The HR Investigations Podcast

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Monday Apr 29, 2024

Episode 31 Show Notes: Investigating Employees Unreasonable ADA Accommodations Requests
In today’s episode we focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act and specifically some best practices in handling employee accommodation requests that may not necessarily be reasonable. We’ll discuss using job descriptions during internal investigations when an employees allege that they are being discriminated against because of a disability.
In this episode, we examine:
The importance of well written job descriptions using ADA compliant language
How to determine if an employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation is a reasonable request or possibly an undue hardship
The importance of clearly defining essential job functions or Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications on job descriptions
How to minimize the risk of an EEOC charge for disability discrimination
The legal definition of undue hardship and the courts’ view of employee requests that are generally considered unreasonable and an undue hardship 
Connect with The HR Investigations Podcast
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book ‘How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals’ here: https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77 

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

In today’s episode we focus on data privacy and why it matters to HR professionals. Subject matter expert and attorney, Jason Barrett, will shed light on the valuable compliance topic of data privacy and specifically data breaches.  He’ll talk about new state laws that HR needs to know about and best practices for employers on how to minimize risk in running afoul of data privacy laws.
In this episode, we explore:
What exactly is data privacy and why is it important to HR
Review of the Texas Data and Privacy Secrecy Act
Review key takeaways and data privacy best practices for employers
Review key issues for employers when experiencing a data breach
Employer strategies to minimize risk of non-compliance
Connect with The HR Investigations Podcast
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book ‘How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals’ here: https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77 

Monday Feb 19, 2024

Building on the previous episode, today we're honing in on why management training must be customized to address specific leadership gaps and how interactive, skill-specific training can make all the difference in the world. Expect to gain insights into the essential components of impactful management training, from law compliance to conflict resolution, all designed to empower your leadership teams and prevent workplace issues.
 
In this episode, we explore:
Why 'one-size-fits-all' doesn’t work in management training
The skills needed to effectively handle conflicts
Implementing the 'Coaching' mindset
How the right training reduces the need for HR investigation
… and why on-site training matters
Connect with The HR Investigations Podcast
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book ‘How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals’ here: https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77 

Monday Dec 11, 2023

Natalie Ivey emphasizes the crucial role of effective management training in preventing HR investigations. Drawing on her own experiences, she discusses the negative impacts of untrained or poorly trained management teams and highlights the need for organizations to invest in management training to minimize unnecessary risk and eliminate negative impacts. Tune in to gain valuable insights and stay tuned for part 2 of this series in the next episode.
 
In this episode, we explore:
The link between employee departure and management issues
How to implement good management training through strategic planning
Common bad management behaviours that contribute to HR investigations
The impact of panic promotions and lack of development
The analogy of risk management in the context of PPE
Connect with The HR Investigations Podcast
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information
Check out Natalie's book ‘How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A
Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals’ here: https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77 

Monday Nov 13, 2023

Welcome to the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, sponsored by RPC Human Resources, an HR consulting, training, and private investigations company. Be sure to subscribe for bi-weekly new episodes!
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals here:https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Welcome to the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, sponsored by RPC Human Resources, an HR consulting, training, and private investigations company. Be sure to subscribe for bi-weekly new episodes!
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals here:https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77

Monday Oct 09, 2023

Welcome to the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, sponsored by RPC Human Resources, an HR consulting, training, and private investigations company. 
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals here:https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77

Monday Sep 18, 2023

Welcome to the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, sponsored by RPC Human Resources, an HR consulting, training, and private investigations company. 
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals here:https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77

Monday Sep 04, 2023

Welcome to the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, sponsored by RPC Human Resources, an HR consulting, training, and private investigations company. 
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals here:https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Welcome to the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, sponsored by RPC Human Resources, an HR consulting, training, and private investigations company. 
Visit RPC HR for show notes and more information.
Check out Natalie's book How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals here:https://tinyurl.com/y39s7n77

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