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The podcast is presented by NELA-Illinois, which is the Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a non-profit collection of attorneys who empower workplace rights. NELA attorneys have extensive practice in employment law and generally represent employees. NELA-Illinois was founded more than three decades ago. In addition to connecting employees to lawyers, NELA-Illinois is also advocating for legislative change.

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The podcast is presented by NELA-Illinois, which is the Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a non-profit collection of attorneys who empower workplace rights. NELA attorneys have extensive practice in employment law and generally represent employees. NELA-Illinois was founded more than three decades ago. In addition to connecting employees to lawyers, NELA-Illinois is also advocating for legislative change.

    Carolyn Aberman | Legal Skills in Recruiting / Navigating Chicago Schools

    Carolyn Aberman | Legal Skills in Recruiting / Navigating Chicago Schools

    Carolyn joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Managing Partner in the Legal practice group. In her role, she works with high-level legal talent to place them in a wide range of legal positions within law firms of any size as well in publicly- or privately-held corporations. Having worked in public interest as well as at law firms and in-house, Carolyn is able to offer her candidates and clients unique insight to help make matches that lead to long-term success. Believing that everyone is best served by taking extra time on the front end, she drills down to the crux of what makes people tick to help guarantee great results on the back end.

    Carolyn is also the National In-House Practice Group Leader. As a former in-house attorney, Carolyn particularly understands the needs of corporate legal departments as well as the differences between in-house and law firm practice. She enjoys consulting with her clients and candidates alike about their goals and objectives and with her unique perspective she often leads employers and employees in a different direction than they had originally planned, to great success. Carolyn works with Lucas Group’s talented legal recruiters across the country to ensure that companies find the transcendent talent they need to run and grow their operations.

    Learn more about Chicago School GPS

    chischoolgps.com

    • 31 min
    David L. Lee | Disparagement Clauses / War Stories

    David L. Lee | Disparagement Clauses / War Stories

    Attorney David L. Lee has practiced and taught law for over forty years.

    From 1984 to 1991, Attorney Lee was a full-time clinical professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's nationally-recognized clinic on employment discrimination. Since approximately 1984, Attorney Lee has concentrated his practice on representing employees in severance negotiations, contract negotiations, discrimination claims, harassment claims, retaliation claims, wrongful-discharge claims, overtime claims, wage claims, commission claims, and employee-benefit claims.

    Attorney Lee is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. He speaks frequently to lawyers and human resources personnel on issues concerning employment law and is a Hearing Officer for the Cook County Commission on Human Rights and an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the National Association of Securities Dealers, and the National Futures Association. He has also published extensively on employment law, legal writing, civil procedure, and other aspects of the practice of law.

    • 45 min
    Rachel Weisberg | Disability Rights / ADA - Equip for Equality

    Rachel Weisberg | Disability Rights / ADA - Equip for Equality

    Rachel Weisberg: A Staff Attorney and the Employment Rights Helpline Manager at Equip for Equality. Rachel graduated from the University of Michigan and cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She has spent most of her career with Equip for Equality, but also worked as law clerk for a federal judge, as an attorney for Sidley Austin, and with the Attorney General’s office. At Equip, Rachel focuses on litigating disability rights discrimination claims.

    Learn More:

    https://www.equipforequality.org/

    • 36 min
    David Weldon | Defense - Employment Law From The Other Side

    David Weldon | Defense - Employment Law From The Other Side

    David defends employers in state and federal courts across the country in single-plaintiff and class and collective action litigation involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He also represents employers before federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Labor.

    Learn More:
    https://btlaw.com/people/david-weldon

    • 51 min
    Elizabeth Ricks | Transgender Discrimination / Employment Issues

    Elizabeth Ricks | Transgender Discrimination / Employment Issues

    The TransLife Care (TLC) program exists to provide free healthcare and social services to vulnerable individuals who identify themselves as trans, non-binary, or gender expansive. Our programs offer support for housing, legal, medical, sexual health, and employment. We offer three resource drop-in centers on the north, south and west sides of Chicago and provide access to on-site healthcare providers, sexual health screeners, legal counsel, case managers, employment and much more. These drop-in centers give individuals an immediate response to their current needs.

    The TLC is designed to provide the most essential support to the trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive communities.

    For more info:

    https://www.chicagohouse.org/translife-care

    • 23 min
    Carolyn Aberman | Lucas Group - Employment Recruiting During a Time of Uncertainty

    Carolyn Aberman | Lucas Group - Employment Recruiting During a Time of Uncertainty

    Carolyn joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Managing Partner in the Legal practice group. In her role, she works with high-level legal talent to place them in a wide range of legal positions within law firms of any size as well in publicly- or privately-held corporations. Having worked in public interest as well as at law firms and in-house, Carolyn is able to offer her candidates and clients unique insight to help make matches that lead to long-term success. Believing that everyone is best served by taking extra time on the front end, she drills down to the crux of what makes people tick to help guarantee great results on the back end.

    Carolyn is also the National In-House Practice Group Leader. As a former in-house attorney, Carolyn particularly understands the needs of corporate legal departments as well as the differences between in-house and law firm practice. She enjoys consulting with her clients and candidates alike about their goals and objectives and with her unique perspective she often leads employers and employees in a different direction than they had originally planned, to great success. Carolyn works with Lucas Group’s talented legal recruiters across the country to ensure that companies find the transcendent talent they need to run and grow their operations.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

AlexButNotA-Rod ,

So helpful!

Love the insight into what the rules of employment are. So many discussions now about COVID, the vaccine, and workplace safety, so it’s nice to learn from people who know what’s up.

EmilyDF81 ,

Amazing insight into where we spend so many hours of our day

We spend most of our day at work, and yet so few of us know our rights and what our employers can and cannot do. Now, we can have the answers!

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