Mr. Spognardi focuses on representing management in traditional and non-traditional labor and employment law matters, including counseling, litigation, and appellate work. His practice includes representation in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; union-free campaigns; employment discrimination matters before federal and state anti-discrimination agencies and federal courts; Section 301 lawsuits; contract negotiations and arbitrations; drug and alcohol testing; occupational safety and health (OSHA and state agencies); alternative compensation systems; veterans’ re-employment rights; WARN Act and RIF matters; federal and state wage and hour matters; employment-at-will; wrongful discharge and whistleblower lawsuits; federal and state injunctive relief, strike management; human resource audits and employee handbooks; employment contracts; restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements; pension plan withdrawal liability; and various other employment-related matters. Mr. Spognardi has substantial experience providing labor, employment, benefit, and due diligence examination in mergers, acquisitions, and other business organization conveyances. He represents businesses in all industries, including manufacturing, transportation, banking and investment, food processing, textile, health care, retail, hospitality, construction, interim services, publishing, media and communications, and public sector interests. He has been AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1986 and an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2008. He is a frequent author and speaker on various business-related subjects.