We regularly represent employers and business executives on executive compensation matters, employment counseling, and employment-related litigation, including:
- trade secrets
- restrictive covenants (non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements) harassment
- violations of federal and state wage/hour laws
- ERISA and other federal statutes
- breach of contract
- interference with contract or prospective economic advantage
- invasion of privacy
- intentional infliction of emotional distress
On executive compensation matters, our representation includes negotiating and drafting employment or separation agreements, negotiating resolution of disputes, and if necessary litigating those disputes.
In our experience, many of the disputes are resolved quickly and efficiently with a negotiated severance or buy-out, and we handle many of these matters with a fixed budget. In the event that the matter extends into mediation or litigation, we oftentimes can handle the matter on a modified contingency basis.
On employment counseling and employment-related litigation, our representation includes:
- drafting and implementing employment policies
- negotiating and litigating hiring and termination issues
- litigating restrictive covenant and other employment-related matters
The Latest on Employment and Executive Compensation Litigation
TDR Victorious in Non-Compete and Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
Non-Competition Restrictive Covenant Ruled Enforceable On January 15, TDR obtained a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for an automobile dealership against an ex-employee in a case involving allegations that the...
TDR Obtains Dismissal of Alleged Employment Misclassification Claims
FSLA, TILA and IRS Code Claims Against Motor Carrier Denied On April 21, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted our clients' motion to dismiss a putative class action brought on behalf of hundreds of potential class members...
Seventh Circuit Indicates Willingness to Revisit Causation Standard for ADA Claims
Although it left the issue undecided, the Seventh Circuit recently noted that the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act may have altered its causation standard. The case, Arroyo v. Volvo Group North America LLC, No. 14-3618, 2015 WL 5846595 (Oct. 6,...
Individual Liability Under the Illinois Whistleblower Act
Bello v. Village of Skokie, No. 14 C 1718, 2014 WL 4344391, at *8-9 (N.D.Ill. Sept. 2, 2014) and 2015 WL 9582986, at *12 (N.D.Ill. Dec. 31, 2015) are the latest decisions out of the Northern District of Illinois to weigh in on an open question over individual...
What Constitutes “Intentional Discrimination” Under the ADA?
A federal district judge recently answered a question still open in the Seventh Circuit, and that has split the other circuits: whether a plaintiff seeking compensatory damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act is required to show...