Effective March 23, 2021, new Illinois law generally prohibits the use of criminal convictions in employment decisions and creates additional new hurdles for employers who decide to rely on any conviction for employment purposes-unless otherwise authorized by law. Join Jeff Risch and Allison Sues on Thursday, April 29 @ noon CT for a timely discussion surrounding the new law. During this webcast attendees will learn:
How to navigate new hiring mandates
What to include in the mandated written notices to a denied applicant or terminated employee because of a conviction record
How to reconcile the new IL law with existing local, state and federal mandates (i.e. FFCRA, Ban the Box, etc…)
How to analyze whether a specific conviction history has a substantial relationship to a certain job position or poses a unreasonable risk to property or safety
What does “unless otherwise authorized by law” really mean for employers
Join our labor and employment attorneys Rebecca Dobbs Bush and Kelly Haab-Tallitsch and corporate and banking attorney Andrew Podgorny on Thursday, February 4 from noon to 1:30 PM CT, as they discuss the key provisions of Stimulus 2.0: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that your company needs to know now, including:
Expansion of Employee Retention Tax Credit – important new information
FFCRA voluntary extension and various provisions impacting employee benefit plan administration
Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and Second Draw PPP loans – high level summary
In today’s society, discussions about politics, race, and religion will inevitably enter the workplace. How can employers maintain order and respect in the workplace in the face of free speech?
Join Beverly Alfon and Heather Bailey on Wednesday, August 19 at Noon CT as they discuss what employers should be aware of when responding or reacting to these topics in the workplace, how to identify conduct that is severe enough to trigger lawful discipline, and what legal parameters are at play.
As school districts announce their plans to start the school year on modified schedules with continued digital learning, employers need to anticipate the accommodations parents will request and consider leave policies.
Join Allison Sues and John Hayes on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10AM CT as they discuss leave eligibility under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employee accommodations, and more. Key highlights include:
An overview of the different approaches to school openings by states, local governments, and school districts to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the fall
Review of employee eligibility for FFCRA paid FMLA leave
Practical tips for employers accommodating employees who have school aged children
These are challenging times and many business owners are wondering whether they will have the cash flow to sustain their businesses.
Join Eric Fogel, Mike Cortina, and Bill Hackney for a 90-minute webcast on Wednesday, June 17th from noon – 1:30 PM CT, designed to answer questions for business owners who are contemplating the “what if“ scenarios of bankruptcy, restructuring, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and how to deal with looming bank debt and landlord issues.
Attendees will learn:
If you are experiencing financial distress, what you need to do right now.
My landlord is pressing me for back rent, what do I do now?
My bank is pressing me for repayment, new personal guarantees, forbearance agreements, what do I do now?
What are alternatives to bankruptcy, such as assignment for the benefit of creditors?
The fundamentals of the bankruptcy process and whether it is right for your business.
This brief 30-minute webcast covers highlights of the recently released application for forgiveness.
Join attorney Rebecca Dobbs Bush on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 PM CT for a complimentary webcast as she reviews the instructions for PPP loan forgiveness with attendees and points out items of special interest for all employers.
You CAN manage risk in senior living facilities during these trying times but understanding and following procedures is more critical now than ever to protect vulnerable residents and employees. In this recorded webcast, SmithAmundsen attorneys Betsy Ballek, Suzannah Overholtand Jennifer Stuartdiscuss how to most effectively ensure that the safety and health in your facility is not compromised. Topics include:
Overview of the state of long term care communities in the setting of COVID-19
Your company was not approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan but the bills are still due. There may still be some opportunities available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help keep your company on its feet.