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    A Seven-Step Program for Making Your Company Lawsuit-Proof

    Date: September 21, 2017, 11:15am
    Neil Dishman
    Elgin Country Club
    2575 Weld Rd.
    Elgin, IL 60124
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    A Seven-Step Program for Making Your Company Lawsuit-Proof

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    Employers large and small face risks of disputes with employees - and these disputes can happen at any stage of the employment relationship, from hiring to firing and at every point in between.  In this presentation, Mr. Dishman will cover a wide range of areas within employment law, in order to arm attendees with a plan for how to bulletproof their HR practices.  Topics to be covered include:

    • Navigating the pitfalls in the hiring process - how to safely use (or not use) background checks, credit history, arrest records, and social media.
    • Three keys to making defensible disciplinary and termination decisions, and three blunders to avoid.
    • What you should (and should never) say to an employee seeking a medical accommodation or leave of absence.
    • A few steps to drastically reduce the chances of an overtime or wage dispute.

    About the presenter:

    Neil H. Dishman is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His business is helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with their employees.

    Mr. Dishman helps employers reduce risk and minimize legal costs by giving advice on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues. When litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from employee lawsuits. Mr. Dishman counsels and defends employers on a wide spectrum of issues, including race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability and sexual-orientation discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliatory discharge; Family and Medical Leave; and wage-hour compliance. He assists employers in a wide variety of industries, with particular experience in the property management, non-profit, manufacturing, and health-care fields.

    Mr. Dishman has garnered the accolades of his peers for his work in advising and defending employers. He is the author of publications on employment law, civil procedure, and practice development. In addition to his published works, Mr. Dishman is committed to educating the human-resources community on key issues in employment law. To that end, he is a frequent speaker on employment-law topics, having given over twenty seminars to various business groups in just the last two years. Mr. Dishman has also served as a guest lecturer at Wheaton College and Oakton Community College, and he was interviewed on WDCB Public Radio (90.9 FM) about trends in wage-hour litigation.

    Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Dishman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger B. Cosbey, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

    Mr. Dishman resides with his wife, two daughters, and son in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he is an active member of the community. Outside of the law and his family, his passions are playing basketball, backpacking through our national forests, and mastering the art of “low and slow” barbecue cooking.

    Honors and Recognitions

    • Human Resource Executive® Magazine, “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, Up-and-Comer” (2016)
    • Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers division, Emerging Lawyer (2015)
    • Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest, Second Place Award Recipient (2005)