Beverly P. Alfon
Beverly Alfon is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Chicago office. She has practiced labor and employment law exclusively for 11 years. With the experience that Beverly garnered from “the other side,” representing various unions and multi-employer fringe benefit funds, she brings a unique perspective to the day-to-day and long-standing challenges that employers face in the realm of traditional labor law (unions), employment law, and ERISA (Taft-Hartley funds).
Beverly regularly counsels employers regarding various employment and labor issues ranging from enforcement of company policies and non-compete agreements to unfair labor practice charges and strategic planning regarding pickets and strikes. She also actively engages in the defense of employers in federal and Illinois courts and before various administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Beverly is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, and Eastern District of Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1997 and her law degree, with a certificate in labor and employment, from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2001.
Boston University, B.A., 1997
IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2001
Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's The Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.
Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.
Presenter, "Labor and Employment Laws: What You Need to Know," Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Chicago, IL, July 11, 2013.
Author, “A Prescription for Termination Under FMLA,”Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Vol. 20, No. 6, Thompson Publishing Company, September 2012.
Co-presenter, “Employment Law Update in Illinois,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, Chicago, IL, July 17, 2012.
Presenter, “NLRB’s Newly Invalidated Quickie Election Rule: What Every Employer Must Do Anyway,” Associated Builders and Contractors of Illinois, Webinar, May 24, 2012.
Co-Presenter, “Cut Through the Confusion of Unemployment Insurance Laws,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Unemployment Insurance Symposium, Seminar, December 6, 2011.
Speaker, “Unions Are Well Organized,” Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. seminar, Bloomington, IL, November 10, 2011.
Author, "NLRB and Social Media Update: Where We Stand...For Now," SmithAmundsen L&E Monthly Newsletter, October 2011.
Author, "One More Thing to Do! NLRB Issues New Rule Requiring Notice Posting," SmithAmundsen Labor & Employment Alert, August 25, 2011.
Co-presenter, "EFCA Is On the Comeback Through Obama's U.S. DOL & NLRB! What it Means and How Employers Can Respond," Valley Industrial Association seminar, Aurora, IL, August 19, 2011.
Speaker, "Developing Labor Law and Its Impact On the U.S. Workforce-Part 1," Illinois Chamber of Commerce webinar, July 21, 2011.
Author, "U.S. Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Kill Project Labor Agreements," Illinois Chamber of Commerce's HR Advisory Blog, April 22, 2011.
Member: American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law; Hispanic-American Construction Industry Association, and Illinois Chamber Employment Law Council Unemployment Insurance Committee.
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