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Register for July 29 City Attorney Webinar on Workplace Investigations

July 10, 2015
The League of California Cities® City Attorneys Department will offer a 90-minute webinar on July 29 entitled Workplace Investigations — A Practical Approach for City Attorneys.
Management and human resources staff, as well as city attorneys, will find the webinar informative.
Allegations of city employee misconduct present serious liability risks for cities. If not handled properly, such allegations may have significant financial and political impacts for the agency and also harm operational morale. A prompt and thorough workplace investigation is critical. This webinar will provide an overview of the best practice approach for the investigation.
The city attorney plays a key role in ensuring workplace investigations are done properly, meet legal requirements, and comply with the unique substantive and procedural issues that arise when investigating public employees or elected officials. Using real‐world hypotheticals, the webinar will provide guidance on the attorney’s role at each stage of the investigation process, including: the decision to conduct the investigation; selection of the investigator; scope of the investigation and presentation of findings; protection of employee/official freedom of speech and privacy rights; elements of effective oversight for a compliant investigation; review of the resulting report; the response to findings; and requests for disclosure of the report.
A full question and answer session will be included and a practical resource guide will be provided to all webinar attendees.
Daphne Anneet, a partner with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, will present the webinar. She is the vice chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, where she represents cities and other public agencies on labor and employee matters and has extensive expertise in conducting workplace investigations for public employees.
Register online by Monday, July 27.
Special summer pricing for the webinar is as follows:
  • Member city: $25
  • League Partner firm: $50
  • Non-member city/non-League Partner: $175

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