Thursday August 25, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Add to Calendar 


Par-A-Dice Hotel 
21 Blackjack Boulevard
Salon CDE
East Peoria, IL 61611

Driving Directions 


Sarah Davis
Quinn Johnston


Annual Labor & Employment Seminar 2016 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria, Illinois
Registration and Complimentary Breakfast Buffet: 8:00 - 8:25 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks: 8:25 - 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Attorneys at Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius, and Cerulo will present current developments and new trends in the employment area. 

Topics & issues to be covered at this conference include:

Employment Law Update

  • Learn about changes in federal law governing employers, including the new Overtime Rule under FLSA, recent NLRB policies impacting employer policies, new EEOC regulations on Wellness plans, and the new Defend Trade Secrects Act.
  • Learn about recent changes in Illinois employment law, including Veterans Preference, expansion of the Equal Pay Act, and recent regulations under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act impacting vacation policies, wage notifications, and record keeping requirements for exempt employees and understand best practices for employers to comply with these updated/new laws and potential consequences for failure to comply.
OSHA - What Every Employer Should Know
  • Understand the rights and obligations of an employer in the event of an OSHA investigation, identify the employers subject to and the basic record keeping to comply with OSHA, and learn about the liabilities, penalties and defenses available in the event that a citation is issued.

Employee Handbooks: Why Businesses Need Them, What to Include and How to Keep them Updated

  • Understand the importance of employees handbooks to businesses, regardless of size, in clearly communicating policies and benefits, ensuring compliance with federal and state law, and in defending against and reducing the risk of liability on employee claims.
  • Discuss key policies every employer should include in its employee handbook, explain the importance of updating and keeping handbooks current, and the proper steps in updating handbooks.

Medical Marijuana and Concealed Carry in the Workplace

  • Discuss the procedural history and the process of qualifying for medical marijuana and concealed carry, the demands and boundaries that accompany to those qualified, and identify areas of concern and areas of improvement over the next five years.
Affordable Care Act Update: Year One
  • Understand recent Supreme Court decisions, legislative updates, and IRS Notices related to the Affordable Care Act and discuss potential changes to the Affordable Care Act with respect to the 2016 presidential election.
  • Understand challenges for employers from the first year of reporting and tips for moving forward with compliance.

The ADA and FMLA; Recent Developments, New Cases and Timely Tips for Employers

  • Learn about recent amendment to FMLA and ADA statutes and regulations, provide guidance for employers to avoid "pitfalls" in circumstances involving the frequent interaction of FMLA and the ADA in employment decisions, and receive practical tips for employers to avoid liability for employment decisions relating to employees protected by the ADA and/or FMLA.

Register using the link below or by phone at 309.674.1133, ask for Sarah Davis.
There is no fee for attending this seminar, but participants are required to register by August 19th.
Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued.

Conference participants can earn up to 3.5 CPE credits in Business Law. 

Approved for 3.0 HR credits through the HR Certification Institute is pending.

Approval for 3.0 CLE credits is pending.

Additional Information:
Prerequisites: none

Who Should attend?
CPAs, Business Owners, Executives and Vice Presidents, Human Resources Professionals, Managers, Supervisors, Entrepreneurs, General Counsel and Other In-House counsel

Advanced Preparation: none
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Live

For more information regarding concern and program cancellation policies, please contact our office at 309.674.1133.

Quinn Johnston 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 registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.