May 1, 2012 1 to 2 pm PDT (20:00 to 21:00 GMT) Live & Recorded Webinar
Building a Workplace Investigations Practice
Michael Robbins & Rhoma Young
MCLE 1 Hour Approved Live & Recorded
HRCI 1 Hour Approved for Live Only
Two well-known workplace investigators (one a Labor & Employment Attorney, the other a Human Resources Professional and Private Investigator), will share their ideas and experiences about what it takes to start, then build, a successful Workplace Investigations practice. The discussion will include both practical and legal considerations—among others: setting up the organization, creating a professional look, billing practices, insurance issues, certain legal considerations, advertising, networking and many other crucial issues.
Also, they will cover the legal obligation to conduct workplace investigations and how that obligation can be leveraged to help in establishing and expanding the investigation practice. If you’ve wondered how to set up or grow your practice, this is the webinar to attend. If your organization uses external workplace investigators, understanding the issues they face in their practices will help you work with them to better serve the needs of your organization.
Michael Robbins is President of EXTTI, Incorporated. EXTTI provides Expert Testimony, Training and Investigation services in employment matters. He is a frequent lecturer and author on employment issues. Mr. Robbins has conducted over 250 workplace investigations and has served as an expert witness in well over 400 employment cases--mostly on investigation and interactive process issues. Prior to forming EXTTI, he was a Labor & Employment attorney for 20 years--including 4 years as in-house counsel and 16 years in two nationally recognized law firms. Mr. Robbins graduated Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University and received his JD degree from UCLA School of Law. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, is a founding member and President of the Society of Independent Workplace Investigators (SIWI) and is a Charter Member and Vice President of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).
Rhoma Young is the principal of Rhoma Young & Associates (RY&A), management consultants in HR policies and practices. Her consulting focuses on planning and problem avoidance strategies, including the implementation of performance management processes, conducting HR audits, advice on workforce restructuing and working with employers on thorny disability/accomodation questions. She fosters a practical, no nonsense approach to problem prevention via executive coaching and informal workplace mediation. She helps large and small employers avoid/deal with litigation in a wide array of workplace situations and complaints by investigating, analyzing and resolving potentially "hot," costly and politically sensitive problems. She serves as an expert witness in related employment related litigation and mitigation of damages. Prior to RY&A, Ms. Young held management positions with General Motors, Boise Cascade and Los Angeles County in labor relations, HR and corrections. She is active in NCHRA, SHRM and AWI. She is a licensed (California) Private Investigator. Ms. Young has taught HR professionals at UC, SFSU and Mills. She has an M.A. in management from Pepperdine, was a Weinberg Fellow at Cornell's School of Industrial Relations and did her undergraduate work at UCLA. She attended executive programs at Wharton, Cal Tech and the University of Chicago.