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Aimee Delaney counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. She is passionate about working with her clients to provide strategic, tailored solutions for their employee-related issues. Aimee has assisted human resources professionals, managers, and in-house counsel on matters spanning from hire through termination, including:

  • leave and disability considerations;
  • misclassification issues;
  • employee misconduct;
  • and other disciplinary matters.

Aimee also defends employers in litigation based on  claims arising under a number of state and federal statutes including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
  • the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
  • the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and
  • the Illinois Human Rights Act.

She has defended single-plaintiff and class actions alleging complex discrimination litigation. Aimee has also represented management in grievances and labor arbitrations.

With her extensive experience in the area of labor and employment, Aimee also develops and provides management and employee training programs. Focused on minimizing potential employment liability and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws governing the workplace, the programs cover anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, as well as a variety of other employment law related topics.

Aimee has spent the majority of her legal career at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. In addition to being a member of the firm's Executive Committee, she was appointed to Hinshaw's Management Committee in 2019. She also served as the leader of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group from 2014 – 2019.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Aimee has been an adjunct professor at her alma mater for more than a decade, where she teaches Employment Law and Employment Discrimination.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Department of Public Health
    • Home Nursing Sub-Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 – 2019
  • Recognized by her peers as a "Leading Lawyer" in the area of Employment Law, 2013 – 2015
  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2008 – 2010, 2012 – 2013
  • Recipient of the Jury Verdict Reporter "Trial Lawyer Excellence Award," 2012
  • Selected by her peers and named by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine as one of the top "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch," 2011

Presentations

  • "What Keeps Employers Up At Night? A Wage and Hour Review for the Home Care Provider," LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo, April 4, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "LGBTQ Residents and Employees in Long-Term Care," LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo, April 3, 2019
  • "Joint Employers, Misclassification and Related Risks for Employers," LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo, April 2, 2019
  • "Employment and Labor Law Update 2019," LeadingAge Illinois webinar, January 16, 2019
  • "Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: Navigating the Risks of Employee Termination," Illinois Home Care Services Bootcamp, Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Hot Topics in Employment and Resident Driven Risks," LeadingAge Illinois Senior Living Conference, Lisle, Illinois, October 4, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Mitigating Risk and Client Driven Litigation for the Homecare Provider," Private Duty Symposium, Tinley Park, Illinois, September 12, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Defensive Documentation," Private Duty Symposium, Tinley Park, Illinois, September 12, 2018
  • "Navigating Third-Party Credentialing Systems in Assisted Living Centers and Other Facilities," Home Care Association of America, Webinar, March 6, 2018
  • "The Labor & Employment Year in Review," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hilton Chicago-Northbrook, Northbrook, Illinois, October 12, 2017
  • "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Corporate Diversity," Citywide Pride Event, Chicago, Illinois, September 14, 2017
  • "Defensive Documentation," Home Care Association of America, Elmhurst, Illinois, April 18, 2017
  • "Anti-Harassment and Inclusion Training Program," Hinshaw University an In-house Program, Chicago, Illinois, February 2, 2017
  • "Final Ruling to New Beginnings," in-house program, Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 2017
  • "The Labor & Employment Year in Review," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 2016
  • "Employment Law Update 2016: New Rules, New Challenges," 2016 Illinois Private Duty Fall Symposium, Normal, Illinois, September 15, 2016
  • "New Dol Overtime Rules Workshop," Illinois Restaurant Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 21, 2016
  • "The Labor & Employment Year in Review," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 2015
  • "Legal Issues in Hiring — A Workshop," Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, Illinois, May 2015
  • "2015 Health Care and Employment Law Update" College of Imaging Administrators, Lisle, Illinois, May 2015
  • "Brave New World: Employee Access to Employer Email Systems," national webinar, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, February 2015
  • "What to Expect When Your Employee's Expecting in 2015: Important New Rules for Illinois Employers," national webinar, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, December 2014
  • "The Labor & Employment Year in Review," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 2014

Publications

  • Co-Author, Chapter 5 "Age Discrimination," IICLE's Employment Discrimination: Unlawful Grounds and Prevention 2019 Edition, December 2018
  • "Criminal Background Checks a Dilemma For Employers," Today's General Counsel, October 2015
  • Co-Author, Chapter 13 "How an Employer Can Minimize Employment Discrimination Risks," IICLE's Employment Discrimination 2014 Edition, June 2014

Community/Civic Activities

  • Voices for Illinois Children, pro bono counsel

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1998

B.A., University of Iowa, 1995