Hoogendoorn and Talbot lawyers are ranked among the best employment law attorneys in Chicago. Our employment practice group counsels businesses and not-for-profit organizations on a broad range of matters. If you need first-rate counseling on employment issues such as work contracts, unemployment insurance disputes, and discrimination and retaliation claims, our lawyers have the expertise and experience to assist you.

The attorneys in our practice group advise clients on business employment law topics including wage and hour issues, ethics investigations and whistleblowers, FMLA, COBRA, and OSHA compliance, succession planning, and employee policies, procedures, and handbooks. Our employment litigators skillfully oversee legal actions through settlement or trial. We defend employers in local, state, and federal discrimination claims and represent executives and professionals in many employment matters and related litigation. We do not, however, prosecute employee discrimination or retaliation claims.

Those who seek an adept severance agreement attorney will find capable help at Hoogendoorn. Clients rely on our skilled advocates to draft agreements covering issues of separation, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-circumvention, and independent contracting. On behalf of employer clients we develop template employment agreements for lower-level employees. With abundant experience representing and counseling C-Suite executives, firm lawyers compose and negotiate employment contracts and separation documents for these clients.

The attorneys in our Employment Practice Group are prominent in their field.  Partner G. A. Finch is a former Illinois Human Rights Commissioner and currently Chair of the Cook County Employee Appeals Board.  Partner G. A. Finch also publishes an executive and professional employment and development-oriented blog entitled Your Executive Life, which can be accessed at http://www.yourexecutivelife.com/.