An Update From Savine Employment Law

It’s been a productive first quarter at Savine Employment Law, Ltd. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

In January, we welcomed the arrival of our newest Legal Assistant, Elise Kline. Elise comes to us after having worked for several years at another Chicago-area employment law firm and brings deep experience handling investigations and litigation of workplace matters. Elise’s strong suit is her strong client-relations skills. We expect Elise to be instrumental in our continued growth.

In April, Gary was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Illinois chapter.

Also in April, Gary attended the NELA National conference titled “EPIC Advocacy: Protecting Wages in Litigation and Arbitration,” in Denver, Colorado where he learned the latest plaintiff- and defense-side strategies for litigating wage and hour class action lawsuits following the Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling upholding the enforceability of employee waivers of the right to bring class action lawsuits.

In June and August, Gary will be speaking on Wage & Hour Compliance and Workplace Investigations, as part of the Financial Poise Webinar Series, “HR, Talent Management & Employment Law Boot Camp 2019.” More information, and instructions for registration, can be found at Financial Poise

Finally, Gary recently received high praise from several of his clients after successfully resolving their employment disputes. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

“Gary was very responsive and worked towards a much better deal than I could have negotiated on my own. Gary pointed out several errors or potential traps in a base document and was able to remove them from the agreement.” Chief Financial Officer

“I was hesitant to hire a lawyer. I knew the situation with my employer was not lawful, but I was hesitant. Gary and his team were fantastic. Gary conducted meticulous and inclusive interviews to get all the facts and incidents. His team was supportive, as emails and texts were answered within minutes. I don’t wish for anyone to ever have to be in a circumstance where you have to hire a lawyer, but if you need one I cannot recommend [anyone more than] Gary.” – Executive

“Gary was very informative and asked the right questions to get the best options for me. He made time for me and I never felt rushed when speaking with him either. Thank you for all your support and hard work.” – HR Manager


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Gary Savine is an Illinois employment lawyer and founder of Savine Employment Law, Ltd. in Chicago. Gary regularly advises businesses on recently enacted employment laws and performs employment compliance audits and investigations for employers.