Carol Stream, Illinois Employment Lawyers

David Porter
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience

University of Michigan Law School and Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology7th Circuit, U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois and Illinois
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Edward Fox
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Southwestern Law SchoolCalifornia, U.S. District Court Central District of California, 9th Circuit, Illinois, 7th Circuit, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar and U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
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Jillian Tattersall
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolNew York
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Charles G. Wentworth
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Glen Ellyn, IL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 469-7100 536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies...
Scott G. Richmond
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South Elgin, IL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Employment, Collections, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Scott G. Richmond practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, banking, collections, employment, Landlord-Tenant law including evictions, personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, real estate short sales, homeowner and condominium association representation and zoning/land use issues. He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Richmond was named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mr. Richmond is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association (where he's served as General Counsel...
Richard Lofgren
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Glen Ellyn, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
536 Crescent Blvd., Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and IP
The John Marshall Law School
Over twenty eight years of legal experience working with businesses on the issues they face daily during their business cycles. I act in the capacity of an outside general counsel assisting business owners to make smarter decisions, build stronger relationships and make and save money. I stress the importance of recognizing that correct legal answers alone do not necessarily translate into the correct best business decisions. I represent all types of businesses in every stage of their business cycles from start up through eventual sale. Specialties: The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialities in the...
Ted A Donner
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Wheaton, IL Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 588-1131 Donner & Company Law Offices LLC
1125 Wheaton Oaks Court
Wheaton, IL 60187
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Ted Donner (Attorney) started his legal studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1987 after a ten-year stint as the box office manager of The Second City in Chicago. His professional experience since then includes work as a law clerk for Corboy & Demetrio, P.C., a summer internship at Welsh & Katz, Ltd., and work as an associate with Rock, Fusco, Reynolds & Garvey, Ltd. Before opening Donner & Company Law Offices LLC, he was an Associate and then Of Counsel to the litigation practice group at Altheimer & Gray, where his practice was concentrated in insurance...
Thomas Hargrove
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Hoffman Estates, IL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(847) 310-0025 2300 Barrington Rd
Suite 220
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Insurance Claims
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I provide advice and counsel to professionals and businesses in a wide variety of industries. I realize that solutions to many problems require the involvement of others who provide counsel to my clients, and as a result, I often works alongside a client’s accountant, financial consultant, or other professional.

I am an active litigator, and also on employment issues, insurance coverage disputes and business law, including contractual disputes and construction issues. I have many years of experience in analyzing and evaluating contractual, statutory and regulatory rights and obligations in matters that affect most small to mid-size business. ...
Joette Doran
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Hoffman Estates, IL Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(847) 490-5309 2300 N Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Employment
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Joette S. Doran & Associates, P.C. is a civil litigation law firm committed to providing our clients with zealous representation, effective dispute resolution, and prompt reporting. Joette S. Doran has more than 25 years of legal experience. Ms. Doran has successfully represented clients in all aspects of litigation including administrative and arbitration proceedings and has successfully tried cases to verdict. She has also successfully negotiated favorable settlements using cost-effective alternative dispute resolution in appropriate cases, including arbitration and mediation. Joette S. Doran & Associates provides advice and counsel regarding a full range of employment matters. The litigation practice includes...
Elizabeth Chavez
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Geneva, IL Employment Law Attorney
(630) 232-7450 10 W State Street, Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust and Civil Rights
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Ms. Chavez counsels and represents employees in a variety of employment litigation matters including discrimination (based on age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation), sexual harassment, Family Medical Leave Act and retaliation claims. Ms. Chavez has experience representing employees in front of administrative agencies (the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Labor) and state and federal courts. The services offered by Ms. Chavez range from the review of a severance package, to representation at the administrative level--Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to legal representation in state and federal court.
Mr. Michael T. Smith Esquire
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Roselle, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(847) 895-0626 440 W. Irving Park Road
Roselle, IL 60172
Employment
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(630) 756-1160 1776 Legacy Circle
Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Denice A. Gierach is a business lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate. Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working...
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(877) 990-4990 17W220 W 22nd St
#410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Communications and Stockbroker Fraud
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Experienced litigator, concentrating in sexual harassment cases.

Peter has appeared before Judges at the EEOC and federal court and litigated hundreds of cases to success. I handle all cases personally and interact one-on-one with all my clients.
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Cynthia Pietrucha
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Compassionate attorney with focus on Employee Separation & Severance Agreements

Our employment firm handles Employee Separation and Severance Agreements across the Chicagoland area. We review and negotiate employee separation packages. Contact us to discuss your specific workplace dispute today.
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Cynthia Pietrucha
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Downers Grove, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 344-6370 2001 Butterfield Road
Suite 105
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Employment and Business
Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
For all of your employment challenges, contact our firm at (630) 344-6370

My focus: Severance Agreements and Unemployment Benefits for Terminated Employees.

I have successfully collected settlements on behalf of employees who believe they have valid legal disputes. Whether you are in the midst of a dispute or you would like to prevent future litigation, lawyers at Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC, can act as your guide and representative to ensure the protection of your rights and your future.

(312) 253-7440 55 E. Monroe Street
Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60603
Misty J. Cygan
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people....
Faraz Nayyar
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 529-9377 One Lincoln Centre
18W140 Butterfield Rd., Floor 15
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Employment, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Attorney Faraz Nayyar received his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve School of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri and the Northern District of Illinois (U.S. District Court).

Before founding Khan Nayyar & Associates, Mr. Nayyar was a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Labor (DOL). At the DOL, Mr. Nayyar worked relentlessly to obtain back wages owed to employees by employers. Prior to that, Mr. Nayyar spent a considerable amount of time at the Missouri Attorney General's Office representing the State of Missouri in actions involving the safety and well-being of its citizens. Before working...
Peter S. Lubin
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(877) 990-4990 17W220 W 22nd St
#410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Communications and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Chicago
Peter S. Lubin Firm has been practicing law for over 35 years. Peter brings a rich range of courtroom experience to assist his commercial and class-action litigation clients. Peter has been lead defense counsel in a number of "bet the company" class actions that he has successfully defended. He has also been lead plaintiff's class counsel on numerous multi-million dollar class national and statewide class action. Peter has represented many corporations or businesses in a wide variety of complex business disputes including corporate freeze-outs, copyright infringement, trade secret theft, non-compete agreement and libel and defamation cases. Peter obtained an AB...
(877) 990-4990 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Susan Dawson
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Rolling Meadows, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Susan L. Dawson earned her juris doctorate at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2000 with a concentration in corporate/business law and taxation. Licensed in Illinois since 2000, Susan has spent her entire career representing businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs and employees. She has a wide range of experience working with clients on local, national and international levels. Susan delivers a commitment to service which surpasses client's expectations, promptly meeting tight deadlines and quickly responding to pressing matters as they arise. Susan is equally involved in the community, dedicating significant time and effort to supporting numerous not-for profit...
Ethan White
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(630) 984-0339 3 Grant Square
#268
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Employment and Business
Northwestern University School of Law
Ethan White is a cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law with more than a decade of pure litigation experience. Ethan’s practice focuses on counseling clients and litigating commercial and employment-related matters, with near daily courtroom experience in both state and federal courts. In addition, he frequently appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Humans Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, and various mediation forums. Ethan has tried cases in DuPage County, Cook County, and the Northern District of Illinois and has litigated matters in nearly every other county in the Chicagoland area.

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Antonio DeBlasio
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Oak Brook, IL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 560-1123 2001 Midwest Rd
Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. DeBlasio is the founder and managing member of DeBlasio & Gower LLC. Tony has over 22 years of experience as a trial lawyer and advisor. He has counseled individuals, business executives, for profit and not-for-profit companies and government bodies in complex litigation matters, internal investigations and dispute resolution strategies. Tony has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation on many occasions. Only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction. Tony has represented clients from a multitude of industry sectors, including, health care, technology, communications, financial, education, real estate, manufacturing, construction, management...
(312) 238-8960 Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(630) 375-1958 1700 Park Street
Suite 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Estate Planning
John Marshall Law School
William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both...
Jillian Tattersall
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Park Ridge, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Employment and Civil Rights
Harvard Law School
William Alexander Price
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Warrenville, IL Employment Law Attorney
(800) 630-4780 PO Box 1425
Warrenville, IL 60555
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
Duke University School of Law and Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg-Im-Breisgau, Germany
Bill Price is an attorney in private practice in Warrenville, Illinois. He served as the Vice-Chairman for the Corporation, Securities, and Business Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, and is a member of the Administrative Law Section Council, for which he has edited the Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law. His private practice includes business and administrative litigation. He was appointed by Governor Edgar and confirmed by the Illinois Senate as the state Small Business Utility Advocate. Additional books by Mr. Price include Limited Liability Organizations (Specialty Technical Publications, Vancouver, BC), which covers all forms of business entity...
George S. Bellas
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Experienced & Dedicated Employment Attorney! Exceptional Legal Representation!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable employment law attorney. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your interests in employment law matters! Visit my website for case results and client reviews, or call for a consultation.
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Peter S. Lubin
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience

Peter S. Lubin Firm has been practicing law for over 35 years. Peter brings a rich range of courtroom experience to assist his commercial and class-action litigation clients. Peter has been lead defense... Read More »
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Hilary Elizabeth Wild
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Wheaton, IL Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Colorado Law School
Kevin J. Kuhn
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Wauconda, IL Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(847) 416-2005 227 N. Main St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Employment, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Kevin J. Kuhn is a Chicago-area attorney with offices in Cook and Lake County. Mr. Kuhn has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of cases including, but not limited to, business disputes, insurance coverage, personal injury, employment law and construction defects. Mr. Kuhn has also successfully handled numerous appeals on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts.
(847) 416-2002 70 W. Madison St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60602
Ethan Zelizer
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 551-8374 HR Law Counsel, LLC
3108 State Route 59, Suite 124-205
Naperville, IL 60565
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Ethan G. Zelizer is a nationally respected employment and labor law attorney, senior certified human resources professional and a certified labor relations professional, based in Chicago, Illinois. Ethan has extensive experience working with both management and employees. He has extensive experience representing and advising employers in various industries including financial services, aerospace, manufacturing, and food distribution, in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly appears before federal and state courts, federal arbitration panels, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Human Rights Commission. Ethan...
(630) 551-8374 333 W Wacker Dr.
Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60606
Patrick D. Cummings
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Woodridge, IL Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(312) 578-9501 3550 Hobson Road, Suite 203
Woodridge, IL 60517
Employment, Asbestos, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Northern Illinois University
Chicago attorney focusing on helping people who have suffered injuries in truck or motor vehicle crashes. I also represents individuals involved in workers compensation claims, people who have not been treated fairly by their own insurance company, and people who have been wrongfully or unlawfully fired by their employers.
David J Fish
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 355-7590 200 E. 5th Avenue
Suite 123
Naperville, IL 60565
Employment and Business
Northern Illinois University
David is also well-respected in the legal community. For example, he was named an Illinois “Rising Star” attorney by Law and Politics Magazine during 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also received a 5.0 out of 5.0 “preeminent” ranking from Martindale Hubbell. David has, on several occasions, lectured at educational seminars for lawyers and other professionals. He has moderated a continuing legal education panel of federal magistrates and judges on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, he has presented before the Illinois State Bar Association on electronic discovery rules, and he testified before the United States Judicial Conference...
Philip Prorok
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Rolling Meadows, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 390
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Employment, Business, IP and Landlord Tenant
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip A. Prorok earned his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010, with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Philip previously worked as a law clerk for Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, learning the ins and outs of WPD’s various practice areas. He spent last summer working in the Cook County Assessor’s Office, dealing with property tax assessment matters and other issues affecting the running of that governmental office. Philip graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He has passed the United States Patent and Trademark Registration Examination and is...
Ross I. Molho Esq
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Lisle, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(630) 871-2614 2300 Cabot Drive
Suite 500
Lisle, IL 60352
Employment and Administrative
Jonathan Linnemeyer
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Lisle, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(630) 332-3600 1001 Warrenville Rd. STE 500
Lisle, IL 60532
Employment, Business, Real Estate and Securities
Northern Illinois University
Donald W. Fohrman
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Employment Law Attorney
(800) 437-2571 One Tower Ln.
Suite 1700
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Employment, Animal, Elder and Workers' Comp
Quinton Osborne
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Glen Ellyn, IL Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(331) 702-1538 799 Roosevelt Road, Suite 3-201
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Employment
Jonathan R. Ksiazek
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

University of Illinois College of Law7th Circuit, Illinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois and District of Colorado
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Misty J. Cygan
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North... Read More »
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Kenneth C. Apicella
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Palatine, IL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(847) 934-6000 4811 Emerson, Suite 110
Palatine, IL 60067
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
M. Ammar Shamaileh
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Park Ridge, IL Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(847) 656-5270 350 S. Northwest Hwy
Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Employment, Appeals, Business and Communications
Rutgers University - Camden
St Charles, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 377-1554 2035 Foxfield Rd
St Charles, IL 60174
Employment
Schaumburg, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(847) 995-1205 1051 Perimeter Drive, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Employment
Brian D. Moore
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Aurora, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 717-7801 75 Executive Dr
#343
Aurora, IL 60504
Free ConsultationEmployment
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Lisle, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(630) 505-4122 4343 Commerce Court
Lisle, ILLINOIS 60532
Employment, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Loyola University School of Law
Oak Brook, IL Employment Law Lawyer
Tower Floor
1415 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Employment, Business, Consumer and IP
University of Michigan Law School
Lisle, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 505-0010 4343 Commerce Ct
Lisle, IL 60532
Employment, Business, Education and Real Estate
Hinsdale, IL Employment Law Attorney
419 S Bodin St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Employment, Business and Securities
University of Wisconsin Law School
Lisle, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 505-4110 4343 Commerce Court
Lisle, ILLINOIS 60532
Employment, Business, Criminal and Family
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Garrett Browne
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

St. John's University School of LawIllinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois and U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
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Carol Coplan Babbitt
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience

DePaul College of LawCentral District Courts for the State of Illinois, Northern District Courts for the State of Illinois, Southern District Courts for the State of Illinois, 7th Circuit and Illinois
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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