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[March Chapter Meeting] Workplace Investigations

  • 03/10/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus; Founders Union: 450 N. Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222
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Join us for the LSHRM March Chapter Meeting - Workplace Investigations.  In today's litigious society, companies have to be aware of how to properly conduct and resolve investigations.

Workplace Investigations


8:00-8:20 Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Introductions
  • What Are Your Learning Objectives
  • Agenda
8:20-9:00 Preparation
  • Qualities of a Good Investigator
  • When an Investigation Is Needed
  • Deciding Who Investigates (internal, external, attorney)
  • Creating a Plan (What are issues, who to interview, timing location, order, what to do with accused/complainant during investigation)
9:00-11:00 The Investigation
  • Poor Investigation Role Play (30 Min)
  • Identifying Potential Witnesses
  • Preparing Interview Plans (Complainant/Accused/Potential Witness)
  • Types of Questions and Questioning
  • Identifying Documentary Evidence
  • Break
  • Testing Reliability of the Evidence / Analyzing Behaviors
  • Recording Investigator Observations
  • Documenting The Investigation
  • Recommending Appropriate Actions
  • Pitfalls of a Poor Investigation
  • Use in later legal actions by Employer or Employee
11:00-11:30 – Closure
  • Preparing the Final Report
  • Closing the Investigation
  • After the Investigation

11:30-11:50 – Q&A

11:50 – Close

LOCATION:  Founders Union 218 AC

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Laurie A. Kemp


Momentum Title Agency, LLC

Laurie Goetz Kemp, focuses her employment law practice on assisting and defending employers in human resource and employment law matters. Laurie assists clients with implementing proactive and effective strategies for handling day-to-day employment issues including disciplinary matters, terminations, investigations, and policy review. She also works with clients to develop and conduct in-house trainings on such topics as retaliation, harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour issues. In addition to handling lawsuits, Laurie regularly handles and responds to Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and Kentucky Commission on Human Rights charges, as well as unemployment matters, Department of Labor audits, and Kentucky and Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations or investigations. Laurie routinely practices in all state and federal courts in Kentucky and Indiana, handling a variety of employment litigation cases stemming from discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Laurie also assists in drafting, negotiating and enforcing employment contracts, including restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Laurie is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), primarily the Kentucky, Louisville, and Southern Indiana Chapters, and has served on the Board of Directors for Louisville SHRM as the Employee Labor Relations Chair. Laurie is involved with other legal and professional organizations in her area, in addition to having serving on the Board of Directors and as the past Board Chair for the Center for Women and Families. She is a member of the One Southern Indiana Executive Board of Directors and the Executive Board of Leadership Southern Indiana.  Laurie is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Indiana Art Alliance and is active in her church community at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 

 Laurie has been recognized by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2012 - 2018 in the area of Employment Law and in 2013 - 2016 in the area of Labor Law. Every year since 2013, Laurie has been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine.

Laurie, and her husband of twenty years, Mike Kemp, are the proud parents of two children and are the co-owners of Momentum Title Agency.

Lisa Johnson


HR Know-How, LLC

Lisa Johnson, SHRM-SCP, is an internationally experienced human resource professional whose career includes working for organizations such as Toyota, Unilever, Tyco and Johnson Controls.  As owner of HR Know-How LLC she is a sought after trainer and public speaker.  She helps managers handle employee relations issues with confidence and against complaints competently.  Her content is grounded in the message that bringing humanity and consistency to daily interactions is key not only to personal growth but also to greater organizational productivity.  She is on the board of LSHRM and a member of the National Speakers Association. She was recently published in Imagination@Work: Shifting Boundaries in The Modern Workplace, a collection of insights from industry leaders.  She earned her MBA from Lewis University and has certifications through Myers-Briggs, Achieve Global and Korn Ferry.

Toni Ahl


EEO Advantage, LLC

Toni Ahl is the President of EEO Advantage LLC which provides consulting and training regarding the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as diversity. She also conducts investigations for various companies, organizations and groups. She was formerly a Senior Investigator with the EEOC for over 30 years. Toni works with EEOC to teach classes for the Office of Federal Operations including its class for new Federal Investigators as well as harassment. Toni is the Vice President of the Kentucky Industry Liaison Group (KYILG) and on the HR Committee for ElderServe. She has been a presenter for the Kentucky SHRM conference, Louisville SHRM, Bluegrass SHRM, Mid-West SHRM Elizabethtown
SHRM, the KYILG, EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program Seminars (TAPS), the KY Governor’s EEO Conference, the National Business Institute (NBI), the employment section of the Louisville Bar Association and the employment section of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Toni has conducted training for private employers as well as Federal, state and local government entities. She is a strategic partner with OutSolve. Toni has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Louisville.

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