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The General Counselor Employment Law Blog is for in-house attorneys, business owners, and other executives and employers. It provides employment law news with special attention to Illinois employment law. The blog is maintained by the Employment & Labor Law Practice Group at Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Since its founding in 1893, Arnstein & Lehr has served clients – large and small – throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. More than a century later, Arnstein & Lehr has established itself as a sophisticated, full-service practice that addresses the diverse and complex needs of its clients with vision, expertise, and a commitment to quality and service. Visit us at www.arnstein.com.

Our Employment & Labor Legal Services

As part of its commitment to providing comprehensive business law and litigation services to its clients, Arnstein & Lehr offers a full-service Employment & Labor Law Group. The group’s employment lawyers have extensive experience in client counseling and litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in the following areas of labor and employment law: union-management relations, unfair labor practice proceedings under the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance and arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination and affirmative action, wrongful discharge, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, employee benefits, occupational safety and health, wage and hour law, drug and alcohol testing, AIDS issues, employment-related immigration, and general personnel administration.

Our employment lawyers are engaged in a nationwide practice, representing both private and public sector employers. Clients include union and non-union companies and range in size from large, publicly held Fortune 500 corporations to small, closely held and not-for-profit businesses. They cover a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, service, health care, banking, printing, high tech, recreation, hotel and restaurant, and building and construction.

The objective of the Employment & Labor Practice Group is to provide legal services to clients in an effective, timely and economic manner. Its members are particularly cognizant of the cost-sensitive nature of employment and labor-related legal services and work closely with clients to address their billing, staffing and budgetary needs and concerns, together with their underlying legal problems.

The Employment & Labor Practice Group consists of employment attorneys who have devoted all or a substantial part of their professional careers to various aspects of employment law. Collectively, its members have over 130 years of experience in the field, supplemented by the available services of the firm’s staff of civil litigators, associates, and other support personnel.

In addition to their strong litigation and client counseling skills, the practice group’s members frequently present lectures and seminars on labor and employment-related topics for clients, bar association groups, chambers of commerce, and special industry and professional organizations; and author articles on a variety of workplace legal issues; and participate in the development and drafting of employment and labor laws and regulations at both state and federal levels.