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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.

In addition to being a member of Hinshaw's Executive Committee, she was appointed to firm's Management Committee in 2019. She also served as the leader of Hinshaw'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 – 2020
  • Recognized as a "Notable Gen X Leader in Law," by Crain's Chicago Business, 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

  • Co-Presenter, "Litigation Trends in the Home and Community Based Services Space," 2020 Illinois Home Care Services Bootcamp, Virtual Event, September 16, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "COVID-19 Return to Work: Best Practices and Policies and Procedures for Aging Services Providers Returning Employees to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic," LeadingAge Illinois Human Resources Virtual Workshop, July 29, 2020
  • "Changing Employment Regulations and Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic," LeadingAge Illinois Human Resources Virtual Workshop, July 28, 2020
  • Panelist, "COVID-19 Updates," Home Care Association of America Illinois Chapter Meeting, Webinar, May 19, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "COVID-19 Chapter II: Developments and Front Line Stories to Help Successfully Navigate the Dynamic Landscape," LeadingAge Illinois, Webinar, May 6, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Coronavirus in the Senior Living Workplace: Fast Breaking Issues," LeadingAge Illinois, Webinar, March 25, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Managing COVID-19 in the At-Home Setting: Maintaining Compliance with the Evolving State and Federal Regulations for In-Home Care," Illinois Home Care and Hospice, Webinar, March 23, 2020
  • "Employment and Labor Law Update 2020," LeadingAge Illinois, Webinar, January 15, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Illinois Compliance Update: Medical and Recreational Marijuana," Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council, Webinar, January 10, 2020
  • "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," Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Webinar, February 2015
  • "What to Expect When Your Employee's Expecting in 2015: Important New Rules for Illinois Employers," Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Webinar, 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

Hinshaw Publications

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