Chicago IL 60606
- Labor & Employment
- Counseling & Compliance
- Disability & Leave Management
- Employment Litigation
- Appellate Litigation
- J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2008
- B.S., with honors, University of Phoenix, 2005
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Douglas A. Hass
Doug represents a wide range of public and private sector employers, including those in the technology, Internet and telecommunications industries, in litigation, arbitration, and counseling matters including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, and labor relations. Doug also counsels employers on employment-related immigration, immigration law compliance, and unauthorized employment issues, and defends employers against sanctions and worksite enforcement actions by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). Additionally, Doug counsels clients on technology-related policies, privacy, restrictive covenant/non-competition agreements and the protection of trade secrets and intellectual property.
Prior to joining the firm, Doug worked as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Social Security Administration where he conducted first- and second-chair proceedings before the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, federal district courts, and various administrative tribunals. Doug was also a judicial clerk for the Honorable Karla R. Spaulding of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and during law school, was the Executive Notes & Comments Editor for the Indiana Law Journal and won four national legal writing competitions. Doug spent nearly 15 years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, including at a multinational telecommunications equipment manufacturer and a major regional telecommunications operator and Internet provider.
Doug is an associate professor at Ashford University where he teaches employment law, business law, criminal law and procedure, and constitutional law. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American (Labor & Employment Section), Illinois State (Labor & Employment Section), and Chicago Bar Associations. He also founded Roughstock.com, an award-winning country music website.A complete list of Doug's publications available here.
- Commentary from Doug Hass on New FLSA Regulations
- "Why Macklemore’s Internship is a Legal Mess Waiting to Happen"
- "Payroll ‘Leap Year’ Will Boost Coffers for Workers"
- "High Court FLSA Ruling on Post-Shift Tasks Gives Health-Care Employers New Guidance"
- Discussing the Election's Impact on Wage & Hour Laws with LXBN TV
- "FLSA Proposed Rule Delayed"
- Navigating the Gray Areas of Human Resources
- DOL Outlines New “Economic Dependence” Test for Independent Contractors
- The New FLSA Regulations: What Changed, What Didn’t, What’s Next for Employers
- Dealing with Rejection: Options for Applicants Not Selected in the FY2016 H-1B Lottery
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- New DOL Overtime Exemption Rules and Independent Contractor Guidance: What You Really Need to Know
- New Overtime Rules Are Here: Your Comprehensive Action Plan for Reducing Wage and Hour Violations
- The Anatomy of an Effective Internal Investigation
- The Impact of the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law on Illinois Employers and ADA Issues
- Don't Be Held Hostage By An Unproductive Employee
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