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2023 Chicago Labor & Employment Conference

October 4, 2023
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM CT

This program is designed to ensure that you and your business stay prepared and in compliance with new developments in federal and Illinois labor and employment laws.

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m. – New Developments in Federal and Illinois Employment Laws

    • Recent actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board that affect employees and employers even where there is no union and no union organizing campaign.
    • Newly expanded benefits employers must provide under the Paid Leave for All Workers Act and Family Bereavement Leave Act.
    • Recent amendments to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, nationwide trends, and best practices to ensure compliance and minimize exposure.
    • Important recent decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court clarifying the disclosure and consent requirements for employers under BIPA.

9:30 a.m. – Documenting Employee Interactions

Documentation is the most important element of your employee relations program—join this session to learn why documentation is so important, what kinds of situations many employers fail to adequately document—and the repercussions of that oversight, and best practices in encouraging managers to properly report their interactions. Walk out with tips you can apply today to ensure your employee interactions are properly documented.

10:30 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Unlocking the Genius in Your Organization and the World Around You

In our fast-paced world, innovation is more important than ever. Join Alan Gregerman as he shares some of his award-winning ideas for making innovation more accessible, unlocking the full potential of your business or organization, and engaging and inspiring all of your people as the real key to business growth and success.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Rethinking Restrictive Covenants and Non-Competes

The FTC, NLRB, and several states (including Illinois) have taken steps to limit non-competes. How should employers respond? Explore new tactics, techniques, and best practices to address the new normal for non-competes.

1:30 p.m. – Assessing Cybersecurity Threats including Chat GPT/AI and Employee Risks

AI and Chat GPT are some of the newest tools that are being used by employees in the workplace. How do you assess risks associated with new technology? Why is it important that you do so? Learn more about these and other points associated with data, employees, and the use of new technologies.

2:30 p.m. – Adjourn