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2017 Indonesia Trade & Investment Fair


Start: September 24, 2017
End: September 25, 2017
Venue: Chicago location - TBA

Oil & Gas 2017 Trade Mission to Argentina

More TBA

Start: September 25, 2017
End: September 25, 2017
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Webinar: Getting Your Employees Back to Work after WC Claims

Taught by attorney Shawn BieryRegister
| Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates

Attorney Shawn Biery from Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates will conduct this webinar which will cover the important issue of getting your employees back to work after they have been injured. The webinar will cover information on proper investigation of the accident; maximizing the link to occupational health; your rights and responsibilities for directing employees’ medical care; HIPAA and GINA releases; setting proper claim targets for return to light and full duty work and Maximum Medical Improvement; options for Light Duty; Return to Work and Closure of the Claim thoughts for issues which affect all companies.

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: September 26, 2017 10:30 am
End: September 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Webinar: Pregnancy Discrimination & Accommodation

Taught by attorneys Ryan Young and Tyler Bohman Register
| Wessels Sherman

Today there are more pregnant employees in the workplace than ever before. Yet, discrimination against pregnant employees still permeates some workplaces.
Additionally, data has shown that pregnant employees work longer into their pregnancy and often return sooner after giving birth. Much like a pregnancy itself, working while pregnant can present a number of challenges for pregnant employees that affect their ability to work. In these situations, pregnant employees may need accommodation to continue working and the need for accommodation creates its own set of challenges for employers.

Topics to be Discussed:
• The laws addressing pregnancy discrimination.
• The Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS and what it means for employers.
• The laws addressing pregnancy accommodation.
• Suggested best practices and practical advice.

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: September 26, 2017 1:30 pm
End: September 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

2017 Annual Luncheon

The 2017 Illinois Chamber Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The networking reception and lunch will be held at The Drake Hotel on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Register

This year’s event will start out with a pre-event networking reception presented by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce policy councils beginning at 10 am. At 11:30 am, the annual luncheon will begin with a plated lunch and our keynote speaker. Attendees will honor the recipients of the Edie Awards, presented in partnership with the Illinois Economic Development Association.  These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding development projects that were completed during the previous year in Illinois.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Al Monaco, CEO of Enbridge Inc.

10:00 am
Registration opens

10:00 am – 11:30 am
All Council Mix and Mingle
cocktails, appetizers, networking

11:30 am
Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome & Remarks

Plated Lunch

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Al Monaco
CEO, Enbridge Inc.
The Future of Energy

The Edie Awards
presented by Nicor Gas

Closing Remarks
Todd Maisch, President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce


Start: September 28, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: The Drake Hotel
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140 Eaast Walton Place, Chicago, IL, United States, 60611
Cost: 149

Seminar: WC Fraud: To Be or Not To Be

Taught by attorneys Scott McCain and Mark Carter Register
| Inman and Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

What constitutes workers’ compensation Fraud in Illinois? Who can submit
complaints, how do you prove fraud, who is responsible for prosecuting and what
are the penalties?

Please join us for this presentation as we examine the 9 commandments for
Illinois workers’ compensation fraud claims, discuss the recent statistics from the
application of the fraud statute and explain what employers need to know and do.

Continuing Education Credits:
This seminar has been submitted for approval to offer 2 CLE credits for attorneys.
This seminar has been pre-approved to offer 2 HRCI credits.
This seminar has been pre-approved to offer 2 SHRM Professional Development
Credits (PDCs).

Start: October 4, 2017 11:00 am
End: October 4, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Western Dupage Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 630-231-3003
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306 Main St., West Chicago, IL, United States, 60185
Cost: 50/75

ILCC Fact Finding & Trade Mission to Indonesia

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Start: October 6, 2017
End: October 14, 2017
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Webinar: Illinois and Missouri Employment Law Update 2017

Taught by attorney Amanda Biondolino Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

This two-hour webinar will provide essential information for employers who operate in Illinois and Missouri. This webinar will examine employment litigation and dispute avoidance strategies, and offer best practices that are in compliance in both states.

Specific topics include:
-Wage and Hour Issues
-Workplace Accommodations Including Medical Marijuana
-Employee Terminations and Limits of Non-Competes
-Illinois & Missouri DOL/EEO/Civil Rights Agencies Practice Tips
-Paid and Unpaid Leave Requirements and Trends
-Employee Handbook Essentials and Pitfalls
-And More!

Start: October 11, 2017 10:00 am
End: October 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Seminar: Workplace Chaos, Coaching and Team Building – Peoria

Taught by Elaine Hand Register
| Innerview Inc.

Join us for a 3 hour seminar to enhance your skills and manage the day to day challenges
at the workplace.

Part 1: Stress and pressure – we all feel it at work. We can’t always control how crazy things get at the office, but there are mechanisms you can use to help you better manage your time, the stress and the constant bombardment of information. Receive helpful hints for boosting your memory and reading skills to quickly extract the info you need; goal-setting and planning suggestions to organize your day; and exercises to avoid burnout to survive the stress that comes with your job. Everyone needs this important session.

Part 2: If you are going to bring about energy and positive returns from your employees as a team leader, you need to know how to coach. This workshop will offer tools to improve your team, promote working together, determine your role in dealing with disputes, and more. Learn the common attributes of first class teams and how to develop them; how to encourage and increase team spirit and motivation; defusing conflicts; and choosing the best management style to get results.

Each of these skills will make you a better leader and together, they will enable you to
accomplish whatever team objectives you set.

Start: October 11, 2017 12:00 pm
End: October 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Peoria Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 217-522-5512
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100 Southwest Water Street, Peoria, IL, United States, 61602
Cost: 249/299

Webinar: HR Investigations – How to Properly Investigate Employees’ Complaints

Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke Register
| Wessels Sherman

This webinar will start off by discussing the dos and don’ts of how to properly investigate an employee complaint. The webinar will also provide guidance on how to deal with the “problem employee.” In addition, this webinar will discuss how businesses should handle an employee who complains about some type of discrimination, moments before a discipline meeting, a/k/a preemptive strike. The webinar will go through the proper steps in the investigation and how to place the business in the best possible defense. This webinar will provide vital information for businesses to reduce the risks of litigation, including retaliation claims.

Webinar Topics to be Discussed:
How To Properly Investigate an Employee’s Complaint.
-How To Deal With The “Problem” Employee.
-Review of The Three Basic Reasons For Discipline.
-How to Properly investigate and analyze an Employee’s claim of disability discrimination.
-How To Avoid A “Preemptive Strike” By An Employee That’s About To Be Disciplined.
-How To Best Avoid Retaliation Claims.

Wessels Sherman

Start: October 11, 2017 1:30 pm
End: October 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165
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