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Virtual Legislative Conference

  • September 10, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • At Your Desk


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Don't miss the ISSA Virtual Legislative Conference on September 10, 2020. Our legal experts will provide the updates you need on legislation that impacts your business. 


8AM-5PM - Virtual Exhibit Hall 

1PM-1:50PM, CST - Unemployment Update

presented by Jorie Weinstein- Cummis, CEO, NSN Employer Services Inc. 

2PM-2:50PM, CST - Paycheck Protection Program Update

presented by Loni Winkler / Ali Baydoun, UHY Advisors, Inc.

3PM-4:30PM, CST -  2020 Topic Updates (Families First Coronavirus Act, Department of Labor, Required Sexual Harassment Training, Current Events)

presented by Peter Gillespie, Partner at Laner Muchin / Felix Gonzalez, Attorney at Archer Law Group / Harold Orsborn, Director of Business Development at Insight Worldwide

4:30PM- 5PM, CST - Q&A

Cost to Attend: ISSA Members $29, Non-members $59

Attendance earns 3.5 Legal CE Credits toward ASA and NAPS certification

Jorie Weinstein-Cummis

Jorie received her B.S. in Business from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. While working as a Human Resources Director early in her career, she received her M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.  As a Human Resources Director Jorie oversaw the payroll, benefits, and recruiting functions, as well as employee relations. Managing expenses was a key responsibility and, of her many accomplishments, she implemented cost cutting strategies through management of the unemployment administration program, reductions in turnover, as well as analysis and implementation of new benefit plans.

Jorie then joined NSN where she utilizes her pairing of education and experience to service and guide her clients with effective cost management strategies.  Jorie reviews unemployment claim activity regularly and provides knowledgeable and attainable best unemployment practices.  From separation and the initial filing of an unemployment claim through the Board of Appeals, Jorie represents her clients’ best interests throughout the unemployment claim process.  Jorie currently serves on the Board of the National Association of Unemployment Tax Organizations (AUTO) and is a voting member of the SIDES Operating Committee. 

Loni Winkler

Loni is a leading member of the Tax Department and has over 15 years of experience in public accounting.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: • Provides professional attest, tax and business consulting services to privately held businesses • Extensive experience in corporate and flow-through entity federal and multistate taxations • Manages a group of tax professionals in areas of individual, corporate and state and local taxation • Monitors client tax reporting requirements, tax law changes, application and liabilities • Assists business owners, CFOs and controllers in developing and implementing innovative business strategies to minimize risk, maximize profits, preserve wealth and reduce taxes

BACKGROUND: • Licensed CPA in the state of Michigan • M.S. in Accounting Information Systems, Eastern Michigan University • B.S. in Accounting information Systems, Eastern Michigan University 

RECOGNITIONS: • Recognized as “Notable Women in Finance”, Crain’s Detroit Business, 2018

Ali Baydoun

Ali Baydoun is a lead member of the Enterprise Business Services team and has experience providing advisory, tax, and attest services for middle-market clients. Ali specializes in manufacturing, software and printing industries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: • Provides audit, review, compilation, tax and advisory services for clients in the middle market • Performs financial reporting, industry specific tax services, financial forecasting and other related services

BACKGROUND: • Licensed CPA in the state of Michigan • B.S. in Accounting, University of Michigan-Dearborn

RECOGNITIONS: • Recipient of the “Rising Star Award”, Arab American Professionals Network, 2016

Peter Gillespie

Peter represents and counsels management on a wide array of employment law-related issues, including workplace safety and health, wage and hour laws, prevailing wage issues, covenants not to compete, discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, class actions, hiring, discipline, promotion and dismissal decision-making, workplace privacy, and statutory compliance. He provides employers with strategic advice to help meet their objectives while reducing potential litigation risks.

Peter handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal administrative agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Department of Labor.

Felix Gonzalez

Felix Gonzalez is the managing partner of the Firm and has ten years experience representing clients and business owners. He is a graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, attended the University of Illinois where he received a BA in Philosophy, He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.

Having counseled clients at other firms using the typical attorney client model, he decided to create a law firm responsive to the needs of the client and focused on helping them grow. The Archer Law Group acts as general counsel to small and medium sized businesses in the areas of Corporate, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate. We work with clients by evaluating key areas of the business for which a legal strategy is necessary for the long term success and sustainability of the business.

Felix is a past Board member of the Hispanic Lawyers’ Association of Illinois, is on the associate board of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation, is a Director with Health Care Alternative Systems (HAS), and is currently President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Charities.

Harold Orsborn

Harold joined Insight Worldwide in 2009 after 20 years in the newspaper industry where he held leadership, management and administrative roles. As Director of Business Development at Insight, Harold leads the sales and marketing efforts in the delivery of industry leading pre-employment assessments.

His role at Insight also includes involvement in the development and validation of hiring assessments for staffing, senior living, corrections and many other industries as well as speaking engagements on use of psychometric assessments in hiring for industry associations and partners. He has served on Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Public School Foundations, and other not-for-profit boards and executive teams.

“Working with great people to help clients solve their hiring challenges,” are the things he likes most about his work at Insight. Harold also enjoys golf, bike riding, swimming, farming and spending time with family.

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