O'Malley & Madden, P.C.

542 So. Dearborn St.
Suite 660
Chicago, Illinois 60605
PH: (312) 697.1382
FX: (312) 697.1384

Practice Areas

Employment Law and Civil Rights

O'Malley & Madden, P.C. provides consultation, negotiation and litigation services for problems encountered in the workplace, including state and federal claims involving:

  • Discrimination & Harassment
    • Race
    • Sex
    • Pregnancy
    • Age
    • Disability
    • National Origin
    • Religion
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • Workers' Compensation Act Retaliation
  • Wage & Hour Violations (Including Overtime)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Violations
  • Employee Benefits (Benefit denials & ERISA claims)
  • §1983 Law (Civil Rights, abuse of power)
  • Employment Contracts
  • Severance Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks and policies

Litigation and Appeals

The attorneys at O'Malley & Madden, P.C. have successfully represented clients before a wide range of courts and agencies, including:

  • Federal Courts
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
      • State Courts
        • Illinois Supreme Court
        • Illinois Appellate Court, First District
        • Illinois Appellate Court, Second District
        • Circuit Court Cook County
        • Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County
        • Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County
        • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County
        • Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County
        • Twenty Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County
      • Agencies
        • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
        • Illinois Human Rights Commission
        • Illinois Department of Human Rights
        • Cook County Commission on Human Rights
        • U.S. Department of Labor
        • Illinois Department of Labor
        • Illinois Department of Employment Security

O'Malley & Madden Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Am I Entitled To Sick Leave?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no general legal requirement that employers give employees sick leave. While most employers do in fact give employees some paid time off each year to be used for sick leave, the law does not require employers to do so

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Blog of the Week

Everyone can get coronavirus, but economic inequality means it will be worst for those at the bottom

Coronavirus doesn’t spare the powerful. As of this writing, two members of the House, a senator, and the president of Harvard University have tested positive. But as with so many things in the unequal United States of America, it’s going to be worse for people who are already vulnerable: low-income people, people in rural areas, homeless people, single parents, inmates, and more.

Thought for the Week

"Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can't find or afford childcare, or she can't work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family's income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline."

–Madeleine M. Kunin

List of the Week

from National Compensation Survey

U.S. workers and paid sick leave

  • 24% of U.S. civilian workers, or roughly 33.6 million people, do not have access to paid sick leave
  • 92% of workers in the top quarter of earnings (meaning hourly wages greater than $32.21) have access to some form of paid sick leave
  • Among the lowest-earning tenth – those whose wages are $10.80 an hour or less – just 31% have paid sick leave

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Bosses Panic-Buy Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Remote Workers
  2. A far-right rallying cry: Older Americans should volunteer to work
  3. San Francisco Says Coronavirus Has Made Gig Economy’s Labor Abuses Untenable
  4. Can your boss make you come to work during coronavirus outbreak?
  5. University of Rochester and plaintiffs settle sexual harassment lawsuit for $9.4 million