This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, attorneys, business owners and managers.
Each employer has questions about how to conduct investigations of employee-related matters in accordance with the state and federal laws and regulations. This seminar will touch on the major issues contained in the laws and regulations, and it will provide proper training as to what employers and their attorneys need to know in order to protect themselves against unwanted claims brought against them by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and other state and federal entities.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claims
• Investigating Applicants
• Investigating Workers’ Compensation Claims
• Investigating Misconduct
• Employee Privacy
• Employee Termination
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claims
A. Harassment Generally
B. Sexual Harassment In Missouri
C. Conducting An Effective Sexual Harassment Investigation
D. Sexual Discrimination
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Investigating Applicants
A. Drug Testing (Of Current Employees Also)
B. Interviewing Do’s And Don’ts
C. References – General Suggestions And Potential Risks
D. Fair Credit Reporting Act – General Provisions, Violations
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
III. Investigating Workers’ Compensation Claims
A. Medical Records
1. Obtaining Medical Records And Their Admissibility
2. Important Things To Look For In Medical Records
2. Videotape As A Statement For Discovery Purposes
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Investigating Misconduct
A. General Suggestions For Investigative Techniques
B. Practical Considerations In Investigations
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
V. Employee Privacy
B. Main Provisions Of Federal Wiretap Act
C. Missouri Wiretap Act
D. Lie Detector Tests And Federal Law
E. Personal Relationships, Monitoring, Searches And Surveillance
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VI. Employee Termination
2. Validity – Protective Interest And Reasonableness
B. Trade Secrets
1. Key Provisions Of Missouri Uniform Trade Secrets Act
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Questions And Answers