Glosfer, Shinhan Card Sign MoU for Blockchain-based “Digital Finance” Business

Taewon Kim, CEO of Glosfer with Jungsoo Kim, General manager of Shinhan Card Digital Business Team

Glosfer’s Blockchain Technology to Be Applied to Shinhan Card’s Financial Infrastructure

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glosfer (CEO Taewon Kim), a leader in the Korean blockchain industry, announced on July 9 that it has signed an MoU with the country’s top credit card company Shinhan Card for cooperation on blockchain-based financial services.
The financial sector has been the quickest to adopt blockchain, which has garnered much attention as a core infrastructure technology in the fourth industrial revolution. Glosfer, a developer of future-oriented technology, and Shinhan Card, a provider of the present financial services, will most likely create innovative and practical services for consumers.

Under the MoU, the two companies will pursue mid to long-term cooperation. Glosfer will offer its blockchain-related technology, while Shinhan Card will share its payment-related and financial expertise. In addition, the two companies will jointly research and develop differentiated services for companies or organizations that wish to adopt blockchain-related financial services.

Glosfer has strived to promote blockchain’s social value and its utility and to establish a sound blockchain ecosystem. As part of the effort, Glosfer developed its local cryptocurrency Nowon Cash for Nowon District of Seoul in February this year. It was developed as a community-based public service system through which consumers can earn and use the electronic currency by making donations, doing volunteer work or other social activities.

“It has already been proven that there are high expectations for blockchain adoption in the financial sector,” said Taewon Kim, CEO of Glosfer. He expressed that “it is time to prove blockchain can lay a foundation for real-world services,” adding that “Glosfer will collaborate with the financial service provider Shinhan Card to facilitate innovation.”

Glosfer
Glosfer Inc
+82264787000
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

63% of Senior Executives say Diversity and Inclusion is Very Important

Diversity And Inclusion Are Highly Valued By Most Companies, But Sourcing Talent Remains a Key Challenge

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to a survey of 461 global business leaders conducted by IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide (www.iicpartners.com), companies recognize the advantages and benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, but struggle to tap adequate sources of talent. 63 percent of senior executives say diversity and inclusion is either very important or extremely important, however, this same majority report their workforces have average or below average diversity.

When asked where companies look to procure diverse talent, 67 percent of senior executives said Human Resources departments and 25 percent said internal talent acquisition teams shoulder this responsibility.

Many companies have exhausted their ‘go-to’ talent pipelines and must take new approaches to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Senior executives say the three largest barriers for identifying diversity candidates include:

Unconscious Bias
Finding Diverse Talent
Limited Pool of Diverse Talent In The Industry

Ruth Curran, Global Chair of IIC Partners and Managing Partner of MERC Partners located in Dublin, commented on this trend. “Clearly, companies know that diversity and inclusion programs create a stronger workforce and want to expand these initiatives, but appear at times unable to penetrate the market to find and source this talent.

Executive Search firms serve as trusted advisors and can provide access to larger talent pools across all functions, industries and cultures. Executive search consultants offer a more objective and independent point of view and present a wider scope of diverse candidates for consideration “Curran said.

The supply and demand challenge for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is further compounded by the fact that 48 percent of companies do not request a diverse slate of candidates when hiring for senior executive roles. Over half (57 percent) of companies have not set any goals for hiring diversity candidates or if they have set goals they will not meet them by their target date.

Christine Hayward, Executive Director of IIC Partners, added, “An overwhelming 87 percent of senior executives agree that diversity and inclusion creates a stronger workforce. Companies are very aware that diversity and inclusion positively impact a business, but are struggling to champion and implement it as a best practice. The lack of benchmarking and goal setting indicates an absence of ownership within the organisation at the leadership level. This responsibility can fall to Human Resources departments, Chief Talent Officers or an external executive search advisory partner. Like any strategic initiative, companies will need to identify a leader or partner to spearhead diversity and inclusion programs to see results,” Hayward said.

The full Diversity & Inclusion Report can be viewed by clicking here.

About IIC Partners

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide (www.iicpartners.com) is a top ten global executive search organisation with 50 offices in 33 countries. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are clear leaders in local and national markets, allowing solutions for client's organisational leadership, assessment and talent management requirements. For more information, please visit www.iicpartners.com or contact Christine Hayward, Executive Director, at chayward@iicpartners.com.

Christine Hayward
IIC Partners
6462677932
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Harding and Company – IPO Market – 2nd Half of 2018 Preview

Top IPO’s for 2018

Harding and Company looks at what is in store for the remainder of the 2018 IPO Calendar, highlighting the major players looking to list by the end of the year.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first half of 2018’s IPO market saw several heavy hitters list. Most notably were Spotify, Dropbox and Xiaomi who were instrumental in seeing a 5% increase over 2017’s figures for the same period despite fewer companies coming to market.

Spotify the digital media company listed in New York back in April and has since seen its stock (NYSE: SPOT) gain over 25%.

Dropbox (NASDAQ: DBX), the cloud storage arm of Microsoft spiked 50% post listing, however, since that move the stock has settled at just over the $30 range showing gains of 10% to date.

Xiaomi, Spotify’s Chinese competitor, listed just a few weeks ago in Hong Kong (HKEX: 1810.HK) and has subsequently seen gains of +30% since its listing.

“Whilst the IPO market is always an exciting prospect, what we have seen so far this year is a more tentative approach” said John Preston, Senior Advisor at Harding and Company. “After 2016’s bumper year, we saw a significant withdrawal in large IPO’s through 2017. Now in 2018 that has reversed, and we are seeing significant increases in both interest and demand for the larger, more well-known IPO’s that have come to market so far this year.” Commenting on the second half of 2018’s IPO Calendar, John said “Given the caliber of companies still to list in the last half of the year, the IPO market and its performance as a whole for 2018 is looking to be exceptional, probably even record breaking!”

Key IPO’s still to come in 2018

China Tower

China Tower is the infrastructure-sharing joint venture between China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. The company was established in 2014 to prevent the duplication of towers by these three telecom firms.

China Tower has plans to raise up to US$10 billion through an IPO in 2018 and has appointed China International Capital Corp Ltd and Goldman Sachs to lead the IPO. The company’s shares will be listed in Hong Kong.

“With an expected valuation of $40 billion, this would make China Tower the largest mobile phone tower operator in the world with massive potential for expansion.”

Tencent Music Entertainment

Tencent Music – Chinese internet giant Tencent’s music streaming and downloading service – -has twice as many paying customers as Spotify. Tencent has a far better business model than Spotify and their revenue streams will be what sets them apart.

Media reports state that the company will list either in New York or in Hong Kong at a valuation of approximately US$10 billion.

John Preston commented, “Tencent Music has a dominant status in China. It would make sense to spin off the unit, allowing it to create strategic alliances and unlock value for investors. It could be one of the most-anticipated IPOs next year.”

Airbnb

The accommodations-rental platform has already raised U$4.5 billion from investors, and its current value is estimated at U$30 billion. Since its establishment in 2009, Airbnb has grown rapidly, and it currently operates in 65,000 cities across 191 countries.

According to a recent tweet by CEO Brian Chesky, the firm facilitated accommodation arrangements for over three million guests on New Year’s Eve last year.

While a 2018 IPO has not been confirmed, Chesky said that in March 2017, the firm was “halfway through a two-year project” to raise money from the public. But he added that he didn’t mean that there would be an IPO in 2018 – “it just means we’ll be ready.”

Aramco

Saudi Arabia’s oil company, Aramco, is likely to launch its IPO in 2018. It will be valued at US$2 trillion, giving it the highest market capitalisation of any company by far. The world’s biggest stock exchanges are competing for the listing.

The New York Stock Exchange has even received an endorsement from President Donald Trump, who has tweeted, “Would very much appreciate Saudi Arabia doing their IPO of Aramco with the New York Stock Exchange. Important to the United States!”

“The Saudi Aramco IPO is possibly the most highly anticipated listing of the decade, and will be a major feather in the cap of the stock exchange that secures it.” Quoted John Preston.

To find out more about up and coming Initial Public Offerings and how you can get involved, contact an advisor today at info@handcadvisors.com or visit www.handcadvisors.com to see how you can benefit from an independent advisory service that is 100% committed to your financial security, strategy and wealth management.

Jefferson Wilde
Harding and Company
+16469311975
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

TRAVOD Recognised Among Largest Translation Companies in the World

Travod - Translation Agency

Travod – Translation Agency

Market research firm CSA recognises TRAVOD as a leader in the $46.52 billion global translation, localisation, and interpreting services industry.

We are thrilled to be recognised in the CSA Research. And, as the localisation landscape continues to evolve rapidly, we are here to explore new ways of contributing to the translation industry.”

— Elena Grigoras, CEO of TRAVOD International

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — TRAVOD International announced today that it officially ranks as one of the largest language service providers (LSPs) in the global translation and interpreting industry. Published in June 2018 by independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research), “The Language Services Market: 2018” ranked TRAVOD translation agency as a top-grossing LSP in the US$46.52 billion global market for outsourced language services and technology. TRAVOD International was named as the 93rd largest LSP in the world and the 22nd largest in Northern Europe.

With 70% annual growth last year, TRAVOD outperformed more than 18,000 other translation companies to achieve this honour. The company’s success is attributed to its expansion into new Scandinavian, Asian and Eastern European markets. A big role in TRAVOD’s growth was played by the diversification of the service portfolio offered to end clients, incorporating services such as Website Localisation, Software Localisation, Desktop Publishing and translation solutions. The customer-focused workforce at TRAVOD helped it get ahead of the other players in the industry.

As part of the primary quantitative study, CSA Research surveyed providers from around the world to collect actual reported revenue for 2016 and 2017, and expected revenue for 2018. The firm details the findings in the 14th annual global industry report, “The Language Services Market: 2018,” the only comprehensive global survey of private and publicly-traded language services and technology companies. The firm found that the demand for language services and supporting technologies is continuing and is growing at an annual rate of 7.99%, representing an increase of 6.97% on last year’s rate.

“We are thrilled to be recognised in the CSA Research. And, as the localisation landscape continues to evolve rapidly, we are here to explore new ways of contributing to the translation industry by focusing on digital solutions and localisation automation, which can and will transform the global economy.
For us, this is an honorable position and a significant boost in our global ranking, yet all we can feel is gratitude toward those who helped make this happen – all our partners. Thanks to their patronage and their firm belief in our capabilities, we managed to raise the quality of service offered to all our clients. Their loyalty helped us step up to the mark, perform better and keep pace with their needs," said Elena Grigoras, CEO of TRAVOD International.

Sixty-four percent of the language services providers (LSPs) surveyed said revenue was up over the previous year. Factors driving this demand include content digitisation, personalised customer service, and business globalisation. As organisations both large and small make their products and services available in more languages, the firm predicts that the language services industry will continue to grow and that the value of the market will rise to US$56.18 billion by 2021.

“As businesses optimise their customer experience in home markets through digitisation, companies are under pressure to globalise their entire operations. Our research has long and conclusively demonstrated that people are much more likely to purchase products in their own language. In addition, that same content and product localisation reduces customer care costs and increases brand loyalty,” explains Dr. Donald A. DePalma, CSA Research’s founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

About TRAVOD
TRAVOD, a full-service translation agency, has evolved and adapted so as to offer cutting-edge translation & localisation solutions to global companies and outsourcing solutions for LSPs. https://www.travod.com/

About Common Sense Advisory
Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) is the premier market research firm specialising in the language services and technology industry. It provides primary data and insight to assist companies with planning, brand strategy, innovation, competitive positioning, and achieving a better understanding of global markets. www.commonsenseadvisory.com

Contact Info:

CSA Research Contact: media@commonsenseadvisory.com
TRAVOD International: welcome@travod.com

Victor Barladean
Travod
2071930080
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show primed as gateway to US$ 60 billion marine industry in the UAE

UAE is centre of the Gulf’s boatbuilding industry with over 100 boat manufacturers producing 600-800 boats yearly

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018

The changing face of the Middle East’s marine industry and the immense potential of Abu Dhabi’s marine sector will be thrown into the spotlight as the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) gets underway from the 17th to 20th of October 2018. Organized and hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), ADIBS will be a gateway to the unlimited market potential and opportunities of the country’s marine sector, which is currently estimated at US$ 60 billion.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC said: “ADNEC is organising ADIBS to bring together global, regional and local marine enthusiasts, buyers and sellers under one platform and steer the marine leisure sector towards further growth. ADNEC has a solid reputation of successfully hosting events that spur the Emirate’s journey towards a diversified economy. ADIBS will promote Abu Dhabi as a global leisure marine industry hub, in line with ADNEC’s mission to increase business tourism to the Emirate by attracting a series of world-class events and exhibitions.”
ADIBS is expected to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s enviable reputation providing a global platform for marine leaders to converge and showcase a wide range of marine related products and services and will feature everything from stand-up paddle boards to multi-million-dollar superyachts.
The Show will host a dedicated fishing feature zone in-line with the popularity of fishing in the UAE and will display traditional dhows to the very latest in modern day boats and equipment from the leading international suppliers in the market.

The GCC countries are thriving markets for leisure boats and yachts driven by marine tourism, watersports, and coastline property developments. An industry report by Mike Derret Marine further revealed that there are currently about 46,000 pleasure boats in the GCC alone, worth US$ 4 billion to US$ 5 billion. The UAE forms the centre of boatbuilding in the region with some 100 licensed boat manufacturers producing 600-800 boats per year.

Plans are underway for mega marinas and harbours in the UAE, designed to meet demand for luxury berths for both superyachts and medium-size leisure crafts. In Abu Dhabi, especially, the growth of island and seashore developments and leisure marine facilities, will further catapult the Emirate into the spotlight of the global leisure marine and luxury yacht industry.

-Ends-

Eyad Zeidan
Orient Planet
+971 55 1908590
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Australian Small Caps Increase Share Price by amazing 30% in 90 Days shows research

Specialist Small Caps PR, www.smallcapspr.com, has released findings from research undertaken on 50 Australian small caps over three months.

“Our analysis shows that companies that own what we define as a strong brand have consistently higher share prices and are less affected by stock market turbulence.” states principal Louise Elyse”

— Louise Elyse

CANBERRA, ACT, AUSTRALIA, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Small Caps are under-researched, under-invested, and under-valued. They are too small for the
large investment banks and fund managers to deploy their expensive resources.

Therefore, it is crucial that small cap companies are proactive in increasing their profile via marketing
and public relations. It is not enough to rely on investor relations.

Small cap companies must actively promote themselves to the investment community, potential shareholders and the general business community.

Specialist Small Caps PR, www.smallcapspr.com, has worked with many Australian
small caps and has released findings from research undertaken on 50 Australian small caps
over three months.

The research analysed 50 Australian small caps which were separated into three groups.

Group one undertook a media relations campaign where they were featured in high profile financial and
business publications in Australia and internationally.

Group two focused on social media including Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and shares forums such as
Hot Copper and Share Café.

Group three didn’t undertake any marketing campaign.

The results were as anticipated with Group One which undertook a media campaign increasing their share price by an average of 25 per cent and a number of the group increased to 30 per cent.

Group two which utilised social media had an average increase in share price of 18 per cent during the campaign.

Group three which did not undertake any type of marketing campaign during the six months had little or no increase company share price.

Group one and two increased their profile and reputation, creating a strong brand.

“Our analysis shows that companies that own what we define as a strong brand have consistently higher share prices and are less affected by stock market turbulence.” states principal Louise Elyse

It has been demonstrated in research studies that a good corporate reputation, considered an intangible asset, brings considerable benefits to a small cap company.

According to Forbes Magazine intangible assets account for as much as 75% of a public
company’s market capitalisation.

Research indicates that positive perception of a company by the broader public can result in at least
four favorable outcomes: lower cost of capital, an ability to attract new investors, increased market capitalisation and stronger resistance to volatility.

Louise Elyse
Small Caps PR
0478229735
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Brady Bunte – Business Equipment Financing

Brewery equipment finance.

Brady Bunte of iFinancial Group specializes in business equipment financing.

We have been financing a lot of LED lighting conversions, solar power projects, brewery businesses and heavy equipment. We also finance furnishings like cubicles and computers and software.”

— Brady Bunte

SAN CLEMENTE, CA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brady Bunte of iFinancial Group specializes in business equipment financing.

For over 23 years iFinancial Group has been an industry leading, nationwide equipment finance company. Our ability to provide the most comprehensive and cost effective programs for acquiring equipment has secured our position as a solid financial provider to thousands or our loyal customers.

“We have been financing a lot of LED lighting conversions, solar power projects, brewery businesses and heavy equipment. We also finance furnishings like cubicles and computers and software.” said Bunte.

Our finance programs are easy and flexible with many different payment structures and end of term options to choose from. Most of our financing is fully amortized.

We offer application only, quick approvals and lend 100% LTV of equipment cost and up to 30% soft cost (installation, freight, training etc…). So technically we are lending to 130% LTV on business equipment.

Bunte is also is very familiar with the “IRS Sect 179” depreciation tax benefits which allows business owners to depreciate 100% of the cost of the equipment the first years. (some limitations apply).

So if you’re looking for any type of business related financing to acquire equipment its best that you contact
Brady Bunte at iFinancial Group.
email: brady@ifinancialgroup.com
888-852-5155 ext.226
www.ifinancialgroup.com

David Newava
Global Media
949-283-3055
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

CBD (Cannabidiol) Gains Popularity in the Skincare Industry With Its Promising Health Benefits

Rx Canna Care

Rx Canna Care

CBD Rx Canna Care

CBD Rx Canna Care

CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many benefits.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Less than two weeks ago, CBD Skincare company RxCannaCare participated in the 27th Annual International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) in Las Vegas. They were one of quite a few brands carrying CBD-infused skincare products compared to just the year 2017 when only 3 company brought CBD to the beauty and skin care industry.

After attending IECSC, founder of RxCannaCare, Twompson Prater, shared how he was overwhelmed with joy at the amount of positive response they received during their three days at the IECSC. He said that this was the third time they attended a skincare conference and that they ended up selling more product than they had at all the Cannabis Industry events combined this and last year. "It was amazing how well our products were received by those who were new to CBD skincare," he shared.

Twompson attributed the success of their product sales to the vast amount of education he was able to provide as an industry leader, as well as recent research on CBD’s health benefits. He said that many attendees at the event had heard about CBD but didn’t quite know what it was or how it is used. “Education was the most important thing at this event since many of the attendees had been hearing about CBD-infused skincare for the first time,” he shared. "The fact that our product could also help people heal and live healthier lives, and not just make them look better, was also a key differentiator from our competition," he added.

The company’s booth at IECSC was filled with literature on CBD’s potential, including an entire section that highlighted its success helping cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.

What is CBD exactly? CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce euphoria or intoxication. CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many physical and mental benefits of CBD products for both treatment and prevention.

Next week, RxCannaCare will again be one of just a few CBD brands crossing paths with other skincare and beauty retailers at the Cosmoprof North America Conference. Cosmoprof is a Business-to-Business beauty tradeshow that introduces companies to revolutionary technologies and forward-thinking programs. It is the largest and most awarded B2B beauty event in the Americas, a must for businesses in the beauty industry. The event will take place July 29th-31st 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Rx Canna Care LLC
Rx Canna Care LLC
8443783939
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Hallet Oak Gallery Student Show featuring Satori Davis, Award- Winning Artist

Original Art by Satori Davis

Color Pencil by Satori Davis

Saturday, July 28, 2018 2 PM – 4 PM

Satori is an outstanding and hardworking student, I look forward to her future.”

— Stacy Powers, Hallettsville High School Art Teacher

HALLETTSVILLE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hallet Oak Gallery Student Show
Satori Davis, Award- Winning Artist
Saturday, July 28, 2018 2 PM – 4 PM

Hallet Oak Gallery is pleased to announce a Student Show featuring Satori Davis, an award-winning pop and realism artist, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. A free opening reception will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM. The student art exhibit will be on display through August 25, 2018.

Satori Davis, a black American and 2018 graduate of Hallettsville High School, promises to dazzle audiences with her artistic diverse style of realism and pop art. Her art teacher, Staci Powers, explains, “Satori is an outstanding and hardworking student, I look forward to her future.”

Satori uses real objects, people, and animals for subjects to create one-of-a-kind artworks. A true naturalist, she loves to draw things as they are in real life making her work very life-like. Winning Best-of-Show twice in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest gave her a scholarship opportunity to attend the Glassell School of Art. Satori, also, won the Patriotic Art Award through the Lavaca Memorial VFW Auxiliary #6382 three times; she won the 2017 Hallet Oak Gallery’s Christmas Art Contest; a 2017 South Central Texas Art League scholarship to attend a portrait workshop; and a 2018 Hallet Oak Foundation scholarship.

Hallet Oak Gallery is a 501 (3) C non-profit fine art, performance, and learning center. Among it’s six main activity programs, is to provide art exhibits that showcase established and emerging artists.

Hallet Oak Gallery is located downtown Hallettsville, in the historic Kahn & Stanzel Bldg., 115 N. Main St., Hallettsville, TX 77964. To book group tours – contact linda@halletoakgallery.com or leave a message at 361-217-7030. The building is handicap assessable. To view calendar-of-events, bookmark: www.halletoakgallery.com.

Mieko Mahi
Hallet Oak Gallery
361-217-7030
email us here

Hallet Oak Gallery PSA


Source: EIN Presswire

Curt Surls to speak at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) September 2018 workshop “Workplace Investigations"

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Office of Curt Surls, Employment Attorney

Office of Curt Surls, Employment Attorney

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Attorney profile of Curt Surls on Martindale

Attorney profile of Curt Surls on Martindale

Distinguished panel will discuss the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation, hosted by Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).

The Law Office of Curt Surls (N/A:N/A)

… workplace investigations are an important risk management tool … the Supreme Court reminded employers of their duty ‘to ferret out and put a stop to any discriminatory activities’ …”

— Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Law Office of Curt Surls announced today that Mr. Surls has been asked by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) to speak in September on a panel regarding “Workplace Investigations: What Works and What Doesn't.” The panel will be comprised of experienced workplace investigators. Attorneys Ann Fromholz (defense) and Curt Surls (plaintiff) will discuss the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation. On the panel will also be Ann Kotlarski (arbitrator & mediator). The materials and discussion they provide will be practical pointers on a wide variety of related topics including:

• Tips for representing your client during a workplace investigation
• Deposing the investigator
• Mistakes made by employers during an investigation
• The impact of the current #MeToo climate upon investigations

Curt Surls is a Specialist in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Termination with nearly 30 years of experience focusing almost exclusively on this area of law.

Mr. Surls stated “I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experience of almost 30 years and to join such distinguished panelists. Internal workplace investigations are an important risk management tool for employers when there are allegations such as harassment. I am truly looking forward to this workshop.” He then explains in more detail: “A few years ago in the case of Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 555 U.S. 271 (2009), the Supreme Court reminded employers of their duty ‘to ferret out and put a stop to any discriminatory activities’ in the workplace. It instructs employers ‘to adopt and strengthen procedures for investigating, preventing, and correcting discriminatory conduct.’”

More information on the workshop is available on LACBA's website at: https://customers.lacba.org/Interactive/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=091218LAB&WebsiteKey=d1ad4c15-b0de-4a6e-9a08-bebf7733938b

The Law Office of Curt Surls provides representation in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Workplace investigations, Age Discrimination, and Disability Discrimination. Mr. Surls has been involved in a number of organizations such as the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and served as Section Chair in 2015-2016. He also was Chair of the Section’s 2012 Labor and Employment Law Symposium. He has also served on the Fair Judicial Election Practices Committee and the Judicial Election Evaluation Committee and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center (www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org) from 2008 to 2010. See https://www.curtsurlslaw.com/

Several of his publications are at: http://celavoice.org/category/curt-surls/

Kathryn Capello
The Law Office of Curt Surls
(310) 706-4055
email us here

Sky News Business report on workplace investigations


Source: EIN Presswire