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World Bank African Agri-business Conference Philadelphia

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Start: November 17, 2017
End: November 18, 2017
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Seminar: Using Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Business – Naperville

Taught by Illinois Chamber, Naperville Chamber & a panel of experts Register

Just having a social media presence isn’t enough. Are you doing everything you can to take advantage of the ever-expanding marketing capability? Join the Illinois Chamber, Naperville Area Chamber, and a panel of experts to discuss useful and powerful methods for composing great content to drive traffic to your business. Learn how to execute social media correctly and effectively to acquire more customers and keep them coming back; manage your online presence; and cultivate your reputation online. This in-depth one day seminar will provide essential information, skills, tips and tricks you need to make your social media program more effective and productive in just a short time.

Highlights include:
• Why is social media important?
• Social media do’s and don’ts – What’s worked for successful companies
• Identifying the proper social media platforms for your business
• Measuring your success and analyzing the return on investment
• Developing the best strategy for your business needs
• Creating compelling content that attracts and keeps followers
• Legal issues to consider when using social media for your company
• And more!

Start: November 16, 2017 10:00 am
End: November 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: NIU Naperville
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NIU Center Room 250, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL, United States, 60563
Cost: 249/299

Webinar: Federal Contractors – Are You in Compliance with your Affirmative Actions Obligations?

Taught by attorney Heather Bailey Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

To comply with the U.S. Government’s Affirmative Action Regulations, companies who do business with the federal government must prepare a massive amount of paperwork regarding their employment practices or risk losing contracts or paying penalties if their practices don’t withstand government scrutiny. In this webinar, you’ll learn what your obligations are as a federal contractor so you can avoid penalties and successfully defend your organization in the event of an audit. Among other things, you’ll learn about:
• The regulations related to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans
• The workforce, job group and utilization analysis
• Benchmarks, goals and self-identification requirements
• Recruitment and Outreach obligations for employers

Start: November 15, 2017 2:00 pm
End: November 15, 2017 3:30 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Seminar: Advanced Supervisor Training

Taught by attorney Julie Proscia Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

Being an Effective Supervisor Under Legal Scrutiny

This advanced course for supervisors who wish to become more effective at
their jobs will focus on the crucial, yet often overlooked areas of:
• Communication – With your employees as well as your higher-ups and externally with
customers and clients
• Coaching – Guiding your employees in the right direction; best ways to do this
• Performance Improvement Plans – What are they, why are they important, and how
to write them
• Written Discipline – Why is this important? How to utilize it
• Managing Medical Issues – An often confusing area for supervisors

Continuing Education Available:
This seminar has been submitted for approval to offer 4 HRCI credits.
This seminar has been pre-approved to offer 4 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDC).
This seminar has been submitted for approval for 3.75 CLE credit.

Start: November 15, 2017 8:30 am
End: November 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Venue: College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, United States, 60137
Cost: 249/299

U.S. Service Industry Export Market Conference, Quito (Ecuador)

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Start: November 15, 2017
End: November 16, 2017
Venue: TBA
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Webinar: Wage and Hour Law- What is the Current Status of Wage and Hour Law?

Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke Register
| Wessels Sherman

DOL increases salary threshold! Wait a second, U.S. District Judge puts salary threshold increase on hold! DOL appeals decision to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOL withdraws appeal. U.S. District Judge dismisses case. DOL seeks new regulations. Confused? Businesses have gone through ups and downs regarding wage and hour laws for the last several years. It started with the Department of Labor increasing the minimum salary threshold, only to later be determined that the DOL over stepped its authority by a U.S. District Court. But where do businesses stand today? With the DOL reversing course on numerous polices and now seeking to change the regulations again, this webinar will provide up-to-date changes on the current wage and hour laws.

Webinar topics to be discussed:
• Where Wage And Hour Laws Stand Today And What Can Businesses Expect In The Future.
• The DOL’s New Policies and How Businesses Have a Window of Opportunity.
• The Important Wage And Hour Issue Pending With The U.S. Supreme Court.
• The Illinois Wage And Hour Laws That Businesses Still Are Not Following; And
• Other Wage And Hour Topics To Keep An Eye On.

Start: November 14, 2017 1:30 pm
End: November 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Webinar: Construction Contracts: Recognizing and Understanding Important Provisions

Taught by Ginger Imes of DSP Insurance Services andRegister
Matthew Horn of SmithAmundsen LLC

Liability is risky business, especially when contracts are involved. This presentation is dedicated to helping business owners understand contracts. This will allow your company to stay in compliance and respond to new opportunities quickly. The presenters will discuss best practices and tools for implementing a Contractual Risk Transfer Policy and Program. Key aspects of contract law will be reviewed such as flow down provisions, primary and non-contributory language, additional insured form requirements and Kotecki waivers.

Legal Topics:
-Incorporation Clauses
-Conflict Clauses
-Inspection/Investigation Clauses
-Pay if Paid and Pay When Paid
-Changes or Extras in Writing
-Discretionary Language
-Defense and Indemnity Clauses
-Additional Insured Language
-Waiver of Workers’ Compensation Cap (Kotecki Waiver)
-Mediation v. Arbitration v. Litigation
Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

Insurance & Risk Management Topics:
-What to watch out for and monitor
-Tools and Resources



Start: November 14, 2017 10:30 am
End: November 14, 2017 11:30 am
Venue: online
Cost: 104/124

Webinar: Properly Paying Hourly Employees

Taught by attorney Noah FrankRegister
| SmithAmundsen LLC

Wage and hour law can be confusing and full of traps.

The U.S. and Illinois Departments of Labor are increasingly scrutinizing companies to make sure their employee pay procedures and policies are compliant with state and federal laws. Attendees will learn about classifying employees as exempt vs. non-exempt, making valid wage deductions and more!

Start: November 7, 2017 10:30 am
End: November 7, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Webinar: Handbook Policies…Starting fresh for 2018

Taught by attorney Tyler Bohman Register
| Wessels Sherman

After a tumultuous 2017 in the field of employment law with several legal updates taking effect (or not), employers should make sure their company handbooks include the necessary policies and ensure those policies conform to the state of the law in Illinois heading into 2018.

Webinar topics to be discussed:
• Status of wage and hour law, overtime, minimum wage, and Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt employees;
• A solid FMLA policy using Paid Time Off;
• Paid Sick Leave requirements;
• Harassment reporting and investigation as part of your policy;
• What to do with expiring work authorizations;
• Overview of all policies that should be included in a handbook for 2018

Start: November 2, 2017 1:30 pm
End: November 2, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Webinar: Accident Investigation in Workers’ Compensation – Lisle, IL

Taught by attorneys Scott McCain and Lauren Waninski Register
| Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd., partner Scott McCain and attorney Lauren Waninski, will be providing employers with the knowledge and tools for workers’ compensation accident investigation. Scott and Lauren will provide insight and recommendations regarding the best practices for post-accident procedures from a legal perspective. This will include a discussion concerning the basics of Illinois Workers’ Compensation, key principles of a work accident, basics of accident investigation and advice for employers.


Start: November 2, 2017 11:00 am
End: November 2, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 50/75
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