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Hot Topics in Workplace Investigations Webcast & KSB Law Launches Virtual Investigation Training

Hot Topics in Workplace Investigations Webcast

On June 30, 2020, a Webcast entitled Hot Topics in Workplace Investigations 2020, was presented by New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJ ICLE) in cooperation with the Labor and Employment Law Section. Speakers included Kirsten S. Branigan, Esq., Elizabeth W. Gramigna, Esq., and Dina M. Mastellone, Esq.

Topics impacting workplace investigations were presented as follows:

• Conducting Remote Investigations in a Pandemic: Technology, Privilege and Privacy Concerns

• 2020 Division on Civil Rights Report on Preventing and Eliminating Sexual Harassment: Investigation Best Practices

• 2020 NLRB Confidentiality Rule (Apogee overrules Banner)

Virtual Investigation Training Services for Clients

KSBranigan Law has launched an interactive investigation training for clients, Best Practices on Handling Employee Complaints and Investigations in a virtual format. The proper management of complaints is as important as ever in the current climate of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. Employee complaints of racial discrimination and implicit/unconscious bias; coronavirus health and safety concerns; and sexual harassment continue to be pressing concerns. Entities should ensure that those conducting investigations are well-trained in accordance with the Investigation Best Practices issued by the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.

This comprehensive investigation training can be tailored for specific clients. Attendees are educated on the mechanics of handling complaints and conducting investigations through an evolving fact pattern. The attorney trainers address complex and challenging issues that arise in workplace investigations. The target audience for this program includes professionals from legal, compliance, and human resources departments and senior leaders and managers involved in employment-related complaints.

Recent Related Publications:

DCR Report and Proposed Legislation Aim to Enhance Harassment Protections (March 12, 2020 New Jersey Law Journal)

NLRB Decision Broadens Workplace Investigation Confidentiality Rules (February 24, 2020 New Jersey Law Journal)