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Julia P. Argentieri


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Julia P. Argentieri is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in a broad range of workplace law matters, including both counseling as well as litigation. Ms. Argentieri has significant experience with training and counseling as well as defending administrative charges before the EEOC and IDHR, and handling all phases of litigation at the state and federal level.

During law school, Ms. Argentieri was an editor for the Elder Law Journal at the University of Illinois College of Law and also participated in a Domestic Violence legal aid clinic. Ms. Argentieri also worked as an intern during law school handling mediations at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer in the Northern District Court of Illinois.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Argentieri spent several years as an in-house employment attorney for a large non-profit in the Chicago area.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Junior Board
  • Girls on the Run, Associate Board


Published Works

  • “Do I Need to Pay Them for That? Wage Law Update” In the Loop, O’Hagan LLC Newsletter (Summer 2013) [Author]

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August 28, 2019

Patrick J. Rocks and Julia P. Argentieri Author "Illinois Human Rights Law to Cover Businesses with One Employee

August 28, 2019

Patrick J. Rocks and Julia P. Argentieri author "Illinois Human Rights Law to Cover Businesses with One Employee," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

March 24, 2017

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Comment on EEOC Workplace Harassment Guidance

March 24, 2017

Jackson Lewis attorneys comment on the EEOC’s proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful harassment in "EEOC Guidance Draws Fire For Stance On Orientation Bias​" published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 22, 2019

Illinois Expands State Human Rights Act to Include Employers with One or More Employees

August 22, 2019

An amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) expands the definition of “employer” from employers with at least 15 employees to those with one or more employees. The legislation, House Bill 252, was signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 21, 2019, and enacted as Illinois Public Act 101-0430. The new law will become... Read More

March 27, 2017

Jackson Lewis Files Comments on EEOC’s Proposed Guidance on Unlawful Harassment

March 27, 2017

Jackson Lewis has submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment. The Proposed Guidance sets out to define what constitutes harassment, examine when a basis for employer liability exists if harassment is proven, and offer suggestions for preventive practices... Read More

January 26, 2017

New Proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance Addresses Many Issues

January 26, 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment. The 75-page Proposed Guidance follows a Report from the Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. This Task Force was co-chaired by Republican Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic (now Acting... Read More

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Restaurant Chain’s Spoiled Internal Investigation Leads to $8M Jury Award for Fired Employee
June 27, 2018

A Fresno, California jury has awarded nearly $8 million to former Chipotle employee Jeanette Ortiz on her claim of wrongful discharge. The jury found Chipotle had fired Ortiz in retaliation for her filing a worker’s compensation claim of carpal tunnel syndrome. Read More

Straightening Out the Fluctuating Hour Workweek: Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of One Method of Overtime Payment
October 21, 2016

With the Department of Labor’s recent changes to the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions set to take effect on December 1, 2016, many employers are struggling to find the best option for how to comply with the new regulations without breaking the bank. One lesser-known alternative that is receiving increased attention from many c Read More

By Jacqueline C. Tully and Julia P. Argentieri