Chicago Employment Attorney

Cotler Law LLC offers sophisticated legal counsel with exceptional client service. Our focus is on developing a trusting attorney-client relationship and we pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and responsive to their needs.

Many employment law firms limit their representation to either only employers or only employees. Cotler Law is unique among employment law firms in that we represent the interests of both employers and employees. For our employer clients, we handle all aspects of the employment relationship from offer letters to severance agreements and everything in between. We develop employee handbooks, offer harassment prevention training, draft severance agreements and non-compete agreements, and defend against contested unemployment claims, wage claims and discrimination claims.

For our employee clients, we negotiate employment offers, non-competes, severance agreements, executive compensation packages, underpayment of wages, overtime claims, and claims of harassment or discrimination.

With 30 years of experience in the legal profession, we believe in being proactive in preventing conflict and aggressive in resolving it. Using our knowledge of the law, we are always looking to find the most practical and cost-effective solutions for our clients. As certified mediators we try to facilitate amicable resolution to conflict whenever possible and as seasoned litigators, we negotiate hard when necessary.

We take our responsibility to the legal profession very seriously and work hard to keep our knowledge current with the ever-changing laws. Our Chicago employment lawyers are often called upon to speak as experts in their field.

The Coronavirus pandemic has raised a multitude of legal issues for both employers and employees. As employment lawyers, we have had to quickly become expert on the new laws passed by Congress which are intended to help ease the financial burden to employers and employees caused by COVID-19. These laws include the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the CARES Act.

Many employers have had to make the very difficult decision to furlough or lay off employees due to a temporary downturn in business or as a result of the employer’s need to close its doors due to stay-at-home orders. We continue to help clients to navigate the legal implications of reducing their workforce.

Many employees have had to take time off work for suspected COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed diagnosis, often needing to wait days for testing or results. We are helping these employees to navigate the sick leave laws to obtain financial relief.

So many employees continue to find the courage to go to work each day despite fears of becoming exposed to COVID-19 or potentially carrying the disease back home to vulnerable loved ones. To all those essential workers, we recognize your courage, sacrifice and dedication and want to thank you for your extraordinary service to our country.

While our physical office is currently closed due to the Illinois Shelter-In-Place Order, we continue to be accessible and work remotely to provide legal counsel to clients.

We invite you to browse our website to see the many types of legal services we provide. It would be our pleasure to speak with you personally as to how we might be of service to you or your organization.

We hope that you and your family stay healthy and safe during this unprecedented and difficult time for our country and all humankind.