Webber & Thies

Employment Law

Our lawyers have represented clients before federal and state labor and/or employment agencies, drafted written opinions and given oral advice as to a wide variety of employment law related areas. We have had substantial experience representing clients in employment-related litigation in state and federal court.

Specific matters we have handled have concerned:

  • Affinity groups
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Child Labor
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Cobra
  • Drafting vendor policies for employee referral agencies
  • Dress codes and grooming standards
  • Drug Testing policies and procedures
  • Employee accessibility
  • Employee discipline
  • Employee manuals
  • Employee severance agreement
  • Employee subpoenas
  • Employee surveillance
  • Employment agency matters
  • Employment Contracts
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission administrative matters
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Garnishments
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security matters
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights administrative matters
  • Illinois Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Labor Arbitrations
  • Management and employee training (including the preparation of training materials
  • Nepotism policies
  • OSHA
  • Other federal and state statutes
  • Personnel Records Review Act
  • Policies for representation of employees by corporate counsel
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Religious accommodation
  • Wage Payment and Collection Act

We have also participated in staff training (including the preparation of training materials). In administrative matters, we have had "no substantial evidence" findings before state and federal administrative agencies. These cases have typically involved the drafting of verified responses to charges; preparing position statements and responses to questionnaires; and the attendance at Fact Finding Conferences (and related witness preparation).

David C. Thies
John E. Thies