Topic: internal investigation

5 Tips for Running an Effective Workplace Investigation

“Workplace investigations have become more important for reasons of productivity, personnel management, and litigation avoidance. Moreover, the range of matters that are the subject of investigations has become broader, and there is greater potential liability for mistakes during investigations.” (Ogletree Deakins) Internal investigations are an important HR tool for sorting out workplace disputes, allegations of… Read more »

NLRB Rules Witness Statements Are No Longer Confidential

“In yet another reversal of longstanding, bright-line precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has changed dramatically the rule applicable to employers in responding to union information requests seeking employee witness statements collected during a workplace investigation.” (Ogletree Deakins) Since 1978, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowed employers to maintain the confidentiality… Read more »

HR Update: 5 Best Practices for Internal Investigations

“…[E]mployers are presented with circumstances on a regular basis that must be investigated effectively to avoid significant legal liability… [K]eep in mind that an internal investigation may become your defense in any subsequent litigation and therefore may be subject to significant scrutiny by the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s lawyer and possibly a jury. As a result,… Read more »