Heidi has provided employment law counseling to businesses in a wide variety of industries. She helps create and implement policies, conducts training, and drafts and negotiated executive employment agreements and separation releases. Heidi has training as a Human Resources Professional by the Human Resources Certification Institute, and approaches labor and employment problems with an eye toward finding positive business solutions to client problems.
Heidi has advised numerous clients in the drafting and revision of covenants not to compete, employment contract, separation agreements, employee policies and handbooks, and affirmative action plans, She also advises clients on FLSA and comparable state wage-and-hour compliance, exempt versus non-exempt status, overtime regulations, and independent contractor status. She regularly counsels clients in day-to-day employment related issues, termination meetings, documentation questions, policies and procedures.
Heidi has successfully defended employers against discrimination claims in both federal and state courts. She has also represented management in hearings and mediations before various federal and state labor agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Beyond employment law, Heidi has broader experience in civil rights defense, product liability, and general litigation matters.