Hallie Diethelm Caldarone is a Shareholder in the Chicago, Illinois office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Caldarone is an experienced employment law litigator. She has been based in Chicago her entire career and has extensive experience litigating all forms of employment matters throughout the Midwest in federal courts, state courts, and before administrative agencies. Ms. Caldarone’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including class, collective, and hybrid actions. Since joining Jackson Lewis, she has been co-counsel in numerous class cases around the country involving such industries as restaurants, pharmaceutical sales and hospitality (hotels, casinos). Ms. Caldarone also devotes a substantial part of her practice to conducting preventive compliance reviews and providing day-to-day advice and counsel regarding such issues as exempt/non-exempt classification, regular rate calculations for premium overtime pay, determining proper pay and duties for tipped employees, and complying with state wage and hour laws. Ms. Caldarone also has significant experience litigating a broad spectrum of employment matters including claims such as race, age, religion, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, Family and Medical Leave. Ms. Caldarone has extensive experience with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local labor and employment agencies throughout the United States.
Ms. Caldarone advises and counsels clients on a variety of employment practices including employment handbooks and policies and particularly on issues relating to the ADA, FMLA and various other state leave laws. She also conducts employee training seminars and internal investigations.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Caldarone was a partner at a prominent Chicago-based law firm, in its labor and employment group. Still earlier, Ms. Caldarone was an associate at another leading Chicago law firm handling complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Caldarone has been a Illinois “Super Lawyer” - Rising Star in Labor and Employment from 2008 to the present.
Ms. Caldarone is admitted to practice in Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Ms. Caldarone received her B.S., summa cum laude, in 1996 and her J.D., summa cum laude, in 1999 from The Ohio State University. She was a member of The Ohio State University Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
Illinois Super Lawyer - Rising Star in Labor and Employment - 2008 - present