Ms. Rogers earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University in 1994 and her J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1997.
Ms. Rogers focuses her practice on general labor matters and counseling clients in all aspects of the employment relationship and compliance with employment laws. She has experience in particular with FMLA and medical and disability issues in the workplace, technology issues, drug testing, employment discrimination and employee discipline matters. Ms. Rogers represents employers in related labor arbitrations, administrative and judicial proceedings and values working preemptively with clients to manage litigation risks.
In addition, Ms. Rogers regularly conducts workforce training on issues related to non-discrimination and anti-harassment principles, managing medical issues and leaves of absence in the workplace, and managing other workplace concerns. In her work with governmental entities, Ms. Rogers has worked with medical issues unique to public employers, including litigation of disability pension matters. She regularly counsels public employers on matters implicating a myriad of state and federal laws regulating specific aspects of governance, including numerous appeals before the Illinois Public Access Counselor under the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Acts. Ms. Rogers also provides advice to public school districts and institutes of higher education on a wide range of employment, student and operational issues.MEMBERSHIPS
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Association of School Boards/Council of School Attorneys
National Association of School Boards/Council of School Attorneys
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association
National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Associations
Illinois Public Service Institute
Chapter Author: "Freedom of Speech in the Public Workplace," Municipal Law Desk Book
(American Bar Association, 2005)