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    Legal Update

    Date: April 17, 2014, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Sara Zorich & Mike Wong, SmithAmundsen
    Hickory Stick at Highlands Golf Course 875 Sports Way, Elgin, Illinois 60123
    $20 - members; $25 - member's guests; $40 - non-members for all monthly programs unless otherwise indicated.
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    Sara Zorich and Mike Wong will discuss legal topics developing and emerging in 2014.  These topics will include recent legal developments regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, increased enforcement and litigation of wage and hour laws, areas of concern and how to comply and who qualifies as a “supervisor” under Title VII for liability purposes.

    Sara is an attorney in the St. Charles, IL office of SmithAmundsen. She is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group where she focuses her practice on various employment and labor law matters including employment discrimination, retaliation claims, employment related tort actions, unfair labor practices, governmental wage and hour audits, wage and hour single Plaintiff claims and class action claims and immigration issues including I-9 audits, I-9 and E-Verify compliance, workplace enforcement counseling, defense of governmental immigration related audits and defense of discrimination claims relating to immigration status.

    Michael is an associate in Smith Amundsen’s St. Charles office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Michael focuses his practice on advising and representing employers in various labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, civil-right claims, FMLA claims, wage and hour issues, class actions, and other labor and employment issues arising under state, federal and administrative laws. Michael represents clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

    Prior to joining the SmithAmundsen, Michael was an associate for a boutique Chicago law firm and St. Charles law firm where his practice involved litigating complex legal issues, contract disputes, employment law matters, local and national class actions, wage and hour cases and civil rights claims. Michael also has experience in business litigation, intellectual property, severance and non-compete agreements, real estate, family law, estate planning and forcible entry and detainer. 
    Michael is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Appellate Court for the Seventh Circuit.

    Please bring your old cell phones for our Cell Phones for Soldiers Program

    Reservations not cancelled 24 hours prior to the meeting will be charged the cost of the meal.