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Employment Relations & Benefits

Our Employment Relations Lawyers Approach Employment Relations Proactively

We assist clients in setting up and maintaining effective employee relations programs designed to minimize the risk of litigation in areas of:

Even the best employment counseling cannot prevent all disputes from occurring, however. We practice and counsel before EEOC and state and local human rights departments in areas of discrimination based upon race, sex, age, disability, and non-compliance with family and medical leave laws.

Our lawyers have successfully defended state law contract claims related to employee handbooks and claims for wrongful termination, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress alleged to have arisen out of employment termination.

We can represent you in claims regarding:

Age, Sex, Religious, Race and National Origin Discrimination

Retaliatory Discharge

Americans with Disabilities Act

Illinois Human Rights Act

Family and Medical Leave Act

Cook County Human Rights Ordinance

Sexual Harassment

Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

Wage and Hour Disputes

Non-Compete Agreements and Restraints

Workplace Violence

Tortious Interference

Malicious Prosecution

Defamation

Wrongful Termination

Our Executive Compensation Lawyers can provide you with a comprehensive suite of employee benefit services

These services include the design, implementation, administration, and termination of executive compensation plans.

The executive compensation plans we create and maintain are designed to attract superior talent, save fees and taxes, reduce health care costs, create employee loyalty, and provide benefits to owner-employees, including:

The benefit plans we create for our clients are compliant from the outset. But when a new client brings us a plan that has fallen out of compliance, we take action to correct the operational defects to avoid negative consequences and preserve the benefits of the plan.

Our Employment Relations & Benefits Professionals