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    • February 23, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Wintrust Financial Corporation, 9700 W Higgins Rd Ste 300, Rosemont IL

    The 2023 ISSA Legislative Conference will be held in person on Thursday, February 23rd at Wintrust Financial Corporation in Rosemont, IL.  

    The event will begin at 11AM with morning sessions, followed by lunch  and afternoon sessions, and concluding with a networking cocktail reception.


    10:30 AM – Registration / Check-in Begins

    11:00 AM – Welcome 

    11:05 AM to 12:00 PM Session 1

    12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Box Lunch / Break

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Session 2

    1:30 PM to 1:45 PM Break

    1:45 PM to 2:45 PM Session 3

    2:45 PM to 3:00 PM Break / Cocktails begin

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM  - Keynote Toby Malara

    4:00  Wrap up and Cocktail Hour


    The Changing Landscape of Joint Employer Status

    This informative session will address the changing landscape of joint employer status and liability under various employment laws including the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and Title VII.

    Navigating Illinois Tangled Employee Leave Rules

    Pay Transparency – Bereavement – Sick Leave

    Temp Worker and Fairness Safety Act--and What You Can Do About It

    Chicago Sun Times

    January 24, 2023

    Illinois state Assembly members announced Monday they plan to introduce a bill called the “Temp Worker and Fairness Safety Act,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The legislation would make it easier for temporary workers to sue staffing firms, unionize and strike, according to comments by an attorney interviewed for the article. It would also make it more difficult for staffing firms to use noncompete clauses and other tactics to discourage workers from moving to permanent employment with a client.


    Toby Malara will review Illinois and National legislation that may impact your business.

    This event is approved for 4.0 CE Credits


    Vice President 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.


    Managing Partner

    Staffing GC

    Lia Elliott is an attorney and C-Suite advisor with 20+ years of boots-on-the-ground executive and legal experience in the workforce solutions and staffing industry. Lia is solutions-focused and works with clients to achieve business objectives while aligning legal compliance within risk tolerance and budget. A constant critical thinker and firm believer that “no” is seldom the answer, Lia simplifies legal complexities enabling growth in a mine-filled environment.

    Areas of Specialization: Fractional GC/Executive Services • Labor, Employment & HR Support • Compliance Programs / Training • Litigation Management • In-House Legal Function Build



    Ogletree Deakins

    Norma regularly advises employers on various aspects of the employment relationship. She regularly counsels human resources professionals and in-house counsel on wage and hour issues, employment handbooks and policies, compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination statutes, and terminations. Norma has substantial experience handling organized labor and employee relations matters. In the traditional labor space, Norma handles a variety of matters before the NLRB, from the charge investigation phase up to and including trial and post-trial proceedings. She also oversees representation elections, leads labor negotiations, including economic and non-economic proposals, enforces labor contracts post-execution, and defends employers against labor grievances and ULP charges.


    Senior Labor and Employment Associate

    Ogletree Deakins

    Ebony is an experienced labor and employment defense attorney and primarily focuses her practice on workplace investigations, traditional labor, and employment litigation. She also advises public and privately held companies across different industries on a wide variety of labor and employment issues.



    Ogletree Deakins

    Jennifer Colvin’s practice is focused on labor and employment litigation.  She began her legal career as an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Labor Relations Board, specializing in public sector labor law.  Jennifer joined Ogletree Deakins in 2006.

    Jennifer’s current practice ranges from advice and counseling on matters such as employee handbooks, personnel policies, downsizing, family/medical leave, medical examinations, drug testing, discipline and discharge, and non-compete/non-solicitation issues to litigation and alternative dispute resolution of claims under federal, state and local employment laws.

    Jennifer’s labor law practice includes advising companies regarding grievances and representing companies in labor arbitrations.

    Jennifer also has extensive experience in defending tort related matters.

    Thank you to our event sponsors:


    • March 23, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Topgolf, 3211 Odyssey Ct, Naperville IL

    What do golf balls and basketball have in common? They’re a part of ISSA’s next Young Professional event! Join us for another edition of March Staffing Madness! If you're newer to staffing/recruiting, you're invited to attend this fun event at Topgolf in Naperville.

    Food, beverages and 2 hours of golf are included in the ticket price.

    Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!

    • April 26, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 27, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Drury Lane Conference Center

    Midwest Staffing Conference

    April 26-27, 2023

    Drury Lane Conference Center - Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    Join ISSA and WASS, your hosts for the 2023 Midwest Staffing Conference!

    Sign up early and take advantage of early bird pricing! 

    Accommodations - The Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace are located just steps from Drury Lane while the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook offers convenient shuttle service. Exclusive group rates are offered to Drury Lane Events clients per the hotels’ availability.

    Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook Suites

    (630) 941-0100  -  Check Room Availability

    Hilton Garden Inn Chicago-Oak Brook

    (630) 941-1177 -  Check Room Availability

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Oak Brook

    (630) 472-6000  -  Check Room Availability

    Thank you to our generous 2023 sponsors!

    • June 01, 2023
    • June 30, 2023

    • July 15, 2023
    • August 15, 2023

Past events

January 25, 2023 Webinar: The Power of Brand Messaging in a Crowded Staffing Marketplace
December 08, 2022 ISSA Roundtable Discussions and Holiday Event
November 17, 2022 Employment Law Update: What IL Employers Need to Know for 2023
November 09, 2022 Webinar: Changing Your Recruiting and Sales Psychology
November 03, 2022 An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 25, 2022 ASA Staffing World
October 02, 2022 NAPS 2022 Annual Conference
September 22, 2022 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
August 25, 2022 Unwind Your Mind - ISSA Young Professionals
June 16, 2022 ISSA Member Appreciation Night
May 25, 2022 2022 Midwest Staffing Conference
May 25, 2022 Owner/Manager Symposium Add-On Exclusive Session
April 20, 2022 Webinar: Performance Management in a Hybrid Work Environment
April 07, 2022 Webinar: Top 10 Steps to Lower Your Firm’s Legal Risk
March 16, 2022 ISSA Young Professionals - March Staffing Madness
March 10, 2022 ISSA Legislative Conference - Live and Virtual
February 01, 2022 Webinar: Cyber Security--How to Avoid A Digital Kidnapping
January 20, 2022 Webinar - Internal Hiring Challenges for Staffing and Search Industry Firms
December 02, 2021 ISSA Annual Meeting, Client Panel and Holiday Event
November 17, 2021 5 Messaging Mistakes You Must Fix Today in Your Recruiting & Staffing Business
November 04, 2021 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 21, 2021 Bingo and BOOS - ISSA Young Professionals Event
October 14, 2021 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
September 28, 2021 ASA Staffing World
September 26, 2021 NAPS 2021 Conference
September 14, 2021 September 2021 Legislative Series
June 10, 2021 California Staffing Professionals - Staffing and Recruiting Conference
May 20, 2021 Webinar: Explosive Growth--Are You Ready?!!
May 13, 2021 Illinois Legislative Review - Urgent Update
April 29, 2021 Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Talent Leaders
April 29, 2021 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference
March 24, 2021 Recipe for the Perfect Recruiter - ISSA Young Professionals Virtual Event
March 11, 2021 Webinar: Unemployment and Fraud--What You Need To Know
February 23, 2021 ISSA Legislative Series I
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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