Charleston SuperVision: Handling Bet-the-Company Issues in Today's (Overly) Scrutinized Workforce
Friday June 22, 2018 8:00 AM TO
Friday June 22, 2018 4:45 PM
300 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Today's media outlets are increasingly focused on the workplace. The headlines are unrelenting: "#MeToo," "Workplace crimes," "pay equity," "jury verdicts for employee…," "ethics complaints," and they haven't slowed down. How do you manage your workforce when faced with this increased scrutiny?
This year, Spilman SuperVision™ will address best practices for handling bet-the-company HR compliance issues in the age of heightened media coverage, including:
• Corporate criminal charges
• Sexual misconduct allegations
• Corporate internal investigations
• Gender equity
• Lessons learned by employee claims and verdicts
Join us for a lunch and learn to discuss labor and employment law hot topics.
SuperVision™ is offered at no charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including company CEOs, presidents, human resource directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel. This activity has been approved by HRCI for 6.0 recertification credit hours, by SHRM for 6.0 PDCs and by The West Virginia State Bar for 7.20 CLE credits, including 4.80 ethics/other credits.
8:00 - Registration
8:30 - Welcome and Introduction
8:45 - The Ethics Hotline: Best Practices for Conducting Internal Investigations
The stakes are high when a company’s reputation is at risk. A poorly conducted internal investigation can leave a company vulnerable to potential litigation. During this session, we will discuss best practices for ethical complaint intake, structuring an investigation, complaint resolution and how to evaluate the effectiveness of the complaint process.
9:45 - Break
10:00 - Best Practices for Handling External Criminal Investigations
This session will cover best practices for handling criminal investigations in order to streamline communications with the government and your employees and how to help minimize exposure to negative press and criminal charges.
11:00 - #MeToo: Workplace Harassment in the Post-Weinstein Era
Over the past year, stories of sexual harassment in the workplace have been exposed, and many companies are being held responsible for the way they handled sexual harassment accusations. During this session, learn best practices for coordinating an immediate and effective comprehensive approach to handling allegations of severe sexual misconduct at the very highest levels of the organization.
12:00 - Lunch & Learn
1:30 - Best-in-Class Employment Practices and Compliance from Lessons Learned by Employee Claims and Verdicts
Seemingly minor issues with your employment practices and policies can easily transform into major problems, including employee claims, lawsuits and possibly adverse trial verdicts. This session will focus on developing best practices to keep employees in the workplace and away from the courthouse.
2:30 - Break
2:45 - Gender Equity: Being Part of the Solution Before You are Called Part of the Problem
Gender equity remains a focus of federal agencies as well as the news media. As an employer, your obligation to provide an equitable workplace for men and women extends not just to compliance with the law, but also with staying in the good graces of an accusing internet world that does not sleep. This session is designed to help you know how to review your current business situation, including pay, to know where you stand, defend against any claims of unfair treatment and how to adapt so you can become a leader in this area.
3:45 - Mock Trial
We will put what we have learned in the program into practice through a series of illustrative mock trial vignettes. We will compare and contrast the best practice approaches with other approaches in a live mock trial setting so you can walk away from our event with a theoretical, practical and demonstrative understanding of legal quandaries with which companies are faced.
4:45 - Adjourn