Matthew J. Feery, an associate at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, counsels clients on issues involving employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, wage-and-hour concerns, business closings and mass layoffs, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Mr. Feery's experience in employment legal matters includes settlement negotiations in employment contract disputes and workers' compensation matters, conducting fact investigations and witness interviews in employment discrimination matters, taking and defending numerous depositions in federal court and American Arbitration Association cases, and arguing motions before courts and administrative agencies.
He has composed employee handbooks and drafted employment agreements, including noncompetition agreements, confidentiality agreements and separation agreements.
Mr. Feery also has experience with issues under a variety of employment laws and regulations, including the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, WARN Act and USERRA, as well as state discrimination laws.
He served as an extern to Chief Judge Paul P. Biebel, Jr., Cook County Circuit Court, Criminal Division, in Chicago.
Mr. Feery earned his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.
He earned BAs in Political Science and History, cum laude, from Marquette University and also studied at the London School of Economics.