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Webinar: Slips and Falls Happen… How Will You Handle Them?

Taught by attorneys Steve Murdock and Frank Johnson Register
| Inman & Fitzgibbons Ltd.

Winter is coming,” which means the number of slip and falls in and about the workplace are about to increase. One of the most common general questions received by a defense counsel during the months of November through early March is, “Will the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission find this slip and fall a compensable accident?”

In this webinar, we will review the basic factors considered by the IWCC and the courts in making that determination and provide some examples of recent cases where this was at issue to provide some guidance in answering that question and end with some tips on investigating slip and fall claims.

Continuing Education Available:
This webinar has been submitted for approval to offer 1.5 CLE credits.
This webinar has been submitted for approval to offer 1.5 HRCI credits.
This webinar has been pre-approved to offer 1.5 SHRM Professional
Development Credits (PDC).

Start: November 28, 2017 10:30 am
End: November 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Seminar: 4th Annual New Laws Forum

It’s your opportunity to learn about the new federal and state laws and legal developments which will affect ALL Illinois employers in 2018 Register

All new topics for 2017 will be determined by this year’s new regulations and legislation. Stay tuned for updates!

Join us for the 4th Annual New HR Laws Forum co-presented by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The New HR Laws Forum focuses on New Laws and New Legal Developments which will affect all Illinois employers in early 2018.  This forum features Illinois attorneys speaking on Illinois laws, federal laws, and new regulations from agencies.

A keynote speaker during lunch hour will share his/her perspective on what the new year will bring.

Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to ask their questions at the end of the day with the panel discussion.

Featured Speakers To Be announced

Continuing Education Credits
The 4th Annual New HR Laws Forum has been pre-approved to offer 3.5 HRCI credits

The 4th  Annual New HR Laws Forum has been pre-approved to offer 3.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits

The 4th  Annual New HR Laws Forum has been approved to offer 2.0 CLE credits

The 4th Annual New HR Laws Forum has been approved to offer 2 CPE credits for accountants, bookkeepers, payroll managers

2017 Agenda – (Tentative)
8:00 am – Registration and networking – visit exhibitors
Continental breakfast
8:30 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks by Laurie Silvey, Assoc. VP of Business Services, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
9:00 am – Overview of new and updated Illinois laws
Presenter:  Jeffrey Risch, SmithAmundsen, LLC
10:00 am – break and visit exhibitors
10:30 am – Panel Discussion: Employers on Local Government Regulations and Overreach
Moderator: Jay Shattuck, Executive Director, Employment Law Council, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Panelist: Andrea Biwer, Executive Director of Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
Panelist: Zach Mottl, Chief Alignment Officer of Atlas Tool & Die Works

11:30 am -When Work Works Awards
12:00 pm – Lunch and visit exhibitors
1:00 pm  – Overview of New and Updated Federal Laws
Presenter:  Mike Aitken, Vice President of Government Affairs, SHRM
2:15 pm – Panel Discussion: Legislators on Employment Law Updates
Moderator: Jay Shattuck, Executive Director, Employment Law Council, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Panelist: Sen. Mike Connelly (R – 21st District)
Panelist: Sen. Heather Steans (D -7th District)
Panelist: Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield)

3:45 pm – Prize Drawings, closing remarks
4:00  pm – Adjourn

Sleeping rooms are available at the Hilton Lisle for an Illinois Chamber rate of $93 plus tax per night.  Reservations must be made no later than November 10, 2017 by contacting or (217) 522-5512 ext 227

Start: November 29, 2017 8:00 am
End: November 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Hilton Lisle
Phone: (630) 505-0900
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3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, United States, 60532
Cost: 249/299

Webinar: Effective Immigration Strategies for Foreign National Professionals


Taught by Kevin Aiston, partner of Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy.

With the advent of a new Administration and tougher policies anticipated for U.S. temporary work visa categories, securing and maintaining U.S. work authorization for foreign national professional staff can be a challenge.  This webinar will help you develop effective strategies for meeting the immigration needs of your business and its key foreign national staff.  Key topics to be addressed include:

• Changes in the processing of H-1B and other temporary work visa categories under the new Administration

• Preparing for and successfully navigating the upcoming “H-1B cap” filing season

• Options for those who don’t make the cap, including alternative work visa categories and other creative strategies

• Preparing for increased enforcement in the employment-based immigration sphere
Continuing Education Credits: This webinar has been pre-approved to offer 1 HRCI credit. This webinar has been pre-approved to offer 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDCs). This webinar has been pre-approved to offer 1 CLE credit.


Start: November 30, 2017 1:30 pm
End: November 30, 2017 2:30 pm
Venue: online
Cost: $124.00

Workers’ Compensation Committee Meeting

No description has been entered for this event.

Start: December 4, 2017
End: December 4, 2017
Venue: TBD

Webinar- Effective Severance Agreements

Taught by attorney Noah Frank of SmithAmundsen, LLC.Register

Employee severance or separation agreements can be a tricky business and there are many laws that can be implicated by employee release agreements and an improperly drafted release agreement could be invalidated and of no effect. This webinar will explore the myriad of situations that could arise that would lead an employer to want a release agreement, including a layoff, reduction in force, performance based termination, or a desire to rid the company of a problem employee. In addition, the webinar will discuss the variety of laws that are implicated, how those laws effect the release agreement being presented to the employee(s), the various provisions that can be included, and the purpose of those provisions.

Start: December 5, 2017 10:30 am
End: December 5, 2017 11:30 am
Venue: online

Seminar- Myths and Pitfalls: Navigating Illinois Workers’ Compensation

RegisterThrough years of practice before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, attorneys have witnessed and heard stories of cases gone awry because of their clients’ misunderstanding or misperceptions on certain aspects of the law.  Some of these are stories with bad endings for the clients.

Join attorneys Kristin Thomas and Lauren Waninski of Inman & Fitzgibbons for a Lunch n’ Learn to discuss this topic. They hope to enlighten the audience with some of the more common “myths and pitfalls” they have seen over the years, hoping to stop others from making some of the same mistakes.
Continuing Education Credits:

This seminar has been pre-approved to offer 2 HRCI credit. This seminar has been pre-approved to offer 2 SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDCs). This seminar has been pre-approved to offer 2 CLE credit.

Start: December 6, 2017 11:00 am
End: December 6, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Western Dupage Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 630-231-3003
306 Main St., West Chicago, IL, United States, 60185
Cost: $75

Seminar: Unemployment Insurance Workshop for IL Employers

RegisterTaught by attorney Noah Frank of SmithAmundsen, David Prosnitz of Personnel Planners, and Marco Morales of IDES.



This seminar provides a comprehensive analysis of often-confusing unemployment insurance laws with specific guidance and insights beneficial to accountants, bookkeepers, CPAs, and human resources and payroll professionals.

Unemployment insurance disputes often involve various key principles and practices which, when applied effectively, can lead to a prompt and cost-effective resolution of former employee benefit claims.

The presenters will guide you through the process of identifying critical unemployment claim issues and problems; and then explain how to use the laws, the facts and the procedural process to achieve more effective and efficient results in unemployment benefit disputes.





Start: December 7, 2017 8:30 am
End: December 7, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: NIU Naperville
NIU Center Room 250, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL, United States, 60563

Webinar- Preferred Provider Programs to Manage Your Workers’ Compensation Claims

RegisterTaught by attorney and partner Shawn Biery of Keefe, Campbell, Biery, & Associates.

Find out how some companies are utilizing the Preferred Provider Programs to manage their WC claims and learn about relevant cases which impact the workers’ compensation landscape in Illinois to prepare your organization to navigate the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Shawn R. Biery from Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates will present a webinar which will be relevant for Illinois employers who are interested in the current climate of the courts and interested in learning how decisions made early in the claims can have impacts on litigation and final court decisions.

Start: December 12, 2017 10:30 am
End: December 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 165

Webinar: Limiting FMLA Abuse and Other Leave Issues


Intermittent FMLA leave, FMLA leave and other leave laws can cause you to want to pull your hair out at times.
Making sure you take the proper steps to comply with the FMLA and other leave law can make you shake your head with frustration, especially if you believe that your employee is abusing it– but especially during the holidays.  Join, Michael Wong, a Partner with SmithAmundsen, LLC. for a webinar on how to address and minimize FMLA abuse and deal with tricky leave issues.  Michael will discuss address the laws that you must comply with, medical certifications, types of claims you can face and what steps you can take to put yourself in the best position to limit exposure and build strong defenses, before a claim is made, and more.

Start: December 12, 2017 1:30 pm
End: December 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online

Webinar: Protecting Your Business: Exempt/ Nonexempt Misclassification Issues

Taught By Attorney Noah Frank of SmithAmundsen, LLCRegister

Employee classification issues are one of the hardest areas to tackle in wage and hour law. Exempt? Nonexempt? Salaried? Hourly?  Join us for a fast paced webinar examining issues related to whether employees are exempt, nonexempt, salaried, hourly, or properly classified as an independent contractor.  With January 1 around the corner, now is a perfect time to develop and implement compliance strategies – before an administrative agency audit or an employee-led charge, claim, or civil suit.

Start: December 13, 2017
End: December 13, 2017
Venue: online
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