Sara Zorich

Partner
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Overview

When employers need assistance with workplace compliance, Sara is their first call. She concentrates her practice on day-to-day employment and labor counseling, immigration workplace enforcement, wage and hour issues and workplace discrimination issues for her clients.  

She routinely works with clients on needs relating to I-9 audits, I-9 and E-Verify compliance, workplace enforcement counseling, defense of governmental immigration related audits and defense of discrimination claims relating to immigration status. 

Sara also focuses her practice on governmental wage and hour audits, wage and hour single plaintiff claims and class action claims nationwide. She effectively and efficiently assists clients in analyzing potential damages and defenses in wage and hour matters along with swift resolution of such claims. Sara has participated in negotiations with the proponents regarding work authorization issues to help shape Illinois legislation with an eye on protecting employers to the extent greatest possible.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); Illinois State Bar Association

Honors

  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars": 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Resources & Insights

Alerts

Speaking Engagements

Published Works

Blog

Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's The Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.

Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.

Blog Posts

Education

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2006

Michigan State University, B.A., 2000

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
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