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J. Casey Leech

Associate
Chicago

P 312-803-2521
F 312-787-4995
Casey.Leech@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

J. Casey Leech is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Leech regularly represents clients in single-plaintiff and class and collective action litigation, and has handled cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state wage-and-hour laws, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, among others. Mr. Leech also has experience obtaining workplace protection restraining orders, and frequently handles matters before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

While attending law and business school, Mr. Leech counseled nonprofit organizations as part of his law school’s Nonprofit Legal Clinic, assisted in adjudicating code of conduct allegations as a member of the Kelley School of Business’ Conduct Review Committee, and worked as a research assistant in the field of labor and employment law.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Illinois Valley SHRM (Oglesby, IL, May 2019) (Presenter)
  • “Employment Handbooks: Do’s and Don’ts,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, June 2019) (Presenter)
     

Practices


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June 11, 2019

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

June 11, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019. Governor J.B. Pritzker has stated he will sign the bill.  The Act legalizes marijuana for recreational purposes. The Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, will allow anyone over the age of 21 to possess, use, or buy... Read More

December 28, 2018

Illinois Hospitals to Face Requirements Designed to Reduce Violence Against Nurses

December 28, 2018

The Illinois Health Care Violence Prevention Act mandates hospitals and other healthcare providers to comply with requirements aimed at protecting their workers from violence. Beginning January 1, 2019, healthcare providers in Illinois will need to implement specific violence-prevention policies outlined in the Act (Public Act 100-1051... Read More

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Oct 10

Chicago, IL
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Chicago Labor & Employment Law Symposium

October 10, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM CST
565 West Adams St. - Chicago, IL
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Posing Challenges For Employers
June 12, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019, legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Governor J.B. Read More

By Kathryn J. Russo, Jody Wilner Moran, J. Casey Leech and Katherine S. Bailey

Illinois Hospitals to Face Requirements Designed to Reduce Violence Against Nurses
December 28, 2018

The Illinois Health Care Violence Prevention Act mandates hospitals and other healthcare providers to comply with requirements aimed at protecting their workers from violence. Beginning January 1, 2019, healthcare providers in Illinois will need to implement specific violence-prevention policies outlined in the Act (Public Act 100-1051). Read More