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Webinar: Homeless Student Issues
September 18, 2018
Join Franczek Radelet attorneys Amy Dickerson and Jennifer Smith on September 18 at 10 a.m. as they continue our monthly webinar series covering pressing matters facing school districts. This month Amy and Jennifer will discuss homeless student issues.

Webinar: Legislative Update for Illinois Schools
August 21, 2018
Mary Deweese, Scott Metcalf, and John Swinney provided an update on new laws that will impact Illinois schools in the coming year.

Webinar: Supreme Court Review
July 26, 2018
The Supreme Court issued several important decisions this term for employers, including on the validity of contractually mandated individual arbitration, whistleblower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act, and the ability of public sector unions to collect fair share fees from non-members. We reviewed the key labor and employment decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 term. We also looked ahead to cases coming up in the Court’s 2018-2019 term that employers should be aware of. 

Webinar: DCFS & ANCRA FAQs
July 24, 2018
Jennifer Smith and Kendra Yoch provided practical advice to administrators on frequently asked questions regarding DCFS & ANCRA.

Webinar: Janus: The New Reality for Public Employers in Illinois
July 19, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus will have immediate and lasting impacts on all public sector employers throughout Illinois, and may also indirectly impact private employers.

Webinar: Don't Play with Pay: The Pay Equity Minefield
May 23, 2018
The perception of pay inequity based on gender has come under scrutiny in the U.S. and around the world for both private- and public-sector employers.  Lindsey M. Marcus and Staci Ketay Rotman discussed the changing landscape of federal, state, and local equal pay laws and what these developments mean for employers' hiring and promotion practices. Lindsey and Staci offered practical advice for identifying and remedying inequitable pay practices to ensurecompliance with the increasingly complex web of legal requirements. 

Webinar: Graduation Ceremony Protests: Do's and Don'ts
May 15, 2018
Jennifer Smith and Amy Dickerson provided practical advice to administrators on addressing graduation ceremony protests. 

2018 Rescheduled School Law Conference
April 27, 2018
Franczek Radelet is pleased to host our annual School Law Seminar for District, Building, and Special Education Administrators.

Webinar: Update on the Current State of Immigration Laws in Education
April 17, 2018
We provided an update on the current state of immigration laws impacting educators, students, and their families. We presented on the most recent developments with respect to DACA and the impact of termination of Temporary Protected Status designation for several countries on students and their families. We provided practical advice on developments in immigration enforcement and the ongoing concern that schools may be compelled to participate in such enforcement actions. 

Webinar: Student Threats: Clear and Present Danger Reporting
March 13, 2018
We discussed school administrators' obligations to report to the Illinois State Police when students pose a clear and present danger to themselves or others under the School Administrator Reporting of Mental Health Clear and Present Danger Determinations Law.

2018 Employment Law Conference
March 9, 2018
Franczek Radelet is pleased to invite clients and friends of the firm to our annual Employment Law Conference.

Webinar: Legal Update and Practical Guidance on Supporting Transgender Students
February 27, 2018
Join Jennifer Smith and Amy Dickerson on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 as they once again present on pressing educational topics. In this month’s installment of the webinar series, Jennifer and Amy will present on the current state of transgender student rights and school responsibilities pertaining to these students. The presenters will outline this area of rapidly changing law to provide attendees with a comprehensive legal update and practical guidance for school administration. As always, attendees are encouraged to make the process as interactive as possible by posing questions and following along on Twitter at #FRWebinar.

Webinar: Responding to Sexual Harassment in Schools
January 23, 2018
In light of the #metoo movement and the current news coverage of high profile sexual harassment cases, we addressed the issue of sexual harassment as it applies to elementary and secondary schools. Specifically, we: (i) discussed the general obligation of a school district to respond to harassment claims by employees and students; (ii) offered an overview of state laws regarding sexual harassment policies, including the recently enacted Public Act 554 reported on here; and (iii) provided a checklist of action items schools and school districts should take to ensure they are prepared to properly respond to sexual harassment claims. 

Webinar: The Changing Labor Law Landscape: A Review of Recent Developments under the National Labor Relations Act
January 12, 2018
For the first time in nearly a decade, Republicans hold a majority on the National Labor Relations Board. A flurry of recent NLRB decisions and administrative guidance unmistakably change the labor law landscape and provide employers with new opportunities to manage the workplace. In this free webinar, Chris and Amy reviewed the recent developments at the NLRB.

Webinar: Complying with the FMLA and ADA When Your Employee is Dealing with a Mental Health Condition
December 13, 2017
Employers are increasingly managing employees who suffer from mental health conditions such as depression, stress, and panic attacks. Studies show that mental health conditions are leading to increased use of FMLA leave. Administering FMLA leave and ADA accommodations in these situations can be particularly frustrating. Unlike an easy-to-notice need for maternity leave or even a knee replacement, mental health conditions often are silent and manifest themselves on a moment's notice. As a result, these situations lend themselves to FMLA abuse and increase the risk of FMLA and ADA violations if they are not handled properly.

Webinar: Examining Student Threats
December 5, 2017
The job of an educator is multifaceted. Beyond ensuring student success, teachers and administrators are increasingly expected to prepare for - and respond to - emergency situations such as student threats. We invite you to join Franczek Radelet attorneys Jennifer Smith and Amy Dickerson on December 5 as they present an informative and interactive webinar addressing student threats.

Webinar: New President, New Policies: One Year In - Examining the Impact of the Trump Administration on K-12 and Higher Education
November 2, 2017
Join us for a complimentary follow-up webinar where we will discuss President Trump's first year in office and his impact on K-12 and Higher Education.

Webinar: Investigations Involving Students
September 19, 2017
Can students be questioned by school officials without parental notification and consent? What supportive services should be provided for students who have been questioned at school for committing misconduct? What is the role of school resource officers (SRO) in schools? These are some examples of questions we are fielding in light of the recent tragic news reports concerning a 16-year-old student who attended Naperville North High School.

Ethics in Internal Investigations
June 15, 2017
Conducting or overseeing an internal investigation poses a host of legal and ethical challenges for attorneys. In this 2 hour interactive seminar our experienced attorneys will guide you through common legal and ethical quandaries that arise when conducting investigations in the workplace and educational settings involving sexual harassment, whistleblowing, fraud, criminal activity, or other misconduct.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys to Present at IASBO Annual Conference
April 17, 2017
We are excited to let you know that three Franczek Radelet attorneys - Ares Dalianis, Brian Crowley, and Bill Pokorny - will be speaking at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference on April 26 and 27 in Peoria. Their topics and co-presenters, along with the dates and times of their presentations are:

2017 Employment Law Conference
March 10, 2017
Franczek Radelet is pleased to invite clients and friends of the firm to our annual Employment Law Conference.

2017 School Law Conference
February 10, 2017
Franczek Radelet is pleased to host our annual School Law Seminar for District, Building, and Special Education Administrators. This presentation is a publication of Franczek Radelet P.C. and is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed and legal advice.

Webinar: New President, New Policies - Forecasting the Impact of the Trump Administration on Public K-12 Education
December 19, 2016
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Despite a marathon primary season and a controversial general election campaign, surprisingly little emerged regarding the President-elect’s K-12 education policies and what his priorities are in this essential area of American life. The new President will have significant powers to reverse executive orders and non-regulatory guidance and make appointments, and he will have a Congress of the same party to implement his agenda. So, what is that agenda and what can we expect during the First 100 Days, the next year, and beyond?

IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Conference
Chicago, IL
November 19, 2016
Jennifer Smith is speaking on the panel "2016 Legal Update on Supporting Transgender Students" at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Conference.

ICSA 30th Annual Seminar on School Law
Chicago, IL
November 18, 2016
Patti Whitten is the presiding Chair of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and is giving welcoming remarks at this conference. Jennifer Smith will present the session "Unpacking the Latest Transgender Legal Developments."

IASB New Board Presidents Seminar
Chicago, IL
November 18, 2016
Brian Crowley and Jamel Greer will be speaking on the topics of OMA and FOIA at the Illinois Association of School Boards New Board Presidents Seminar.

Webinar: FMLA Abuse Got You Down? Best Practices for Using FMLA Medical Certification as a Tool to Deter FMLA Misuse
November 15, 2016
FMLA Medical certification can be the most effective tool to help employers confirm an employee's medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a critical tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration for employers when administering FMLA leave?

ABA’s 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Chicago, IL
November 11, 2016
Jennifer Dunn will speak at this conference during one of the plenary sessions called “Law Enforcement Labor Relations Post-Ferguson.”

Practice Tips for New School Attorneys: Honing Your “People” Skills
National School Boards Association (NSBA) - Portland, OR
October 21, 2016
Patti Whitten presents "Practice Tips for New School Attorneys: Honing Your 'People' Skills" at the National School Boards Association 2016 School Law Practice Seminar.

Compliance in Uncertain Times: Franczek Radelet's Annual Hospitality Seminar
W Chicago - City Center
October 21, 2016
Franczek Radelet hosted its annual hospitality seminar on October 21, 2016.

Federal Agency Guidance and the Law: A Showdown in the Courts
National School Boards Association (NSBA) - Portland, OR
October 20, 2016
Jennifer A. Smith presents "Federal Agency Guidance and the Law: A Showdown in the Courts" at the National School Boards Association 2016 School Law Practice Seminar.

Webinar: For Your Eyes Only: Best Practices for Protecting Your Company's Confidential Information
October 19, 2016

Webinar: Union Organizing Among Faculty and Graduate Assistants on Campus: The Floodgates Are Open
September 29, 2016
In an effort to prop up falling membership, organized labor has set its sights on higher education. Unions recently have organized adjunct faculty at colleges and universities from coast to coast and further union organizing among faculty is certain.

Immigration Institute: Mobility Strategies in an Uncertain Era
September 20, 2016
Please join Franczek Radelet attorneys Tejas Shah and Karlie Dunsky on September 20th for an interactive breakfast seminar focusing on current U.S. immigration and global migration trends.

Property Taxes and Public Finance: Life in Uncertain Times
South Suburban School Business Officials (SSSBO) - Alsip, IL
September 16, 2016
Ares Dalianis to present on the topic of “Property Taxes and Public Finance: Life in Uncertain Times" at the South Suburban School Business Officials (SSSBO).

IASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy
Springfield, IL
July 14, 2016
Amy K. Dickerson and Kendra B. Yoch to speak at the IASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy.

Webinar: EEOC's New Resource on Leave as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation: A Closer Look with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum
June 23, 2016
Join us for a deep dive into the EEOC's newly released technical assistance resource on leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. Franczek Radelet's Jeff Nowak and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum will give context to the information provided in the EEOC's resource and apply the technical assistance to a variety of real-life scenarios.

2016 Illinois Legislative Session: Changes in Education Law
Education Law: A Year in Review - Chicago, IL
June 22, 2016
Nicki Bazer presents “2016 Legislative Session: Changes in Education Law and Funding” at the Education Law: A Year in Review event hosted by Loyola University's Civitas ChildLaw Center.

Who is the Employee?
The Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Conference - Chicago, IL
June 17, 2016
Amy Moor Gaylord presents “Who is the Employee?"

Will the Real Title IX Please Stand Up?
Advocacy Institute 2016 - Washington, D.C.
June 13, 2016
Jennifer A. Smith presents "Will the Real Title IX Please Stand Up?," at the Advocacy Institute 2016 hosted by the National School Boards Association (NSBA).

Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions
ACI's 27th National Forum - New York, New York
June 2, 2016
Staci Ketay Rotman presents at the "Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions" for ACI's 27th National Forum.

The New White Collar Exemption Overtime Regulations
ACI’s 27th National Forum on Wage & Hour - New York, NY
June 2, 2016
Staci Ketay Rotman presents "The New White Collar Exemption Overtime Regulations" hosted by the American Conference Institute's (ACI).

2nd Annual "Drive Into Spring" Golf Tournament
The Indian American Bar Association Chicago Foundation - Highland Park Country Club
May 27, 2016
The Indian American Bar Association Chicago Foundation (“IABACF”), a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2012, is pleased to announce that it will host its 2nd Annual “Drive Into Spring” Golf Tournament at the Highland Park Country Club, IL on Friday, May 27th.

The New Overtime Rules for Executive, Administrative and Professional Employees Are Here - What You Need to Know Now
May 23, 2016
Please join us for a webinar lead by William R. Pokorny and Staci Ketay Rotman as they give us an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule for white collar employees. This rule affects both public and private employers and has far-reaching applications in nearly every industry across the country.

Saying Goodbye to Traditional Performance Reviews
Chicago Transit Authority HQ - Chicago, IL
May 11, 2016
Terence T. Creamer serves as a panelist in a discussion lead by HRMAC Interest Groups on the changing landscape of performance management and annual reviews.

Webinar: A Residency Refresher for Public Schools
May 10, 2016
Jackie Wernz and Erin Fowler will host the first of two webinars offered by Franczek Radelet to prepare you for the 2016-17 school year. This webinar will provide a refresher of residency basics, including some of the most common scenarios that you will face over the summer and into the beginning of the school year.

Financial Wellness Plans: What Every Inside Counsel Should Know
ABA Tax Section Conference - Washington, D.C.
May 6, 2016
Daniel R. Salemi serves as a panelist at the ABA Tax Section Conference.

EEOC Update
Employment Law Institute - IILCE - Chicago, IL
May 6, 2016
Lindsey Marcus presents EEOC Update at the Employment Law Institute - IILCE. Lindsay will address the impact these decisions will have on employers.

The Latest Developments with PTELL, Tax Objections and TIF Districts
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
May 5, 2016
Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf to present on the topic of “The Latest Developments with PTELL, Tax Objections and TIF Districts" which will be moderated by Terry LaBella from Dolton-Riverdale SD 148.

Five Technology Issues You Don't Know That Might Hurt You
2016 IASBO Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
May 4, 2016
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz presents “Five Technology Issues You Don't Know That Might Hurt You.”

Technology and School Law: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss
IASBO Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
May 4, 2016
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz presents “Technology and School Law: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss” at the IASBO Annual Conference.

TIF Districts and Tax Appeals: What You Should Know
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
May 4, 2016
Ares Dalianis co-presents on “TIF Districts and Tax Appeals: What You Should Know” with Hillarie Siena of Glenbrook HSD 225 and moderated by Ed Hoster from DuPage HSD 88.

Key Things to Know About the New OPT Rule for STEM Graduates
April 21, 2016
On April 21st, please join Franczek Radelet's immigration counsel, Tejas N. Shah, and the Director of the International Student Services Office at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, Martin McFarlane, as they analyze the new Optional Practical Training ("OPT") rule for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) international graduates that will become effective on May 10, 2016.

Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools
NSBA Conference - Boston, MA
April 10, 2016
Jacqueline Gharapour Werrnz and Laura E. Knittle to present "Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools" at the NSBA conference.

A Legal Guide to Serving LGBT Students
2016 School Law Seminar - Council of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association - Boston, MA
April 8, 2016
Jennifer A. Smith and Amy K. Dickerson present "A Legal Guide to Serving LGBT Students." This presentation will explore topic areas in which schools should consider how they service their LGBT and Transgender students – including student records, safety, bathroom access, extracurricular activities, locker room access, and health services – and some of the state and federal laws applicable to each area.

A Legal Guide to Serving Transgender Students
National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Annual Conference
April 8, 2016

Webinar: Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act: New Requirements and Achieving Compliance
April 5, 2016
A complimentary webinar hosted by Franczek Radelet Partners Amy Dickerson and Scott Warner, discussing the new Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act and outlining strategies for achieving compliance.

Franczek Radelet's 2016 Special Education Administrators' Workshop
March 11, 2016
Join Franczek Radelet for our 2016 Special Education Administrators' Workshop.

How to Achieve Your Business Objectives While Minimizing The Risks of Litigation
2016 NCSEA Winter Leadership Forum - San Diego, CA
March 10, 2016
Staci Ketay Rotman presents "How to achieve your business objectives while minimizing the risks of litigation" hosted by the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA).

Disruptive Inclusion: New Models for Professional Services
Chicago United: Annual Meeting and Summit
March 9, 2016
Michael J. Hernandez serves as a panelist at the Chicago United: Annual Meeting and Summit.

Franczek Radelet's 2016 Employment Law Conference
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
February 26, 2016
This conference is a complimentary event for current clients and friends of the firm. Attend this event to hear our legal experts discuss the top legal issues facing employers as we begin 2016. Franczek Radelet is an approved provider of Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). This program is approved for 3 hours of Illinois MCLE credit. This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

Cyberbullying and the Special Needs Student
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference - Springfield, IL
February 18, 2016
Jacqueline Gharapour Werrnz presents "Cyberbullying and the Special Needs Student" at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference.

Legal Issues and Best Practices for School Fees
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) - NIU-Naperville, IL
February 17, 2016
Amy K. Dickerson to present "Legal Issues and Best Practices for School Fees."

Who Can [Be In It] Now? DPI Secuprint: What Is The Smallest Appropriate Unit for Recognition Purposes?
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act Midwinter Meeting - Naples, FL
February 2016
Amy Moor Gaylord presents "Who Can [Be In It] Now? DPI Secuprint: What Is The Smallest Appropriate Unit for Recognition Purposes? " at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act Midwinter Meeting.

Preparing for Compliance: the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act
Chicagoland Title IX Consortium
February 12, 2016

Legal Issues Facing K12 Foundations
INSPRA Foundations Conference - Downers Grove, IL
February 5, 2016
Darcy L. Kriha presents on the topic regarding "Key Legal Issues Facing K12 Foundations" at the INSPRA Foundations Conference.

Student Discipline, Search and Seizure Issues
Midwest Principals’ Center
February 3, 2016

Do's and Don'ts of Conducting Employee Investigations
IASPA Annual State Conference - Lisle, IL
January 29, 2016
Shelli Anderson to present "Do's and Don'ts of Conducting Employee Investigations"

Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA)'s Annual State Conference
January 29, 2016
Amy K. Dickerson and Nicki B. Bazer presented "Critical Conversations for Joint Committees Considering Student Growth" at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA)'s Annual State Conference on January 29, 2016 in Lisle, Illinois.

Preparing for and Surviving a DOL Audit and Aggressive Investigations by State Equivalents
ACI’s 26th National Forum on Wage & Hour claims and Class Actions Conference - Miami, FL
January 28, 2016
Staci Ketay Rotman presents "Preparing for and Surviving a DOL Audit and Aggressive Investigations by State Equivalents" at ACI’s 26th National Forum on Wage & Hour claims and Class Actions Conference.

2016 Immigration Law Update: Changes that Affect your Practice and Clients
ISBA Intl. and Immigration Law Section - Webinar
January 22, 2016
Tejas Shah to present at "2016 Immigration Law Update: Changes that Affect your Practice and Clients " at the ISBA Intl. and Immigration Law Section Webinar.

Administrative Best Practices: Navigating the 2016 Education Landscape
Hamburger University- McDonald's Office Campus, 2715 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523
January 22, 2016
Administrative Best Practices: Navigating the 2016 Education Landscape

Social Media and Special Education: How to Advise Your Client
22nd Annual LRP's Special Education School Attorneys Conference
January 16, 2016
Jacqueline Gharapour Werrnz presents "Social Media and Special Education: How to Advise Your Client" at the 22nd Annual LRP's Special Education School Attorneys Conference

Beyond the Business of Immigration ABC’s
CBA/YLS Immigration and Nationality Law Committee - Chicago, IL
January 7, 2016
Tejas Shah to present at "Beyond the Business of Immigration ABC’s" at the CBA/YLS Immigration and Nationality Law Committee.

Teacher Evaluation, PERA and Job Description
Midwest Principals’ Center
December 8, 2015

SB 100
DuPage, IL
December 3, 2015
Michael Hernandez serves as a panelist at the SB 100 at the DuPage ROE Office.

Safety Alert! Get Tips to Find Your Way Through the Student Data Fog
2015 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 21, 2015
Brian Crowley, Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz, and Nicki Bazer present "Safety Alert! Get Tips to Find Your Way Through the Student Data Fog" at the 2015 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

Student Data Privacy
29th Annual ICSA Seminar on School Law - Chicago, IL
November 20, 2015
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz presents "Student Data Privacy" at the 29th Annual ICSA Seminar on School Law.

Working on Behalf of and Against Charter Schools - Current Issues
29th Annual COSA Seminar on School Law - Chicago, IL
November 20, 2015
Nicki Bazer, Respicio Vazquez, and Patti Whitten present, "Working on Behalf of and Against Charter Schools - Current Issues," at the 29th Annual COSA Seminar on School Law. Whether you represent charter schools or oppose them on behalf of your school district clients — or both — you need to know the issues involved

Where ADA and FMLA Overlap: Leaves, Accommodations and Headaches, Oh My!
Franczek Radelet Webinar
November 12, 2015
When managing an employee with a medical condition, the issues involved regularly implicate the FMLA or ADA -- or both. Using interactive case studies, we will address critical FMLA and ADA compliance considerations when dealing with the most difficult employee leave and accommodation scenarios. In this complimentary webinar, Jeff Nowak (co-chair of our firm's labor and employment group and author of the FMLA Insights blog), Matt Morris (Vice President at ComPsych), and Sara Elder, (Division Vice President, Fair Employment & Compliance, for Sears Holdings Management Corporation), will highlight the most difficult FMLA/ADA overlap issues employers face and identify practical solutions to help employers stay compliant.

Property Tax Update
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) - Joliet, IL
November 4, 2015
Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf present a "Property Tax Update" at the Will County (Three Rivers) Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

FLSA Compliance Update: Preparing Now for New Employee Classification, Exemption and Overtime Rules
C4CM Webinar
October 29, 2015
Staci Ketay Rotman presents "FLSA Compliance Update: Preparing Now for New Employee Classification, Exemption and Overtime Rules," hosted by C4CM.

IAPD Legal Symposium
2015 Legal Symposium - Oak Brook, IL
October 29, 2015
Christopher Johlie presents at the 2015 IAPD Legal Symposium. Chris will review the latest employment law developments and provide practical compliance tips for employers.

Compliance Remains the Priority: Franczek Radelet's Annual Hospitality Seminar
Ritz-Carlton - Chicago - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
October 23, 2015
Franczek Radelet hosted its annual hospitality seminar on October 23, 2015.

The Intersection of Worker’s Compensation and Labor and Employment Laws: Do You Know Where You Are Going?
Rolling Meadows, IL
October 22, 2015
Terry Creamer and Sarah Kregor present The Intersection of Worker’s Compensation and Labor and Employment Laws: Do You Know Where You Are Going?

An Apple a Day and Other Tips for Managing Employee Health Issues
National School Board Association: School Law Practice Seminar - Miami, FL
October 22, 2015
On October 22, 2015, Shelli Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley will present "An Apple a Day and Other Tips for Managing Employee Health Issues," at the School Law Practice Seminar hosted by the National School Board Association.

Perspectives of the Negotiations Process
National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) Academy - Galena, IL
October 2015
Amy Moor Gaylord presents "NPerspectives of the Negotiations Process" at the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) Academy.

Let's Get Physical! Workplace Wellness Programs
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) Annual Conference
October 2015
Amy Moor Gaylord presents "Let's Get Physical! Workplace Wellness Programs" at the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) Annual Conference.

Implications of Obergefell v. Hodges on Religious Freedom and More
IABA Lunch Event - Chicago, IL
October 15, 2015
Patirck DePoy serves as a panelist at the IABA Lunch Event entitled "Implications of Obergefell v. Hodges on Religious Freedom and More". This presentation will go over the landmark decision made on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and that states cannot refuse to grant marital licenses to same-sex couples. The session will further explore Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to grant license and the interest of 2016 Presidential candidates in the decision.

West Cook Suburban School Business Managers
October 15, 2015
Ares Dalianis co-presents on the topics of Tax Rate, Levies and EAV for the West Cook Suburban School Business Managers meeting along with Tanya Anthofer, the Cook Co. Director of Tax Extension, and Rob Grossi, the Bloom Township School Treasurer.

Social Media and Special Education
EIASE Fall Institute
October 9, 2015
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz presents "Social Media and Special Education" at the Eastern Illinois Association of Special Education (EIASE) Fall Institute.

Teacher Evaluation and Discipline
West 40 Intermediate Service Center
October 8, 2015

Legal Boot Camp for New Special Education Administrators
IAASE 17th Annual Fall Conference
October 2, 2015
Darcy Kriha presents "Legal Boot Camp for New Special Education Administrators" at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) 17th Annual Fall Conference.

Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools
2015 IASA Annual Conference - Springfield, IL
October 1, 2015
Jacqueline Gharapour Werrnz presents "Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools."

Technology and Special Ed: 5 Legal Issues You Should Know
IAASE Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
October 1, 2015
Nicki Bazer and Laura Knittle present "Technology and Special Ed: 5 Legal Issues You Should Know" at the IAASE Fall Conference. This presentation will explore the intersection between technology and special education which is ever-growing, and the uses of technology may be putting school districts at legal risk. This session will address five technology and special education legal issues needed to know: cyberbullying, student discipline, student records, virtual schools, and emerging assistive technologies.

Supreme Court Update
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Labor & Employment Committee - Chicago, IL
September 24, 2015
Lindsey Marcus presents a review of the labor, employment, and employee benefits related cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2014/2015 term. Lindsay will address the impact these decisions will have on employers.

Faculty Civility and Academic Freedom: Protecting the Workplace While Preserving Academic Culture
Academic Impressions Webcast
September 23, 2015
Ellen Babbitt and Pete Land present "Faculty Civility and Academic Freedom: Protecting the Workplace While Preserving Academic Culture" hosted by Academic Impressions.

Employee Benefits Fiduciary Responsibilities Update
Employee Benefits Fiduciary Responsibilities Update - Chicago, IL
September 18, 2015
Daniel R. Salemi serves as a panelist at the "ABA Section of Taxation, 2015 Fall Meeting.

Immigration 101 for In-House Counsel & HR Staff
Franczek Radelet Offices - Chicago, IL
September 10, 2015
Join Franczek Radelet attorney Tejas Shah for a complimentary seminar for in-house attorneys and human resource staff addressing the basics of immigration law. The seminar will focus on the roles that different federal and state agencies—the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and state labor agencies—play...

The Latest Immigration Developments for Colleges & Universities
Franczek Radelet Offices - Chicago, IL
September 10, 2015
Join us following our Immigration 101 for In-House Counsel & HR Staff seminar for a session specific to our higher education institution clients and friends. During this seminar, Franczek Radelet attorney Tejas Shah will review the latest Executive Orders affecting both students and employees at higher education institutions.

Maintaining and Protecting Property Tax Revenues During Uncertain Times in Illinois
SSSBO Meeting - Alsip, IL
September 4, 2015
Ares Dalianis co-presents “Maintaining and Protecting Property Tax Revenues During Uncertain Times in Illinois” for the South Suburban School Business Officials (SSSBO) along with Elizabeth Hennessy of William Blair & Company.

The Investigations Process
NPELRA Elective Academy - Oak Brook, IL
August 19, 2015
Jennifer Dunn presents "The Investigations Process," a National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) elective academy.

Negotiating Successful Adjunct Union Collective Bargaining Agreements
Academic Impressions Webcast
August 10, 2015
Amy Moor Gaylord presents "Negotiating Successful Adjunct Union Collective Bargaining Agreements" in an Academic Impressions webcast.

The Impact of Immigration Issues on School Districts
DuPage County ROE Workshop
August 10, 2015
Tejas Shah and Jackie Wernz present at a workshop hosted by the DuPage County Regional Office of Education for Dupage County schools.

FLSA Administrative and Executive Exemptions: Avoiding, Auditing and Correcting Misclassifications
Strafford Webinar
August 5, 2015
Staci Ketay Rotman is a panelist in the webinar entitled "FLSA Administrative and Executive Exemptions: Avoiding, Auditing and Correcting Misclassifications," hosted by Strafford.

Legal Lite for New Teachers
DuPage ROE - DuPage, IL
August 4, 2015
Nicki Bazer and Kendra Yoch present "Legal Lite for New Teachers" for new teachers at the DuPage Regional Office of Education.

New DOL Overtime Exemption Rules and Independent Contractor Guidance: What You Really Need to Know
Franczek Radelet Webinar
August 4, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has had a busy summer, issuing new proposed regulations that would dramatically narrow the scope of the Executive, Administrative and Professional exemptions (the "white collar" exemptions") to federal overtime rules, and a new Administrator Interpretation on independent contractors that may expand which workers are employees protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Washington Update: Don’t Get Caught Unprepared
DMEC's 2015 Annual Conference on Absence, Disability Management & Return to Work Strategies - San Francisco, CA
August 3, 2015
Jeff Nowak presents at the 2015 Annual Conference on Absence, Disability Management & Return to Work Strategies hosted by Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

The New NLRB Election Rules: Analysis, Impact, and Best Practices
Chicago | Oak Brook Terrace - July 21, 2015 and July 22, 2015
The new NLRB election procedure rules, which became effective April 14, 2015 dramatically streamline the union election process and reduce the amount of time employers have to respond to union organizing. The new rules have already survived one legal challenge and, for now, look like they may be here to stay.

America's Top 40: The 2015 Employment Law Update
2015 NACUA Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
June 29, 2015
Amy Moor Gaylord is a panelist in "America's Top 40: The 2015 Employment Law Update" at the 2015 NACUA Annual Conference.

Sexual Violence in K-12 Schools: Navigating Title IX in 2015
Education Law: A Year in Review
June 18, 2015
Amy K. Dickerson presents “Sexual Violence in K-12 Schools: Navigating Title IX in 2015” at the Education Law: A Year in Review event hosted by Loyola University's Civitas ChildLaw Center.

2015 Legislative Session: Changes in Education Law and Funding
Education Law: A Year in Review
June 18, 2015
Nicki Bazer presents “2015 Legislative Session: Changes in Education Law and Funding” at the Education Law: A Year in Review event hosted by Loyola University's Civitas ChildLaw Center.

E-Discovery in Employment Cases: Ethical and Practical Issues
Franczek Radelet Offices - 8:30 am - 10:15 am
June 17, 2015
Join Franczek Radelet attorney Bill Pokorny and e-discovery expert Jeff Hartman from 4Discovery for a complimentary MCLE seminar focused on merging the practical with the ethical when approaching e-discovery in employment litigation. Many discussions of e-discovery focus on the prototypical "big case" with millions of documents and big budgets for document review, outside consultants, and advanced technology. However, the ethical rules and legal principals governing e-discovery apply equally to smaller cases, such as a typical single-plaintiff employment discrimination case. In addition, emerging e-discovery issues related to mobile devices in the workplace and social media have introduced new ethical pitfalls that attorneys should learn to avoid.

2014 Immigration Accountability Executive Action: A Constitutional & Policy Perspective
12th Annual SABA North America Convention - Orlando, FL
June 11, 2015
Tejas Shah serves as a moderator in the panel discussion entitled "2014 Immigration Accountability Executive Action: A Constitutional & Policy Perspective" at the 12th Annual South Asian Bar Association (SABA) North America Convention.

A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying
ROE #30 - Carterville, IL
June 10, 2015
Jennifer Smith and Amy K. Dickerson present "A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying," an Administrators Academy workshop, for Regional Office of Education #30.

Pre and Post-Shift Activities Post-Integrity Staffing v. Busk; and the Latest on the “Integral and Indispensable” Test and the Determination of Compensable Work Time
American Conference Institute's 24th Annual Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions - New York, NY
May 28, 2015
Staci Ketay Rotman co-presents "Pre and Post-Shift Activities Post-Integrity Staffing v. Busk; and the Latest on the “Integral and Indispensable” Test and the Determination of Compensable Work Time" at the American Conference Institute's 24th Annual Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions.

Complex FMLA Issues
NELI’s Employment Law Conference - Chicago, IL
May 21, 2015
Jeff Nowak presents "Complex FMLA Issues" at NELI’s Employment Law Conference.

Foreign Student Enrollment: What Administrators Need to Know
Complimentary Webinar - 12:00 - 1:15 pm CT
May 18, 2015
Franczek Radelet attorneys Tejas Shah and Jackie Gharapour Wernz discuss school enrollment issues involving immigrant and foreign national students.

Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training
IASB's New Board Member Workshops - Glenview, IL
May 8, 2015
Patti Whitten and Shelli Anderson presents the Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for school board members at the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)'s New School Board Member Workshops.

Hot Issues in School Business
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Will County (Three Rivers) Regional Group - Joliet, IL
May 6, 2015
Ares Dalianis presents, "Hot Issues in School Business" to the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Will County (Three Rivers) Regional Group.

Best Practices for I-9 and Wage & Hour Compliance
Complimentary Webinar
May 5, 2015
It is becoming more apparent that the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor often collaborate in their I-9 and wage and hour compliance efforts. In this complimentary webinar, Franczek Radelet attorneys Bill Pokorny and Tejas Shah will review common issues and discuss best practices that school districts and schools should consider adopting to minimize the significant civil liability and potential personnel losses that both I-9 and wage and hour violations may lead to.

Responsibilities for Transporting Homeless Students
65th Annual IASBO Conference - Schaumburg, IL
April 30, 2015
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz is a panelist in "Responsibilities for Transporting Homeless Students" at the 65th Annual Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Conference.

Solution Room: Legal Issues and Best Practices for School Fees
65th Annual IASBO Conference - Schaumburg, IL
April 30, 2015
Amy K. Dickerson is a panelist in "Solution Room: Legal Issues and Best Practices for School Fees" at the 65th Annual Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Conference.

Legal Issues and Best Practices for School Fees
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)
April 29, 2015

SCOPE Legislative Dinner
SCOPE - Orland Park, IL
April 27, 2015
Ares Dalianis serves as a guest speaker for the SCOPE Legislative Dinner at the Silver Lake Country Club.

Illinois Legislative Update: Looking Ahead – Political Climate and Legislative Update on the 99th General Assembly
2nd Annual Business & Employment Law Institute - Chicago, IL
April 27, 2015
Staci Ketay Rotman co-presents "Illinois Legislative Update: Looking Ahead – Political Climate and Legislative Update on the 99th General Assembly" at the 2nd Annual Business & Employment Law Institute hosted by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE).

Accommodating Pregnant Employees Under the EEOC's New Enforcement Guidance
DMEC's FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2015 - Washington, D.C.
April 21, 2015
Jeff Nowak co-presents "Accommodating Pregnant Employees Under the EEOC's New Enforcement Guidance" along with EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)'s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2015.

Update on Complex FMLA Issues
25th Annual ADA & FMLA Compliance Update - National Employment Law Institute (NELI)
April 17, 2015
Jeff Nowak co-presents "Update on Complex FMLA Issues” at the 25th Annual ADA & FMLA Compliance Update hosted by the National Employment Law Institute.

New Illinois Laws Affecting Charter Schools
CBA YLS Education Law Committee Meeting - Chicago, IL
April 9, 2015
Laura Knittle presents an overview of new Illinois laws affecting charter schools at the CBA YLS Education Law Committee Meeting.

Title IX/ VAWA Issues
NHEIC Joint Risk Management Committee (RMC) and Human Resources Committee (HRC) Meeting - Bethany, OK
April 8, 2015
Pete Land presents on Title IX and VAWA issues at the NHEIC Joint Risk Management Committee (RMC) and Human Resources Committee (HRC) Meeting hosted by the Southern Nazarene University.

UCLA Bruin Bound
Rosemont, IL
March 28, 2015
Jamel Greer is speaking as an alumni at the Bruin Bound event hosted by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for recently admitted students from Chicago.

Sexual Violence and Schools: Navigating Title IX in 2015
NSBA 75th Annual Conference - Nashville, TN
March 22, 2015
Jennifer Smith and Amy K. Dickerson present "Sexual Violence and Schools: Navigating Title IX in 2015" at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 75th Annual Conference.

Five Technology Issues You Need to Know: Protecting Your Board, Staff, and Students from the Top EdTech Legal Risks
NSBA 75th Annual Conference - NSBA Annual Conference
March 21, 2015
Brian Crowley and Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz co-present along with Anne Miller, Board President of Community Unit School District 300 at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 75th Annual Conference.

Changes in the LGBT Community
CBA - Chicago, IL
March 20, 2015
Amy Moor Gaylord is a panelist in “Changes in the LGBT Community” hosted by the Chicago Bar Association.

Accommodating Disabled Students in Clinical and Professional Programs: New Challenges, New Strategies
2015 NACUA March CLE Workshop - New Orleans, LA
March 12, 2015
Ellen Babbitt co-presents in "Accommodating Disabled Students in Clinical and Professional Programs: New Challenges, New Strategies" at the NACUA 2015 March CLE Workshop.

Mediating with the EEOC & OCR: Waste of Time or Time Well Spent?
2015 NACUA March CLE Workshop - New Orleans, LA
March 12, 2015
Scott Warner co-presents in "Mediating with the EEOC & OCR: Waste of Time or Time Well Spent?" at the NACUA 2015 March CLE Workshop.

Immigration Overview: Relevance to General Practitioners & Criminal Defense Attorneys
Peoria County Bar Association Brown Bag Seminar - Peoria, IL
March 11, 2015
Tejas Shah co-presents "Relevance to General Practitioners & Criminal Defense Attorneys" at the Peoria County Bar Association's Brown Bag Seminar.

Time, Attendance, and Leave Issues
JAN Webcast
March 10, 2015
Jeff Nowak is a special guest in "Time, Attendance, and Leave Issues," a webcast hosted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).

Update on Compliance/Audit Issues
2015 AILA Midwest Regional Conference - Chicago, IL
March 9, 2015
Tejas Shah is moderating the panel "Update on Compliance/Audit Issues" at the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2015 Midwest Regional Conference.

ED-RED Finance-Legislation Meeting
ED-RED - Park Ridge, IL
March 6, 2015
Ares Dalianis served as the guest speaker for the ED-RED Finance Legislation meeting.

Beyond Financial Risk: Engaging Your Board on Emerging Risk Priorities
Franczek Radelet Seminar Hosted with Marsh and Sikich - University Club; Chicago, IL
March 5, 2015
Getting your board of directors to focus on emerging exposures can be critical to your organization’s risk-management success — but getting their attention can be a challenge. Join Franczek Radelet and our panel of legal, financial, and risk professionals for a breakfast seminar, “Beyond Financial Risk: Engaging Your Board on Emerging Risk Priorities.”

A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying
Lake County ROE
February 27, 2015
Jennifer Smith presents "A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying," an Administrators Academy workshop, for the Lake County Regional Office of Education.

Social Media: Friend or Foe
NDSEC Connections Conference - Roselle, IL
February 27, 2015
Jackie Gharapour Wernz presents "Social Media: Friend or Foe” at the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC) Connections Conference.

A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying
ROE #2
February 19, 2015
Jennifer Smith and Amy K. Dickerson present "A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying," an Administrators Academy workshop, for Regional Office of Education #2.

Special Education Legal Update
Midwest Principal’s Center Legal Breakfast - Crestwood, IL
February 11, 2015
Amy K. Dickerson presents a Special Education Legal Update for the Midwest Principal’s Center.

How Trends in FMLA Litigation Can Help Employers Comply with the Law
2015 Hospitality Law Conference - Houston, TX
February 9, 2015
Jeff Nowak presents "How Trends in FMLA Litigation Can Help Employers Comply with the Law" at the 2015 Hospitality Law Conference, Focusing on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions, hosted by HospitalityLawyer.com.

2015 Employment Law Conference
Franczek Radelet Conference - Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers; Chicago, IL
February 6, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to invite our clients and friends to our annual Employment Law Conference. The agenda for the conference is as follows...

Intervention in Tax Objection Complaint Proceedings
CBA Real Estate Taxation, Assessment & Appeals Committee Meeting
February 5, 2015
Scott Metcalf co-presents along with Cook County Circuit Court Judge Alfred Paul on intervention in tax objection complaint proceedings at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Real Estate Taxation, Assessment & Appeals Committee Meeting.

A Look at Recent Teacher Dismissals since Senate Bill 7 and How the Rauner Administration May Influence Teacher Dismissals
IASPA Annual Conference - Lisle, IL
January 29, 2015
Shelli Anderson presents, "A Look at Recent Teacher Dismissals since Senate Bill 7 and How the Rauner Administration May Influence Teacher," at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA) 2015 Annual Conference.

Informal Employee Investigations and FOIA
IASPA Annual Conference - Lisle, IL
January 29, 2015
Brian Crowley co-presents "Informal Employee Investigations and FOIA" at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA) 2015 Annual Conference.

Social Media and Special Education
CASE IL Administrator Academy - Glendale Heights, IL
January 22, 2015
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz presents "Social Media and Special Education," an Illinois Administrator Academy hosted by C.A.S.E. DuPage.

Protect Yourself & Your Business: Compliance Best Practices Seminar for Small Businesses
Seminar - Rolling Meadows, IL
December 13, 2014
Tejas Shah presents on immigration issues.

Impact of the 2014 Elections
30th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference - Chicago, IL
December 5, 2014
James C. Franczek, Jr. is a panelist in the "Impact of the 2014 Elections" presentation at the 30th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference hosted by the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Effective Advocacy Before the Labor Boards
30th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference - Chicago, IL
December 5, 2014
Terry Creamer is a panelist in the "Effective Advocacy Before the Labor Boards" presentation at the 30th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference hosted by the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Employment Contracts and Retirement
Midwest Principal’s Center Legal Breakfast - Crestwood, IL
December 3, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson presents on Employment Contracts and Retirement for the Midwest Principal’s Center

Employment Contracts and Retirement
Midwest Principal’s Center Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
December 1, 2014
Darcy Kriha presents on Employment Contracts and Retirement for the Midwest Principal’s Center.

Personnel Trends and Recent Decisions
ICSA School Law Seminar - Chicago, IL
November 21, 2014
Shelli Anderson presents "Personnel Trends and Recent Decisions" at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys' School Law Seminar hosted by the Illinois Association of School Boards.

Board Presidents Workshop on the Open Meetings Act (OMA) & the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
2014 Joint IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 21, 2014
Brian Crowley presents a workshop to board presidents on the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the 2014 Joint IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference.

A Legal Guide to Serving LGBT Students
2014 Joint IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 19, 2014
Patti Whitten moderates and Dana Fattore Crumley and Jennifer Smith serve as panelist in "A Legal Guide to Serving LGBT Students" at the 2014 Joint IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference.

Change is Coming - And Soon! How the Gubernatorial Election will Affect Illinois Public Education
Northeastern Illinois School Business Officials Symposium - Buffalo Grove, IL
November 14, 2014
Ares Dalianis and Shelli Anderson present "Change is Coming- And Soon! How the Gubernatorial Election will Affect Illinois Public Education" at the Northeastern Illinois School Business Officials Symposium.

Managing FMLA Red Flags and Staying Ahead of the Trends
FR Webinar
November 13, 2014
In this complimentary webinar, Jeff Nowak, co-chair of our firm's labor and employment group and author of the FMLA Insights blog, and Ellen McCann, Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel for Unum, will highlight the latest FMLA trends and identify practical solutions to help employers stay compliant.

Title IX: What Financial Officers Need to Know
Associated Colleges of Illinois - Chicago, IL
November 13, 2014
Peter Land presents, "Title IX: What Financial Officers Need to Know," for Associated Colleges of Illinois on November 13, 2014.

Change is Coming - And Soon! How the Gubernatorial Election Will Affect Illinois Public Education
Franczek Radelet Event
November 10, 2014
Please join us in person or listen to the presentation via webinar as Franczek Radelet attorneys, James C. Franczek, Jr., David A. Johnson, Shelli L. Anderson, and Ares G. Dalianis, and ED-RED Executive Director Caryn Valadez discuss the impact of the gubernatorial election on public school districts and community colleges in Illinois.

Education Law Update
ISDA's Fall Conference 2014
November 7, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson provides a legal update on school law matters at the Illinois State Dean Association's Fall Conference.

Employment and Labor Law Update
2014 IAPD Legal Symposium - Oak Brook, IL
November 6, 2014
Chris Johlie presents "Employment and Labor Law Update" at the 2014 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Legal Symposium.

Arbitration Of Off Duty Misconduct Cases
AAA Webinar
November 5, 2014
David Johnson presents on arbitration of off duty misconduct cases in a webinar hosted by the American Arbitrators Association.

Say You, Say Me – But What is the Arbitrator Going to Say? Grievance Arbitration: Fact Patterns/Trends of Arbitrators
2014 Annual IPELRA Training Conference - Galena, IL
October 28, 2014
Amy Moor Gaylord and Chris Johlie present "Say You, Say Me – But What is the Arbitrator Going to Say? Grievance Arbitration: Fact Patterns/Trends of Arbitrators" at the 2014 Annual Illinois Public Employers Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) Training Conference

TIFs & Economic Development Incentives
IASBO Seminar - Naperville, IL
October 27, 2014
Ares Dalianis co-presents along with Kris Monn, Assistant Superintendent for Finance at Batavia Community Unit School District 101, on tax increment financing (TIF) and other economic development incentives effecting school districts at a seminar hosted by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

The Grievance Arbitration Process
NPELRA's Academy - Galena, IL
October 26, 2014
Amy Moor Gaylord is a panelist in "The Grievance Arbitration Process," an academy hosted by the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA).

School Crisis Negotiations
IAM 2014 Fall Conference - Chicago, IL
October 23, 2014
James C. Franczek, Jr. is a panelist in the "School Crisis Negotiations" session at the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) 2014 Fall Conference.

ABCs of EB-1 & EB-2 National Interest Waivers
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Fall Business Conference - Chicago, IL
October 2014

Preparing for Difficult HR Issues in Today’s Hospitality Workplace
Franczek Radelet’s Annual Hospitality Seminar - Chicago, IL
October 17, 2014
Franczek Radelet hosted its annual hospitality seminar on October 17, 2014.

The Intersection of Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Laws...Do You Know Where You Are Going?
DSP Insurance Services Seminar - Rolling Meadows, IL
October 16, 2014
Terry Creamer co-presents at "The Intersection of Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Laws...Do You Know Where You Are Going?" seminar hosted by DSP Insurance Services.

Developing a Title IX Compliance Plan
Academic Impressions - Orange County, CA
October 8, 2014
Scott Warner is one of the instructors of the Developing a Title IX Compliance Plan Seminar hosted by Academic Impressions on October 8-10.

PTAB, Levies, and EAV
October 8, 2014
Ares Dalianis serves as a panelist in "PTAB, Levies, and EAV" for the West Suburban School Business Managers.

When Kids Won't Come To School: Talking Truancy & School Avoidance
2014 IAASE Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
October 8, 2014
Patti Whitten serves as a panelist on legal issues and presents "When Kids Won't Come To School: Talking Truancy & School Avoidance" at the 2014 Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) Fall Conference.

Best Practices for Working with Tenured Faculty
ACI's Higher Education Law Summit - Chicago, IL
October 6, 2014
Ellen Babbitt co-presents "Best Practices for Working with Tenured Faculty" at the American Conference Institute's Higher Education Law Summit.

FMLA Certification: Can’t We All just Get Along?
Mayo Clinic Annual Continuing Education Program - Minneapolis, MN
October 2, 2014
Jeff Nowak was invited to Mayo Clinic to present at its annual continuing education program for physicians entitled, “Impairment without Disability.” Jeff presents on “FMLA certification: Can’t We All just Get Along?”

Where FMLA Ends and ADAAA Begins: Best Practices for Higher Ed Compliance
CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2014 - San Antonio, TX
September 29, 2014
Jeff Nowak co-presents at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Annual Conference and Expo 2014. The session provides practical insights and realistic approaches to managing an employee with a medical condition.

Boot Camp for New Special Education Directors
IAASE 16th Annual Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
September 25, 2014
Darcy Kriha presents "Boot Camp for New Special Education Directors" at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) Sixteenth Annual Conference.

Working with Private Placements, Independent Evaluators, and Doctors
2014 IAASE Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
September 25, 2014
Jennifer Smith and Kendra Berner present "Working with Private Placements, Independent Evaluators, and Doctors" at the 2014 Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) Fall Conference.

Employer Compliance Requirements under U.S. Immigration Law
Chicago Bar Association (CBA) - International and Foreign Law Committee Meeting - Chicago, IL
September 2014

WEBINAR: Wage & Hour Compliance Best Practices for Higher Education Institutions
Franczek Radelet Webinar - 12 pm CT
September 17, 2014
Join Franczek Radelet partners Bill Pokorny and Ed Druck for this webinar where they will discuss why the recent petition should be of concern to the higher education community and explore related issues that could arise if the Department of Labor decides to closely scrutinize the wage and hour practices of colleges and universities.

NLRB’s Proposed Expedited Election Rule
TNS Employee Insights Webinar
September 17, 2014
Chris Johlie presented a webinar on the NLRB’s proposed expedited election rule.

Levying in an Environment of Declining EAV
SSSBO Meeting - Alsip, IL
September 12, 2014
Ares Dalianis co-presents "Levying in an Environment of Declining EAV" at the South Suburban School Business Officials (SSSBO) Meeting.

New Legislation for Education Administrators
IASA South Cook Division Meeting - Midlothian, IL
September 11, 2014
Ares Dalianis presents "New Legislation for Education Administrators" at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) South Cook Division's monthly breakfast meeting at the Midlothian Country Club.

Cooking Up Trouble: Employee vs. Independent Contractor Misclassification and Other Common Wage & Hour Mistakes
21st Annual APA IL Statewide Conference - Lisle, IL
August 22, 2014
Bill Pokorny presents "Cooking Up Trouble: Employee vs. Independent Contractor Misclassification and Other Common Wage & Hour Mistakes" at the 21st Annual American Payroll Association (APA) Illinois Statewide Conference.

Back to School Webinar: Best Practices in Addressing Student Residency & Homelessness Issues
FR Webinar
August 21, 2014
As the new school year approaches and as student registration begins, school districts will certainly encounter issues regarding student residency and homelessness. In this webinar, Franczek Radelet attorneys provide best practices in addressing student residency and homelessness issues.

The ABCs of School HR: Knowing the Best Practices From the Start
Franczek Radelet Seminar - Maine South High School, Park Ridge, IL
August 13, 2014
Franczek Radelet cordially invites school human resources administrators to join us for a half-day workshop focused on essential HR legal principles and best practices in schools.

A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying
Lake County ROE
August 8, 2014
Jennifer Smith presents "A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying," an Administrators Academy workshop, for the Lake County Regional Office of Education.

Legal Issues Facing Special Educators
ISBE's Annual Special Education Directors' Conference 2014 - Sprinfield, IL
August 8, 2014
Darcy Kriha presents "Legal Issues Facing Special Educators" at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)'s Annual Special Education Directors' Conference 2014.

A Discussion with Senator Manar and Senator Biss on the School Funding Reform Act of 2014 (SB 16)
August 4, 2014
Franczek Radelet, in coordination with Advance Illinois, is very pleased to host Illinois State Senators Andrew Manar and Daniel Biss for a discussion on the School Funding Reform Act of 2014 (SB 16).

Spotlight on Recent Surge in Religious Discrimination Claims
6th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation - New York, NY
August 1, 2014
Staci Ketay Rotman is a panelist in "Spotlight on Recent Surge in Religious Discrimination Claims" at the American Conference Institute's 6th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation.

Top 10 Strategies for Successful Record Keeping & Documentation
AASPA’s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp - Chicago, IL
June 27, 2014
Dana Fattore Crumley prseents "Top 10 Strategies for Successful Record Keeping & Documentation" at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)'s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp.

Conducting Internal Personnel Investigations
AASPA’s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp - Chicago, IL
June 27, 2014
Shelli Anderson present "Conducting Internal Personnel Investigations" the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)'s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp.

Social Media: Friend or Foe? Controlling Liability for Teacher Use of the Internet
AASPA’s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp - Chicago, IL
June 27, 2014
Jackie Gharapour Wernz presents "Social Media: Friend or Foe? Controlling Liability for Teacher Use of the Internet" at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)'s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp.

Fixing the Common & Costly Wage & Hour Blunders
AASPA’s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp - Chicago, IL
June 26, 2014
Bill Pokorny presents "Fixing the Common & Costly Wage & Hour Blunders" at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)'s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp.

The Nuts & Bolts of ADA Compliance
AASPA’s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp - Chicago, IL
June 26, 2014
Sally Scott presents "The Nuts & Bolts of ADA Compliance"at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)'s Personnel Administrator Boot Camp.

Education Law: A Year in Review
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law's Education Law and Policy Institute - Chicago, IL
June 25, 2014
Patti Whitten serves as a panelist in the "Education Law: A Year in Review" seminar hosted by Loyola University of Chicago School of Law's Education Law and Policy Institute.

In the Hot Seat: General Counsel's Role in Crisis Management
NACUA 2014 Annual Conference - Denver, CO
June 24, 2014
Ellen Babbitt is panelist in "In the Hot Seat: General Counsel's Role in Crisis Management" at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) 2014 Annual Conference.

The National Labor Relations Board’s Ambush Election Rule: Are You Ready?
Franczek Radelet Webinar
June 24, 2014
Franczek Radelet, attorneys Chris Johlie and Dave Radelet review the proposed new rules that will dramatically change the union election process under the National Labor Relations Act.

Leave Management 2.0: Managing The Challenges of Faculty Leaves and Returns
NACUA 2014 Annual Conference - Denver, CO
June 23, 2014
Jeff Nowak is a panelist in "Leave Management 2.0: Managing The Challenges of Faculty Leaves and Returns" at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) 2014 Annual Conference.

"Shared Governance?" New Pressure Points in the Faculty/Institutional Relationship
NACUA 2014 Annual Conference - Denver, CO
June 23, 2014
Ellen Babbitt is the moderator in "'Shared Governance?' New Pressure Points in the Faculty/Institutional Relationship" at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) 2014 Annual Conference.

Establishing Title IX and Campus SaVE Act Compliance Strategies on Campus
Franczek Radelet Webinar
June 18, 2014
In this complimentary webinar hosted by Franczek Radelet, attorneys Amy Dickerson and Scott Warner outline strategies for achieving compliance with both Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.

Current Issues in School Law
Aurora University's Advanced Seminar in School Law
June 17, 2014
Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz speaks to doctoral students at Aurora University on current issues in school law.

A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying
DuPage ROE's Administrators' Academy - Lombard, IL
June 13, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson and Jennifer Smith present "A Principal’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Bullying," an Administrator's Academy hosted by DuPage's Regional Office of Education.

The Affordable Care Act and Collective Bargaining
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Seminar - Chicago, IL
June 13, 2014
Sally Scott is a panelist in "The Affordable Care Act and Collective Bargaining" session at the Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Seminar hosted by the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Board Perspective: Negotiating Superintendent Contracts
LUDA Spring Symposium 2014 - Itasca, IL
June 6, 2014
Mike Hernandez and Patti Whitten present "Board Perspective: Negotiating Superintendent Contracts" at the Large Unit District Association (LUDA) Spring Symposium 2014.

Faculty Handbooks: 5 Common Problems and Recommended Solutions
Academic Impressions Webinar
May 28, 2014
Ellen Babbitt is the instructor in this online training hosted by Academic Impressions that outlines the five common problems with faculty handbooks and practical solutions to address each issue.

Arbitrator Best Practices: From the Advocates' Perspective
National Academy of Arbitrators 2014 Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL
May 24, 2014
Jennifer Dunn is a panelist in the "Arbitrator Best Practices: From the Advocates' Perspective" session at the National Academy of Arbitrators 2014 Annual Meeting.

Lessons Learned: A Look at the 2012 Chicago Teachers' Strike
National Academy of Arbitrators 2014 Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL
May 22, 2014
James C. Franczek, Jr. is a panelist in the "Lessons Learned: A Look at the 2012 Chicago Teachers' Strike" session at the National Academy of Arbitrators 2014 Annual Meeting.

Employment Law Update
NELI’s Employment Law Conference - Chicago, IL
May 15, 2014
Jeff Nowak is a faculty member at NELI’s Employment Law Conference on May 15-16.

FMLA Webinar
FMLASource Webinar
May 15, 2014
Jeff Nowak co-presents with Matt Morris, Vice President of FMLASource, in an FMLA webinar provided to the company's clients.

Parent Custody Disputes and Schools
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
May 12, 2014
Darcy Kriha presents "Parent Custody Disputes and Schools" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

FMLA: Legal Tips and Strategies
NWPA Spring Meeting - Hoffman Estates, IL
May 9, 2014
Jeff Nowak presents "FMLA: Legal Tips and Strategies" at the Northwest Personnel Administrators (NWPA) Spring Meeting.

Onboarding & Employment Paperwork
NWPA Spring Meeting - Hoffman Estates, IL
May 9, 2014
Jackie Gharapour Wernz co-presents "Onboarding & Employment Paperwork" at the Northwest Personnel Administrators (NWPA) Spring Meeting.

Clear and Present Danger and Hazing
NWPA Spring Meeting - Hoffman Estates, IL
May 9, 2014
Shelli Anderson and Amy K. Dickerson present "Clear and Present Danger and Hazing" at the Northwest Personnel Administrators (NWPA) Spring Meeting.

Beyond the Basics: Maximizing and Maintaining Your Property Tax Revenues
IASBO Will County (Three Rivers) Regional Group Meeting - Joliet, IL
May 7, 2014
Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf provide a property tax update in the "Beyond the Basics: Maximizing and Maintaining Your Property Tax Revenues" presentation to the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Will County (Three Rivers) Regional Group.

Declining EAV: Community Impact, Revenues, and Levy Strategies
IASBO 2014 Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
May 1, 2014
Ares Dalianis presents "Declining EAV: Community Impact, Revenues, and Levy Strategies" at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) 2014 Annual Conference.

Practicalities of Pension Reform
IASBO Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
April 30, 2014
Todd Faulkner presents "Practicalities of Pension Reform" at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference.

Urban Legends in Special Education – Fact or Fiction?
LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities - Long Beach, CA
April 29, 2014
Darcy Kriha presents "Urban Legends in Special Education – Fact or Fiction?" at the LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities.

Addressing Mental Health-Related Disabilities and Campus Security
OCR Chicago Civil Rights Seminar 2014 - Chicago, IL
April 25, 2014
Scott Warner presents "Addressing Mental Health-Related Disabilities and Campus Security" at the OCR Chicago Civil Rights Seminar hosted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

Update on Complex FMLA Issues and ADA/FMLA Case Study
NELI’s ADA & FMLA Compliance Seminar - Chicago, IL
April 25, 2014
Jeff Nowak is a faculty member in "Update on Complex FMLA Issues" and "ADA/FMLA Case Study" at the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) 24th Annual ADA & FMLA Compliance Update seminar.

Legal Update Affecting Higher Education Institutions
2014 Financial Officers Meeting - Bourbonnais, IL
April 24, 2014
Ellen Babbitt and Scott Warner provide a legal update on significant laws, regulations, and developments affecting higher education institutions at the 2014 Financial Officers Meeting at Olivet Nazarene University.

Illinois Public Pension Laws and Impacts on Labor Relations and Interest Arbitration
Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association CLE Series - Chicago, IL
April 17, 2014
David Johnson is a panelist in the Illinois Public Pension Laws and Impacts on Labor Relations and Interest Arbitration CLE series presentation hosted by the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association.

Student Discipline and Bullying Issues
ED-RED Member Meeting - Park Ridge, IL
April 16, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson and Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz present on student discipline and bullying issues at the ED-RED Member meeting.

Technology and Social Media Use in Schools – Legal Issues
Midwest Principal’s Center’s Legal Breakfast - Crestwood, IL
April 16, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson presents "Technology and Social Media Use in Schools – Legal Issues" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Collective Bargaining: 2014 Issues and Trends
SSSBO Meeting - Alsip, IL
April 11, 2014
Sally Scott presented "Collective Bargaining: 2014 Issues and Trends at the South Suburban School Business Officials (SSSBO) meeting.

Affordable Care Act: Strategic Considerations
IASB Kishwaukee Division Spring Dinner Meeting - Hinckley, IL
April 10, 2014
Trevor Holmes presented "Affordable Care Act: Strategic Considerations" at the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Kishwaukee Division Spring Dinner meeting.

Faculty and Staff with Mental Disabilities: Ensuring Compliance with the ADA, FMLA, and Section 504
NACUA's 2014 April CLE Workshop - Boston, MA
April 9, 2014
Ellen Babbitt presents "Faculty and Staff with Mental Disabilities: Ensuring Compliance with the ADA, FMLA, and Section 504" at NACUA's Higher Education Employment Law: Developments and Emerging Issues for College and University Counsel workshop.

Key Legal and Compliance Issues in Student Affairs
NHEIC Joint Risk Management Committee & Human Resources Committee Meeting - Quincy, MA
April 8, 2014
Scott Warner presents "Key Legal and Compliance Issues in Student Affairs" at the NHEIC Joint Risk Management Committee & Human Resources Committee Meeting.

Technology and Social Media Use in Schools – Legal Issues
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
April 7, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson presents "Technology and Social Media Use in Schools – Legal Issues" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Leave as Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA
DMEC's FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2014 - Washington, D.C.
April 1, 2014
Jeff Nowak co-presents Leave as Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)'s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2014 along with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.

Special Education Legal Issues for General Educators
Roosevelt University
March 25, 2014
Amy Dickerson presents “Special Education Legal Issues for General Educators,” to graduate students at Roosevelt University.

Union Organizing on Campus: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants and Even Student-Athletes…Oh My!!
Franczek Radelet Webinar
March 19, 2014
Franczek Radelet attorneys Amy Moor Gaylord and Chris Johlie, address union organization on college and university campuses and offer practical recommendations on preparing for and addressing organizing efforts.

School Law Update for Student Deans
ISDA Meeting - Schaumburg, IL
March 18, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson presents on legal topics such as medical marijuana, the School Administrator Clear and Present Danger Reporting law, and other issues relevant to deans at the Illinois State Dean's Association (ISDA) meeting.

School Finance: A Local Perspective
Public School Reform: Finance & Accountability Seminar - Olympia Fields, IL
March 18, 2014
Ares Dalianis presents "School Finance: A Local Perspective" at the Public School Reform: Finance & Accountability Seminar hosted by Illinois Association of School Administrators — IASA South Cook, South Suburban School Business Officials (SSSBO), and South Cooperative Organization for Public Education (SCOPE).

Day-to-Day Business Affairs at Higher Education Institutions
Franczek Radelet Seminar - Elmurst College
March 11, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to invite our clients and friends to a complimentary half day seminar.

Special Education Bootcamp Seminar
CBA Education Law Committee Meeting - Chicago, IL
March 5, 2014
Darcy Kriha is one of the speakers at the Special Education Bootcamp Seminar at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Education Law Committee meeting.

Bullying: Latest Trends, Developments and Legal Remedies
ISBA CLE Seminar - Chicago, IL
February 21, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson presents at the Bullying: Latest Trends, Developments and Legal Remedies seminar hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Social Media and Special Education
2014 IAASE Winter Conference - Springfield, IL
February 20, 2014
Jackie Wernz presents "Social Media and Special Education" at the 2014 Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) Winter Conference.

Special Education Legal Update
Midwest Principal’s Center’s Legal Breakfast - Crestwood, IL
February 11, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson presents “Special Education Legal Update” at the Midwest Principal’s Center’s Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

2014 Employment Law Conference
Franczek Radelet Seminar - Chicago, IL
February 7, 2014
Franczek Radelet hosts its annual Employment Law Conference for clients and friends.

Special Education Legal Update
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
February 3, 2014
Darcy Kriha presents "Special Education Legal Update" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Bring Your Own Devices – Policies, Procedures, and Implications
IASPA Annual Conference - Lisle, IL
January 24, 2014
Jackie Wernz presents “Bring Your Own Devices – Policies, Procedures, and Implications” at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA) Annual Conference.

How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Affect the Tech Industry
ITech Lawyers Conference - Bangalore, India
January 2014

Property Tax Update
ED-RED and NSSBO Joint Meeting - Park Ridge, IL
January 17, 2014
Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf provide a property tax update at the ED-RED and Northwest Suburban School Business Officials (NSSBO).

Declining EAV: How to Explain the Impact to the Community, Effect on Revenues, and Levy Strategies
IASBO Seminar - Naperville, IL
December 13, 2013
Ares Dalianis presents “Declining EAV: How to Explain the Impact to the Community, Effect on Revenues, and Levy Strategies” at the a seminar presented by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

Developing a Self-Harm Compliance Protocol
Academic Impressions Webcast
December 13, 2013
Scott Warner co-presents “Developing a Self-Harm Compliance Protocol” webinar hosted by Academic Impressions.

Top Ten Tips for Social Media
IASA West Cook Superintendents
December 11, 2013
Jackie Wernz presents "Top Ten Tips for Social Media" to the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) West Cook Superintendents.

IPLRA Developments
29th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference - Chicago, IL
December 6, 2013
Jennifer Dunn serves as a panelist in "IPLRA Developments" at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 29th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.

Teacher Evaluations
29th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference - Chicago, IL
December 6, 2013
James C. Franczek, Jr. discusses teacher evaluations at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 29th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.

Conquering the FMLA Medical Certification Process: Best Practices for Employers
Franczek Radelet Webinar
December 5, 2013
In this complimentary webinar, Franczek Radelet attorney Jeff Nowak and Matt Morris, Vice President, FMLASource (ComPsych), cover FMLA medical certification in detail and employ case studies throughout to help employers deal with the most confusing and maddening medical certification conundrums.

Developing A Title IX Compliance Plan
San Antonio, TX
December 4, 2013
Scott Warner serves as one of the instructors at the Developing A Title IX Compliance Plan Conference hosted by Academic Impressions from December 4-6.

Common Ethical Issues in Conducting Internal EEO Investigations
CBA YLS Professional Responsibility and Labor & Employment Committees Meeting - Chicago, IL
December 4, 2013
Lindsey Marcus co-presents "Common Ethical Issues in Conducting Internal EEO Investigations" at the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section of the Professional Responsibility and Labor & Employment committees meeting.

Teacher Evaluation (Requirements, Case Law, Evidence, Dismissal)
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
December 2, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Teacher Evaluation (Requirements, Case Law, Evidence, Dismissal)" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Declining EAV: Explaining Costs and Community Impact
2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 23, 2013
Ares Dalianis presents “Declining EAV: Explaining Costs and Community Impact” at the 2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

Legal Issues Concerning Safe And Healthy Schools
2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 23, 2013
Patti J. Whitten, Dana Fattore Crumley and Amy K. Dickerson present "Legal Issues Concerning Safe & Healthy Schools" at the 2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

Procedures for Investigation and Identification of Non-Residents
2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 23, 2013
Jackie Wernz presents "Procedures for Investigation and Identification of Non-Residents" at the 2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

Balancing Transparency and Discretion: Illinois Freedom of Information Act Update
27th Annual ICSA School Law Seminar - Chicago, IL
November 22, 2013
Brian Crowley and Jackie Wernz present "Balancing Transparency and Discretion: Illinois Freedom of Information Act Update" at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) School Law Seminar.

Board Presidents Workshop: Understanding the Open Meetings Act (OMA) & the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
2013 Joint IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 22, 2013
Brian Crowley presents "Board Presidents Workshop: Understanding the Open Meetings Act (OMA) & the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)" at the 2013 Joint IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference.

Immigration Law Update (webinar)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) - Chicago, IL
November 2013

Teacher/Principal Evaluations and Student Growth
Illinois Principals Association - North Cook Region Meeting - Arlington Heights, IL
November 13, 2013
Amy K. Dickerson discusses teacher and principal evaluations, as well as student growth as it pertains to the laws, such as PERA and Senate Bill 7, at the Illinois Principals Association North Cook Region meeting.

Sexual Assault and Title IX Compliance
2013 NACUA Symposium & CLE Workshop - Washington, D.C.
November 8, 2013
Ellen Babbitt presents "Sexual Assault and Title IX Compliance" at the 2013 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Symposium & CLE Workshop

Retaliation and Whistleblower Issues in Internal Investigations: What To Do After the Whistle Blows
2013 NACUA Symposium & CLE Workshop - Washington, D.C.
November 8, 2013
Scott Warner presents "Retaliation and Whistleblower Issues in Internal Investigations: What To Do After the Whistle Blows" at the 2013 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Symposium & CLE Workshop.

The Constant Crisis: Public Sector Bargaining in the New Age
ABA 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference - New Orleans, LA
November 7, 2013
James C. Franczek, Jr. serves as a panelist in "The Constant Crisis: Public Sector Bargaining in the New Age" at the American Bar Association (ABA)'s 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference.

Employment and Labor Law Update
IAPD Legal Symposium - Oak Brook, IL
November 7, 2013
Chris Johlie provides an update on employment and labor law at the Illinois Association of Park District (IAPD) Legal Symposium.

Senate Bill 7 (PERA) and Student Growth
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
November 4, 2013
Amy K. Dickerson presents "Senate Bill 7 (PERA) and Student Growth" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Military Leave...What You Need To Know Before They Go
2013 Annual IPELRA Training Conference - Galena, IL
October 22, 2013
Amy Moor Gaylord co-presents, "Military Leave...What To Know When They Go," at the 2013 Annual IPELRA Training Conference.

Tax Levies, PTAB Appeals, School Funding, and Related Issues
South Suburban School Business Officials Meeting
October 18, 2013
Ares Dalianis serves as a panelist in a discussion at the South Suburban School Business Officials October meeting.

Tax and Immigration Rules for Global Professionals
NASABA (webinar)
October 2013

Teacher Dismissals Under PERA and Senate Bill 7
Champaign Regional Office of Education
October 17, 2013
Jackie Wernz presents on teacher dismissals under PERA and Senate Bill 7 to Champaign Regional Office of Education.

Best Practices for Responding to Bullying for Students and Employees
2013 IASA Annual Conference - Springfield, IL
October 11, 2013
Jennifer Smith and Amy Dickerson present "When is Enough Enough? Best Practices for Responding to Bullying for Students and Employees” at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) 2013 Annual Conference.

Principal Contracts
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
October 7, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Principal Contracts" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders

What's Hot in Hospitality HR?
Ritz-Carlton - Chicago, IL
October 1, 2013
Our attorneys will address the hot-button labor and employment issues facing hospitality today.

Workplace Behavior and Privacy Issues
Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now NBI Seminar - Naperville, IL
September 23, 2013
Chris Johlie presents on workplace privacy at the Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now Seminar hosted by theNational Business Institute (NBI).

Civil Rights Implications of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
U.S. Civil Rights Commission - Chicago, IL
September 2013

You Are Not Alone: Leveraging Expertise to Manage Reasonable Accommodations
Annual Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Conference - Atlanta, GA
August 20, 2013
Jeff Nowak will present “You Are Not Alone: Leveraging Expertise to Manage Reasonable Accommodations” at the 18th Annual Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Conference.

Current Trends and Topics in HR and Labor Relations
IAMMA August Luncheon - Hoffman Estates, IL
August 14, 2013
Amy Moor Gaylord presents "Current Trends and Topics in HR and Labor Relations" at the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA) August Luncheon.

Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President
IASB LeaderShop
August 10, 2013
Brian Crowley presents at the Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President workshop hosted by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) at Northern Illinois University.

Wearing Multiple Hats: Tips for Handling Ethical and Practical Problems
2013 Annual NACUA Conference - Philadelphia, PA
June 22, 2013
Ellen Babbit is one of the speakers in "Wearing Multiple Hats: Tips for Handling Ethical and Practical Problems" at the 2013 Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

NLRB Mania: What Even Non-Unionized Colleges Should Know About the NLRB's Recent Activities
2013 Annual NACUA Conference - Philadelphia, PA
June 21, 2013
Amy Moor Gaylord is one of the speakers in "NLRB Mania: What Even Non-Unionized Colleges Should Know About the NLRB's Recent Activities" at the 2013 Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Don't Leave Me Now: Integrated Leave Management Under the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Laws
2013 Annual NACUA Conference - Philadelphia, PA
June 21, 2013
Jeff Nowak is one of the speakers in "Don't Leave Me Now: Integrated Leave Management Under the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Laws" at the 2013 Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Managing Without Fear: Best Practices in Evaluating and Managing Faculty Members
2013 Annual NACUA Conference - Philadelphia, PA
June 20, 2013
Ellen Babbit is one of the speakers in "Managing Without Fear: Best Practices in Evaluating and Managing Faculty Members" at the 2013 Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Fair, Square, and Legal: Tips and Techniques for Effective Internal Investigations
2013 Annual NACUA Conference - Philadelphia, PA
June 20, 2013
Scott Warner is one of the speakers in "Fair, Square, and Legal: Tips and Techniques for Effective Internal Investigations" at the 2013 Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Best Practices in FMLA Administration
Retail Benefits Group
June 19, 2013
The Retail Benefits Group, a group of large retailers (members who have 20,000+ employees) that gathers to share best practices in the benefits area, invited Jeff Nowak to present to the group regarding best practices in FMLA administration at the RBG’s annual conference.

The Chicago Teachers Strike and the Fight for Public Education
LERA 65th Annual Meeting - St. Louis, MO
June 7, 2013
James C. Franczek, Jr. serves as a panelist in the workshop, “The Chicago Teachers Strike and the Fight for Public Education,” at the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)'s 65th Annual Meeting.

Mandatory Board Training
IASB - Glen Ellyn, IL
May 17, 2013
Dana Fattore Crumley and Patti Whitten conduct portions of the Mandatory Board Training hosted by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) on May 17.

Complex FMLA Issues
NELI’s Mid-Year Employment Law Conference - Chicago, IL
May 17, 2013
Jeff Nowak presents “Complex FMLA Issues” at NELI’s Mid-Year Employment Law Conference.

A Conversation on Declining EAV: Community Impact, Revenues & Levy Strategies
IASBO 62nd Annual Conference - Schaumburg, IL
May 15, 2013
Ares Dalianis co-presents "A Conversation on Declining EAV: Community Impact, Revenues & Levy Strategies" along with Elizabeth Hennessy of William Blair & Company LLC at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) 62nd Annual Conference.

Women in Education, Law and Leadership
CBA Education Law Committee Meeting - Chicago, IL
May 14, 2013
Dana Fattore-Crumley is one of the speakers in "Women in Education, Law and Leadership" at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Education Law Committee Meeting.

Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
May 6, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Mom’s and Dad’s at Work...Or Not: Issues, Challenges and Accommodations
Kane County Bar Association's 2013 Employment and Labor Law Seminar - Geneva, IL
May 3, 2013
Ed Druck presents "Mom’s and Dad’s at Work...Or Not: Issues, Challenges and Accommodations" at the 2013 Employment and Labor Law Seminar hosted by the Kane County Bar Association.

Costly Comments in Special Education: What Not to Say to Parents
LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities - Long Beach, CA
April 30, 2013
Darcy Kriha co-presents "Costly Comments in Special Education: What Not to Say to Parents" at the LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities.

Overview of Special Education Law and Obligations
Illinois Network of Charter Schools and Loyola University Chicago School of Law - Chicago, IL
April 26, 2013
Darcy Kriha co-presents "Overview of Special Education Law and Obligations" at Special Education Laws and Requirements hosted by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
ABA Webinar
April 25, 2013
Jeff Nowak co-presents "Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)" in a webinar hosted by the American Bar Association.

Federal School Safety Initiatives
2013 Annual LEND Legislative Dinner
April 25, 2013
Amy K. Dickerson presents "Federal School Safety Initiatives" at the 2013 Legislative Education Network of DuPage County (LEND) Annual Legislative Dinner.

FMLA “Nuts and Bolts” and FMLA/ADA Pitfalls
DMEC FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference - Portland, OR
April 15, 2013
Jeff Nowak presents "FMLA 'Nuts and Bolts' and FMLA/ADA Pitfalls" at the FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference hosted by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

When is Enough Enough? Responding to Bullying Complaints in 2013
73rd Annual NSBA Conference - San Diego, CA
April 13, 2013
Amy K. Dickerson and Jennifer A. Smith present "When is Enough Enough? Responding to Bullying Complaints in 2013" at the 73rd Annual National School Boards Association (NSBA) Conference.

Enhanced Pay Under a Student Growth Model
73rd Annual NSBA Conference - San Diego, CA
April 13, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Enhanced Pay Under a Student Growth Model" along with Schaumburg CCSD 54 at the 73rd Annual National School Boards Association (NSBA) Conference.

ADA/FMLA Compliance Update
National Employment Law Institute (NELI) - Chicago, IL
April 11, 2013
Jeff Nowak is a panelist in "ADA/FMLA Compliance Update" hosted by the National Employment Law Institute (NELI).

Representing Public Entities on Sensitive Issues: Legal and Ethical Issues
CBA YLS Education Law and Local Government Committees - Chicago, IL
March 25, 2013
Michael Hernandez is a panelist in "Representing Public Entities on Sensitive Issues: Legal and Ethical Issues" hosted by the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section on Education Law and Local Government Committees.

The Chicago Teachers Strike: Lessons Learned
LERA Chicago Chapter Meeting - Chicago, Illinois
March 20, 2013
James C. Franczek, Jr. co-presents "The Chicago Teachers Strike: Lessons Learned" along with Karen Lewis, Chicago Teachers Union President, at the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Chicago Chapter Meeting.

Implementing the Vision: Strategies for Creating Lawful, High Quality, and Cost-effective Early Childhood Collaborations
Illinois Superintendent's Academy - Chicago, IL
March 15, 2013
Amy K. Dickerson is a panelist in "Implementing the Vision: Strategies for Creating Lawful, High Quality, and Cost-effective Early Childhood Collaborations" at the Illinois Superintendent's Academy, co-sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and Loyola University Chicago ChildLaw and Education Institute.

Legal Issues for Special Educators
Teach for America Corps
March 9, 2013
Amy Dickerson and Kendra Berner present “Legal Issues for Special Educators” for the Teach for America Corps.

Legal Implications of the Use of Technology in a School District - AAC 686
Illinois Association of School Business Officials - Downers Grove, IL
February 28, 2013
Jackie Wernz presents student technology issues as part of a full day Administrators Academy course hosted by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

Wage and Hour Internal Audit: Finding Pay Issues Before the DOL Does
CCM Audio Conference
February 27, 2013
Staci Ketay Rotman presents "Wage and Hour Internal Audit: Finding Pay Issues Before the DOL Does" in an audio conference hosted by the Center for Competitive Management.

Public School Reform: Finance and Accountability
IASA-South Cook, SSSBO, and SCOPE Joint Annual Meeting - Olympia Fields Country Club
February 22, 2013
Ares Dalianis presents “Public School Reform: Finance and Accountability” as the keynote speaker at the Joint Annual Breakfast meeting of the IASA - South Cook, SSSBO, and SCOPE.

Get On Board! Identifying and Meeting Transportation Needs of Students With Disabilities
LRP Audio Conference
February 19, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Get On Board! Identifying and Meeting Transportation Needs of Students With Disabilities" in an audio conference hosted by LRP Publications.

Annual Legal Update: The "New Normal" of Legal Compliance in Higher Education
ABACC 54th Annual Conference - Orlando, FL
February 15, 2013
Ellen Babbitt presents "Annual Legal Update: The 'New Normal' of Legal Compliance in Higher Education" at the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC) 54th Annual Conference.

School Law and Matrimonial Law
Northwest Suburban Bar Association - Schaumburg, IL
February 11, 2013
Jackie Wernz presents on the intersections between school law and matrimonial law at a program hosted by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

2013 Employment Law Conference
Obama's Second Term and the Workplace: Everything Old is New Again - Chicago
February 8, 2013
All of the day’s sessions will touch on some of what employers can expect to see during President Obama’s second term in office and the practical implications of those issues.

Honest Teacher Evaluations—Documentation and Difficult Conversations
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
February 4, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Honest Teacher Evaluations—Documentation and Difficult Conversations" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Illinois School Finance: State and Local Perspective
ED-RED Legislative Dinner Workshops - Park Ridge, IL
January 28, 2013
Ares Dalianis co-presents "Illinois School Finance: State and Local Perspective" at the ED-RED Legislative Dinner Workshops.

Transportation and the Special Education Student: The Current State of the Law
19th Annual LRP's Special Education School Attorneys Conference - Scottsdale, AZ
January 28, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "Transportation and the Special Education Student: The Current State of the Law" at the 19th Annual LRP's Special Education School Attorneys Conference hosted by LRP Publications.

Successful Strategies for Collective Bargaining
ED-RED Legislative Dinner Workshops - Park Ridge, IL
January 28, 2013
Sally Scott co-presents "Successful Strategies for Collective Bargaining" at the ED-RED Legislative Dinner Workshops.

Best Practices: Americans with Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodation Compliance
2013 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference - Chicago, IL
January 25, 2013
Chris Johlie presents "Best Practices: Americans with Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodation Compliance" at the 2013 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference.

Implications of a Labor Strike on School Districts
IASBO's Delegate Advisory Assembly Meeting - Naperville, IL
January 23, 2013
Mike Hernandez presents "Implications of a Labor Strike on School Districts" at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Delegate Advisory Assembly Meeting.

How to Conduct an Investigation (Student/Staff)
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
January 14, 2013
Darcy Kriha presents "How to Conduct an Investigation (Student/Staff)" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Recent Institutional Crises and Lessons for General Counsel
NACUA's General Counsel Institute - New Orleans, LA
January 11, 2013
Scott Warner serves as a panelist in "Recent Institutional Crises and Lessons for General Counsel" at the National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys (NACUA)'s General Counsel Institute.

Legal Issues for New Chief Academic Officers
ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers - Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 10, 2013
Ellen Babbitt is a panelist in “Legal Issues for New Chief Academic Officers” as part of a year-long Institute for New Chief Academic Officers that is sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE).

The Use of Social Media by College and University Students and Employees: Current Legal Issues
NACUA Webinar
December 19, 2012
Pete Land co-presents "The Use of Social Media by College and University Students and Employees: Current Legal Issues," a webinar hosted by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Internal Investigations within the Workplace
IAPD Webinar
December 12, 2012
Chris Johlie presents “Internal Investigations within the Workplace” in a webinar hosted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).

Residency and Homeless Student Issues
IASBO - Educational Support Professionals Conference - Naperville, IL
December 7, 2012
Jackie Wernz presents on residency and homeless student issues at the Educational Support Professionals Conference hosted by Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

FMLA Made Easy: Effectively Managing Difficult FMLA Issues
FR Webinar
December 6, 2012
Jeff Nowak, Matt Morris, Vice Presdient of FMLASource, and Tamika Lynch, Counsel at Siemens Industry, Inc., tackle some of the most common FMLA conundrums and offer practical advice to employers in addressing these situations.

Pay for Performance—The New Teacher Contract
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
December 3, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Pay for Performance—The New Teacher Contract" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

Education Reform One Year Later
28th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
November 30, 2012
Jim Franczek serves as a panelist in "Education Reform One Year Later" at the 28th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference hosted by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Health Care
28th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
November 30, 2012
David Johnson serves as a panelist in the "Health Care" workshop at the 28th Aannual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference hosted by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Understanding FLSA’s Compensable Time Requirements for Non – Exempt Employees
The Knowledge Congress' Webcast Series
November 29, 2012
Staci Ketay Rotman is a panelist in "Understanding FLSA’s Compensable Time Requirements for Non – Exempt Employees" as part of The Knowledge Congress' Webcast Series.

Cyber-Bullying Prevention
DuPage ROE's Bullying Prevention Professional Learning Committe Meeting - ROE Center for Professional Learning
November 28, 2012
Amy Dickerson provides an overview of cyber-bullying, including rights of the victim and accuser, current law and best practices, as well as frequently asked questions on cyber-bullying issues at the DuPage ROE's Bullying Prevention Professional Learning Committee Meeting.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Teacher Evaluation
IASCD's Curriculum Leadership Development Network Cohort - Lisle, IL
November 26, 2012
Dana Fattore Crumley presents "The Seven Deadly Sins of Teacher Evaluation" as part of the Curriculum Leadership Development Network Cohort hosted by the Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (IASCD).

Employment-Based Permanent Residency Options
CBA - Chicago, IL
November 2012

Shedding (Natural) Light on When a Condition is a Disability: Lessons Learned from Eckstrand v. School District of Somerset
ICSA 26th Annual School Law Seminar - Chicago, IL
November 16, 2012
Shelli Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley present "Shedding (Natural) Light on When a Condition is a Disability: Lessons Learned from Eckstrand v. School District of Somerset" at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys' 26th Annual School Law Seminar.

Linking Compensation to Student Growth
IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 16, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Linking Compensation to Student Growth" at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference.

Comprehensive Workshop for Board Presidents: Understanding the Open Meetings Act (OMA) & the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 16, 2012
Brian Crowley presents "Comprehensive Workshop for Board Presidents: Understanding the Open Meetings Act (OMA) & the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)"at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference.

Employment Practices Gone Bad
Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Professional Development School - Decatur, IL
November 12, 2012
Chris Johlie presents "Employment Practices Gone Bad" at the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Professional Development School.

Best Practices for Managing Employees in the Hospitality Industry
Ritz-Carlton - Chicago, IL
November 9, 2012
Join us on to discuss some of the current issues facing hospitality employers when it comes to managing their employees.

Special Education Transportation: When Something Happens on the Bus
Tri-State Regional Special Education Conference - Omaha, NE
November 8, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Special Education Transportation: When Something Happens on the Bus" at the 2012 Tri-State Regional Special Education Conference.

Evaluation Overview—PERA/SB7 Where Are We Now?
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
November 5, 2012
Darcy Kriha and Amy Dickerson present "Evaluation Overview—PERA/SB7 Where Are We Now?" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast as part of a series of conversations on the critical issues faced by school leaders.

To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? Answers to the Essential Questions about a Teacher’s Fitness for Duty under the Amended ADA and Regulations
AASPA's 73th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 3, 2012
Shelli Anderson presents "To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? Answers to the Essential Questions about a Teacher’s Fitness for Duty under the Amended ADA and Regulations " at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 73rd Annual Conference.

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: How to Address Complaints and Prevent Litigation
AASPA 74th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
October 31, 2012
Dana Fattore Crumley presents "Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: How to Address Complaints and Prevent Litigation" at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 74th Annual Conference.

Collective Bargaining: What Do You Need to Know?
AASPA 74th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
October 31, 2012
Sally Scott presents "Collective Bargaining: What Do You Need to Know?" at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 74th Annual Conference.

Social Media: Bring Your Own Policies
IASBO's 2012 TechCon Conference - Naperville, IL
October 26, 2012
Jackie Wernz is a panelist in "Social Media: Bring Your Own Policies" at the Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO)'s 2012 TechCon Conference.

Declining EAV: How to Explain the Impact to the Community, Effect on Revenues and Levy Strategies
IASBO - Downers Grove, IL
October 25, 2012
Ares Dalianis co-presents "Declining EAV: How to Explain the Impact to the Community, Effect on Revenues and Levy Strategies," a seminar sponsored by Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

Embarking on Your Career: Tips for a Successful Journey
Northern Illinois University: College of Business - Dekalb, IL
October 24, 2012
Terry Creamer serves as a panelist for "Embarking on Your Career: Tips for a Successful Journey," hosted by the Northern Illinois University College of Business.

Grievance 101 (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
IPELRA's 2012 Annual Training Conference - Galena, Illinois
October 23, 2012
Amy Moor Gaylord and Chris Johlie present "Grievance 101 (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" at the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA)'s 2012 Annual Training Conference.

Conducting Teacher, Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluations Under the PERA
DuPage Regional Office of Education - Top Ten Tips to Avoid Liability
October 23, 2012
Amy K. Dickerson presents "Conducting Teacher, Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluations Under The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - Top Ten Tips to Avoid Liability" for the DuPage Regional Office of Education.

Managing the FMLA Blues
19th Annual APA Illinois Statewide Conference - Lisle, IL
October 19, 2012
Bill Pokorny presents "Managing the FMLA Blues" at the 19th Annual American Payroll Association (APA) Illinois Statewide Conference.

Harmonizing Employee Debt Collections Without Hitting a Sour Note
19th Annual APA Illinois Statewide Conference - Lisle, IL
October 19, 2012
Ed Druck presents "Harmonizing Employee Debt Collections Without Hitting a Sour Note" at the 19th Annual American Payroll Association (APA) Illinois Statewide Conference.

Immigration Options for Foreign Graduate Students and Hot Topics in Immigration
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
October 2012

Employment and Labor Law Update
Illinois Association of Park Districts - 2012 Legal Symposium - Oak Brook, IL
October 11, 2012
Chris Johlie presents "Employment and Labor Law Update" at the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)'s 2012 Legal Symposium.

Student Behavior, Discipline, and the Law
ALA-CASE Fall Conference 2012 - Orange Beach, AL
October 9, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Student Behavior, Discipline, and the Law" at the Alabama Council for Administrators of Special Education (ALA-CASE) Fall Conference 2012.

Pension Reform
LEND Council Meeting - Glendale Heights, IL
September 21, 2012
Ares Dalianis serves as a panelist discussing pension reform at Legislative Education Network of DuPage County (LEND)'s Council Meeting.

When an IEP Team Member Goes Rogue: Preventing and Responding to Common Employee Discipline Problems in the Special Education Context
IAASE 2012 Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
September 21, 2012
Dana Fattore Crumley serves in an attorney panel presenting on "When an IEP Team Member Goes Rogue: Preventing and Responding to Common Employee Discipline Problems in the Special Education Context" at the Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) 2012 Fall Conference.

Bootcamp for New Special Education Administrators
IAASE 2012 Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
September 20, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Bootcamp for New Special Education Administrators" at the Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) 2012 Fall Conference.

Immigration Options for Artists and Entertainers
Chicago South Asian Film Festival - Chicago, IL
September 2012

Immigration law guest lectures
Marquette University and Chicago-Kent - Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL
2012

Internal Investigations
NBI's Employment Laws Made Simple Seminar - Lisle, IL
September 12, 2012
Chris Johlie presents on "Internal Investigations" at the National Business Institute's (NBI) Employment Laws Made Simple Seminar.

FMLA: Top Trends and Issues
ABA CLE Labor Law Series
September 12, 2012
Jeff Nowak is a panelist in "FMLA: Top Trends and Issues" hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor & Employment as part of its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Labor Law Series.

New School Laws for the New School Year
CBA YLS Education Committee
September 12, 2012
Jackie Wernz is a panelist in "New School Laws for the New School Year" at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Education Committee meeting.

“Shiny Happy People” - Ask The HR Experts
2012 Risk Management and Finance Summit - Chicago, IL
August 27, 2012
Sally Scott is a panelist in the "'Shiny Happy People' - Ask The HR Experts" panel at the 2012 Risk Management and Finance Summit hosted by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.

Worker Classifications
Fox Valley Payroll Association Meeting
July 26, 2012
Ed Druck and Bill Pokorny present on classifying independent contractors and exempt or non-exempt employees at the Fox Valley Payroll Association meeting.

Employee Privacy Issues in the Social Media World
NACUA 2012 Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
June 30, 2012
Pete Land serves as one of the panelists in "Employee Privacy Issues in the Social Media World" at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) 2012 Annual Conference.

Key Current Issues: The Latest from Across the Nation
Lehigh University's Special Education Law Symposium - Bethlehem, PA
June 29, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Key Current Issues: The Latest from Across the Nation" at the Lehigh University's Special Education Law Symposium.

Emerging Legal Issues: Reading the Special Education Crystal Ball
Lehigh University's Special Education Law Symposium - Bethlehem, PA
June 29, 2012
Darcy Kriha concludes the Lehigh University's Special Education Law Symposium by presenting "Emerging Legal Issues: Reading the Special Education Crystal Ball" at the post-luncheon.

Background Checks: What Employers Need To Know
FR Webinar
June 21, 2012
In this webinar, Franczek Radelet attorney Mike Warner will moderate a discussion among firm attorneys Staci Ketay Rotman and Terry Creamer. The discussion will focus on the legal requirements and risks that employers face when using background checks to screen applicants.

Watching Your Back: Use of Employee Criminal and Other Background Checks by Colleges and Universities
NACUA Virtual Seminar
June 15, 2012
Ellen Babbitt is one of the speakers in "Watching Your Back: Use of Employee Criminal and Other Background Checks by Colleges and Universities" hosted by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

The Anti-Social Network: Facebook, Smart Phones and Other Social Media in the Workplace
National Academy of Arbitrators 2012 Annual Meeting - Minneapolis, MN
June 7, 2012
Jennifer Dunn is a panelist in "The Anti-Social Network: Facebook, Smart Phones and Other Social Media in the Workplace" at the National Academy of Arbitrators 2012 Annual Meeting.

Legal Update on Two Important Topics For Students With Disabilities
BHASED Workshop - East Moline, IL
May 21, 2012
Amy Dickerson presents "Legal Update on Two Important Topics For Students With Disabilities" at a workshop hosted by Black Hawk Area Special Education District (BHASED).

Education Legal Update
IASBO 61st Annual Conference - Peoria, IL
May 17, 2012
Brian Crowley and Amy Dickerson serve as panelists in "Legal Update" at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials' (IASBO) 61st Annual Conference.

Your Employee Did What?
2012 ASAE Annual Association Law Symposium - Chicago, IL
May 16, 2012
Sally Scott co-presents "Your Employee Did What?" at the 2012 Annual Association Law Symposium hosted by American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

How Do you Explain Declining EAV's and Their Impact on Property Taxes
61st Annual IASBO Conference - Peoria, IL
May 16, 2012
Ares Dalianis co-presents "How Do you Explain Declining EAV's and Their Impact on Property Taxes" at the 61st Annual Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO) Conference.

Property Tax Appeals: Protecting Your Tax Base and Preserving Your Levy
61st Annual IASBO Conference - Peoria, IL
May 16, 2012
Ares Dalianis co-presents "Property Tax Appeals: Protecting Your Tax Base and Preserving Your Levy" at the 61st Annual Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO) Conference.

Student Rights
ISBA's Education Law Jump Start: - Chicago, IL
May 14, 2012
Amy K. Dickerson co-presents on "Student Rights" at the Illinois State Bar Assocation's Education Law Jump Start: A Primer and Update for the New (and Not So New) Attorney.

Legal Issues in the Athletic World
IADA 2012 Conference
May 5, 2012
Jennifer Smith presents "Legal Issues in the Athletic World" at the Illinois Athletic Directors Association (IADA) 2012 Conference.

A Year of FMLA and ADA Litigation: What Does It Mean? What Comes Next?
DMEC's FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference - Minneapolis, MN
April 25, 2012
Jeff Nowak co-presents "A Year of FMLA and ADA Litigation: What Does It Mean? What Comes Next?" at the FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference hosted by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

Public Act 97-632: A New Option for School Districts to Collect Judgments
NWSSBO Regional Meeting
April 20, 2012
Ares Dalianis discusses Public Act 97-632 and its applicability to school districts at the Northwest Suburban School Business Officials (NWSSBO) Regional Meeting.

To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? Answers to the Essential Questions About a Teacher’s Fitness for Duty Under the Amended ADA & Regulations
NSBA COSA 2012 School Law Seminar - Boston, MA
April 20, 2012
Shelli L. Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley present "To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? Answers to the Essential Questions About a Teacher’s Fitness for Duty Under the Amended ADA & Regulations" at the NSBA COSA 2012 School Law Seminar.

ABC's of IEP's: Tips for Effective IEP Meetings
Roosevelt University - Student Teaching Seminar
April 19, 2012
Amy Dickerson presents on special education legal issues in "ABC's of IEP's: Tips for Effective IEP Meetings" to special education student teachers at Roosevelt University's Student Teaching Seminar.

Getting Politically Correct
Network of Indian Professionals - Chicago, IL
April 2012

New Federal Labor Laws Go into Effective this April: Is Your Organization Prepared or Vulnerable?
TNS - Employee Insights Webinar
April 11, 2012
Chris Johlie and TNS - Employee Insights CEO Michael Schroeder provide 10 practical tips on how you and your organization can prepare for the new 2012 NLRB rules and how leaders can further engage employees so you are less vulnerable to union activities/grievances.

Summit on Responsible Pension Reform
Sponsored by Tinley Park CCSD 146 and IASA - South Cook Division
April 11, 2012
Ares Dalianis participates in a panel discussion on potential TRS funding reforms currently being debated in Springfield.

Bullying Policies, Implementation and Best Practices
DuPage Regional Office of Education Anti-Bullying Task Force
April 11, 2012
Amy Dickerson presents "Bullying Policies, Implementation and Best Practices" at the DuPage Regional Office of Education Anti-Bullying Task Force, Best Practices Professional Learning Committee Meeting.

Medical Issues in the School Setting
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
April 2, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Medical Issues in the School Setting" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast.

The Intersection of Labor & Employment: Practicing Before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board
CBA YLS Education Law and Labor & Employee Committees Joint Seminar
March 29, 2012
Jennifer Dunn is a panelist for "The Intersection of Labor & Employment: Practicing Before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board" at Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section on Education Law and Labor & Employee Committees Joint Seminar.

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
NACUA March CLE Conference - Seattle, WA
March 23, 2012
Ellen Babbitt is a panelist for the "Mental Health Issues in the Workplace" session at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) March CLE Workshop.

Pension Reform in Illinois
LEND
March 22, 2012
Ares Dalianis participates in a panel discussion sponsored by Legislative Education Network of DuPage County (LEND).

Solidarity Isn't Just for Unions Anymore: Why Labor Laws Matter to the Non-Union Employer
MAPI Law Council Meeting - InterContinental Chicago
March 22, 2012
Dave Radelet presents "Solidarity Isn't Just for Unions Anymore: Why Labor Laws Matter to the Non-Union Employer" at the Manufacturer's Alliance for Productivity & Innovation (MAPI) Law Council Meeting.

Higher Education Under Scrutiny: Annual Legal Update
ABACC Annual Conference - Orlando, FL
February 23, 2012
Ellen Babbitt presents "Higher Education Under Scrutiny: Annual Legal Update" at the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC) Annual Conference.

Top FMLA Cases of 2011
ABA Fair Labor Standards Legislation 2012 Midwinter Committee Meeting - Key West, FL
February 23, 2012
Jeff Nowak presents on the "Top FMLA Cases of 2011" at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting for the ABA Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee.

Trends in Salary Negotiations: Discuss CPI, Step and Lane Changes and Performance Pay
IASBO
February 21, 2012
Mike Hernandez co-presents "Trends in Salary Negotiations: Discuss CPI, Step and Lane Changes and Performance Pay," a discussion group hosted by the Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO).

2012 Employment Law Update Webinar
SLER Alumni Teleconference Series
February 21, 2012
Back for a third year, Jeff Nowak presents "2012 Employment Law Update" as part of the University of Illinois' School of Labor and Employment Relations (SLER) Alumni Teleconference Series.

Immigrating to India and Indian Business Etiquette
Northwestern Law School - Evanston, IL
February 2012

Business Networking Event for Federal Contractors
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce - Chicago, IL
February 14, 2012
Jeff Nowak is a guest speaker at the Business Networking Event for Federal Contractors hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

2012 Employment Law Conference
Franczek Radelet Seminar - Chicago, IL
February 10, 2012
Franczek Radelet hosts its annual Employment Law Conference for clients and friends.

Conducting Student Residency Investigations
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
February 6, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Conducting Student Residency Investigations" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast.

Senate Bill 7 and Its Impact
IASPA's Sixth Annual Conference - Lisle, IL
January 27, 2012
Todd Faulkner is the keynote speaker at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators' Sixth Annual Conference, where he presents "Senate Bill 7 and Its Impact."

60 Tips in 60 Minutes
IAASE Winter Conference - Springfield, IL
January 27, 2012
Darcy Kriha is a panelist for "60 Tips in 60 Minutes" at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) 13th Annual Winter Conference.

When to Draw the Line: Responding to Challenging Parents
LRP Publications Audio Conference
January 26, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "When to Draw the Line: Responding to Challenging Parents" in a LRP Publications audio conference.

Where the Lawyers Are: Legal Issues for New Chief Academic Officers
American Council on Education Institute for New Chief Academic Officers - Tampa, FL
January 13, 2012
Ellen M. Babbit is a panelist in "Where the Lawyers Are: Legal Issues for new CAOs" at the American Council on Education's Institute for New Chief Academic Officers.

Wage and Hour Compliance for the Energy Professional
EUCI Web Conference
January 12, 2012
Staci Ketay Rotman presents "Wage and Hour Compliance for the Energy Professional" at the Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) web conference.

New NLRB Posting Requirement
Worklaw Network Webinar
January 12, 2012
Worklaw® Network presents a discussion on the latest developments to the NLRB posting requirement.

2011 Laws Private and Public School Lawyers Should Know
CBA Education Committee Meeting - Chicago, IL
January 12, 2012
Jackie Wernz presents “2011 Laws Private and Public School Lawyers Should Know” at the Chicago Bar Association Education Committee meeting.

Responding to Student Record Requests
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
January 9, 2012
Darcy Kriha presents "Responding to Student Record Requests" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Including the New Care of Students with Diabetes Act
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
December 5, 2011
Darcy Kriha presents "Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Including the New Care of Students with Diabetes Act" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast.

Multi-Employer Bargaining: Has Its Time Come?
27th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law
December 2, 2011
Jennifer Dunn serves as a panelist in "Multi-Employer Bargaining: Has Its Time Come?" at the 27th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law hosted by Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Residency and Homelessness Issues
IASBO Educational Support Professionals Conference
December 2, 2011
Jackie Wernz serves as a panelist on "Residency and Homelessness Issues" at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials' Educational Support Professionals Conference.

Education Reform in Illinois
27th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law
December 2, 2011
Jim Franczek serves as a panelist in "Education Reform in Illinois" at the 27th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law hosted by Chicago-Kent College of Law.

What Advocates Want From Arbitrators
Central Midwest Regional Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators - Rosemont, IL
December 1, 2011
Jennifer Dunn serves as a panelist in "What Advocates Want From Arbitrators" at the Central Midwest Regional Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

So You Think There Is A “Conflict of Interest” – What Is A Lawyer To Do?
ICSA 25th Annual School Law Seminar - Hyatt Regency Chicago
November 18, 2011
Mike Hernandez presents "So You Think There Is A 'Conflict of Interest' – What Is A Lawyer To Do?" at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys' (ICSA) 25th Annual School Law Seminar.

FOIA and OMA Update
2011 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 18, 2011
Brian Crowley presents an update on the OMA and the FOIA at a school board president workshop as part of the 2011 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

2011 Latino Summit
Harper College
November 18, 2011
Res Vazquez speaks at the 2011 Latino Summit at Harper College.

Are Teachers Fit for Duty?
2011 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 18, 2011
Shelli Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley present on Fitness for Duty tests at the 2011 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

The Future of Public Sector Bargaining
LERA Chicago Chapter Meeting
November 17, 2011
Jim Franczek serves as a panelist in "The Future of Public Sector Bargaining" at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Chicago Chapter Meeting.

Legal Considerations in Shared Services
Classrooms First Commission - Springfield, IL
November 16, 2011
Mike Hernandez speaks to the Classrooms First Commission in Springfield on shared services and other collaborative arrangements between school districts.

Responding to Student Threats on Campus
Chicago, IL
November 10, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha and Scott L. Warner present "Responding to Student Threats on Campus" at the Education Law Association's 2011 Annual Conference.

Parental Rights & Issues
ELA's Illinois Administrators Academy - Chicago, IL
November 9, 2011
Amy K. Dickerson serves as a one of three panelists for the "Parental Rights & Issues" session at the Illinois Administrators Academy hosted by the Education Law Association (ELA).

Search & Seizure | Fourteenth Amendment – Due Process
ELA's Illinois Administrators Academy
November 9, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha presents the "Search & Seizure | Fourteenth Amendment – Due Process" session at the Illinois Administrators Academy hosted by the Education Law Association (ELA).

When Going Online Goes Too Far: Managing College Students’ Social Networking and Other Online Postings That Result in Bullying, Harassment, and Ridiculing
2011 ELA 57th Annual Conference - Westin River North
November 9, 2011
Ellen Babbitt is a panelist in "When Going Online Goes Too Far: Managing College Students’ Social Networking and Other Online Postings That Result in Bullying, Harassment, and Ridiculing" at the Education Law Association 57th Annual Conference.

Wage & Hour Issues
CBA Labor & Employment Committee Meeting
November 9, 2011
Bill Pokorny and Staci Ketay Rotman discuss wage and hour issues at the November CBA Labor & Employment Committee Meeting.

Teacher and Principal Evaluation
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
November 7, 2011
Darcy Kriha presents "Teacher and Principal Evaluation" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast.

Significant Claims And Issues Involving UE Insureds
United Educators Select Counsel Meeting
November 3, 2011
Ellen Babbitt participates in a panel discussion regarding significant claims and issues involving United Educators (UE) insureds at the UE Select Counsel Meeting.

NLRB's Notice Posting Rule: What Is the Status? What Must Employers Do?
FR Webinar
November 2, 2011
In this webinar, FR attorneys Chris Johlie discusses the status of the legal and legislative challenges to the rule, compliance issues and whether an employer should consider a counter posting.

Careers in Education Law
Northwestern University School of Law
November 2, 2011
Jackie Wernz presents on careers in education law to an education law class at Northwestern University School of Law.

Special Education in Charter Schools: Challenges and Opportunities
Loyola's ChildLaw and Education Institute - Chicago, IL
November 2, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha is a panelist in the "Special Education and Discipline" panel at the Loyola's Childlaw and Education Institute's Special Education in Charter Schools: Challenges and Opportunities Conference.

Friend Me? Social Media Liability in Higher Education & K-12 Employment Settings
Seminar co-hosted by Franczek Radelet and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - Northwestern Kellogg Conference Center
November 1, 2011
Join us on November 1, 2011 to discuss approaches for managing social media issues relating to employees in the education sector.

Investigations 101: Public Eyes, They're Watching You
IPELRA's 2011 Annual Training Conference - Galena, Illinois
October 25, 2011
Amy Moor Gaylord and Chris Johlie present "Investigations 101: Public Eyes, They're Watching You" at the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA)'s 2011 Training Conference.

Distressed and Dangerous Students: District Liability Issues and Best Practices
LRP Publications Webinar
October 19, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha presents "Distressed and Dangerous Students: District Liability Issues and Best Practices" hosted by LRP Publications.

Careers in the Law
Argo Community High School
October 4, 2011
Jackie Wernz will discuss careers within the legal field with high school students at Argo Community High School.

Update on the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA)
MPC Legal Breakfast - Lombard, IL
October 3, 2011
Darcy Kriha presents "Update on the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA)" at the Midwest Principal's Center's Legal Breakfast.

What Do Universities & Colleges Need to Know About Wage & Hour Law?
Franzcek Radelet - 12:00 - 1:15 pm CT
September 28, 2011
In this webinar, Franczek Radelet partners Bill Pokorny and Ed Druck will discuss wage and hour issues that frequently arise on college and university campuses and best practices for complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws.

Back to School Webinar Series Part II: The Challenges of Student Fees & Waivers
Franczek Radelet Webinar - 12:00 - 1:15 pm CT
September 27, 2011
In this series, Amy Dickerson and Jackie Wernz look at the challenges school districts face when it comes to student fees.

"But my son is allergic to that Pony!" - Service Animals, Students with Allergies and Chemical Sensitivities
28th Annual Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law - Portland, OR
September 27, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha presents "'But my son is allergic to that Pony!' - Service Animals, Students with Allergies and Chemical Sensitivities" at the 28th Annual Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law.

Dealing With Difficult Folks: Critical (but Practical) Strategies to Avoid Adversarial Relationships
IAASE 13th Annual Conference - Tinley Park, IL
September 22, 2011
Patti J. Whitten co-presents "Dealing With Difficult Folks: Critical (but Practical) Strategies to Avoid Adversarial Relationships" at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE)'s 13th Annual Fall Conference.

Special Education for New Directors
2011-2012 IAASE Fall Conference: Together Towards Tomorrow - Tinley Park, IL
September 21, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha presents "Special Education for New Directors" at the 2011-2012 Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) Fall Conference: Together Towards Tomorrow.

Public Pension Reform: What are the Options?
IMLA 76th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
September 12, 2011
David A. Johnson serves as a panelist in the "Public Pension Reform: What are the Options?" panel at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) 76th Annual Conference.

Serving Student with Chronic Health Conditions
Regional Office of Education
September 8, 2011
Jennifer A. Smith presents on school district responsibilities to students with diabetes and other health conditions for the Champaign-Ford County Superintendents hosted by the Regional Office of Education.

Employer Best Practices: Examining the Use of "Leave" as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA
Franczek Radelet Webinar
August 31, 2011
Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak and EEOC Regional Attorney John Hendrickson provide guidance on employers' obligations to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation.

Identification, Management & Prevention of FMLA Abuse
IL SHRM's 12th Annual Conference and Exhibition - Oakbrook, IL
August 23, 2011
Jeff Nowak presents "Identification, Management & Prevention of FMLA Abuse" at the 12th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Illinois Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

A Toolbox of Strategies for Handling ADA Compliance Issues
Magna Publications
August 18, 2011
Ellen M. Babbitt co-presents "A Toolbox of Strategies for Handling ADA Compliance Issues." This Magna Publications online seminar focuses on strategies for assuring ADA compliance with respect to students and employees on campus.

Back to School Webinar Series Part I: The Challenges of Student Residency
Franczek Radelet Webinar
August 17, 2011
In this webinar, Amy Dickerson and Colleen O’Keefe look at the challenges school districts face when it comes to student residency.

Surviving the Third Rail: Making Pension Reform Work
2011 Annual GRA Policy Conference - Chicago, IL
July 25, 2011
James C. Franczek, Jr. serves as a panelist in "Surviving the Third Rail: Making Pension Reform Work" at the 2011 Annual Governmental Research Association (GRA) Conference hosted by the Civic Federation.

Conflict Coaching 2.0: Advanced Strategies and Skills for Supervisors to Manage Troublesome Campus Conflict
2011 NACUA Annual Conference - San Francisco, CA
June 29, 2011
Ellen Babbitt co-presents "Conflict Coaching 2.0: Advanced Strategies and Skills for Supervisors to Manage Troublesome Campus Conflict" at the 2011 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference.

What’s Big in Employment Law?
2011 NACUA Annual Conference - San Francisco, CA
June 27, 2011
Peter G. Land co-presents "What’s Big in Employment Law?" at the 2011 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference.

Comprehensive Workshop for Board Presidents
IASB's School Board LeaderShop - Oakbrook, IL
June 18, 2011
Brian Crowley presents on the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act to newly elected Board Presidents at the Comprehensive Workshop for Board Presidents as part of the Illinois Association of School Board's School Board LeaderShop.

Pursuing a Career at a Large Law Firm
CLEO Mid-Summer Professional Development Seminar & Career Fair - Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport
June 12, 2011
Jackie Wernz presents on private sector legal employment at the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Mid-Summer Professional Development Seminar and Career Fair at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Family & Medical Leave Act Workshop
The National Law Employment Law Institute (NELI) - Chicago, IL
June 2, 2011
Jeff Nowak serves as faculty of NELI's Family and Medical Leave Act Workshop. The full day workshop covers the most current FMLA workplace developments, including significant court cases and the DOL's latest regulations.

Hitting a Moving Target: Understanding the Evolution of the Illinois FOIA
2011 IASBO Annual Conference - St. Charles, IL
May 19, 2011
Brian P. Crowley and Jacqueline F. Wernz present "Hitting a Moving Target: Understanding the Evolution of the Illinois FOIA" at the 2011 Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference.

An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for Wage & Hour Audits and Lawsuits
Fox Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association
May 19, 2011
Ed Druck and Bill Pokorny present "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for Wage & Hour Audits and Lawsuits" for the Fox Vallley Chapter of the American Payroll Association.

Avoid Surprises: Comply with Purchasing Mandates
2011 IASBO Annual Conference - St. Charles, IL
May 18, 2011
Respicio F. Vazquez and Scott R. Metcalf present "Avoid Surprises: Comply with Purchasing Mandates," highlighting recent legislation impacting purchasing, at the 2011 Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference.

Fair Labor Standards Act
2011 IASBO Annual Conference - St. Charles, IL
May 18, 2011
Shelli L. Anderson presents on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at the 2011 Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO) Annual Conference.

EEOC and DOL Workplace Priorities: Best Practices to Prevent Being Placed Under the Microscope
CUPA-HR 2011 Midwest Region Conference - Indianapolis, IN
May 17, 2011
Jeff Nowak co-presents "EEOC and DOL Workplace Priorities: Best Practices to Prevent Being Placed Under the Microscope" at the CUPA-HR 2011 Midwest Region Conference.

Preparing for Due Process
IAASE 12th Annual Spring Conference
May 13, 2011
Patti Whitten serves as a panelist on "Preparing for Due Process"at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) 12th Annual Spring Conference.

Alumni Clerkship Panel
University of Chicago Law School
May 10, 2011
Lindsey Marcus serves as a panelist on the Alumni Clerkship Panel for the students at the University of Chicago Law School.

Property Tax Update
ED-RED Finance-Legislation Committee Meeting
May 6, 2011
Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf present "Property Tax Update" at the ED-RED Finance-Legislation Committee Meeting.

Student Records: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask
2011 IACAC Conference - Itasca, IL
May 5, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha and Ellen M. Babbitt present "Student Records: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask" at the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Conference.

The New ADA Regulations: What Do They Mean For Employers?
Franczek Radelet Webinar
May 4, 2011
In this webinar, Franczek Radelet attorneys Jeff Nowak and Bill Pokorny explain what the new ADA regulations mean for employers and offer strategies for avoiding and defending against potential disability discrimination claims.

Addressing Bullying at School: A Panel Discussion
I-KAN Regional Office of Education - Kankakee Community College
May 3, 2011
Jennifer Smith serves as a panelist at the I-KAN Regional Office of Education's "Addressing Bullying at School: A Panel Discussion."

Effective Strategies to Avoid Adversarial Relationships With Parents
LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities - Phoenix, AZ
May 1, 2011
Establishing purposeful and realistic communication with parents is an overlooked art form. Without it, can create unintentional landmines that can prove financially costly for a district and emotionally draining for a staff. Patti Whitten and Dr. Susan Baker, retired Assistant Superintendent and partner with Advocacy Associates for Educational Rights, pinpoint potential sources of conflict in the IEP development and implementation process during this session at LRP's 2011 National Institute.

Negotiating Education Reform: Context, Process and Results
NSBA Council of School Attorneys' 2011 School Law Seminar - San Francisco, CA
April 8, 2011
Sally J. Scott co-presented "Negotiating Education Reform: Context, Process and Results" at the National School Board Association's 2011 School Law Seminar.

Settling Due Process Disputes
NSBA Council of School Attorneys School Law Seminar - San Francisco, CA
April 7, 2011
Patti Whitten presents "Settling Due Process Disputes: Navigating Between Scylla & Charybdis" at the NSBA Council of School Attorneys' 2011 Annual School Law Seminar.

College & Career Fair
Argo Community High School
March 31, 2011
Jackie Wernz discusses careers within the legal field with high school students at the Argo Community High School's Annual College and Career Fair.

Things Every Lawyer Should Know Before They Litigate a Non-Compete Agreement
Kane County Bar Association's 2011 Employment and Labor Law Seminar - Geneva, IL
March 31, 2011
Ed Druck presents "Things Every Lawyer Should Know Before They Litigate a Non-Compete Agreement" at the Kane County Bar Association's 2011 Employment and Labor Law Seminar.

Do's and Don'ts for Employers
The American Businessperson
March 30, 2011
Jeff Nowak is a guest on the radio show, The American Businessperson, discussing the do's and don'ts for employers.

LER Alumni Teleconference Series: 2011 Employment Law Update Webinar
Sponsored by Franczek Radelet
March 24, 2011
Jeff Nowak presents the "2011 Employment Law Update" webinar as part of the University of Illinois's School of Labor and Employment Relations Alumni Teleconference Series.

ABC's of IEP's: Tips for Effective IEP Meetings
Roosevelt University's Student Teaching Seminar
March 24, 2011
Amy K. Dickerson presents on special education legal issues in "ABC's of IEP's: Tips for Effective IEP Meetings" to special education student teachers at Roosevelt University's Student Teaching Seminar.

Take This Job and Tweet It!
2011 NACUA CLE Conference - New Orleans, LA
March 24, 2011
Peter G. Land co-presents "Take This Job and Tweet It!" at the 2011 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Conference.

Conducting Internal Investigations
2011 NACUA CLE Conference - New Orleans, LA
March 24, 2011
Ellen M. Babbitt co-presents "Conducting Internal Investigations" at the 2011 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Conference.

WASEA Spring Conference
Wyoming Special Education Directors (WASEA) - Riverton, Wyoming
March 17, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha presents "Student Behavior, Discipline and the Law" and "Top Ten Special Education Issues" at the WASEA Spring Conference.

Bullying, Harassment & Civil Rights
Franczek Radelet Webinar
March 16, 2011
In this webinar, Dana Fattore Crumley and Jackie Wernz will review important issues relating to bullying, harassment and civil rights in public schools.

Annual Legal Update & Compliance 101
52nd Annual Conference of the ABACC - Orlando, FL
February 25, 2011
Ellen M. Babbitt presents "Annual Legal Update: Policies and Practices to Reduce Employment Risk" and co-presents "Career Advancement Series: Creating a Compliance Program at a Smaller Institution" at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC).

Distressed and Dangerous Students: Institutional Policies and Procedures
NACUA Virtual Seminar
February 24, 2011
Scott L. Warner co-presents at the National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys (NACUA) virtual seminar titled "Distressed and Dangerous Students: Institutional Policies and Procedures."

Top FMLA Cases of 2010
American Bar Association - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
February 24, 2011
Jeff Nowak will be presenting the "Top FMLA cases of 2010" at this year's mid-winter meeting of the ABA's Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee.

School Law Class
The John Marshall Law School
February 24, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha presents on school law for a group of law students at The John Marshall Law School.

Responding to Student Threats on Campus
Franczek Radelet Webinar
February 23, 2011
In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, school administrators on elementary, secondary, and college campuses are questioning their obligations to identify, discipline, and serve students who pose a danger to themselves and others. In this webinar, Franczek Radelet attorneys discuss these obligations and recommend best practices for protecting our students and our schools in both the K-12 and higher education settings, including:

EB-1 and EB-2 Self-Petition Permanent Residency Options
AILA - Chicago, IL
February 2011

Immigration Options for International Physicians
Illinois Advocate Masonic Medical Center - Chicago, IL
February 2011

Where the Lawyers Are: Reducing Legal Liabilities 2011
American Council on Education Institute for New Chief Academic Officers - Tampa, FL
February 14, 2011
Ellen M. Babbitt co-presents "Where the Lawyers Are: Reducing Legal Liabilities 2011" for the American Council on Education Institute for New Chief Academic Officers.

2011 Employment Law Conference
Franczek Radelet Seminar - Chicago, IL
February 11, 2011
Franczek Radelet hosts its annual employment law conference.

Avoid Surprises: Comply with Purchasing Mandates
Illinois Association of School Board Officials (IASBO) Seminar - Downers Grove, IL
February 4, 2011
Brian P. Crowley and Scott R. Metcalf present "Avoid Surprises: Comply with Purchasing Mandates" at a seminar hosted by the Illinois Association of School Board Officials.

Teacher Evaluation and the Dismissal of Tenured Teachers
Midwest Principals' Center, Inc. - Lisle, IL
January 31, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha frames how principals and the central office determine criteria for granting tenure, how to legally assist a teacher on remediation and move toward necessary dismissal.

Dispute Resolution in Academe and the Effective Management of Campus Conflict
Community Colleges Conference on Legal Issues 2011 - Orlando, FL
January 30, 2011
Ellen M. Babbitt co-presents "Dispute Resolution in Academe and the Effective Management of Campus Conflict" at the Community Colleges Conference on Legal Issues 2011.

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators - Lisle, IL
January 28, 2011
Dana Fattore Crumley presents "Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace" at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators(IASPA) fifth annual conference.

Employee Investigations and Discipline
Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators - Lisle, IL
January 28, 2011
Shelli L. Anderson presents "Employee Investigations and Discipline" at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators(IASPA) fifth annual conference.

2011 Employment Law Update
Grundy Will HR Association
January 26, 2011
Jeff Nowak presents a 2011 Employment Law Update for the Grundy Will HR Association's Chapter Meeting.

Residency and Homelessness
Illinois Association of School Business Officials Seminar - Downers Grove, IL
January 26, 2011
Jackie Wernz co-presents on "Residency and Homelessness" at a seminar hosted by Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

Managing Toxic Campus Conflict: Legal and Strategic Imperatives
Magna Publications
January 25, 2011
What happens when colleagues don’t behave … collegially? What do you do when faced with toxic conduct from faculty and staff – conduct that may include harassment, intimidation, discrimination, bullying, retaliation, abuse of policies, or even threats and physical violence?

A Precarious Balance: Balancing the Rights of Homeless Students and School Districts under McKinney Vento and Illinois Homelessness Law
CBA YLS Education Committee Meeting
January 13, 2011
Dana Fattore Crumley and Jackie Wernz present "A Precarious Balance: Balancing the Rights of Homeless Students and School Districts under McKinney Vento and Illinois Homelessness Law" at the Chicago Bar Association's Young Professionals Education Committee Meeting.

First Amendment Issues
Midwest Principals' Center, Inc. - Lisle, IL
January 10, 2011
School leaders must honor the right of students and parents to free speech. Darcy L. Kriha addresses First Amendment issues and how to relate to student and parent behavior.

FMLA Certifications: How to Effectively – and Legally – Use This Weapon of Choice for Combating Abuse
Business & Legal Resources (BLR) Webinar
December 21, 2010
Medical certifications may just be the most effective tool in an employer's arsenal for combating abuse of leave rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). They provide valuable insight into whether a claimed condition qualifies as a serious health condition. In this in-depth, 90-minute webinar partners Jeff Nowak and Bill Pokorny discuss how to use medical certifications as a powerful weapon in curbing FMLA abuse.

Update on Tax Objection Complaints, PTAB & Other Property Tax Issues
South Suburban School Business Officials - Alsip, IL
December 10, 2010
Ares G. Dalianis presents an update on tax objection complaints, PTAB and other property tax issues for the South Suburban School Business Officials.

Social Networking and the Workplace
26th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law - Chicago-Kent College of Law
December 3, 2010
Shelli L. Anderson joins fellow panelists for the "Social Networking and the Workplace," session at 26th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Happy Anniversary: One Year Later Under the New FOIA
Illinois Association of School Business Officials - Naperville, IL
December 3, 2010
and Brian P. Crowley presents on the topic of "Happy Anniversary! One Year Under the New FOIA- Now What?" at the the Illinois Association of School Business Officials' Educational Support Professionals Conference at Northern Illinois University-Naperville Campus.

Overview of Education Law
Northwestern University School of Law - Evanston, IL
December 3, 2010
Jackie Wernz serves as a guest speaker for an education law seminar at Northwestern University School of Law on the topic of legal careers in the field of education law.

Update on Property Tax Legislation
SCOPE (South Cooperative Organization for Public Education) - Oak Lawn, IL
November 22, 2010
Ares G. Dalianis presents an update on property tax legislation for SCOPE (South Cooperative Organization for Public Education).

Happy Anniversary! Almost One Year Under the New FOIA and OMA Revisions - Now What?
2010 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 20, 2010
Patricia J. Whitten and Brian P. Crowley engage in a panel discussion on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA). The panel explores practical implications, implementation nuances and evolving clarification of gray areas in the law; examines recent amendments and provides practical guidance.

OMA & FOIA Update
2010 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 19, 2010
Brian P. Crowley presents an update on the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act at a school board president workshop as part of the 2010 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO in Chicago.

Solving the ADA and FMLA Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together Where an Employee’s Medical Condition Is At Issue
Chicago Bar Association - Labor & Employment Committee Fall Seminar - Chicago, IL
November 18, 2010
Jeff Nowak, Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee, serves as one of the speakers at the Committee's fall seminar.

Are You Ready For A Wage & Hour Audit? - Webinar
Franczek Radelet Webinar
November 9, 2010
With an administration focused on the enforcement of employment laws and an increasing budget for the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division, there is no question that employers need to be ready for a potential wage and hour audit from the DOL.

Can You Make the Grade?—Collective Bargaining in the Midst of Educational Reforms
4th Annual American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference - Chicago, IL
November 5, 2010
James C. Franczek, Jr. serves as panelist in the session, “Can You Make the Grade?—Collective Bargaining in the Midst of Educational Reforms,” at the 4th Annual American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference.

Working Together: Solutions to the Health Care Challenge - LMCCs: The City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)-Sponsored Conference - Chicago, IL
November 3, 2010
James C. Franczek, Jr. serves on the panel, “Key National Leaders Agree: Labor Management Cooperation is Critical,” as part of a Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)-sponsored conference addressing the timely and highly informative matters surrounding health care issues in collective bargaining.

RIFs and Layoffs: The Next Chapter
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) Annual Conference - Galena, IL
October 26, 2010
As part of the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) Annual Conference, Amy Moor Gaylord and Michael Richardson provide a lively discourse on reductions in force and what lies ahead for public sector employers.

Student Behavior, Discipline and the Law
Midwest Principals' Center, Inc. - Lisle, IL
October 25, 2010
Darcy L. Kriha addresses the role of the principal in resolving issues when it comes to implementing discipline policy. The workshop examines principals' rights and responsbilities that are in accordance with the law and policy.

Medical Services in Schools and the Current State of the Law
Illinois Association of School Nurses - Hoffman Estates, IL
October 22, 2010
Darcy Kriha presents on the current state of law as it applies to medical services in schools at the 53rd annual conference of the Illinois Association of School Nurses. She to compare and contrast “medical services” and “health services” in the educational setting and apply these definitions to “real-life” examples in the educational setting.

Absences, Truancy and the Special Education Student
Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law - Yakima, WA
October 19, 2010
As part of the 27th Annual Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law, Darcy L. Kriha reviews case law, statutes and regulations, and she examines the various dynamics that impact attendance.

The Building Principal and Special Education
Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law - Yakima, WA
October 18, 2010
Darcy Kriha conducts interactive seminar designed to introduce building administrators to key concepts and practical tips necessary to negotiate the slippery slope that can be special education law.

When This Marriage Can’t Be Saved: Severing the Relationship Between Board and Superintendent
Council of School Attorneys - Providence, RI
October 15, 2010
Shelli L. Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley present " When This Marriage Can’t Be Saved: Severing the Relationship Between Board and Superintendent,” for the Council of School Attorneys at their 2010 School Law Practice Seminar.

A School Law Primer on Teacher Discipline
Council of School Attorneys - Providence, RI
October 15, 2010
Teacher discipline is usually governed by state law, board policies, administrative regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. Tenure can create other expectations of continued employment.

Northwestern Law 101 Series Litigation Panel
Northwestern University School of Law - Evanston, IL
October 12, 2010
Firm partner Amy Moor Gaylord serves as a panelist for a Northwestern Law 101 Series Litigation Panel for first year law students about various areas of the law. The program focuses on the major areas of law, such as litigation, transactional, intellectual property and international law.

Social Media Policies for School Districts
Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois Computing Educators and Illinois Chief Technology Officers - Naperville, IL
October 8, 2010
Jackie F. Wernz presents "Social Media Policies for School Districts" at TechCon: Technology and Financial Issues for the 21st Century, hosted by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

Preparing Your Hotel for a DOL Wage & Hour Audit: Examining the Department of Labor's "Hotel & Motel Resort Pilot Initiative"
Franczek Radelet Seminar
September 30, 2010
Beginning in October, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will embark on its recently announced “Hotel and Motel Resort Pilot Initiative,” focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and H2B requirements. Although very little additional information is being provided by the DOL at this time, it is imperative that hospitality employers review their policies and practices to ensure they comply with the legal requirements and to avoid penalties and fines.

Identifying, Managing & Preventing FMLA Abuse - Webinar
Franczek Radelet Webinar in partnership with the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRP)
September 29, 2010
Given the complexities of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers often fall prey to dishonest employees who take advantage of their FMLA rights by seeking intermittent leave to avoid discipline for poor attendance or by requesting leave for reasons not covered by the FMLA.Given the complexities of the FMLA, employers often fall prey to dishonest employees who take advantage of their FMLA rights by seeking intermittent leave to avoid discipline for poor attendance or by requesting leave for reasons not covered by the FMLA.

21st Century Contracts: What can districts and teaching staffs expect of each other?
Illinois Association of School Boards: The DuPage Division - Lombard, IL
September 29, 2010
The panel session, "21st Century Contracts: What can districts and teaching staffs expect of each other?" addresses issues from the legal, union and management perspectives on how to respond to the challenges of Race to the Top, performance pay, accountability and enhanced evaluation processes.

Legal Bootcamp for New Special Education Administrators
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education 12th Annual Fall Conference - Tinley Park, IL
September 23, 2010
Darcy L. Kriha presents session that focuses on the "art and science" of being a special education director.

Social Media & Employee Privacy
Law Bulletin's 2010 Annual Employment Law Conference - Chicago, IL
September 16, 2010
Jeff Nowak serves on the panel discussing "Social Media & Employee Privacy" at the Law Bulletin's 2010 Annual Employment Law Conference.

Defending Against Unemployment Insurance Claims in Illinois - Webinar
Franczek Radelet Webinar
August 26, 2010
In the current economy, it is more important than ever for employers to understand what unemployment benefits are available to former employees, what actions can disqualify a former employee from receiving these benefits and how to navigate through an unemployment insurance claim once it is filed. This presentation discusses the best practices and what preventive measures employers can take to avoid unemployment insurance complications.

Hot Employment Topics on the Supreme Court Docket
Society of Human Resource Professionals - Chicago, IL
August 11, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents at "Hot Employment Topics on the Supreme Court Docket, " a seminar sponsored by the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRP). Jeff will highlight the TItle VII and FLSA Retaliation cases on the Supreme Court's 2010-2011 docket and provide guidance for employers in avoiding retaliation claims in their workplace.

Interest Arbitration – Pros, Cons and How Tos
American Bar Association - San Francisco, CA
August 5, 2010
Amy Moor Gaylord participates in the debate "Interest Arbitration - Pros, Cons and How Tos" at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment 2010 Law Annual Meeting. The debate explores how the Employee Free Choice Act has focused attention on the use of interest arbitration as a mechanism for mandatory resolution of first contract disputes.

Top Mistakes Employers Make When Compensating Their Employees
Society of Human Resource Management - Oakbrook Terrace, IL
August 2, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents "Top Mistakes Employers Make When Compensating Their Employees" for the Illinois State Council for the Society of Human Resource Management (ISC-SHRM) 11th Annual Conference.

Accommodating Student Psychiatric Disabilities in a Post-Virginia Tech World: Model Solutions that Address Student Behavioral Concerns
NACUA Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
June 29, 2010
Scott L. Warner co-presents "Accommodating Student Psychiatric Disabilities in a Post-Virginia Tech World: Model Solutions that Address Student Behavioral Concerns" at 2010 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference.

What’s On Our Minds? Hot Topics for President Obama’s Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies: A Discussion
2010 NACUA Annual Conference
June 28, 2010
Peter G. Land serves as the moderator in "What’s On Our Minds? Hot Topics for President Obama’s Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies: A Discussion" at the 2010 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference.

An Advanced Seminar in School Law
Aurora University - Aurora, IL
June 23, 2010
Jennifer A. Smith presents on education law issues at the the "Advanced Seminar in School Law" session at Aurora University.

Legal Issues in Student Affairs Administration
Doctor of Education Course Presentation at Benedictine - Lisle, IL
June 13, 2010
Scott L. Warner presents "Legal Issues in Student Affairs Administration" at the Doctor of Education Course at Benedictine University.

Perspectives on Arbitration
American Arbitration Association - Chicago, IL
June 4, 2010
Terrence T. Creamer presents with Margaret Angelucci, a union advocate, on "Perspectives on Arbitration" at the Labor Arbitrator II Workshop.

Intersection of Employment/Immigration Law Issues
Chicago Bar Association - Chicago, IL
May 27, 2010
Michael A. Warner, Jr. presents on the panel topic "Intersection of Employment/Immigration Law Issues" for the seminar Government Audits: What Every Employer Should Know hosted by the Chicago Bar Association.

Nuts and Bolts of Due Process Under IDEA
DuPage County Bar Association - Wheaton, IL
May 25, 2010
Jennifer A. Smith presents with Matt Kiser, a special education attorney, on procedural issues for "Nuts and Bolts of Due Process Under IDEA" at the Ad Hoc School Law & Practice Seminar for the DuPage County Bar Association.

Obama + 1: A Review of Important Employment Law Changes During The First Year of the Obama Administration
Labor & Employment Relations Association - Chicago, IL
May 20, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents significant changes in employment law during the first year of the Obama Administration, along with expected changes in the near future.

The New Section 504 Part I and Part II: What School Business Officials Need to Know
IASBO - St. Charles, IL
May 20, 2010
Dana Fattore Crumley and Darcy L. Kriha present two sessions on the New Section 504 at the IASBO Annual Conference.

Steer Clear of Bidding Predicaments
IASBO Annual Conference - St. Charles, IL
May 19, 2010
Respicio F. Vazquez and Scott S. Metcalf present "Steer Clear of Bidding Predicaments." Information will be shared to help comply with Prevailing Wage and bid requirements.

Five Months Under the New FOIA: What You've Learned and What You Still Want to Know
IASBO Annual Conference - St. Charles, IL
May 19, 2010
Brian P. Crowley presents on key changes under the new FOIA, primarily focused on interactive discussion of practical implications for school districts, nuances of implementation, and evolving clarification of "grey areas".

Top Mistakes Employers Make When Administering FMLA Leave
Northwest Personnel Administrators - Oak Park, IL
May 14, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents "Top Mistakes Employers Make When Administering FMLA Leave," for Northwest Personnel Administrators' annual meeting.

Current Illinois Cases and Legislative Developments
NACUA Regional CLE Seminar - Chicago, IL
May 14, 2010
Scott L. Warner co-presents "Current Illinois Cases and Legislative Developments" at 2010 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Regional Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar.

New Leaders for New Schools, Chicago Community Summit
Chicago, IL
May 7, 2010
Dana Fattore Crumley presents with Rusty Burnette, the principal of Vaughn Occupational High School located in Chicago, as part of the special education panel at the New Leaders for New Schools' Chicago Community Summit Kick-Off.

Proactive Labor and Employment Policies and Procedures for Financially Troubled Times
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Springfield, IL/Chicago, IL
Michael I. Richardson presents strategy and planning tips on how to best effectuate employment cost reductions in a governmental body; what governmental bodies are doing to cut employment costs; how they have gone about doing so; what the are legal risks and parameters; and what has worked and what has not worked.

31st National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities
LRP Publications - Orlando, FL
May 2, 2010
Darcy L. Kriha presents "Settle or Fight? Knowing When to Hold 'Em, Fold 'Em or Walk Away" and "Nuts & Bolts Session on FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education)" sessions at the 31st Annual National Institute on Legal Issues of Education Individuals with Disabilities Conference.

EEOC and DOL Priorities in 2010: How Do Employers Avoid Being Placed Under the Microscope?
Illinois State Council of SHRM and Central Illinois SHRM 2010 Legislative Conference - Springfield, IL
April 20, 2010
Jeff Nowak presents "EEOC and DOL Priorities in 2010: How Do Employers Avoid Being Placed Under the Microscope?" at the ISC-SHRM & CIC-SHRM 2010 Legislative Conference.

Mad Doesn't Equal Cause: Examining Grounds for Casual Termination
Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) 45th Annual Conference - Springfield, IL
April 15, 2010
Dana Fattore Crumley presents with Sara G. Boucek, J.D., associate director/legal counsel for IASA, for the "Mad Doesn't Equal Cause" session of the IASA 45th Annual Conference.

Bullying and Special Education Compliance Issues
Colorado Department of Education Legal Conference - Denver, CO
April 12, 2010
Darcy L. Kriha presents at the Colorado Department of Education Legal Conference at the personal request of the General Counsel for the Colorado Department of Education.

Employee or Independent Contractor: The Challenges of Worker Classification - Webinar
Franczek Radelet Webinar
April 8, 2010
It is apparent that the Department of Labor is convinced that the number of reported independent contractors, more than 8 percent of the workforce, is inaccurate as a result of employers misclassifying employees. This webinar will identify the issues and address the questions surrounding worker classification.

Thinking About A Career in the Law
Argo Community High School Career Fair - Summit, IL
March 30, 2010
Amy K. Dickerson, an associate at Franczek Radelet, will present "Thinking About A Career in the Law" at the Argo Community High School Career Fair on March 30.

Labor and Employment Law 2010: A Look Ahead
Chicago Bar Association - Chicago, IL
March 25, 2010
Amy Moor Gaylord and Staci Ketay Rotman present "Labor and Employment Law 2010: A Look Ahead" for the Chicago Bar Association.

Special Education Mediator Training for ISBE
Illinois State Board of Education - Chicago, IL
March 16, 2010
Darcy L. Kriha co-hosts a special education mediator training with Parents' attorney Courtney Stillman.

Critical Issues in the Hiring Process
Society of Human Resource Professionals
March 10, 2010
Jeff Nowak, a Partner at Franczek Radelet, serves on a panel presentation to a local Society of Human Resource Professionals chapter regarding "Critical Issues in the Hiring Process."

Compliance Basics for the New FOIA
Illinois Association of School Boards - Lockport, IL
March 2, 2010
Brian P. Crowley presents on the changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB).

2010 Employment Law Conference: The Law of the Workplace
A Growing Conundrum - Chicago, IL
February 19, 2010
Franczek Radelet will be conducting a conference for clients and friends designed to inform employers about upcoming changes in labor and employment law and the political landscape, and to analyze the impact of these changes on the workplace.

Too Much Information: Managing Employment Issues in the MySpace Age
Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators' Conference - Lisle, IL
January 29, 2010
Dana Fattore Crumley speaks at the fourth annual conference of the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators. Her presentation, "Too Much Information: Managing Employment Issues in the MySpace Age," concerns employment issues surrounding MySpace and Facebook.

Disciplining Staff for the Misuse of Technology
Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators' Conference - Lisle, IL
January 28, 2010
Shelli Anderson speaks at the fourth annual conference of the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators on the topic of disciplining staff for the misuse of technology.

Cicero Youth Task Force Conference
Notre Dame Nonprofit Executive Program - Cicero, IL
January 27, 2010
Firm attorneys Edward N. Druck, Amy Moor Gaylord, Christopher A. Johlie, William R. Pokorny and Michael I. Richardson will be conducting an invitation only training session for the Cicero Youth Task Force Conference on January 27, 2010.

Allergies in School: Current State of the Law
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference - Springfield, IL
January 21, 2010
Darcy L. Kriha, a partner at Franczek Radelet, will host a presentation at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Eleventh Annual Winter Conference.

Protecting School Revenues
IASB/IASA/IASBO - Chicago, IL
November 21, 2009
Firm partners Ares G. Dalianis and Michael J. Hernandez speak on "Protecting School Revenues" at Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO.

Recent U.S. Supreme Court and Congressional Developments: How the Perceived Tug-of-War May Affect Employment Law
Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee - Chicago, IL
November 18, 2009
Michael A. Warner, Jr. serves as a panelist in "Recent U.S. Supreme Court And Congressional Developments: How the Perceived Tug-of-War May Affect Employment Law” at the CBA's Labor & Employment Law Committee.

25th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Chicago, IL
November 13, 2009
James C. Franczek, Jr. and Terrence T. Creamer speak at the 25th annual "Illinois Sector Labor Relations Law Conference" hosted by the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The conference is co-sponsored by the Illinois Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.

Update on Special Education Transition Cases in Illinois and Throughout the Country
Illinois Transition Conference - Schaumburg, IL
November 8, 2009
Darcy Kriha will present an update on "Special Education Transition Cases in Illinois and Throughout the Country" at the Illinois Transition Conference, November 8-11, 2009.

Labor and Employment Legislative Agenda Under the Obama Administration
University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations - Champaign, IL
November 5, 2009
Jeff Nowak presents to the University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations on President Obama's Labor and Employment Agenda and current hot-button issues on the legislative agenda in 2009 and 2010.

ADA Update: What the EEOC’s Regulatory and Litigation Initiatives Mean for Employers
Webinar
November 4, 2009
On September 23, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new proposed regulations to the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to comply with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAA). The ADAA and its implementing regulations will dramatically expand the number of employees entitled to protection under the ADA.

How the Law of the Workplace Has Changed Over the Past Year
Labor and Employment Relations Association Wisconsin Chapter's Third Annual One Day Conference - Milwaukee, WI
November 3, 2009
David P. Radelet, a founding partner of the firm, speaks at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Wisconsin Chapter Third Annual One Day Conference. Mr. Radelet opens the general session of the program with the presentation topic "What We Predicted in 2008 and What Actually Happened in 2009."

Illinois School Law Issues
Education Law Association 55th Annual Conference - Louisville, KY
October 21, 2009
Franczek Radelet attorneys speak on various school law topics at the 2009 Education Law Association 55th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. During the pre-conference sessions devoted specifically to Illinois, Franczek Radelet attorneys Patricia J. Whitten, Darcy L. Kriha, and Jacqueline Wernz will make three presentations on 1) current students’ rights issues, i.e. student speech, school searches, and internet misconduct; 2) recent changes in special education law; and 3) the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

From Eligibility to Hearing: The Ins and Outs of Section 504
National Council of School Attorneys - Seattle, WA
October 16, 2009
Dana Fattore Crumley and Amy Dickerson present "From Eligibility to Hearing: The Ins and Outs of Section 504" to the National Council of School Attorneys at its 2009 Conference. The presentation reviews new Section 504 Guidelines and includes templates for Section 504 eligibility determinations, meetings, and plans.

Hot New Laws & Implications for School Districts: FOIA and Employee Compensation Reporting
Illinois Association of School Business Officials - Downers Grove, IL
October 8, 2009
IASBO seminar Hot New Laws and Implications for School Districts: FOIA and Employee Compensation Reporting.

Special Education and the Law
26th Annual Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law - Seattle, Washington
October 5, 2009
Darcy Kriha gives multiple presentations at the 26th Annual Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law.

Riding Out the Storm: Survival Strategies for Public Sector Employers in a Recessionary Climate
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association - Galena, IL
October 2009
Firm partners Michael I. Richardson and Amy Moor Gaylord speak on the topic “Reductions in Force II” at the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s 2009 conference, “Riding Out the Storm: Survival Strategies for Public Sector Employers in a Recessionary Climate."

FMLA and VESSA Updates
Law Bulletin Publishing Company - Chicago, IL
September 30, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak provides an update on the FMLA and VESSA in an annual employment law conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin.

Featuring Technology and Data Systems
LUDA Fall Conference 2009 - Chicago, IL
September 30, 2009
Jackie Wernz presents on the issue of technology in public schools, addressing e-discovery, responding to FOIA requests, and training and discipline of teachers and students for both on- and off-campus use of technology, including the internet, social networking sites, and text.

Opening Doors: How to Represent Your Client Most Effectively at Mediation
Hispanic National Bar Association - Albuquerque, NM
September 4, 2009
Firm partner Michael J. Hernandez speaks on the topic "How to Represent Your Client Most Effectively at Mediation" at the HBNA's 34th Annual Convention and First Judicial Summit.

Identifying Important Legal Issues When An Employee Requests a Leave of Absence
Society of Human Resources Professionals (Chicago Chapter) - Chicago, IL
August 12, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak leads a discussion along with other HR professionals about employers' obligations under various federal and state laws when addressing employee leave of absence issues.

Labor and Employment Legislation Impacting Federal Construction under the New Administration
American Bar Association - Chicago, IL
August 3, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak presents at the ABA's 2009 annual meeting, speaking on the topic "Labor and Employment Legislation Impacting Federal Construction under the New Administration."

Change: President Obama's Labor & Employment Initiatives
Society for Human Resource Management - DeKalb, IL
July 23, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak speaks at the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management's 10th Annual Conference and Exposition, "Building Bridges to Success," at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Nowak speaks on the topic "Change: President Obama's Labor & Employment Initiatives."

The Freedom of Information Act: Recent Legislation & Implications
ED-RED - Park Ridge, IL
June 25, 2009
Brian P. Crowley presents on the recent legislation and implications for school districts stemming from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for ED-RED.

Common Problems Under The New FMLA Rules
Franczek Radelet Webinar
June 24, 2009
It is apparent that employers continue to grapple with many of the same problems they faced before changes to the FMLA rules, as well as new issues that these changes have introduced. Building upon our December 2008 webinar, we apply these new FMLA regulations to some of the most common problems that employers encounter and use real-life situations to offer practical guidance for meeting obligations under the FMLA.

Special Education Law Update
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Mental Health and Disability Law Committee - Chicago, IL
May 18, 2009
Firm partner Darcy Kriha presents a Special Education Law Update to the The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Chicago Bar Association.

ED-RED Finance-Legislation Meeting
Update on property tax appeals, assessment issues, and the Cook County Assessor's reclassification of property for 2009 - Park Ridge, IL
May 18, 2009
Firm partners Ares Dalianis and Michael Hernandez discuss the status of Madison Two case regarding the right of local districts to intervene in tax objection complaints in circuit courts and implications for local districts.

Medical Care for Students by Staff in Schools
Regional Office of Education #9, Champaign/Ford Counties - Rantoul, IL
May 14, 2009
Darcy Kriha presents on Medical Care for Students by Staff in Schools at the Regional Office of Education #9, Champaign/Ford Counties.

Property Tax Appeals
Illinois Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference - Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL
May 13, 2009
Firm partner Ares Dalianis speaks on the topic of property tax appeals at the 58th annual conference of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. This year's conference theme is "A Coming Together of Ideas.

New Purchasing Legislation
Illinois Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference - St. Charles, IL
May 13, 2009
Brian Crowley and Scott Metcalf speak on this topic at the 58th annual Illinois Association of School Board Officials Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "A Coming Together of Ideas."

Disclosure of School Records to Colleges/Universities
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling - Itasca, IL
May 7, 2009
Darcy Kriha presents on the topic "Balancing Rights and Responsibilities: Disclosure of School Records to Colleges/Universities" to the IACAC.

Legal Essentials for New Administrators
National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities - Las Vegas, NV
April 26, 2009
Darcy L. Kriha will speak on the topic "Legal Essentials for Newer Administrators" at the National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities.

The Rising Tide: Employment Issues in a Down Economy
Worklaw Network and Workplace HR & Safety Magazine - Audio Conference
April 16, 2009
Firm partner Michael A. Warner presents for this audio conference, staged in association with the Worklaw Network and Workplace HR & Safety magazine.

Leading Your Organization Through a Recession
Society of Human Resources Professionals (Chicago Chapter) - National-Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
April 8, 2009
Jeff Nowak will speak on the legal issues HR professionals face when making layoffs and implementing change in their organization or company.

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Chicago Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section - Chicago, IL
March 26, 2009
This presentation discusses the recently passed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which overturns the Supreme Court's decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007).

International Employment Law
Franczek Radelet Webinar
February 24, 2009
In association with the Worklaw® Network, Franczek Radelet presents a free Webinar conducted by experienced labor and employment lawyers from the U.S., Canada and Europe who discuss how your organization can avoid the most common and costly mistakes employers make when doing business in Europe.

15th Annual School Law Conference
Oak Brook, IL
January 31, 2009
Linked below are the materials contained in the binders distributed at the firm's 15th Annual School Law Conference, held January 31, 2009.

Misuse of Technology
Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators
January 30, 2009
Shelli Anderson presents "Misuse of Technology" for the annual conference of the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators.

Bullies and Special Needs Students: Legal Strategies to Help Districts Respond
LRP 15th Annual Special Education School Attorneys Conference - San Antonio, TX
January 29, 2009
Darcy L. Kriha will speak at a pre-conference symposium at this conference, which is now in its 15th year and is designed specifically for school attorneys.

Change is in the Air: What New Laws, New Regulations, and a New Administration Mean for Employers
Franczek Radelet Employment Law Conference - Chicago, IL
January 23, 2009
Franczek Radelet conducts a conference for clients and friends designed to inform employers about upcoming changes in labor and employment law and the political landscape, and analyzes the impact of these changes on the workplace.

FMLA Changes Taking Effect
Chicago, IL
January 14, 2009
Jeff Nowak will present to the CBA's Labor and Employment Committee regarding the changes to the newly-released FMLA regulations, which become effective January 16, 2009.

The Employee Free Choice Act
Human Resource Fundamentals in Illinois - Lorman Education Services - Naperville, IL
January 8, 2009
Staci Ketay Rotman spoke regarding the Employee Free Choice Act and its affect on union organizing at a seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services entitled, "Human Resource Fundamentals in Illinois."

The New FMLA Rules: What Employers Need To Know Before January 16, 2009
Franczek Radelet Webinar
December 17, 2008
On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor published its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new rules are effective beginning January 16, 2009. The first substantial changes to the regulations since the FMLA became law 15 years ago, the new rules will require employers to significantly change the way they administer FMLA leave.

Sexual Misconduct by School Employees-Identifying, Investigating and Stopping It
IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
November 22, 2008
Shelli Anderson presents, "Sexual Misconduct by School Employees-Identifying, Investigating and Stopping It," at the Triple I Conference.

Student Speech in a MySpace World
IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference 2008 - Chicago, IL
November 22, 2008
Darcy L. Kriha speaks on this topic at the Joint Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

Privacy vs. Transparency - A School District's Duty and/or Authority to Protect Privacy Interests
Illinois Council of School Attorneys' Seminar on School Law
November 21, 2008
Darcy L. Kriha spoke on this topic at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys' 22nd Annual Seminar on School Law.

Reductions in Force: A Sign of the Times - How to Implement and Challenge a RIF
CBA Labor & Employment Law Committee Meeting - Chicago, IL
2008
Michael A. Warner, Jr. participates in a panel discussion on the topic "Reduction in Force: A Sign of the Times - How to Implement and Challenge a RIF" at the Chicago Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Committee meeting.

Organizing: A 25-Year Reprise and Assessment, 24th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Conference
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
November 14, 2008

Changes in Special Education Law and their Effects on Labor Relations
24th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference - Chicago-Kent College of Law
November 14, 2008
Darcy L. Kriha spoke at a workshop at the Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference held at the Chicago-Kent College of Law; the topic was "Changes in Special Education Law and their Effects on Labor Relations".

Change Change Change: How the Election Results May Impact Your Workplace
Milwaukee, WI
November 13, 2008

Family and Medical Leave Act in Illinois
Lorman Education Services - Chicago, IL
November 12, 2008

Summary of Transition Cases in Illinois and Throughout the Country
State of Illinois Transition Conference: Bridge to the Future - Imagine the Possibilities - Peoria, IL
October 29, 2008
Darcy L. Kriha spoke on this topic before the 2008 Statewide Transition Conference.

Union Organizing and the Employee Free Choice Act - Seminar
Chicago Automobile Trade Association, 18W200 Butterfield Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
October 22, 2008

Legal Bootcamp for New Special Education Administrators
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE)
September 25, 2008
Darcy L. Kriha gave a speech on the topic "Legal Bootcamp for New Special Education Administrators" at the IAASE's Fall 2008 conference.

Ensuring Compliance with RTI (Response-to-Intervention)
Illinois Association of School Boards - Belvidere, IL
September 25, 2008
Darcy L. Kriha spoke on this topic before the Kishwaukee Division of the Illinois Association of School Boards.

ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law 2nd Annual CLE Conference
September 10, 2008

Employment Law Update-Will Grundy County HR Association
July 23, 2008

Public Safety Update - Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association
Hanover Park, IL
June 19, 2008

Lessons Learned From the Agreement Reached Between GM and UAW
Carlsbad, California
June 5, 2008

Hot Legal Topics in Human Resources-University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations
May 9, 2008

Allergies, Asthma and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: On the Cutting Edge of Eligibility and Accommodation
LRP 29th National Institute
May 4, 2008
Darcy conducts an all-day training session for new special education administrators and she presents a session on "Allergies, Asthma and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: On the Cutting Edge of Eligibility and Accommodation."

FMLA: New Regulations and Best Practices
CBA Labor & Employment Committee
April 24, 2008
Jeff Nowak presents "FMLA: New Regulations and Best Practices" at the CBA Labor & Employment Committee meeting.

Change Management During Uncertain Economic Times
University of Illinois Center for Human Resource Management
April 3, 2008

Diversity Training Workshop: How a Diverse Workplace Benefits You and Your Firm
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Chicago, IL
March 7, 2008

15th Annual Illinois Association of Student Assistance Professionals Conference
Springfield, IL
February 15, 2008
Dana Fattore Crumley speaks on student records and confidentiality issues at the Illinois Association of Student Assistance Professionals Fifteenth Annual Conference.

Lessons Learned From the Agreement Reached Between GM and UAW
Orlando, Florida
February 12, 2008

Are Women Really Welcome in the Workplace?
Chicago, IL
January 29, 2008

9th Annual Winter Conference
Springfield, IL
January 24, 2008

How to Advocate for or Manage a Worker with an Ongoing Medical Condition: ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Concerns
November 28, 2007