Employment Law

Employment Law

Understand Employment Law Protections and the Rights of Workers

Workers have just as many rights as companies and the employers who run those companies. However, if you ever feel those rights are threatened or infringed upon, it might be time to involve a lawyer. Thus, Rochford and Associates manages the employment law concerns of employees in Peoria IL and throughout the state. Fair treatment and proper compensation are crucial to all workers, regardless of industry or profession. Rochford and Associates can help determine if your rights are being respected and take legal action against employers if they aren’t.

What is Employment Law?

Employment law encompasses the state and federal laws that protect workers’ rights, prevent discrimination in the workplace, and promote safe/healthy work environments. Over the years, these laws have adapted, grown, and been amended, but the primary focus remains the same. Ultimately, employment law deals directly with the interactions and relationships between an employee and a company/employer. As such, Rochford and Associates has extensive experience with employment law throughout Illinois. We’ve provided legal counsel and helped take legal action for cases involving:

  • Labor Relations
  • Paid Medical Leave
  • Employee Benefits
  • Minimum Wage
  • Employee Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Social Security
  • And More

The Job of an Employment Lawyer

Through counsel and litigation, an employment lawyer in Peoria IL can help you fight against signs of misconduct in the workplace. Additionally, employment lawyers can help represent employers, helping ensure they abide by all labor laws and guidelines. You can count on Rochford and Associates for experience in managing:

  • Workplace Malpractice Complaints – Workers should never feel unwelcome, uncomfortable or discriminated against while at work. Suppose you or someone you know has ever dealt with issues of intimidation, harassment, or discrimination in the workplace. In that case, our attorneys can help you file an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint.
  • Litigation – If an EEOC complaint is rejected and you are still undergoing harsh or unfair treatment at work, your employment lawyer can help you prepare a case for civil court. We’ve represented dozens of employees when their attempts at demanding their rights be respected fall short.
  • Group/Union Representation – Unions are a means for employees to band together and demand changes in the workplace. However, without the right legal support, unions can be stopped before they begin. Whether you’re forming a union, wishing to establish an operating structure, or wanting advisement on union management, our attorneys can assist.
  • Employer Representation – Even companies and employers require the services of employment lawyers. If an employer is looking to be proactive and ensure they abide by all labor laws and best practices, they can seek guidance from Rochford and Associates. We provide sound legal advice for matters involving OSHA standards, environmental regulations, federal discrimination laws, etc.
An attorney explaining Employment Law in Peoria IL to a client

Talk with Rochford and Associates

Don’t let an employer neglect your rights as a worker. Ensure fair treatment for you and other employees when seeking legal assistance from Rochford and Associates. To learn more about our legal practices or schedule a consultation, contact us today at 309-637-5322. We are located at 101 SW Adams St, No 700, Peoria, IL 61602.

Trusted in Illinois for Over 35 Years

“The Jim Rochford & Associates law firm was extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive situation in a federal lawsuit against a school. Tim Cushing served as the lead attorney, and worked closely with Jim Rochford. Attorney Nick Rochford also provided very valuable counsel. On a personal level, they were responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. They were also patient, always available to answer questions, and provided objective legal advice that I knew I could trust. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. In addition, the firm has highly professional and helpful support staff, including Deb Rochford and Mary Thomas, and a network of specialized experts that they collaborate with to provide comprehensive legal solutions. After working with this law firm, I strongly recommend them to anyone needing an extremely responsive law firm that will work tirelessly to protect their clients’ interests. They are highly respected in the legal community, and I would trust them with any legal situation – personal or business.”

Appreciative Client

“Could not have asked for a better experience! Both the attorneys and staff were extremely professional in the handling of my case. They represented me on my worker’s compensation case that was from a summer job in another state. They helped me get a great settlement and it did not take very long either. I would highly recommend Jim Rochford as an attorney for anyone. One thing that stood out about him was I truly believe he always had my best interest at heart.”

Allie Caruso

“I am somewhat late in writing this but team Rochford went above and beyond my expectations while assisting me with my fathers estate after his passing. We unfortunately had a squatter in his home during covid which we were able to successfully remove with the assistance of Tim Cushing’s letters and the PCPD. They really made us feel like family and at no point did I ever feel they were seeking to take advantage of the situation for profit. I would gladly give 6 stars!”


“I have dealt with this attorney for years and they always take care of me and my family. I highly recommend this company for all injury cases. They go above and beyond. 5 stars.”

Skytece Armstrong

“Jim, Time and Nick are great at what they do. They work well as a team, using each persons strengths to solve your problems. They represent us in all types of business law matters. Highly recommended!!!”

Joseph Walters

“Tim Cushing is an incredible family law attorney. He has worked effortlessly for my children. Jim Rochford and his lovely wife, Deb, have been supportive and are as invested in my children as I am. Even the paralegal, Mary, puts her heart and soul into everything. I cannot stress to you how amazing this Law Firm has been to my little family. If you are in need of an attorney, don’t hesitate to give them a call. They specialize in many different aspects of the law and will put you with an attorney who is a great fit!”

Kate Elliott

“I highly recommend! Nick and Jim were amazing attorney to work with. They kept an open line of communication and I was involved with the case the whole time. They were always available to answer any questions or when I needed an update on where we were at in the process.”

Chad Baker