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Paid Sick Leave Boot Camp

Tuesday, June 20 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Taught by attorneys Bev Alfon and Sara Zorich | SmithAmundsen- 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

2016 turned out to be a busy year for new leave laws on the books in Illinois including the Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, Illinois Paid Sick Leave, and Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Law.

Labor and Employment Attorneys, Beverly Alfon and Sara Zorich, invite you to attend a boot camp for employers (CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, HR Managers, Payroll Managers and HR Staff should attend) to assist in navigating these new laws. The boot camp will include analysis of the laws, tips on how to modify your existing policies to comply with the new laws and sample policies. This will be a hands on and practical approach to complying and administering these new laws. Be sure to click "Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce" under the "Learn about it from" tab.

Supervisor Training for Effective Management

Wednesday, June 21 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Seminar)
Taught by attorney Julie Proscia of SmithAmundsen, LLC - NIU Center Room 250, 1120 E. Dieh, Naperville, IL

One of the most difficult tasks ANY supervisor faces is how to provide leadership to

employees. It takes experience and training for one to obtain and constantly maintain the skills necessary to manage others effectively. Supervisors of all levels (especially in this day and age) need to know and understand areas of vulnerability and realize that those are constantly changing. This is an interactive half day seminar which will provide insight and guidance to help YOUR supervisors become stronger leaders and manage YOUR employees more effectively within the always developing labor and employment laws.

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What Every Business Should Know and Understand When It Comes to Payroll Deductions

Tuesday, June 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Too many businesses still make improper deductions to their employees’ wages.  This webinar will provide businesses the specific tools necessary to assure that they are properly deducting from their employees’ wages. With specific samples being provided for numerous deduction situations, participants will have the confidence to recognize the proper situation and use the proper written document when deducting from their employees’ wages. Stop wondering if your deduction procedures and policies are correct, make sure your deduction procedures and policies are proper.

Topics to be discussed:

• Wage Assignment Checklist, What To Look For Before Complying • Wage Garnishments, Why Businesses Must Comply Correctly or Risk Huge Problems • How To Properly Deduct From a Salaried Employee’s Wages With Confidence. • When An Employee Damages Company Property—Can You Deduct For It? • The Numerous Pitfalls Businesses Fall Into With Tools, Uniform Deductions, and Advancing Vacation Time • How To Recoup Overpayments To Your Employees, and • Other Key Deduction Tips!

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Wage and Hour Issues from A-Z Workshop

Tuesday, July 11 | 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke, Wessels Sherman - College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

This workshop is going to breakdown some of the most common wage and hour issues facing employers in the State of Illinois Attendees will be provided real life situations and how to properly handle the situations regarding employee deductions, wage garnishments, bonuses, wage assignments, compensable time, multiple pay amounts, document requirements, proper overtime calculations, and other problematic areas for businesses in wage and hour. Attend this interactive seminar to have all of your wage and hour questions answered, once and for all!

Topics to be discussed:

• Wage and Hour Fundamentals; • The numerous Pitfalls for Businesses Regarding Working Time; • How to Properly Deduct Tools, Uniforms, Cell Phones, and Other Items from Employees Paychecks; • Sitting, Flying, Driving, Waiting, and Working - When Travel Time Must be Paid; • Overtime Calculations when Bonuses, Commissions, or Simply a Salary is Involved; • How to Properly Handle Wage Assignments and Wage Garnishments; • Personal Liability, Owners Beware; • And Other Popular Wage and Hour Problems Facing Businesses in Illinois

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HR Roundtable

Thursday, July 20 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Canterberry Room, Family Recreation Center 1450 Forest Gate Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523

The Illinois Chamber is holding their next HR Roundtable for the Oak Brook/ Glen Ellyn group.

There is still time to join this group! 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 exercises and ideas 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 at the workshops: Best practices in training your employees; Getting and keeping the right talent; Employee handbooks – bring them for discussion; Your issues and questions • HRCI and SHRM-CP credits will be available for most meetings when an expert is speaking.

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Medical Marijuana: How will it Impact your WC Claims?

Tuesday, July 25 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1211 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL, 60523

Get the latest “buzz” about medical marijuana in Illinois and the impact it could have on a workers’ compensation claim! We will discuss the background of Illinois’s Medical Cannabis Act, its application to a workers’ compensation case and issues to tackle in the near future (using medical marijuana to treat a workers’ compensation injury, etc.).

We also will 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! This will be a very interesting interactive discussion and one not to be missed!

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