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Posted on June 30, 2020 by Dean Benard
This past month we engaged in a hiring process to recruit one, possibly two, new investigators. Read More...
Posted on May 21, 2020 by Dean Benard
Benard + Associates is the leading investigation firm supporting professional regulators to respond to co Read More...
Posted on May 8, 2020 by Dean Benard
We decided it was time to get back to publishing an informative and helpful newsletter for our clients, Read More...
Posted on April 16, 2020 by Dean Benard
During the Covid-19 Pandemic many regulators have had to adjust and manage their work differently. Read More...
Posted on May 1, 2017 by Dean Benard
As investigators, we are often asked by our clients to use search warrants to obtain information that will further an investigation.  Of course, wanting to please our clients, we would be happy to do so whenever possible, and indicated. However, most often we are in a position where we must explain why we cannot obtain a search warrant, or why using a search warrant would not be appropriate in the circumstances. I have written about search warrants in the past and explained the process for obtaining one. Read More...
Posted on May 1, 2017 by Dean Benard
We have been busily making people aware of our new education company, Nuance Education + Training. Response has been amazing and we have great programs lined up for May and June. Click here to see the upcoming programs in your area. Read More...
Posted on March 10, 2017 by Dean Benard
In a recent matter, Bairaj Shoan and Attorney General of Canada (2016 FC 1003), a federal court judge rejected a workplace harassment investigation due to an improper investigation into alleged workplace harassment. In the decision, The Honourable Mr. Justice Zinn found that due to a lack of procedural fairness and natural justice within the investigation process, it could not be considered as evidence against the alleged harasser. Read More...
Posted on March 10, 2017 by Dean Benard
We are very proud to announce the opening of our sister company Nuance Education + Training.Over more than 12 years Benard + Associates has seen almost everything you can imagine in the world of investigations. Whether it is a regulatory matter, workplace issue, or a combination of both, we have dealt with it and have the insight to create approaches and best practices that are second to none. Read More...
Posted on December 15, 2016 by Dean Benard
The demand for our educational services has grown steadily over the past few years and to meet that demand, Benard + Associates is creating a new organization focused on the delivery of quality educational programs that will meet the needs of our clients. Read More...
Posted on December 4, 2015 by Dean Benard
Anyone who has attended a course or workshop on investigations will have likely heard the instructor emphasize the importance of being unbiased in your investigation. However, despite this sound advice bias still finds a way to creep into some investigations. The result can be catastrophic for everyone. Read More...
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