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Has Confidentiality Returned to Workplace Investigations?


Category:
External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Interviewing
Faculty:
Natale V Di Natale |  Abby Warren
Duration:
1 Hour, 4 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 24, 2020
License:
Never expires.


Description

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a key legal decision that will likely impact the process and procedure that workplace investigators routinely follow in conducting investigations for both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.  Under the new case law, it is lawful to require confidentiality during open workplace investigations.  What are the implications of this change in the law?  What does this decision mean for workplace investigators?  For how long can we rely on this decision?  This session will provide answers to these questions, as well as a unique summary of the NLRB’s decision from both a labor and workplace investigation perspective. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

By the end of this webinar, participants will: 

  • Understand the current state of the law regarding confidentiality rules and admonitions in workplace investigations  

  • Understand the implications that this new NLRB decision will have on workplace investigations 

  • Learn how fellow investigators are handling certain facets of their investigations in the wake of this decision   

Disclaimer: The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice.  

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Natale V Di Natale's Profile

Natale V Di Natale

Attorney

Robinson & Cole LLP


Natale V. Di Natale is a Partner in Robinson+Cole's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group, where he counsels employers on all facets of management-side labor relations and employment law. He has more than two decades of experience, and he has devoted his practice almost exclusively to private sector labor law.  As an Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder, Natale is a trained workplace investigator, and regularly manages and provides advice regarding workplace investigations involving all types of employment-related issues, including those occurring in union workplaces. 


Abby Warren's Profile

Abby Warren

Associate

Robinson & Cole LLP


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