Much of Mr. Andrews work is focused on representing employers in unfair competition, trade secret and restrictive covenant cases in state and federal courts as well as at FINRA. He has successfully guided employers through numerous arbitrations, trials, and appeals in state, federal courts and before the NLRB.
In his labor law representation of employers, Mr. Andrews successfully guides employers through union organizing attempts via on-site coaching and training of supervisors and management in addition to representation before the NLRB.
A frequent speaker for the Illinois State, DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations, Mr. Andrews has for the past fifteen years also taught human resources as an instructor for Aurora University and Northern Illinois University's SHRM Certification Test Preparation Course.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Congregation Council of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Board Member
•National Alliance on Mental Illness Serving DeKalb, Kane and Kendall, Board Member and 5k Race Committee Member
•Wild Rose Woods Homeowners Association, Past President
•“Your Space or Myspace?” Human Resource Executive (January 2010)
•“The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employer's Duties Under the ADA,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 89:313-315 (June 2001)
Labor & Collective Bargaining
NLRB Denies Petitions to Revoke Subpoenas Based on Mere Allegation of Joint Employer Status
March 27, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board has denied petitions to revoke subpoenas that were issued by an NLRB Regional Director to two companies seeking information about a possible joint employer relationship between the two employers.
By Gregory H. Andrews
Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Illinois Appellate Court Finds Non-Compete Restrictions Over-Reaching and Affirms Court Decision Not to Blue Pencil
November 13, 2015
A recent decision from an Illinois Appellate Court suggests that employers with non-compete agreements “built to scare” may end up with an unenforceable contact and even the loss of confidential information under Illinois law. AssuredPartners, Inc. v.
By Gregory H. Andrews
Best Practices for Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Exit
When September 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
March 12, 2015
Unions Sue to Stop Wisconsin's New Right-to-Work Law
The day after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed the state's new right-to-work act, unions struck back with a complaint and a motion for a restraining order and temporary injunction. Three unions in Wisconsin, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (“IAM”) District 10 and Local 1061,...
March 10, 2015
Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State
The Wisconsin State Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state in the country. The legislation, passed on March 6, 2015, and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R) on March 9, makes it illegal for a Wisconsin private-sector employer to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union under...
February 5, 2015
Labor Board's Quickie Election Rule Raises the Question: Who's In Charge Here?
Are a company's lead persons actually the company's legal agents under the National Labor Relations Act?An individual meeting the definition of “supervisor” under the Act is not eligible to vote in a union election and, as an agent of the employer, the supervisor's wrongful statements and actions may be...
Professional Associations and Activities
•American Bar Association
•DuPage County Bar Association
•Illinois State Bar Association
•Kane County Bar Association
•Society for Human Resource Management