This course will delve into recent impactful developments in Illinois employment law. It will highlight the explosion in employee class-action litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), key rulings from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, important legislation on wage-and-hour, and other notable topics.
The program is taught by Edward “Eddie” Young, a Senior Associate for Proskauer Rose LLP in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Firm’s Whistleblower & Retaliation, Employment Litigation & Arbitration and Non-Compete & Trade Secrets groups. Illinois Super Lawyers recognized him as a “rising star” in employment litigation defense and he has represented clients in complex litigation in state and federal courts across the United States, including in the United States Supreme Court.
Edward “Eddie” C. Young is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Firm’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation and the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Groups.
Eddie’s practice focuses on defending companies in all aspects of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, breach of restrictive covenants (e.g., noncompetition and nonsolicitation), and whistleblower retaliation. He has handled such cases before state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the American Arbitration Association and the Department of Labor.
Most recently, Eddie was recognized as a “Rising Star” in employment litigation defense by Illinois Super Lawyers. He is also a regular contributor to Proskauer’s Whistleblower Defense blog, where he publishes on recent developments.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Eddie was a cum laude graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He began his practice at a national management-side employment law firm, and has also worked in the corporate human resources department of a national tax consulting firm and as a Coles Fellow with the Illinois Human Rights Commission.