Pappas O'Connor P.C.

John C. O'Connor

John C. O'Connor

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John is a principal of Pappas O’Connor P.C.

Focus

Employment litigation, counseling of employers on employment law issues and policies, executive compensation, contract negotiation.  He is a recognized professional who is awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics.

Experience

  • Extensive trial and litigation practice in federal and state courts and administrative agencies on employment cases including employment discrimination, breach of contract, ERISA, wage and hour, defamation, class actions and other employment issues
  • Counseling of employers on employment policies, compensation issues, terminations and reductions in force, regulatory compliance and litigation
  • Drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, severance agreements and restrictive covenants on behalf of employers and employees
  • Commercial contract support for business and handles major projects and business-critical contracts for companies

Bar Admissions

State Courts

  • Illinois

Federal Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Education

  • Indiana University, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois, B.A.

Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Activities

Authored

  • Basic Wage and Hour Law in Illinois, NBI, November, 2000
  • School Law in Illinois, NBI, 2001
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z, NBI, 2014.

Quad Cities Office

1617 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

(309) 788-7110
(309) 788-2773

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News

2017 Illinois Grand Bargin

Important updates regarding the Illinois General Assembly Spring Legislative Session, which include budget-related bills (the “Grand Bargain”) and three bills which have significant impact on Illinois labor and employment laws - Equal Pay Act, Paid Leave and Collective Bargaining Freedom Act

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Chicago Office

900 West Jackson Boulevard
Six West
Chicago, Illinois 60607

(312) 421-5960
(312) 421-5310

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