2020 Legal Update


March 12, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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The Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Employers in Illinois are facing a time of unprecedented change, nearly all of it unfavorable. A flurry of new employment laws came out of both Washington and Springfield in the last several months, increasing compliance challenges and lawsuit risks, and there are likely more to come soon. For help navigating this maze, join us for an evening with Neil H. Dishman, our Legislative Director and a lawyer at Jackson Lewis P.C. who focuses on helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with employees. Neil will share practical tips for how best to comply with all of the new laws (and a few not-so-new ones), including:

  • COVID-19 potential challenges
  • The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act;
  • The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act;
  • The changes to the salary requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • The numerous amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, including the requirement the employers provide sexual-harassment-prevention training;
  • Amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act;
  • Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act;
  • The expense-reimbursement provisions of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act; and
  • Chicago’s new “Fair Workweek” Ordinance.


Neil will also discuss expected new employment legislation that may be passed in the year to come.

Registration & Networking - 4:30 - 5:00PM
Announcements - 5:00 - 5:15PM
Program - 5:15 - 6:30PM 
Cocktails & Networking: 6:30 - 7:30PM

about the speaker

Neil H. Dishman, Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.

Neil H. Dishman is a Principal in the Chicago, IL office of Jackson Lewis P.C., a national law firm representing management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation. 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 jury-trial experience and is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Dishman has garnered the accolades of his peers for his work in advising and defending employers. He is named on the annual Best Lawyers in America lists, and has been named to the annual list of "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction accorded to no more than 2.5% of Illinois Lawyers, in every year from 2009 to the present.

About the Sponsor

The Plan Sponsor University

Top industry professionals will be presenting a TPSU 401 (k) live educational program at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center on Tuesday, March 31st. The Mission of TPSU is to enable plan fiduciaries to improve their retirment plan through education and training. This half-day program covers essential topics pertaining to retirement plan leadership. TPSU welcomes HR professionals, benefit specialists, business owners and retirement plan committee members who serve in any of the following capacities for their own company reitrement plan - Plan Fiduciaries, Plan Truestees and Plan Administratiors. After successfully completing this Program an attendee will improve their understanding of: 

  • Responsibilities of a Plan Fiduciary
  • Effective retirment management strategies
  • Plan improvements with a high impact on plan outcomes
  • Behavioral finance solutions to improve retirement readiness
  • Structure and oversight of a retirement plan comittee
  • Internal communication strategies


This program is approved for 1.5 PDCs through SHRM and 1.5 PDCs (HR General Credit) through HRCI. 


$55.00 Member Ticket
$45.00 Earlybird rate before March 12

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$55.00 Earlybird rate before March 12