GEM: Grow. Engage. Meet. (Lunch)

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Name: GEM: Grow. Engage. Meet. (Lunch)
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

by Barbara Gressel Deputy Commissioner, Attorney at Law at the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection 

Chicago's minimum wage is set to increase to $13 on July 1. Barbara Gressel will discuss the current city ordinances for minimum wage and sick pay and go over what to expect with pay increases in the future.

The U.S. and Illinois Departments of Labor are making sure businesses are following their employee pay procedures and policies that are compliant with federal, state and local laws. Join this engaging discussion on properly classifying employees as exempt vs. non-exempt, making valid wage deductions and reimbursements and more on how to stay compliant with new city ordinances.

Barbara Gressel is a licensed attorney and has worked for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) for 20 years.  BACP is the department that licenses and regulates all businesses in the city that are not regulated by the state – there are currently about 60,000 licensed businesses in Chicago. 
Barbara is the deputy commissioner for the department’s legal arm, the Prosecution and Adjudication Division, and supervises eight (8) attorneys and support staff. 

RPBA strives to bring our business community the tools and resources to GROW their business. With that in mind, we are launching GEM: Grow. Engage. Meet. quarterly events.
GEM events have 3 key goals
GROW - cutting-edge education about business trends and best practices.
ENGAGE - connect with experts and learn about resources offered by RPBA.
MEET - get to know RPBA and each other.

GEM events series will feature a 30-minute presentation by an expert speaker on topics such as marketing, sales, legal FAQs, finance/loans and more. GEM will also include structured networking for attendees to connect with each other, announcements about programs, opportunities and events. Light refreshments will be served. 

GEM events are free for RPBA Members (Enthusiast, Visionary & Cornerstone) and $25 for non-members. 

Save the date for the GEM events at RPBA, 1448 W. Morse Ave.
Wednesday, May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m.

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Rogers Park Business Alliance
1448 W. Morse Ave.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
Rachel Bowen,
Free for RPBA Members (Enthusiast, Visionary & Cornerstone)
$25 for non-members
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