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Seminar: Communication, Time Management and Performance Reviews – Naperville

Taught by Elaine Hand, Innerview Inc. Register

Topics covered will be:
• Communication – What is needed to enhance? What is needed to improve?
What is one huge key to success?

• Time Management – HELP!!! I have no time…
We will discuss how to change this thought process and learn how to make time and
make it productive! – Every Participant will receive a book on this from the facilitator

• Performance Reviews: The changing philosophies on this topic.
The Pros and Cons – what are we trying to accomplish?
Working with the different expectations of each generation
Documenting for maximum input and clarity

This workshop will be very interactive – so be ready to participate with the facilitator!

Start: March 28, 2017 8:30 am
End: March 28, 2017 12:30 pm
Venue: NIU Naperville
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NIU Center Room 250, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL, United States, 60563
Cost: 159/199/249

Seminar: Life of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Taught by attorneys from Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd. Register

The life of a workers’ compensation claim starts with the employee, but most importantly,
the employer. Once a claim makes its way to litigation, Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd. is prepared to represent the employer each step of the way to resolve the claim. In this presentation, we will navigate through the anatomy of a workers’ compensation claim, starting with the filing of the Application of Adjustment of Claim and concluding with either settlement or trial. We will discuss the intricacies of handling a workers’ compensation claim before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission from start to finish, as well as what you can expect when represented by defense counsel like Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

Start: March 29, 2017 7:30 am
End: March 29, 2017 9:30 am
Venue: College of DuPage
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, United States, 60137
Cost: 35

Seminar: Employee Handbook & Policy Review – Edwardsville, IL

Taught by attorneys from Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard Register

How long has it been since you dusted off and reviewed that employee handbook? Are
you certain your handbook complies with all of the current laws? Will your handbook stand up to scrutiny from the DOL, EEOC, or NLRB? Will your handbook cause you trouble in your next employee lawsuit? Ever-changing employment laws and regulations mean that every few years, you NEED to open up that employee handbook and give it a proper evaluation.

Join us for a full day timely review on updating your employee handbooks. The seminar will guide you through the myriad of changed laws and point out the most often seen handbook mistakes that could cost you.

• New EEO reporting and complaint procedure language;
• Surviving DOL, NLRB and EEOC scrutiny;
• Safety standards;
• The purpose of an employee handbook;
• What should be included in an employee handbook and what you should leave out;
• Ineffective handbook languages to avoid;
• Other common employee handbook mistakes; and
• Privacy, workplace searches and drug testing policies.

Start: March 29, 2017 10:30 am
End: March 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Express - Edwardsville
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1000 Plummer Drive, Edwardsville, IL, United States, 62024
Cost: 199/249/299

Webinar: Wage Garnishments, Tax Liens, and Child Support Orders

Taught by attorney Noah Frank Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

From wage garnishments and assignments, to deductions, to tax levies, employers’ payment and withholdings responsibilities are fraught with complications, counterintuitive prohibitions, and pitfalls. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, along with Noah A. Frank of SmithAmundsen’s Labor & Employment Group, is offering employers and their respective management teams, along with HR and compensation professionals of all levels, the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on various laws impacting the appropriate wage withholdings and payments to employees.

Please join us for this lively 90-minute webinar with the opportunity for Q&A that will center on what employers can and should deduct from wages and compensation (and what they are prohibited from withholding) for better wage and hour compliance and avoiding common mistakes.

Highlights include:
• Wage Garnishments & Assignments
• Deductions for theft, and unreturned or damaged employer property
• Use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies
• Tax levies
• Child support orders
• Common issues will be discussed

Start: April 5, 2017 10:30 am
End: April 5, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

Seminar: Women in the Workplace – Glen Ellyn

Taught by Elaine Hand of Innerview, Inc and Register
attorney Bev Alfon, SmithAmundsen LLC

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 every-changing environment

Start: April 11, 2017 8:30 am
End: April 11, 2017 11:30 am
Venue: College of DuPage
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, United States, 60137
Cost: 159/199/249

Webinar: WC Best Tools for Defense

Taught by attorneys Dave Kurth & Jynnifer Bates Register
| Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

At every phase of litigating a worker’s compensation case, employers have different tools available to bolster their defense, quickly advance litigation, provide negotiation leverage, or in some instances, all of the above.

When should you get an IME? Is a records review report credible?
This webinar will answer these and other questions, as well as examine the best defense tools and strategies with respect to obtaining and using IMEs, records review reports, utilization reviews and impairment ratings. We will discuss the differences between these tools, their statutory basis and case law relevance, and how to effectively utilize these tools to achieve the employer’s litigation objectives.

Start: April 11, 2017 10:30 am
End: April 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

Seminar: OSHA Training & Regulatory Update – Edwardsville

Taught by attorney Patrick Sanders Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

Join the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for a half-day seminar, presented by Patrick
Sanders of SmithAmundsen. Patrick will cover OSHA program basics, what’s new for 2017, and provide the latest advice on how to navigate an OSHA on-site inspection step-by-step.

Topics include:
• Latest enforcement efforts based on the enhanced civil penalty amounts
• OSHA General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection System standards
• The latest on post-accident drug testing and safety Incentive rules
• Enforcement trends for 2017

Don’t miss this informative and timely program!

Start: April 12, 2017 8:30 am
End: April 12, 2017 12:30 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Express - Edwardsville
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1000 Plummer Drive, Edwardsville, IL, United States, 62024
Cost: 159/199/239

Webinar: Understanding, Assessing and Responding to U.I. Claims

Taught by attorney Noah FrankRegister
| SmithAmundsen LLC

This webinar will update you on changes to unemployment insurance regulations
plus how to best assess and respond to unemployment claims effectively. This interactive and informative 90 minute webinar provides a comprehensive analysis of misconduct disqualifications, and key principles and practices which, when applied effectively can lead to prompt and cost-efficient resolution of former employee benefit claims.

Start: April 18, 2017 10:30 am
End: April 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

Webinar: Navigating the ADA through Planning, Policies, and Communication

Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke Register
| Wessels Sherman

Does your company have the necessary tools to lay the foundation when dealing
with an employee with a disability?
This webinar will provide a review of company policies that will assist in dealing with an employee with a disability and tips on developing and implementing a plan to assure the company is handling situations properly. Communication can be a company’s best resource when handling an employee with a disability. This presentation will discuss best practices for communicating with employees and thoroughly review numerous situations regarding an employee who is disabled, becomes disabled, or perhaps is being questioned if they are disabled. Participants will also obtain a business step-by-step guide to different disability issues that arise, when handling an employee that may fall under the ADA.

Topics to be Discussed:
• The Handbook Policies That Companies Should Have In Place For ADA Protection;
• A Company Plan When Faced With An Employee With A Disability;
• A Step-By-Step Guide: On How To Handle A Difficult Situation Involving An Employee With A Disability;
• How Doctor Notes Are Not Always Equal;
• How Communication Can Reduce Headaches When Faced With An Employee With A Disability;
• And Much More!

Start: April 18, 2017 1:30 pm
End: April 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

Seminar: Federal Employment Policy and the Trump Administration

Taught by attorneys from Jackson Lewis Register

Join the attorneys from Jackson Lewis LLC for an interactive workshop discussing the
impact that the new presidency and federal employment policy will have on Illinois
employers. Discussion will center on the first 100 days and beyond.

Topics will include:
• immigration enforcement,
• the EEOC strategic plan,
• the future of ACA,
• Wage and Hour compliance,
• and an overall summary of new HR laws and what we can expect to happen over the next four years.

This seminar is essential for HR professionals, business owners, benefits coordinators,
and operations officers.

Start: April 19, 2017 9:00 am
End: April 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Illinois Chamber 8th Floor Conference Room
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300 South Wacker, Chicago, IL, United States, 60606
Cost: 249/299/349
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