    January Breakfast Meeting - Sex, Lies, and Lie Detector Tests - how to conduct an effective internal investigation

    Date: January 8, 2020, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Akron Area SHRM
    Hilton Garden Inn Akron
    1307 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Breakfast and Networking
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students, $15 Members-in-transition
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                                Sex, Lies, and Lie Detector Tests:                                             how to conduct an effective internal investigation

    Many times as HR Professionals, we are tasked with putting on the good old detective hat! When it comes to resolving workplace investigations, you play a critical role in finding justice for your employees and your organization. 

    How you respond to employee complaints and conduct investigations greatly impacts you and your organization’s possible risk. If you’re looking for a clear understanding of the legal side of workplace investigations, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

    The presentation will cover the following issues:

    • What triggers an investigation?
    • Selecting the right investigator
    • Reviewing your internal policies and applicable laws
    • Collecting electronic evidence
    • Properly Interviewing Witnesses
    • Reviewing and Weighing the Evidence
    • Preparing a final report
    • Taking Remedial Action

    Join us as Stephanie E. Harley of Ulmer & Berne LLP, presents:

    Stephanie’s areas of expertise include the full gamut of employment counseling, conflict resolution, and litigation. The counseling side of her practice focuses on litigation avoidance including matters involving daily personnel decisions, discipline and termination, reductions-in-force, benefits and FMLA administration, disability accommodations procedures, wage and hour issues, harassment and discrimination investigations, handbook and policy drafting, implementation and enforcement, employee and supervisory training, performance management, and contract and agreement drafting (non-competes, trade secret protection, independent contractors, etc.).

    With respect to conflict resolution, Stephanie has successfully guided companies, business units, and leadership teams through periods of opposition by facilitating open communication and understanding of positions and priorities. Stephanie also counsels clients on ways to improve workplace culture and implement diversity and inclusiveness initiatives.

    Stephanie’s litigation experience includes representation of large, medium, and small-sized employers in lawsuits alleging all types of discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and violations of virtually every employment law and statute including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), the Equal Pay Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and all corresponding state laws as well as Ohio common law claims such as wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, promissory estoppel, and others. Stephanie has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. 

    Thank you to our January Sponsor!



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