Jason C. Kim represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He defends employers in arbitration and litigation matters brought under a variety of employment-related statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He represents and counsels clients in the full range of traditional labor matters, including litigating unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiating labor contracts, assisting in organizing campaigns, developing labor strategies and arbitrating grievances arising under labor contracts. Jason has represented several clients in class litigation matters arising under federal and state wage and hour laws, and has lectured and conducted training on the FLSA. In 2016, Jason has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in the Labor and Employment practice area.
Jason is a faculty member of the Institute of Applied Management and Law and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he teaches courses on FMLA, FLSA and collective bargaining. Jason also is a contributing author to BNA’s International Labor and Employment Laws Treatise. Jason is a member of the Committee on Practice and Procedure under the National Labor Relations Act of the American Bar Association and a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Jason currently serves on the emeritus board of Chicago Cares, a public and community service organization that works to build stronger communities in Chicago through volunteerism. He previously served as president of the board of directors of Korean American Community Services (KACS), the oldest not-for-profit community social service organization in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of the Korean American community. Jason also is an advisory board member of the Korean American Bar Association, having previously served as its treasurer. Jason is a member of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Before joining Neal Gerber Eisenberg, Jason served as an occupational safety and health officer for the Illinois Department of Labor. He also served as an environmental policy analyst for the government of the Republic of Korea, and as advisor to the Minister of Environment at the Third Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.
Jason is a member of the a nonprofit Glenview Education Foundation, a volunteer-driven fundraising organization that provides incremental private funding to Glenview, Illinois’ Public School District 34.