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Upcoming Seminars and Events with Experienced Employment Law Attorneys


Yes, You Can Fire A High-Risk Employee Safely: Here's How! (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

Probably the most fear-filled question that clients ask our law firm is: "how can I fire a high-risk employee without endangering our company?!" Well, this is the teleseminar which will answer that excellent question with the kind of "easy to grasp" advice that has helped so many of our clients over the years.

We will give strategies about how to fire employees who are: litigious, disabled, out on workers' comp, over 40 years of age, pregnant, hyper-sensitive, in minority racial and ethnic group, etc. We will offer ways to dramatically lower the risk for your Company in terminating these high-risk employees.

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


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

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:

  • How severance agreements can help protect your company.
  • What should be in severance agreements and how to present and negotiate the terms?
  • What are the requirements for severance agreements for employees over the age of 40?
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