A trusted adviser with over a decade of experience, Terese Connolly counsels and represents multinational corporations in navigating the wide range of domestic and international labor and employment related issues that arise when managing a global workforce.
Terese advises and counsels multinational companies; conducts enterprise risk assessments, compliance audits and internal investigations; and provides training for management and employees on employment law, leave laws, anti-discrimination and harassment, diversity, and domestic and international labor and employment law compliance.
She routinely advises on best practices involving hiring processes, employee discipline and dismissals, reductions in force and other expense-reduction measures, accommodations, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, employee privacy, drug testing and employee searches.
A dedicated relationship-builder with her clients, Terese regularly represents companies in matters that arise under the ADA, ADEA, ERISA, FCRA, FCPA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, USERRA, WARN, and various state wage and hour, and discrimination laws.
Terese also helps clients with employee applications, offer letters, employment and executive contracts, handbooks and policies, as well as with at-will, non-compete, confidentiality and proprietary information, separation and release, secondment, key employee retention, and services agreements, along with other employment-related documents.
Further, Terese provides tailored guidance on domestic and cross-border labor and employment issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, outsourcing, and privacy transactions, as well as post-acquisition integration, global audits, and global codes of conduct.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association, International Labor & Employment Committee
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Co-founder, Kent College of Law Women Alumnae Networking Group - Legal Ladies Lunching
Practice advisor and author, LexisNexis
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Former liaison, American Bar Association Commission on Women
Former executive board member, Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2019-2022
Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating
Award winner, Disability and Privacy Law, C.A.L.I.