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Webinar: How to Prepare For and Win Unemployment Protest Hearings

Taught by attorneys from SmithAmundsen & Register
David Prosnitz of Personnel Planners

How to Prepare for the Hearing:
You will learn what you need to know in order to prepare to represent your company at an
unemployment insurance hearing. Also covered will be case law, IDES cases and current law application to unemployment insurance hearings.

Mock Hearing:
During this session attorneys from SmithAmundsen LLC will conduct a mock protest hearing, of which you can observe and participate. Presenters will provide testimony and demonstrate how testimony can be given. This is your opportunity to watch what happens when an unemployment insurance hearing is conducted.

 

 

Start: August 1, 2017 11:30 am
End: August 1, 2017 1:30 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 100/150

Webinar: How to Properly Handle Employee Medical Issues

Taught by attorney Noah Frank Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

This webinar provides insight into the alphabet soup of employment laws and
regulations related to employee medical issues including the FMLA, ADA, IHRA,
HIPAA, WC and others. This fast-paced presentation will provide valuable insight and best practices for business owners, human resources professionals, and attorneys operating in an increasingly regulated and litigious environment.

Start: August 2, 2017 10:30 am
End: August 2, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Worker’s Compensation Committee

8th Floor Conference Room

Guest speaker will be IWCC Chair Joann Fratianni and members of her executive staff. Please RSVP to me by this Friday,  July 28th. (Note there is a fundraiser for the new Senate Republican Leader, Bill Brady, on August 2nd  from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm at Harry Caray’s, 33 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago).

The Agenda will include:

Legislative Update

IWCC Advisory Board and Medical Fee Advisory Board Updates

Chairwoman Comments on Commission activities: IT report

Start: August 2, 2017 2:00 pm
End: August 2, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Chicago
Phone: 312-983-7100
Address:
Google Map
300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago, United States, 60606

Webinar: Pre-Employment: A Best Practices Legal Update

Taught by attorney Michael Wong Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

Screening applicants and hiring new employees can cause headaches and keep you
up at night. Are you handling your obligations correctly under the current laws?
What are the courts saying when faced with claims? Ban the box, discriminatory interview
questions, credit and background checks, hiring issues and pre-employment drug tests are just a few of the issues that you should carefully consider. Michael D. Wong, a partner with the law firm Smith Amundsen LLC will provide a legal update for employers including recent case law, statutes and regulations that impact hiring processes and considerations.

Start: August 8, 2017 1:30 pm
End: August 8, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Seminar: Women in the Workplace – Edwardsville

Taught by Elaine Hand Register
| Innerview, Inc.

This workshop deals with those sensitive issues of dealing with personalities and
generations as well as those difficult situations when working with internal and
external customers/staff. We will have a Q & A session open to any and all questions you may have with working with various industries/attitudes/perceptions, etc. This is an interactive workshop designed for what you are concerned about with communication inside and outside of the workplace with your staff and clients.

We will address issues as:
• Difficult conversations
• Gaining respect within an industry
• Confidence in your style of delivery
• Listening and getting others to listen to you
• Adapting to the situation
• Communication in an ever-changing environment

Start: August 9, 2017 1:30 pm
End: August 9, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Express - Edwardsville
Address:
1000 Plummer Drive, Edwardsville, IL, United States, 62024
Cost: 150/200

Webinar: Liability Concerns for Small Businesses that Use Drones

Taught by attorneys Brandt Madsen and Alan Farkas Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

More and more businesses are making use of unmanned aerial systems, also known as
drones. On one hand, drones may alleviate the safety and liability concerns that arise when an employee is tasked with a particularly hazardous activity. Yet, on the other hand, drones raise all sorts of additional liability and damage concerns. Aside from personal injuries and property damage, drones and the images they capture raise novel privacy issues. Some of these potential claims may be covered by insurance, but businesses may need to procure special drone coverage as most policies carry broad “aviation exclusions.” Businesses may also be surprised to learn the scope of the authority the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has over drones, even when flown relatively close to the ground, including the authority to levy fines in excess of $100,000. Finally, small businesses should be concerned for the exposures they face when their employees use drones without formal company authorization (or knowledge). Two of Chicago’s most experienced aviation attorneys, Brandt Madsen and Alan Farkas, of SmithAmundsen will share tips on how companies can protect and insulate themselves from these concerns while enjoying the benefits associated with drone operations.

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

Seminar: Workplace Chaos, Coaching and Team Building – Springfield

Taught by Elaine HandRegister
| 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: August 17, 2017 1:00 pm
End: August 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 217-522-5512
Address:
Google Map
215 E Adams, Springfield, United States, 62701
Cost: 249/299

Webinar: Motor Carriers Under Fire: How State Laws Are Impacting Motor Carriers

Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke Register
| Wessels Sherman

Motor carriers continue to be a hotbed for litigation across the state of Illinois and beyond.
This workshop is going to breakdown some of the most common issues that trucking companies are facing in the state of Illinois. The attendees will be provided examples and receive a breakdown of the proper language to include in lease and service agreements, discuss how state laws are challenging the validity of federal laws. The attendees will also learn how to avoid state law deductions rules to ensure that the company is in compliance. Join us to ensure your company is in compliance with all regulations state and federal regulations.

Topics to be discussed:
• Overview of Regulations
• Owner Operators and Independent Contractors Issues
• The Battle for the FAAAA Preemption
• Are your Lease Agreements and Service Agreements legal?
• Plaintiff’s attorneys using the Illinois Wage Payment Collection Act for Class Action Lawsuits
• What other trucking wage and hour rules are causing issues.

Start: August 22, 2017 1:30 pm
End: August 22, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165

Seminar: Workplace Chaos, Coaching and Team Building – West Chicago

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: August 23, 2017 9:00 am
End: August 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Western Dupage Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 630-231-3003
Address:
Google Map
306 Main St., West Chicago, IL, United States, 60185
Cost: 249/299

Webinar: Navigating the Social Media and Workplace Intersection

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

While we may be getting tired of seeing posts about what some friend-of-a-friend had for dinner or frustrated that our family members can view an online profile and know what’s going on in our lives before we do, social media is here to stay. Given social media’s prevalence, issues involving social technology and the workplace are inevitable. Still, many employers are unsure of how they should address the social media issues that intersect with the workplace. This webinar will address the main questions raised by this intersection and will provide tips to help employers navigate social media issues with confidence.

Topics to be discussed:
• Can we fire an employee for his social media posts?
• To what extent can we use social media for hiring decisions?
• Can we be liable for what our employees post on social media?
• Can (or should) we monitor our employees’ social media activity?
• Can we require employees to provide us with access to their social media account?
• Employer tips.

Start: August 24, 2017 1:30 pm
End: August 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 135/165
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