Nora concentrates on all areas of labor and employment law. Her practice includes counseling and charge and litigation defense on a wide range of issues spanning the employer-employee relationship, including but not limited to hiring practices, employment agreements, policies and handbooks, leave, accommodations, wage and hour issues, employee reductions and separations, and restrictive covenants. She also has a concentration in affirmative action program preparation and planning, and represents federal contractors in audits and other matters pending before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Nora has represented companies in federal and state court litigation, including appellate litigation, and has represented clients in matters pending before numerous local, state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the OFCCP, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, other state fair-employment practice agencies and departments of labor, and state unemployment compensation tribunals. She also provides input on labor and employment issues in client mergers and acquisitions, and prepares and conducts trainings and other presentations addressing employers’ obligations under federal and state law.

Employment Law Landscape

DOL Releases Proposed Higher Salary Threshold for Federal Overtime Exemptions

On March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to increase the salary threshold for the so-called “white collar exemptions” from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements. The proposed rule would raise the required salary level substantially for executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions from $455... Continue Reading