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Protecting Your Business from Supervisors’ Abuse of Power – Hiring & Firing (Webinar)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM CST
Protecting Your Business from Supervisors’ Abuse of Power – Hiring & Firing (Webinar)

The abuse or misuse of power by supervisors both during and after hours is a growing issue for employers. 

Recently, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers can be liable for negligent hiring, supervision, and retention for a supervisor’s off-duty intentional tort (murder!) committed against a subordinate employee merely because the supervisor used the aura of supervisory authority in the commission of crime, even though that tort occurs off the employer’s premises, during off-duty hours, and outside the scope of employment.

Please join Noah A. Frank of SmithAmundsen’s Labor & Employment Group to learn about employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) and how to make sure your company is not being negligent in hiring, supervising, and retaining employees.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Negligent Hiring, Supervision, and Retention
  • Identifying “Problems” Before Hiring Them
  • Investigating Workplace “Problems”
  • Terminating Appropriately
  • Updates on most common employment insurance losses


Noah A. Frank


SmithAmundsen LLC

Noah provides services to clients in labor and employment litigation and counseling; corporate and business counseling; and workers’ compensation defense and Compliance. He advises employers of all sizes from “Mom n’ Pop Shops” to restaurant chains; physician and other professional service offices to temporary staffing services; and international manufacturers/ distributers.

Noah works with his clients to develop labor and employment strategies, and draft employment agreements, contracts, and handbooks. His experience includes work on union successor collective bargaining agreements, responses to unfair labor practices, and grievance administration through successful arbitration. Noah has negotiated multiple favorable post-termination settlements in FLSA and discrimination/retaliation claims, and has significant experience advising clients on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and Illinois Wage Payment & Collection matters. Noah regularly presents practical advice for handling difficult employees and return-to-work situations following on-the-job injuries.

Noah’s workers’ compensation experience includes complex matters related to representation of uninsured employers and non-compliance matters, as well as workers’ compensation and occupational disease defense. Noah has obtained several successful resolutions before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Insurance Compliance Unit. He has litigated Workers’ Compensation claims through the Illinois Appellate Court, and has obtained numerous favorable awards on behalf of his clients.

Noah was included in Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars* list for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015; a peer review distinction by Thomson Reuters awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois. Attorneys named to the Rising Stars list are in practice for less than 10 years or under the age of 40. Noah has received a “BV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and ethics.

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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