What Every Business Owner and Manager Should Know about Employment Law
March 19, 2012: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
No area of the law is fraught with more danger for small- and medium-sized businesses than the area of employment law. Brian LaFratta will provide you with a checklist of do's and don'ts – with special emphasis on those areas of employment law that are most fraught with danger.
Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
First Floor Lobby & Auditorium
1120 East Diehl Road
Take I-88 and exit at Naperville Road. At end of exit, turn south (left if coming from the East) onto Freedom Drive. Take Freedom Drive to "T" (Diehl Road). Turn right onto Diehl Road and go 2-3 blocks. Northern Illinois University's building will be on your left, across from the Hampton Inn. Take drive at west end of the NIU building, park behind building and enter center doors. Our registration desk is just inside the doors.
$20.00 for Chicago Booth alumni/students/faculty; $25.00 for general public ($5.00 discount if registewr by March 14th)
6:30 PM-7:15 PM: Networking & light refreshments
7:15 PM-8:45 PM: Program with speaker
Save $5.00 if register by March 14th
Bill Wentz, Roundtable Chair
Most business owners, executives and managers do not know or understand the basic principles of employment law. This lack of knowledge is a major reason for the tremendous growth in employment-related litigation and government investigations in recent years.
The good news is that anyone with basic knowledge and some common sense should be able to comply with the laws relating to employment. You just need to know what the basic principles are, understand where employers are most vulnerable and know when you need to seek legal help.
Brian LaFratta will provide you with a checklist of do's and don'ts – with special emphasis on those areas of employment law that are most fraught with danger. He will discuss:
• How to avoid problems in hiring and firing
• The benefits and dangers of having an employee handbook
• Common misunderstandings about who is entitled to extra pay for overtime
• The importance of distinguishing between employees and independent contractors
• How to protect your intellectual property and confidential information
• Using non-competition agreements effectively
Brian is an experienced employment attorney and litigator with Huck Bouma, Wheaton, Illinois. He has handled cases in the state and federal courts as well as the major federal and state agencies that regulate and enforce employment-related laws.