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Workplace Investigations in Ohio

Get on the road to success – gain winning strategies for navigating the labyrinth of legal issues surrounding investigations in the workplace. Whether the issue is a harassment complaint, a threat of workplace violence or another workplace dispute – prompt, fair and thorough investigations are essential in order to minimize your legal risk. This audio and manual package will provide you with practical guidance and actual experience in conducting effective workplace investigations. In today’s legal environment, an investigation itself can create new or increased liability when handled incorrectly. The panel of experienced professionals will share surefire techniques for conducting fair and legally defensible workplace investigations. Benefits for You - Learn the different types of investigation techniques to defend claims - Discover how to write a bulletproof investigative report - Find out what you need to know about keeping investigative files - Participate in mock investigation scenarios
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Agenda

Overview of the Types of Workplace Investigations: General Privacy Issues in Ohio
— Elizabeth Ann Crosby, Esq.
  • Review of State and Federal Compliance Agencies and Investigations Related to Those Claims
    • EEOC Related Compliance
    • NLRB Related Compliance
    • DOL Related Compliance
    • Workers' Compensation
Investigations Related to Workers' Compensation Claims
— Elizabeth Ann Crosby, Esq.
  • Types of Investigation Techniques to Defend Claims
  • Use of the Fruits of Investigation at Administrative Hearings
  • How Do HIPAA and the ADA Restrict Workers' Compensation Investigations?
Internal Investigations and EEOC Claims
— Julie A. Trout, Esq.
  • Investigating Discrimination and Harassment Allegations
Internal Investigations and EEOC Claims (Continued)
— Julie A. Trout, Esq.
  • EEOC Charge Investigation Process
Memorializing and Concluding the Investigation
— Jennifer A. Corso
  • Investigative Reports
  • Keeping Investigative Files
  • Closing the Investigation
  • Standards for Assessing the Investigation
Interactive Session – Best Practices in HR Investigations
— Dana S. Elfvin and Kelly S. Lawrence
  • In This Session We Will Put to Use the Knowledge Gained From the Previous Speakers by Introducing Investigation Scenarios and Seeking Guidance From the Audience
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Faculty

Kelly S. Lawrence

Kelly S. Lawrence – Moderator

Frantz Ward LLP

Kelly focuses her practice on labor and employment issues that include the following representative

matte rs:

o Defending employers in federal and state courts in wrongful termination, discrimination,

retaliation, wage and hour and ERISA cases.

. Appearing on behalf of employers before the EEOC and related state agencies.

¡ Drafting and negotiating employment agreements, confidentiality and noncompetition

agreements a nd severance agreements.

o Advising management on legal issues relating to hiring and firing employees, mass layoffs,

plant closures, and personnel policies,

. Representing companies in unfair labor practice and representation cases.

o Providing employers legal advice in union organizing campaigns, in bargaining with unions,

and in dealing with other union-related issues,

o Speaking and writing on a variety of topics, including state and federal wage and hour laws,

the hiring process, workplace investigations, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

PRACTICE AREAS:

o Labor and Employment

o Employee Benefits Practice

PRACTICE GROUPS:

¡ Labor and Employment

o EmploymentLitigation

¡ Arbitration and Mediation

o ERISA Counseling and Litigation

¡ EmploymentCounseling

o Labor-Management Relations and Litigation

o Affirmative Action Planning

o Executive/EmploymentContracts

o Wage & Hour Compliance and Litigation

EDUCATION:

¡ J,D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law, summo cum laude,2OO2

o Executive Editor for the Cleveland State Law Review

o B.A. Miami University, L997

Jennifer A. Corso

Jennifer A. Corso

Petronzio Schneier Company, LPA

  • Of counsel with Petronzio Schneier Company, LPA
  • Represents small to mid-sized businesses in labor and employment law matters
  • Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law
  • Frequent speaker to business groups and professional associations on employment law issues
  • J.D. degree, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; B.S. degree, Eastern Michigan University
  • Can be contacted at 216-381-3400 or [email protected]
Elizabeth Ann Crosby, Esq.

Elizabeth Ann Crosby, Esq.

Buckley King

  • Partner with Buckley King
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law and workers' compensation
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Author of several publications and frequent speaker
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • J.D. degree, Cleveland Marshall College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Akron
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Dana S. Elfvin

Dana S. Elfvin

Frantz Ward LLP

  • Attorney in the law firm of Frantz Ward LLP
  • Practice focuses on labor and employment law and business litigation
  • J.D. degree, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Can be contacted at 216-515-1669 or [email protected]
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Julie A. Trout, Esq.

Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC

  • Attorney with Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC
  • Assists clients with complying with the full range of labor and employment laws
  • Represents employers in state and federal courts and before the EEOC and state fair employment practice agencies; provides proactive advice to clients
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Member of the Akron Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Law Section; Member of the Ohio State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, University of Akron School of Law; B.S. degree, magna cum laude, Grove City College
  • Can be contacted at 330-867-9998 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 393553
Published 2014
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