MEGA SESSION Advanced Internal Investigations: Tips, Tools and Cautionary Tales

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Learn to apply a simple framework to internal investigations and understand the importance of effective, timely investigations in employment-related cases.

Investigations can cover a wide range of different issues, from allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, to policy violations, safety incidents and disagreements between co-workers. The timeliness and effectiveness of an internal investigation is often at the crux of later scrutiny by a government agency, auditor, judge or jury. Get tips and tools to help you define and proceduralize an effective approach to internal investigations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Tips for analyzing fact patterns and identifying the type of investigation to be conducted.
  • Determining who should conduct an investigation.
  • Determining what are the objectives of the investigation and what is the deliverable.
  • Tools and techniques for conducting your investigation.
  • Legal implications of timely and effective internal investigations.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Michael Cajer Mason, SHRM-SCP

Michael Cajer

In his global labor and employment practice, Mike assists clients with policy drafting, internal investigations, compliance advice, restructuring, management training, representation before administrative agencies, and, when necessary, litigation. For the past year, Mike has been imbedded with the legal department of a large international company providing global L&E support and leading internal investigations. He also spent six years in executive roles as Senior L&E Counsel and Director for a large public company. In those roles, he oversaw litigation, selected and managed outside counsel, and oversaw part of the company’s compliance function. Additionally, Mike conducted internal investigations and audit responses, trained management, managed a team of HR professionals, served as lead negotiator in collective bargaining, led the diversity and inclusion program, and represented the company before federal administrative agencies including the NLRB, EEOC, DOL, OFCCP, OSHA, and NRC.

Westgate Pavilion 1-3
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Mega Session
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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