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Employment Law: To Return or Not to Return Employees?
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When: Thursday, August 13
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: ALA Chicago

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To Return or Not to Return Employees? That is the question and so many more. Robert Bernstein of Laner Muchin will be presenting  a session based on the most common and current questions related to bringing employees back to work.  This session will include information regarding mandating vs. voluntary return, medical condition considerations, personal preferences, the Chicago anti-retaliation law, childcare issues, transportation issues, and more. 

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Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to understand the differences between mandatory and voluntary returns to work
  • Make return to work determinations based on medical condition considerations, childcare and transportation issues
  • Identify the risks relating to the Chicago anti-retaliation law
  • Ability to interpret needs of staff, weighing against internal policies and governing guidelines, and presentation of firm policy to staff

This event is open to ALA Chicago members and Business Partners. Zoom login instructions will be included in your confirmation email.


Robert T. Bernstein

Partner, Laner Muchin


Rob joined Laner Muchin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2003. His practice has been concentrated in defending employers in employment disputes and proceedings throughout the country, counseling employers on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, training management on a host of labor and employment topics, drafting and negotiating employment and non-competition agreements, drafting employee handbooks and corporate policy manuals, as well as handling collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, and a variety of other labor and employment matters on behalf of employers.





CLM® Application Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Communication Skills required toward the CLM application.

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

CLM® Recertification Credit:  1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR).

CLM® Category:  Human Resources Management (HR)