4 tips on social media and employment law – KDHRA luncheon

What an honor ~ and a challenge ~ to prepare the presentation on “Social Media and Employment Law” for the April meeting of the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. In introducing the topic, I recommended that the HR professionals gathered for the meeting keep in mind three things: I’m not an attorney. How employment laws… Read more »

3 tips on key employment law changes – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony J Caruso, Jr, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, spoke on “Key Employment Law Developments” at our February meeting of the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Tony’s presentations are always filled with humor, concrete examples, and detailed insights. Here are three tips on recent changes that impact local employers. “Ban the Box” – Enforced as… Read more »

Insights into a Homeland Security I-9 audit – KDHRA luncheon

Marietta Hendricks, the Human Resources Manager for a local manufacturer, shared her insights and experiences from a recent I-9 audit by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the January meeting of the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Here are some of the most salient points from Marietta’s presentation on striving toward full I-9 compliance…. Read more »

3 Tips for handling employee absenteeism – KDHRA luncheon

Gary Clark, attorney and partner with Quarles and Brady, LLP, led our discussion of the challenges involved with excessive employee absenteeism. Our conversation focused especially on intermittent leaves for which the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) could apply. Mr. Clark observed that many employers focus only on the applicability and compliance with the FMLA, when… Read more »

3 Tips on new employment law – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony Caruso, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, presented “Key Employment Law Developments” as the featured speaker for our February meeting of the Kane DuPage HR Association. Tony’s annual presentation on this topic is always informative and insightful. So it’s a challenge to select 3 “top tips!” The Illinois Workplace Violence Prevention Act, in force as… Read more »

Best practices for background checks

Employers recognize the “due diligence” benefits in conducting background checks on both current and prospective employees. Legal limitations on how such checks can be performed and how the discovered information can be utilized must also be understood. I recently attended a webinar on this topic presented by Michelle A. Morgan, an attorney and partner with… Read more »