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. is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the country concentrating exclusively in representing employers in the field of labor, employment law, business immigration and employee benefits.

Established in 1945 by one of the drafters of the law which eventually became the National Labor Relations Act and the first head of the legal staff of the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago Regional Office, the Firm currently provides a full range of labor and employment services to a large and diverse public and private sector client base.

We represent our clients in litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. We also provide advice and counsel with respect to all applicable labor and employment laws, matters involving labor unions and a broad range of human resources and personnel issues.  We also offer comprehensive services relating to employee benefit plans, as well as a full range of business immigration services.

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