Labor & Employment Law

The employer-employee relationship forms the basis of challenging situations in today’s legal environment. As government looks increasingly to employers and employees to provide solutions to problems in and beyond the workplace, employers and employees need a ready source of labor and employment law expertise and advice.

Sorling Northrup attorneys have the capability and experience to provide thorough advice on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Although primarily representing employers, Sorling Northrup has successfully advocated employers’ and employees’ legal rights before administrative and judicial tribunals which govern the employment relationship.

Attorneys at the firm have years of experience in the negotiation and preparation of employment-related contracts, interpretation of employment laws and regulations, drafting of employment policies, resolution of employee disputes and grievances, implementing pension and profit sharing plans, and investigating workplace injuries and safety for employers and employees in both the public and private employment settings. As a result, Sorling Northrup is frequently called upon to become actively involved in resolving cases of employment discrimination and harassment, allegations of retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, non-competition clause claims, workers’ compensation claims, unemployment compensation claims, OSHA claims, professional licensing claims, wage hour disputes, and matters arising out of and surrounding the collective bargaining process.

Sorling Northrup attorneys regularly practice before the United States and Illinois Departments of Labor, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Illinois Civil Service Commission, Illinois Industrial Commission, United States Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and National Labor Relations Board. Firm attorneys also practice regularly before the state and federal trial and appellate courts which hear administrative reviews or appeals of decisions by the above agencies.

Sorling Northrup attorneys who practice in this area include: