Cynthia Pietrucha

Cynthia Pietrucha

Unemployment Benefits Appeals, Separation Agreements and Traffic Tickets
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Traffic Tickets
  • Illinois
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Expert Advocacy in Employment Law: Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha
I champion the rights of employees and guide employers through the legal intricacies of the workplace. With a decade of dedicated legal service, I am a seasoned employment attorney with expertise in drafting and negotiating separation agreements, litigating medical leave and ADA employment cases, and negotiating remote work terms, even prior to COVID-19!

**Your Advocate for Fair Severance and Medical Leave Rights**

Navigating the end of an employment relationship or grappling with medical leave can be daunting. As an expert in separation negotiations, I ensure that my clients—whether employees or employers—receive the most favorable terms possible. My approach is tailored to protect your interests, secure your future, and maintain your professional dignity.

**Unique Knowledge in Medical Leave and ADA Compliance**

When it comes to medical leave and ADA employment cases, my firm stands out for its deep understanding and successful handling of these sensitive issues. I am committed to upholding the rights of employees to fair medical leave under the FMLA and ensuring that workplaces are compliant with the ADA, providing reasonable accommodations without discrimination. We have a 100% success rate in resolving FMLA/ADA cases (results depend on case facts and there is no guarantee of outcome).

**Pioneering Remote Work Negotiations: Ahead of the Curve**

Long before the global shift to remote work spurred by COVID-19, Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC was at the forefront of negotiating remote work arrangements. We recognized early on the growing need for flexibility in the workplace and have been successfully advocating for remote work terms that benefit both employees and employers. Our proactive approach has enabled countless clients to achieve the work-life balance they desire while maintaining productivity and meeting business needs.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Wrongful Termination
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Litigation
Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Appeals
  • Separation Agreements and General Releases
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credits and PayPal.
  • Contingent Fees
    Our firm charges flat fees and contingency fees 35% to 40%.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Liquor Commission
Village of Downers Grove
Purchasing Administrator
Village of Orland Park
Senior Contract Administration Specialist
API Healthcare
Site Licensing Contracts Specialist
American Medical Association
Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C.
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (2009) | Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (2006) | Pre-Law, Journalism and Spanish
Honors: President's Leadership Award
Activities: Spanish Tutor
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Top Attorney Award
Selected as Top 40 under 40 Illinois Employment Lawyers
The National Black Lawyers
Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award
Professional Associations
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
- Current
Activities: Mentor/Mentee
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Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Labor and Employment Law Section Council Member 2023-2024, Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services 2020-2021, Law Student Committee 2007-2009
- Current
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DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
Board of Directors 2016-2017
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Articles & Publications
Employment Termination: Employer Obligations and Workplace Considerations
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Speaking Engagements
Layoffs, Rescinded Job Offers, and Beyond – The Latest Trends and Best Practices, National Business Institute, Webinar
HR Due Diligence: Tips From a Labor and Employment Attorney, National Business Institute, Champaign, Illinois
Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations, National Business Institute, Naperville, Illinois
Starting Your Solo Law Practice as a Female Attorney, ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, Chicago, IL
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Judge, Sports Law Sponsorship Agreements, National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, San Diego, CA
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest and Other Illinois Ethics Violations, Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials Fall 2015 Conference, Lombard, IL
Illinois Associaton of Public Procurement Officials
Law License
Supreme Court of Illinois
Websites & Blogs
Firm Website
Legal Answers
58 Questions Answered
Q. I was never stopped for these charges. However they are wanting me to pay them in Franklin County Illinois?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. You will need to get a copy of the case docket to confirm what happened to the tickets.

You may be able to find the County's online court records here:

Try clicking: Online Records (Case Search)

You will need to confirm that you are a human and then you can enter your case number and case name.

Once you find the details in writing you can see what happened.

Best of luck.
Q. I was let go from my company end of November with severance pkg. They haven’t paid bonus, am I eligible? Others got it.
A: Sorry to hear about your recent job loss. Whether you are entitled to your bonus depends on (1) the company's bonus policy and (2) the terms and conditions of your severance package.

Most separation packages address whether you are entitled to the bonus by either (1) explicitly saying you will get the bonus OR (2) explicitly saying you waive all rights to go after the employer for unpaid bonuses.

To get the most clarity on your rights, you can either (1) hire an attorney to review your documents/reach out to the employer to question the unpaid bonus or (2) reach out to the employer yourself by clearly explaining that you were expecting a bonus, you do not recall receiving the bonus and indiciating how much $$$ you were expecting as part of the bonus. The employer does not necessarily have an obligation to respond to your inquiry, but they may, especially if they believe the answer is "No, you're not getting the bonus". ... Read More
Q. Is there a time limits to sue a company you use to work for?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. DO NOT DELAY. Your legal rights have strict deadlines. If you wish to sue the company for something like racial discrimination in Illinois, your deadlines can be as short as within 300 days of the alleged discrimination if your allegations require a pre-litigation administrative filing with an agency like the EEOC or IDHR. If you sue under law(s) that do not require pre-litigation administrative filings you will have more time. You also may have rights to sue the individual who threatened you. You should take immediate action to discuss your rights with an experienced employment attorney to ensure you understand your rights and deadlines. Best of luck with this matter. ... Read More
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Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
1717 N. Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: (630) 344-6370
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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