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ISSA Legislative Conference - Live and Virtual

  • March 10, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Training Room at Woodgrove Professional Center - 7425 Janes Ave., Woodridge, IL


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Attend the 2022 ISSA Legislative Conference on  March 10th in Woodridge, IL. Register for in person or virtual attendance.

Cost to attend, Live or Virtual: ISSA Members $99, Non-Members $129

Pricing includes lunch, snacks and beverages for in-person attendees.


11:30AM CST Check-in begins

12:00PM - Boxed lunch for in-person attendees - sponsored by TRICOM

12:30-1:20PM CST - Beverly Alfon, Partner at Smith Amundsen LLC - 2022 Employment Law Update--What You Need to Know

  • IL Equal Pay Act Disclosures
  • Criminal Convictions/Restrictions
  • Joint Employer Risks/Liabilities
  • Other 2022 developments in employment law 

1:30-2:20PM CST - Jerry Grady, CPA and Managing Partner at UHY LLC - Federal and State Tax Law and Regulatory Updates 

Staffing Firms are positioned excellently for growth and opportunities, however there are a few key tax law items and state regulatory issues you might not be thinking which could have adverse effects, without your knowledge:  Key takeaways for you will include:

  • Employee Retention Credit got you money--you may have phantom income tax due come 4/15/2022
  • PPP never seems to go away, but at least the IRS has finally provided the details on what this means for your tax basis
  • With the Work From Home Model appearing to be the “new norm” staffing firms could find themselves in some legal tax turbulence. 

2:30 -3:30PM CST - Keynote: Toby Malara, Government Affairs Counsel at American Staffing Association Legal Issues and the 2022 Midterm Elections: What They Mean for the Staffing Industry

The results of the 2020 elections handed the Democratic party in Washington DC the trifecta: control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the White House. However, with Covid-19 and an unsteady economy causing havoc, the legislative nirvana that was predicted has yet to arrive. As we head towards the 2022 midterm elections, Democrats hold on the House and Senate look tenuous, at best.

What have been the accomplishments, and failures of the Biden administration and the 116th Congress to date? What is the state of Covid-19 administrative and legislative efforts? Is more relief legislation on the way? As the 2022 midterm elections approach, can Democrats hold onto their majorities? If they do, what will the legislative agenda of the 116th Congress look like? And if they don’t, what does that mean for the Administration and the business community heading into the 2024 elections?

3:30-5:00PM - Networking opportunity for in-person attendees - sponsored by Assurance

Attendance at this event will earn CE credits

toward maintaining ASA and NAPS certification. 


Beverly Alfon, Partner, Labor and Employment Law at SmithAmundsen LLC

Bev strives to understand a client’s business, in order to effectively support it in reaching its goals and addressing its challenges. She knows that solutions are not one-size-fits all.

She spent the first half of her career representing plaintiffs and labor unions, but has spent the last half of her career exclusively representing employer interests. Armed with this unique perspective, she has extensive experience in employment disputes ranging from discrimination claims to picketing and unfair labor practice charges.

Bev regularly counsels employers on maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, develops employment policies, assists clients with executing human resources strategies, negotiates employment and separation agreements, conducts internal investigations, and advises employers in connection with strategic planning related to collective bargaining, fringe benefit fund audits, and withdrawal liability. 

She is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters, including seminars for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace, and various contractor associations.  She is a regular contributor to SmithAmundsen’s Labor and Employment Law Update. Her articles have been republished by Thompson's HR Compliance Expert | FMLA Compliance and Lorman Business Center’s Legal Compliance Resource.

Jerry Grady, CPA and Managing Partner at UHY LLC

Jerry Grady is the Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner for UHY LLP and board member of UHY Advisors, Inc. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge throughout his more than 35 years in public accounting. Jerry is a leading member of the firm's National Management and Technology Consulting Services Group as well as a member of the National International Financial Reporting Standards Committee. He is also the chairperson of the firm's National Staffing Practice that provides services to more than 140 staffing companies across the U.S.

Toby Malara, Vice President of Government Relations at American Staffing Association 

Toby Malara directs ASA's government relations, lobbying, and political activities, including the operations of the associations' political action committee, StaffingPAC. He also advises members on immigration/I-9, paid sick leave, sales tax, and per diem issues. He graduated from Georgetown University and earned a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

We appreciate our event sponsors! 

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