Employment Lawyers

Do you need an experienced employment lawyer in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties in Illinois?
Contact us. We can help.

 In today's turbulent economic times, employers and employees face challenges previously unknown to Americans. As demand for products and services decreases, employers cut costs, all too often by reducing the size of their workforce. However, not every reduction in workforce is lawful - employees and former employees still have rights and protections.

The advice and representation of a knowledgeable, experienced employment lawyer is more important now than ever before, whether you are an employer with labor issues, an employee who has been mistreated or wrongfully terminated, or an independent contractor with money owed to you.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff of referral counselors can help you find an experienced employment lawyer who is right for you.

Meeting the American Bar Association's Standards for Lawyer Referral, our service has among the highest experience requirements for its employment lawyers in the entire nation.

Call us at (312) 554-2001
or Get a Referral Online!

 If you'd like to get a referral online right now, get started by clicking on the link below that best describes the type of employment lawyer you need for your legal issue:
  • Employment - Civil Service (problems with job status and placement in governmental jobs having civil service classifications at local, State or Federal level; employment discrimination (race, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap); unlawful discharge of employee);
  • Employment - Fair Labor Standards Act (for cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (i.e. wage and hour claims));
  • Employment - Family Medical Leave Act (for cases involving the Family Medical Leave Act);
  • Employment - Non-Union (for employment problems where there is no union; employment discrimination (race, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap); unlawful discharge of employee,etc.);
  • Employment - Union (for employment problems where there is a union; employment discrimination; unlawful discharge of employee; employee pay matters as related to labor relations; labor law problems of employee or union);
  • Pension Plans, Profit Sharing, and Employee Benefits (matters related to pension laws, employee profit-sharing programs or other employee benefits, including joining such plans or obtaining benefits; rights under pension and profit-sharing plans; ERISA (pension related));
  • Unemployment Compensation (hearings and appeals of unemployment compensation claim denials; problems of incorrect amount of benefits and termination of benefits; payback of benefits).

What Does It Cost?
If you meet with the employment lawyer we refer, the lawyer will collect $30 at the initial consultation (which goes towards the operating costs of our service). The lawyer may also charge a fee for their time/service, which should be discussed directly with the lawyer prior to the meeting. During or after your initial consultation, the lawyer will discuss the legal fees required to handle your matter. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyer to go beyond the first initial telephone contact or meeting.

The Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Chicago Bar Association. Trusted since 1874.

The Lawyer Referral Service respects your privacy.

Use of the Lawyer Referral Service implies compliance with the LRS Terms and Conditions.

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