Educational Opportunities

Rebecca Dobbs Presents “The Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform – What it Means for Employers” 
July 16, 2012
1:30-3:00 p.m. CDT
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar
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Seminar Overview
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued their ruling on the health care law. This webinar will address what parts of the law were upheld by the Court and on what basis.  More importantly, the webinar will address what this means and does not mean for employers who sponsor health plans, including practical considerations that must be addressed at this point. 

Labor & Employment Attorneys Present “Employment Law Update in Illinois
July 17, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
Lorman Education Services,Chicago,IL
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Seminar Overview
Attend this seminar and get the facts you need safely and efficiently with a compliant workplace investigation plan; discover how you can use documentation to minimize your liability for wrongful termination; stop pay claims before they start – keep your wage and hour policies in line with the law; and protect your valuable information – by effectively using confidentiality agreements.

Jon Hoag Presents Webinar on Performance Appraisals
July 19, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar
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Seminar Overview
This session will guide employers on evaluating employees by offering advice on starting the process while, offering examples and information on safely present job-related feedback to your employees and negative issues that arise when dealing with employee performance and behavioral concerns. Learn how to notify employees of the performance and conduct that you, as employer, expect and hear how to encourage employees to improve their performance while avoiding legal pitfalls.

Sara Zorich and Jacqueline Lentini McCullough Present “Workplace Immigration: 2012 Updates”
July 31, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar
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Seminar Overview
Properly completing I-9 forms can be confusing, but is absolutely essential to avoid liability. This webinar will walk you through the process of completing and maintaining your I-9′s, as well as how to handle an immigration audit.  You will also learn the basics of workplace immigration and what has changed recently that could cause pitfalls for your company.

Jeff Risch Presents “Employee Handbook Errors that Could Cost You”
August 2, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m CDT
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar
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Seminar Overview
How long has it been since you reviewed your employee handbook? Regular review is essential to be sure it is in compliance with the latest legal mandates and includes best possible practices. In this webinar, you’ll learn the top mistakes employers make when writing their employee policies, and the keys to making your employee handbook a valuable resource when managing a workforce (union and non-union).