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Sara Zorich

Partner

Education

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2006

Michigan State University, B.A., 2000

Admissions

Illinois

The laws surrounding immigration are constantly evolving. U.S. companies need to be aware of the changing immigration compliance requirements with regard to employment authorization and the Form I-9. When employers need assistance with employment authorization compliance, Sara is their first call.

Sara is an employment attorney handling immigration workplace enforcement, wage and hour issues and discrimination issues for her clients. Sara routinely works with clients on needs relating to I-9 audits, I-9 and E-Verify compliance, workplace enforcement counseling, defense of governmental immigration related audits and defense of discrimination claims relating to immigration status. Additionally, she handles matters relating to employment discrimination, retaliation claims, employment related tort actions, governmental wage and hour audits, wage and hour single Plaintiff claims and class action claims.

Honors

  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars": 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); Illinois Fox Valley SHRM; Illinois State Bar Association

Blog

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.

Publications

  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, June 2013
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IILCE), 2012
  • Illinois Guide to Hiring and Firing
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • New DHS and DOL Memorandum of Understanding Confirms Information Sharing Between Departments
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, April 1, 2011
  • Employer I-9 Audits Continues to be DHS Focus in 2011
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, February 15, 2011
  • Employer I-9 Audits Continues to be DHS Focus in 2011
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, February 14, 2011
  • Revised “How To” Handbook for Completing I-9’s
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, January 14, 2011
  • EEOC’s Final Rules and Interpretation of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Effective November 9, 2010
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, November 9, 2010
  • I-9 Audits, E-Verify and Electronic I-9’s
    Office Moving Alliance Conference, October 2010
  • I-9 ALERT – Puerto Rico is Issuing New Birth Certificates
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, September 29, 2010
  • DHS Clarifies the Rules Governing Electronic I-9 Forms
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, July 23, 2010
  • DOL Changes the Rules for Mortgage Loan Originators – No Longer Administratively Exempt
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, March 29, 2010
  • Immigration Alert: New Requirements for Illinois Employers Enrolled in E-Verify – Have you filled out the New Form?
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog, February 16, 2010

Presentations & Events