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Human Resources Resource

Location:
South Holland, Illinois, 60473, United States
Posted:
March 13, 2011

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********* ******, JD, PHR

***** ****** ******, ***** *******, IL. 60473, 708-***-****,

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PROFILE

Senior level attorney and certified Professional in Human Resources with

public and private sector experience with law firms, labor unions, and

staffing agencies. Areas of expertise include employment and labor law.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

. Nearly 10 years of traditional labor experience.

. Subject matter expertise in labor relations, including collective

bargaining process and arbitrations.

. Thorough knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding

human resource administration, including but not limited to EEO, ADA,

ADEA, FLSA and FMLA.

. Expertise in employee relations, legal compliance, and best practices.

. Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and negotiation.

. Ability to be persuasive, assertive, and diplomatic with a high level of

professionalism in dealing with all levels of employees, supervisors,

administrators, and union officials.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT/CONTRACTOR/Chicago, IL

2011

Human Resources Consultant

. Audited, revised and drafted organization's employment policies and

procedures.

. Counseled management to ensure compliance with all employment-related

federal and state laws and regulations.

SPECIAL COUNSEL/Chicago, IL

2006/2007/2008/2009-2011

Customized staffing and project management agency

Contract Attorney

. Staffed on a contract basis to assist law firms in complex pharmaceutical

litigation document review.

VANTAGE SOLUTIONS/Chicago, IL

2007-2008

Employment Counselors and Consultants

Consultant

. Staffed in Employee/Labor Relations Manager role at a multi-union

university medical center.

. Counseled Business Unit management regarding disciplinary issues,

contract interpretation, and policy and procedure.

. Conducted investigations regarding employee complaints and allegations.

. Mediated dispute resolution with management and staff and recommended

courses of action.

. Met with labor union representatives and management and facilitated

departmental reorganizations.

. Provided training for new employees on organizational policies.

. Defended organization with respect to charges of discrimination filed

with the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Employment

Opportunity Commission.

CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION/Chicago, IL

2002-2005

Labor union representing over 34,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in the

Chicago Public School system

Assistant General Counsel

. Defended labor union with respect to charges of discrimination filed with

the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Employment

Opportunity Commission.

. Assessed employer practices and conducted interviews to investigate

merits of grievances.

. Tried grievance arbitrations regarding salary, work hours, job

classification, and other conditions of employment, drafted post-hearing

briefs and negotiated settlements.

. Tried discharge hearings, drafted post-hearing briefs and negotiated

settlements.

. Defended labor union with respect to unfair labor practice charge filed

with the National Labor Relations Board.

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JACOBS, BURNS, ORLOVE, STANTON & HERNANDEZ/Chicago, IL

1999-2002 Law firm with a concentration in labor law

matters

Associate Attorney

. Represented complainants and respondents with respect to charges of

discrimination filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

. Represented labor union client in collective bargaining agreement

negotiations.

. Represented clients before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations

Board.

. Defended municipality client before the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

. Drafted and implemented new disability and duty disability application

procedures for pension fund client to ensure compliance with the Illinois

Pension Code.

. Tried grievance arbitrations, drafted post-hearing briefs and negotiated

settlements.

WITWER, POLTROCK & GIAMPIETRO/Chicago, IL

1996-1999

General practice law firm

Associate Attorney

. Represented complainants and respondents with respect to charges of

discrimination filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Equal

Employment Opportunity Commission.

. Appeared before the Illinois Industrial Commission on behalf of workers

compensation claimants.

. Represented employer clients in wage deduction matters.

. Tried grievance arbitrations and discharge hearings, drafted post-hearing

briefs and negotiated settlements.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW/San Diego, CA

Juris Doctor, 1994

AMHERST COLLEGE/Amherst, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1986

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District

of Illinois, 1994

CERTIFICATION

HUMAN RESOURCE CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE/Alexandria, VA

Professional in Human Resources (PHR), 2007-2010; 2011-2014

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Human Resources Management Association of Chicago

Society of Human Resource Professionals

PRESENTATION

Panelist, "No Child Left Behind Act and Its Implications," 2003

Public Sector Labor Law Conference, Chicago Kent College of Law

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

DePaul University School for New Learning, 2008-Present

Professional Advisor

South Area Literacy Council, 2005-2006, 2008

Volunteer Tutor



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