Presented by Brook Schaub
To register: Employee Misconduct in a Digital Age
HR professionals are dealing with issues they could not have predicted when they first entered the profession. Pornography in the workplace, stalking, theft of documents, and sexual harassment are now common in many businesses. The world has become digital, so have the methods of acceptable use policies. While HR professionals have updated policies for the digital workplace, not all understand how important digital evidence preservation may be to their company. This course will use examples of violations to reveal how violations have occurred, the need to coordinate with IT professionals, and provide information on eDiscovery and civil litigation issues that affect HR professionals.
1. Provide insight into digital evidence issues involving employee misconduct
2. Explore model policy issues that should be adapted by HR, concerning digital evidence
3. Present related case examples of employee misconduct in the digital world
4. Give guidance on the handling of digital evidence issues in civil, criminal, or union hearing cases
Brook is a no-nonsense kind of guy, which is exactly what Eide Bailly was looking for in 2010 when Brook joined the firm's forensics accounting team in Minneapolis. His experience and expertise in licensed law enforcement and computer forensics is impressive, if not downright intimidating. Brook was the driving force behind the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and is frequently published in a variety of International association newsletters, Bar association journals and law enforcement periodicals. He's a true professional and an invaluable asset to Eide Bailly and our clients.
Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.
Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.
Student non-members: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.
at Lutheran Social Services
3911 20th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
Registration will be capped at 80 attendees and will close when capacity is reached.
To Register: Five Social Media Questions Employers Should Consider
This program will instruct attendees on various legal implications surrounding the use and regulation of social media in the employment context.
This will cover the following topics:
1. The attendees will learn about when it is (and is not) legal to discharge an employee for a social media post.
2. The attendees will learn how and when they can monitor an employee’s social media and other online activity.
3. The attendees will learn how and whether to use social media to screen job applicants.
4. The attendees will learn how to assure the company (not an employee) actually owns its social media accounts.
5. The attendees will learn strategies for dealing with negative online posts.
Kristy L. Albrecht; Attorney at Fredrikson & Byron P.A
Kristy is a shareholder in Fargo, ND and a member of the
Employment & Labor, Litigation, Transportation and Appellate
Groups. She advises employers on a variety of employment law
issues, including hiring, firing, discipline, employee leave laws,
employee handbooks, drug and alcohol policies and separation
Light breakfast will be provided.
Presented by Fran Sepler
To register: Investigations from Beginning to End
This session will walk participants process of investigation beginning with the intake and through the findings of fact. Participants will get an overview of investigative planning, interviewing, conducting credibility assessments and making findings as well as lots of practical tips for ensuring an investigation is competent, complete and defensible.
1. To understand all of the components of an effective employment investigation
2. To understand and be able to execute a five-stage investigative interview
3. To be able to create a comprehensive investigative plan
4. To be able to use all available tools to assess witness credibility
5. To become familiar with various ways to structure an investigative report
Fran Sepler is a nationally recognized expert in the field of workplace complaints, employee relations and employment investigations, and the author of “Finding the Facts: What Every Workplace Investigator Needs to Know.” Her firm, Sepler & Associates, located in Minneapolis, was founded in 1991 to address the emerging issues of discriminatory harassment and the challenges of diversity. She has conducted over 1200 employment investigations and provided expert advice to hundreds of employers and attorneys regarding the proper techniques for conducting investigations.