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Business and HR Webinar Series



Consider the following:

• Do your employees understand the law and your company policies? Communicate “what not to do” before there is a problem.

• Do you have Illinois-compliant HR policies? Don’t wait for the boss to ask – get your answers now.

• Want to stay in compliance, reduce risk, and save money? Educate yourself and your managers.

• Are you doing everything you can to protect your company from an employment claim? Get the information you need now to make legally sound decisions.

It may not be easy to promote a safe work environment, comply with laws governing paid and unpaid leaves of absence, identify, investigate, and resolve harassment behavior and complaints, but IT IS THE LAW! We can help you stay in compliance and hopefully avoid lawsuits, fines and much more.

The Business Webinar Series are proven, affordable, convenient, Illinois-focused educational opportunities developed specifically for Illinois business owners, HR professionals, supervisors and managers. Hear it from our experts – at your desk. Learn HR fundamentals with these convenient web seminars. Enhance your HR skills conveniently and sharpen your knowledge about complex regulations right from your desktop – with these informative webinars taught every week by experienced attorneys from some of Illinois most prestigious law firms.

An added bonus, our HR webinars are approved for credit hours toward PHR and SPHR re-certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  We are also offering CLEs for many of our webinars and seminars. We recently also became an Approved Provider for the American Payroll Association.  Many of our wage and hour and payroll events offer RCH hours.  And, just in, we are now a Preferred Provider for SHRM’s certification program and can provide professional development credits (PDCs) for many of our webinars and seminars.

If you don’t see a desired topic, please email your suggestions to or call 217-522-5512 ext 223.  We are always looking for pertinent topics.

Recorded Webinars

Did you miss one of our many educational webinars?  Want to view it later rather than during the live presentation?  Most of our webinars are recorded and can be purchased for later playback.  These webinars are available for only a limited time after the event, so don’t wait.  Available recorded webinars available here 

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“Congratulations on the best webinar (5/30/12 – General Healthcare Do’s That Won’t Change Regardless of the Supreme Court) I have participated in.  The presenters  (Rebecca Dobbs, SmithAmundsen, and Noreen Blair, Wine Sergi) were excellent and engaging.”  Tom Atkins, Illinois Road Contractors, Inc.

“Our HR Department has been very impressed with your webinars.  They are very informative of the latest changes taking place in Illinois; with that, many of the changes in our HR management operating system have been a result of the education you’re providing.  It also helps that your presenters are energetic and knowledgeable.  Today’s post-exam webinar (8/21/13 – Post-Employment Offer Exams – Reduce Workers’ Comp Risks) was very informative and Eugene (Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates) was an awesome presenter.”  Joe Wickenhauser, Olin Brass Mill Products Safety Coordinator

“Thank you for giving your time in service and support of our Chamber!  You bring a lot of value to the Chamber and our membership.  I appreciate your advice and as always, your webinar yesterday (8/2/12 – Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes)  was very informative!  I have attended several Illinois Chamber seminars and webinars and I must say, your presentations and content are always the best and you have the unique ability to keep it interesting.”  Tanett Thomason, Brennan Equipment & Mfg., Inc.

“Thank you! The webinar (8/7/12 – HSAs, HRAs, FSAs: What Employers Need to Know)  was extremely informative (I wish I could listen to it again, there was that much information provided!)”  Wendy Tarmon, Midwest Technical Inspections, Inc.

“The webinar regarding One Day Rest in Seven Act was awesome. Thank you so much! – Amy Rivas, Wheeling Park District

May 27, 2015More

FREE! Vocational Services to Help workers Return to Work

May 28, 2015More

Corporate Recordkeeping

June 4, 2015More

Avoiding Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination and Costly Penalties – FREE Webinar

June 10, 2015More

Starting a Business In Illinois

June 10, 2015More

Wage and Hour Compliance Workshop:  Is Your Company in Compliance?

June 11, 2015More

Hiring 101 – Hire the Right Person The First Time and NOT get Sued

June 11, 2015More

Business Ethics Compliance

June 16, 2015More

FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation: The Overlap and Confusion

June 17, 2015More

“I just called to say . . . ” It Better Be ‘I love you’. Continued Issues for Companies Engaging in Direct Marketing or Texting, Calling and Fax Advertising

June 18, 2015More

Handling Workers’ Compensation Cases Ethically – For HR Professionals, Risk Managers and Claims Adjusters

June 23, 2015

Conducting Internal Investigations for Employment Matters

June 24, 2015

Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act

June 25, 2015

One Day  Rest in Seven Act

June 30, 2015

Intellectual Property Issues

July 8, 2015

Medical Issues in the Workplace

July 15, 2015

Retaliation! The new wave of litigation and what businesses need to understand to protect themselves

July 16, 2015

Crowdfunding for raising Capitol

July 22, 2015

Strategic Compensation:  Part 1

August 4, 2015

MBEs and WBEs

August 5, 2015

How to Complete Investigations to Position WC Claims for More Favorable Results

August 6, 2015

Issues of an Aging Workforce

August 11, 2015

Non-Compete, Solicitation, Confidentiality: Where do Illinois Businesses Stand in Enforcing Agreements?

August 20, 2015

Strategic Compensation:  Part 2

September 2, 2015

PPP Programs for Workers’ Compensation

September 9, 2015

Planning for the Future, including Succession Planning

September 10, 2015

I-9 Completion/Immigration Compliance

October 1, 2015

Opportunities with China

October 6, 2015

Deauthorizing/Decertifying the Union

October 7, 2015

Intracompany Transferee, Treaty Trader and Investor and Other Key Visa categories

October 13, 2015

Illinois Employment Law for HR Professionals

October 20, 2015

Addiction vs. Addiction Related Misconduct – Employer Liability

October 22, 2015 

Affirmative Action – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

October 28, 2015 

Employee Policies – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

October 29, 2015

Top Ten FAQs on Workers’ Compensation

November 4, 2015 

How to Properly Pay Hourly Employees

November 5, 2015

1099 Consultants and Independent Contractors

November 12, 2015

Perseverance!  How to reduce Your Illinois Unemployment Insurance Rate

November 17, 2015

Resolving EEOC and IDHR charges without inviting litigation

November 19, 2015

Non-Exempt vs. Exempt Status

December 2, 2015

Workers’ Compensation – Return to Work Issues

December 3, 2015

Lease Negotiations/Purchase of Real Estate

December 9, 2015

Review of all 2015 Wage and Hour Law Developments

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