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Workplace Investigations in Louisiana

Avoid the hidden legal and other land mines surrounding workplace investigations. Most executives and HR professionals will have to conduct at least one formal investigation during their careers. Many will have to do so on numerous occasions for reasons such as theft, drug possession, discrimination, threats, assaults or sexual harassment. Many will also have to conduct internal investigations or cooperate in investigations by governmental agencies on issues involving OSHA and I-9s. These reference materials will ensure that when you are faced with conducting an investigation, you will be fully aware of your legal rights and responsibilities and understand the practical ways to deal with these difficult issues. Benefits for You •Properly and effectively handle investigations related to employee discipline and termination •Explore the recent NLRB decisions on issues relating to requesting confidentiality in investigations •Avoid the legal pitfalls and receive practical advice on conducting pre-employment investigations •Investigate harassment allegations in a legal and effective manner •Steer clear of I-9 violations by conducting internal audits and by learning how to handle a government audit •Tips for preventing OSHA violations, conducting internal OSHA audits and handling government inspections
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Effective Investigations in Employee Discipline and Termination Situations
— Greg Guidry
  • Key Elements of an Effective Investigation
  • Documenting the Investigation
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Investigating Employee Misconduct
  • Special Issues for Unionized Employers in Workplace Investigations
  • Special Issues for Public Sector Employers in Workplace Investigations
  • Special Investigation Issues When the Employee Misconduct May Also Be Criminal
Handling Pre-Employment Investigations and Inquiries
— Maria Fabre Manuel
  • Background Checks
  • Pre-Employment Medical Examinations
  • Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Legal Implications of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and Other Laws
What to Do When Faced With an Allegation of Harassment
— Maria Fabre Manuel
  • Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment
  • The Duty to Investigate
  • Affirmative Defenses to Claims of Harassment
  • Investigation and Documentation of Harassment Claims
Conducting Internal I-9 Compliance Audits
— Maria Fabre Manuel
  • Regulations
  • Common Errors
  • Corrective Action
The Do's and Don'ts of OSHA Inspections
— Greg R. Mier
  • Pre-Inspection Tactics
  • When OSHA Arrives
  • Search Warrants
  • The Inspection
  • Closing Conference
  • The Citation
Privacy Issues and Laws Affecting Workplace Investigations
— Gregory Kent Moroux Sr.
  • Investigating Alleged Theft and Fraud
  • Invasion of Privacy Claims
  • Email, Voice Mail, Telephone and Other Electronic Monitoring
  • Practical Considerations
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Maria Fabre Manuel

Maria Fabre Manuel – Moderator

Onebane Law Firm

  • Shareholder with the Onebane Law Firm
  • Focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including leave advice and litigation, wage and hour advice and litigation, drug and alcohol testing, employee handbook review and preparation, supervisory and management training, employment discrimination litigation and advice, health care litigation and compliance advice, and immigration compliance
  • Extensive experience litigating employment law cases in federal and state court, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, immigration, leave, wage and other issues
  • Former state council director for the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management and a former president of the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management
  • Senior professional of human resources (SPHR)
  • Current legislative activities director of LASHRM and ASHRM
  • J.D. degree, with honors, Louisiana State University, served as senior editor of the Law Review
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Greg R. Mier – Moderator

Onebane Law Firm

  • Partner with the Onebane Law Firm
  • Practice focuses on labor law, OSHA compliance, intellectual property law and environmental law
  • Registered patent attorney
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University School of Law; B.S. degree in chemical engineering, Texas A&M University
Gregory Kent Moroux Sr.

Gregory Kent Moroux Sr. – Moderator

Onebane Law Firm

  • Attorney with the Onebane Law Firm
  • Focuses on federal and state court litigation and jury trials, encompassing all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Former assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana
  • J.D. degree, Louisiana State University; B.A. degree, University of Southwestern Louisiana
James D. Bayard

James D. Bayard

Onebane Law Firm

  • Attorney with the Onebane Law Firm
  • Practices in the areas of labor and employment law
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Loyola Law Review; graduate, University of Southwestern Louisiana
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Product ID: 391012
Published 2013
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