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Partner Michael Hernandez Appointed as the Illinois Co-Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
June 22, 2018
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce that partner and Firm Diversity Officer Michael Hernandez has been appointed as the Illinois Co-Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The Foundation is among the world’s leading research and charitable institutions dedicated to the practice of law.

Immigration Practice Group Leader Tejas Shah Selected as "Emerging Leader" by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs
June 18, 2018
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce that Immigration Practice Group leader and partner Tejas Shah has been selected as a member to join the 2018-2019 Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Emerging Leaders Program. The Council is Chicago's premier think tank and nonprofit focused on global engagement by convening global voices, conducting independent research, and engaging the public to explore ideas that shape the future. Through a competitive selection process, this prestigious program accepts only a select number of leaders each year and positions them to improve our local and global communities.

Franczek Radelet Announces Hiring of Two Attorneys
June 12, 2018
We are delighted to announce that the Firm has hired two attorneys in its Labor & Employment practice group, Leah Farmer and Erin Walsh. Both counsel employers on a wide variety of employment and labor matters and have successfully litigated in both State and Federal court.

Franczek Radelet Lauded as One of Illinois' Premier Labor & Employment Firms by Chambers
May 3, 2018

The 7 Deadly Sins of FLSA Compliance
November 10, 2016
Labor and Employment Partner Staci Ketay Rotman shared her insight on complying with the FLSA and DOL rules in a series of articles published by TSheets called “The 7 Deadly Sins of FLSA Compliance.”

New DOL Overtime Rule Changes: Key Takeaways
Staci Ketay Rotman and Bill Pokorny break down the implications of this important update.
July 27, 2016
Prior to and immediately following the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of the much-anticipated new overtime exemption rules, Staci Ketay Rotman and William R. Pokorny have been out in front of this important issue, counseling clients and serving as thought leaders to the media on this complex topic.

FMLA Leave Request May Also Double As Request for Accommodation Under ADA
Bloomberg BNA: Daily Labor Report
July 18, 2016
Jeff Nowak was featured in an article by Bloomberg's Daily Labor Report regarding FMLA leave as an ADA accommodation.

Employment Law Daily Wrap Up, CONFERENCES—Jeff Nowak and Chai Feldblum talk leave as a reasonable accommodation
Employment Law Daily
June 23, 2016
Employment Law Daily wrote an article covering Jeff Nowak and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum webinar, EEOC's New Resource on Leave as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation: A Closer Look with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes 5th Year of LEADS Fellows
June 23, 2016
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome its fifth class of LEADS Fellows. The LEADS program (Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship) was established by the firm in 2010 to create a pipeline of talented and diverse law students in the Labor and Employment space.

One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuits
June 23, 2016
Staci Ketay Rotman was quoted in an article by Forbes regarding FLSA compliance.