Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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  • $100 for first attendee
  • Group discounts available. Contact us for details.

Includes continental breakfast and many valuable handouts.


Dunham Woods Riding Club 
33w333 Army Trail Rd.
Wayne, IL 60184
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Lisa Narug 
Wessels Sherman 
Join Wessels Sherman attorneys Dick Wessels, Nancy Joerg, Joe Laverty and Tony Caruso for a special breakfast seminar at the historic Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne, Illinois. Attendees will be delighted by the charming rooms, magnificent art work and antique furnishings. Enjoy gorgeous views of the rolling countryside. Raffle prizes too!

Additional details:

Employers, accountants and members of company management will gain valuable information and strategies on how to fire employees and dramatically minimize the risk (and expense) of a lawsuit. 

Some of the crucial areas the speakers will cover include:

  1. Employment at will in Illinois. How you fire, what specific words you say when you fire, how much latitude employers have, the strategy of saying the decision is final. What should (and should not) occur in the termination meeting
  2. How to strategically terminate if the employee is high risk in any way due to age, sickness, workers’ comp pregnancy, out of FMLA, whistleblower, race, disability, etc.
  3. Use of documentation and discipline – what and what not to write and do!
  4. When is the use of release and settlement agreements appropriate? What should you do (and not do) in a release. How to handle tricky situations such as reductions in force, group terminations, and firing employees over the age of 40. How do you fire and then win at misconduct hearings? New Illinois employment laws will be explained---pertaining to what is allowed in severance and release agreements in Illinois since the law will change, effective Jan 1, 2020!

Who Should Register?

Business owners, executives, human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, controllers & accountants

Attention HR Professionals

This program has been submitted for approval to the HR Certification Institute for 3.50 (General) credit

This Program has been submitted for approval for 3.50 SHRM PDC

Attention Accountants

3.5 hours of CPE credit is available.

Wessels Sherman is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Program Learning Objectives:

This event is designed for owners, executives, human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, controllers,and accountants.  Attendees will gain an understanding of: employment at will in Illinois, termination of high-risk employees, use of documentation and discipline and release and settlement agreements.

Program Level/Prerequisites/Preparation:

  • This program is considered a basic or introductory level program, with no prerequisites or advance preparation required.
  • This program is considered a Group-live offering.
  • For information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Tammy Nelson at (630) 377-1554 or by email at tanelson@wesselssherman.com.