Business Related Educational Seminars & Articles

Free and Charged seminars, webinars, podcasts, and articles are made availabel to you to increase your knowledge and awareness about laws, good practices, business operations. These topics will help you sustain your business and grow with your Cahokia Heights Chamber of Commerce. Most are sponsored by non-associated organizations and other Chambers.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in any of the following presentations are solely those of the presenter and do not represent any policies or any positions of the Cahokia Heights Chamber of Commerce.

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Date/time: On demand

Location: Online – Wage and Hour Defences Blog

Presented by: Epstein-Becker-Green

Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Inclement Weather Pay Obligations

Despite Punxsutawney Phil declaring an early spring, employers should continue to prepare for weather-related emergencies and their wage and hour implications.  As with most of wage and hour-related determinations, employers should be mindful of the distinctions between their exempt and non-exempt workforce when assessing their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and state and local laws, to pay employees as a result of weather-related emergencies.

In this October 19, 2023, PODCast, Adriana and Christine talk about the role of data in recruitment and how it can help optimize recruiting processes.

 

Cost: Free

 

Dates/times: Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  Online Webinar Event

Presented by: Illinois Chamber

Are Your Independent Contractors Properly Classified?

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final Rule which reverts the independent contractor analysis back to a multifactor, totality-of-the-circumstances review that will almost assuredly result in more workers being classified as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Join UBGreensfelder Labor and Employment Attorney Scott Cruz as he offers guidance for employers to ensure their compliance with the new federal DOL Rule and addresses key differences between the new federal DOL test under the new Rule and the Illinois Department of Labor’s independent contract test.

Continuing Educational Credits offered  for the following credentials: HRCI’s, SPHR, PHR; and SHRM, CLE, CPE for Accountants,

Cost: $175.00 (Early Bird Rate: $150.00 if registered before Monday, March 18, 2024)

Dates/times: Tue, Apr 9, 2024 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  NIU Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563

Presented by: Illinois Chamber

How to Excel in Your Role as a New or Seasoned Manager

Whether you are a new or seasoned manager, your challenge will always be to consistently prove you are a competent and trustworthy leader who is admired by your team, peers, and the executives in your company. This seminar will provide you with information and science proven techniques to excel in every aspect of your management role.

Continuing Educational Credits offered  for the following credentials: HRCI’s, SPHR, PHR

Cost: $309.00 (Early Bird Rate: $259.00 if registered before Saturday, March 29, 2024)

Dates/times: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  Online Webinar Event

Presented by: Illinois Chamber

The Ins and Outs of Contracting Green Energy Projects: Apprenticeship Training, Prevailing Wage and Other Labor Issues

This webinar will discuss the latest developments on “Green Energy” projects and what Illinois based companies must know when becoming involved on such projects on a local, state, or federal basis.

Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS released more guidance and proposed rules on key provisions in the IRA that requires employers to meet certain labor mandates involving apprenticeship mandates, prevailing wage requirements and possible forced unionization on green energy construction projects. Please join Attorney Jeff Risch of Amundsen Davis LLC as he dives into the latest developments on “Green Energy” Projects and what Illinois based companies must know when becoming involved on such projects on a local, state or federal basis.

Continuing Educational Credits offered  for the following credentials: HRCI’s, SHRM, CLE, and CPE for Accountants.

Cost: $175.00 (Early Bird Rate: $150.00 if registered before Sunday, March 31, 2024)

Dates/times: Thu, Jun 13, 2024 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:  NIU Center Ballroom, 1120 E. Diehl, Naperville, IL 60563

Presented by: Illinois Chamber, Jill Vancil, (217) 991-8590, jvancil@ilchamber.org

Seventh Annual Women in Business Conference

Strong Women. Stronger Illinois
Illinois women are Second to No One. We have amazing talent, determination, intelligence, and resolve. This year’s theme will be The Next Chapter. Presenters will discuss topics that all professionals can use to move them forward at their organization, in their job, as well as in life.

Continuing Educational Credits offered  for the following credentials: HRCI, SHRM, HR Compliance, Manager/Supervisor Certification

Cost: $225.00 (Early Bird Rate: $175.00 if registered before Sunday, June 2, 2024)

Date/time: On demand

Location: Online

Presented by: salary.com

The Power of Data Driven Recruiting

Adriana DiNenno is a Product Manager at Health eCareers. She’s spent her career working within recruiting and all things HR, and she has a passion for helping people find jobs. Christine Burke is a B2B Marketing Director at Health eCareers with 15 years of experience in brand management, email marketing, demand generation, and storytelling.

In this October 19, 2023, PODCast, Adriana and Christine talk about the role of data in recruitment and how it can help optimize recruiting processes.

 

Cost: Free

 

Biden’s Executive Order and Its Possible Effects on Companies Developing and Deploying AI Systems

By: Dante A. Stella and Fady Saleh, Dykema

On October 30, 2023, President Biden signed an Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (the “Order”). The Order is the most comprehensive federal policy on AI to date and covers a wide range of topics. It sets new standards for AI safety and security, addresses how AI developments could impact individuals’ privacy and civil rights, discusses how the U.S. can continue to be a leader in AI innovation and competition, and much more. This Order closely follows the July 21, 2023, announcement by the Biden administration that seven major AI companies, Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and Open AI, voluntarily agreed with the administration to place more guardrails around the development and deployment of AI.

Cost: Free