Training Seminars/Publications:

Featured Speaking Engagements: 

  • AWI, Panelist, "Be Your Own Boss: Building and Managing Your Own Investigations Practice," April 2020.

  • AWI, Part-Time Faculty, Association of Workplace Investigators Training Institute, November 2019.

  • California Employer Advisory Council, Featured Speaker,  “Sexual Harassment Prevention – In the Age of #Me Too and #Times Up,” April 2018.

  • DFEH Northern California Employment Roundtable, Panelist, “Responding to Employee Complaints – from Investigation to Resolution,” January 2015 and September 2014.

  • California Employer Advisory Council, Featured Speaker, “Featured Speaker on “Bullying in the Workplace,” May 2014.

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Panelist "Best Practices and Recent Developments in Workplace Investigations," October 2013.

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Moderator,"Violence in the Workplace," April 2013.

  • Practising Law Institute, Featured Panelist,"California Hiring and Firing Update," March 2010-2011.

  • Northern California Human Resources Association, HR in California Series, Featured Speaker on “Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation,” 2004-2012.

  • California Association of Workplace Investigator's Conference, Panelist,"An Ethical Checklist for Investigators," November 2010.

  • Council on Education in Management, Panelist, "Advanced Family and Medical Leave Act Issues," November 2006. 

  • Lorman Training, Featured Speaker, "Advanced Topics in the Family and Medical Leave Act," September 2006.

  • Northern California Human Resources Association, Contra Costa Chapter, Featured Speaker,"Workplace Investigations: Practical, Legal and Ethical Considerations," October 2005.

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Featured Speaker,"Conducting Workplace Investigations," May 2005.

  • Northern California Human Resources Association, Conducted workshop, "Workplace Investigations: Effective Strategies for Internal Investigators," Fall 2004.

  • Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, Featured Speaker, "New Employment Laws," January 2005 and January 2004. 

  • Personnel Law Update 2003, Council on Education in Management, Featured Speaker, “Pregnancy and Maternity Policies,” June 2003. 

  • Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, Featured Speaker, “Avoiding the Most Common Wage and Hour Mistakes,” May 2003. 

  • Personnel Law Update 2002, Council on Education in Management, Featured Speaker, “Protecting Your Organization from the Expanding Scope of Workplace Harassment and Retaliation Claims,” November 2002. 

Publications: 

  • “Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors,” Contra Costa Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 8, August 2007. 

  • "Workplace Investigations: Guidance for Employers" Cal. Bus. Law Practitioner, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Winter 2006)

  • "Employers Should Carefully Assess Evidence of Fraud in Managing Suspected Abuse of FMLA" Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Vol. 13, No.5 (August 2005) (co-authored by Rod M. Fliegel) 

  • “Managing Suspected Abuse of Family and Medical Leave,” Cal. Lab. & Employ. L.Q., Vol. 18, No. 1 (Feb. 2004), (co-authored by Rod M. Fliegel) 

  • “Revised Employer Obligations In Misconduct and Background Investigations”, The HR Bulletin (December 2002) 

  • “Managing Performance Problems in the Leave of Absence Context,” Cal. Lab. & Employ. L.Q., Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2001), (co-authored by Rod M. Fliegel) 

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