Margherita M. Albarello concentrates her practice in all areas of employment law, regularly counseling clients in matters pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois wage and hour violations, Equal Pay Act violations and misclassifications, trade secret litigation, non-compete/non-solicitation restrictive covenant agreements and litigation, as well as False Claim Act and Whistleblower Act violations.
Clients turn to Margherita for her wealth of knowledge in employment law and her ability to achieve successful outcomes with practical solutions. With decades of experience, Margherita represents clients before both state and federal courts and administrative institutions such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois and United States Departments of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Throughout her career, Margherita has advised countless employers on employment best practices and policies, employee handbooks, management training, employee classifications and workforce reductions. She also serves as an independent investigator for employers for matters regarding wrongful workplace conduct.
IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1984
- Law Review Member
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Psychology, 1979
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
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August 1, 2022 News Employment AlertsILLINOIS CROWN ACT EXPANDS HUMAN RIGHTS LAW BANNING RACE-RELATED HAIRSTYLE OR HAIR TEXTURE DISCRIMINATION
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed the CROWN (“Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act”) Act, a new law which prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees based on hairstyles historically associated with specific racial groups.Read More
June 29, 2022 News Employment Alerts
On July 1, 2022, the City of Chicago and Cook County are set to raise their minimum wages for tipped and non-tipped employees.Read More
June 21, 2022 News Employment Alerts
Illinois bereavement leave, meal break and rest period law changes take effect January 1, 2023. GCT’s Employment Law Group is available to help you update your policies to ensure compliance with these new requirements.Read More
November 11, 2021 News
Golan Christie Taglia is proud to announce the addition of Margherita M. Albarello, Jennifer R. Hardenbergh and Morgan C. York to the team.Read More
February 23, 2021 News
Golan Christie Taglia is delighted to announce the inclusion of 16 firm attorneys to the 2021 Leading and Emerging Lawyers lists for their outstanding work in a wide range of areas including Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and more.Read More
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