Jostock & Jostock, P.C. has extensive experience handling all matters and issues related to employment law from the employer’s perspective. We regularly assist employers throughout the duration of the employer-employee relationship beginning with the interviewing process and hiring. We continue advising employers during the course of employment concerning issues such as employee discipline, employment duties and authority as well as employee promotion and compensation. Our firm is also highly experienced dealing with an employee’s separation from service whether though termination by the employer for cause, termination due to downsizing or reorganization, retirement or other separation by the employee. We provide our clients with vast knowledge and expertise drafting a variety of of agreements and contracts defining the employment relationship such as employment agreements; independent contractor agreements; non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements; settlement agreements and termination/separation agreements.
Our firm has decades of experience representing clients with employee relations and we work to ensure that the client, as an employer, is complying with ever-changing federal and state employment laws. We routinely assist clients in establishing and implementing employee policies and guidelines as well as creating and distributing employee handbooks and manuals.
We pride ourselves in keeping up with changes in employment law on the federal and state levels and monitoring evolving legislation relating to employee rights. Our firm helps clients maintain compliance with federal regulation such as the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Drug-Free Workplace Act as well as various other important Acts. We have experience representing employers before state and federal courts and before various administrative bodies such as the Illinois Human Rights Commission, City of Chicago Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.