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What Illinois Employers Need to Know about the Many New Employment Laws in 2020! (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 2-3 pm

Presented by Attorneys Nancy Joerg & Tony Caruso

Employers need to know and understand what has REALLY changed in Illinois law – many new laws become EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020!

Experienced employment lawyers Nancy Joerg and Tony Caruso will go over the brand new changes in Illinois employment laws effective January 1, 2020.

Employers need to understand and be ready for the sweeping changes to employment laws in 2020. New Illinois laws covered will include:

  • How will the legalization of recreational marijuana change the workplace in Illinois?
  • How are separation and release agreement requirements changed?
  • How amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act impose new requirements for sexual harassment policy and training.
  • What is the Workplace Transparency Act (WTA) and how does it impact the Illinois workplace? What policies should be changed?

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

How Illinois Employers Should NOW Use Severance & Release Agreements When Firing an Employee (Teleseminar)

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 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. New provisions are now required under the BRAND NEW ILLINOIS LAW effective January 1, 2020. Join us to learn:

  • How severance agreements can help protect your company.
  • What must be in severance agreements under this new Illinois law and how to present and negotiate the terms?
  • What are the new legal requirements for severance agreements regardless of the age of the Illinois employee?

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

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