Overview

Darren M. Mungerson has extensive experience representing and advising a variety of employers, including manufacturing and food distribution companies, in all aspects of labor and employment law and regularly appears before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. He has particular expertise with:

  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The Illinois Minimum Wage Law
  • The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • The Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act
  • The Illinois Human Rights Act

Darren also handles compliance with non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, corporate reorganizations and reductions-in-force, employee terminations, mergers and acquisitions, and injunctions. Additionally, he assists clients with:

  • Drug and alcohol policies and issues
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Employment discrimination and harassment claims
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audits and proceedings
  • National Labor Relations Board proceedings
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Union avoidance
  • Wage and hour laws

Darren speaks on a variety of employment law topics for clients and organizations and has given presentations on union avoidance and harassment training, among other issues. He is a co-editor of Littler’s Midwest Employer (Illinois Section) and a contributing editor to the BNA treatise, The Developing Labor Law.

A member of Littler Mendelson's Business Restructuring and Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice groups, Darren also serves on the firm's Audit Committee. Prior to joining Littler, he spent 10 years in the labor and employment department of another law firm.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Illinois State Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

2016 Brings Changes in Statewide Labor and Employment Laws

The Cook County Record

December 26, 2015

Illinois Gets Tough on Wage Theft

Insight

September 2, 2010

Speaking Engagements

Hot Topics in HR: US

International Practice Management Association (IPMA) 2016 Annual Conference & Expo Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 15, 2016
Illinois Employment Law Update

October 22, 2014
Unfair Competition Litigation and Electronic Information: Proactive Measures to Protect Your Secrets and Navigate Electronics

Chicago, IL

March 5, 2014
H1N1 Flu: Preparing the Workplace for a Pandemic

Chicago, IL

October 20, 2009
Social Media and HR: Moving from "Hype" to "How To"

September 30, 2009

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998cum laude
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995Highest Honors, Bronze Tablet

Bar Admission

Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois