Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Only $100

NOTE: Confirmation, dial-in instructions, and a packet of valuable materials will be provided via your email address.


Tammy Nelson
Wessels Sherman
(630) 377-1554

How Illinois Employers Can Use Severance & Release Agreements When Firing Employees: Do's & Don'ts

Presented by experienced employment lawyers Nancy Joerg and 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?!” This is the teleseminar which will answer that question with “easy to grasp” advice. We will discuss how offering severance to an employee in exchange for the employee signing a release of claims is an effective way to help avoid potential litigation. Practical tips will be provided-– no LEGALESE allowed!

We will cover:

  • How severance agreements can help protect your company.
  • What must be in severance agreements under the NEW ILLINOIS LAW and how to present and negotiate the terms?
  • What are the legal requirements for severance agreements for employees overthe age of 40?

Valuable handouts included!

You and your staff will learn all of this with no lost travel time or expense. No special equipment is required to participate in this live, interactive program – all you need is a telephone. 

Attention HR Professionals: 

This program will offer 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Wessels Sherman is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Attention Illinois Accountants:

1 hour of IL Public Accountant CPE credit available.


Wessels Sherman is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as asponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individaul courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered 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 business owners, executives, human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, controllers & accountants. Attendees will gain an understanding of: how to use severance and release agreements.

Program Level/Prerequisites/Preparation:

This program is considered a basic or introductory level program, with no prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

This program is considered a Group-Phone-Based offering.

A telephone line is required for participation.

For information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Tammy Nelson at (630) 377-1554.