Eileen Caver focuses her practice in labor and employment law, with particular emphasis in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. In addition to representing employers in front of state and federal courts, labor arbitrators, and administrative bodies, Ms. Caver  provides employers with practical advice on all day-to-day employment-related issues. She counsels on effective implementation of ADA and FMLA requirements, employee benefits programs, unemployment compensation procedures and hearings, questions arising under the federal and state wage and hour laws, OFCCP contractor compliance, reduction-in-force plans, termination and severance agreements, disciplinary actions, and employment contracts. 

Professional Background

Ms. Caver joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in October 2011. Previously she was for four and a half years a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Kapala, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. From 2005–2007, Ms. Caver clerked for Judge Kapala in the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District.

Since joining Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, Ms. Caver has represented management in labor and employment law matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, OSHA, OFCCP, U.S. Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois Human Rights Commission and Illinois Department of Employment Security. Ms. Caver regularly represents employers in labor arbitration hearings. Ms. Caver also assists federal contractors in preparing affirmative action plans for OFCCP approval as well as responding to OFCCP investigations.

Ms. Caver graduated fourth in her law school class from Loyola University Chicago where she was selected as a CIVITAS Child Law Fellow, and received CALI awards in Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Writing and Business Organizations. She was the recipient of the 2004 Women’s Bar Foundation Public Interest Scholarship. Ms. Caver also graduated at the top of her undergraduate class from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Prior to law school, Ms. Caver served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked in a transitional living facility for homeless women and children.

Professional Affiliations

  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Rockford Discovery Center, Board Member
  • Klehm Arboretum, Nominating Committee Member 


Ms. Caver's presentations include:

  • Co-Presenter, "Labor & Employment Law Update the Year in Review 2017," AAIM Employer’s Association Group, Rockford, Illinois, October 11, 2017

  • "Planning for Your Affirmative Action Plan: What State and Federal; Contractors Need to Know," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 2014

  • "ADA and FMLA Update" and "Employment Law Update," DuPage Society for Human Resource Management Legislative Update, Lisle, Illinois, March 20, 2014
  • "Social Media Issues and Policies," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 2012

Blog Posts

Hinshaw Publications


Eileen and her husband live in Rockford, Illinois, with their three children.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Volunteers with the Rockford Rescue Mission
  • Loyola University, Residence Hall Chaplain

Service Areas

J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2005

  • Residence Hall Chaplain

B.A., summa cum laude, History, Le Moyne College, 2001