Motor Carriers Under Fire:  How State Laws Are Impacting Motor Carriers

Tuesday, August 22 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar by Attorney Sean F. Darke of Wessel Sherman

Motor carriers continue to be a hotbed for litigation across the state of Illinois and beyond.
This workshop is going to breakdown some of the most common issues that trucking companies are facing in the state of Illinois. The attendees will be provided examples and receive a breakdown of the proper language to include in lease and service agreements, discuss how state laws are challenging the validity of federal laws. The attendees will also learn how to avoid state law deductions rules to ensure that the company is in compliance. Join us to ensure your company is in compliance with all regulations state and federal regulations.

Topics to be discussed:
• Overview of Regulations • Owner Operators and Independent Contractors Issues • The Battle for the FAAAA Preemption • Are your Lease Agreements and Service Agreements legal? • Plaintiff’s attorneys using the Illinois Wage Payment Collection Act for Class Action Lawsuits • What other trucking wage and hour rules are causing issues.

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Workplace Chaos, Coaching and Team Building

Wednesday, August 23 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce 306 Main St., West Chicago, IL 60185

Join us for a 3 hour seminar to enhance your skills and manage the day to day challenges at the workplace.

Part 1: Stress and pressure – we all feel it at work. We can’t always control how crazy things get at the office, but there are mechanisms you can use to help you better manage your time, the stress and the constant bombardment of information. Receive helpful hints for boosting your memory and reading skills to quickly extract the info you need; goal-setting and planning suggestions to organize your day; and exercises to avoid burnout to survive the stress that comes with your job. Everyone needs this important session.

Part 2: If you are going to bring about energy and positive returns from your employees as a team leader, you need to know how to coach. This workshop will offer tools to improve your team, promote working together, determine your role in dealing with disputes, and more. Learn the common attributes of first class teams and how to develop them; how to encourage and increase team spirit and motivation; defusing conflicts; and choosing the best management style to get results.

Each of these skills will make you a better leader and together, they will enable you to accomplish whatever team objectives you set.

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ADA, FMLA, and WC Leave: The Bermuda Triangle of Confusion

Thursday, September 14 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
College of DuPage 425 Fawell St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Untangling the web of employee leave laws is one of the most difficult responsibilities an employer faces — particularly the FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation Bermuda Triangle.

Employers must not only understand the multitude of mandated leave laws, but it is critical to appreciate the subtle interplay between such laws. This webinar, presented by Noah A. Frank of SmithAmundsen, is designed to help employers of all shapes and sizes recognize key issues in administering medical-related leave laws, including valuable insight into how an employer’s voluntary leave policies and benefits impact mandatory leave laws.

With the onslaught of new legislation, increasing administrative regulation, and significant case law developments in the area of employee leave, this fast-paced half day seminar should not be missed!

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Issues Aging Workforce

Tuesday, September 19 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Later retirements, retention of valued job skills, and reluctance to hire and train new workers has led to an aging workforce. Are your policies and practices in line with the new reality?  Do you understand the strategies and risks associated with hiring, retention, and firing of “older” workers?  Join us for a lively 90-minute webinar presented by management employment attorney Noah A. Frank of SmithAmundsen on Issues of an Aging Workforce.

About the presenter: Noah Frank is an associate with the law firm SmithAmundsen in Chicago, IL. Noah’s goal is to protect businesses from harmful litigation. Noah provides comprehensive labor and employment counsel including, but not limited to: drafting employment agreements, contracts, and handbooks; assisting with union successor collective bargaining agreements; responses to unfair labor practices and grievance administration through successful arbitration.

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OSHA Update Seminar:  Regulations keep Changing - Are you in Compliance?

Thursday, September 21 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
College of DuPage, Room TEC 1038B - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The Trump Administration has indicated it will relax some of the OSHA regulations and enforcement practices put in place under the leadership of David Michaels.  However, swift change to OSHA’s practices does not appear to be in order and uncertainty remains as to what employers should expect from OSHA under the new administration. Penalty increases appear here to stay.  In addition, OSHA’s recent changes to numerous regulations related to mandatory reporting, recordkeeping, whistleblower protection, electronic filings, retaliation, and drug testing policies remain in effect or have only received minor attention. Employer preparedness for an OSHA inspection remains a critical ingredient to avoid unwarranted fines and poor publicity. This seminar is specifically designed to provide critical updates on new OSHA regulations and enforcement practices. In addition, participants will walk through the OSHA inspection process with important insight on handling each phase of the inspection.

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