Ice Miller LLP Retained by Association Serving Contractors in Illinois - Firm to Provide Counsel on Labor and Employment Matters
DuPage County, Ill. – Ice Miller LLP announced today it will serve as legal counsel for the Finishing Contractors Association of Illinois (FCAI). The FCAI is a union painting and drywall finishing contractors association dedicated to enhancing the industry through negotiating and implementing a collective bargaining agreement, and promoting safety, education, training and professional development to its members, resulting in a better value to the consumer. The Association serves its 350 plus members through programs, services and products designed to help them run successful businesses. Ice Miller will provide counsel to the FCAI on a variety of legal matters including issues relating to collective bargaining, counseling, planning and training, employment agreements, employment and pension disputes, employment discrimination and litigation and other general labor and employment matters. "Educating associations, and their members, on critical issues relating to employment law can affect a company's bottom line," stated Michael Tooley, chair of the Firm's labor and employment practice group. "We recognize that the relationship between an association, its contractor-members and the union is very important in the union construction industry. We look forward to assisting the FCAI and its contractor-members as they work to negotiate and administer a responsible collective bargaining agreement." Ice Miller's team of labor and employment lawyers is focused on helping employers – both big and small, public and private – solve difficult employee issues and resolve disputes before they ever rise to the level of a lawsuit. We believe that all employers will be better able to succeed if they are well advised regarding how to use their human resources in the manner they deem productive and efficient, within the shifting landscape of government regulations and other legal requirements. Whether in a union or non-union environment, our lawyers effectively assist our employer clients to achieve their common goal of creating a work force that is world-class in all respects. Ice Miller's lawyers and business professionals, through their understanding of businesses, organizations, and government entities, help simplify the complexities faced by its clients. Ice Miller is committed to helping its clients achieve their legal and business goals. The Firm has offices in Chicago; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind. and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit online at www.icemiller.com. This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.