Employment Law broadly deals with any the legal disputes within the employer/employee relationship. Protecting employees from discriminatory treatment, unfair labor practices, and unsafe work conditions.

JEP lawyers working on Employment Law provide services that may include:

  • Discrimination
  • Wage claims
  • Federal and State regulatory law
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Applying labor laws
  • Clifford Helm

    Helm Business Law


    Cliff Helm is a Chicago area attorney and JEP alumnus specializing in small business law, non-profit law, music and the arts, and community development. His practice is dedicated to supporting people as they start and maintain small businesses and non-profits. In addition, he is an advocate for responsible community development through the use of Community Benefits Agreements. Cliff was placed at the Law Project (part of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) and worked with non-profits, small businesses, and community coalitions. After the placement concluded, he continues to volunteer for the Law Project through its weekly help desk and by representing clients pro bono. Cliff can be reached at 773.417.6409 or cliff@helmbusinesslaw.com.

  • Katherine Gaughan-Palombi

    Law Office of Katherine Gaughan-Palombi


    Katherine Gaughan is an attorney who understands the legal needs of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. She has experience teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the John Marshall Law School’s Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. Katherine completed a 40-hour training to become a sexual assault advocate for a rape crisis hotline. Katherine focuses on orders of protection, civil no contact orders and stalking no contact orders; employment discrimination and sexual harassment; campus sexual assault under Title IX; crime victims compensation; and immigration relief, including U Visas and Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) self-petitions. She offers flat-fees and payment plans as opposed to the billable hour, making access to justice a reality. Katherine also volunteers in LAF’s Immigrant and Workers’ Rights Practice Group and CARPLS legal aid hotline. Katherine can be reached at (773) 453-4872 or katherine@law-kgp.com.

  • Darren Perconte

    Perconte Law


    Darren Perconte is an alumni member of the JEP. Darren provides affordable and tailored legal services to business owners, professionals, and creatives. His practice areas include business transactions, business litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, administrative and professional hearings, copyright and trademark, estate planning, and real estate. Darren draws upon his legal and business experience to pursue specific, client-focused solutions to legal issues. For more complex or specialized matters, he utilizes a wide network of attorneys and other professionals to meet the unique needs of each client. Darren understands that every client faces a different situation, so he offers a range of payment plans and representation options, including limited scope, unbundled services, and coaching. Darren earned his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Boston College. Darren can be reached at (773)242-9909 or darren@percontelaw.com.

  • Jason Han

    Jason Han Law


    Jason Han’s passion is to defend our civil rights by forcing the government to prove its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt in criminal trials. He enforces civil rights by suing the police and prosecutors for misconduct, and employers who infringe on the rights of their employees. He is a proud alum of the University of Illinois College of Law. After graduating cum laude, Jason worked as a prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s Office where he gained crucial litigation experience. Jason enjoys being as accessible as possible to clients and prides himself on transparency, communication, and customer service. Jason can be reached day or night at (872) 201-0088 or jason@jasonhanlaw.com.