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Franczek Radelet Welcomes Labor and Employment Associate
September 17, 2014
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Patrick M. DePoy as an associate in its Labor & Employment Practice Group.

Michael J. Hernandez Nominated as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
September 2, 2014
Franczek Radelet partner Michael J. Hernandez has been nominated as a Fellow for the American Bar Foundation. The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is an organization dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law, legal processes, and the law’s impact on our society. The Fellows of the ABF is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

More Workers File Family-Leave Lawsuits
The Wall Street Journal
August 8, 2014
On August 8, 2014, Jeff Nowak was quoted in an article published by The Wall Street Journal discussing the rise of FMLA lawsuits.

Franczek Radelet Named One Of Top Firms For LGBT Inclusiveness And Equality
August 5, 2014
For the third year in a row, Franczek Radelet was recognized by Equality Illinois as one of the top Illinois law firms for LGBT inclusiveness and equality. Based on the results of the Equality Illinois 2014 Law Firm Survey, Franczek Radelet will be recognized for its achievements along with the other firms that support LGBT workplace equality in the dedicated publication Raising the Bar: Law Firms Leading the Way to LGBT Equality which highlights top law firms, publicizes the survey findings, and includes recommendations for firms seeking to increase their workplace diversity and equality.

McDonald’s franchise world rocked by ruling
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
July 31, 2014
On July 31, 2014, David Radelet was quoted in the article, "McDonald's franchise world rocked by ruling," published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

The Benefits of Settling Workers’ Compensation and Employment Claims Together
Illinois Bar Journal
July 1, 2014
Mark Wilkinson co-authored the article "The Benefits of Settling Workers’ Compensation and Employment Claims Together" which was published in the July 2014 publication of the Illinois Bar Journal.

100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys
Human Resources Executive
June 16, 2014
For the second year in a row, James C. Franczek, Jr. was named to the annual list of "100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys," published by Human Resources Executive magazine.

2014 Class of Leads Fellows Begin at Franczek Radelet
This Innovative Diversity Pipeline Initiative is Not Your Typical Summer Associate Program
June 11, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome its summer class of LEADS Fellows. In 2011, Franczek Radelet established this diversity pipeline initiative—the Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) fellowship program. Last week, the Firm welcomed Susan Esquivel and Nicholas Simpson as its third class of LEADS Fellows.

"Labor Law for the Employment Lawyer"
ISBA’s Section on Labor & Employment Newsletter
June 9, 2014
The article, “Labor Law for the Employment Lawyer,” written by Mark Wilkinson that was originally published in The Federal Lawyer was republished in the June issue of ISBA’s Section on Labor & Employment newsletter.

Don’t Rally Against the "Ban the Box” Bill Too Quickly
Chicago Tribune
June 8, 2014
Jeff Nowak authored the article, “Don’t Rally Against the Legislation Too Quickly; It Could Be A Win For State Too” published in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, June 8, 2014