Employment Law Update for CFM's Wearing the HR Hat

When:  Dec 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago, IL

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About The Program

In this session, attendees will receive a legal update of employee law trends that can minimize the risk of audits/lawsuits for the finance professional who is responsible for HR. 

After attending this session, attendees will:

1) Understand and discuss the class action wage issues that are on the rise.
2) Understand union/NLR topics - including withdrawal liability and decreasing union membership.
3) Learn about the status of Illinois Employee Classification Act.

Earn 1.5 CPE in the category of Law.

About Our Presenter

Renée L. Koehler, Esq.
Koehler & Passarelli, LLC

Renée represents employers in labor and employment law matters from preventative training and counseling to litigation. Renée successfully defends employers in Title VII cases, non-compete cases, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and qui tam cases in state and federal courts. Renée also has extensive experience in representing employers at various administrative agencies including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and agencies in numerous other states.

Renée is licensed to practice in Illinois and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana and Western District of Wisconsin. Renée earned her Bachelor of Science degree concentrating in Human Resources Management from Northern Illinois University and graduated cum laude from The John Marshall Law School where she was an editor on Law Review.

Renée is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association and is a regular speaker on employment law topics for trade associates and CLE seminars. Renée also has one of the few Federal Appellate Court decisions awarding her client attorneys’ fees and costs for defending against Union Trust Funds’ collections action pursuant to ERISA. See: James T. Sullivan v. William A. Randolph, Inc., 504 F.3d 665; 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 23357; 155 Lab. Cas (CCH) P10,915;41 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2554.


7:30: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00: Program
10:00: Adjourn


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Oakbrook Mall
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