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Nancy Joerg is a management side labor and employment lawyer and is a Senior Shareholder in the firm. She is the Managing Attorney of the St. Charles, Illinois office.
Providing strategic advice and counseling to employers on all aspects of employment law, She regularly represents employers in administrative actions and audits before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY , the Illinois Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Labor. She represents employers in all types of discrimination charges, unemployment insurance hearings, IDES AUDITS, employee termination issues, and wage & hour issues (including exempt/non-exempt status for overtime, deductions from wages, and state and federal wage claims). Nancy Joerg effectively counsels and advises clients concerning preventive efforts such as drafting of INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR agreements, the preparation and REVIEW OF EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS and PERSONNEL POLICIES, anti-harassment and diversity training, and the development of strategies to help ensure exemptions from overtime.
As a nationally recognized advocate and leading consultant in the area of independent contractor vs. employee status and other contingent workforce issues, Ms. Joerg aggressively represents a wide range of companies who use independent contractors [including numerous trucking companies who use independent contractor owner-operators] before the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Department of Labor (with matters arising under the Illinois Employee Classification Act), and the Internal Revenue Service. She also works with a broad array of companies nationwide in drafting effective independent contractor agreements and STRENGTHENING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS TO EFFECTIVELY LOWER LIABILITY.
Ms. Joerg was selected for inclusion as one of 47 female lawyers across the United States in a unique book called Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers, published by the American Bar Association in July 2017.