HSPRD’s Deane Brown To Chair ISBA Bench & Bar Section Council

Employment lawyer Deane B. Brown has been appointed to serve as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar Section Council for 2017-2018.

HSPRD Sponsors Women Employed Annual Event

On May 10, 2017, HSPRD proudly sponsored Women Employed’s annual “The Working Lunch” event.

Partner Deane B. Brown Quoted In The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Deane B. Brown spoke with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about her support of the Equal Rights Amendment.

HSPRD’s Deane Brown Writes About Support Of Equal Rights Amendment

“6 Reasons I Support the Equal Rights Amendment as an Employment Lawyer” by Deane B. Brown.

HSPRD Makes Step Toward Victory Against GLK Foods, LLC.

HSPRD recently obtained a victory in a class and collective class action brought by Mexican migrant workers against GLK Foods, known as the largest sauerkraut producer in the world, when the Court awarded the workers $837,518 in unpaid wages and damages.

HSPRD’s José Behar Speaks With Bloomberg BNA On Workplace Bullying

On March 16, 2017, HSPRD’s José Behar spoke with The Daily Labor Report of Bloomberg BNA (linked to PDF) on the topic of workplace bullying.

HSPRD Partners Present on Providing Healthcare to Transgender Patients

HSPRD partners Juliet Berger-White and Caryn Lederer presented to hospital staff and medical personnel at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on best practices in providing healthcare to transgender and gender expansive patients.

Deane Brown Serves as Panelist for Equal Rights Amendment Program

On October 31, 2016, HSPRD Partner Deane Brown served as a panelist for a continuing legal education program at the Chicago Bar Association entitled, The Equal Rights Amendment.

HSPRD Partner Christopher Wilmes speaks at Federal Bar Association

Mr. Wilmes recently spoke at the Federal Bar Association’s second annual Employment Law Seminar on a panel entitled “Use of Credit, Criminal, and Other Background Checks.”

Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.

In the case of Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc., the court of appeals held that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to reimburse agricultural guestworkers for their travel, immigration, and recruitment expenses during their first work week. This decision could affect employment cases across the country.In the case of Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc., the court of appeals held that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to reimburse agricultural guestworkers for their travel, immigration, and recruitment expenses during their first work week. This decision could affect employment cases across the country.

HSPRD Wins a Major Victory for Farmworkers

HSPRD wins a major victory for farmworkers in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. HSPRD wins a major victory for farmworkers in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More