A brief summary of the services the firm provides are as follows:
Preparation and review of employment agreements, severance and separation agreements, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements; confidentiality agreements, independent contractor agreements; sales agreements; wage payment and collection; wage and hour regulations; unemployment compensation; etc.
Human Resource audits; supervisor training, discipline and termination; advice and preparation of employee handbooks, rules, policies and procedures; etc.
Expert advice and representation in all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legal matters, including sexual harassment, race, color, age (40 and over), sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical and mental disability, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, retaliation, marital status, familial status (with regard to housing), military status, Vietnam era veteran, unfavorable discharge from military service, arrest record, etc. Additionally, discrimination in the sale or rental of residential or commercial property, or the use and enjoyment of any place of public accommodation, such as a business, recreation, lodging, entertainment or transportation facility that is open to the public.
Employer / Union relations, collective bargaining negotiations, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) matters; arbitration, mediation, supervisor training, etc.
Family leave; pregnancy; whistleblower/public policy (i.e. following the law or reporting a violation of the law); unemployment compensation; jury duty; overtime pay; failure to follow termination procedure; breach of employment contract; constructive discharge; workplace & safety issues; defamation/slander (i.e. false statement of fact); covenant of good faith and fair dealing; 1st Amendment rights; etc.
Wage/Salary & Overtime Claims
Illinois and federal laws govern numerous issues regarding pay. Non-inclusive examples of these issues range from prompt payment of wages/salary, overtime, commissions, incentives, bonuses; vacation; severance; unemployment compensation; equal pay, irrespective of gender; minimum wage; etc.