CHICAGO (April 17, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Littler X-celerator™ product in Illinois. The web-based service provides tools for employers to comply with state and federal laws when hiring employees and maintaining their workforce. Launched in California in 2015, it is now available to employers in Illinois.
“As business and investment opportunities for emerging companies in Illinois, particularly in Chicago, continue to grow, Littler X-celerator is a resource for business owners to ensure compliance and avoid liabilities in building and managing their workforces,” said Michael Wilder, a shareholder in Littler’s Chicago office. “The easy-to-use online system helps small and growing companies more efficiently address employment issues and put a strong foundation in place to guide the success of their businesses.”
Littler X-celerator packages the firm’s deep knowledge of the employee work cycle into an online platform that provides employers with the tools and information they need to comply with relevant laws in managing their workforces. The site offers ready-made and template employment documents, along with guidance on how to effectively use and customize the documents to the user’s the business needs, including:
- Onboarding Resources, including offer letters, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and proprietary information agreements.
- Continuing Employment Resources, including employee handbooks for employers of multiple sizes, and commission and bonus agreement guidance.
- End of Employment Resources, including termination letters and checklists, and separation agreements.
Littler X-celerator also provides users with access to a host of Littler’s online resources, such as basic summaries of federal and state wage and hour laws, discrimination and harassment laws, training and poster requirements, and other areas of labor and employment law.
“It’s exciting to see Littler X-celerator take off in other states,” said Gene Ryu, a shareholder in Littler’s Los Angeles office, who created the platform, along with Knowledge Management attorney Corinn Jackson. “At Littler, our goal is to provide clients with value-based and innovative solutions to enhance the delivery of legal services. Many entrepreneurs are burdened with the stress of getting their companies up and running and can miss critical steps in hiring and managing people that can potentially present liabilities. Littler X-celerator helps employers lower risk, ease liability concerns and operate more efficiently and economically.”
Littler X-celerator is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing practical, innovative toolkits and solutions to companies of all sizes in various industries. Littler’s commitment to innovation has drawn accolades from major organizations that recognize innovation in the delivery of legal services, including the Financial Times, National Law Journal, Legaltech News, International Legal Technology Association, College of Law Practice Management and Fastcase.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,200 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.