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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1997
    • B.A., University of Minnesota, 1994

Andy Cripe focuses on supporting management, human resources and in-house legal teams with all aspects of workforce management. Clients also look to Andy for general counsel in connection with commercial transactions and disputes, including enterprise-wide contract and risk management. Andy’s employment law practice includes representing employers in lawsuits involving:

  • Class actions
  • Harassment and discrimination claims
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants

He regularly counsels employers and provides manager and employee training to minimize potential employment liabilities and ensure compliance with the many state and federal laws governing the workplace. He also assists employers with international employment issues such as cross-border employment and severance agreements. His traditional labor law practice includes representing management in unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, mass layoffs and plant closings.

Publications & Presentations
PolsinelliAtWork.com Blog
June 9, 2015
webinar Webinars
December 18, 2013
Publications & Presentations
Legal Developments in Discrimination & Harassment
Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates
October 2011
Publications & Presentations
Update on Critical Issues of FLSA
Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
October 2010
Publications & Presentations
Recession Effects: Employer Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
October 2009
Publications & Presentations
GLBT Adoption: Managing the Process at Home and at Work
Citywide Pride 2009, Chicago, Illinois
June 2009
Publications & Presentations
Family and Medical Leave Act
Chicago, Illinois
December 2008
Publications & Presentations
The Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Oak Brook, Illinois
November 2008
Publications & Presentations
Staffing and Legal Trends in Employee Leasing, Temporary Employees
Effectively Dealing with Current Labor & Employment Issues, Oakbrook Terrae, Illinois
November 2007
Publications & Presentations
Employee Relations
Illinois Health Care Association Live Webinar, Chicago, Illinois
July 2007