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Matthew Douglas Lango

Chicago Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. Can someone tell me where i can find a template/ format for a employee file request,from my past employer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Douglas Lango
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    2 lawyer answers

    You can request a copy of your file pursuant to the Illinois Personnel Records Review Act (820 ILCS 40/1, et seq.). If the employer fails to provide it, you can file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor (

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  2. Do I need an attorney to review an employment agreement?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Reid Malkinson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Josh Michael Friedman
    4. Matthew Douglas Lango
    5. Kevin R Harper
    5 lawyer answers

    Agreed with the other responses that you should find an experienced employment attorney. I recommend the Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association ( You may be able to find a good attorney in your area.

  3. Is it legal for an employer to change the employee manual in the middle of the year

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Morris Jacobson
    2. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    3. Matthew Douglas Lango
    3 lawyer answers

    If the employer tries to use a change in policy to retroactively take away vacation time that has already been earned and accrued, then you may have a claim against the employer under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. However, if the employer has only changed the policy with respect to vacation time going forward, then it is unlikely that you would have a claim.