When labor unions clash with school boards, Whitt Law LLC is on the front lines helping the school district resolve its issues. We are experienced negotiators and consultants in the collective bargaining process, with the protection of the school district’s interests at the forefront of our efforts.
Illinois law requires that multi-year employment contracts for administrators be performance-based and linked to student achievement. Whitt Law is highly experienced in the preparation and enforcement of clear, concise performance-based multi-year contracts for administrators, in straightforward terms that are readily understood by boards and administrators alike.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA) and regulations governing Section 403(b) plans can be confusing, but our legal guidance can provide clarity to ensure compliance. Whitt Law LLC is also an experienced veteran in representing districts before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE AND DISMISSAL
Whitt Law LLC offers sound, practical legal counsel to school districts facing a variety of employee grievances and challenges in matters of discipline or dismissal. When budget cuts call for staff dismissals, Whitt Law can guide districts through the legal process of making the reductions while protecting the rights of contracted employees. In matters regarding sexual harassment, drug testing, employee safety, and discrimination, we walk districts through the labyrinth of statues and regulations and, when necessary, represent districts before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.