Qualifies for 5 General Recertification Credits
Registration: NCHRA Members $249 / General $329
Too often investigations give rise to unusual issues and dilemmas new to investigators — creating additional risk for employers. Don’t get caught off guard! Learn to handle the unexpected, even when it emerges in the middle of a witness interview or discussion with management. Discover tools for recognizing and identifying complex issues, and explore ways to address them without disrupting or impacting the integrity of the investigation.
Capitalizing on the presenters' combined years of experience conducting both internal and external investigations, you’ll leave the seminar with a keener sense of when and how to react to unusual situations during an investigation.
About the Presenters
Lisa Buehler has over 20 years of legal experience. She has conducted hundreds of investigations for both public and private employers on a wide range of matters, including claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower complaints, and employee misconduct. Lisa also provides employment law advice to California employers, executives, managers, and human resources professionals. She works closely with her clients to address issues of employee performance, termination, leaves of absence, disability, and wage-hour compliance, and has acted as in-house employment counsel providing daily advice to executives and management on complex issues. Prior to co-founding Ellis Buehler Makus, Lisa ran her own boutique employment law firm for 13 years, where she specialized in conducting workplace investigations. Prior to that, she was a partner at the employment practice firm of Schachter, Kristoff, Orenstein & Berkowitz in San Francisco, where she represented employers and managers in all aspects of employment law and litigated employment claims in state and federal courts. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Eli Makus has a broad range of experience advising employers in all industries, from healthcare to transportation. He advises employers in employment law compliance and partners with clients to identify legal risks and develop efficient, creative solutions before claims arise. Eli conducts independent and unbiased workplace investigations on complex and sensitive workplace disputes. He has trained hundreds of managers and human resources representatives on all aspects of employment law, including introduction to employment law, wage-hour compliance, disability accommodations and leaves of absence, federal contractor compliance, retaliation, discrimination and harassment prevention, social media in the workplace, performance management, and reductions in force. Prior to co-founding Ellis Buehler Makus, Eli served as in-house employment and medical staff counsel for a major California healthcare system. He was also an attorney with Hanson Bridgett LLP, where he provided advice to public and private employers and defended clients in state and federal court actions and administrative proceedings. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.