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Beverly P. Alfon

Partner

Education

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2001, Certificate in Labor and Employment

Boston University, B.A., 1997

Admissions

Illinois

Beverly strives to understand a client’s business, in order to effectively support it in reaching its goals and addressing its challenges. She knows that solutions are not one-size-fits all. 

She spent a significant part of her career representing labor unions and multi-employer fringe benefit funds, but now exclusively represents employer interests. Armed with this unique perspective and over 15 years of focused experience in labor and employment law, she regularly counsels employers regarding a full range of issues -- from development of work policies and negotiation of employment and severance agreements, to strategic planning related to collective bargaining, union avoidance, pickets and strikes. Beverly also actively represents management before state and federal courts, labor arbitrators, and administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Beverly is a frequent speaker at labor and employment seminars, including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace - Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Law Conference, and educational programs for various contractor associations, including the Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association, Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association, and the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association. 

She is a regular contributor to the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Update and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’ HR Illinois publication. Her articles have been republished by Thompson's HR Compliance Expert | FMLA Compliance and Lorman Business Center’s Legal Compliance Resource. Beverly was also a contributing author to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Illinois Employment Law Handbook (2015).

Honors

  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as an “Emerging Lawyer” in employee benefits law and employment law: management

Memberships & Involvement

  • Co-chair: SmithAmundsen Diversity Committee
  • Member: American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Federation of Women Contractors; Filipino-American Lawyers Associations

Blog

Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.

Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.

Publications

  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, June 2013
  • A Prescription for Termination Under FMLA
    Family Medical Leave Handbook, Vol. 20, No. 6,Thompson Publishing Company, September 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Kill Project Labor Agreements
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce's HR Advisory Blog, April 22, 2011

Presentations & Events