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CONDUCTING IN-HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS


--- 1.0 CA,CO,CT,FL,GA,ID,IL,NC,NJ,NY,PA,WA
--- labor law / trial
--- course production date: 12/4/2015
--- presented by KRISTINE EDNA KWONG

KRISTINE EDNA KWONG
Under both federal and state anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, employers are legally mandated to conduct internal investigations upon receipt of a discrimination and/or harassment complaint. Oftentimes, the strength of a case is tethered on the quality of the investigation, including the quality of the investigator, the forms of questions asked and the scope of the investigation.

This presentation discusses how to conduct an internal investigation, when an investigation is required, the nuts and bolts of conducting an investigation and how to assess credibility, make findings of facts and legal issues that may arise during the course of the investigation.

Key course points are:
• Learn when to start an investigation.
• Learn how to prepare for investigation.
• Learn interview techniques to elicit important information.
• How to make Factual Findings.
• Elements of an Investigative Report.


--- presented by KRISTINE EDNA KWONG

Kristine E. Kwong is partner in the Los Angeles office of Musick Peeler and Garrett, LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of business, employment and labor law, counseling, litigation, transactions, executive compensation and executive mobility matters.

Ms. Kwong represents both public and private sector entities in arbitration, hearings, EEOC, DFEH, NLRB, PERB, federal and state courts throughout the State of California.

Ms. Kwong's practice also includes the drafting and updating of policy manuals, codes of conduct, restrictive covenants, trade secret agreements and severance packages. She is also a contributing author to the CEB publication, Drafting Employment Documents for California Employers.