Jonathan M. Linas

Jon Linas's practice covers a wide variety of labor and employment matters. He has extensive experience defending employers against statewide and nationwide class and collective actions under wage-hour laws; has secured victories for clients facing single or multiplaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation; and has defended employers faced with high-stakes investigations and proceedings before federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the United States Department of Labor's Wage Hour Division, and the Veterans' Employment & Training Service. Jon has repeatedly defended clients in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. His success is reflected by the numerous favorable, case-dispositive decisions he has obtained for clients including American Commercial Lines, McDonald's, R.J. Reynolds, Service Corporation International, and Verizon in litigation throughout the country. In recognition by The Legal 500, clients praised Jon as an attorney that "do[es] an excellent job."

Jon is actively involved in the Chicago community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Anixter Center, which strives to improve the lives of people with disabilities and support their efforts to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. He also participates in Chicago's Working in the Schools (WITS) program, which promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago's youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to elementary school children in the CPS system. [1]