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Franczek Radelet Promotes Two Associates to Partner
January 20, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Amy Kosanovich Dickerson and Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz have been named partner. Both Amy and Jackie are members of the firm’s Education Practice Group, representing Illinois school districts and private schools as well as higher education institutions.

"Payroll ‘Leap Year’ Will Boost Coffers for Workers"
January 8, 2015
Doug Hass was quoted in the article, “Payroll ‘Leap Year’ Will Boost Coffers for Workers,” published by Reuters.

"High Court FLSA Ruling on Post-Shift Tasks Gives Health-Care Employers New Guidance"
BNA’s Health Law Reporter
December 18, 2014
Doug Hass was extensively quoted in the article, "High Court FLSA Ruling on Post-Shift Tasks Gives Health-Care Employers New Guidance," published by BNA Health Law Reporter.

"SEC Staffer: Adult Content at Work Triggered Trauma"
The Financial Times
December 17, 2014
Sally Scott was referenced in an article published by The Financial Times regarding a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving an employee suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder who complained about working with a supervisor who admitted to watching pornography in the office.

Firm Blog FMLA Insights Named To ABA Journal Blawg 100 List For Fourth Straight Year
December 10, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that for the fourth straight year one of the firm’s blogs, FMLA Insights has been recognized by ABA Journal as one of the Top 100 legal blogs of 2014 on its annual Blawg 100 List. FMLA Insights was one of only eight labor and employment blogs selected.

Law Firm Leader Column: Time for an Office Upgrade
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
December 2, 2014
Firm managing partner Ronald J. Hein, Jr. was profiled in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Law Firm Leader column.

Discussing the Election's Impact on Wage & Hour Laws with LXBN TV
LexBlog TV
November 19, 2014
Doug Hass did an online video interview with LexBlog TV discussing how election day 2014 reshaped wage and hour laws.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes First Year Associates Erin Fowler And Jamel Greer
November 12, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Erin Fowler and Jamel Greer as associates in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Education Practice Groups, respectively. Erin is an alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program. Jamel Greer has worked at the firm as a practicum student since September 2013 as part of Loyola University School of Law’s Education Law Practicum.

"FLSA Proposed Rule Delayed"
SHRM Legal Issues
November 11, 2014
Doug Hass was quoted in an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) proposed rule and its affect on employers.

Bill Pokorny Recognized As One of the Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 to Watch in Illinois
November 4, 2014
Franczek Radelet is proud to announce that our partner, William R. Pokorny, was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in 2014. Bill was selected for this honor out of more than 1,000 attorney nominations from around the State. The recognition honors 40 Illinois attorneys younger than 40 who exemplify “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions,” according to the publisher of the Chicago Lawyer and Law Bulletin.