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Seminar: Hiring/Firing Best Practices

February 23, 2017 9:00 am
February 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Laurie Silvey
NIU Naperville
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NIU Center Room 250, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL, United States, 60563

Taught by attorneys Sara Zorich & Kelly Haab-Tallitsch Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

This comprehensive seminar on the hiring and firing process is taught by the authors of Illinois Chamber’s Illinois Guide to Hiring and Firing. The full day’s interactive discussion will include:
• What to Do Before Your Hire – The advertisement, the application and interview process, Drug Testing and Background Checks, Medical Inquiries and Tests, Offers of Employment, Reasons for Rejecting Applicants (Lawful and Unlawful) and New Legal Developments
• What to Do After You Hire – Employee Handbooks, Employment Contracts, Job Descriptions, Performance Evaluations, Immigration/Worker Status Issues, and New Legal Developments
• Handling Discipline and Corrective Discussions – Investigating Misconduct
• Documentation 101 – What to Record vs. What Not To Record, Confidential Information and Privacy Concerns
• When you Have to Terminate – Lawful vs. Unlawful Reasons (Key Case Law Developments); The Key Mechanics of Terminations, Most Common Pitfalls and Checklists
• Procedures for Lay-offs – Safeguards when Conducting a RIF, Effective Releases, and WARN Obligations
• After the Separation – Entitlements – Wage/Hour Issues, COBRA Issues, Access to Records and References
• Keeping Good Records from the Beginning to the End – What to Keep vs. What to Toss

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