Peter J. Gillespie

This manual has been revised for 2019-2020 under the coordination of Peter J. Gillespie.

Peter J. Gillespie ( is a partner with Laner Muchin, Ltd. He represents and counsels management on a wide array of employment law-related issues, including health and safety requirements, covenants not to compete, wage and hour class actions, retaliation, workplace discrimination and harassment, hiring, promotion and dismissal decision-making, workplace privacy, electronic monitoring of employees, data retention and statutory compliance.

Mr. Gillespie received his B.A. from Northwestern University and earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Primary Editor of the State and Local Tax Lawyer.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Laner Muchin attorneys Eileen M. Momblanco and Chad R. DeGroot in reviewing these materials.

Laner Muchin


Laner Muchin, Ltd[JK1] . is one of the oldest and most highly regarded law firms in the country dedicated exclusively to the practice of labor and employment law on behalf of management. The Firm has been singled out on countless occasions for its creativity and professionalism, its unparalleled responsiveness to clients and its commitment to diversity.

Our mission is to be the premier law firm concentrating exclusively in the representation of employers in labor relations, employment litigation, employee benefits and business immigration. To fulfill this mission, we continuously strive to satisfy our clients by providing unparalleled service and expertise in these areas. We accomplish our goals by serving in the dual role of lawyers and business advisors who undertake to provide solutions and strategies which demonstrate a clear understanding of each client’s unique business needs.

In fulfilling our mission, we stress the importance of a preventive approach to employment relations. Whenever possible, we seek to provide non-adversarial solutions that make good business sense. Our goal is to help our clients control costly legal fees that can arise in the context of employment litigation and also to promote positive employee relations. On the other hand, when our clients are faced with employment litigation, we zealously defend their interests in a creative and cost-effective manner.

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