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Peter R. Bulmer

Principal
Chicago

P 312-803-2501
F 312-787-4995
BulmerP@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Peter R. Bulmer is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management nationwide in all facets of employment and labor law.

Mr. Bulmer counsels management on employment matters and preventive measures to avoid litigation and, where litigation cannot be avoided, he defends employers before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. He also represents employers in prosecuting and defending claims of unlawful competition.

Mr. Bulmer is a featured speaker and author on employment law topics and a past chair of a national association of labor and employment lawyers.

While attending law school, Mr. Bulmer was Editor-in-Chief of the Creighton Law Review. He was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Zaire, Africa, from 1981 to 1983.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago SHRM
  • Human Resource Management Association of Chicago
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Published Works

  • Employment & Labour Law, First ed. (Global Legal Insights, 2012) [Contributing Author - U.S.A. Chapter]
  • The Developing Labor Law (cummulative supplement), Fourth ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, 2002) [Contributing Editor]
  • Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Practical Guide (CCH Incorporated, 2000) [Co-Editor]
  • Labor Law Basics (American Compensation Association, 1996) [Co-Author]
  • "Alcohol and Drug Testing in the Workplace," The Americans With Disabilities Act: Access and Accommodations (Paul Deutsch Press, 1992) [Chapter Author]
  • "Leveling the Playing Field with Non-Competes," Executive Counsel (Dec 2011/Jan 2012) [Author]
  • "The Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation," The Illinois Manufacturer (February 28, 2003) [Author]
  • "Discrimination by National Origin," The Illinois Manufacturer (June 1, 2003) [Co-Author]
  • "Healthcare Privacy: A Primer on the HIPAA Act," The Illinois Manufacturer (June 1, 2003) [Author]
  • "Defending Against the ADA's "Direct Threat," The Illinois Manufacturer (June 1, 2002) [Author]
  • "Redifining Disability," The Illinois Manufacturer (February 1, 2002) [Author]
  • "A Call to Arms: What Emloyers Need to Know About Military Leave," The Illinois Manufacturer (December 1, 2001) [Author]
  • "Supremes Look at Workplace Law," The Illinois Manufacturer (December 1, 2001) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Wage and hour Law,” NBI (webinar, October 2016) (panelist)
  • “The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”): A Small Step or a Big Leap?” The Knowledge Group (webinar, October 2016) (panelist)
  • “Advanced Employment Law,” NBI (webinar, September 2016) (panelist)
  • “Advanced Human Resource Law,” NBI (webinar, April 2016) (panelist)

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August 15, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... Read More

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August 25, 2016

Illinois Freedom to Work Act: One State’s Reaction to Overreaching Non-Compete Agreements

August 25, 2016

In an effort to address possible overuse of non-compete agreements by certain employers, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. The Act prohibits private sector employers from entering into non-compete restrictions with “low-wage employees” and renders any such agreements “... Read More

May 12, 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Opening Federal Courts to Aggrieved Companies

May 12, 2016

For the first time, companies have a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), signed by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016, applies to any misappropriation of trade secrets that occurs on or after the signing date. Until now, companies victimized by... Read More

April 28, 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law

April 28, 2016

For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly supports” the legislation. The DTSA will... Read More

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President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
May 11, 2016

The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law on May 11, 2016 by President Obama.  A review of the law and its impact on employers can be found here: http://www.noncompetereport.com/2016/04/defend-trade-secrets-act-set-to-become-law/… Read More

Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law
April 28, 2016

For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly supports” the legislation. Read More

Defend Trade Secrets Act Advances: Getting Closer to Law?
April 8, 2016

Defying claims that bi-partisanship in Congress is dead, the United States Senate has passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act by a vote of 87-0. The measure, approved by the upper chamber on April 4, goes to the House of Representatives, which is considering a very similar bill with sponsorship from both sides of the aisle. Read More