Stephen D. Erf focuses his practice on civil rights and labor/employment counseling and litigation, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, union organizing, collective bargaining, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and leadership transition. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including health care, education, construction, manufacturing, professional services, social services, food products, chemicals and transportation.
Stephen is co-author of a book on labor and employment issues arising in the health care field, and also has contributed articles on such matters as disability discrimination and no-fault insurance to various publications, including the Loyola Law Journal.
Served as lead counsel and secured a defense judgment against a “stalking horse” plaintiff in a suit seeking a temporary early retirement supplemental benefit following a reduction in force
Served as lead counsel and secured a permanent injunction against a former officer who leaked privileged materials and disparaged a former company, including disgorgement of all severance pay
Negotiated an emergency plant closing and consolidation with a separate plant, including providing “short” Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices with payments for deficient notice period
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)
US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
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