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Employee Relations Interest Group - October 2015 Legal Update
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 Employee Relations Interest Group - October 2015 Legal Update

*FREE* 2015 has been a busy year for state and federal legislatures in the employment law area – which means 2015 hsd been a challenging year for employers from a compliance standpoint. Join us for a legal update!

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
8:00 AM Networking; 8:30 AM -10:00 AM Program
Where: Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP
2 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois  60602
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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As promised at our last Legal Update, the first half of 2015 saw the introduction of some significant changes to both the state and federal employment law landscapes. Employers must remain vigilant, as some of these regulations have yet to be finalized or are now being challenged in the courts. The outcome of these could have a substantial impact on your business. However, this does not mean you have to sit idly by. Want to stay ahead of the curve and learn some best practices as to what employers can do now? Join us as our panel of experienced practitioners and agency officials walk through some of the most significant changes to long standing regulations that have materialized in many years.

You will be provided first-hand insight on current trends and recent developments in areas such as::
The Latest on Disability Law: Are employers still litigating the issue of “disability” and tricky      accommodation issues including leaves of absence and undue hardship analysis
Gender Discrimination Under Title VII: Is sexual orientation considered gender discrimination? 
The Fair Labor Standards Act: The US DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Overtime has the  potential to markedly increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay.  What are the  proposed changes and what can be done now to "prepare" for the final rule?
And other hot employment law topics…
Aaron Gelb, Partner, Vedder Price


- Richard Mrizek, Trial Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- David Michael, Chair, Litigation Department, Gould & Ratner LLP 
- Wilbur Velez, Assistant District Director, Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor

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 Questions? Please contact HRMAC at 312-981-6790 or Lyndy Nierman at



     This program has been approved for PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through                                              the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification credits.