Sterling, Illinois Employment Lawyers

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
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
Richard P. Walsh
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Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(815) 981-4841 1707 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(815) 490-4913 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
University of Colorado School of Law
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(815) 490-4935 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 490-4919 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Tax
John Marshall Law School
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(815) 490-4936 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment and Education
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(815) 490-4915 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment and Personal Injury
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(815) 490-4916 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(815) 490-4947 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Environmental
John Marshall Law School
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(815) 490-4905 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Rockford, Illinois Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(815) 490-4917 100 Park Avenue
Rockford, ILLINOIS 61105
Employment and Education
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Rockford, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(815) 490-4900 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Bankruptcy
Suffolk University Law School
Rockford, IL Employment Law Attorney
(815) 987-8946 120 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
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,...
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 43 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...
Faraz Nayyar
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Employment Law Attorney with 8 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
Former Attorney for the United States Department of Labor and United States Department of Justice. Years of complex litigation experience.
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Employment Law Attorney with 16 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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Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 37 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...
James J. DeSanto
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Libertyville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 50 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 College of Law
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 12 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....
Arik D. Hetue
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Burr Ridge, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 634-8401 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway
Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
After 8 years defending employers with a respected Chicago defense firm, Arik started Hetue Law, P.C. with a mission of helping people navigate the legal issues surrounding starting and growing their businesses as an outside general counsel, and protecting their finances and families via proper estate planning.

Arik is a skilled business law attorney, with experience in risk management, HR planning, business entity formation, corporate dispute resolution, technology planning, technology licensing agreements, and has enjoyed outside general counsel status to a variety of small businesses and technology start ups. He is also an experienced estate planning attorney,...
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.

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.
Hilary Elizabeth Wild
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Wheaton, IL Employment Law Attorney with 13 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
Charles G. Wentworth
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Glen Ellyn, IL Employment Law Attorney with 14 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...
Ethan White
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Oak Brook, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 984-0339 2021 Midwest Road
Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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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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.
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...
Scott G. Richmond
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South Elgin, IL Employment Law Attorney with 24 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...
Jolianne S. Alexander
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St. Charles, IL Employment Law Attorney with 6 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...
Thomas Hargrove
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Hoffman Estates, IL Employment Law Attorney with 26 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. ...
Richard Lofgren
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Glen Ellyn, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 34 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...
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 35 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...
Diana C. Taylor
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Libertyville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 816-8100 712 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Tulane University School of Law
Diana Taylor focuses her general litigation practice on the areas of personal injury, employment, and contract disputes. She has led litigation against individuals, small businesses, and professionals and served as a key contributor in multi-faceted litigation and disputes against corporate defendants including insurance carriers, car manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, and international unions.

At Tulane University Law School, Taylor pursued a certificate in sports law, which emphasized contract, labor and employment, negotiation, and intellectual property issues. She has had several opportunities to work with these topics through work with New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management LLC, and...
Steven B. Ekker
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Sugar Grove, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Antonio DeBlasio
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Oak Brook, IL Employment Law Attorney with 25 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...
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...
Patrick D. Cummings
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Woodridge, IL Employment Law Attorney with 5 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 20 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...
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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.