From Self-employed to Employer 2018

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Whether you are planning to hire your first employee or your 100th, this seminar is 
designed to give business owners a concise overview of the legal requirements and practical considerations all employers need to know.

Topics Include:

  1. Hiring and Interview Considerations:  business organization; job descriptions and employee manuals; advertisement; required documentation; questions you can and can’t ask; pre-screening (physical fitness, background checks, polygraph, drug tests); etc.

  2. Employment Agreements and Manuals: at-will and contractual employment; policies and manuals, use of company property; work-for-hire and independent contractors; non-compete, non-solicitation and confidential/non-disclosure provisions; liquidated damages; arbitration; etc.

  3. Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment, and Labor Laws: Unlawful acts; required and recommended prevention and training; best-practice investigations; hiring outside counsel; discipline; defenses, compliance with the NLRA, protected concerted activity, etc.

  4. Personnel Records and Notices: best-practice documentation practices, performance evaluations, records laws, medical records and privacy, required notices and postings, etc.

  5. Wage and Hour Laws: Minimum Wage and Equal Pay; Insurance; Salary v. Hourly; paid time v. unpaid time (travel, waiting, getting into uniform, etc.), vacation and holidays, withholding from pay,  Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, etc.

  6. Ending Employment: risk considerations; retirement; termination; severance, etc.

Date:    Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time:    8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast & Networking
             8:30am - 12:00pm Presentations

Place:  PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main Street

Cost: Includes handouts & continental breakfast

$35 (Early bird registration: now through Thur, May 31, 2018)
$50 (June 1st through 5pm June 11, 2018)

 

Learn from our Speakers:

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Joshua Herman has been practicing law since 2008, concentrating in many areas, including employment, labor, and commercial law, and related litigation. He received his Bachelor's in 2003 from Bradley University, Peoria IL. After his deployment to Iraq read more... Katherine Swise has practiced law since 2010, concentrating in municipal law and school law, including related employment law. Katherine received her Bachelor’s in 2001 from Knox College. She later attended the U of I College of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 2010. read more...


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