Employment and Labor Law

Our Employment and Labor Law practice group offers its clients representation in all areas of litigation, counseling and policy drafting.

We have also handled investigations before the Illinois Department of Labor and the departments of labor of other States. Additionally, we handle matters that include EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints and Department of Human Rights complaints, as well as prevailing wage claims.

The same aggressive yet cost-effective approach to litigation that is the hallmark of Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC is emphasized by the employment and labor lawyers.  Where appropriate – mediation or arbitration of disputes is encouraged as an alternative to costly and sometimes risky jury trial litigation in this area.

The employment and labor area is one where proactive counseling can be extremely beneficial. Today’s workplace has become more complicated in recent years with the enactment or amendment of numerous federal laws such as the ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. State governments also have enacted new employment laws, such as the Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act. Add to that increasing wage and hour class litigation, and the explosion of social media and text messaging, and the problems employers face grow daily. We therefore invite our clients to take advantage of our training and audit services in areas such as harassment awareness, leave of absence management, pay practices, and union avoidance. Our attorneys also have experience in the following areas:

  • ADA Claims
  • Affirmative Action Compliance
  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations
  • Discrimination & Retaliation Claims
  • Drafting Employee Handbooks
  • EEOC/IL Human Rights Department Charges
  • ERISA Focused Litigation
  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • FMLA Counseling & Litigation
  • Grievance Disputes
  • Labor Disputes
  • NLRB Representation
  • Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • OSHA
  • Title VII Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation