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Dilemmas and Challenges in Workplace Investigations

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Deadline to Register:  May 10, 2016

Whether conducting an investigation or advising someone else who is, it is important to recognize the various challenges an investigator may face when things don’t go as planned or when expectations vary. In this panel discussion, three seasoned workplace investigators will discuss some recurrent issues that arise during workplace investigations – confidentiality, union involvement, compromised neutrality and more.   

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.


Fran Sepler is President of Sepler & Associates based in Minneapolis. She is recognized for her pioneering approach to workplace factfinding, which she teaches in investigative seminars throughout the United States.  She has conducted over 400 neutral fact findings over nearly thirty years, and is the author of the book “Finding the Facts: What Every Workplace Investigator Needs to Know” (Ventana, 2008.)  She most recently taught a semester long master’s level class at the University of Minnesota entitled “Workplace Fairness,” and is currently working on an organizational assessment tool entitled “the Fairness Quotient.”

Jeff Johnson is President and Founder of Midwest Employment Resources, a firm providing employment law training and investigation services to businesses throughout the country.  He has previously served as an attorney with Cargill, Inc. and with firms in Minneapolis and Chicago.  Jeff is also a Hennepin County Commissioner and was the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor in 2014.  He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.  Jeff and his wife, Sondi, live in Plymouth, Minnesota, with their two sons, Thor and Rolf.

Dan Froehlich has practiced employment and labor law for over 30 years. He was a partner with the Miller-O'Brien law firm where he represented unions and employees. Subsequently, he worked as a Labor Relations Attorney for ALPA - the pilots' union - from 2001 to 2013. He has conducted employment investigations for NeuVest since that time. For several years, Dan wrote the "9 to 5: The Employment Law Report" for the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (now, the Minnesota Association for Justice). He has served as both a mediator and an arbitrator and was selected as a Super Lawyer multiple times while in private practice. 

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Approved | Event Code:  219245


Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students: Free

Join the Labor & Employment Section:   MSBA members who are not members of the Labor & Employment Law Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Tamara Patton  to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation:  

Remote participation is available. Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail the day before the CLE.

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Questions? Contact Tamara Patton | 612-278-6329

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