Bill Pokorny  LInkedIn.jpeg

Bill serves as co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Higher Education Practice Groups. Bill helps employers and educational institutions achieve their goals in legal disputes with their current and former employees, students, and others in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Bill has a wide range of litigation experience, particularly in the areas of wage and hour litigation, discrimination and civil rights, employee benefits, faculty tenure disputes, and leave, benefits and accommodations claims.

Bill also helps employers identify, understand and solve a wide range of legal problems relating to their employees. Bill is particularly versed in all aspects of state and federal law relating to minimum wages, overtime, exemptions, and wage payment issues. Bill also regularly counsels employers on issues relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability and accommodations. Bill provides management and employee training on workplace legal issues, and also conducts workplace investigations and legal audits.

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Tracey Truesdale  LInkedIn.jpeg

Tracey is a partner and co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group at Franczek P.C. She has represented management in labor and employment for more than 25 years. She represents both national Fortune 50 corporations and smaller companies, with clients in the professional services, manufacturing, construction and technology industries.

Tracey has significant experience advising and defending employers on OSHA matters, including post-accident advice and representation of employers in employee fatality and catastrophe investigations, representing employers in negotiations with federal OSHA over OSHA citations and penalties, litigating OSHA complaints before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and investigating, defending, and litigating employee claims of retaliation under the OSH Act.

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Erin Fowler  LInkedIn.jpeg

Erin is an associate at Franczek P.C. Her practice focuses on counseling and representing employers on various employment and labor issues. Erin is an alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program. LEADS is an eight-week summer program designed for diverse first and second year law students with an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters. Erin earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, and her B.A., magna cum laude, in behavioral science and human resource management from Oglethorpe University. While she attended Oglethorpe University, Erin was on the Dean’s List all semesters and a SCAC Scholar Athlete. She was on track and field team and the SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2011. Erin was a SCAC Character & Community Student Athlete and SCAC/NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee in 2011.

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Jason Patterson  LInkedIn.jpeg

Jason is an associate at Franczek P.C. He advises employers on all aspects of employment law including workplace discrimination, health and safety, wage and hour, whistleblowing, employee handbooks, termination, and disciplinary action. Jason also counsels employers in traditional labor matters including collective-bargaining, union organizing campaigns, grievance arbitration, and matters before federal and state labor boards.

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