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October 10, 2019 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST
Chicago Labor & Employment Law Symposium

Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
United States


CLE Credit: Pending
HRCI Credit: Pending
SHRM Credit: Pending


12:30 — 1:00 p.m.  Registration 

1:00 — 5:20 p.m.    Program

5:20 — 6:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception


Not Your Father’s Marijuana: Recreational Cannabis and Changes to the Law on Medicinal Marijuana
This session will discuss Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana, how regulating medical marijuana has transformed, and how these changes will affect employers beginning January 1, 2020.

Workplace Transparency Act: Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act Require Mandatory Anti-Harassment Training, Restricts Arbitration Agreements and More
We will review the new requirements for employers to provide training, the effects of this law on arbitration agreements and review the impact of the #metoo movement on employers’ obligations under this expanded law.

Politics in the Workplace: Avoid the Third Rail  
As we head into another presidential election year, employers need to understand what employees can and cannot do and say when it comes to “political speech” in the workplace.

Panel Discussion: Recent Developments and New Laws Impacting Employers in Chicago and Illinois
Many new laws have been added and others have generated a wave of new cases. This panel will discuss how to minimize exposure created by these recent legal developments. We will discuss amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act, the new Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, the increase in Biometric Information Privacy Act cases, the new Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act and Corporate Board Diversity Legislation.

Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Ramlah Bari at or 703-483-8377.