Michael F. Hughes
Michael F. Hughes is a partner in the St. Charles, IL office of SmithAmundsen where he concentrates his practice on labor & employment related matters. Mike’s practice is dedicated to counseling employers with respect to employment matters and labor relations, including compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations regarding Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act. Mike’s experience includes representing clients during litigated matters involving the enforcement of non-competition and other restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty and trade secret misappropriation.
Mike’s practice also involves working with employers in traditional labor relations matters by preparing statements of position, investigating grievances, and litigating matters in response to filings of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board.
Finally, Mike provides counsel to clients involved in immigration matters with regard to employment and compliance. He regularly assists employers obtain H-1B visas for temporary foreign employees and conducts compliance audits of I-9 forms and employers work authorization obligations.
Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S., 1993
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2003 High Honors
Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen’s The Labor & Employment Law Update blog.
Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s HR Advisory Blog.
Presenter, “Employment Law Update: A Guide to Illinois & Federal Employment Law,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Effingham, IL, January 23, 2013.
Contributing author, “2013 Supplement Conducting the Employment Practices Audit,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Education, December 12, 2012.
Co-author, “Vetting the Work Force,” Professional Roofing Magazine, March 2008.
Member: Illinois State Bar Association.
Admissions: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
3815 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
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