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    • February 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • February 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • At Your Desk

    The Illinois Search and Staffing Association is presenting a legislative webinar series on February 23rd--February 25th, 2021. 

    Please join us as we welcome keynote speaker Toby Malara, Government Affairs Counsel at the American Staffing Association. 

    The series will address new legislation affecting the staffing industry in the State of Illinois and around the country. Learn how current legislation and pending bills could impact your staffing business.

    Cost to attend 3-day series: ISSA Members $79, Non-members $99

    Attendance earns 3.5 Legal CE hours toward ASA certification

    Day 1 – February 23, 2021

    Time: 12-1:30PM CST


    Toby Malara, Government Affairs Counsel, American Staffing Association

    Topic:  Top Legal and Legislative Issues for Staffing Firms

    • Federal Issues--ASA Advocacy, New Administration, Congress
    • What is in the latest COvid-19 relief package that affects employers

    • The new Congress and the future of anti-staffing legislation that was introduced last Congress

    Sponsored by

      Day 2 – February 24, 2021

      Time: 12-1:00PM CST


      Felix Gonzalez, Attorney, Archer Law Group

      Jill O'Brien, Partner, Laner Muchin LTD

      Topic: Illinois Legislative Issues

      • Marijuana update
      • Chicago Fair Workweek
      • Sexual Harassment Law update

      Sponsored by

      Day 3 – February 25, 2021

      Time: 12-1:00PM CST


      Jamie Glanz, Senior Vice President, Claims at Assurance
      Adam Bryant, Safety Advocate, Staffing at Assurance

      Topic: Covid-19 Issues

      • Covid Claims and Liability Trends
      • Covid Safety Risk and Management Tips

      Sponsored by

      Toby Malara is Government Affairs Counsel for the American Staffing Association. In his role, he handles all staffing-related legislation and regulation and represents the industry’s interests before Congress and state legislatures. He provides government relations advice and counsel to ASA’s affiliated state organizations and directs the association’s political fundraising activities through its political action committee, StaffingPAC.

      Malara graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government Affairs and History and received his law degree from Catholic University. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.

      Felix Gonzalez is the managing partner at Archer Law Group 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.

      Jill O'Brien 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.

      Jamie Glanz is the Senior Vice President of Claims at Assurance. With more than 20 years’ experience, Jamie is an expert in mitigating third party claims by reducing claim duration and incurred expenses. Throughout her career, she has managed claims across multiple lines of coverage and industries, including construction, governmental agencies, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. Jamie is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to our Claims Team to ensure the flawless execution of our service platform and she continually seeks out new solutions to assist her team in managing and mitigating our clients’ losses.

      Jamie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety. She is a designated Senior Claims Law Associate and was named Assurance’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

      Adam Bryant is a Safety Advocate at Assurance. His main responsibility is to identify safety hazards and provide solutions to help minimize risk. This includes inspecting workplaces to ensure compliance with federal, state and local safety codes, as well as evaluating programs, identifying problems in workstations, offices and other spaces, investigating incidents, writing safety manuals and policies and providing training. He’s worked with over 500 employers across several different industries to help create and establish safety programs from scratch or supplement and refine existing programs.

      Adam graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He majored in Risk Management and Insurance and minored in Finance. He holds the following insurance designations: Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), UL Recognized Risk Engineer (RRE) and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS). Adam is also an active member of the National Fire Protection Agency, American Society of Safety Engineers and National Safety Council.

      • March 11, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
      • At Your Desk

      Join us for a Lunch & Learn Webinar on March 11th:

      Unemployment and Fraud--What You Need to Know

      Guest speaker Jorie Cummis, CEO at NSN Employer Services, will present the program, covering these topics:

      • History of the Unemployment System
      • Life Cycle of a Claim
      • Review of Separation Reasons
      • Summary of Hearing Process
      • Benefit Charges/Tax Rates
      • Hot Topics - FRAUD
      • Q& A 

      Date: March 11, 2021

      Time: 12-1PM CST

      Cost to Attend: ISSA Members FREE, Non-Members $29

      Attendance at this event earns 1.0 Legal CE Hours toward maintaining ASA Certification

      Jorie Cummis, M.B.A.


      NSN Employer Services

      Jorie Cummis 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.

      • March 24, 2021
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

      Are you newer to staffing? Join ISSA Young Professionals in a  virtual Q&A Panel with "perfectly seasoned" recruiters and staffers.  We will ask our pro panelists for tips, pointers and feedback.  The Panel session will be followed by a tutorial with the Charcuterie Lady on how you can assemble your very own Charcuterie Board.  You can build along with her from a list of recommended supplies to gather, or take notes and build one for your next get-together or Zoom with your friends, family or coworkers.

      Date: March 24, 2021

      Time: 3:00-5:00PM, CST

      Cost to Attend:  ISSA Members $20, Non-Members $30

      3-4:00PM - Panel of seasoned recruiters Q&A Session

      4-4:30PM - Build your board with the Charcuterie Lady

      4:30-5:00PM - Sip, snack and socialize with other attendees

      An optional shopping list will be provided in advance of this event. 

      Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!

      • April 29, 2021
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      • Washington, DC

      • May 26, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (CDT)
      • November 30, 2021
      • 5:00 PM (CST)
      • Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

      Midwest Staffing Conference

      Rescheduled date TBD

      Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont, IL

      Thank you to our sponsors!

      • June 01, 2021
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      • August 31, 2021
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      • August 01, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (CDT)
      • August 31, 2021
      • 1:00 PM (CDT)
      • At Your Desk

      Legislative Series II will feature legal experts covering the most current information and updates on legislation that impacts the staffing industry.  The topics will be presented from 12-1PM CST, once weekly for 3 weeks.

      Thank you to our sponsors

      • September 01, 2021
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      • September 30, 2021
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      • September 26, 2021
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      • September 28, 2021
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      • Henderson, NV

      NAPS 2021 Conference is the premier education opportunity representing the search, recruiting & staffing industry. More than 300 attendees are expected to attend this year's annual event, which will be held September 26-28, 2021 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV.

      Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from best practices and understand how to improve their business through case studies while expanding their professional network. Exhibitors and sponsors will have dedicated time to showcase products and services in front of hundreds of leaders and decision makers who want to learn more about how you can help them run their businesses more efficiently and effectively.

      Register for this event on NAPS website

      • September 28, 2021
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      • September 30, 2021
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      • Denver, CO

      • October 01, 2021
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      • October 31, 2021
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      • December 01, 2021
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      • December 31, 2021
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    Past events

    January 21, 2021 Webinar - 15 Ways To Add Video To Your Recruitment Strategy
    December 09, 2020 ISSA Annual Meeting and Holiday Event
    November 12, 2020 Webinar: 3 Things To Do Now For Revenue Growth in 2021
    October 28, 2020 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society - A Virtual Event
    October 28, 2020 Staffing and "Boos" Virtual Trivia - A Young Professionals Event
    October 19, 2020 Staffing World 2020 - Virtual Event
    October 01, 2020 Webinar - E-Verify and Form I-9: Staying Compliant Through COVID
    September 24, 2020 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Symposium
    September 10, 2020 Virtual Legislative Conference
    August 19, 2020 Staffing Survival 101 - A Young Professionals Virtual Event
    June 03, 2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference - Virtual Event
    May 20, 2020 Virtual Midwest Staffing Conference 2020: Re!magine Rebuilding
    April 30, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 3
    April 23, 2020 Recruiting Webinar - 8 Tips for Candidate Engagement
    April 16, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 2
    April 09, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 1
    March 25, 2020 Young Professionals Event - March Staffing Madness - CANCELED
    February 27, 2020 ISSA Legislative Conference
    January 23, 2020 Webinar: Leadership Excellence--Four Best Practices of Overperforming Organizations
    December 05, 2019 ISSA Annual Meeting, Client Panel and Holiday Party
    November 14, 2019 Webinar: Hiring Veterans / Giving Back to Those Who Have Served
    October 24, 2019 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society Members
    October 24, 2019 OSHA Temporary Worker Safety Seminar - Presented by the Illinois Department of Labor
    October 15, 2019 ASA Staffing World
    September 22, 2019 NAPS 2019 Annual Conference
    September 12, 2019 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
    August 20, 2019 Webinar: Social Recruiting
    August 08, 2019 Young Professionals - Recruiting with LinkedIn®
    June 27, 2019 Member Appreciation Event - Chicago Dogs Baseball Game
    May 22, 2019 2019 Midwest Staffing Conference
    April 04, 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference
    March 27, 2019 Young Professionals - March "Staffing" Madness
    February 28, 2019 ISSA Legislative Event
    November 29, 2018 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
    November 04, 2018 NAPS 2018 Annual Conference
    October 16, 2018 ASA Staffing World
    September 25, 2018 Midwest Owners and Executives Symposium
    September 13, 2018 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Members
    June 19, 2018 Seal at Ravinia - Member Appreciation Event
    May 09, 2018 Networking Reception - Happy Hour
    April 19, 2018 NAPS Immersion Webinar
    March 07, 2018 Navigating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – A Primer on the 2018 Tax Law
    November 30, 2017 Meet the Owners Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
    November 02, 2017 State of the Law in Illinois
    October 24, 2017 ASA Staffing World
    September 28, 2017 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat
    September 20, 2017 NAPS 2017 Annual Conference
    August 10, 2017 Why Salespeople Fail, and What You Can Do About It
    June 16, 2017 Day at the Races Member Appreciation Event
    June 07, 2017 Are You Ready for the Sick Leave Law Going into effect 7/1/2017 and Other Employment Law Updates!
    April 07, 2017 MIDWEST STAFFING CONFERENCE - 2nd Day Leadership Session with Danny Cahill
    March 22, 2017 Young Staffing Professionals Event: Networking 101 for Sales and Recruiting Professionals
    January 19, 2017 Fast and Furious: The Road to Bigger Billings
    December 01, 2016 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
    November 16, 2016 Inside the Mind of the Modern Job Seeker
    November 15, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    October 25, 2016 ASA Staffing World
    October 20, 2016 Young Staffing Professionals Fall Event: LinkedIn for Sales and Recruiting
    October 13, 2016 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Members
    October 04, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    September 19, 2016 NAPS 2016 Annual Conference
    September 14, 2016 Staffing Company Owner and Executive Symposium
    September 01, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    August 04, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    July 27, 2016 Labor and Employment Law Update
    July 07, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    June 21, 2016 Rooftop Chicago Cubs Game Member Appreciation Event
    June 02, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    May 05, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    April 20, 2016 ASA Staffing Law Conference
    April 06, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    March 15, 2016 The Loyalty Playbook: Using Remarkable Service To Unleash Your Firm's True Potential
    March 03, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    February 11, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    February 10, 2016 Transform the Profitability of your Staffing Firm with WOTC
    January 21, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
    January 20, 2016 Good Recruiting Habits
    December 10, 2015 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
    November 10, 2015 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Member
    October 27, 2015 ASA Staffing World
    October 22, 2015 Exclusive Event for Young Staffing Professionals
    October 03, 2015 Arlington Resources CureSade 5K Run/Walk
    September 28, 2015 NAPS 2015 Annual Conference
    September 10, 2015 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat
    August 27, 2015 Connecting With Your Audience – Making Your Communication Count!
    April 28, 2015 ASA Staffing Law Conference
    March 24, 2015 Legal Legislative Update: What Is Going On Out There?
    January 14, 2015 Controlling the Chaos! Effective Time Management for Staffing Professionals
    December 04, 2014 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
    November 13, 2014 Pinnacle Panel and Networking Event
    October 17, 2014 The Power of Nice ~ Probing Skills
    September 18, 2014 Cutting Edge Marketing Tools for the Staffing Industry
    August 20, 2014 Why Specializing is the Key to Recruiting Success
    August 14, 2014 ASA Certification Workshop
    July 09, 2014 Impact! Handling Challenging Conversations Effectively
    April 16, 2014 How to Sell Without Selling
    March 11, 2014 ACA - Planning that your Staffing Company should be doing to be ready for it





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