|Labor and Employment Law||Occupational Safety and Health|
About this office:
Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national law firm founded in 1943, was one of the first law firms to center its practice on representing employers in labor and employment matters. Now one of the largest in the field, the firm has maintained its commitment to helping employers find innovative legal and practical solutions to their business needs by offering management preventive advice and litigation defense. Working in many areas of employment law, the firm's attorneys offer a wide breadth of expertise covering such traditional subjects as NLRB, EEOC, wage and hour, and disability law, as well as global immigration, pension and benefits, trade secrets and occupational safety and health. In addition to defending employers in labor cases, Fisher & Phillips attorneys help their clients to minimize litigation risks through the development of effective contracts, policies and procedures and through training supervisors and administrators in practical compliance strategies and dispute resolution. The firm's network of thirty-one offices from coast to coast enable its attorneys to handle matters promptly and efficiently in any state. Its focus on labor and employment law permits the firm to provide cost-effective services to employers ranging from large multi-national companies to small, family-owned businesses. Firm attorneys participate actively in state and local bar associations, charitable organizations, business associations and public service activities.
Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers in a broad range of industries including automotive, banks and financial institutions, credit unions, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, transportation and logistics, private schools, colleges and universities, state and local governments, legal and professional service firms, insurance and related services, and non-profit organizations.
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Statement of Practice Summary:
Labor and Employment Law; Labor Relations; Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA); Immigration and Naturalization; Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation; Pension and Benefits; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Breach of Contract; COBRA; Civil Rights; Collective Bargaining; Class Actions; Employee Benefits; Employment Discrimination; ERISA; Harassment; Reductions in Force; Risk Management; Sexual Harassment; Trade Secrets; Wage and Hour; Whistleblower Litigation; Wrongful Termination.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Cook County's New Wage-Theft Ordinance
Peter J. Gillespie, February 27, 2015
Cook County recently increased the stakes on wage and hour compliance for employers that transact business with or receive tax incentives from the County. After May 1, 2015, Cook County may refuse to allow businesses to operate or do business with the County for up to five years, if the business...
Illinois Employers Must Offer Retirement Savings Program
Joel W. Rice, February 4, 2015
Illinois has become the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring businesses to offer their employees a retirement savings plan. Signed into law recently by Gov. Pat Quinn, the new law, entitled “Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program,” is intended to encourage more retirement...
Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws
Peter J. Gillespie, November 28, 2014
Peter Gillespie was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek on November 6, 2014. The article “Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws” discussed the importance of employers revisiting their company sick leave policies with cold and flu season beginning. Especially in places where laws have...
Year Established: 1943
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