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September 2021 Legislative Series

  • September 14, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • September 16, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • At Your Desk


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Legislative Series II will cover the most current information, topics and updates on legislation that impacts the staffing industry.  Have questions for our legal experts? This is your chance to get answers!

Sessions will be presented from 12-1PM CST on September 14th, 15th and 16th. All sessions will be recorded and available to event registrants on the day of the presentation.

September 14, 2021:  Workers Compensation 101

John Campbell,  Partner at Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates LLC, will provide an overview and explanation of the basics of the Illinois workers' compensation system.  Gain a better understanding of the workers’ compensation laws, benefits and management of claims for your business.

September 15, 2021:  Use of Medical Cannabis in Illinois' Workers Comp Claims

Mark Slavin, Partner at Slavin & Slavin LLC will present a discussion regarding the ability of carriers to utilize medical cannabis in Illinois workers’ compensation claims.  Topics will include the benefits as well as the potential pitfalls involved in authorization of medical cannabis in workers’ compensation claims. 

  • Is it really "legal"?
  • Pros and cons of authorizing 
  • Balancing the spectrum of permit-to-push

September 16, 2021:  Labor and Employment Issues Related to Covid-19

Jill O'Brien, Partner at Laner Muchin LTD,  will explore a range of employment-related topics  on the impacts of COVID-19 including:

  • President Biden's 6-point COVID vaccination program
  • Mandatory COVID Vaccine Policies
  • Reasonable Accommodation obligations for employees who object to vaccination requirements
  • Stay-at-home restrictions and other mitigation efforts
  • Governor Pritzker's Executive Order regarding masks

Attendance at this event earns 3.0 Legal CE hours toward

ASA and NAPS certification


John P. Campbell, Jr., Partner at Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates, LLC

John is a Chicago native and Graduate of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who went on to Chicago-Kent College of Law, earning his law degree in 1999.

Co-Founder of the law firm Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates in 2003, John continues to work as a managing partner and litigation attorney, defending Workers’ Compensation claims for insurance carriers and employers, including a number of staffing companies.

    He has served as a professor of Workers’ Compensation Law at The John Marshall Law School and lectures regularly at insurance conferences and for the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, providing continuing legal education and certification services.

    Mark Slavin, Partner at Slavin & Slavin LLC

    Mark Slavin is a prominent Illinois attorney representing Fortune 500 companies and municipalities in complex civil liability cases and workers’ compensation claims. Mark has been on the cutting edge of many precedent setting lawsuits and leads a team of seasoned litigators practicing at trial and appellate level courts.

    Mark founded the firm in 1998 and his innovative and professional approach to legal representation has netted him the respect of clients, judges and his peers.  At the outset of his career, Mark established a reputation for providing representation aimed at upholding client ideals and he continues to foster a team-driven partnership with each client to deliver unparalleled results.

    Mark’s national clients rely on his creative counsel and savvy business acumen on matters of risk management and compliance with state and federal laws. He remains actively involved in all client matters with personal oversight of litigation and dispute resolution efforts. 

    Jill O'Brien, Partner at Laner Muchin LTD

    Jill is an Equity Partner at Laner Muchin LTD, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and the firm’s Hiring Chairperson.

    Throughout her 30 years of practice, Jill has focused on the representation of public and private sector employers in a wide variety of labor relations and employment matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievance handling, mediation and interest arbitration hearings. She also defends employers in employment disputes and labor proceedings in court and before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago Human Rights Commission, the Illinois Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board.

    She also counsels employers and offers management training programs concerning day-to-day labor and employment and human resource issues such as terminations, disciplinary issues, leaves of absence, policy issues, wage and hour issues.

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