Nicole Jagielski focuses her practice in labor and employment law. She works with employers, human resources personnel, and in-house counsel in matters involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1981, Section 1983, the Illinois Human Rights Act, wage and hour disputes, workers' compensation retaliation and non-compete claims. Ms. Jagielski represents clients before a number of administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Illinois Department of Labor.
She also has a significant immigration practice, with a particular emphasis on employment-based immigration. Ms. Jagielski works with employers to obtain various work visas for temporary foreign workers, permanent residents, and dependent family members. She also frequently assists clients with critical compliance issues, including Forms I-9 and employer self-audits.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in October 2015, Ms. Jagielski was a law clerk with the firm. During law school, Ms. Jagielski was one of only 25 interns selected annually by the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General, and was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Richard A. Michael to provide annual updates for the Illinois Practice Series: Civil Procedure Before Trial.
In addition to her other law school accomplishments, Ms. Jagielski was a recipient of the Honors-at Entrance and the Sophie Sweinton scholarships. She volunteered for the Catholic Lawyers Guild and is a member of the Advocates Society. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Jagielski spent a semester in Sydney, Australia as part of the Macquarie University Global Leadership Program.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
Co-Presenter, "Labor & Employment Law Update the Year in Review 2017," AAIM Employer’s Association Group, Rockford, Illinois, October 11, 2017
- "AAIM Employment Law Update," Rockford, Illinois, October 2016
- "Changes in NLRB Policy and Law: How Your Workplace Is Affected," Hinshaw's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 2016
- New Form I-9 Released: Ensure You Are In Compliance By September 18th
- Department of Labor's Persuader Rule Convinces No One
- The Deadly 4-4 SCOTUS Split: What Happens in the Wake of Justice Scalia's Death
- All 'Jiggery-Pokery' Aside: Justice Scalia's Impact on Employment Law
- Tales of the FLSA: The case of the Complaining Manager Nicole E. Jagielski, Danielle A. Noble
- Federal Judge: Did Employer use Experience Requirement to "Weed Out" Older Workers? Maybe.
- The EEOC's Battlecry: Cracking down hard on Religious Discrimination
- NLRB's Marina Del Rey Decision Provides a Primer on Keeping Employees out of the Workplace After Hours
- You Down with OPT? DHS Proposes Longer Post-Graduate Work Authorization for STEM Graduates, with a Catch
- The Cat Fights Back: Seventh Circuit Discusses Cat's Paw Theory Post-Staub
Employment Law Observer
Board Member for the Rockford Public Library Foundation in Rockford, Illinois
Committee Member for the Jeremiah Development Infrastructure Committee in Rockford, Illinois
- Communications Volunteer for Remedies Renewing Lives in Rockford, Illinois
- Volunteer for Harmony, Hope and Healing in Chicago, Illinois (2012)
- Co-Chair of St. Norbert College’s Relay for Life in De Pere, Wisconsin (2009-2012)