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Employment Law Seminar

Join us for this program as we review the "life" of an employee from a management perspective.

When: Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
33 W. Monroe Street
Ste 2700
Chicago, Illinois  60603
United States
Contact: Sandra Wulf

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Dealing with Employees from Application to "Z" You Later

HR professionals, employment lawyers, and anyone who manages personnel are invited to this presentation where our speakers will discuss how and where to advertise for positions, the do’s and don’ts for selecting and interviewing candidates, proper considerations for hiring decisions, how to properly document performance and other disciplinary issues, and when and how to terminate employment.



11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration and Light Lunch 
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Dealing with Employees from Application to "Z" You Later
Presented by: Kimberly Ross, FordHarrison and Bradley Smith, Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates, LLC

The program will review through the “life” of an employee from a management perspective. Many employers hire managers and supervisors of employees who know the business end of the job, but who have no training or experience in managing people. Many employers also think about the life of an employee in terms of hiring and firing only. This program will explore the infancy of the employment relationship, beginning with proper advertisement for the position, soliciting, collecting and reviewing applications, interviewing, hiring, performance reviews, disciplining, and termination. We will discuss state and federal laws that must be considered, as well as general best practices. We will also explore some of the pitfalls that may be encountered with social media and the Internet, including a discussion of the type of information employers can and cannot consider when making employment decisions. 

Continuing Legal Education Credit

The program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit. We will apply for the following CLE credit in other states:

  • Indiana 2.0 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism
  • Iowa 2.0 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism
  • Mssouri 2.4 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism
  • Wisconsin 2.4 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism

Featured Speakers

We are very pleased to feature the following speakers at this event:

Kimberly Ross is a partner in the Chicago office of Ford & Harrison LLP. She concentrates her legal practice on defending and counseling management in employment law matters. Kimberly's experience includes harassment and discrimination claims under Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act, the ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA, as well as non-compete agreements, whistleblower claims, negligent hiring, supervision and retention, and retaliatory discharge. Ms. Ross conducts seminars, provides training and on proper employment practices including hiring, effective discipline and discharge, performing investigations, maintaining personnel files and properly classifying employees under the FLSA, reviews and drafts employee handbooks, employment policies, employment contracts, and severance agreements. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1992 and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1996. She is a past Editor of the IDC Quarterly.
Bradley Smith is a Partner at Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates, LLC, practicing in the firm’s Chicago, Illinois office. Bradley focuses on general liability, employment law, product liability, and contract disputes. He represents employers and other businesses in defense matters.


This event will be held at the offices of Johnson & Bell, Ltd., 33 W. Monroe Street, #2700, Chicago and via WEBINAR Please indicate your attendance method (in-person or via webinar) on your registration form. Registration for this event is $25 for IDC members (Non-member $50).

Justification Letter

Need approval from firm leadership to help pay/offset your expense for attending the Legal Writing & Advocacy Seminar? If so, follow this link to view a Justification Letter template for you to use when making the request to your firm. 

Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested in writing and will be made according to the following schedule:

  • 50% Refund - Through March 9
  • No Refund - March 10-19

Substitutions for your registration may be made. However, only one copy of seminar materials will be offered per registration. Please submit substitution information in advance of the event.


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