May 9, 2019

The HR Super Sleuth: Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Location: The Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Registration and Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – Noon
Presentation: Noon – 1 p.m. (*NOTE: Due to HRCI guidelines lunch will not be available after Noon.)

(HRCI and SHRM Recertification credits pending)

This presentation will provide human resource professionals with strategies for responding to and investigating employment claims and litigation, specifically hot button issues that can come up in an investigation, documentation and preservation issues and other topics that frequently arise as part of internal HR investigations. This will include tips on how to reduce risk by identifying work-related practices and policies targeted by employees and their attorneys, common mistakes and misconceptions and strategies to prevent these issues.

  • Learn strategies for preventing and responding to employment claims and litigation with effective investigations.
  • Provide an overview of the current legal pitfalls employers are facing and can expect to face.
  • Gain an understanding of how to an effectively address and develop a strategy to prevent these issues.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Kristina H. Vaquera is a Principal in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment counseling and litigation.

Ms. Vaquera represents employers in federal and state court lawsuits and agency investigations and charges covering a wide range of statutes and subjects, including anti-discrimination and civil rights laws, wrongful termination claims, disability accommodation and access, wage and hour laws, covenants not to compete, leave of absence claims, negligent hire/retention, and breaches of fiduciary duty and contract. Ms. Vaquera has litigated class and collective actions, including FLSA, FCRA, and discrimination class actions. She also represents clients in mediation and arbitration before various national and state entities.

As part of Ms. Vaquera’s counseling practice, she provides daily counseling and training to management to help employers avoid litigation. She assists clients with employment agreements, handbooks, background checks and drug testing issues, and disciplinary action. She represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor, and numerous state agencies, such as the Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Virginia Department of Housing Discrimination, and Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission.

Ms. Vaquera speaks extensively on various employment topics, including to the Virginia and Hampton Roads Society of Human Resource Managers, Virginia State Bar Labor and Employment Section, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Virginia Employment Commission, International Professional Managers Association, Virginia Government Contract Attorneys Association, Society of Designers and Architects, local chambers of commerce, Hampton Roads Industrial Liaison Group, PINK! Women Business Owners Conference, Public Media Business Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Retail Association of Hampton Roads. She lives in Hampton Roads with her family.


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