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Guideposts for Successful Internal Investigations: Part 2 – Commencing and Concluding the Investigation

Part 1 of this two-part series explored the five steps to consider before and at the start of any internal investigation. The next five steps focus on conducting and concluding the investigation and will help guide a company during the actual investigation, after establishing its framework. Gather Information. The investigator should: (a) assess the complaint … Continue Reading

Guideposts for Successful Internal Investigations: Part 1 – Establishing an Investigation’s Framework

The ability to effectively conduct internal investigations is essential to any business. From fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2018, the number of whistleblower retaliation complaints filed with OSHA has increased by 29 percent. Between 2007 and 2017, retaliation claims filed with the EEOC nearly doubled. In fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the Justice Department … Continue Reading

Best Practices When a Current Employee Complains

It is vital that all employers investigate internal complaints that may be covered under a variety of laws, including EEO laws (for example, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and state EEO laws), whistleblower laws such as, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd Frank (and state whistleblower laws), OSHA, the False Claims Act, and the NLRA. Additionally, employers conduct investigations in … Continue Reading

Not All Internal Investigations Are Created Equal

Companies face increasing demands for internal investigations.  This increase may be attributed to a surge in retaliation charges, whistleblower liability and the creation of internal hotlines making it easier for employees to raise concerns, among other things.  While a company already may have an existing internal investigations process, it must proceed with caution: not all … Continue Reading
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