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From new regulations on whistleblowers to updates on NLRB initiatives likely to affect all employees, join us to keep your business prepared and in compliance.
Over the course of six sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, useful to employers and employees alike.
The conference, meals, and credits (CLE, HRCI, & SHRM) are complimentary.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda

  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am | Guests arrive
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Donuts & New Developments in Employment Law (1 hour CLE, 1 hour HRCI, 1 hour SHRM)
    • The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)
      • Presented by Amelia Newton
    • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
      • Presented by Daniel Kinsella
    • Arbitration Agreements
      • Presented by Paul Starkman
    • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
      • Presented by Melissa Ventrone
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am | How High is the Bar: ADA, FMLA, & WC Obstacles in 2022 (1 hour CLE, 1 hour HRCI, 1 hour SHRM)
    • Presented by Yvette Heintzelman
    • Determining what information to request, the parameters of the interactive process, and reasonable accommodation requirements and maintaining legal compliance under the ADA, FMLA and workers compensation is difficult.  The bar is further raised by recent employee demands and the difficulties posed by retention and replacement.  Join us for a discussion on  some options for addressing these complicated issues.
  • 10:30 am– 10:45 am | Break
  • 10:45 am -11:45 am | Whistleblowers: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Legal Fees (1 hour CLE, 1 hour HRCI, 1 hour SHRM)
    • Presented by Daniel Kinsella and Amelia Newton (Laura Calhoun TBD)
    • Employers in all industries, including but not limited to human resources professionals and in-house counsels, are cordially invited to join in a discussion to gain guidance to prevent and respond to whistleblower and other retaliation claims.
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm | Restrictive Covenants & the Great Resignation (1 hour CLE, 1 hour HRCI, 1 hour SHRM)
    • Presented by Paul Starkman and Samuel Tallman
    • Illinois and other states have enacted laws limiting the use of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements as well other restrictive covenants.  Join us for a discussion on how this trend is unfolding on a federal, state, and local level.  We will also examine what employers need to know about how restrictive covenants affect the recruitment and retention of talent during the “Great Resignation.”
  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm | Lunch & Learn: Current Trends in DEI Initiatives (1 hour Diversity & Inclusion CLE, 1 hour HRCI, 1 hour SHRM)
    • Presented by Richard Chapman and Latasha Thomas
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is at the top of the agendas of many businesses, their clients and customers, and their vendors. Rich Chapman, Of Counsel at Clark Hill and managing member of the workplace training and DEI implementation company, Chapman Associates, and Latasha Thomas, Senior Counsel at Clark Hill, will facilitate an interactive luncheon conversation about the value of DEI programming, the barriers to incorporating DEI initiatives, what businesses find is or isn’t working, and what can we do now.
  • 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm | You’ve Been Hacked, Now What?! (1 hour CLE)
    • Presented by Melissa Ventrone
    • When it comes to incident response, every company is a target. This is not just IT’s problem. Learn more about what is at stake because of a data breach or security incident, the legal reporting requirements if one happens, and the next steps to keep your company secure in case of an attack.
  • 2:45 pm- 3:00 pm | Questions & Wrap Up

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