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2020 February Legal Update

    February 11, 2020

    If you weren't able to join our legal update, it was a jam packed session full of important information every HR practitioner should be aware of.

    Our speakers provided some materials. You can use the link below to get a copy.

    Jeremy Glenn | | (312) 474-7981

    For more than 20 years, Jeremy has represented management in all facets of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters. Jeremy's practice encompasses negotiations and disputes that arise from the onset of the employer-employee relationship. He has defended class action wage and hour/overtime disputes, EEO class actions, and retaliatory discharge cases. He has obtained TROs and preliminary injunctions in response to labor disputes and tried dozens of labor arbitrations along with leading collective bargaining negotiations for employers and employee associations covering thousands of employees. Jeremy has experience with investigations and litigation with the EEOC, OFCCP, and Department of Labor, and infuses these lessons into counseling clients to close-out government audits and avoid litigation.

    Terrill A. Wilkins | | 312-263-2698

    Terrill is a Partner with Abrahamson Vorachek & Rdzanek. He is a proud graduate of the South Carolina Honors College – University of South Carolina (B.A., cum laude, 2007) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2013). Terrill counsels employees in a variety of private-sector matters, including employment disputes involving workplace discrimination and harassment, family and medical leave, disability accommodations, retaliatory discharge, contract disputes, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Terrill has represented employees before the federal, state, and local employment law enforcement agencies (EEOC, IDHR, CCHR), as well as in federal court litigation. He has also represented numerous employees in both private and court or agency-led mediations.

    Terrill has also conducted sexual harassment training and provided counsel on employee handbooks and policies at the request of employers. He is a member of the Illinois Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Terrill is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, in which he serves as a council member of the Young Lawyers Division, as well as the American Bar Association, in which he is a member of the Section of Labor and Employment Law. In 2018, Terrill was recognized by the LeadingLawyers network as an Emerging Lawyer, ranking within the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years.

    Kathryn M. Hartrick, JD &AWI-CH |

    Kathryn is the founder and managing partner of Hartrick Employment Law, Ltd.  She delivers solutions in the areas of investigations, training/coaching, and employment law counseling.  She has conducted several investigations addressing perceived bias, harassment, and retaliation.  Kathryn combines over 25 years of employment law expertise with training in investigations, mediation, and executive coaching.  She has over 15 years of first-hand knowledge of business needs as a senior corporate counsel and HR officer with global publicly traded corporations such as Career Education, Wolters Kluwer, and United Stationers/Essendant.  She is also General Counsel/Vice President for the global coaching firm, Robertson Lowstuter.  She is a former law firm partner and litigator, adjunct law school professor, and served as Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations discrimination agency.  She is a member (and instructor) of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) and International Coach Federation (ICF).  Other recognition:  elected Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a recognition by colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession that exemplifies integrity, dedication, and excellence; Illinois Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine; and Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating, the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by lawyer peers.  She is a certified mediator and former volunteer with Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), EEOC and IDHR.  For the past 16 years, Kathryn has chaired the North Shore Labor & Employment Counsel (NSLC) and serves on the Board of Directors for NISHRM.  She frequently speaks and writes on sexual harassment/respect in the workplace, investigations, executive coaching topics, and employment law topics.  Her law degree is from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she served on the Law Review, and she has a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.  

    2020 Legal Update Materials