Please join Clark Hill for their annual Labor & Employment Law Conference. Paul Starkman and Scott Cruz of Clark Hill's Chicago Labor & Employment group, along with guest speakers Megan Drohan of the Department of Homeland Security and Andy Bartnowak of AG Advisors Global LLC, will present a comprehensive half-day program to provide context and practical solutions to cutting-edge employment issues and legal developments. This seminar is designed for in-house counsel, human resources professionals and management personnel.
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Networking & Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM
Opening Remarks by Paul Starkman and Scott Cruz
8:35 AM – 9:20 AM
"You're Going to Need a Bigger Handbook" by: Scott Cruz
Several new Illinois employment laws go into effect on January 1, 2020: e.g., increases to the Illinois minimum wage, new time record requirements for exempt employees; recreational marijuana in the workplace; and mandatory sexual harassment training, among others. Scott will provide insight on these new laws and how employee handbooks will need to revised and/or updated.
9:20 AM – 10:05 AM
"Workplace Violence: A Threat Perspective" by: Andy Bartnowak
This is a proactive presentation designed to provide companies with practical strategies to minimize the risk of a workplace violence incident from occurring.
10:05 AM – 10:20 AM
10:20 AM – 11:05 AM
"Active Shooter Training" by: Megan Drohan
Megan will describe the characteristics of an active shooter incident, potential indicators of pre-incident reporting purposes, and an overview on protective measures you and your facility can take to enhance preparedness activities through the Department of Homeland Security’s Hometown Security model. This presentation also includes training for how to respond if you should you ever find yourself in an active shooter incident.
11:05 AM – 11:55 AM
"Navigating Thorny Leave Issues Under the ADA, FMLA and Related Laws " by: Paul Starkman
This multi-layered program will examine new solutions and pitfalls involving the tough leave scenarios that raise issues under the ADA, FMLA, STD/LTD policies, WC, COBRA, and other laws.
11:55 AM - 1:00 PM