Almost every decision made as an HR professional is fraught with legal landmines that can bring frustration, fear, and lawsuits. Join our legal experts from Scalambrino & Arnoff and Hartrick Employment Law as they untangle misconceptions and eliminate confusion. Expert attorneys will cover labor and employment law, workplace violence and investigations, Illinois and Federal law changes affecting business, and more.
At MRA’s annual Employment Law Update you will walk away with an understanding of the latest employment-related legal developments and how to deal with them effectively.
A Chicago native, Alisa Arnoff is a founding member of the Chicago law firm of Scalambrino & Arnoff, LLP, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Ms. Arnoff concentrates her practice in the areas of employment and labor law, representing privately and publicly held companies throughout the country. She also provides preventative counseling in avoiding and handling employee disputes. A big part of her practice is consulting with clients concerning everyday workplace problems, such as recruitment and selection, employee morale, absenteeism, productivity and separation from employment. Her litigation practice entails representation in employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and wrongful discharge disputes, wage and unemployment security and wage-hour proceedings, among other matters. Other law firms regularly retain Ms. Arnoff to conduct workplace-related investigations.
Ms. Arnoff has developed a niche practices in consulting with and representing Fire Departments, firefighters and related unions and organizations in the area of employment law. Her particular interests lie in the fair treatment of women in terms of facilities, recruitment, selection, retention, and training and promotional opportunities.
Ms. Arnoff was elected to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in 2010. She was the first woman to be appointed as the Editor in Chief of the Illinois Bar Journal. She speaks regularly on topics of labor and employment law throughout the country.
*Ms. Arnoff and Ms. Hartrick met on the opposite of a case in 1991 or so, and despite that, became and remain good friends!
Kathryn M. Hartrick is the founder and managing partner of Hartrick Employment Law, Ltd. She is also General Counsel and Vice President for Robertson Lowstuter. She specializes in investigations, training/coaching, and employment law counseling. Kathryn combines over 25 years of employment law expertise with over 10 years first-hand knowledge of business needs as a senior corporate counsel and HR officer with the global publicly traded corporations: Career Education, Wolters Kluwer and Essendant. In addition to being a former law firm partner, she has taught Employment Discrimination at Loyola University School of Law, and served as Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations discrimination agency. She is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
She is rated "AV" with Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by her lawyer peers. She’s a certified mediator and former volunteer with the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), EEOC and IDHR. For the past 15 years, she has chaired the North Shore Labor & Employment Counsel (NSLC), and serves on the Board of Directors for the human resources organization, NISHRM. She frequently speaks and writes on investigations, executive coaching topics, and employment law topics. Her law degree is from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she served on the Law Review, and she has a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. You can contact her at KHartrick@HartrickEmploymentLaw.com.