About John Hayes

John Hayes counsels and represents employers on a wide variety of employment-related legal matters. He advises small privately-held employers as well as large corporations with locations nationwide on all aspects of the employment relationship. Mr Hayes has litigated age, race, disability, and national-origin pattern-and-practice discrimination actions, retaliation and harassment cases, plus wage-and-hour claims. He has extensive experience litigating disputes involving restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality agreements), including in the context of motions seeking injunctive relief based on such agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, and related claims. Mr Hayes also counsels and defends employers in disputes with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Labor, and has broad experience counselling public accommodations about accessibility issues under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation, and Labor and Employment Law Sections) and the Illinois State Bar Association; he is a former Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law (2009 – 2011).


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