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2013 Workshop Registration - NOW OPEN!

Workshop Invitation
"12 Months of Employment Law"
September 17, 2013
Please join us for our annual workshop and legal update on September 17, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at the IHotel and Illinois Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois.

Register HERE - There will be no charge for this workshop, but participation is limited to 150.



We strongly encourage the following individuals to consider attending:


District Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents


Principals and Assistant Principals


Board Members


Regional Superintendents and Assistant Regional Superintendents



September 17, 2012 at the iHotel

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
iHotel and Illinois Conference Center
1900 S. First St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served



12 Months of Employment Law

As the state and federal legislatures pass increasingly complicated requirements, and as courts weigh in on individual fact patterns, staying current on the rules for assessing individual employment situations is becoming a progressively more difficult task.  Moreover, knowing "when" during the year to accomplish certain tasks is increasingly important.  


The attorneys at Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. will work through 12 months of examples, tasks, and tips to help you manage your staff effectively through a full year of employment.


Employee Misconduct

From documentation, to discipline, all the way to issues regarding potential dismissal, the attorneys will discuss misconduct both generally and through the lens of specific misbehavior.  We will address several examples and pitfalls to avoid with each. 

Overtime and Insurance for Part-Time Employees


With the important changes coming from federal (the Affordable Care Act) and state law, we will address benefits and procedures for documentation of staff hours.  Examples, exceptions, and best practices will be part of the discussion, and we will address the differences in how different state and federal agencies will enforce their rules.

Employment Discrimination

Charges of discrimination are unfortunately common when an employee is unhappy with the result of an employment decision.  The key to defeating a charge lies in the strength of your documentation.  We will discuss how to document and process the documentation, as well as the ramifications of the charges and their impact on your decisions. 


We will cover effective evaluation, working through examples and issues that come up on the job every day.  In addition to addressing the issues, we will offer practical solutions to improve not only the school environment, but the odds of surviving a challenge to your procedure and content. 

Reductions in Force and Recall

The attorneys will walk through several scenarios, addressing the complications that might arise with non-certified staff, certified teachers, counselors, and administrators, and the many changes to laws over the last several years that have changed the way each issue is addressed.



 Register HERE

Questions and Answers


Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. attorneys will answer your questions during lunch and provide insight on topics of recent importance.


We look forward to seeing you on September 17, 2013.



Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.