American Westbrook Insurance Services

American Westbrook Insurance Services


American Westbrook is pleased to invite you to a complimentary seminar that our strategic law firm partner, SmithAmundsen is hosting. Getting off to the right start with new employees is crucial to avoiding liability.
SmithAmundsen's upcoming Labor & Employment seminar focuses on how to properly welcome new employees to your company.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Registration:1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Networking: 5:00 pm

Stay for cocktails and appetizers immediately following the program

Harry Caray's
Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148

Continuing Education:
CLE and HRCI credit pending

Cost: Complimentary

Please contact Lynn Gosewisch at with any questions.

Registration: If you would like to attend the program, please contact Emily Kupec at or 312.455.3804.


Julie Proscia


FLSA Proposed Rule Change Overview and the Legal Impact on Businesses

This session will examine the new federal exemption classification proposals and, more importantly, will discuss what your organization needs to be doing right now in order to prepare for the impending changes. Discussions will be centered on an analysis that will help HR managers and supervisors evaluate their current positions, set their budgets and look like rock stars to the C-Suite!

"Ban the Box" or Don't Pass Go - Learning How to Do Background Checks Properly

Learn the in’s and out’s of the ongoing “Ban the Box” movement and the EEOC’s Guidance on performing proper criminal background checks on applicants/employees. This session will include a tutorial on the Fair Credit Reporting Act obligations to ensure you are covered when making adverse decisions against an employee due to his/her background check. Walk away with concrete examples for all different situations.

Effective Use of the 'Introductory Period' to Limit Liability

The beginning of the employment relationship is the ideal period for laying the groundwork to limit the organization’s exposure to liability.While successful onboarding programs extend beyond issues of legal compliance, this is not an area to be overlooked. The activities and documents related to the beginning of the employment relationship provide key evidence that can make or break an employer’s chance of defeating a lawsuit or avoiding it altogether. Learn the step-by-step process to ensure your onboarding program incorporates key aspects in order to stay legally compliant.