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.
- "American Psychiatric Association Expands List of Mental Disorders"
- "Employers and Immigration Law: Be Careful Who You Hire - and Who You Don't"
- Will the Updated DSM-5 Cause Employers More ADA Headaches?
- "Broad Language in DSM-5 Could Lead to More Disability Claims"
- "Mental Health Revision Tipped to Cause Rise in Work Claims"
- “Could the American Psychiatric Association Cause You Headaches? The Dangerous Interaction between the DSM-5 and Employment Law”
- Revitalized National Labor Relations Board Sets an Aggressive Course
- NLRB Reissues “Quickie Election” Rule; Makes No Substantive Changes from Original 2011 Proposal
- President Obama Announces Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
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