We help companies manage the many complex issues that arise in recruiting, employing and retaining a diverse workforce in different workplace settings, including production facilities, restaurants, offices, and transportation terminals. Our employment attorneys offer a practical approach to minimizing legal liability from day-to-day decisions regarding hiring, discipline, disability and leaves of absence, and terminations. In addition, we effectively defend food industry employers against claims of discrimination and other employment-related claims.
Our employment attorneys take a practical and aggressive approach to representing our clients’ interests. We have many years of hands-on experience handling the various day-to-day employment matters that arise in the workplace as well as counseling clients on complex HR issues. We have had success in disposing of discrimination charges filed against our clients in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and similar administrative bodies, sometimes just days after filing position papers.
We regularly litigate other employment and labor matters involving:
- Breach of contract
- Non-compete and trade secrets agreements
- Wrongful discharge
- Employment torts
We have obtained TROs and injunctions against employees who breached their contractual and fiduciary duties by improperly competing with their former employers and/or misappropriating trade secrets. We also have developed special expertise in representing employers in occupational safety and health citation enforcement actions, and serve as OSHA counsel to one of the largest employers in Illinois.
We are also skilled in the use of cost-saving alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration.