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HeplerBroom Attorneys Present Employment Seminar to Chamber of Commerce

HeplerBroom attorney Tara Kuchar HeplerBroom attorney Julieta Kosiba HeplerBroom attorney Michael Murphy

On June 13, Tara Kuchar and Julieta Kosiba will be presenting an employment law seminar on mandated leave to the Chatham (Illinois) Area Chamber of Commerce. Fellow HeplerBroom attorney Michael Murphy will act as moderator.

Kuchar and Kosiba will discuss

  • various types of mandated leave
  • recent and upcoming legal developments
  • ways in which requests for leave could give rise to other employment issues (e.g., accommodations, discrimination claims, and retaliation)
  • how to administer time-off policies

Registration for the event is available on the Chamber’s website.

Kuchar, a partner in the firm’s Edwardsville office, focuses her practice on defending and counseling businesses and other organizations on employment-related issues and in preparing and revising handbooks. She also has experience defending clients in complex litigation related to product liability, premises liability, and commercial matters.

Kosiba, an associate attorney working for the firm’s Springfield office, focuses her practice on the defense of civil litigation matters, including representing employers in employment-related lawsuits. In addition to defending clients in court, she assists HB’s employment and labor team in drafting employee handbooks and other employment-related documents and counseling clients on employment issues.

Murphy, a partner in the firm’s Springfield office, focuses his practice on environmental law. He is an experienced litigator who defends clients in state-initiated enforcement actions and citizen lawsuits claiming injuries from environmental contamination. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Chatham Chamber as well as the Board of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois. In addition, he is Vice-Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section Council.


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