EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE & DISCHARGE
On Demand Seminar
ITEM #:  1729902001   |   EVENT CODE:  281338    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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To claim CLE credit, view by:  November 7, 2021

Note that Minnesota-licensed attorneys may earn up to 15 hours of their 45-hour requirement each reporting period by viewing on demand seminars. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

Employee Discipline & Discharge

Practical “How-To’s” for Investigating, Documenting & Making Decisions to Address Employee Performance and Behavior Problems

Originally presented:  October 28, 2019     |     Course length:  6.0 hours


Legal Liability and Other Considerations – Understanding Context for Discipline and Discharge Decision-Making 
(30 MINUTES)
This session sets the stage for those that follow by identifying the potential legal liabilities and other considerations that employers must keep in mind while weighing discipline and discharge decisions.
– Liane M. Wong, Course Chair; Tennant Company; Minneapolis

Eliminating Implicit Bias from Investigations and Disciplinary Decision-Making  (30 MINUTES)
It goes without saying that intentional bias based on protected class status must not play a role in how an investigation is conducted or disciplinary decisions are made. But what can be done to remove or mitigate the effects of implicit bias? And what are the legal consequences of unintended bias that affect investigations and decision-making?
– Mary M. O’Brien; Ballard Spahr LLP; Minneapolis

Getting the Facts – Workplace Investigation from Start to Finish  (45 MINUTES)
Includes checklist of pre-investigation considerations!

Workplace investigations may be necessary for many reasons – in response to alleged performance issues, or because there’s a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or because a supervisor witnessed behavior that they believe violates a workplace rule … and the list goes on. This session gives a practical overview of workplace investigations, with special emphasis on pre-investigation considerations. Topics will include such critical issues as: how and when to start an investigation, who should conduct the investigation, who should be interviewed and in what order, what questions should be asked, and how to document the investigation’s findings.
– Leonard B. Segal; Seiler Schindel Segal; Minneapolis

Questions & Answers  (15 MINUTES)

4 Rules of Discipline Documentation  (60 MINUTES)
Includes comparative examples of ineffective and effective disciplinary memos!

A legal “how-to” guide for documenting and communicating employee performance and behavior problems. This fast-paced session is filled with examples of good and bad documentation, plus instruction on how to successfully document to improve performance and prepare for litigation.
– Robert C. Boisvert, Jr.; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Minneapolis

Questions & Answers  (15 MINUTES)

Strategic Use of Separation Agreements and Releases  (60 MINUTES)
Includes sample annotated contract provisions!
When and how to use separation agreements to reduce legal risk. How to draft them properly and avoid legal pitfalls.
– Mary L. Knoblauch; Maslon LLP; Minneapolis
– Melissa Muro LaMere; Maslon LLP; Minneapolis

The Termination Meeting – A Step-by-Step Guide  (60 MINUTES)
Includes helpful checklists!
You know you must terminate; the question is how to do so without inviting lawsuits. This session covers: Planning and executing the termination meeting – including talking points that deter problems and increase comfort and respect, and potential questions and how to answer them; Practical tips on what and how to collect employer property; And more.
– Sheila A. Engelmeier; Engelmeier & Umanah PA; Minneapolis

In Conclusion: Avoiding 10 Discipline and Discharge Mistakes Employers Make – A Plaintiffs’ Attorney Perspective  (30 MINUTES)
An experienced plaintiffs’-side employment lawyer wraps up the day sharing 10 important lessons for employers as they handle discipline and discharge matters in the workplace.
– Kaarin Nelson Schaffer; Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP; Minneapolis

Questions & Answers  (15 MINUTES)

$245

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 6.0 credits.

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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