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  • Education
    • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1999, Labor & Employment Certificate, 1999
    • B.A., University of Michigan, 1996
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2002
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 2009

Rob Entin is not your ordinary labor and employment attorney. Before joining Polsinelli, Rob worked as an in-house counsel for a large Chicago-area labor union. That unique work experience has helped clients in the defense of unfair labor practice charges, representation at arbitrations, and bargaining over collective bargaining agreements. Working for the "other side" enables him to explain the motivation and desires of unions and the employees they represent, and this insight facilitates the development of creative solutions for many complex and sensitive workplace issues. A labor and employment generalist, Rob also assists clients with matters that include:

  • Counseling clients with employee discipline, hiring and firing, restrictive covenant, wage and hour, and reasonable accommodation issues
  • Defending discrimination charges before federal and state agencies and lawsuits in federal and state courts
  • Drafting, revising, and updating employee handbooks, personnel policies, and separation agreements
  • Representing clients in workplace safety investigations.

Rob also represents clients in various commercial litigation matters, obtaining favorable results in federal and state courts.

During his free time, Rob has eschewed the links for the rink, and when he is not trying too hard to make his three children laugh, he plays right wing in an adult men’s hockey league. Thankfully for his clients, his legal skills far exceed those on the ice.

  • Prosecuted claims for an individual sales representative and won approximately $250,000 in compensatory, treble, punitive damages, costs, and attorney fees.
  • In litigation involving breach of contract, defended business owner in dispute with former business partners where plaintiffs sought more than $350,000 in damages.
  • Negotiated successful collective bargaining agreement for safety net hospital, including financial flexibility in that wages of union members equaled that of non-union employees.
  • Negotiated successor collective bargaining agreement for safety net hospital, including bargaining over wage provision that provided the hospital with financial freedom to operate with declining Medicare costs.
  • Arbitrator denied union's grievance, seeking tens of thousands in back-pay, in pay dispute.
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