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Upcoming Seminars and Events with Experienced Employment Law Attorneys


Webinar Series - Preventing Employee Abuse

Presented by Attorney James Sherman

Join Attorney James Sherman for a four-part series of fast-paced, highly informative one-hour webinars and learn how to prevent employee abuse of employment rights. All webinars will be from 2-3 pm.

Webinar Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 24 - How to Prevent Abuse of Claims for "Excused" Absences (everything from FMLA/PTOW/Voting/Sick and Safe Leave) (Recording available)
  • Wednesday, February 27 - How to Prevent Abuse of Requests for "Unreasonable" Accommodations
  • Wednesday, March 27 - How to Prevent Abuse from "Protected" Individuals, Out of Fear of Retaliation Claims
  • Wednesday, April 24 - How to Document a Fool-Proof Path to Discharging Even the Most Difficult Employee

Questions? Contact Claire Heitman at (952) 746-1700 or by email

Tackling Employment Law Troubles In 2019 Before They Become "Taxing" To Your Business

Wessels Sherman is excited to announce a two-city tour seminar scheduled just ahead of "tax day" 2019, hosted respectively by Joseph Laverty and James Sherman, Managing Shareholders of our Iowa and Minnesota offices. These half-day seminars may not help businesses with their IRS filings, but they most certainly will help employers deal with some of the most important workplace problems trending in 2019.

When:

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 - Hampton Inn & Suites Moline-Quad City International Airport
  • Friday, April 5, 2019 - Minneapolis Embassy Suites Airport

Questions? Contact Claire Heitman at (952) 746-1700 or by email


How to Handle Employees with Medical Issues to Protect Your Company! (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2-3 pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

Clients worry how to respond when employees have medical issues which interfere with their job performance. What are the best practices employers should use? How can the Company protect itself?

Questions? Contact Tammy Nelson at (630) 377-1554 or by email


What Should (And Should Not) be in an Independent Contractor Agreement! (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2-3pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

A lot of money (and disruptions to your operations) can be at stake in legal challenges to independent contractor status! Therefore, it is well worth your time to participate in this teleseminar if your company or your clients use independent contractors. This is a rare opportunity to gain valuable insight (and practical tips!) into the best ways to lower your liability in using independent contractors. Don't miss this fantastic teleseminar!

Questions? Contact Tammy Nelson at (630) 377-1554 or by email


How to Use Severance & Release Agreements When Firing an Employee (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2-3 pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

If a company is planning on terminating an employee whom the company feels may be litigious or may be a high-risk termination, then the company may want the employee to sign a severance and release agreement. Giving an employee severance in exchange for the employee signing a release of all claims is a way a company can help avoid potential litigation. Join us to learn:

Questions? Contact Tammy Nelson at (630) 377-1554 or by email


Employee Handbooks for Illinois Employers. What Policies to Include (and Why)!! (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2-3 pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

Have you ever wondered if your employee handbook is really up to date and complete? Are you in the process of re-writing your handbook and you're not sure what you should, or should not, include? This teleseminar is for you and will cover:

  • The true purpose of a handbook?
  • What specific language Illinois employers should and shouldn't use?
  • Which exact policies Illinois employers should include and what to leave out?
  • How to strategically cover employee benefits?
  • What should employee handbooks say regarding pay raises and performance reviews?

Questions? Contact Tammy Nelson at (630) 377-1554 or by email