Gladstone, Illinois Employment Lawyers

Grant Gulovsen
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Galesburg, IL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
University of Illinois College of Law
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(312) 505-5038 7109 S Ridgebrook Dr
Mapleton, IL 61547
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
I am a unique Illinois lawyer who represents individuals, consumers and small business owners. I have two office locations to better serve you--one in downtown Chicago and one just outside Peoria. If you have been seriously injured, physically or monetarily I am here to help you. I handle sexual harassment cases as well as personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases, throughout the state of Illinois. I can help you through the complex legal system. My priority is client satisfaction. Unlike most attorneys I am available seven days a week and can work around your schedule.

I am...
Kerrianne L. Waters
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Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Boulevard
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I was born in raised near Peoria, Illinois. After obtaining my degree from the University of Illinois I attend Southern Illinois University to obtain my Juris Doctorate Degree. While in law school I helped manage a Self Help Legal Center allowing the public to use forms to represent themselves. I worked with the school to become the first law school in Illinois to require a pro bono commitment from each student during his/her time at the school.

I was able to acquire a license to practice law as a senior law student which allowed me to work...
Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3209 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(309) 497-3237 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment and Education
Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3208 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Family and Tax
Notre Dame Law School
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 497-3245 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(309) 999-9899 416 Main Street  
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business and Criminal
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 497-3223 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 999-4635 1 College Dr
Peoria, IL 61635
Employment, Administrative and Criminal
Mackinaw, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(408) 836-9986 PO Box 677
Mackinaw, IL 61755
Employment and Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Canton, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 647-6300 121 W Elm St
Canton, IL 61520
Employment and Estate Planning
East Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 698-6627 1009 Illini Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Quincy, IL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(217) 228-8071 2321 Kochs Lane
P.O. Box 4005
Quincy, IL 62305
Employment, Bankruptcy, Construction and Estate Planning
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Jacksonville, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(217) 245-6177 232 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651
Employment, Business and Construction
Stephen A. Glickman
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(312) 960-9550 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603
Employment
DePaul College of Law
Stephen A. Glickman is an experienced employment lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. He has represented both employers and employees in a wide range of employment law matters for more than 30 years.

Dedicated exclusively to employment law, his practice covers all areas of employment law, including human resources, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, severance, separation agreements and employment litigation. He provides a full range of quality legal services, including advice, negotiation, mediation and litigation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Glickman has earned a reputation as one of the top employment lawyers in Chicago. ...
Adam Gana
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111 W Jackson
#1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Employment, Appeals, Business and Insurance Claims
New York Law School
Adam Gana serves as the managing partner of the law firm of Gana Weinstein LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of securities arbitration. Mr. Gana's experience includes securities arbitration and litigation in various dispute resolution forums including JAMS, NFA and FINRA and litigation in both State and Federal Courts. As lead counsel, Mr. Gana has tried more than forty cases to verdict before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, AAA, and has settled hundreds more cases through mediation and direct negotiation.

Mr. Gana was named in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars® for eight straight years (an...
Philip Fornaro
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Hinsdale, IL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(708) 639-4320 23 Lincoln Street
Unit 101
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
Wayne Outten
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(877) 468-8836 161 North Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Employment and International
New York University School of Law
WAYNE N. OUTTEN is Chair and Founding Partner of Outten & Golden LLP. He was the Managing Partner from the founding of the firm in 1998 until the end of 2018. His practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals in all areas of employment law. He co-chairs the firm’s Executives and Professionals and Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Groups.

Mr. Outten’s practice focuses on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He is the author of the “Representing the Executive” chapter in Executive Compensation (BNA Books). His practice includes representing employees in...
James G Militello III
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Woodstock, IL Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 338-2040 747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC. Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.
Jennifer M. Danish
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(312) 561-3010 205 N Michigan Ave Ste 3910
Chicago, IL 60601
Employment and Insurance Claims
The John Marshall Law School
Jennifer Danish is the Managing Partner of Bryant Legal Group PC. Her practice at the firm concentrates on matters involving ERISA governed benefits, short and long term disability policies, individual disability income policies and False Claims Act litigation.

Jennifer counsels and represents policyholders on all aspects of disability coverage, from the filing of initial claims, to internal appeals, to litigating denials in state and federal court. She is intimately familiar with insurance industry operations and uses this knowledge to help her clients collect the benefits they are entitled to. As a Chicago insurance lawyer, Jennifer also provides strategic and practical advice...
Cameron Ross Monti
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(312) 456-3674 200 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Michigan State University
Mr. Monti concentrates his practice in taxation, business law, and employment law representing businesses in an "outside general counsel" capacity. He has a specialty in handling federal and state taxation tax controversy, tax audits, corporate and business law, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, employment law, separation and employment agreements, not-for-profit organizations, commercial lending and litigation, mergers & acquisitions, tax restructuring, and commercial real estate, medical cannabis law, and park district law. Mr. Monti received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2001 and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington...
David B. Levin
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(312) 212-4355 111 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
We represent the rights of consumers in all forms of consumer rights litigation, including lemon law, breach of warranty, debt collection violations, credit reporting issues, unauthorized robocalls and telemarketing calls, consumer fraud and related issues. We also handle employment litigation, including wage and hour cases, overtime pay issues, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Many of the firm's cases are brought as class actions and we handle personal injury cases as well.
John R. Walker
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(312) 525-8074 101 N. WACKER DRIVE
SUITE 2006
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Defense, Maritime and Workers' Comp
South Texas College of Law
JOHN R. WALKER is a Partner in SBSB's Houston office. For the past almost twenty-five years, it has been my privilege to represent insurance and employer interests focusing on the defense of claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Act, the Defense Base (DBA), the Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Instrumentalities Act, the Jones Act, and General Maritime and Admiralty Law. Additionally, John also has extensive experience in First Party Insurance Defense matters, representing employers, insurance carriers, and third parties in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, John handled First Party Insurance Defense,...
Ross Peters
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 532-7400 415 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60654
Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Comp
Northwestern University School of Law
Ross is the President of The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. and has been named one of Illinois’ top lawyers by the Leading Lawyers Network. He focuses his practice on representing victims of sexual harassment, employment law, discrimination, personal injury claims (including medical malpractice) and business litigation. Ross has handled over one thousand cases throughout Illinois. In addition to settling major cases, he has tried numerous significant cases to verdict. Further, he has participated in countless mediations and arbitrations. Ross’s opinions and advice have been sought by national television shows, print media, and radio stations. As...
David Porter
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(312) 236-1207 33 N LaSalle St, #2000
Chicago, IL 60602
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Hofstra University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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 Hofstra University in New York in 1985.

After law school Mr. Porter practiced law in New York for 10 years. Then he and his family moved to Illinois (to be closer to their family members), where he has been in private practice since 1995 (all at his current location).

For the last 30 years Mr. Porter has devoted himself to the practice of employment law primarily on behalf of employees....
Peter S. Lubin
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Elmhurst, IL Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(833) 306-4933 360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Communications and Consumer
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...
Richard K. Hellerman
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(855) 454-5529 222 S Riverside Plaza
#2100
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
Employment, Business and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Aggressive, pragmatic, energetic, zealous representation of clients' interests, both in court and out of court, is a succinct summary of my experience and what I bring to the representation of all my clients.

My trial experience and ability is my biggest professional strength. I have been fortunate to try scores of cases, before judges and juries, representing multinational corporations, family owned businesses and individuals in a wide variety of matters. I have particular expertise and experience in prosecuting and defending emergent litigation matters such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
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, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Consumer
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.

Daniel J. Voelker
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(312) 870-5430 600 W Jackson Blvd
#100
Chicago, IL 60661
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
The Voelker Litigation Group represents clients in contract, business, construction, real estate, trust and estate, class action, financial institution, intellectual property, and labor and employment disputes. The firm and its attorneys have handled cases of all sizes from the relatively small matter to high-stakes litigation and have represented a cross-section of clients from the entrepreneur or sole-proprietor, to middle market and Fortune 500 companies.

The founder of the firm, Daniel J. Voelker, has built a solid reputation as a highly-effective trial attorney, a skilled negotiator and a person with exceptional financial savvy. He has been a litigator for over 30 years...
Garrett Browne
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 335-1206 300 W Adams St, #330
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Nursing Home
St. John's University School of Law
Garrett W. Browne has been with Ed Fox & Associates, Ltd. since the firm's inception in 1999. While attending law school in New York City, Garrett concentrated his academic studies in labor and employment law while working as an intern for the U.S. Department of Labor, and law clerk for the Mayor's Office of Labor Relations for the City of New York. After graduating from law school, Garrett moved to Chicago to pursue his interest in litigating the claims of individuals who have had their dignity and basic rights violated by government, law enforcement, employers, and nursing homes.

While Garrett has...
Dana Djokic
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(800) 444-1525 77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Nova Southeastern University
Dana Djokic worked in-house for AIG Staff Counsel from 2006 through 2018 handling the defense of workers' compensation claims of various complexities. She has tried many cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She changed her career focus to pursue her passion of representing injured workers in the State of Illinois. Dana has a B.A. in English with Honors from Florida Atlantic University. She obtained her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2001, Dana's article entitled "Coffee? Tea? Or a Pamphlet Detailing your Human Rights?" was published in the International Travel Law Journal (Issue Four). The...
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,...
Paul Mollica
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(312) 809-7010 161 N. Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Employment
DePaul College of Law
PAUL W. MOLLICA joined Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, IL as Counsel in 2010. Mr. Mollica has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and has often authored or co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals for such national organizations as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, NAACP, AARP, People for the American Way, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a frequent author and lecturer (for lawyers and courts) in the area of employment discrimination. He served as executive editor on the...
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...
Marcia A. Franklin
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Northfield, IL Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 701-2252 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
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 attorney from 1987 through 1994. Thereafter, she worked as a consultant until joining Kaplan & Greenswag LLC in January 2007.

Marcia is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Marcia also serves on the Northbrook Plan Commission.
Edward Fox
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(877) 335-1206 300 W Adams St, #330
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Southwestern Law School
Ed Fox received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1976 and obtained his law degree from Southwestern University in 1985. For the past 20 years, the first 10 in Los Angeles and the second 10 in Chicago, Ed has worked for those whose rights were violated by those in a position of trust or authority, such as nursing homes, police officers and employers.

In 1996, Ed came to Chicago, his original hometown, and began practicing here. In 1999, he started his firm, Ed Fox & Associates, Ltd. with one other lawyer.

Ed's work philosophy is to litigate his cases...
Michael Bartolic
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Chicago, IL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(312) 635-1600 29 South LaSalle
Suite 1120
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims and Social Security Disability
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Bartolic advises executives and other professionals regarding executive compensation and benefits, and represents them in all ERISA litigation. His practice is devoted exclusively to representing individuals such as executives and directors, managers, brokers, traders, investment advisors, attorneys, physicians, and educators. He helps the professionals obtain and protect the compensation and benefits they have earned through initial negotiation of compensation and benefits, internal administrative claims and appeals, and federal litigation if necessary. Mr. Bartolic also consults other attorneys on matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). His practice includes advising: personal injury and workers compensation lawyers regarding rights of...
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 44 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 38 years experience
(630) 333-0000 17W220 W 22nd St
#410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Consumer
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
In 1987, Vincent DiTommaso founded his own law firm. Vincent forged his law firm into a firm specializing in business litigation, consumer fraud, and class actions. For over two and a half decades, Vincent has acted as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous consumer class actions that have had a national impact. The Illinois Attorney General appointed Vincent to act as a Special Assistant Attorney General to represent the Treasurer of the State of Illinois. The Chief Judge of DuPage County selected Vincent to be among the first group of Certified Court Appointed Mediators. He has given seminars to train...
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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.

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