Labor & Employment Law

With a deep understanding of labor and employment law, our lawyers take prompt action to defend employers when an employee is hurt on the job. We thoroughly analyze all potential exposures and offer clients efficient assessments of whether to negotiate a settlement or take a workplace-accident case aggressively to trial.

We’re known nationwide of our willingness to try tough cases – and prevail. While we litigate forcefully on behalf of management, we always respect the injured employee’s rights under state and federal statutes and common law.

We defend employers facing claims of all types of discrimination (including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, marital status, disability status, generational status, and family relationships) in proceedings before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, and state and federal courts.

With an eye to preventing future claims and lawsuits, we also advise and vigorously litigate intentional-tort labor grievances and retaliatory-discharge and wrongful-termination cases.

Proactively auditing our clients’ policies, procedures, and handbooks, we help companies comply with all applicable wage-and-hour laws and regulations (e.g. the Illinois Wage Payment Collection Act) before problems arise.

If a claim is filed, we vigorously defend clients in all types of enforcement proceedings on issues including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We also defend employers and other plan sponsors and fiduciaries in complex ERISA, employee benefits, disability, and benefits plan litigation cases.

Ongoing and close collaboration with our skilled civil litigation and workers’ compensation attorneys strengthens our ability to defend employers’ rights while strategically anticipating any related civil actions.