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Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Workplace

Contains material from Jun 2018 to Jun 2022

Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Workplace
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Session 1: Investigative Triggers and Internal Investigations - In-house counsel will experience matters that may implicate potential government involvement; like hotline complaints, whistleblowers, or compliance clues. Hear a discussion on the fundamentals and best practices for internal investigations, communications with corporate leadership, and avoiding gatekeeper ethics and liability snares.

Session 2: Handling and Responding to an Investigation (When Your Employees Are Remote) - As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have transitioned important business functions from in-person to fully remote. Discuss key practical issues for companies to consider when carrying out investigations in the remote working environment.

Session 3: Whistleblowers - A plaintiff-side and defense-side lawyer discuss protections and pitfalls for individuals and employers under state and federal whistleblower statutes.

Session 4: The New Landscape for Sexual Harassment Claims in Texas - Texas lawmakers have recently expanded the protections for employees asserting sexual harassment claims. Analyze the new longer statute of limitations, broader definition of employer, potential individual liability, heightened duty to respond, and more.

Session 5: Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech - Analyze legal and practical implications of employee activism and political speech including best practices for employee training, policy development, and navigating related day-to-day workplace realities.

Session 6: Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its enactment. With an aging baby boomer population, employees working past traditional retirement age, and millennials moving into management positions—these issues are more important than ever. Discuss strategies for managing multi-generational workforces and preventing age discrimination claims.

Session 7: Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies - Anti-harassment policies that prohibit only conduct that is strictly unlawful do not go far enough to guarantee a respectful workplace for employees. But broadly-drafted policies that require civility in workplace interactions can have unintended consequences. Examine the pros and cons of policies that go beyond unlawful behavior, and what they can mean for you and your clients.

Session 8: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality - Understand the fundamental tensions in anti-discrimination law, how it impacts plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation system, and hear practical recommendations for how to better respond to persistent patterns of discrimination.

Session 9: Recent Developments and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion - Review best practices in diversity and inclusion, with a specific focus on the evolving impact of the pandemic (health and racial).

Session 10: How to Be an Ethical Ally (When You Work with a Bunch of Attorneys) - Are you a person who notices inequities around you? Do you want to respond when you see or hear another person being slighted? Do you work with a bunch of attorneys? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the ethics presentation is for you. We'll dive into some common biases sometimes seen in law firms and legal departments and discuss how you can effectively interrupt these biases by being an ally to your peers and to your profession.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.75 | 2.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2023

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1. Investigative Triggers and Internal Investigations (Jun 2022)

Jay Dewald, Sergio V. Leal, Tim Newman, Kelly Vickers

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1.00 | 0.50 ethics
Investigative Triggers and Internal Investigations (Jun 2022)

In-house counsel will experience matters that may implicate potential government involvement; like hotline complaints, whistleblowers, or compliance clues. Hear a discussion on the fundamentals and best practices for internal investigations, communications with corporate leadership, and avoiding gatekeeper ethics and liability snares. 

Originally presented: Apr 2022 Corporate Counsel Institute

Jay Dewald, Norton Rose Fulbright - Dallas, TX
Sergio V. Leal, Ericsson - Bellaire, TX
Tim Newman, Haynes Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
Kelly Vickers, Kimberly Clark Corp. - Dallas, TX

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2. Handling and Responding to an Investigation (When Your Employees Are Remote) (Jun 2021)

Jeff Barnes, Alex Bourelly, Mark J. Oberti

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics
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48 mins
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48 mins
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Handling and Responding to an Investigation (When Your Employees Are Remote) (Jun 2021)

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have transitioned important business functions from in-person to fully remote. Discuss key practical issues for companies to consider when carrying out investigations in the remote working environment.

Originally presented: Apr 2021 Corporate Counsel Institute

Jeff Barnes, Rice University, Office of the General Counsel - Houston, TX
Alex Bourelly, Baker Botts - Washington, DC
Mark J. Oberti, Oberti Sullivan LLP - Houston, TX

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3. Whistleblowers (Jun 2022)

Drew L. Harris, Austin Kaplan

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics
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45 mins
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11 pgs
Session 3 —45 mins
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Whistleblowers (Jun 2022)

A plaintiff-side and defense-side lawyer discuss protections and pitfalls for individuals and employers under state and federal whistleblower statutes.

Originally presented: May 2022 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Drew L. Harris, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
Austin Kaplan, Kaplan Law Firm - Austin, TX

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4. The New Landscape for Sexual Harassment Claims in Texas (Jun 2022)

Harrison M. Smith

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27 mins
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18 pgs
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14 pgs
Session 4 —27 mins
0.50
The New Landscape for Sexual Harassment Claims in Texas (Jun 2022)

Texas lawmakers have recently expanded the protections for employees asserting sexual harassment claims. Analyze the new longer statute of limitations, broader definition of employer, potential individual liability, heightened duty to respond, and more.

Originally presented: May 2022 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Harrison M. Smith, Schmoyer Reinhard LLP - Fort Worth, TX

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5. Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech (Jun 2020)

Laura M. Merritt

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27 mins
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Session 5 —27 mins
0.50
Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech (Jun 2020)

Analyze legal and practical implications of employee activism and political speech including best practices for employee training, policy development, and navigating related day-to-day workplace realities.

Originally presented: May 2020 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Laura M. Merritt, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

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6. Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap (Jun 2019)

Katrina Grider

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29 mins
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29 mins
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9 pgs
Session 6 —29 mins
0.50
Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap (Jun 2019)

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its enactment. With an aging baby boomer population, employees working past traditional retirement age, and millennials moving into management positions—these issues are more important than ever. Discuss strategies for managing multi-generational workforces and preventing age discrimination claims.

Originally presented: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

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7. Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies (Jun 2019)

Christopher H. Hahn

0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25
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20 mins
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19 mins
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13 pgs
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8 pgs
Session 7 —20 mins
0.25
Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies (Jun 2019)

Anti-harassment policies that prohibit only conduct that is strictly unlawful do not go far enough to guarantee a respectful workplace for employees. But broadly-drafted policies that require civility in workplace interactions can have unintended consequences. Examine the pros and cons of policies that go beyond unlawful behavior, and what they can mean for you and your clients.

Originally presented: May 2019 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Christopher H. Hahn, Dell - Round Rock, TX

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8. Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality (Jun 2018)

Laura Beth Nielsen

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75
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47 mins
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47 mins
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Session 8 —47 mins
0.75
Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality (Jun 2018)

Understand the fundamental tensions in anti-discrimination law, how it impacts plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation system, and hear practical recommendations for how to better respond to persistent patterns of discrimination.

Originally presented: May 2018 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Laura Beth Nielsen, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation - Chicago, IL

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9. Recent Developments and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion (Jun 2021)

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani, Mickey L. Washington

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75
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(mp4)
46 mins
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46 mins
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17 pgs
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9 pgs
Session 9 —46 mins
0.75
Recent Developments and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion (Jun 2021)

Review best practices in diversity and inclusion, with a specific focus on the evolving impact of the pandemic (health and racial).

Originally presented: May 2021 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Austin, TX
Mickey L. Washington, Washington & Associates, PLLC - Houston, TX

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10. How to Be an Ethical Ally (When You Work with a Bunch of Attorneys) (Mar 2020)

DeDe Church

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics
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64 mins
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1.00 | 1.00 ethics
How to Be an Ethical Ally (When You Work with a Bunch of Attorneys) (Mar 2020)

Are you a person who notices inequities around you? Do you want to respond when you see or hear another person being slighted? Do you work with a bunch of attorneys? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the ethics presentation is for you. We'll dive into some common biases sometimes seen in law firms and legal departments and discuss how you can effectively interrupt these biases by being an ally to your peers and to your profession.

Originally presented: Feb 2020 How to Be an Ethical Ally (When You Work with a Bunch of Attorneys)

DeDe Church, DeDe Church & Associates, LLC - Austin, TX