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    Legislative Update

    Date: April 19, 2012, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Jeff Risch
    Hickory Stick at Highlands Golf Course 875 Sports Way, Elgin, Illinois 60123
    $20 - members; $25 - member's guests; $40 - non-members for all monthly programs unless otherwise indicated.
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    Jeff Risch will present our quarterly legislative update at our April meeting.  This seminar is designed as an advanced discussion of ever-changing legal trends and issues impacting HR Professionals.

     In addition to covering any new legislation and proposed legislation, his presentation will focus on employee leaves.  He will discuss the particulars of Illinois’ VESSA (Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act).  He will also discuss the proposed changes to FMLA.  

     Key benefits for those attending include:

    • Protect yourself and your organization with up-to-date legal information.  
    • Apply recent regulatory, statutory and case law activity to current policies and practices.
    • Proactively manage difficult employee leaves issues (including medical leave entitlements).


    Jeffrey A. Risch – Partner

    Jeffrey serves as Chair of SmithAmundsen's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Through years of both in-house and private practice experience, he has gained extensive knowledge as a management-side labor and employment attorney.  A seasoned litigator, Jeffrey has represented employers in local, state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States. He has also taken several cases successfully through the appellate process.  Jeffrey concentrates his practice on assisting employers with the purpose of providing them the most efficient avenue to effectively manage.  His business acumen is second to none; with a keen recognition of a client’s ‘bottom line.’

    Jeffrey's practice is particularly focused on representing employers in discrimination and retaliation claims as well as matters involving employee wage and hour controversies with a major emphasis on prevailing wage and FLSA disputes. He also represents clients involving the FMLA, ERISA, the ADA, OSHA matters, contract disputes (with a particular emphasis on non-compete agreements and unfair competition), independent contractor, and contingent workforce issues as well as traditional labor law matters (concentrating primarily in countering various union tactics). 

    Prior to joining SmithAmundsen, Jeffrey was an equity partner for a Midwest based labor & employment boutique firm, and a litigation associate for a prominent Tulsa, Oklahoma firm. Jeffrey also obtained substantial experience as in-house counsel for a leading industrial equipment distributor and service provider. Jeffrey’s in-house personnel initiatives garnered national attention from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association.

    Reservations not cancelled 24 hours prior to the meeting will be charged the cost of the meal. 


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    Reservations not cancelled 24 hours prior to the meeting will be charged the cost of the meal.