Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Employment Litigation

Employment Contracts
Defend employers in oral and written breach of contract actions in state and federal courts including but not limited to claims of bonuses, commissions, and cause terminations. Pursue claims and counterclaims on behalf of employers for breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of assets, violations of trade secret laws and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Employment Litigation

Discrimination Claims
Defend employers in Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1981, and discrimination claims based on other protected categories pursuant to state and local laws.

Employment Litigation

Retaliatory Discharge
Defend employers in claims of retaliatory discharge for filing worker’s compensation claims, whistleblower claims, and other violation of public policy claims.

Employment Litigation

Non-Compete/Confidentiality Agreement Litigation
Actions to enforce non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements and other restrictive covenants. Such litigation many times involves temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunction relief.

Employment Litigation

False Claims Act
Defend employers and federal contractors against claims brought under the False Claims Act by employees and alleged whistleblowers.

Labor Relations

Union Organizing
Guide and represent throughout the legal minefield of union organizing campaigns.

Labor Relations

Collective Bargaining
Advise and represent employers during collective bargaining with employee unions.

Labor Relations

NLRB Hearings
Experienced attorneys representing employers in representation, unfair labor practice, and compliance matters.

Labor Relations

Grievances, Arbitrations, Pickets and Strikes
Represent and advise employers in employee grievance and arbitration hearings. Advise, strategize and represent employers on picket and strike matters.

Labor Relations

Fund Audits
Advise and represent employers during union pension, health & welfare audits as well as litigation for collection by the funds.

Labor Relations

Decertification/Deauthorization
Assist employers with strategy and representation during decertification or deauthorization of unions representing their employees.

Labor Relations

General Employment Issues

General Employment Issues

Unemployment Claims
K&P attorneys defend employers before the Illinois Department of Employment Security in all stages, from filing a protest through circuit court administrative review.

General Employment Issues

Wage & Hour/FLSA
K&P attorneys advise employers on wage and hour issues, and represent employers before the Illinois Department of Labor and the US Department of Labor.

General Employment Issues

EEOC/state and local agencies
K&P attorneys represent employers in the investigation of discrimination claims before EEOC, state and local agencies. K&P attorneys also represent clients in mediation of discrimination claims. 

General Employment Issues

OSHA
Represent employers in alleged OSHA violations and PSHA retaliation/whistleblower actions.

General Employment Issues

RIFs/WARN Act
Counsel employers through the minefields of reductions in force, layoffs and furloughs. Advise on federal and state WARN statutes.

General Employment Issues

Family and Medical Leave Act
Experienced attorneys help employers navigate through state and federal FMLA provisions, and explain the interaction between FMLA, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state worker’s compensation laws.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance

HR Counseling
K&P attorneys answer your HR questions and provide advice on preventative measures as well as strategy on complex HR issues.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance

Customized Compliance Training
Provide professional training suited to your company’s needs to keep your managers and employees updated on the latest employment laws, regulations and issues.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance

HR/Legal Audits
K&P attorneys provide comprehensive legal review of all facets of clients' Human Resources practices including wage and hour compliance.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance

Anti-Harassment/Diversity Training
K&P attorneys regularly train managers on anti-harassment and diversity laws and proper investigation of employee complaints to help reduce the risk of claims and maintain harassment free workplaces.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance

Policy Review
K&P attorneys assist employers in creating or revising employment policies to remain in compliance with employment laws and postings.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance

Employee Handbooks
Make sure your company is up to date and in compliance with state and federal laws regarding the workplace with an effective employee handbook.

HR Counseling, Training and Compliance