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 for employee conflict management – KDHRA luncheon

Thanks to Michael F. Hughes, attorney with SmithAmundsen, LLC, who presented at our October luncheon for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Mr. Hughes spoke about “Effectively Managing Employee Conflicts and Complaints.” Using approaches and methods from mediation processes, he provided several excellent insights. “Clarify what the disagreement is.  Obtain as much information as possible… Read more »

3 Tips for employee onboarding – KDHRA luncheon

The 2014-2014 event season for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association kicked off with a great luncheon this week.  Craig Frank (President, Frank’s Employment) welcomed everyone with summer highlights and a great story.  The staff of newly-opened Riverside Pub treated us to a hearty and delicious meal. Shannon Morgan, Manager of Talent Acquisition Policy for… 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 »

3 Tips on ACA employer mandate – KDHRA luncheon

The employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was the core topic of our presentation yesterday at the Kane DuPage HR Association luncheon. Attorneys Michael F. Hughes and Rebecca Dobbs Bush, partners with Smith Amundsen, led the robust and informative discussion on “Health Care Reform – Developing a Strategy Your Company Can… Read more »

3 Tips on social networking and business – KDHRA luncheon

Helen Mikulski and Julie Belloli (of The Management Association of Illinois) brought a lively and informative presentation on “Social Networking and Presence” to our October luncheon yesterday for the Kane DuPage HR Association. Top 3 tips: 90-9-1 Rule. 90% of people on social networking sites are passively present, viewing your business content but not actively… Read more »