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Attorneys in this Practice
Thomas A. Christensen
Brian K. LaFratta
Employment Law

Huck Bouma attorneys represent employers and executives in all areas of employment law. Clients include companies of all sizes, from start-ups to national corporations, in a wide range of industries. Services include both counseling and litigation.

Employee Handbooks, Agreements, Policies, and Training
Huck Bouma assists employers in drafting employee handbooks and employment policies necessary for the management of employees. The firm routinely drafts employment and severance agreements, and provides training to management on a variety of employment and management issues.  Attorneys also review and negotiate agreements on behalf of executive-level employees.

Employment Law Counseling
Huck Bouma provides counseling and guidance to employers to avoid litigation and ensure compliance with federal and state legal requirements.

Employment Law Litigation
Huck Bouma attorneys routinely represent employers in federal and state courts and before federal and state commissions and agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). The firm also handles class actions and appeals. Attorneys are experienced in all areas of employment law litigation.

Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets
Huck Bouma provides comprehensive services related to non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets. The firm drafts such agreements, counsels employers on the ability to enforce existing agreements, and represents employers and employees in litigation over such agreements. Attorneys routinely appear in court for temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction proceedings related to such matters.

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