A primary part of CK&A’s practice is dedicated to aggressively representing corporations and small businesses before governmental agencies in labor and employment disputes. CK&A primarily defends disputes arising out of sexual harassment, discrimination, employee benefits, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, employee handbooks, the enforcement of non-competition covenants and confidentiality agreements, Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”); Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”); Employment, Retirement, Income and Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”); and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”) continuation claims. Moreover, CK&A has a wealth of experience in guiding employers on employment matters in an effort to avoid litigation altogether.
Should trial be necessary, CK&A’s lawyers have tried to judgment claims based in ERISA, sexual harassment, Americans with Disability Act, and evidentiary hearings before the Illinois Human Rights Department, Human Rights Commission, state unemployment hearings and fact-finding conferences before state agencies.
Additionally, CK&A has an established practice in the area of competition covenants. Our expertise extends to drafting, defending or enforcing such agreements as circumstances dictate.