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Why You Should Retain Counsel During an Internal Investigation

If you have blown the whistle on potential ethics violations or illegal activity within your organization, you may need to take part in an internal investigation. This may appear to be a good thing — after all, the company is doing its due diligence to investigate the matter. However, what you may not realize is Read More

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The ‘Three Cs’ to Consider in Internal Investigations

As soon as you become aware of a potential instance of wrongdoing, fraud or other type of problematic conduct in your organization, it’s important to decide how to report it to the proper authorities and whether or not the company will fully cooperate with an investigation. In general, your business is going to encounter several Read More

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How Can You Investigate Employee Misconduct While Someone is on FMLA Leave?

Employers can have a hard time knowing how to handle an internal investigation or disciplining an employee while that employee is taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, employees are not allowed to use FMLA leave as a shield from discipline for legitimate incidences of wrongdoing. In one recent case, Read More

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13 Fired After Department of Watershed Management Internal Investigation

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management recently conducted an internal investigation after reports of theft and mismanagement arose from within the organization. Soon afterward, the department fired 13 unnamed employees, although the Atlanta mayor’s spokeswoman declined to comment on whether they were fired as a direct result of the investigation’s findings. The agency has been Read More

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Important Considerations for Cohesive Internal Investigations

After potentially illegal or unethical wrongdoing is exposed within an organization, the most important step to take is to launch a comprehensive internal investigation. This can be a major challenge, and there are a number of key considerations to keep in mind as your team engages in this process. To begin a sound internal investigation, Read More

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