Employment Law Update for Businesses in Illinois and Wisconsin

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April 20, 2017
Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Seminar; Waukegan, IL

Speakers

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Noah Frank will take a comprehensive look at the similarities and differences between labor and employment laws in Illinois and Wisconsin and provide avoidance strategies for employee disputes and litigation. Attendees will receive best practices to comply in both states and obtain sample policies to help their business form systems to maintain compliance.

Topics will include:

  • PTO, Vacation and leave entitlements (ie. IL VESSA, WI FMLA and unpaid leave requirements)
  • Wage and Hour issues
  • Employee handbooks and policies – highlighting the differences and finding common ground
  • Union activities and related developments
  • Employee terminations and at-will employment in each state
  • DOL/EEO/Civil Rights Agencies – compare and contrast the state’s enforcement agencies and their very different approaches
  • Background Checks in each state
  • Obligations after employment relationship ends
  • Protecting Trade Secrets and Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements
  • Dealing with Guns and Pot in the Workplace