Frank C. Morris, Jr.FRANK C. MORRIS, JR., is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employee Benefits practices, heads the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice in the Washington, DC, office, and co-chairs the firm’s ADA and Public Accommodations Group.

Mr. Morris’ experience includes:

  • Advising clients on and litigating employment, labor, disabilities, non-compete, confidentiality, benefits, information access and privacy, wage and hour, and general litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies
  • Representing health care related entities, retailers, restaurants, and other hospitality related businesses, governmental entities, builders, owners, managers, architects, and lenders in public accommodation issues, including website accessibility, under the ADA and in fair housing, fair credit, and related state and local law matters
  • Serving as an expert witness in ADA and Fair Housing Act matters
  • Representing clients with respect to social media, Internet, and e-mail policies and litigation
  • Representing and advising clients, including Audit Committees, in Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other whistleblower litigation and conducting investigations
  • Advising clients on the range of employment and labor issues related to acquisitions, mergers, and RIFs and defending claims arising from those transactions
  • Advising on various issues under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and on Wellness Plans and ADA and GINA issues
  • Successfully trying various jury and bench trials, including particular knowledge of handling expert witnesses and class and collective action litigation
  • Serving as a mediator in various disputes
  • Litigating data breach, privacy, and cybersecurity claims including class actions
  • Litigating U.S. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases raising issues under Title VII, the ADEA, ERISA, Executive Order 11246, the National Labor Relations Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the ADA, and the Rehabilitation Act

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Julie BadelJULIE BADEL is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the Chicago office of Epstein Becker Green. She represents employers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, education, banking, transportation, advertising, insurance, search, and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Badel’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing management in all facets of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage-hour issues, unemployment, FMLA, WARN, OSHA, and traditional labor law issues
  • Winning summary judgment in multiple cases before the Northern District of Illinois, including age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and FMLA cases
  • Prevailing in state court suits for retaliatory discharge, false arrest, and breach of employee handbook provisions
  • Prevailing in age discrimination and NLRB cases, including a Gisselbargaining order case, in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully litigating numerous cases before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies including the EEOC, NLRB, OFCCP, and U.S. Department of Labor
  • Prevailing in same sex harassment and public accommodation cases before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and in an age discrimination case before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
  • Representing management in wage and hour audits under Illinois and federal law and in wage and hour class actions. Issues have involved proper classification of employees, deductions from salary, effect of bonuses on overtime rates, tip credits, and on-call time
  • Providing harassment and diversity training
  • Reviewing and revising handbooks and policies
  • Representing management in Union avoidance, organizing campaigns, and unfair labor practices

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