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    A Seven-Step Program for Making Your Company Lawsuit-Proof

    Date: January 16, 2020, 8:30am
    South Suburban College - Oak Forest Center
    16333 Kilbourne St.
    Oak Forest, IL 60452
    Free to members; $10.00 for non members
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    Employers large and small face risks of disputes with employees – and these disputes can happen at any stage of the employment relationship, from hiring to firing and at every point in between. Neil H. Dishman, an employment lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C., knows what causes these disputes, as his business is counseling employers on how to avoid them – and defending the employee lawsuits that ensue if they can’t be avoided.

    In this presentation, Neil will cover a wide range of areas within employment law, to arm attendees with a plan for how to bulletproof their HR practices. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Navigating pitfalls in the hiring process – how to safely use (or not use) background checks, credit history, arrest records, and social media
    2. Three keys to making defensible disciplinary and termination decisions and three blunders to avoid
    3. What you should (and should never) say to an employee seeking medical accommodation or leave of absence
    4. A few easy steps to drastically reduce the chances of an overtime or wage dispute

    Neil H. Dishman is a Principal in the Chicago office of Jackson Lewis P.C., a national law firm representing management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation. Neil's business is helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with their employees. Neil works with employers to reduce risk and minimize legal costs by advising on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues. When litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from employee lawsuits.

    Neil counsels and defends employers on a wide spectrum of issues, including race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability and sexual-orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, Family and Medical Leave, and wage-hour compliance. He represents employers in a wide variety of industries, with particular experience in the real estate, non-profit, manufacturing, and health-care fields. Neil has jury-trial expertise and is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    SSCHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.  This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit