Geneva, Illinois Employment Lawyers

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. Read More »
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Marcia Gerber Cotler
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterSupreme Court of the State of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 7th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
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Jillian Tattersall
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Jillian Tattersall’s practice focuses on labor and employment law. Before moving to Chicago, Jillian worked as an associate in a New York City law firm, representing clients in all aspects of employment law and civil... Read More »
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David Porter
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience

David Porter, Esq. is an experienced, dedicated, and effective advocate for Chicago’s workforce. Mr. Porter received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1982 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from... Read More »
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Tami Ann Tolitano
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Des Plaines, IL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(847) 635-7877 2400 E Devon Ave
#284
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Real Estate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
James A Burns Jr
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(312) 207-3890 10 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
For more than 35 years, Jim Burns has effectively represented employers before juries, judges, administrative agencies, arbitrators, and mediators throughout the United States, defending claims of age, race, sex, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation, breach of contract, denial of overtime pay and employee benefits, unfair labor practices, and violations of collective bargaining agreements. He has also brought and defended suits to enforce non-competes and other restrictive covenants. Jim also regularly advises employers on how to manage legal risks in hiring, supervising, evaluating, investigating, and terminating employees, implementing reductions in force, creating and applying personnel policies, and...
Neda Nozari
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Evanston, IL Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 861-7900 701 Main Street.
Suite 202
Evanston, IL 60202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Neda Nozari is an attorney and mediator with her office based in Evanston, Illinois. Neda’s experience includes but is not limited to the practice areas of business, employment, real estate, fair housing and education. She has experience mediating a vast range of legal, personal and organizational issues. She is a highly skilled negotiator and a trained and proficient facilitator of communication.

She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and later from The John Marshall Law School with a Juris Doctorate. Her greatest skill is being able to understand the needs and interests of parties and to...
Kirsten M. Dunne
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(312) 464-1234 One E Wacker Dr #3800
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Notre Dame Law School
Ms. Dunne is an appellate lawyer at the law offices of GWC Injury Lawyers LLC and is based out of our Chicago location. An accomplished lawyer, Kirsten's legal ability it an asset to our law firm and the clients that she helps to protect. If you or someone that you love requires the assistance of a proven, experienced personal injury attorney, contact Ms. Dunne today at (312) 464-1234 or toll free at (800) 464-4772.
James J. DeSanto
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Libertyville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(847) 816-8100 712 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Insurance Claims
DePaul College of Law and University of Illinois
Richard A. Greenswag
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Northfield, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(847) 701-2251 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
Rick was affiliated with and became a partner in the law firm Chandler & Greenswag, P.C. from 1979-1993. Thereafter, he operated the Law Offices of Richard A. Greenswag, P.C. from 1993 until he then became a founding member of Kaplan & Greenswag LLC until March of 2011 when Greenswag & Associates, P.C. was formed.

Rick is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Rick is also a member of the Board of Directors and is President of PADS Crisis Services, Inc., a charitable organization serving the needs of the homeless in...
Susan Dawson
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Rolling Meadows, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Mr. Nathan Leong
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
200 E Randolph Dr
AON Center, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601
Employment, Business, Communications and Energy
University of Wisconsin Law School
Pasha Vaziri
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(312) 690-2610 111 W Washington St
Ste 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
I graduated from the University of Kentucky as a philosophy and political science double-major. I then worked in the financial services department of a Fortune 500 company for two years prior to attending The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. After obtaining my Juris Doctor, I worked as an associate attorney at a general civil litigation firm with a focus on personal injury and insurance law. There I settled countless cases for my clients, both individual and corporate. As a litigator, I obtained favorable outcomes through mediation, arbitration hearings, and bench and jury trials. Building on that experience, in 2014...
Keith J. Keogh
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(312) 726-1092 55 W. Monroe, Ste. 3390
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Keith concentrates on complex class action and individual suits involving unwanted robocalls to your cell phones under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Keith has been selected as a Illinois SuperLawyer for 2013-2018 and Rising Stars for 2008-2013. He was also named the 2015 Consumer Attorney of the Year by the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has extensively lectured on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Misty J. Cygan
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 12 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 Carolina... Read More »
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Edward Fox
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Legal Advocacy! Pursuing Justice for Workers!

I am a skilled and experienced employment law attorney. I am an outspoken champion of employees who have been wronged in the workplace! Visit my website to see client reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Bridgette A. Kolb
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(800) 444-1525 77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Bridgette A. Kolb joined Katz Friedman in 2014. Her practice is focused on protecting the rights of workers in Workers’ Compensation, Labor, and Employment law.

Bridgette represents clients in Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease cases. She is a zealous advocate who is dedicated to obtaining the compensation that injured workers and their families deserve. Bridgette has successfully represented clients with a wide variety of injuries, including injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders as well as burns, infections, and significant injuries to eyes. She has represented injured workers’ in claims against United Continental Holdings, American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, DHL,...
Samuel E. Neschis
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Des Plaines, IL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(847) 635-7877 2400 E Devon Ave
#284
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Fordham University School of Law
Michael T. Mertz
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Elder and Workers' Comp
DePaul College of Law
Poonam K. Lakhani
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(312) 212-4450 1 E Upper Wacker Dr
#2500
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
DePaul College of Law
Lori D Ecker
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(312) 855-1880 19 S LaSalle St Ste 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
Employment
DePaul College of Law
Lori Ecker provides knowledgeable representation to clients who have been subjected to sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, discrimination because of race, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or who have suffered retaliatory or wrongful termination. She has the experience and resources to represent employees in disputes involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, whistleblower retaliation, Workers’ Compensation retaliatory discharge claims, and unemployment compensation, among others. Ms. Ecker is particularly skilled in all matters relating to employment contracts, including severance agreements, executive compensation contracts and non-compete agreements.
Brent Keller
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 444-1525 77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kristin M. Case
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Chicago, IL 60606
Employment
University of Missouri - Columbia
Kristin M. Case is the founding Member of The Case Law Firm, now known as Case + Sedey, LLC. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois as well as Missouri and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. Ms. Case has extensive experience representing clients during employment negotiations, before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and throughout the litigation process both in state and federal courts.
Lori L Deem
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(312) 809-7010 161 North Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Employment
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
LORI L. DEEM is an employment lawyer and partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, Illinois. She is the Co-chair of the Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Group, Co-chair of the Discrimination Practice Group, and is a member of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group. Ms. Deem represents employees/plaintiffs exclusively in various types of employment matters in all a number of forums, including federal or state court, governmental agencies and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) settings.

Ms. Deem primarily regularly represents individual executives and employees for negotiation and litigation in a variety of employment-related matters, including the following areas: employment...
David A Bryant
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney
(312) 372-5200 55 W. Monroe St., #2440
Chicago, IL 60603
Employment
University of Wisconsin Law School and The John Marshall Law School
You work hard for your money and benefits. When it comes time to use those benefits, you should not have to fight an insurance company or the Social Security Administration to get what you have earned and deserve. Your job is to work with your doctors and other health care professionals to restore your health and rehabilitate yourself as much as possible. At Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant, our job is to handle the claim forms, legal proceedings, and the insurance and government bureaucrats. Your Chicago disability attorneys. We work to get everything you are entitled to,...
Mark R. McKenna
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Elder and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL
Peter S. Lubin
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Exceptional Illinois Employment Law Attorney!

I am a determined and skilled employment law attorney. I am committed to aggressively advocating for your rights and interests! Visit my website for client testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

Rick was affiliated with and became a partner in the law firm Chandler & Greenswag, P.C. from 1979-1993. Thereafter, he operated the Law Offices of Richard A. Greenswag, P.C. from 1993 until he then became a founding... Read More »
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Terry J. Smith
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(312) 419-1000 33 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60602
Employment
Cornell University
Terry J. Smith is a partner with Smith O'Callaghan & White. He has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law for more than 25 years, representing and regularly advising corporate defendants in litigation involving labor and employment matters in federal and state courts, and administrative agencies, throughout the United States. Prior to founding a boutique firm, Mr. Smith was a partner with Schiff Hardin & Waite in Chicago and began his career with Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for the past 6 years (2007-2012), representing the top 5% of all...
Julie Owen Herrera
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Chicago, IL
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
University of Illinois College of Law
Douglas B. Harper
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(312) 214-2454 Two Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60601-6769
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
New York University School of Law
I've been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. I graduated from Yale and NYU Law School, and my legal career began as a criminal prosecutor in New York City. Then I moved to Chicago and became a partner with a mid-sized litigation firm for 10 years, receiving litigation training from some of the best trial lawyers in the city. I opened my current law office in Chicago in 1998. In addition to practicing law full time, I've also been teaching trial skills to practicing lawyers every year since 1994 as a faculty member with The National Institute for Trial...
Douglas Werman
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(877) 419-1008 77 W Washington St, Suite 1402
Chicago, IL 60602
Employment
Loyola University Chicago
Douglas M. Werman is the founder and principal of Werman Salas P.C. in Chicago, Illinois. His practice is heavily concentrated in labor and employment litigation.

A nationally known and recognized trial lawyer, Doug has won or settled more than 700 individual, collective and class action lawsuits throughout the United States resulting in more than $250,000,000 being paid to working people and their families. In a published decision, one federal court recently described Doug and Werman Salas P.C. as “national leaders in advocating the rights of working people in wage and hour litigation.” In another published decision, a different court called him...
Stanley Eisenstein
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney
(800) 444-1525 77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois - Chicago
Jungyoon Jaz Park
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney
(872) 588-0440 565 W. Adams Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661
Employment
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jaz Park concentrates her practice in labor and employment law including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, IMWL, IWPCA, retaliation, and unemployment insurance claims and appeals. She is available to serve as a private mediator in disputes between parties upon request.
William R Pokorny
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(312) 983-0300 300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Employment, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
The University of Chicago Law School
William R. Pokorny represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in areas including discrimination, disabilities, ERISA and employee benefits, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and labor relations. He represents employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Mr. Pokorny has experience with a wide variety of clients, including manufacturers, utilities, hospitals and healthcare providers, insurance companies, financial services...
Kamran Memon
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(312) 961-2354 200 S Michigan Ave
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60604
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
University of Chicago
Attorney Kamran Memon has been practicing law in the Chicagoland area since 1997. He has successfully represented many clients in a variety of legal matters. Mr. Memon graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. He works with a trusted network of attorneys who are experienced and skilled in a variety of legal areas.
Joshua File
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 444-1525 77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment
DePaul College of Law
D. Daxton White
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
125 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Florida State University College of Law
D. Daxton White is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, the attorney rating service, indicating the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. He is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bar Associations, as well as the Indian River County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an association of securities attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation of investors defrauded by their financial professional or brokerage firm. Mr. White has also served on the PIABA Legislative Committee which attempts to advance the cause of investors through the use...
Marcia A. Franklin
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience

Marcia worked with the Federal Communications Commission as an attorney in the Mass Media Bureau and as Branch Manager in the Common Carrier Bureau from 1982 through 1987, and at MCI Telecommunications as a senior... Read More »
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Michael J. Merrick
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

Creighton University School of Law and University of Nebraska College of Law8th Circuit, Nebraska, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 7th Circuit, Illinois, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar and U.S. Supreme Court
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Christopher T. Hurley
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Elder and Workers' Comp
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL
Jaclyn N. Diaz
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(312) 345-8877 300 W Adams St
#330
Chicago, IL 60606
Employment, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
James G. Ahlberg
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Rochelle, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 562-4443 501 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 358
Rochelle, IL 61068
Employment, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Heidi Steiner
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(312) 858-5687 20 North Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Employment
Northwestern University School of Law
Heidi has provided employment law counseling to businesses in a wide variety of industries. She helps create and implement policies, conducts training, and drafts and negotiated executive employment agreements and separation releases. Heidi has training as a Human Resources Professional by the Human Resources Certification Institute, and approaches labor and employment problems with an eye toward finding positive business solutions to client problems.

Heidi has advised numerous clients in the drafting and revision of covenants not to compete, employment contract, separation agreements, employee policies and handbooks, and affirmative action plans, She also advises clients on FLSA and...
R. Tamara de Silva
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(312) 586-9890 53 W. Jackson Blvd.,
Suite 618
Chicago, IL 60611
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Criminal
Loyola University's School of Law
With over 20 years’ experience trading in the financial industry, few New York attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and insights possessed by Attorney R. Tamara de Silva. Serving clients in New York, Chicago, and London, she has earned a reputation for outstanding representation against even the most reputable businesses in the country. If you face issues involving whistleblowing, blockchain law, or white collar crimes, contact the Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what to do next. Ms. de Silva has a background in both trading and blockchain technologies. You...
Becky Bair Hurley
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(312) 553-4900 33 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 1431
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Elder and Workers' Comp
Northwestern University School of Law
Thomas P. Polacek
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Joliet, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Employment and Personal Injury
Washington University School of Law
Tom practices primarily in the area of personal injury, representing the seriously injured in state and federal trial courts. He also represents clients in general administrative litigation. Tom has litigation experience before trial and appellate courts in Missouri and Illinois, including arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court. He has represented clients and tried cases in U.S. Federal Courts in the Illinois Central and Northern Districts.

Tom was an academic All-American football player at Washington University in St. Louis and is married to a former national champion volleyball player. He maintains a strong interest in all sports and counts riding his bicycle,...
Jeffrey Mark Friedman
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(312) 357-1431 120 S. State Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603
Employment, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
University of Chicago
The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. concentrates in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, work injuries and employment discrimination, including sexual harassment. We offer a free consultation.
Ms. Jennifer Claire Weiss
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(312) 636-3810 53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 505
Chicago, IL 60604
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
Principal of law firm focusing practice on family law, child custody and support, visitation, domestic violence, mental health, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA and wage-and-hour violations, retaliation, civil rights, and juvenile justice. Offers settlement negotiation, litigation, general consulting, mediation, arbitration, and training services.
Elizabeth M.B. Golden
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(312) 577-7055 555 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60661
Employment
Cornell University
Carol Coplan Babbitt
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Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience

I am a Chicago based litigation attorney who has been practicing law since 1988. I opened my own law firm in 1997 and I have been a successful solo-practitioner ever since. I take a tenacious, results driven, approach to... Read More »
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Jaclyn N. Diaz
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Illinois Employment Law Lawyer

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and University of Illinois College of LawIllinois and U.S. District Court Northern District of 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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