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Business and HR Webinar Series



“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

“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.

“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.

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.

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?  Many of our webinars are recorded and can be purchased for later playback.  These webinars are available for only 3 months after the event, so don’t wait.  Click on the webinar you want to purchase.  After payment, a link will be emailed to you to view the webinar as many times as you desire for three months.

President Obama Orders DOL to Revise White Collar Exemptions – Original Airing Date 3/24/14

Avoiding Lawsuits When Using Direct Marketing and Advertising – Original Airing Date 2/25/14

Workers’ Comp – When Can You Sue Your Employees? When Can Your Employees Sue You? – Original Airing Date 2/5/14

The Good,The Bad and the Necessary When it Comes to Drug Testing – Original Airing Date 1/22/14

Legal Risks and Benefits of Bring Your Own Device – Original Airing Date 12/11/13

Upcoming Live Webinars -
Check back often, more are being added regularly

April 22, 2014More

Intellectual Property is Not Just Patents:  Understanding Every Business’ IP Exposures

April 23, 2014More

Interns Under Attack! It’s Time to Evaluate Paying Your Interns or It Could Cost You Your Business!

April 29, 2014More

Workers’ Compensation 102: Going Deeper into Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation System

April 30, 2014More

Workplace Ethics for HR Professionals and Managers:  You Could Be Held Accountable for Your Employee’s Actions

April 30, 2014More

The Dangers Are Real:  The End of Microsoft Windows XP

May 7, 2014More

Changes to the Patent Laws under the America Invents Act of 2011 and How the Changes Have Been Applied in Practice

May 13, 2014More

Managing the ADA,WC and FMLA – Bermuda Triangle

May 13, 2014More

Same Sex Marriage:  What the Death of DOMA Means to Employers in Illinois

May 14, 2014

Emergency Safety  Response Protocol

May 15, 2014

Employee Releases and Severance Agreements

May 19, 2014

Cyberliability and Risk Insurance

May 20, 2014

How to Put Yourself in the Best Position to Minimize Your Workers’ Compensation Liability and win Cases Before the WC Commission

May 21, 2014

Avoiding Misconceptions Under Wage and Hour Law

May 27, 2014

Workplace Violence Issues

May 29, 2014

Ethics for Human Resources, Risk and Safety Managers

June 3, 2014

Landscape Work and the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act

June 5, 2014

Insurance Logistics for Workers’ Compensation

June 11, 2014

Basics of the US Visa system and how your business can use it (correctly)

June 12, 2014

Managing Employee Medical Issues

June 17, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

Wage and Hour Overtime Exemptions

June 19, 2014

Conducting Internal Investigations for Employment Matters

June 24, 2014

Business Ethics

July 2, 2014

Preferred Provider Programs for Workers’ Compensation

July 10, 2014

Employee Privacy Rights vs. Employer Management Rights

July 16, 2014

Current Trends in the Global Workplace

July 17, 2014

Malware and Spyware

July 23, 2014

Alphabet Soup:  IHRA, IRCA, Title VII and National Origin Discrimination

July 24, 2014

Effects of an Aging Workforce on your Business

July 30, 2014

Best Tips to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

August 5, 2014

Top Ten FAQs on Workers’ Compensation

August 7, 2014

Hiring 101:  Hire the Best People and Avoid Being Sued

August 13, 2014

Investigating Employee Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying Complaints

August 21, 2014

What to Do When the Government Investigator Stops By

August 26, 2014

Immigration/I-9 Compliance/Green Cards

August 27, 2014

Knowing the Ins and Outs of the ADA Can Put you in a Position to Minimize Your WC costs and Avoid Dealing with the EEOC

August 28, 2014

Bullying in the Workplace

September 11, 2014

Employee Policies:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 16, 2014

Addiction vs. Addiction Related Misconduct:  Is the Employer Liable?

September 19, 2014

Medical Marijuana Update

September 25, 2014

How to Handle an OSHA Investigation

October 1, 2014

How to Properly Pay Hourly Employees

October 7, 2014

Non-Exempt vs. Exempt Status under Wage and Hour Laws

October 8, 2014

OSHA Topics to Discuss

October 9, 2014

Preventing Workers’ Compensation Fraud in your Workplace

October 14, 2014

1099 Consultants and Independent Contractors

October 21, 2014

Responding to Department of Labor Wage and Hour Audits

October 22, 2014

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – Affirmative Action Plans for Employers

October 28, 2014

Illinois Employment Law for HR Professionals

October 29, 2014

Software Licensing – Why It’s Important

November 5, 2014

Resolving EEOC and IDHR Charges without Inviting Litigation

November 19, 2014

Workers’ Compensation Return to Work

December 4, 2014

OSHA Topic webinar

December 16, 2014

One Day Rest in Seven Act


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