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Webinar: Record Retention for Employers

Taught by attorney Steven Jados Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

In modern business settings, it is becoming more and more important for businesses to
implement and administer strong record retention practices both to ensure compliance with applicable laws and to help position the business optimally in the event litigation arises.

This 90-minute webinar, led by SmithAmundsen attorney Steven Jados, will instruct employers on best practices designed to limit and avoid costly litigation and administrative claims related to what should and should not be kept in personnel files and business records. Additionally, the webinar will include tips on how to develop and implement practices to smoothly navigate the modern electronic and digital records environment, and much more.

Start: April 25, 2017
End: April 25, 2017
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

HR Roundtable via SKYPE

The Illinois Chamber is holding their first virtual HR Roundtable via SKYPE. Register
The virtual HR Roundtable is designed for people in areas of Illinois where we currently don’t hold in-person meetings. HR Roundtables provide human resources professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss problems, look for solutions, and discuss important issues in the regulatory environment with peers. These roundtable discussion workshops will enhance you and your company!

Why should you join our HR Roundtable?
• These are for you – your hot topics – not a seminar, not a webinar where we present to you and determine the agenda.
• There will be an HR consultant acting as facilitator (with hot topics in mind if needed) – this will be a way for you to network with other HR professionals.
• This will be a great way for you to discuss your issues and work through them with your peers, a group of HR professionals.
• If time allows, there will be team building ideas and exercises from the facilitator and the group!
• They are not formal – no listening to 60 or 90 minute presentations (although these have their place, just not here).
• We will work with the group to secure the additional quarterly meetings.
• Examples of topics that could be discussed: Best practices in training your employees; Getting and keeping the right talent; Employee handbooks – bring them for discussion; Your issues and questions; etc…
• HRCI and SHRM-CP credits will be available for most meetings when an expert is speaking

Join Leading HR Professionals!
Yearly Membership for virtual roundtable – $190.00
Intro price (Attend the first workshop to try it out) – $50.00
Yearly membership Includes four quarterly workshops, any provided materials, and presentations by experts, consultants, etc.

Call-in information will be sent out 1-2 days prior to meeting

Start: April 25, 2017 8:30 am
End: April 25, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: online
Cost: 50/190

Seminar: Medical Marijuana & it’s Impact on WC Claims

Taught by attorney Shuaib Ahmed Register
| ASA Law Group

Get the latest buzz on medical marijuana and the impact on a workers compensation claim! We will discuss the background of the Medical Cannabis Act, application on workers compensation case and issues to tackle in the near future. We also have a guest speaker who will talk about the prosecution of medical marijuana and take us behind the scenes on how the Medical Cannabis Act is playing out in the Courts!

Start: April 26, 2017 8:00 am
End: April 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: ASA Law Group
Address:
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1211 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL, United States, 60523
Cost: 159/199/239

Lobby Day

More details to come…

Start: April 26, 2017 9:00 am
End: April 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Wyndham Springfield City Centre
Phone: 217-789-1530
Address:
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700 East Adams St, Springfield, IL, United States, 62701
Cost: tbd

Webinar: Anatomy of a WC 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: April 26, 2017 10:30 am
End: April 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

How to Attract European FDI to Illinois Communities

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AGENDA

Registration
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Tea Available
Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:10 Jennifer Daly, CEO, Greater Peoria EDC
10:10 – 10:15 Betty Steinert, President IL Economic Development
Association
10:15 – 10:20 Matthias Beier, President & CEO, European American
Investment Council (EAIC)
Site Selection USA: What Are European Businesses Looking For:
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. James Blair, Founder/Managing Director at Navigator
Consulting
James Blair can look back on 32 years of site selection experience, having worked as Director of the State of Georgia’s European Office and Managing Director of the Site Selection Services group of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the South (Atlanta). Furthermore building on his expertise as founder and Managing Director at Navigator Consulting, Mr Blair is in a prime position to advise U.S. Communities on what exactly it is that European investors are looking for in new manufacturing sites and what their base requirements tend to be in terms of infrastructure, workforce, and other areas.
Illinois’ Strengths and Opportunities in Terms of European FDI
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Erik Brejla, Assistant Deputy Director Regional Economic
Development (RED), Illinois Department of Commerce &
Economic Opportunity
In 2015 Site Selection Magazine voted Illinois to be the #3 state for new and expanded
corporate facilities. This, however, is only one of the many aspects which make Illinois a strong
player in FDI attraction. Good location and a strong transportation infrastructure, a talented
workforce and good access to key markets, makes Illinois a great fit for new companies.
As the Nation’s fourth most successful state in attracting FDI, Illinois remains a strong
player in the field of international FDI. During this presentation, we want to highlight Illinois’
specific strengths as a manufacturing site, so you can best present these to prospective
investors when marketing your community.
How to Attract European FDI as a U.S. County?
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Florian Stamm, Attorney at Law, Smith, Gambrell &
Russell LLP
We appreciate how challenging it can be for EDO’s to effectively market their
community to European investors across the Atlantic. Based on his years of experience in
providing legal support to European investors in the U.S. in questions of site selection and
economic development, Mr. Stamm will offer valuable insights to EDOs on how to maximize
their Community’s potential in attracting FDI from Europe
LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Best Practice FDI Attraction: Useful Insights by FDI Experts
1:15 – 2:30, incl. Q & A Moderator: Matthias Beier, President & CEO, EAIC
– Florian Stamm, Attorney at Law, Smith, Gambrell &
Russell
– Dr. Ullrich Kämmerer, CPA, Roedl USA
– James Blair, Managing Director, Navigator Consulting
– Werner Beermann, Manager European Business
Development, Gray Construction
– James Foley, Director, Illinois SBDC International Trade
Center, International Programs, Foster College of
Business
– Eric Nieukirk, Corporate Real Estate & Economic
Development Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.
Successful Together – Benefits of Cooperation – Individual Consultation w/FDI Experts
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opportunity to meet with our FDI experts individually (20
minutes/session)

Start: May 9, 2017
End: May 9, 2017
Venue: Clock Tower Place Fondulac Room
Address:
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201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria, IL, United States
Cost: 299.00

Webinar: Employer Solutions for Wage and Hour Problems

Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke Register
| Wessels Sherman

This webinar will discuss some of the most common wage issues that businesses face each and every year. Including in this webinar is a discussion of how to handle certain situations that arise, specifically, when the IDOL knocks on the door, the proper deductions allowed from pay checks, wage assignments, uniform deductions, and other crucial areas that businesses are still misapplying. This webinar will start from the beginning and walk through the entire process of specific situation, which will provide businesses confidence in handling the situation if it arises.

Topics to be discussed:
• Equal Pay, how to handle a complaint about a colleague having a higher salary;
• The numerous pitfalls for what is considered working time;
• Review of the proper deductions from an Employee’s paycheck, including wage assignments, wage garnishments, tools, uniforms, etc.;
• Travel time and what needs to be paid to the Employee;
• How to handle an Illinois Department of Labor investigation, from start to finish;
• And other popular problem areas for businesses.

Start: May 9, 2017 1:30 pm
End: May 9, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: online
Cost: 110/129/159

Webinar: Advanced Work Comp Challenges

Taught by attorney G. Steven Murdock Register
| Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

The costs for workers’ compensation claims in Illinois continue to rise in spite of prior reform efforts. But you should understand what can also drive costs in way that cannot be controlled by legislation or legal precedent. Employers “take the employees as they find them” at the time the accident occurs. Employers cannot change the facts as to an employee’s age, obesity or co-morbities and pre-existing conditions, which may delay or prohibit a full recovery. What can an employer do? We’ll discuss strategies for mitigating these claims in this 90-minute webinar.

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

Seminar: The Life of a WC Claim Breakfast

Taught by attorneys Colin Mills and Frank JohnstonRegister
| Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

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: May 11, 2017 7:30 am
End: May 11, 2017 9:30 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Express - Troy
Address:
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2011 Formosa Road, Troy, IL, United States, 62294
Cost: 35

Webinar: What Claims IL Employers Can Face When Using Background Checks

Taught by attorney Michael Wong Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

One of the most important tools that an employer has in screening and hiring quality
employees is the application and hiring process. The law limits what information an employer can request on an application, as well as specific procedures that must be used when conducting background checks, using those background checks to make adverse employment decisions and in storing the background checks after the fact. As such, when using background checks, employers need to know what laws they need to comply with and what claims they should be trying to avoid. Michael D. Wong of SmithAmundsen LLC will present this important webinar. The presentation will include important information and strategies for structuring an application and hiring processes to minimize potential liability and risks.

Topics will include:
• What laws Illinois Employers should be aware of;
• Types of information employers should not use – and should be careful in using;
• Using the Internet and Social Media when hiring;
• The potential claims Illinois Employers can face; and
• Recent developments in federal and state laws and cases Illinois Employers should be aware of.

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