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Spitzzeri to Discuss Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, will co-present the topic, Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements – Are They Still Viable? at the ALFA International Labor and Employment practice group’s webinar on January 12, 2017. Mr. Spitzzeri will discuss the topic along with Courtney Nichols of Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law practice group. This   Continue Reading »

As Retaliation Allegations Surge, EEOC Issues Final Enforcement Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that retaliation is the most frequently alleged basis of employment discrimination.  The agency recently released the guidelines of its final enforcement guidance on retaliation and other related issues.  Joseph F. Spitzzeri, co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Employment practice, provides an overview of the guidelines. Related Topics of Interest:   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri to Discuss ADA Reasonable Accommodation Issues

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, will be conducting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable Accommodation training on Friday, October 16, 2015.  The training session will address employee responsibilities with regards to reasonable accommodations, as well as employers’ role in the process.  Mr. Spitzzeri also will review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Interpretive   Continue Reading »

Celebrating 40 Years Through the Eyes of “The Originals” - A Chat with Bill Beatty

The legal profession has changed a lot over the past 40 years.  As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we thought it would be interesting to take a step back in time with “The Originals” – the seven attorneys who joined Johnson & Bell in the 1970s and are still practicing today.  We sat down   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri to Moderate July 24 Discussion about Litigating Against the EEOC

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph F. Spitzzeri will moderate the panel discussion, “Litigating Against the EEOC: Conciliation, Discovery Tactics and Limits,” during the ALFA International 2015 Labor & Employment Practice Group Seminar.  He will be joined on the panel by Kim Metrick, Director and Managing Counsel of Employment Law at Walgreen Company, Justin McCarthy, Assistant   Continue Reading »

Employment Update: Supreme Court Deals NLRB Paralyzing Blow

In a stunning defeat for the Obama Administration, in early July 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in NLRB v. Noel Canning, ruled unanimously that “recess appointments” the President made to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012, when it lacked a quorum to act, were constitutionally invalid. This decision effectively voids a broad   Continue Reading »

Joseph F. Spitzzeri

Joseph F. Spitzzeri is the co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Construction and Employment groups. His construction practice includes the defense of owners, architects, engineers and contractors in construction defect, construction personal injury and contract disputes.  Mr. Spitzzeri also represents contractors and employees before the Inspectors General for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois,   Continue Reading »

H. Patrick Morris

H. Patrick Morris concentrates his practice in products liability, toxic tort, food-borne illness claims, regulatory matters, including OSHA hearings and investigations, and business litigation. He is a co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Toxic Tort group. A former adjunct law professor with Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mr. Morris has taught  intensive clinical training in trial advocacy,   Continue Reading »

Michael J. Lizzadro

Michael J. Lizzadro concentrates his practice on employment and commercial litigation and construction law. A graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Lizzadro graduated from Purdue University in 2004 with a B.S. with distinction. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Lizzadro has defended discrimination cases   Continue Reading »

Garrett L. Boehm, Jr.

Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., concentrates his practice in appellate law, business litigation, employment, environmental and toxic tort law. Mr. Boehm has prosecuted and defended appeals in a wide array of tort, contract and administrative law matters. He has submitted briefs and given oral argument in each Illinois Appellate Court district and the Seventh Circuit Court   Continue Reading »
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