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Upcoming Seminars and Events with Experienced Employment Law Attorneys

The Cutting Edge - Critical Employment Issues

When: Join us at a location near you:

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - Minnesota
    (Marriott Minneapolis Airport, Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Illinois
    (Belvedere Events & Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL)
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Wisconsin
    (Hilton Garden Inn, Oconomowoc, WI)

Wessels Sherman is excited to announce our three-city tour of seminars on emerging workplace issues all employers face in 2018. These hard-hitting, half-day seminars feature presentations from three of our firm's most experienced litigators, who will identify key issues that pose huge risks of potential liability to employers, and provide practical advice and solutions on how to stay out of the cross-hairs of government officials and plaintiffs' lawyers. Key topics to be covered include:

Key Developments and How to Cope, James Sherman - A summary of critical legal developments that will affect all employers in 2018.

Bracing for "Me Too", Jennifer Murphy - You may not be in Hollywood, but drama may be just around your warehouse corner.

Class Action Litigation: Could you be next? Alan Seneczko - The pursuit of minor employment disputes through major class litigation is an enforcement mechanism that is exploding throughout the country. Learn how simple, but erroneous employment practices can place your business at a risk for exposure.

Questions? Contacts

IN WISCONSIN: Barb Kozlowski, [email protected]

IN MINNESOTA: Justin Engelmann, [email protected], 952-746-1700

In ILLINOIS: Lisa Narug, [email protected],

How to Properly Structure a Strong Independent Contractor Relationship (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2-3 pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

A lot of money can be at stake in 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!

Some of the key areas covered include:

  • The importance of a good independent contractor agreement;
  • How to create independent contractor files to document independent contractor status;
  • How to structure the working relationship with the independent contractor;
  • What to do about workers compensation and independent contractors.

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

National Business Institute: Employment Law: 2018 Comprehensive Guide

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wessels Sherman attorneys Tyler Bohman and Ryan Young will be presenting.

The success or failure of a business is directly linked to the employees, and it's crucial that human resource personnel legally manage labor and employment policies, documents and employee procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. The regulatory landscape of employment law is constantly evolving; this program will swiftly get you up to date on handbook must-haves, wage and hour requirements, employee leave policies, and hot-button issues related to social media usage and employee monitoring. Don't rely on outdated information; utilize the latest best practices that not only protect employers from costly litigation and penalties but also effectively manage employees - register today!

Sex Harassment & Discrimination Complaints: How to Protect Your Company! (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2-3 pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

When a Company receives an internal discrimination or sex harassment complaint, even if it appears to be lacking in credibility, immediate action needs to be taken to protect your company. Join Wessels Sherman attorneys Nancy Joerg and Tony Caruso to learn how to swing into action and:

  1. React appropriately when you get a sex harassment or discrimination complaint.
  2. Conduct an investigation of the complaint.
  3. Evaluate the results of the investigation.
  4. Implement your anti-harassment policy.

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

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

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 2-3 pm

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

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

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 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