Seventh Annual Labor & Employment Fall Seminar

September 29, 2021
SmithAmundsen; Oak Brook, IL

Click here to view on-demand videosJoin us Wednesday, September 29 at noon CT at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL (a new venue!) for our Seventh Annual Seminar! After more than a year of virtual programming, we are excited to see you all in-person. Our attorneys will cover the latest trends, updates and mandates that were introduced in 2021 and will look ahead at what’s to come.

We are watching the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance carefully in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and realigning our health and safety measures on an ongoing basis.

Please take note of the following precautions:

Conference agenda

Operating Under the New “Normal”: Masks, Vaccines and More – Mike Wong and John Hayes

The guidance for operating businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Mike Wong and John Hayes discuss the latest guidance, including mask mandates and required vaccinations. Some of the questions they will answer during this presentation include:

Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Employees: How to Attract Top Candidates while Avoiding Legal Pitfalls – Beverly Alfon

The struggle is real.  Across multiple industries, recruitment and retention are top HR concerns for most employers in 2021 and beyond.  Flexibility and incentives appear to the key to success on both fronts – whether we are talking about remote work, financial incentives, apprenticeship/training and advancement opportunities, or other more traditional benefits.  Of course, changes in employment terms can come with legal pitfalls.  During this presentation, some of the issues that we will tackle will include the following: 

2021 Legal Update: The Latest Developments Employers Need to Know – Julie Proscia and Mike Hughes

Interested in knowing what trends or requirements are coming to your worksite? During this presentation Julie Proscia and Mike Hughes will cover the latest legal updates from the DOL, EEOC, NLRB, as well as other federal and state law updates. As quickly as the world is changing so is the legal landscape. These changes span the spectrum and challenge many aspects of the relationship between employers and employees, including greater restrictions on non-compete agreements to patterns and trends emerging with unions.


Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook (2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523)

Registration/lunch: 11:00 AM CT – 11:50 AM CT

Program: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT