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Joseph K. Mulherin

Joseph K. Mulherin

Vedder Price P.C.

Chicago, IL, USA

Joseph K. Mulherin is a Shareholder in Vedder Price’s Labor and Employment practice area.

Joe represents and counsels employers nationwide in an array of complex employment law and related matters. In the employment arena, Joe has extensive experience defending employers against class action lawsuits, including wage-and-hour and employment discrimination class actions. Joe has successfully defended clients in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, hospitality, health services, banking, staffing, technology, logistics and construction.

Joe also has significant experience representing employers in federal and state governmental agency investigations, including audits conducted by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and their state counterpart agencies.

Joe regularly counsels clients on best employment policies and practices. Joe’s intricate knowledge of the law and litigation experience enables him to advise clients in a holistic manner that considers the requirements of the law, clients’ business needs and potential exposure. Joe has been praised for his innovative and strategic approach to problem-solving and litigation avoidance.

Joe recently assisted Vedder Price clients in auditing whether, in light of the USDOL’s proposed regulations, employees were correctly classified as exempt from the overtime provisions of federal and state law. He guided many of these clients in effectively managing the risks of reclassifying large groups of employees. Additionally, Joe frequently advises clients on their wage-and-hour  policies and practices relating to timekeeping, rounding, meal and rest periods, travel time, donning and doffing, on-call time and handheld devices. He regularly writes and lectures on these and other employment law topics.

Joe also has considerable experience advising clients on discipline and termination decisions, leave laws, independent-contractor classification, wage payment and vacation laws, commissions and bonuses and web accessibility for disabled individuals.

Joe prides himself on providing his clients with practical, creative and cost-effective guidance.

Joseph K. Mulherin is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Employee Classification - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Employee Classification - Employee Classification, Monday, October 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Employee Classification - Employee Classification, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Employee Classification - Employee Classification, Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY

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