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ISSA Legislative Conference

  • February 29, 2024
  • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation, 9700 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont IL


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Join us at Wintrust Financial Corporation in Rosemont for a half day legislative and networking event. 

AGENDA - Thursday, February 29, 2024

11:30AM to 12:30 PM - Registration and Lunch

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Overview of Paid Leave/Sick Leave in Illinois and Chicago – Juanita B. Rodriguez, Partner, JBR Law Group

1:30 PM to 1:45 PM - Break

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM -  ISSA Lobbying Efforts Regarding HB2862 

-- Shaw Decremer, Principal, Shaw Decremer Consulting 

--Alison Howlett, President, Coalition Consulting P.C.

2:45 PM to 3:00 PM - Break 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Keynote - State of Staffing in Illinois and Summary of Lawsuit -- Toby Malara, Vice President of Government Relations, American Staffing Association

4:00 Wrap up and Cocktail Hour

Attendance at this event earns 3.0 CE Hours toward ASA Certification



Vice President of Government Relations, 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.

KEYNOTE:  State of Staffing In Illinois and Summary of Lawsuit


Founder of JBR Law Group LLC

Ms. Rodriguez is the founder of JBR Law Group LLC (JBRLG) a Chicago-based business and employment law firm. Whether providing support for day-to-day operations or handling the defense of an organization in litigation, JBRLG works closely with executives and businesses to help mitigate risks and meet their strategic objectives.

Ms. Rodriguez has successfully defended Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, and governmental entities in a diverse array of business litigation and employment matters in state and federal forums throughout Illinois and neighboring jurisdictions.

She regularly counsels on workplace issues and assists with the drafting/updating/and implementation of compliant employment policies as well as related organizational agreements for various industries including construction, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing. Ms. Rodriguez provides customized trainings aimed at preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. JBRLG’s customized trainings in conjunction with routine compliance reviews effectively improve corporate culture and minimize risks. The firm also has experience conducting internal investigations and  protecting organizations against overbroad government investigations at the local, state, and federal level.

SESSION: Overview of IL Paid Leave and Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave --and General Compliance

The presentation will provide an overview of the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act and the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance as well as other relevant paid leave requirements going into effect in Illinois in 2024.  Additionally, aspects of general compliance considerations for joint employers will be addressed.

  • Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act
  • Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance 
  • Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act
  • Employee Blood and Organ Donation Leave Act
  • Equal Pay Act Salary Transparency
  • General Compliance Concerns and Joint Employer Pitfalls

Thank you to our 2024 Platinum Sponsors!

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