Hear Tips and Tactics from Experienced Practitioners
Stay up to date on the latest legislative changes and court decisions impacting your human resource practices! This essential course focuses on day-to-day issue spotting - covering current hot button issues and highlighting practical pointers to avoid and handle common problem areas. Experienced faculty will take you through the critical legal issues you need to know from hiring to firing - including wages and benefits, workplace privacy, discrimination, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn techniques from those with years in the field. Register today!
- Stay up to date on the latest changes and cases in human resource law, including the Affordable Care Act.
- Understand the legal do's and don'ts during the interview process, including background checks and drug testing, drafting employment contracts, and hiring independent contractors and immigrants.
- Ensure overtime and employee leave policies are compliant with the law.
- Learn appropriate methods for calculating and tracking FMLA time.
- Make sure employee handbooks contain the critical provisions necessary to keep them up to date with current issues.
- Discuss the latest interpretations of "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Know how to appropriately handle thorny employee behavior issues while ensuring privacy rights are upheld.
- Set up proper discipline and firing procedures to avoid wrongful termination and retaliatory claims.
Who Should Attend
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:
- HR Personnel
- Presidents and Vice Presidents
- The Affordable Care Act and Other Developments in Employment Law (Federal and State)
- Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date?: Essential Components and Sample Policies for Today's Workplace
- Wage and Benefit Issues
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Employee Discipline and Termination
- Workplace Behavior and Privacy Issues
Continuing Education Credit
Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 6.00
Continuing Legal Education
Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -
CLE 6.00 -
Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00
International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *
Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00 *
Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00
* denotes specialty credits
December 5 - Chicago
KWABENA A. APPENTENG is an attorney with Littler Mendelson, P.C., where he counsels employers on social media and workplace privacy issues, and a range of day-to-day employment issues, including hiring, promotion and termination issues, and discrimination and harassment issues. Mr. Appenteng also represents employers in employment discrimination actions filed in federal and state courts and with government agencies, and represents clients in restrictive covenant/trade secret disputes. Mr. Appenteng has been named as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2013, and was recently named as an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers. He earned his J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School.
O. HANNA BADMUS is an attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C. where she represents the interests of management in various areas of employment and traditional labor law. In addition, Ms. Badmus represents management in defending against employee claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Badmus received her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, honors distinction, from the University of Illinois.
MITCHELL S. CHABAN is an attorney with the law firm of Levin Ginsburg, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, employment and benefits, landlord and tenant disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, and business law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois; and before the Illinois and U.S. District Court, and the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Chaban earned his B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago bar associations.
NOAH A. FRANK is an attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC. He provides services to clients in labor and employment litigation and counseling; corporate and business counseling; and workers' compensation defense and compliance. He advises employers of all sizes; physician and other professional service offices to temporary staffing services; and international manufacturers/distributers. Mr. Frank works with his clients to develop labor and employment strategies; and draft employment agreements, contracts, and handbooks. His experience includes work on union successor collective bargaining agreements, responses to unfair labor practices, and grievance administration through successful arbitration. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Frank received his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.
KELLY HAAB-TALLITSCH is an attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC. She focuses on the areas of corporate human resources and regularly counsels clients on employee benefit compliance, helping employers understand their obligations under the Affordable Care Act and how to comply with the ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. Ms. Haab-Tallitsch defends clients against general employment discrimination claims and handles matters such as the Department of Labor benefit plan audits and designing compliant deferred compensation plans. She is a member of the American, Illinois State, DuPage County, and Kane County bar associations. Ms. Haab-Tallitsch earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; her M.S. degree from Loyola University Chicago; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
KIM A. LEFFERT is counsel in Mayer Brown LLP’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s electronic discovery and information governance practice. She has substantial experience assisting clients with the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic documents in litigation. Ms. Leffert also helps clients prepare document retention policies and procedures and records management programs, as well as develop electronic discovery programs. Her other primary emphasis is on labor and employment disputes. Ms. Leffert has bench and jury trial experience in federal and state court actions involving state common law theories (breach of contract and tort) and wage-and-hour issues, as well as the defense of employers in a wide variety of EEO and Section 301 actions. She earned her B.A. degree from Cornell University and her J.D. degree at the University of Chicago Law School.December 7 - Rockford
PETER E. HANSEN is an attorney in the St. Charles office of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C., where he focuses his practice on health care benefits and workers' compensation defense, as well as general employment law. Mr. Hansen is also very familiar with the Affordable Care Act and has worked closely with employers of all sizes to review obligations and ensure compliance with the Act. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb; and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
DAVI L. HIRSCH is of counsel at Klein Dub & Holleb, Ltd. She represents healthcare providers, insurance companies and corporations in the areas of labor relations, employment law, wage and hour, condominium law, and general commercial litigation. Ms. Hirsch counsels employers on general employment; labor and human resources matters, including avoidance of potential allegations of discrimination and harassment; and compliance with various employment and compensation laws. She also represents employers on a nationwide basis in both state and federal court, and before administrative agencies on employment and other commercial matters. She has been practicing in the Chicago area for the past 34 years. Ms. Hirsch earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign and her J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.
JONATHAN D. HOAG is a partner in the St. Charles office of the law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC, where he is a member of the firm's labor and employment practice group. He focuses his practice on representing employers in labor and employment matters before state, federal, and administrative courts. Mr. Hoag is a member of the American, Illinois State (Labor and Employment Law Section Council), and Kane County (co-chair of the Labor and Employment Committee) bar associations. He also is a member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce (Human Resource Advisory Committee) and the Grundy Will Human Resource Association. Mr. Hoag earned his B.S. degree from Truman State University; his M.P.A. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
MICHAEL D. WONG is an attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC. He advises and represents clients in matters relating to handbook and policy issues, discrimination and harassment concerns under Title VII and ADA, medical marijuana in the workplace, civil-right claims, FMLA claims, wage and hour issues, class actions, and other labor and employment issues arising under state, federal and administrative laws. Mr. Wong is a member of the American Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association (member and chair, Labor and Employment Law Committee; member, Bar Briefs Editorial Board; Bar Briefs editor, 2015-2016) and the Illinois State Bar Association. He received his J.D. degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law and his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois.