Kewanee, Illinois Employment Lawyers

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.

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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...
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
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 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 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
(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) 497-3245 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(309) 497-3237 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment and Education
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
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 999-4635 1 College Dr
Peoria, IL 61635
Employment, Administrative and Criminal
Steven B. Ekker
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Sugar Grove, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 234-4682 221 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Employment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Attorney Steven Ekker began practicing law in Illinois in 1993. Since then, he has distinguished himself throughout Illinois courtrooms for outstanding legal services in a wide variety of practice areas. Focusing on civil litigation, Mr. Ekker is skilled in handling cases involving: personal injury; commercial and business disputes; real estate litigation; general civil litigation; divorce and family law; contract disputes; wage, salary, commission and other employment disputes; foreclosures; defamation; and, appeals.

With experience representing both sides of civil disputes, Mr. Ekker is able to effectively anticipate strategies from opposing counsel. He has a track record for success both in state and...
Jolianne S. Alexander
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St. Charles, IL Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 549-0960 250 W. River Drive
Unit 2A
St. Charles, IL 60174
Employment
Jolianne S. Alexander practices in the firm’s employment law group. She brings to the firm’s practice, a dynamic and diverse perspective, which stems from her years of experience in practicing employment law as an in-house counsel, and as both a plaintiff’s and defense attorney. Prior to joining the firm, she has handled a wide variety of complex litigation arising under the Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII, as well as other employment-related statutes. She has successfully drafted and argued dispositive motions, conducted solo jury and bench trials at both the Illinois Human Rights Commission and in state court, and...
Scott G. Richmond
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South Elgin, IL Employment Law Attorney with 25 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...
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,...
Kathleen Currie Chavez
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Geneva, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(630) 232-7450 10 West State Street, Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Employment, Business, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Northwestern University School of Law
Kathleen C. Chavez, founding partner of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from Northwestern University School of Law. Chavez is a nationally recognized civil litigator with a reputation for obtaining exceptional results in challenging cases. She is a results-driven, highly focused “problem-solver” with an unmatched ability to strategically frame critical issues, develop innovative solutions and negotiate outstanding results for her clients. She is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois and Washington D.C., as well as various federal courts, the Federal Trial Bar and the United States Federal Court of Claims.
Thomas J. Arkell
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Bloomington, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(309) 828-6241 1001 North Main Street, Suite A
Bloomington, IL 61701
Employment and Immigration
University of Notre Dame
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.
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
Richard M Manzella
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Bloomington, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(309) 829-7424 117 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Consumer
DePaul College of Law
* Single attorney firm concentrating in employment law since June 1999 representing Plaintiffs in nearly every aspect of their employment including discrimination (e.g., Title VII, ADEA, Illinois Human Rights Act, ADA) and wrong ful dismissal (e.g., FMLA, Workers' Compensation retaliation, whistleblower claims) pension/ERISA, wage and hour, severance and employment agreement review and unemployment appeals. * Also representing clients in consumer rights actions. * Experienced in state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels. * Admitted to Illinois and Northern District of Illinois Bar 1999, Central District of Illinois 2002, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2004. *15 years of supervisory and...
Steven Whitmore
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Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(815) 986-0810 220 E. State St.
Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61104
Employment and Civil Rights
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
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(815) 490-4905 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(815) 490-4913 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
University of Colorado School of Law
Richard P. Walsh
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Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(815) 981-4841 1707 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(815) 490-4935 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 490-4916 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(815) 490-4919 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Tax
John Marshall Law School
Rockford, IL Employment Law Attorney
(815) 987-8946 120 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(815) 490-4947 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Environmental
John Marshall Law School
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(815) 490-4915 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment and Personal Injury
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 490-4936 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment and Education
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(815) 490-4900 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Bankruptcy
Suffolk University Law School
Bloomington, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 766-4593 1 State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61701
Employment and Civil Rights
Bloomington, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 827-0044 207 W Jefferson St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(815) 490-4917 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment and Education
Northern Illinois University College of Law
St Charles, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 377-1554 2035 Foxfield Rd
St Charles, IL 60174
Employment
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
Naperville, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 904-8137 2219 Sisters Ave
Naperville, IL 60564
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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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Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.