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RD has the breadth and depth of experience to handle all matters for labor and employment clients and their employees. We work closely with our clients to address day-to-day employment issues for union and non-union personnel. We develop employment policies and procedures, and frequently advise our clients concerning corrective actions and disciplinary matters. Our labor and employment attorneys appear before the Illinois Labor Relations Board on wage and hour matters, grievances, arbitrations, contract negotiations and unfair labor practice charges.

We have successfully defended employers against a diverse array of employment claims including sexual discrimination claims, claims arising under the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Our firm has experience drafting language for employee handbooks and policy manuals, preparing employee severance agreements and releases, and authoring employment law publications. We represent employers and employees in drafting, negotiating and enforcing restrictive covenants, and we have experience handling routine to complex disputes in regards to employment contracts. Additionally, RD counsels management in its negotiation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements.

RD has comprehensive experience in employment and labor law litigation. We represent employers before the EEOC, National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Human Rights Commission and other state agencies. Our attorneys also advise government employers in court and before administrative boards and commissions, argue cases in the appellate court, and defend governmental employers in federal court litigation.