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What Investigators Need to Know About Labor Law

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Advanced |  External Investigators |  Internal Investigators
Marissa Ingley |  Kathryn Siegel
1 Hour 07 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 07, 2024
Never expires.


Session Description: 

In this session, we will discuss aspects of labor law that impact investigations in unionized and non-union companies alike. This session will include discussion of topics such as confidentiality and protected concerted activity, amongst others.

Learning Objectives: 

Through attending this session, students will understand and be able to spot labor law issues encountered in the course of an investigation and advise on how to properly handle such issues under the NLRA.


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. 


HRCI Credits

HR (General) Credits: 1.0



SHRM PDCs: 1.0


California MCLEs: 1.0



Marissa Ingley's Profile

Marissa Ingley



Marissa Ingley’s unique perspective on the practice of employment law is the product of over two decades of experience,
including eleven years as in-house counsel at two large publicly traded companies.
Marissa is a problem solver, bringing a practical approach and calm demeanor to the most sensitive and difficult
situations, while aligning to the client’s business objectives. She advises employers of all types and sizes regarding
employment issues and claims, including discrimination and harassment, disability accommodation, paid sick leave and
leaves of absence, wage and overtime, and discipline and terminations, among other issues. She assists in identifying
goals and strategies and guides leadership teams to translate strategy into action, while ensuring legal compliance.
Marissa also has significant experience conducting sensitive investigations and employment diligence for mergers and
As in-house counsel, Marissa was part of the leadership team at two large companies with employee population of more
than 20,000 employees each, partnering closely with human resource teams to proactively resolve both strategic and
day-to-day employee related challenges. She handled a full-spectrum of employment law related concerns including
conducting employment law diligence processes for merger and acquisitions, helped guide the HR-related integration
of new businesses, conducted sensitive investigations, ensured wage and hour compliance and counseled businesses
through reductions-in-force.
Marissa spent the first nine years of her career with Littler, from 2002 to 2011. During that time, she advised and
represented a broad array of clients in single plaintiff and class action discrimination claims, class and collective actions
involving overtime and other wage-related and medical leave claims.
In law school, Marissa was senior associate editor of The Labor Lawyer.


Kathryn Siegel's Profile

Kathryn Siegel



Kathryn Siegel advises and represents employers in matters of employment law and labor relations before federal and
state courts, federal agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations
Board, and state employment agencies. She handles class action wage and hour matters and works with clients regarding
employment discrimination and harassment in matters related to:
• Title VII
• The American with Disabilities Act
• The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• The Illinois Human Rights Act
She also has experience in labor relations, including arbitration, collective bargaining, union elections and unfair labor
practice charges, and providing advice regarding the National Labor Relations Act.
Kathryn serves as the Illinois liaison for Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI). Kathryn focuses on Illinois state
legislative and regulatory developments in employment and labor law, as well as municipal ordinances and regulation of
the workplace. She assists the employer community in understanding and impacting Illinois legislation before it becomes
In law school, Kathryn was founder of the Vanderbilt Labor and Employment Law Society. After college, Kathryn took
master’s degree coursework in French Literature and taught beginning French at Miami University.