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How to Conduct Workplace Investigations

Join the Royal attorneys as they present a seminar on 10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation on Thursday, January 17, 2019 Recent state and federal court decisions underscore the importance of conducting thorough investigations. Some of t…
resent a seminar on How to Conduct Workplace Investigations on Thursday…rscore the importance of conducting thorough investigations.  Some of the topics to be discussed in the https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/workplace-investigations-and-preventing-harassment1/

Preparing for I-9 Audits

There will be an insurgence going forward of I-9 audits in relation to workers employed within the United States. All U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and work authorization of their U.S. employees hired after the year 1986, according to…
specific ICE office and agent conducting the investigation as to whether ICE will grant an extension to… are producing to ICE. As with all workplace investigations where documents leave the building https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/preparing-i-9-audits/

Workplace Investigations and Preventing Harassment

In your job, are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts? Allegations of harassment? Employee theft? If so, Royal, P.C.’s seminar on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal court decisions underscore …
Daniel Carr presented a seminar on Workplace Investigations and Preventing Harassment on Friday…rscore the importance of conducting thorough investigations. HR professionals https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/workplace-investigations-and-preventing-harassment/

Workplace Investigations and Preventing Harassment

In your job, are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts? Allegations of harassment? Employee theft? If so, Royal, P.C.’s workshop on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal court decisions underscore…
are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts…s seminar on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal court https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/workplace-investigations-and-preventing-harassment/

Attorney-Client Privilege in the Context of an Organizational Client

On April 19, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the office of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen. The resulting media coverage demonstrated a widespread misunderstanding of attorney-client privilege.
the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the office of President Trump https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/attorney-client-privilege-context-organizational-client/

Chapter 11 Can't Protect Companies Who Break Covenant of Good Faith

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Joan N. Feeney has ruled that an at-will employee who filed a whistleblower complaint against her employer was entitled to severance and can seek benefits against the employer’s Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) estate.
s prompt investigation of the complaints filed by Briggs and her co https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/chapter-11-cant-protect-companies-who-break-covenant-good-faith/

Royal, P.C. Attorneys Successfully Obtain LOPC Finding in Discrimination and Retalition Case

Royal acquires a lack of probable cause finding for a claim with two EEOC charges. A former employee brought charges of discrimination (sex) and retaliation. The attorneys at Royal, P.C. successfully argued that the employer properly conducted a thorough…
t the employer properly conducted a thorough investigation and applied appropriate discipline when the https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-succesfully-obtains-lack-probable-cause-finding/

Final Rule Issued Regarding Discrimination by Health Care Agencies

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its Final Rule implementing the prohibition of discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.
conduct compliance reviews and complaint investigations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/final-rule-issued-regarding-discrimination-health-care-agencies/

10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

On October 13, 2016, Royal, P.C. held a workshop on 10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation.
hop on 10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation. Recent state and federal court decisions…rscore the importance of conducting thorough investigations.  Some of the topics discussed in the works https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/10-tips-how-conduct-workplace-investigation/

10 Tips on How to Do a Workplace Investigation

In your job, are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts? Allegations of harassment? Employee theft? If so, Royal, P.C.’s workshop on workplace investigations is for you.
are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts…s workshop on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal cou https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/10-tips-how-do-workplace-investigation2/

10 Tips on How to Do a Workplace Investigation

In your job, are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts? Allegations of harassment? Employee theft? If so, Royal, P.C.’s workshop on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal court decisions undersc…
are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts…s workshop on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal cou https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/10-tips-how-do-workplace-investigation1/

10 Tips on How to Do a Workplace Investigation

In your job, are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts? Allegations of harassment? Employee theft? If so, Royal, P.C.’s workshop on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal court decisions undersc…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/10-tips-how-do-workplace-investigation/

EEOC Issued Enforcement Guide on Retaliation and Related Issues

The EEOC recently issued its Enforcement Guide on Retaliation and Related Issues. The Guide incorporates recent court decisions as well as the EEOC's own interpretation of the statutes that it enforces regarding employee retaliation claims. The Guide supe…
viding information in an employer's internal investigation regarding EEOC allegations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-enforcement-guide-retaliation-and-related-issues/

Cat's Paw Theory of Discrimination Adopted by the Second Circuit

Employers in Connecticut, Vermont, and New York beware: just this week, the federal appeals court which covers your states adopted the theory of cat's paw discrimination in the context of Title VII claims. Employers in other states should be equally conce…
HR had launched an investigation into her and had examined the male employee… importance of conducting thorough workplace investigations. The court… investigations must consider all claims and examine all of https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/cats-paw-theory-discrimination-adopted-second-circuit/

Self-Audit of Independent Contractors a Good Resolution for the New Year

In 2015, we saw a significant increase of investigations into the misclassification of workers as independent contractors conducted by the Department of Labor (“DOL”). This increase was unsurprising, given Secretary Perez’s statement in December of 2014 …
we saw a significant increase of investigations into the misclassification of workers as in https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/self-audit-independent-contractors-good-resolution-new-year/

Employee Privacy Rights During Administrative Investigations

Administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”) and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) often require detailed information about both current and former employees during their investigations …
is relevant to the charge under investigationou have any questions about the EEOC or MCAD investigation process…th current and former employees during their investigations of employment discrimination complaints.  E https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/employee-privacy-rights-during-administrative-investigations/

NLRB Continues to Expand Definition of Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from constricting protected concerted activity by their employees. The NLRB website states that “concerted activity” is when two or more employees take action for their mutual aid or protection regardin…
interest in conducting a fair and impartial investigation without the interference of Elias. The NL https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-continues-expand-definition-concerted-activity/

The Department of Labor Announces Intent of Increasing the Number of On-Site FMLA Compliance Investigations

Branch Chief Helen Applewhaite of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently called 2014 a “pivotal year for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enforcement.” Applewhaite announced the DOL has goals of increasing its investigators’ access to information …
yment counsel may help you prepare for a DOL investigation by conducting a record… If you receive notification of a pending investigation or on…you through the process of preparing for the investigation and dealing with any DOL findings as a resul https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/department-labor-announces-intent-increasing-number-site-fmla-compliance-investigations/

Practice Areas

e and Documentation Conducting an Effective Investigation into Employee Misconduct Avoiding Sexual an…ts clients in conducting prompt and thorough investigations and remedying any discrimination or harassm https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/about-us/practice-areas/

Beware Acting on Complaints without Proper Investigation

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held in Valazquez-Perez v. Developers Diversified Realty corp. that an employer can be liable for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) for terminat…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/beware-acting-complaints-without-proper-investigation/

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