This annual conference assists HR professionals to stay on top of the forever changing employment law at the state level.  We provide the latest trends and changes in employment law with the focus of our efforts towards advocacy.  As an advocate for the HR community, it is important that we keep our elected officials informed on how public policy issues can affect employees, employers, and the HR profession as a whole. In times of need, there will be information disseminated to Illinois members calling for action; asking members to contact their legislators to inform them of our opposition or support of specific legislation.  However, it is imperative that we begin to build relationships with our state legislators now so when the time comes our voice will be heard.

April 17, 2018

Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

228 W. Miller Street

Springfield, Illinois


7:30 - 8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 AMWelcome and Announcements
8:15 - 8:45 AMKeynote-Sexual Harassment Task Force- Rep. Sara Wojciciki Jimenez, 99th District Illinois State Representative
8:45 - 9:45 AMNavigating the Legalities of Sexual Harassment- Julie Proscia, Partner, SmithAmundsen LLC
9:45 - 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 - 11:00 AMLegislator Panel - Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Oswego); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago); Rep. Andre Thapedi (D-Chicago) and Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon)
11:00 - 12:00 PMAgency Director Panel - Joe Beyer, IL Dept of Labor; Jeff Mays, IL Dept of Employment Security; and Joanne Fratianni, IL WorkersÕ Compensation Commission
12:00 - 12:45 PMLunch
12:45 - 1:30 PMIllinois Biometric Privacy Act-Tyler Diers
1:30 - 2:30 PMIllinois Legalization of Marijuana- Tim McAnarney, Healthy and Productive Illinois
2:30 - 2:45 PMBreak
2:45 - 3:45 PMSexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination- Allison Richard, Brown, Hay and Stephens, LLP
3:45 - 4:00 PMThank you/Closing remarks


SHRM Member

  • $179 if CIC, SHRM, Chamber member
  • $199 if non member
  • $50 student


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For more information contact:

Tami Ireland, PHR, SHRM-CP

Governmental Affairs Director, IL SHRM