Mr. Secaras counsels and represents employers throughout the country in traditional labor matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining and grievance/arbitration matters. He also counsels and represents employers in employment law issues (including issues arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act) and employment-related litigation in federal and state courts and before federal, state and local administrative agencies.
Mr. Secaras has negotiated more than 50 collective bargaining agreements (including agreements on behalf of employer associations). He has represented employers in representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in the Appellate Courts. He also represents employers in administrative matters before federal, state and local agencies including the EEOC and state/local human rights agencies and the DOL (OSHA and FLSA matters). He also counsels and advises clients on day-to-day employment matters including development and implementation of employment policies, handbooks and manuals.
Admitted to Practice:
U.D. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh and District of Columbia Circuits
Honors and Awards:
-Illinois Super Lawyer (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
-Leading Lawyer (2011)
-Martindale-Hubbell AV rated for more than 10 years