Labor and Employment Law


Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.’s labor and employment group includes some of the most experienced and highly regarded labor and employment lawyers in Chicago. Before joining the firm, our labor and employment lawyers held positions such as Deputy Corporation Counsel, in charge of all litigation matters for the City of Chicago; Chief of the Labor and Employment Division of the City of Chicago Law Department; and Supervisory Trial Attorney for the Chicago office of the EEOC.

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We represent and counsel both employers and employees, in both the private and public sector, and in virtually all areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • Labor-management relations, disputes and collective bargaining

  • Class actions and impact litigation

  • Wage and hour issues

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims and investigations

  • Contract and severance agreements and negotiations

  • Wrongful discharge claims

  • Whistleblower claims

  • Workplace tort and misconduct investigations and claims

  • H.R./personnel policies and employee handbooks

  • Affirmative action plans

  • Covenants not to compete and non-disclosure agreements,

  • Public-employer Monell and constitutional issues

Because we represent both employers and employees, our lawyers have insights and perspectives that employer-only or employee-only lawyers and law firms seldom develop. We are familiar with both sides and, as a result, are more effective advocates for each. We know how to represent employers while minimizing both the cost and impact on ongoing business operations. For employees, we work tenaciously to maximize recoveries and relief, including systemic reform of discriminatory workplace policies and practices.