Arnstein & Lehr offers a full-service Employment & Labor Practice Group with experienced professionals in all areas of employment and labor law who provide practical, client-focuses and cost-effective advice to our clients.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in client counseling and litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in all areas of labor and employment law, including:
- Affirmative Action and Governmental Contractor Issues
- Asset and Trade Secret Protection
- Class and Collective Actions
- Disability Issues
- Drug/Alcohol and Employment Testing
- Employee Benefits
- Employee Classification Issues
- Employment Discrimination
- Employment-Related Immigration
- Human Resource Administration and Training
- Harassment and Retaliation Claims
- Labor Relations/Union Avoidance
- Wage and Hour Law
- Workplace Safety and Health Issues
- Wrongful Discharge
- Whistleblower claims
The practice group’s clients include companies ranging in size from publicly held Fortune 500 corporations to closely held start-up businesses. Employment & Labor Practice Group also represents non-profit entities, charities and academic institutions as well as a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, service, health care, banking, printing, high tech, recreation, hotel and restaurant, building and construction.
EMPLOYMENT LAW TOOLKIT AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
The Arnstein & Lehr Employment & Labor Practice Group publishes a regularly updated employment law handbook, the “Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers – How to Protect Your Business From Liability and Comply with State and Federal Employment Laws,” which is a comprehensive resource for businesses. It not only highlights some of the major laws and regulations facing employers in today’s litigious environment, but it also offers practical suggestions about how to avoid liability and protect company assets. For a free copy of this toolkit, or any other publication Arnstein & Lehr has to offer, please contact your Arnstein & Lehr attorney or the firm’s Marketing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may also visit the publications section on our website at www.arnstein.com/publications to request a copy.
LABOR RELATIONS AND UNION AVOIDANCE
Arnstein & Lehr represents and advises public and private employers in all phases of labor relations under federal and state laws. This representation includes defense of unfair labor practices and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and state boards; legal advice in union-free campaigns and decertification campaigns; defense of agency enforcement actions in federal courts; contract negotiations and arbitrations; Section 301 lawsuits and hybrid actions; strike management; and federal and state injunctive relief. Our labor attorneys play a critical role in due diligence and strategic advice in business mergers and acquisition.
OFCCP COMPLIANCE, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND PREVAILING WAGE MATTERS
Arnstein & Lehr has extensive experience dealing with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and developing affirmative action plans for employers, including federal and local government contractors. Our attorneys also counsel and represent employers in federal and local prevailing wage matters, including compliance audits and hearings.
Under the watchful eye of the U.S. government, businesses must take appropriate measures to ensure proper employee authorization and verification. Arnstein & Lehr protects its corporate clients by reviewing I-9 forms, preparing the necessary documents for audits, and developing an effective strategy to comply with all worksite enforcement actions. For those employers seeking worker status for a specific period of time and purpose, our lawyers provide exceptional support in all non-immigrant visa categories. We also assist companies in obtaining immigrant visas, authorizing unlimited employment with U.S. residence for foreign nationals. Where necessary, we handle immigration matters in administrative and federal court proceedings.
Arnstein & Lehr often communicates with them about best practices and all the constant changes in the industry. Our attorneys frequently author articles and news alerts on a variety of workplace legal issues, as well as present lectures and seminars on employment and labor-related topics for clients, bar associations, chambers of commerce, and special industry and professional organizations. They also participate in the development and drafting of employment and labor laws and regulations at both the state, federal and administrative level.
General Counselor Employment Blog
Arnstein & Lehr is at the forefront of legal issues that arise within the industries we serve. We frequently write and post topical content on General Counselor, our employment law news blog, published by Arnstein & Lehr attorneys who represent in-house counsel, business owners and executives in just about every industry. Keep up to date on the latest employment and labor law developments by visiting our blog.
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“New FLSA Overtime Regulations Are Here: What Employers Must Do To Comply With Them”
The largest increase in employment-related disputes and litigation relates to whether workers are being properly compensated under the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state law. This trend will only increase with the updated FLSA “White Collar” regulations becoming effective on December 1, 2016. This one-hour seminar, hosted by partner E. Jason Tremblay, discusses what changes have been made to the FLSA and, more importantly, how employers can prepare for their implementation.To view the on-demand version, please click here. | October 12, 2016
“The New Proposed FLSA “White Collar” Regulations: What Changed and What’s Next For Employers“
Partner E. Jason Tremblay presented a one-hour webcast on the proposed Fair Labor Standards Act regulations to help employers prepare for 2016. The largest increase in employment-related disputes and litigation relates to whether workers are being properly compensated under the FLSA and related state law. This trend will only increase once the proposed FLSA regulations become final. This one-hour seminar discussed what changes have been proposed to the FLSA regulations and, more importantly, how employers can prepare for their inevitable implementation. To view the on-demand version, please click here. | December 2, 2015