Employees & Labor Unions
Workers are the backbone of our nation’s economy. Despite legal advances in employees’ rights, workers at all levels still suffer from unfair treatment, discrimination and illegal employment practices.
Employment Attorneys Dedicated to
Protecting Workers’ Rights Nationwide
At the Karmel Law Firm, with offices in Chicago and in West Michigan, we are dedicated to righting these wrongs. Our practice is devoted 100 percent to labor and employment law. We only represent employees and unions, and we are passionate about advocating for the advancement of workers’ rights.
Since the firm’s founding more than 50 years ago, we have won numerous victories on behalf of workers throughout the country from diverse industries and backgrounds. For example, we have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid overtime and wages for employees.
Labor law is one of the most complex and dynamic legal areas. At the Karmel Law Firm, our attorneys are tireless advocates for unions. We represent some of the largest unions in the country, meeting nearly every type of legal need, from grievance arbitration to internal elections to hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). We understand not only the intricacies of labor law, but also the inner workings of unions and their industries as well as the agencies that oversee them.
In both labor and employment law, our vast experience is our strength. We have handled complex cases before courts and administrative agencies at both the state and federal level, including the NLRB, the United States Department of Labor and the federal circuit appellate courts.
Our lawyers are highly accomplished in their fields. Attorney Jon Karmel is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He was named one of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers, and he was also selected for inclusion in the 2013-2023 Illinois Super Lawyers.
Workers and unions turn to us for creative, cutting-edge solutions in tackling their legal challenges.
Legal Counsel For
Taft-Hartley Pension And Welfare Funds
Our attorneys also provide valuable legal guidance for Taft-Hartley pension and welfare funds. Trustees rely on us for proactive legal counsel on the ever-evolving regulations impacting pension funds, employee benefits and health care reform. We also have experience representing funds in complex class actions, including cases that seek to recover overpayments for prescription drugs.