Register Now! Hinshaw's 23rd Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

October 17, 2018
Hilton Chicago-Northbrook

Join in-house legal counsel, business leaders, human resource executives and other professionals for an informative seminar that examines and analyzes a wide range of current issues affecting employers. The seminar also offers practical strategies and best practices for minimizing your company's exposure to claims. As in previous years, attendees will be able to earn CLE, HRCI and SHRM continuing education credit for this full-day seminar. This seminar is ideal for legal, business and human resource leaders of public and privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations spanning a wide range of industries, including banking and finance, construction, education, food and beverage, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, professional services and retail.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. Central


Hilton Chicago-Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois

Keynote Speaker: Attorney General Lisa Madigan

We are thrilled to announce that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be joining us on October 17 as our keynote speaker during lunch. She will be giving brief remarks followed by Q&A. In November 2002, Attorney General Madigan became the first woman elected to serve as the Illinois Attorney General, and one of only a handful of female Attorneys General in the country. In 2014, she was elected to her fourth term as Attorney General and now is the senior-most female Attorney General in the country. She has brought a high level of activism to the Office of Illinois Attorney General and is the first Illinois Attorney General in over 25 years to personally argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Her tenure and proactive approach to her duties as Attorney General continue to attract national attention.

"Labor & Employment Year in Review" and "Advice on Tap"

The seminar will once again begin with our perennially popular "Year in Review" session, which provides guidance on  new and changing laws,  along with recent decisions that impact large and small employers. The seminar will conclude with an open mic session where attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to Hinshaw attorneys while enjoying beer, wine or soft drinks. Light hors d'oeuvres will be available as well.

Programming Highlights

This year's seminar includes a dynamic panel discussion on crisis management and how to respond to HR disasters in our present digital age when today's employee tweets become tomorrow's headlines. The seminar will also include several breakout sessions and discussions focused on employee benefits, unions and organized labor, workplace freedom of speech and managing employee separation.

Continuing Education

Attorneys and human resources professionals may be able to earn up to 5.75 hours of continuing education credit for CLE, HRCI, and SHRM. Applications pending.

Registration & Fee

Online registration is now open! The registration fee is $150 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, seminar materials and Advice on Tap refreshments. Please note, registration is not confirmed until payment is received.