Illinois Chamber's New Laws Forum

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Central
Event Type(s)
Continuing Education Credit
Event Description

Join us December 6, 2022

3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

7:30 am - 4:00 pm | In Person Conference


Agenda subject to change

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast Networking 

Expo is Open


8:30 am – 8:55 am Opening Remarks

Aaron Harris, Executive Director, Employment Law Council, Illinois Chamber of Commerce


8:55 am – 9:55 am Overview of New and Updated Illinois Laws

Aaron Harris and Jay Shattuck, Employment Law Council, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Review of legislation to come out of 2022 session and looking forward into 2023 as well as Illinois Chamber initiatives


9:55 am – 10:25 am Morning Break & Visit Exhibitors


10:25 am – 11:25 am Pay Equity: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Garry Straker, VP of Compensation Consulting,

Pay equity has evolved and organizations will need to prepare for a changing landscape to recruit and retain key talent in today’s dynamic labor market. Illinois now requires employers to obtain an equal pay certification by submitting an affirmation to the State that their pay practices and policies adhere to equal pay principles set forth in State and Federal laws. Many other states are introducing legislation calling for more transparency and disclosure; and pressure continues from various stakeholders to fully address pay equity issues. This presentation will explore some of the key trends in compensation administration practices to better meet employee expectations, maintain compliance, and positively impact organizational culture.


11:25 am – 12:05 pm Investigation and Review Processes

Betsy Madden, Chief Legal Counsel & Ethics Officer, Illinois Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”) is a state agency charged with enforcing the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"). IDHR enforces the Act by receiving and investigating claims of unlawful discrimination; offers mediation services as an alternative dispute resolution to an investigation; operates a speaker’s bureau where IDHR representatives speak about agency rules & procedures concerning discrimination, retaliation, harassment & sexual harassment; & provides technical assistance & guidance documents related to the prevention of discrimination.


12:05 pm – 12:35 pm Lunch


12:35 pm – 1:15 pm National Labor Relations Board Update

Angie Cowan Hamada, Regional Director, Region 13, National Labor Relations Board


1:15 pm – 2:05 pm Overview of New and Updated Federal Laws

Jeff Risch, SmithAmundsen, LLC

Jeff will review the changes and updates – both those laws already in place or coming for 2023.


2:05 pm – 2:25 pm Break and Visit Exhibitors


2:25 pm – 3:15 pm Illinois Department of Labor Investigation and Hearing Processes Update

Jane Flanagan, Acting Director, Illinois Department of Labor


3:15 pm – 3:35 pm Closing Remarks and Door Prize Giveaways


4:00 pm Adjourn

3003 West Corporate Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

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