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Sarah J. Gasperini

Associate
Chicago

P 312-787-4949
F 312-787-4995
Sarah.Gasperini@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Sarah J. Gasperini is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in a variety of employment and labor law matters before state and federal courts and agencies.

On the labor side, Ms. Gasperini advises employers in defending union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices, and representation cases. She also assists employers in maintaining union-free workplaces, and counsels them in successfully preserving union-free status. In addition, Ms. Gasperini advises employers on matters involving labor contract administration issues and collective bargaining. She has briefed petitions for review of National Labor Relations Board decisions before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and defended 10(j) injunction proceedings in district court.

Ms. Gasperini also counsels clients on several areas of employment law, including employee handbooks, discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin and disability, disability accommodation, and retaliation, including retaliatory discharge.

While attending law school, Ms. Gasperini worked as a Law Clerk with the Chicago office of Jackson Lewis, where she assisted in a variety of matters, including preparing cases for arbitration, researching issues of law, and defending administrative charges. She was also a student editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal.

Professional Associations and Activities

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

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer Guardian ad litem for minors

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August 12, 2019

Illinois Enacts Workplace Harassment Law, Creating New and Expanded Obligations for Employers

August 12, 2019

Employers in Illinois will have new obligations related to employment contracts, training, and agency oversight under a wide-ranging bill signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019, that is intended to combat workplace harassment and provide greater protections for employees. Senate Bill 75 unanimously passed both houses of... Read More

July 24, 2019

Chicago City Council Passes Comprehensive Fair Workweek Law that Includes Predictable Scheduling

July 24, 2019

The Chicago City Council has passed the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which requires large employers to provide workers with at least two weeks’ advance notice of their work schedules and compensate workers for last-minute changes. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to sign the Ordinance, which will become effective for most covered... Read More

August 15, 2017

Why the Chicago and Cook County Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinances May Apply to Your Organization

August 15, 2017

Paid-sick-leave ordinances (PSLOs) became effective in the City of Chicago and Cook County on July 1, 2017. The PSLOs require employers to grant paid sick leave to employees on terms more generous than what most employers have historically offered. (For example, see our article, Cook County, Illinois, Issues Final Paid Sick Leave... Read More

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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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June 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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