Mr. Edward W. Bergmann is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He represents both private and public sector clients with respect to labor and personnel relations, collective bargaining, EEO/affirmative action matters and Fair Labor Standards Act matters. Mr. Bergmann also represents quasi-public health care providers and social service agencies.
He has represented such clients in a wide variety of proceedings, including federal court and agency proceedings involving employment, and civil rights and labor law litigation, State Wage Claim Act proceedings, Prevailing Wage Act litigation, injunction actions and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and its regions.
Mr. Bergmann has represented private and public employers, throughout the United States, in administrative and court litigation under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and State Acts for over 30 years.
He has handled class actions under state wage payment laws in numerous states and handled collective actions under FLSA throughout the country both at the district court, federal appellate court and Supreme Court levels. The collective actions have involved potential plaintiffs from several hundred to over 18,000.
Mr. Bergmann has also conducted numerous exempt status reviews for both public and private sector employers including conducting several reviews and Wage and Hour Compliance audits which have involved upwards of 1,000 positions.
In addition, he has also provided advice to numerous Fortune 100 and 500 corporations on compliance with state and federal FLSA statutes and avoidance of litigation under those statutes. He has provided such assistance to several of the top insurance companies and financial institutions.
- J.D., Cornell University Law School (1966)
- B.S., Northwestern University (1963)
- American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations
- American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
- Illinois Hospital Association
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