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CANCELLED - Investigations of Wrongful Workplace Conduct - Presented by Max Mueller

  • 8 Apr 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
  • Tundra Lodge 865 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI




Wednesday: April 8, 2020

Investigations of Wrongful Workplace Conduct

Presented by: Max Mueller

Tundra Lodge - Conference Center

865 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI

7:30am - 9:30am

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Max Muller, author of the bestselling SHRM and Harper-Collins Leadership/AMACOM Books, “The Manager’s Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know, Second Edition,” has more than 40 years of business experience as an attorney, businessman and professional trainer.

In 1990, drawing on his diverse background, he began a consulting practice focusing on providing practical solutions in the areas of workplace legalities, equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, FLSA, ADEA, safety and health regulatory compliance (OSHA), facilities management, and warehousing/inventory control.

He has presented more than 3,000 seminars, webinars and podcasts all over the world – attended or listened to by more than 100,000 people.

Max is the principal of Max Muller & Associates, LLC,


Unfortunately, companies periodically need to conduct investigations into allegations of employee misconduct. Misconduct can include a diverse number of topics including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination, embezzlement, misuse of a company's computer system, information posted about a company on a blog, employee theft, workplace violence, rules violations, drug or alcohol use, and numerous other issues.

Sometimes the alleged wrongful conduct involves illegal activity involving law enforcement investigators. However, on other occasions, the primary focus of the investigative inquiry is on wrongful, but noncriminal conduct implicating well-established company policies and procedures.

Handled incorrectly either of these types of investigations, criminal or noncriminal conduct, will often create the possibility of civil liability to your organization, its managerial personnel or individual employees. Even more troubling is that the alleged wrongdoers may be the most senior directors and officers of the company.

This interactive, information-rich seminar/workshop walks participants through how to prepare for and conduct investigations into wrongful, but noncriminal violations of their organizations’ policies and procedures. 

Program Highlights

•    Workplace Investigations: What to Do at Every Phase of the Process

     -    Plan & structure an internal investigation: Keys for success

     -    Handle employee complaints: Effective procedures you need in place

     -    Documentation guidelines: From initial complaint to wrap-up

•    Conduct an Effective Investigation: Limit Liability, Avoid Fines

     -    What’s legal and what’s not: Noncriminal federal and state laws you need to know

     -    How to gather complaints, evidence and document findings

     -    Specific tips for interviewing the victim, accused and witnesses

•    Investigation Traps & Pitfalls: Solutions to Your Toughest Challenges

     -    The wrap-up: Keys to communicate disciplinary actions or terminations

     -    Tips to balance privacy concerns and the need for information

     -    How to respond to allegations against the executive team


Meeting Schedule

7:30am - 7:45am            Registration and Networking

7:45am – 8:00am            Buffet Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am        SHRM Business & Sponsor Highlight

8:15am – 9:15am         Speaker: Max Muller

9:15am – 9:30am         Questions & Wrap-Up

Menu:  Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruit. Chef’s Choice of Quiche, Sausage Patties, Golden Breakfast Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Includes Coffee, Hot Tea Selection & Orange Juice

Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Monday, April 6, 2020

$25 – GB SHRM Member*

$35 – Guest of GB SHRM Member*

$15 – SHRM Student Chapter Member

*Those who register after Friday the 7th will be charged a $5 late fee. 

So that we may get an accurate meal count in a timely manner, please register at


GREEN BAY AREA CHAPTER OF SHRM is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1 HR (General) credit towards aPHR, aPHRi, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi and SPHRi recertification.

GREEN BAY AREA CHAPTER OF SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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