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  • August 16
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Illinois Updates to the Unemployment Act

August 16

Make sure you are in compliance with Illinois updates to the Unemployment Act.

You will be presented with a comprehensive analysis of often confusing unemployment insurance laws, with specific guidance and insights beneficial to accountants, bookkeepers, CPAs, human resources and payroll professionals. You will learn sensible approaches to reduce exposure to unemployment claims through effective and simple strategies for successfully contesting unemployment claims. The unemployment claims process is unique and to successfully challenge claims employers must have a detailed understanding of the process and key variables that determine whether an individual is eligible for benefits. Recent amendments to the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act provide employers with more leverage in contesting claims, so it is critical employers understand how to apply these recent changes to the law. The speaker has substantial experience handling unemployment insurance claims and guiding employers through the process to reduce costs associated with unemployment insurance. In addition, the speaker will explain how implementing methods to effectively handle unemployment insurance claims will also help reduce exposure to general employment claims.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe how to train supervisors on enforcing the employer's policies to reduce exposure to unemployment claims.

- You will be able to identify new policies and practices to limit unemployment claims to those that are bona fide and legitimate under the Act.

- You will be able to recognize key strategies to successfully protest illegitimate unemployment claims.

- You will be able to review key insights into how the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act works and the key strategies to reduce costs under the Act.

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Agenda

Overview of the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act
  • Unemployment Insurance Basics
  • How the System Works
  • Employer Interest and Involvement With Unemployment Insurance System
  • Understanding Employer Unemployment Rates and Strategies to Reduce the Rate
Employee Eligibility for Benefits
  • Employee or Independent Contractor
  • Sufficient Base Period Wages
  • Registration and Availability for Work
  • Reasonable and Diligent Search for Work
  • Periodic Certification
Disqualification of Benefits
  • General Overview and Recent Amendments to Misconduct Rules
  • Discharge for Misconduct and How Recent Changes in the Law Impact the Analysis
  • Voluntary Termination or Resignation
  • Refusal of Suitable Work
  • Unavailable for Work
  • Special Circumstances
Protesting Unemployment Claims
  • Understanding the Claims Process
  • Key Tips for Challenging Claims and Handling the Hearing Process
Appeal Process and Key Legal Issues Relevant to Appeals
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  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • MN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits administrators, payroll professionals, personnel managers, business owners and managers, and attorneys.

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Over 30 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Jonathon Hoag, Esq.

Jonathon Hoag, Esq.

SmithAmundsen LLC

  • Partner of SmithAmundsen LLC’s Labor & Employment Practice Group
  • Defends employers in all types of employment-based claims
  • Substantial experience litigating unemployment claims
  • Member of the Labor & Employment Committee – Illinois Bar Association
  • Co-chair of the Kane County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Committee
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 630-587-7914
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Product ID: 400805
Published 2016, 2017
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